Posting photos of kids on Instagram – 10 tricks that work for me

I have written before about the ways in which blogging about your teen and tween children differs from blogging about your pregnancy, babies and toddlers. I understand the dilemma that parents with young children face about using their images on-line. I do not want to enter the debate because I am so old and generally naïve when it comes to social media so I have little useful to say on the matter. I have other problems to contend with.


Posting photos of kids in instagram


My daughters are aged 11, 15 and 18 and so I have to seek their permission before any images are used in a blog post or Instagram feed. That permission is rarely given and this leaves me with a dilemma. I am trying to call myself a parent blogger yet my pics make me out to be someone who lives on their own and is a little obsessed with food and trees.

If you have a similar issue, or if you have younger kids but don’t wish to put their faces on Instagram, here are a few tricks that have worked for me.


10 tricks for posting photos of kids on Instagram – when they are teens and tweens


1. The ‘from behind’ shot

This has two advantages. The obvious one is that it does not show their face. The second is that they do not know that you are taking the photo until it is too late and it is safely stored in your phone. I used this one of my eldest daughter just before she started university and called it ‘finding her horizons’.

Posting photos of kids on Instagram using a behind shot


2. The ‘body part’ shot

This technique clearly shows that you have kids but there is nothing to identify them. I have found hands to be good for this. I have used one shot of my youngest daughter with henna after a high school open evening and another of my 15 year old which sums up her ‘teen girl’ life perfectly for me.


Posting photos of kids on Instagram using a body shot


Posting photos of kids on Instagram using hand shots


3.  The ‘something that belongs to them’ shot

What typifies teens more than some foot wear – on a beach or up a magnificent mountain?

Posting photos of kids on Instagram


Posting photos of kids on Instagram using a shot of shoes

4. The ‘cunning disguise‘ shot

When better to use this technique than at Halloween? Face paints do a pretty good job but a classy mask is even better!

Posting photos of kids on Instagram



5. The ‘from a distance‘ shot

Pretty self explanatory. They couldn’t be bothered to wait for me when I was taking some photos!


Posting photos of kids on Instagram using a distance shot


6. The sunglasses shot


Sunglasses are super-useful for obtaining shots of your teens. The mirror sunglasses are even better – I love all the reflections bouncing around this shot!


Posting photos of kids on Instagram using sunglasses


Posting photos of kids on Instagram

7. The silhouette and shadows shot

I find that shadows and silhouettes work very well on beaches!



8. The let the hair get in the way shot

If you’ve got long hair you may as well use it!

Little girls surfing

9. The water shot

Isn’t this amazing? Taken by my middle daughter using a Go Pro in a Spanish swimming pool!

Posting photos of kids on Instagram water shot

10 The ‘thank god for that‘ shot

And sometimes, just sometimes, you get a shot that they are all happy with and get to look like a normal family. Well…nearly-normal. I even made it into this one!

Posting photos of kids on Instagram rare family shot


You can follow my journey through mid-life with my big kids over on Instagram! I’d love for you to join me.

Have you used other tricks for posting photos of kids on Instagram, Facebook or on a blog?


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  164 comments for “Posting photos of kids on Instagram – 10 tricks that work for me

  1. November 29, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Gorgeous family photo at the end! I don’t even ask my kids’ permission to use their photos as I made the rules myself many years ago – no recognisable photos on the blog or social media! Like you, I do find ways round it from time to time. Shots from behind are definitely easiest. There’s some other ideas here I hadn’t thought of though. My daughter wears glasses and has extremely long hair. If she isn’t wearing glasses and the hair is out of shot, I’ll put her photo on social media, because nobody will ever recognise her!
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  2. Emily
    November 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Beautiful photos & what beautiful girls! I have thought about this with regards to my little girl. I guess I’ll keep doing what I’m doing until she or I decides I shouldn’t any more. The same goes for Mr L – I respect his privacy x

