get in the picture

I was not as successful as I had hoped. I did not Get In the Picture as many times as planned during Francine's challenge. No fear, though, as I saw that Francine is extending her own project timeline, too. So as not to be disappointed by my efforts, I am just going to embrace this frame of mind and try to be more aware of taking family photos {with me IN the picture, not just SNAPPING the photo} and asking others to take a photo or two of our family if they see the camera laying around.

There, doesn't that sound do-able? I think so.

Here are my contributions so far to this endeavor:

me in the mirror | my shadow and me
me and him | him and me
she and me | him and me and her
me and her | me taken by him

I'm learning that perfection is not always the best way to go. In these photographs, you'll see blurry ones, shadows in all the wrong places, my Mommy belly, the famous "squint for the camera look" that has ruined many a great photo and a photo converted to black & white to hide that I had no make-up on.  


  1. Very strong effort Monika and really fun photos. This is something I definitely need to work on. Going to check out Francine's challenge asap!!

  2. There are quite a few good shots of you and it's nice to see you with your family in the pictures as well.

  3. Hi There!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just visited you, and am now following. There are lots of posts I would like to get to, on your blog. AAArrrggh! I wish a day had 48 hours!

  4. Monika - i love the black and white one!! order 5x7s for each of your children to put in their rooms!

  5. I think that's a great effort so far! You've got some good photos there. I love the b&w one.

  6. I did this challenge too. I have been working really hard and am glad that I am getting into so many pics
    here are mine

  7. Hello Beautiful YOU ;-)
    Love these portraits even the blurry one ;-D

  8. Looking fabulous! What a great challenge. I love that b&w photo :)


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