According to some of my friends, I am the queen of self portraits. They know that hanging out with me involves the camera — and several self portraits for good measure. I must admit — a few years back, I was really good at it. I’ve slipped in the rain, fallen in the snow and tripped in potholes + sidewalk cracks for a good self-portrait. Because I take so many self portraits, I have become really good at scoping out places to set my camera for the shots. I have balanced my camera in some risky places in the hopes of capturing the perfect self portrait. I enjoy taking self portraits mainly because I like the challenge.
Now, adding a baby to the mix adds a new dimension self portraits. In the last several months, I find that there are very few pictures of me. There are a TON of photos of Samuel and plenty of Samuel with dad but very few photos of me + Samuel. I am making more of an effort to get in front of the camera again because I want to capture some moments of me with this little man before he becomes a toddler. So this afternoon, I set the camera on the tripod, grabbed my remote and the little man, and headed outside. It is really hard to juggle a baby and heavy camera equipment.
After 15 minutes of being outside, snapping photos with a remote and running back and forth to view the image (with baby in tow), I was exhausted and he was cranky. I found it difficult to entertain him while trying to get us in the frame to take the photo.
Here are some of the images I captured today. They are not great by any means but it is certainly an attempt to get me in some photos with this handsome boy.
As the weather gets warmer, I hope to get us outside and snap more photographs of us together.
I’m going to leave you with photo I snapped yesterday while helping a friend prepare for a wedding. He’s such a mellow boy — hanging out while I got stuff done.