Skip to main content

Series Photography for Moms: I've Got Her Back

I'm sort of a lazy photographer.  I never need to go too far to take pictures that are meaningful to me.  I usually find what I'm looking for at home or very close by.  I love shooting photos that will document something or tell a story.  I often discover, as I'm sorting through or deleting the hundreds of photos I take weekly, images that turn out to create a series.. Like, these two photos that were taken while sitting in the car at a chicken shack drive-thru with my brother and daughter.. You have to read the story to understand the photos.. Or like my beloved Urban Junk Journal photo essay. When I snapped those pictures over the course of a few months, I had no idea I'd use them this way. And during her freshman year in college, I took these photos (plus hundreds more) with my Samsung Galaxy 3 and the rest with a Nikon SLR.  All but those cell phone shots were staged and shot for my Finals project in Photojournalism.  The review and praise from my instructor, meant the world to me.  Plus I got an A.

For this post, "I've Got Her Back," these 9 photos were among 1900 others in delete hold on my phone, when I realized they were worth keeping.

I've got her back?  Well.. Yes, she is camera shy. But as her mom, I'm just that into every angle of her.  I have plenty of frontal and side shots, and yoga poses, too.  But I managed to get just as many good shots of her when she's going places and doing things with her back to me.  Give it a try! Mom. Dad.  You'll probably make 'em mad, but who cares?

intro to the back of her head

There are about 20 rear view shots of her in my  phone. These 9, I processed with filters and special effects apps to make them artsy for show-and-tell on this blog.  I'm glad I hadn't deleted them.






dig it! a 22 yr old who sips Merlot.  one word:  grown

For sure, these particular photos won't mean much to anyone but me.  She's not an infant, so I don't expect anyone to go goo-goo-ga-ga over them.  But if you've got a camera, you can be your children's best fan!  And don't pay attention to anything they say.  Just snap away anyway and tell them not to mess with your memories. They'll get over it, and I think they'll -- secretly enjoy it.

P.S.. Tossing in this "side view" shot for good measure.  She's a senior about to go to grad school. And this is my memory of her still not wanting me to snap her photo. This is perfect!

| These original photos & commentary by Jackie D. Rockwell |All Rights Reserved © 2016 |


Popular posts from this blog

3 Ways I Get Personal About Peace (on Social Media)

Today is Blog For Peace Day 2016.  Thank you Mimi Lenox @ for starting a movement that gathers peace loving voices from the blogosphere..  

Truth be told I'm a peace troll on Facebook lately.. Fueled by the political shenanigans of Donald Trump. My blood boils when I come across social media friends who instigate and antagonize and snark and giggle as they hide behind the right to do so, after they've shared stuff that's designed to rub somebody else the wrong way. Certain cute and articulate fear & hate mongers with huge followings.. they are.  But it's their right to speak their truth that's giving their beauty an ugly scar.
So..  My peace offering?
1.  I'll go ahead and rebut it I feel like it. In the name of peace.  Gently calling out every derogatory and divisive meme with one of equal and opposite theme.
2.  Be direct and you shall receive.. gracious feedback from me. Passive aggressive word games, insults and put-downs wear me out. And…

10 Easy Peasy Steps To A Beautiful Touseled Textured Fro

On the go? MONAT's Tousled Texturizing Mist will make you a tousled texurized fro.
Mom's in surgery now...tried to Photoshop the teary mascara smudge. Oh well. 
How to get the look:
1.  Comb out hair with large tooth comb. 2.  Massage in 3-5 drops of Rejuveniq oil. 3.  Run both hands under water. 4.  Massage wet hands through hair. 5.  Spray as much or as little as desired of MONAT's Tousled Texurizing Mist throughout hair. 6.  Massage product throughout. 7.  Style with fingers. 8.  Poof!  There it is!
9.  Be pleasantly surprised by how fast it dries!
10.  Be pleasantly surprised by how it doesn't flake in your hair, or break your hair!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SHOP THIS POST ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

#getyousome @

#allaboutthathair  #MONAT  #BestBlackHairCare  #prayforhealing  #pray4me

Now There Is Something For Black Hair in Direct Sales: Introducing MONAT

I am a MONAT Market Partner. And MONAT Market Partners are part of the demographic of black haircare products distributors... and the multi-billion dollar black haircare industry. MONAT has successfully completed clinical trials on ethnic hair. You don't have to worry if it'll work for your hair type or issue. You don't have to quit your full-time gig to earn great money on the side sharing this haircare brand.  But you can, if you want to.  We've got countless hair stylists, estheticians, beauty consultants offering MONAT to their existing clients. Yes, it's a luxury brand. It's an exquisite product. Most people don't even blink at the price. Their hair is their crown.. They indulge. Others with serious hair loss issues, rejoice & weep at the results! VIP customers are spoiled even more! Damaged hair & scalp will mend. Short hair will grow. Dull hair will glow. And if it's extra income you need.. The compensation is fabulous. Please buy MONAT …