As a mom and a photographer, it is very rare that I find myself on the other side of the camera. (I'm sure many of you can relate.) Normally, that doesn't bother me at all. I don't enjoy being in photos. That feeling changed as I began looking through all the images I have taken of my family.
There are so many photos with memories of the boys, my husband, the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, etc.... so little of those include me. I know I was there, but how are my kids supposed to know that when they look back 30 years from now. I am determined to change that. Whether that means handing the camera over to my hubby and asking him to snap a photo from time to time, even if it's not always in focus (bless his heart, xoxo).. or taking self portraits with my children, like these.
The fact that I am uncomfortable getting into the frame will no longer stop me from documenting memories with my children... for my children.
I encourage you all to do the same. Hand that camera off to a family member. Set the timer and run. Forget about those 10 pounds you want to loose, your family loves you now. Book that session. However you do it... just get in the frame.