Sometimes I think that a historian looking through our family photographs would think that our family consisted of a single dad with three kids. And some strange woman who pops up once every six months or so. Because I'm usually the one behind the camera, I am rarely in front of the camera.
In Elevate the Everyday, Tracey Clark writes, "Including ourselves in the shots of our children's progression is a very important––yet all too often overlooked––part of our lives. Forget the tired eyes, extra pounds, and bad hair days. All that matters is that you are using your camera to bear witness to your being there for and with your kids, cheering them on all the way. Consider unique ways to get yourself in a shot that captures a moment of your life that you want to document."
To that end, I've been playing with taking pictures of myself (admittedly in two out of the three shots here my kids were nowhere around, so they're not necessarily documenting my life with them, but they do document my life):
Are you the sole documentarist in your family? How do you incorporate yourself in your own photographs?