Over Christmas, I realized (not for the first time) that I am rarely in photographs. I tend to be the one behind the camera, which is usually the way I prefer it. My children are growing, though, and may one day wonder why Mom is never in any photos. Because of this, I became intrigued by the idea of self-portraits. It seems rather awkward to ask for someone to take my photo, and since I am usually the photographer anyway, I guess it makes sense that I take my own.