Have you ever captured a photograph of your child from behind and realised just how magical it looks? Or your baby’s tiny perfect feet or hands, and just been in awe of their beauty? We spend much of our parenting lives snapping away with our cameras and phones, taking endless photographs of these amazing little people in our lives, these little people who have changed our world forever.
“father and son”
I love this quote by Elizabeth Stone
Sometimes I watch my children from distance, and am just in awe that I get to guide this little person through life, at times the responsibility is overwhelming, but wow, what a blessing it is to be a parent.
Many of us share happily photographs of our children online. On Facebook, Instagram, and on our blogs. It was something when I first started blogging that I didn’t feel comfortable with, in fact I didn’t even share a photo of myself for a long time. But gradually I started sharing more, and more photos. But still sometimes the most precious photos are those that capture an emotion without showing their sweet faces.
Like this photograph of my son ready for his first sleepover at his Uncles house. He packed all his favourite teddy bears and managed to fill a big case, even though it was only an overnight stay. He was so excited, and I captured this as he walked out the front door onto the deck. I didn’t need to see his face to know how he felt.
As a parent I am sure you have many images of your children that capture this feeling. And that is why the lovely Catie from Diary Of An Imperfect Mum decided to create the Instagram Community Mummy Shot.
It is all about capturing emotion, or a story without seeing your child’s full face in the photograph.
Here is a quote from Catie talking about what Mummy Shot is all about.
“Do you have a phone full of back of the head shots too. Come and share them with us on IG using the #MummyShot.
This community is for any image that tells a story or captures an emotion without showing the face. All you need to do to join in is tag your IG photo using #MummyShot
I look forward to finding lots of fabulous new Instagrammers and building a supportive, friendly community.”
Like Catie said, all you have to do is tag your Instagram photos with #MummyShot, we are so excited to see all your gorgeous photos, oh and of course dads can join in too!
Here are some more of my own personal favourite Mummy shot photos.
“in her own world”
We would love you to join us, and help us spread the word by joining in on Instagram, or by tweeting
You can follow Catie on Insta at….
and follow me on Insta at……
More exciting news!!!!! I have also started a tag called Living Fearlessly Authentic!! This tag on Instagram is all about sharing images of your everyday ‘real life’, work,parenting, the coffee you need to survive the day, the chaos of your home, the gorgeous pics of your children, or pets, anything that is a reflection of YOU! Just tag
and join in! You can see more in my Youtube Clip about this, just head to my
Youtube Channel Reflectionsfromme
Looking forward to seeing all your pics on Instagram,
thanks for joining me, love Mackenzie
Don’t Forget that my #mg bloggers link up will return on February 6th, so pop that in your calendars.
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