First of all, can I just say that I was considering a little hashtag for my family photo selfie this year – #Felfie. Now I thought that was quite a cool little hashtag (although the kids told me otherwise) and that family photo + selfie would naturally be #Felfie. Not so, I’ve been told by my hashtag knowledgeable teen that I can’t use #felfie as farmers taking selfies have apparently already nabbed it along with people who are posting fake selfies (although I have no idea how a selfie be fake).
I’ll have to settle for #familyselfie then for my photos but it doesn’t have the same ring to it as #Felfie, does it?
Anyway back to the reason for the family selfie project….
One of my resolutions last year was to get in the picture more with the kids because it felt like I was always the person behind the camera taking the photo. I would look back at photos of days out that we’d been on as a family and it was like I hadn’t been there as there were no photos including me. I wanted the kids to look back at the photos when they were older and see me there with them!
I don’t photo well and I hate having my photo taken as a rule but I’ve really tried this year and have much more photos with me in them than ever before. This year I’m going to continue to do this but I do want to take it one step further – I want to try and get more photos of us as a whole family!
We’ve had some amazing times together as a family and I know we have our memories which is the most important thing but we don’t have many family photos of us all together. So for much the same reason as I resolved to get in the photo more last year, this year I’m going to get us all in on the act.
My aim is to take one #FamilySelfie (I so want to call it a #Felfie) a week and at the start of each month, I’ll share my favourite family photo on here and tell you all about it.
A photo posted by Cass (@_cassb_) on
I’d love you to share your favourite family photo of the month too so if you feel like joining in then I’ll be posting on the first Sunday of every month. 😉
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