You may have seen that we have been on a lovely holiday recently so it seems apt to share some of our lovely family shots while we were away. It can always be tricky getting photos of the whole family. We use our phones as cameras these days and don’t have a tripod so selfies are the best way to do it. BUT the front cameras on our phones aren’t that amazing (how I miss the Galaxy S6!) and my arms certainly aren’t long enough to get a good shot of four of us.
Enter the selfie stick! And a fab feature on hubs’ phone whereby you take a video with the main camera, and then can go back through, select the perfect frame and save a high resolution image. The downside is that you can’t see the screen so there is a bit of guesswork involved.
We did this a lot on our lovely holiday at some really gorgeous places so I have loads of family shots for this month’s Me & Mine. Some of the shots worked surprisingly well… but others less so. As after all we can’t see the screen and the stick moves around and we have a 3 year old and a 9 month old who aren’t always cooperative and who don’t always smile or look where we want them to. So sometimes there are 3 of us similing, sometimes we cut off heads, cut off whatever is in the background of the shot… and trying to make kiddies smile, oh the videos are amusing to watch!
So here are some of the best shots… and some amusing out-takes… and, purely for fun, one of the videos we took to get these shots!
So if you fancy a chuckle have a look at one of the examples of the videos… one where Monkey is being particularly uncooperative and driving us potty! 🙂
They are great! You all look really happy! The one with LM in the buggy looking at you and the camera is soooo adorable ! Xx
Oh Caroline! That video made me laugh! Mainly because the scenario is so familiar!! Gorgeous pictures… So nice to have such a variety!!
Lots of lovely family snaps this month and you look like you were having a wonderful holiday – love all the gorgeous backdrops showing the various places you visited. The video app sounds like a great idea – especially if you can get a high-res shot from a frame (most of the time I’ve tried to do a similar thing, I’ve ended up with very poor quality stills). I’ve never tried a selfie stick but can see how useful they are to try and get family shots with a phone 🙂
Oh I love a good fun time with the family and these are amazing. So fun too. I bet you made so many great memories too. Beautiful backdrops and lovely holiday hun. #meandmine
That video is EXACTLY what it is like with small kids!! Brilliant! I love all your great photos too. That phone sounds great – and you’ve gotta love a selfie stick. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x
Oh that’s such a clever way to get your family pictures and the results are gorgeous!
What a brilliant way to get so many family pictures. I love how happy you all look. Looks like you had a lovely holiday 🙂
Haha! I love it! I have just got a selfie stick with my GoPro and I find it so funny to use. The GoPro one is HUGE though and soooooo long, the kids think it is so funny to use.
what a gorgeous little family!x
Great shots of you all, looks like you had a great time! #MeandMine
Lovely photos and looks like you had a great holiday! #thetruthabout xx
I love all your pictures Caroline! I don’t think you can have a bad picture when your kids are so gorgeous really 🙂 The camera feature sounds great. My sister gave me a selfie stick recently but I have yet to use it – we have very few pictures with the four of us as a family. Thanks for linking up to #thetruthabout Xx
I have given up trying for the perfect pose now… I love the slighty crazy, child with finger up a nostril type pics better anyway! #thetruthabout
I would say those are pretty awesome selfies. As for the Galaxy S6…wow. I reviewed it when it first came out but had to give it back. Oh how I loved that phone’s camera. And selfie sticks, an occupational hazard of being a blogger. #thetruthabout
These are really great family memories and photos. I must admit that until I started blogging I had limited interest in pictures and my wife was the memory archivist in our family. These days however, I’m the photo fiend. #TwinklyTuesday
Those were some good ones! Did you take out the ones where the kids were picking their noses, pulling your hair, hitting each other, or screaming until their face was red?
These memories are the ones to hold onto forever! Thanks for being part of #TwinklyTuesday.
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