I like to put nice photos on my blog. But to get those ‘nice’ photos I often take lots of not so great ones. I often crop out the mess in the background. I often choose not to post the ones of my kids with their fingers up their noses…
But sometimes I post them… sometimes I share the ‘Other Photos’.
The photos where they stick their heads right in front of the camera…
The photos that are of nothing at all…
The photos when they just don’t want you to take their photo…
The photos that are so blurry you don’t know why you didn’t just delete them…
The photos of bottoms… why do I have so many of these?
Just because these photos are not perfect doesn’t mean they don’t capture our real life. So I’m saving these… just like I save the ‘nice’ photos, because sometimes real life is a blurry, photo bombed picture of my boy’s backside.
What does real life look like where you live?
This post was inspired by last week’s Real Life Wednesday post from my friend at Free Range in Suburbia. Her ‘real life photos’ really made me smile because they capture her kids, and her life, so perfectly.
So this week, I dare you to share your own, real life, less than perfect ‘other photos’… straight from the camera like mine above!
You can even play along on instagram or twitter with the hashtag #reallifewednesday
Or simply share anything that fits the theme of ‘real life’ (make sure it is not a competition or a sponsored post), then link up. Celebrate the little things that keep your life ‘real’.
Add a link back to this post and pop on over and say hello to some others who have linked up too. Feel free to grab the button below if you like, and don’t worry, you don’t have to post today, the linky will stay live all week.
Link up to Real Life Wednesday below…
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Your post reminds me of this piece about, as a mum, putting yourself in the picture too – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-tate/mom-pictures-with-kids_b_1926073.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents
It made me think about how I’m often the one behind the camera, not in front of it and how by deleting the not-so-perfect photos of myself what message that is unintentionally sending to my three girls.
PS Even though some photos might be blurry, I just can’t delete them if it’s the only one to capture what fun the girls might have been up to :)
[email protected] Little Bookcase says
How funny! I posted my ‘real life’ post last night and I did happen to include a real, un-edited photo that represents our day to day life.
I too find it hard to delete any photos- as you said, they are part of the memories.
I particularly love the pic of your little boy with his hand over his face, looking exasperated by having to have his photo taken.
Found this on Pinterest and I LOVE the idea! I have been doing wordless Wednesdays for so long, but this is perfect! I would love to join you :)
I love these photos they capture life as it really is. I’ve got so many of them and can’t part with them as they tell the story between the ‘perfect’ picture.
Heather @ Life, Gluten Free says
Perfect. I love this post! :)
I kept a blurb to remind me … hope this person who wrote this would not mind me sharing with you –
“Photos are so precious, even the unflattering ones. They’re a part of your life, even though they remind you of sad times, bad times or even just bad-hair days — be glad you still keep them. Why? Because without the bad days, what do the good days mean? Treasure your photos!”
So true, eh? :)