Scrolling through my iPhone, I came across a picture of my husband and I, taken at the Grand Californian Hotel at Disneyland Resort, last August. In the photo we posed casually; the epitome of summer vacay mode, enjoying the hot Cali climate.
To the detached observer, the picture is unremarkable. Two thirty-somethings, a sunny local, a side embrace. To us, it’s a little more meaningful.
It was, in fact, the first photo we’d taken together since 2009.
Apparently, there are things we don’t do.However, generalizing this way is grossly incorrect. It’s true; we don’t take photos together. But maybe it’s just a symptom of a much greater problem, and I should really be describing it as such:
We don’t make time to get in the picture.
We don’t make date night a priority.
We don’t put enough value on capturing our own memories.
We don’t emphasize our uniqueness as a couple.
We don’t insist on acknowledging that our roles as husband and wife are just as important as our roles as father and mother.
This year, we’re changing that – starting with our upcoming visit to Walt Disney World as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. All conference attendees have been awarded a complimentary Memory Maker. Disney PhotoPass Service gets everyone in the picture – and Memory Maker allows me to download all of my favorite digital photos taken at the park, on rides, with Disney characters and while dining.
We’re excited! We’re planning on “mom and dad only” photos. We have no excuse.
Do you make time to take photos with your significant other?