  3. November 29, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Great ideas here Sharon and I love, love, love that final shot! yay!
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  4. November 29, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Lovely to see you with your family! I also really like the sunglasses shot, I hope it’s one they like too. My students seem to use Instagram more than Facebook, so these tricks will be more than useful in the future xx
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  5. November 29, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Some good tips! That last photo is so special though xx
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  6. November 30, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Oh my gosh Sharon. All absolutely beautiful photos but that last family photo of yours is gorgeous. What a beautiful family you have. Xx
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  7. kelly
    December 5, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Aah I’m entering this territory now, my oldest refuses point blank. the youngest doesn’t have a choice yet and the middle 3 only after they’ve okayed it.
    Some fab tips here I’ll have to start using.
    Beautiful pic of your family at the end there x

  8. December 7, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Sharon it is such a difficult one. I have made a deliberate decision not to include pictures of my teens on my blog or on social media from the beginning and even now that they know I blog they definitely don’t want the attention. I knew they would feel like that and it is the key reason for no pictures of me either. For this reason facebook won’t work and I have resisted Instagram until only recently and like you thought oh my goodness I will have to focus on other things which don’t naturally sit with a parent of teen blog and how is that going to work? It is so hard and I often wonder if blogs on teenagers will ever take off in the same way as much as those written by parents of younger kids, but we can but try! Interesting tips on semi-anonymous pics though and love your family portrait. x
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    • December 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks for such a great comment Jo. I think you have a very good point about parents blogging about teens – I don’t think there will ever be that many of us! I love reading your’s though so please don’t stop! xx

  9. Jane M
    January 4, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Loving the images, my youngest son (10 and a half) doesn’t like me posting anything and so for 99.9% of the time i respect his privacy. I love your ideas here and the images are wonderful and fun with a particularly gorgeous family one at the end

  10. January 5, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Thanks Jane. Yes, I seek approval before I post anything that even mentions I have children let alone includes an image! xx

  11. January 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Love this post, Sharon. Very useful too. My girls are very young at the moment and they don’t really understand much but I like this approach as you can still have them in your feed but not necessarily show them completely. I guess when they are older I won’t be able to show them as much anymore and I will need these tricks! I love your photos and your IG feed is looking amazing! The family photo is beautiful. Perfect for a frame! Thanks so much for helping me co-host the first link up of the year for #kcacols 🙂 xx
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    • January 8, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Franca. I’m loving being a co-host for your fab linky and being part of the #KCACOLS community. xx

  12. January 7, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Great tips to keep in mind. Love the sunglasses shot. #kcacols

    Nadia x

  13. January 7, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    These are great ideas. My girls are only young at the moment, but I would still use some of these to give a different photo. That last photo is a lovely family moment and one to treasure x #KCACOLS

  14. January 7, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    These are great – and really can be used for kids or adults of any age! #kcacols
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  15. January 7, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Good tips for those with teenagers but also those that don’t want their child’s face plastered all over the internet. Something I do worry about with my blog. #KCACOLS

  16. January 7, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Your Instagram photos are beautiful! My children are 8, 5 and 2, and I’ve made a choice not to show their faces online. I’ve done a lot of ‘from behind’ shots and shots where you can only see their hands or legs / feet too. Great way to put it all together, and congratulations on a beautiful family, as well as some fantastic shots you have there! #KCACOLS

  17. January 7, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    What a gorgeous family you have! I used to be one of those parents that didnt put pictures of my little ones online and so wish I had this post back when that was the case. I used to really struggle to be creative in showing my little one, without actually showing her. Its really tricky, but there are lots of great ideas here 🙂 Emily #KCACOLS

  18. January 8, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Ahh your photos are stunning! The one of you all together is so lush, the light, your beautiful daughters, the natural-ness of it. It should be on a wall! I’m already following you on insta 🙂 Thanks for the tips I have just recently been thinking more about moving away from showing so much of the kids faces so this post is perfectly timed for me! Shared on tiwtter also. 😉 #KCACOLS
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    • January 8, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for sharing. Have fun experimenting with techniques, I’m sure you’ll come up with loads I haven’t of! 🙂

  19. January 8, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I have to use all the same and smiled about the trees and landscape, that sounds like me. My kids are the same age as yours. #KCACOLS
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  20. January 8, 2017 at 1:45 am

