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Snapshots & Scenes from September

Although I love watching my children play, chat, taught, fight and generally interact with each other, I have always stuck to just observing them quietly or taking photos of them. I have some little videos, but not that many. Four months ago,  a group of fab creative bloggers and I came up with Snapshots & Scenes, a monthly project focusing on video and photos. The idea is simple: as you are enjoying the little moments with your family, record them on film or on camera and share them with the world, ideally through photo and video.

On the first Monday of every month, we put together a short video of no more than 60 seconds, to capture the essence of the month just gone. I generally start with about 30 minutes of footage, and although it is tough to select a clip rather than another, or to trim it so much that only 1 second remains, it is also pretty satisfying to see those snippets, the absolute gold nuggets from our month just gone. I have a lot to learn, so bear with me, but I’m having fun! Scroll to the bottom to join us!

  • Getting new bikes
  • Bike rides
  • Going back to school and seeing friends
  • Lazy evenings after exhausting days at school
  • Having a disco in the girls’ bedroom
  • Reading
  • Making sugar coffee scrub
  • Practising handwriting
  • Drawing
  • Inviting friends over for play dates
  • Going back to ballet classes after the summer break
  • Beanie’s birthday party
  • Having a shiny new fridge-freezer
  • Watching Ballerina together when I was ironing one evening after school
  • Bath bombs
  • Cooking together
  • Having a babysitter for the 1st time ever

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our September in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our September in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our September in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our September in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our September in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our September in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our September in just 60 seconds.

Snapshots & Scenes… What’s that?

‘Snapshots & Scenes’ is a monthly project to focus on telling a story through video and photos. It can be a summary of the past month or highlight a special occasion or the little things.

Who can join in?

Absolutely anyone! We would love to find out about your little and big adventures, see what you did in June and hear your stories.

Who is behind Snapshots & Scenes?

Here is the team behind Snapshots & Scenes. My co-hosts are all talented photographers who have a lovely story to tell and it is a real honour to be amongst this inspirational bunch.

Kerri-Ann – ‘Life as Our Little Family’

Jenny – ‘Let’s Talk Mommy’

Chloe – ‘Sorry About the Mess’

Maria – ‘One Tiny Leap’

Sara-Jayne – ‘Keeping Up With the Jones Family’

Amber – ‘Meet the Wildes’

and little me!


10 Comments

  1. 05/10/2017 / 12:26 pm

    What a lovely video this month and your photos are gorgeous! Looking forward to joining in more over the coming months! 🙂 #snapshotsandscenes

    • Mel
      Author
      05/10/2017 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks Anna-Marie! I am really loving putting together random clips of our month 🙂

  2. 06/10/2017 / 2:40 pm

    Oh hunny I love your photos and videos each month. You are so talented in your filming and your snapping. The lighting is always perfection. Your little ones always adorable and happy in every capture in every smile. You can see pure happiness in each one of them. This is stunning. Loving this project. Hope little one finds out what allergy has popped up. 🙂 #snapshots&scenes

    • Mel
      Author
      06/10/2017 / 3:12 pm

      Thanks honey, that means a lot, especially your comments about happiness. These 4 are my little sunshines 🙂

  3. 07/10/2017 / 8:25 am

    What lovely bright pictures, I love that orange dress! Love that you included a trip to the dentist. The every day stuff 🙂

    • Mel
      Author
      07/10/2017 / 4:35 pm

      I love that dress too. I wish I could get it in my size! The every day stuff is often the best 🙂

  4. 11/10/2017 / 8:46 pm

    Oh I hope you enjoyed having a babysitter and managed to get some you time! It looks like you had such a fun month. I love your little clips. You seem to have so much fun as a family playing games and learning together! 😀 xx

    • Mel
      Author
      11/10/2017 / 9:12 pm

      It’s really nice having a babysitter! She’s so lovely too: the children keep asking when she’s coming back. We definitely have fun together: these 4 kiddos really crack me up!

  5. Kerri-Ann
    04/11/2017 / 9:24 am

    I love how bright your video is Mel, what do you use to capture the snapshots on? I also love how you have captured some of the ordinary moments to and managed to get all your littles on. See you on Monday for another x

    • Mel
      Author
      04/11/2017 / 8:25 pm

      I use my DSLR for everything. I tend to overexpose a bit, and I film loads of tiny clips all month: I’m really enjoying this little project of ours. xxx

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