What we did on a Saturday

Don’t you just love lazy weekends?  I do.  Last Saturday, I had a lovely long(ish) lie-in while the husband took little T out for a father-daughter brunch date at our friends cafe nearby.  They don’t do this often, so when a chance for a lie-in comes up I grab it as if my very life depended on it.  If you’re a mum with a small child, I’m sure you’ll know how precious and how rare these moments are.

T was in a good mood after lunch, so I grabbed this chance by asking her to wear some of the new clothes I got for her this week.  Of course, for any mum who blogs, this also means a chance for a photo shoot.  If your daughter is like mine, who doesn’t really being photographed and likes to annoy me by making the silliest and most ridiculous poses just as she sees me aiming my camera at her, I did what any other mum would do, I bribed her with ice-cream.  Yes, indeed, shame on me.

I also shamelessly, used Bob bear (the school mascot), as an excuse, since he is staying with us for a week and we do need to post some photos on his diary of how he spent the week with T.


Does your kids like being photographed?

What’s your best tip when taking photos of children?

Do share.


    • It’s hit and miss with T, there are days when she just lets me snap away, but most days, she’ll give me a silly pose or face 🙁 Unless I bribe her…

  1. Lyndsey O'Halloran

    Erin is only 6 months old but she definitely knows when the camera is out! Sometimes she is shy but sometimes she just smiles away!
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  2. Beautiful photos I sometimes find it really hard to get photos of my son as he won’t keep still but other times he will sit there and give me a big grin for the camera.

    • You’re lucky you get the big lovely grin. I have to bribe T to get decent photos of her.

  3. Francesca - From Pennies to Pounds

    She is sooo beautiful! I hear ya though, my 4 year old will NOT pose. I see so many of my friends pics with their kids smiling nicely but I have a load of random ones, ha.
    Lazy weekends are so good for the soul.
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    • Thanks. I only get good photos of her if it includes shameless bribery!

  4. Your daughter is gorgeous and the pictures came out looking really nice. My nephew swallows up every opportunity to be photographed unless he’s playing then it’s a no-no
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    • Thanks. I have to wait till she’s in a more accommodating mood, that means she’ll be more open to bribery 😉

  5. Gill Crawshaw

    Let’s hear it for the lazy weekends! It’s so nice to have nothing planned, isn’t it? Really lovely photos x

  6. Laura@dearbearandbeany

    Those clothes look even nicer on T. You were lucky to get some nice weather for it. I love her bike, it is just the sort I’m looking for Alice’s birthday. Can I please ask where you got it from? X
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    • Hi Laura, thanks! 🙂 We got her bike from Halfords. I think she’s outgrown it actually. She needs a new one, good thing it’s almost her birthday 🙂 x

        • You’re most welcome! I’m sure you’ll find something for your girls. Also looking for something for T 🙂 x

  7. Haha my little one is a total threenager and scowls the minute the camera comes out but perhaps that will change as she gets older!
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    • T used to love having her photos taken when she was younger, but not anymore unless I bribe her of course 😉

    • I also do loads of sneaky photos, but bribing her with ice-creams helps too! 😉

  8. Jordanne

    This is just beautiful! The pictures are so lovely, you have a beautiful daughter. I wish my little one would pose, he’s never for having it!

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    • I do love summer dresses on little girls, they look so adorable, don’t they?

    • Thanks! I guess kids in general just like pulling funny faces 😉

  9. what a beautiful Saturday… its very hard to get my girl to stand still for a photo too .. I love her summer dress.. white is beautiful on a summer day
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    • I love anything white too in the summer… Actually, even when it’s not summer 😉

  10. That was a good idea to bribe your daughter with ice cream in order for her to accept a photoshoot. I suppose children would do anything for ice cream 🙂

    • Definitely! I can actually ask T to do anything for ice-cream 😉

  11. Lazy days are the best kind of days! I don’t have kids but my tortoise loves being photographed 😉 haha. I use a high shutter speed for moving objects x

    • At least you won’t be needing to bribe the tortoise with ice-cream 😉

    • Saturday was just perfect! I’m afraid Sunday was gloomy 🙁 Typical English weather. x

  12. Kerry Norris

    Goregous dress. My daughter hates having her pics done now which is rather difficult I must say. When she was younger she was all for it x

  13. Newcastle Family Life

    Lazy weekends are the best. I love that you bribed her with icecream, I will have to try that when my little ones are old enough to understand. The photos are gorgeous, love the new outfits on her xx
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