    These are just gorgeous! What stunning shots, and such great advice! #KCACOLS

  21. January 8, 2017 at 2:13 am

    I have two teens and I use all these, as they refuse or run and hide when I take out the camera. Great Tips #KCACOLS
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  22. January 8, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Wow! Gorgeous pictures.
    My older two are not alays keep to have pictures taken now, Our annual family Christmas song was a a nightmare this year as you can see here!
    I love your creativity in finding ways around it. Linking up form #KCACOLS

  23. January 8, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Completely and utterly agree – as you probably know from my Instagram I only really have one child out of three that is happy to be photographed! I love the way that you’ve give alternative ways of photographing them without them being actually aware or fully captured. Love the sunglasses one and adore the something that belongs to them one – great ideas, Sharon xx right where’s my camera and where are my children?! #KCACOLS
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    • January 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Haha thanks for your wonderful comment Helen, hope you track down your gorgeous children soon. I love your pics. xxx

  24. January 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I never realised how lucky I am to have a small human who can’t object!!
    Your girs are gorgeous (but I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that) so they don’t have anything to worry about but I remember what I was Iike at their age!
    Some great ideas here, some of which I think I’ll use now, it’s nice to mix things up!
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  25. January 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    absolutely loving these tips! And I absolutely love your respect for your girls. that’s what really matters here and makes you a true “parent” blogger in my opinion : ) lovely family photo at the end too 🙂 perfect #KCACOLS
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  26. Sarahbel
    January 8, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Oh gosh, this is something I battle with even without Matilda being old enough to have her own opinions! These are some really good ideas, I particularly like the idea of body part close up! Thank you xx #kcacols

  27. January 8, 2017 at 11:21 am

    These are some fab ideas that include them without them moaning!!! Thanks for sharing. Now I just need to take photos as good as yours! #kcacols
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  28. January 8, 2017 at 11:28 am

    These are good tips. I don’t like using photos of my daughter on my Instagram so tend to use the behind and from a distance techniques quite often! #KCACOLS

  29. January 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    These photos are so beautiful, you’d never guess they were tweaks to avoid sharing their faces when they didn’t want to be photographed! x #KCACOLS
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  30. January 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Really good ideas, thanks. My children are all under five so I can’t ask their permission yet but in my blog I use really old photos of my own childhood which seems to get round the problem of using photos of my own children when they can’t consent to it. Plus it’s good fun looking through the old family albums! #KCACOLS

  31. January 8, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Awww, some great tips and some beautiful photos! It must be really nice when you get a lovely shot like the last one! #KCACOLS
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  32. January 8, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Such great tips and beautiful photographs! I love taking photographs of my children from behind, it’s so much easier than trying to get them to look at the camera or not pull silly faces!! It’s lovely when you get that shot where everyone is smiling, we have just a handful of the six of us smiling at the same time! #KCACOLS
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  33. Ky
    January 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Lovely photos and some excellent tips. Now I have a super active todder I find taking photos from behind and the distance are good. x #KCACOLS
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  34. January 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I have two kids that don’t mind me taking their photo and two that hate it so I try to avoid posting any of their photos as it looks like I have favourites lol #KCACOLS

  35. January 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    These photos are beautiful! I love how creative you’ve been to get some good shots but still keep their privacy! #KCACOLS

  36. January 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I have no problem getting my 11 year old daughter in pictures, she is such a poser she loves being photographed. My 18 year old son will be in a picture if it is one that he likes lol.

  37. January 8, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Some great tips. I’m lucky, Snappy is still so little but I do wonder about what I’m going to do when he’s older. #kcacols

  38. January 8, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Brilliant tips! My girls are tiny but still have an opinion about their photos being fake, mainly because they don’t want to sit still! In years to come I know we’ll be having the same debates as you #kcacols
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  39. January 8, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    All these are great ideas, I’ve already posted a photo from behind of my son on my instagram but now I have more ideas to keep the photos interesting. #KCACOLS

  40. January 8, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Love this. Your photos are fantastic. #KCACOLS

  41. January 8, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Beautiful photo’s. I love the ‘silhouette and shadows shot’ x


  42. January 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Oh such great advice. My children are adopted so I am not keen to have identifiable pictures of them so this is perfect for me, thanks again!
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  43. January 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Some fab ideas, I think I might use them on myself too! Not a big fan of pics of myself.

