Personally, I like the look of a finished scrapbook page that includes some great photos. I don't always scrap with awesome photos, but if I keep the final goal in mind (how I envision my finished layout) when I'm taking the photos, I am usually happy with the results.
Get in the shot
It will be great for the kids to be able to look back on all the memories as they get older, but won’t they also want to see YOU in the picture? I prefer to stay behind the camera myself, but every now and then it’s a great idea to dust off that camera manual and use the self-timer or a remote to make sure you are in the picture!