Chrissy Teigen wants her husband to take more pictures of her—and we can so relate

As a former model and one of the most famous women in the world, Chrissy Teigen has plenty of photographs of herself. But what she doesn't have are family photos with her in them.

Like so many moms, Chrissy isn't in the family pictures because she is the one taking them. 

"I never have pictures of myself because I am selfless and am the designated photo taker and keeper for my family and no one else seems to care to be thoughtful and take good photos of me," Teigen captioned an Instagram that casually signed as "To john."

She also shared some advice for her husband John Legend and any other dads snapping photos.

"They merely click them off without paying attention to angles or lighting or general photo ambience. but it's okay. such is the life I chose." Teigen sarcastically noted.

We totally get it. Teigen is not the only mom with this problem. She's not even the only celeb mom to call out her partner via Instagram.

Pink wants Carey to take more pics

Back at the beginning of 2018 But, Pink publicly set a resolution for her husband—and it's something we all wish our partners would do.

"I hope one of [Carey's] resolutions is to photograph his wife more. Just so people know I exist. Carry on…" says Pink in the caption for a recent Instagram picture Hart and their son.

Just like Chrissy Teigen, Pink is photographed very often in her professional life but is missing those photos with the kids in her personal life because she is the one snapping them.

Viral comic pokes fun at the way dads take photos 

In Chrissy Teigen's recent Instagram post she lamented that John doesn't take good photos of her and "merely click[s] them off without paying attention to angles or lighting or general photo ambience",

Comic artist Victoria Bolduc depiected this exact problem up in a drawing that we totally relate to.

"Pictures that exist of my husband with the baby vs pictures that exist of me with the baby," she captioned her drawing of a beautiful paternal portrait contrasted against a pretty normal (but certainly not photogenic) experience of early motherhood.

While baby giggles and dad tickles melt our hearts, these three women make a good point: Mamas deserve to be in the frame, too.

Most of the time mamas are behind the lens, sharing precious moments and documenting the rest of our families. In fact, the only time we're in photos is probably when we hire a professional to round us all up.

So, sweet partner, take a photo when I'm lost in a bedtime story with our youngest.

Take a photo when we can't contain our laughter during bathtime.

Take a photo when I secretly fell asleep with our babe during their naptime.

Take a photo when the kids snuck into our bedroom for extra snuggles in the morning.

And, yes, take a photo when I'm overwhelmed, have coffee on my shirt and haven't showered in three days (but also take the time to snap a photo when I'm looking my best).

One day, I'll want to look back on this journey of motherhood and remember all of the sweet (and not so sweet) moments. And, although I may shoo away the phone at times, I'll be sure to thank you down the road for capturing the memories.

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Plan Toys balance board

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Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

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Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.


Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.


Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.


Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

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