family self portraits

if you’re at all like me, you’re often behind the camera, which leaves you with a lot of pictures of your favorite people, but not a lot of pictures with you in them.  sad face for people like us.  i’m pretty sure that our families will want to look back in 20 years and laugh at our outfits and hair-dos just like they’re laughing at everyone else’s.  so let’s get in front of the camera!  i saw this article the other day (tagged from pinterest – you time-sucker you!) and thought it was worth sharing.  it’s a quick read and gives some ideas for what to do to take family self portraits.  get creative – put your camera on a stack of books or piece of furniture if you don’t have a tripod.  figure out that self-timer that you’ve been meaning to try, or go buy yourself a remote control (i have one, and it’s great).  i’m going to be making a bigger effort to make sure i’m documented (even if i’m doing it myself), and i think you should too.  let’s get in these pictures people!

i broke out my trusty remote last week and balanced my camera on the corner of beckett’s crib.  we read to him before his naps and at bedtime in his room, and i wanted to capture that time together.

then, last weekend, beckett was being snuggly and still, which never happens, so out came the camera and remote again on our lazy saturday morning.

the pictures aren’t perfect, but i captured a few special moments, and that’s good enough for me.

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