My boy is about to loose his first tooth. My boy is about to go to Kindergarten. Boy, oh boy!

I had fun playing with The Pioneer Woman’s Photoshop Actions. Go get them… they are awesome and they are free. This was way back when my boy was only two. Sweet.

Update: Now Ree has a 2nd set of Actions! Be sure to get both.

Soft & Faded Action

PW’s B&W

Lovely Action

One of my favorite creative mom photography gurus challenged her blog readers to take photos of themselves with their children. You may think you look fat, have bad hair or too many wrinkles now, but in 10 years you’ll look back and wish you looked that way again! So if you have kids, grab the camera and set your timer or have someone take it. If you have long arms, take it yourself! Here are a few I took of us together a long long time ago.

I don’t get fancy very often, but when I do actually curl the hair and put on make-up, I like to grab a kid for a quick photo. You’ll thank yourself later when it’s one of the ONLY shots of you and your child. ha!

Originally published on August 21, 2008. Last Updated on December 11, 2008 by Amy Locurto

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  1. Just found this post. You are stunning – don’t ever feel funny about photographing yourself. Take a bunch. You will be thrilled 20 years from now that you did. Makes me almost want to snap a pic of myself with my kids…..almost being the operative word here.

  2. Oh Donna! But you are pretty and you have a pretty family also!!
    Amy is a beautiful woman. And I think she is as pretty on the inside as outside…like you! That’s what makes a beautiful woman!

    and those are my thoughts on beauty! 🙂

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