This is how we do it
Everyone has his/her own style of taking photographs or rather his/her way of holding the camera..
That's my Canon camera. My girl used it to photograph us..
She prefers to stand..and her camera is usually at her chest level..
My BIL used his handy camera..
He also likes to stand..
his camera has to be at his nose level..
and I used my own Canon camera just like that..
holding it right in front of me..
at my eye level.
I also don't mind sitting down while taking pictures..