Photography, Snap It!

Snap It! A Children’s Photography Linky

As a blogger, I’m always taking photos. Photos of the kids, what I’m wearing, my food… ok pretty much everything. I’ve always got my camera close by to snap the precious moments. Since getting my DSLR two years ago, photography has become a real hobby for me, and I love tinkering around with it to try and get the perfect shot.

Naturally, my children see me taking photos and want to give it a try. Their iPads are filled with photos. I love looking through their photo stream, to see what they’ve been snapping. The photos tell a story about what matters to them: their pets, toys, each other, and lots of photos of mum and dad. It’s great to see the world through their eyes.

Last week we went out for a walk, and for the first time the children asked if they could have a turn on the ‘big camera’. They both took it in turns to take photos and mess around with the settings.


IMG_3939We walked slowly up the lane, and the kids snapped flowers, birds and took pictures of each other. My heart was in my mouth the whole time, worrying they were going to drop my camera, but they were very careful with it. It was actually lovely to watch them. This is a lane e walk up and down a few times a week, but for the first time they were really paying attention to their surroundings, looking for a nice place to take a photo. And as they asked me about the buttons and what everything was, I felt a sense of pride that my children were sharing an interest with me.

I came home and felt inspired by their enthusiasm. Last year I had thought about starting a children’s photography linky, and ended up talking myself out of it. But watching them enjoying using a camera mad me think that there are probably lots more little budding photographers out there! So, I’ve decided to go for it.

So if your children love taking photos, be it on their iPad, their kids camera or even the ‘big camera’, I’d love you to come and share it with me!

Starting Thursday 23rd June, you can link up your children’s photos. Go out and about this week and let your children get snap happy. I hope to see you next week!

A Cornish Mum
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  • Reply RachelSwirl June 16, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    oooo what a great linky idea, I must try to encourage my son to take pictures!
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  • Reply The London Mum June 17, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Oh what a great idea- how cute. I’ll have to wait a few years but hopefully it’s still going 🙂 x
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  • Reply joanna June 17, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I think this is a great linky idea. My son is too young at the moment so will have to wait a few years to join

  • Reply Sonia June 17, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Lovely idea! I spend a lot of time deleting rubbish from the iPad as my 5 year old loves taking photos and film! Maybe if I set a task of photographing something in particular, we might link up. ATM there are lots of selfies at strange angles mostly sat in the car!! xx

  • Reply Sarah Rooftops June 17, 2016 at 11:03 am

    What a lovely idea! I’m so looking forward to my daughter being old enough to take photos of her own.

  • Reply Charlotte June 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    This is great, I was only thinking this week I would like to do a weekly post with pics the kids have taken #picknmix

  • Reply Sabrina @ The Mummy Stylist June 17, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I can totally relate, my 4yo has pretty much grown up seeing me take photos of everything! Now he’s always taking my camera and taking photos of his toys. Funny thing is they look really arty. So we can definitely join in with your linky next week! xx

  • Reply Rebecca | AAUBlog June 18, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Such a great idea. Not sure if let my two near the DSLR though 😉

  • Reply Jodie June 18, 2016 at 8:06 am

    What a great idea for a linky. I don’t trust my girls with my camera so won’t be joining in.
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  • Reply Sarah Cantwell June 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    This is such a good idea! There’s no way I could let my toddler loose on my camera but maybe one day we can link up! Xx

  • Reply A Cornish Mum June 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Brilliant idea for a linky and I LOVE the badge for it. I might have to get the boys out using my old bridge camera so that I can join in 🙂

    Stevie x #PicknMix
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  • Reply Stephanie June 21, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    What a great idea, my kids love taking photos with my camera. My daughter took mine camera the other day and she took the most amazing photo of a dandelion. I have add this linky to my linky lists.
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    • Reply Lauren June 21, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      I do hope you can link up, would love to see your daughters dandelion photo!

  • Reply mummy and monkeys June 23, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    What a lovely idea, my boys love taking photo’s they are usually very random though haha. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
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  • Reply Angela Milnes June 29, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    brilliant idea Lauren!
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    • Reply Lauren June 29, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks Angela, I hope you can link up some of Sylvia’s photos sometime!

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