My Mum Story

Welcome to My Mum Story.

Since my exhilarating, life changing moment of a twelve week scan for my first born, Joseph, I’ve documented my life as an Oldham photographer and Mum with a photograph every day.  On 1st November 2019, I reached the 2000 photos. That’s right.  A photo every day.  My Mum Story.  A proud moment which was covered by The Oldham Chronicle and The Saddleworth Independent!

Time passes by too quickly

In reality, it’s thoroughly demanding and at times, in truth, I can’t be bothered but I know that my future self and two children will thank me no end.  As a busy, tired and overworked Mum, I endeavour to get in as many photos as I can.  Occasionally I manage to have my hair in a nice looking up do (straighteners are saved for extraordinary occasions these days!) with a ten second application of make up but other times my hair hasn’t been washed in five days and the bags under my eyes convey a break from the usual sleep filled nights!

Don’t regret it

I want to empower mothers to take personal responsibility for realising the benefits of being in more photos with their children, documenting their day to day lives on a continuous basis like I do.  It bugs me that most Mum’s don’t get in enough photos and I am on a mission to stop this for the sake of our children.  Moreover, what gives us the right to make this decision on their behalf?  And it shouldn’t be up to the Dads to take the photos either, don’t get me started on that one!  In reality, I understand it when we say we don’t have time but if we spent one less minute using our phone for other purposes to instead take just one photo, surely we can all manage that?

If you do one thing today….

Get in more photos.  Whether this be professional photos or more selfies on your phone do it.  You owe it to your children….

Inspired By Joseph photographer inspires Mum's to get in more photos

Mum stories matter

Check out my new series which interviews Mum’s as part of my mission to get more Mum’s in more photos.  From talking poo to changing careers and embracing the differences motherhood bring, these stories will make you laugh, cry and sigh in equal measures.  We all need a bit of this everyday, don’t we?  If you would like to share you Mum Story with others, get in touch.

My Mum Story – get in those photos!

Mum story#1 Debbie Wright

Mum story#2 Tracy Buckley

Mum story#3 Rachel Evans

Mum story#4 Claire Basterfield

Mum story#5 Susan Rushworth

Mum story#6 Chrissy Hampshire

Mum story#7 Michelle Asquith

Mum story #8 Kate Hayes

Mum story taken over by Dads! #1 Keith Orson

Mum story taken over by Dads! #2 Darren Edwards

Mum story taken over by Dads! #3 Peter Lam (my Dad!)

Mum story #12 Drew Fivey

Mum story #13 Nicola Seward

Mum story #14 Katie Boon

Mum story #15 Claire Moore

Mum story #16 Lucinda Lewis

Feeling inspired?

Get in touch if you think that you could do with updating your family photos.  I’d love to help…

My Mum stories by Bev Ridyard, founder of Inspired By Joseph photography