Oct 8 2013

Embrace the Camera Challenge

Hi Everyone!

So, this week I’m participating in Under the Sycamore’s Embrace the Camera Challenge.  Alisa and I have been following Ashley Ann’s blog for years now and we are HUGE fans.  I love everything she does and it’s clear she loves the Lord and loves her family.  I am inspired by reading her posts each day.  I think what I really appreciate about Ashley is how she is honest and real.  I’ve been challenged with this lately.  Sometimes I feel the pressure of trying to have it all together, to look a certain way, to have the house looking a certain way…  Is anyone with me in this?  Majority of the days I don’t wear makeup, I throw my wet hair up into a messy bun, and I’m usually in my favorite pair of jeans and a comfy t-shirt.  I often avoid the camera on these days.  It’s my own insecurities about what people will think of me I guess.  I don’t want to be this way and I have an amazing family and wonderful friends that I know love me no matter what. I want my son to look back and see me in the pictures with him enjoying our life together.  So, I am taking part in the Embrace the Camera Challenge.  Here is a picture of Luke and me (no makeup, messy bun and all!) taking part in yesterday’s challenge: Smiles


There is something freeing about letting go of trying to be perfect and just being real with people.

Today’s theme is Making Memories.  One of my favorite times with Luke is in the mornings, in our pajamas when I am reading to him.  Normally, I would not get my picture taken in my pajamas, but I want Luke to remember these times with his Mommy.

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Go follow me on Instagram @marissaramsland to see the pictures I will be posting each day for the challenge.  Join me in the challenge!  I would love to see your pictures too!  If you post, use the hashtag #embracethecamera.  Go out there and Embrace the Camera and let us know if you do!

Signature - Marissa

6 comments on “Embrace the Camera Challenge

  1. I love this idea! So encouraging Marisa! You and Luke are adorable…pj’s and all! Even makeup free, cuz your joy is so evedent in the pictures and that’s what you see!! I love your blog girls! Great ideas! Loved the recipe yesterday also!!!

  2. I love the reading-in-the-morning picture! So cute. And the picture of you and your dad hanging over the rocker is precious.

    Shaun Williams on said:
    • Thank you so much Shaun! So sweet of you to notice the picture! I love that picture of my Dad and me. That day he came to visit me and we put together all Luke’s baby furniture. One of my favorite days ever!

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