8 Reasons Your Mom Will Make Your Best Instagram Photographer
By Patti Sunio
If you’ve been struggling to get someone who can patiently take your ‘grams, no matter the number of re-takes, turn to your mother. With decades of photography experience, you’ll be surprised at what they can offer. Time to move over, Instagram boyfriends.
1. She knows your angles well.
Who better knows your best (and least!) flattering angles than your mom, right? Having viewed—and reviewed—photos of you all throughout your life, your mom will definitely have a clear idea on what works and doesn’t. The best part is, she’ll know the right words to say to boost your confidence as you pose.
2. You won’t be shy posing a million times before her!
Of course, because your mother has seen you through everything! There isn’t anyone more forgiving of how much you indulge in yourself (called “GGSS” by some, but your mom’s not gonna care!) than your mom.
3. She’ll turn into a fighter momma, for you to get the BEST shot.
You know how it’s like IRL—it takes everything to get the perfect shot. A clueless passer-by walking into your frame? A lovely flower vase at the next table that’ll make your food shot a whole lot better? Your mom will definitely go out of her way to ward off photo bombers or get your ‘gram props in order.
4. She’s actually an ~experienced~ photographer.
Most people forget that mothers have once in their lives become baby photographers, child photographers, travel photographers, et cetera. And this was at a time when instant editing or photo filters were non-existent, and they only had one take. Your mom’s eye is certainly well-trained.