November 13, 2018
As parents, we want to be able to capture all those special moments of our little one's lives. But when you’re not a professional photographer, sometimes capturing those picture perfect moments can be frustrating.
As famous photographer WC Fields once said - “never work with animals or children.”
And when you’re a parent you can understand why. Not only because your model is often a wiggle bum, but also because the lighting might not be great, or you’ve realised you can see the giant pile of ironing in the background.
While some children love the camera, others can be shy, which means as a parent you need to be quick to capture the moment before it’s gone.
Rather than stress about having the correct app, or the right lighting etc. Simply take the shot as quickly as possible.
With so many apps and free editing software for phones, there’s no need to be precious about the snap itself as it can be easily edited once you’ve taken the picture.
There’s an App for That
Once you’ve got some photos that you love you can begin editing them before you decide to print them or post them on social media.
And the beauty with all of these apps is that you don’t need to have any photography skills or be a tech expert to play around with the settings. Most of the apps keep your original photo intact so you can add it into the app and play around with it until you've created a beautiful photo.
The best free apps currently available include:
A Color Story
Get Them Involved
Why not put the camera in your little one's hands and see what they come up with?
Sometimes getting your child to have a play can lead to some pretty adorable snaps.
From hilarious selfies to awkward camera angles, they have a way of creating photos that bring an instant smile to people’s faces.
However, if you don’t trust your new iPhone in the clutches of a toddler, you could always get down to their level.
Seeing things from their perspective can help you get some stunning shots that you may never have thought about.
Remember - Emotion is Better Than Perfection
When it comes to taking great pictures we can often over complicate the process. Which is completely understandable when you just want to capture those precious moments.
But don’t forget that it’s more important to capture the emotion and the feeling in that moment, than trying to create a perfect moment that looks overly staged.
The best photos are often the most random ones from just getting out and having fun, so try your best to be more relaxed and just see what happens.
December 11, 2018
If the festive season didn’t feel exciting and filled with wonder already, along comes your little one and gives you a fresh perspective on what the Christmas season truly means.
Making that first Christmas special can feel overwhelming, you want everything to be picture perfect but you know they’re not going to remember all the fuss.
Gift giving for your newborn is the easy part, after all, you want to spoil them. But we’ve listed below some thoughtful first Christmas presents that will last well beyond this Christmas and go on to be treasured keepsakes in their lives.
November 27, 2018
It’s true what they say - children are the ones that make Christmas special.
With festivities fast approaching, you may be getting overwhelmed in the planning of your baby’s first Christmas. And that’s completely understandable.
After all, as parents, we want to make it perfect for them and create memories that can be looked on in many years to come.
Although your little one will not remember their first Christmas, traditions are a great thing to begin to establish during Christmas, as they can continue year-after-year, and become something that your child cherishes about the festive season when they are older.
To help inspire you, we’ve listed some of the thoughtful traditions you can begin to help your baby’s first Christmas to be magical, in the hope they will last far longer than the real fir tree.
October 16, 2018
As Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex have officially announced they are expecting in the Spring, we thought we’d share with you some of the most unique ways to announce your pregnancy to the world.
You may not get press coverage like the Royal couple, but you can still make it just as special and memorable.
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