This morning I put a photo on Instagram of my wife and Ted. It struck me, again, that all of the photo’s I post are of the boy or me and the boy! Out of 100’s of photo’s taken every day there are very, very few of Jen. She is always the one behind the camera. Why is this? On reflection, there are times when I have asked Jen to actually feature in the snap itself, but she often doesn’t want to because she’s tired after being up all night and doesn’t think she looks good. WHAT?! She always looks good!
Jen takes photos at a ridiculous rate, never mind 10 frames per second… She is what people call ‘snap happy.’ Every outfit, meal, new toy of Ted’s is photographed. She is obsessed with memories and cherishing every moment (hence The Dad Network hashtag #cherisheverymoment) and she likes to keep a record of literally everything. I, on the other hand, am happy to have these moments in my mind. They are no less special, it just doesn’t occur to me to photograph everything in the same way it does to her. Until now…. I’ve been looking through the almighty photograph collections of the past 8 months and I am shocked by how few photos there are of Jen and Ted. I wish I had taken more. This is going to change! Our faithful Instagram following have created the hashtag, #TDNgetintheframe and the idea is that we start sharing photo’s of the ‘other parent.’ Whether it’s mum or dad usually behind the camera, it’s time to balance the books. The challenge is to get the usual budding photographer out from behind the camera in ‘in the frame!’
Feel free to link up your photo from your Instagram account or if you’re a blogger, maybe share a photo from your blog! We’re also posting this on our Facebook, so you can add your snaps there too.