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
- Making sugar coffee scrub
- Practising handwriting
- 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
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!