A local fellow photographer, Danielle, asked me to document her son's first birthday party. She actually has proof that she was there, too! This is something that I struggle with as well. I'm always there, but I'm never present in the photographs. I am so happy to have given this to Danielle and her family.
Documentary photography makes my soul sing. I get to be a fly on the wall and document another family's precious memories. I can't urge you enough to look into this type of photography for your family.