Wordless Wednesday — 2 am…

Janice and Olivia, Christmas Eve - by Jenn Best

Janice and Olivia, Christmas Eve - by Jenn Best

I am usually behind the camera.

And so, like many of you I bet, I am not in many photos! I wish that my kids would have more photos of me with them, loving every second of their beautiful lives. But, instead I worry they will wonder where I was! Thousands of photos without a mom in sight — because I am behind the lens.

So, when someone who knows their way around a camera is nearby, (and I have some makeup on!) I ask them to shoot a few photos of me with my kids — to show them that I was indeed right there all along.

At 2am, during the last moments of my in-laws Christmas Eve party, my friend and fabulous BC wedding photographer, Jenn Best, shot this photo of me with Olivia . The lighting and the couch in the room were terrible, but Jenn was a trooper and shot anyway. THANKS so much Jenn — it is one of my favorite photos of this Christmas!

Mom Bloggers (and Dad Bloggers too!) post a photo on your site, link up and find others… Wordless Wednesday is tons of fun. (And I know it says “wordless” but I just can’t bear to not write anything! If I had created it, I probably would have named it something different! LOL)

Here is a fun thumbnail linky…

But if you prefer the old style, you can use this linky:

Thanks to Uisce for creating Wordless Wednesday.

Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom

Did you know that Susan and I own two online toy stores where you can find adorable toys like a pedal car or a cute rocking horse.


  1. says

    That is one of those special shots that remind you of the moments you want to hold onto forever… this is just beautiful.
    Hugs to you,

  2. says

    The amount of pictures with me in them are so few too! I am happy to sneak an awkward arm extended self snapper shot once in a while. LOL That really is a great picture of you – especially at 2am! LOL

  3. says

    I think most of us are behind the camera. I truly dislike my photo being taken, but I try to be a good sport occasionally. That photo turned out great and how nice to have a great photographer around! Happy New Year!

  4. says

    I know exactly what you mean Janice! One day I’m sure my kids will come across the two photos I have with me and them – and they’ll ask…”WHO is this?”
    It’s a great shot – cherish it!!
    You both look so at peace…

    Happy new Year to you!


  5. says

    I think that speaks for most of us! I know I’m usually behind the camera too and have to remind others to give me a break and take one of me too. Such a sweet and tender pic of you and your little girl! :)

  6. says

    I too am usually behind the camera, but how wonderful for you to have such a precious photo, it is beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing! and for the linky!

  7. says

    This is a Sweet Shot… and I have to say we have over 10000 pictures since the twins have been born, and I MAY be in MAYBE 25 of them.. bwahahahahaha.. I told hubby I’m going to have the lens permanently attached to my right eye, just call me the Mommynator.. lol..

  8. says

    I love this! I am right there with you not being in photos, although my hubby always catches me on his iphone when I’m looking my worst and then tags me in FB lol

  9. says

    I am also the same way – less photos with my kids because I am the one taking the photos.

    This is a great photo of you and Olivia – despite the poor lighting, the photo came out very nice! Beautiful peeps in the pics :)

  10. says

    That is such a precious picture of the two of you – one to be treasured for sure. They grow up way too fast. I can remember when my daughter was that little…

    I too am in far too few pictures with my daughter and hubby. I didn’t realize how few until I started looking back over my pictures from this past year.

  11. says

    I think so many of us are guilty of limited photos with the kids. It’s too easy to get caught up behind the camera taking the photos. This is a wonderful moment that your photographer friend captured.

  12. says

    yes! i always find that i’m the one behind the camera too. it is a definite treat to have someone else take some good photos with mom *in* the pictures :). you look great, and i love this shot.

  13. says

    What a great photo of you and your son. I try to sneak in photos with my son all the time. I use the auto timer, web-cams and asking complete strangers to take our photos :)

  14. says

    That’s so true! Growing up, it was my dad who was always behind the lens and now it is me..

    This is such a sweet shot–I’m glad you have it as a beautiful memory!

  15. says

    I love that picture.

    I hate when I return from a vacation, get my photos printed and realize I’m not in one picture. I (we all!) need to make a conscious effort to hand off the camera once in a while!

  16. says

    I love this photo Janice! I am always behind the camera too, and love it when someone (other than my terrible-photographer mom or dad) captures pictures like that one of you. My mom hated pics of her when I was a kid so all my photos are of just me in my childhood…..I really didn’t like it later on. I thought she was beautiful and wanted pictures of me with her. Too bad she didn’t agree…..

    I am going to make an effort to have more pictures with me in it!

  17. says

    I know what you mean about always being behind the camera. I have very few pictures of me with the girls. And most of the pictures I do have of me with the girls are now being taken by one of the girls.
    Thought I would post a Wordless Wednesday post for the first time ever. Guess mine isn’t the only one of a sleeping baby. They are so sweet when they are sleeping.
    Love your picture.

  18. says

    That’s definitely an adorable picture. I also have few of myself and few with the kids. The ones with them aren’t very attractive ’cause one of my children took them, I used a timer or held my arm out. LOL. Happy WW.

  19. says

    That is such a beautiful photo of a mother’s love for her daughter.
    I really think you need to have it in a frame on your desk (at least).
    I know how it is to be the one behind the camera all the time.
    My friend Krystyn of Really, Are You Serious? does a great meme on Mondays called Mommy and Me Monday that makes you take a photo of you with your children. You really might like it: http://www.reallyareyouserious.com/2011/01/mommy-and-me-monday-the-46th-edition-do-the-potty-dance.html


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