Exist In Photos

I saw this video the other day and it affected me so deeply that I feel a strong need to share and spread Sue Bryce’s message to exist in photographs. One day your children and relatives will look back, and what will they have? You are not too fat, too old, too tired, too “my-hair-is-not-done-and-i-don’t-have-lipstick-on” to be in front of the camera. We all owe it to ourselves and the people around us to be in photographs.

“Exist in photographs for your children, yourself, and for the people who love you.”

When is the last time you had your family photos taken? When I went home back to Bulgaria two years ago, I realized that the last family portrait of me, my mom, my dad and my brother was taken twelve years ago. It was at my brother’s high school graduation, when somebody kindly offered to take a photo of all four of us and we posed and smiled in between celebrating with relatives and friends. So, two years ago during my short visit back home, I made sure that we had at least some pictures of all four of us taken.

Exist in photos...with your family.

Exist in photos…with your family.

Exist in photos... to celebrate your love.

Exist in photos… to celebrate your love.

Exist in photos... to celebrate the beginning of a new life.

Exist in photos… to celebrate the beginning of a new life.

Exist in photos...for your children.

Exist in photos…for your children.

Exist in photos...with your mom and siblings.

Exist in photos…with your mom and siblings.

Exist in photos... with your co-wrokers.

Exist in photos… with your coworkers.

Exist in photos...with your new best friend.

Exist in photos…with your new best friend.

Exist in photos...when on vacation.

Exist in photos…when on vacation.

Exist in photos... when you are comfortable at home.

Exist in photos… when you are comfortable at home.

Exist in photos... to celebrate a new life.

Exist in photos… to mark a new beginning.

Exist in photos... to celebrate a lifetime spent together.

Exist in photos… to celebrate a lifetime spent together.

Exist in photos...by yourself.

Exist in photos…by yourself.

Exist in photos... with the ones you love.

Exist in photos… with the ones you love.

Exist in photos... even if you are not always looking at the camera.

Exist in photos… even if you are not always looking at the camera.

Exist in photos... when you are doing what you love.

Exist in photos… when you are doing what you love.

Exist in photos... because you are an important part in your children's life.

Exist in photos… because you are an important part in your children’s life.

Exist in photos...because your children will cherish them one day.

Exist in photos…because you will cherish them one day.

Exist in photos...because they will bring back memories.

Exist in photos…because they will bring back memories.

Exist in photos... because one day you will look back and you'd wish you had kept the ones with the goofy faces.

Exist in photos… because one day you will look back and you’d wish you had kept the ones with the goofy faces.

Exist in photos... because now is as good of a time as any other to be in front of the camera.

Exist in photos… because now is as good of a time as any other to be in front of the camera.

Exist in photos... because you went through the trouble to color coordinate.

Exist in photos… because you went through the trouble to color coordinate.

Exist in photos... because time flies by.

Exist in photos… because time flies by.

Exist in photos...even if you are the one taking them all the time.

Exist in photos…even if you are the one taking them all the time.

My job as a photographer is to take portraits that you and your family will cherish for generations to come. You don’t need to look a certain way or be a certain way to have your photograph taken. Whether you use your cell phone, a point and shoot camera, a fancy DSLR or a professional photographer, just make sure you exist in your photos. Not only for the big moments in life and the celebrations, but also in all the in-between daily rituals and routines.

Exist in photos...even if my brother might kill me for posting this... :-P

Exist in photos…even if my brother might kill me for posting this… ;-P

Watch the original Sue Bryce video, which served as an inspiration for this post, and then go and take some photos with you in them!

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