A few months ago I wrote about how important it was to get out from behind the camera, and make sure your children had photos of you throughout their lives (you can read more about it HERE).
Then I promptly ignored all my own advice; partly because I still hate having my photo taken, and partly because OH is a horrible photographer.
But I’ve found the answer to all my problems. A selfie stick.
Yes, I know they’re nothing new, but I hadn’t really appreciated their true potential before: now I can bypass the photographically challenged other half and ensure some halfway decent pics of myself and the girls. As Princess Jasmine once sang, it’s a whole new world.
I took this shot on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, near Bude, Cornwall. It didn’t turn out exactly as I envisaged it: I’d forgotten to charge the selfie stick so couldn’t extend it long enough to actually get any scenery in. Also, Big Sis was supposed to be in it too, but she’d thrown a strop and stomped off.
But I made the most of what I had to work with, and got this pic of Lil Sis and me. Mario Testino isn’t quaking in his boots just yet but it’s a tentative step towards my new camera-friendly approach to life, and I’m making memories my children and I can look back on for decades to come.
What’s your favourite family photo?