One day I was going through my photo and video albums in my phone, looking for ones of me and my son. As he won’t physically see me for 3-4 months, I wanted him to see photos and videos of us together so he will always be reminded how much Mommy loves him. To my surprise, in my over 150 GB collection, I found very few photos and videos with me in them. In most videos, my voice is recorded talking in the background, but that’s it.
It made me think, “I love taking photos and videos of my son and family, but it would be nice if I could be in them too”… It was a little bit of a dilemma. And I felt sad coz there’s no way we can go back to those moments anymore and insert myself.
When I was growing up, I lived with my uncle who was a Professional Photographer. He was always taking my photo and there were times I was embarrassed about it, yet I learned a lot of skills for being in front and behind the camera from him. And I guess that’s why it has become a reflex for me to take my phone out whenever there’s a moment I want to capture. And now, I realized I want to be captured too!
The thing is, my husband doesn’t take a lot of photos and videos so I’m the designated Photographer in the family. I’m sure we’ll be taking more again once the new baby is out. I need, to be, in them! Time to buy a tripod for my iPhone.