I’ll admit: I am extremely self-conscious whenever someone takes a photo of me. It’s really stupid, but I sometimes feel like it’s hard to get a good angle or out of the ten different shots that were taken, there’s only one that looks semi-OK. I guess you can blame it on our new world of instant gratification and social media perfection.
That’s probably another reason why so many mothers are missing from their family snaps. We’re too busy taking photos from behind the camera to be in front of one. And unfortunately, we have our excuses about it, too. Just ask Michelle Steinke, a mother and widower who is now urging other parents the importance of being in pictures with her very emotional message.