Study reveals how moms feel about family photos

Posted at 9:50 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 21:50:56-04

If you’re a mom or have Facebook mom friends, you know they love sharing pictures of all those special kid moments.

But a new study begs the questions: how do moms really feel about these photos and what are they doing besides posting them online?

According to the survey sponsored by RealNetworks and conducted online by Harris Poll, 40 percent of moms say they are not in family pictures because they never like the way they look.

But even if moms are not in the photos, 62 percent think the memories are important to them and if they lost their cell phone, they would be devastated about losing all the family photos.

Interesting enough, one in four moms would rather have personal nude photos leaked than lose all their family photos.

So how do you make sure your photos are safe?

For one, you can back them up on your computer or iCloud. You can also use Facebook or Instagram as a place to keep a copy. If you don’t want people to see the photos, make it private. Printing can be another option. If you upload your pictures on Snapfish, you get 20 free 4x6 photos.

Additional findings about smartphone-owning moms and their family photos:

  • Snap happy. 66 percent of moms take 75 percent or more of all family photos on their smartphones.
  • To share or not to share. 72 percent of moms share family photos on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Mommy guilt trip. 50 percent of moms feel guilty they don't spend more time editing and making photo memories of their children.
  • All by myself. 32 percent of moms are only in a family photo taken as a selfie or with a selfie stick.