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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The Realities Of Photographing 3 Under 4: Wicked Wednesdays

As you may have noticed, I love joining in with photo projects on my blog...particularly the monthly Siblings project which involves sharing a photo of your children together.

Each month I browse through the many linked up photographs of lovely children arm in arm with their brothers and sisters, sitting cuddled together or side by side in some idyllic setting, having fun, laughing, smiling...they are beautiful to see.

And then I try to take photographs of my own 3 children.

And this is what happens.

Me: "Right kids, let's sit you all together on this lovely sunny day under this three while Mummy takes a quick photo..."

Tyne (3): "NO PHOTOS!!! I HATE PHOTOS!"

Me: "Oh please darling, just one quick photo thats all...just sit with your brothers and it will be over in a moment..."

Tyne (Screaming): "NO! NO NO NO NO! I SAID NO PHOTOS!"

Me: (Slightly more agitated) "Stop screaming at me right now, please. Just sit there for one minute, it won't kill you"

Tyne:


Me: "Oh great...and Noah can pull duck faces now too?! Since when?!"

Tyne: "NO MORE PHOTOS! I'M GOING TO PLAY!"


Me: "Oh Tyne come on, just sit down for one more photo...."

Tyne: 


Me: "Please...come on, just one more?"

Tyne: (Sighing) "Okaaaaay..."

Me: "Good boy...now if you just smile nicely for one photo I'll give you a sweetie"

Tyne: (Really LOUD screaming voice) "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!"

Noah (1): 


Me: "Oh great...you've frightened Noah...Noah it's ok! Come on, it's just Tyne being silly, don't be upset...Look at Mummy's funny face! Watch!! *blows raspberries and contorts face like a maniac while passersby look on in concern....*

Noah & Sailor (6 months):


Me:  RIGHT! Thats it! Forget it!!! Obviously I'm asking for the impossible here! Obviously it's just way to much to ask for one photo! Well fine! Just leave it!! 

*Storms off to scoff chocolate in secret*

Meanwhile, while I'm gone...Daddy picks up the camera and when I come back he presents me with this:


Unbe-sodding-lievable.


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27 comments:

  1. Haha this sounds familiar. My eldest would strongly object to photos for the longest time. Recently they've started obliging, I think either because they know it will be over faster if they co-operative, or perhaps their dad is slipping them money every time they willingly pose for a photo! ; )

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  2. Oh Gosh little Noah's face, what a heartbreaker but yay Daddy and such an amazing photo x

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  3. Haha bless them. My girls love having their photo taken but I can see that very soon this will be me!! Making me smile just thinking about it!! xx

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  4. Ha! Classic. So true. At least there was no finger up the noses...? Silver lining and all that..?

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  5. Oh god these are totally amazing!!! I kinda love the weepy shots as well as the happy ones! Thanks so much for linking up to Wicked Wednesdays and I hope to see you again next week! x

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  6. Oh those faces are just precious! Love them! #FridayFrolics #WickedWednesdays

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  7. Hahahaha!!! This has made me laugh so much. I am lucky that I only have one little person to worry about when we take pictures (well him and hubby) but I seriously don't envy you with 3!! :)
    #fridayfrolics

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  8. I swear it would be easier to get a shot of the Loch Ness monster then it would siblings together, still, looking in the same direction and smiling. It's one of those impossible parenting tasks! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

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  9. Hahaha I have all this to come! My daughter has stopped wanting to pose and will only do it on her terms! I bet your hubby just got lucky Hun and took 1 million and deleted the rest quickly!! Thanks for hosting xx

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  10. Haha! Can certainly relate to this - since Isabella has become a lot more independent (and able to walk)it's a quick snap, while thinking 'can I get away with that slightly blurred hand/arm/head?' or it's a begging situation. All in the name of a nice photo - a we crazy?! #SundayBest

    Helen x

    http://www.treasureeverymoment.co.uk/

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  11. Hee hee I am still having these issues with my three and our conversations are the same. The best one I ever got was a selfie of us all but it was a bundle and quick fire photos 1 was ok #sundaybest

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  12. Haha this made me chuckle. It's hard enough to get Eliot to keep still for a photo, you have a real challenge with all three of them. I normally have to bribe Eliot with sweets or chocolate too! (For most things!) xx

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  13. I could have written all of this! It's impossible to photograph one, never mind to together so you totally have my sympathies trying to capture the three of your lovely boys in a photo. My list of bribes doesn't work anymore either... flip sake, lol! :) #SundayBest

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  14. Well, you have been trying for sure! And they look gorgeous with their outfits! Sorry but my fave was the first one. It's when you see that all is going to turn out wrong LOL. Frenchie Mummy #SundayBest

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  15. 😂😂😂 This is absolutely brilliant!! I'm the same with Instagram...about 50 attempts per photo...and I only have Archie to contend with, three is quite the challenge!! #SundayBest

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  16. Could probably have written this myself tbh! Way harder for you with three to get looking in the right direction though! I think all your blog photos are fab though :) #SundayBest

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  17. Hahaa yes this is soooo our household, Alfie sounds just Tyne, I have to bribe Alfie to smile most of the time, oops! Thanks for hosting! #SundayBest

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  18. Capturing a decent photo of a toddler is a special skill isn't it, let alone 3 of them! My 2 year old has taken to striking some pretty crazy poses now for photos, or she just ignores me completely! #SundayBest

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  19. Trying to capture a half decent photograph of a toddler is a very special skill isn't it, let alone 3 of them! I love the ones of them crying though! My 2 year old has taken to striking some pretty impressive poses now for photos, or she just ignores me completely! #SundayBest

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  20. Trying to capture a half decent photograph of a toddler is a very special skill isn't it, let alone 3 of them! I love the ones of them crying though! My 2 year old has taken to striking some pretty impressive poses now for photos, or just runs away in the other direction! #SundayBest

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  21. Haha! As a photographer I can relate. Children are bloody hard to please when it comes to taking photos!!

    #SundayBest

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  22. Haha this is so funny, it's exactly the same with my two x #SundayBest

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  23. Haha! I can imagine the frustration! Loved the duck face though #sundaybest

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  24. Haha - I have two kids a year apart in age & this is exactly how my pictures go! So hard to get a picture that is decent of both of them!

    Thanks so much for joining us for #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you next time

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  25. Lololol! And this is why I have never joined in with siblings project as my boys are the same, except I don't have Ian to grab the lucky shot for me!x

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  26. As I was reading this I saw myself doing it because I've done it with my three, it usually ends up with hubby saying come on you know what ur mum is like and do it nicely

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  27. Haha hilarious. It's kind of similar in our house. I always take photos and Matthew is sick of it. Chloe who's only 18 months old now gives out as soon as she sees the camera. Hilarious.

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