Make no mistake, this isn’t always easy for us. There are times we struggle to get our images in between all the other things on our to-do lists. We often criticize our own work and worry it isn’t good enough to show next to everyone else’s. But, for all our excuses and self-doubt, when those gorgeous images come together in a single post every month, all I ever see is overwhelming love, and the beauty of parenthood spilling out in spades. I am incredibly lucky to be in the company of such talented photographers for this project, and their work and support always inspires me to keep going the next month.
As photographers-slash-parents, we make it our mission to nail perfect images of all the big and small moments of your own families, but we easily forget that sometimes the “perfect” images is the one that includes us. You’re an important part of your family’s story too. To that end, I’m incredibly excited to invite each of you photographer-moms AND dads to take a page from our book and get in the frame more often as well – your image could be shown in a new regular feature right here on Little Bellows! Just send in your submissions on a rolling basis, and, each month, I’ll share a handful of the most extraordinary ones here. Be sure to keep tabs on our main site for inspiration, and don’t forget to have fun – I can’t wait to see you you come up with!
Submission guidelines: email images to firstname.lastname@example.org (jpg format, 900 px wide/72dpi, diptychs for vertical images), with the subject line “Little Bellows”. Please limit submissions to 3 images per month per person.