We routinely hear when a client calls to book their session that they only want the kids photographed. Or the kids with their dad. But mom, the person usually setting up the appointment, does not typically want to be in the pictures. I understand the reluctance. Maybe you want to lose weight, don't like your current hair style, or don't like seeing yourself in pictures. We've heard all the reasons! But the pictures aren't just for you. Your kids are going to want to see pictures of you (and you together with them) as they get older. It's easy to put off being in the pictures with "I'll do it next time." But time marches on and life only gets more busy! The next time you book a professional photography session, consider being in at least a few of the pictures. You may not love it now, but down the road you will be thankful to have this time documented.