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  • Writer's pictureMonika Szmidt

Why should you exist in photographs?

Me and my son

I went through a period of my life where I wouldn’t be photographed because I didn't like myself, I didn't like the way I looked. I understand the power of thinking I wasn't good enough to be on photos. Most women are self-conscious of being photographed, it doesn’t matter how beautiful they are. You deserve to be seen. you need to have beautiful photographs! You are good enough to be in a family portrait. You are good enough to be photographed with your kids. You are good enough to exist in photographs. You must celebrate your life. I don’t care how fat you think you are, I don’t care how old you think you are. My job, as a portrait photographer, is to take the most beautiful photograph you have ever seen of yourself, so that you can cherish this for the rest of your life.


Imagine your child in 10 years time looking through a family album and not finding any photos of you in it. Do you have any photos of your parents? How do you feel when you look back on photos with your parents? Our children will love to look at those photos with you in years to come and will be amazed at how young we looked, what clothes we wore and what activities we used to do with them. Looking at pictures of your children on their own will make you smile and make you proud. Looking at photos of you with your children will bring back the emotions you felt at that particular time of their life.

So, please… Whether it’s with me, or another photographer get in front of the camera and enjoy it! Your children will never look at them saying “I wish you waited until you lost a bit more weight” and you might be surprised and actually love and cherish those images years from now.

Last tip? Get them printed!! Technology is not always reliable, and those memories are not replaceable. So always backup your photos and print your favourites so you actually get to look at them.

If you would like to be in your pictures for yourself and your children, get in touch today! contact

Mother and baby

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