  44. January 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah I grapple with images of the kids on social media a lot. Sometimes I am ok with it- sometimes not. Great tips to keep things personal and authentic without invading privacy.


  45. January 8, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Your girls are all beautiful! My son and daughter (12 and 6) are quite happy for me to post pictures of them at the moment. I am sure there will be a time when that changes, and my son is becoming more and more comfortable being the one taking the images…and has quite a talent for it so I might be enlisting his help! #KCACOLS

  46. January 8, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    wow! These pictures are actually AMAZING and because you’ve had to get so creative, they LOOK creative too. My kids are still little but I’m sure I’ll have this all to come. I may take a leaf out of your book and start doing a few more creative shots. It certainly adds more intrigue to the viewer. #KCACOLS

  47. January 9, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Oh what a gorgeous family you are! Love the last photo and I’ll definitely need to get more creative with my girls. Thanks for the tips. #kcacols
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    • January 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Jane. Yes have a go, I know you’ll love it and I’ll love seeing the results! 🙂

  48. January 9, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Wow your insta feed is gorgeous, love all these snaps. Great tips for getting pics of reluctant teens, will keep in my mind for when my babies are all grown up 🙂 xx #kcacols
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  49. January 9, 2017 at 2:40 am

    These are such great tips! Sometimes I get stuck and feel like all of my photos start looking the same, I’m definitely trying some of these!

  50. January 9, 2017 at 8:22 am

    What an amazingly helpful post – as a crap photographer I need all the help I can get! Thank you.
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  51. Pen
    January 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

    This made me laugh. I bet your daughters are all on social media, as all teenagers are, and frequently post photos of themselves on facebook and instagram, but they won’t let you post their photos. If I were them I’d get you to take all of my photos -they are all stunning. I particularly like the one of your daughter on the sea shore. Pen x #KCACOLS
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    • January 9, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Haha thanks – you are so right they just don’t like being on my IG account! Thanks so much for your lovely comment. 🙂

  52. January 9, 2017 at 10:56 am

    These are great tips, I love the black and white sunglasses picture! I do post pics of my toddlers on Instagram but if they ask me not to when they are older I will oblige. I do have my own strict rules though such as no ‘naked’ photos, not cute little baby bums. I love seeing these sorts of photos but I wonder how I would feel having that online. I do strongly believe it is personal choice though so I would never be bothered by what another mother chooses to share of their children.

    • January 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Absolutely Kirsty it is for everyone to make their own decision. Thanks so much for your useful comment. 🙂

  53. January 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    those are some great pictures. You’re a pretty talented photographer! #KCACOLS

    • January 9, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      That’s very kind of you Jeremy, I’m just a beginner but it’s so enjoyable. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  54. January 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Great tips. From my pictures you’d think I only have one child as my 7yr old son rarely approves of any of the photos I take of him!
    #KCACOLS r
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  55. January 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    As I am definitely going to try to up my INSTAGRAM game this year, this was a great post for me! #KCACOLS
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  56. January 9, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Really good tips! If you struggle to take a pictures of your teenagers kids you need to read it

  57. January 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    These are some really beautiful photos. We were so hesitant about posting pictures of our little one, who is about to turn 18 months and still don’t do it as much as other bloggers. But he’s growing up and it’s super cute so will have to take on board your tips! #KCACOLS
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  58. January 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    your girls are gorgeous!!! im a big fan of from behind shots. I also use this mainly to include children that arent my own as I dont want to plaster other peoples kids over the net. Im fine with doing it to Ben’s at the moment, but others kids. I choose to hide it. #KCAKOLS

    • January 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      That’s a good point. We don’t really have the right to share images of other people’s kids without permission. 🙂

  59. January 9, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    What fantastic ideas. My children are still very young but I don’t like to post too many pictures of them. I am going to try some of your ideas. But I’m not a very good photographer so I don’t think they will look as nice! #kcacols

  60. January 9, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I was having a discussion about this the other day. I normally posts loads of photos of my children but am now becoming more aware that perhaps i should be protecting their identity. These are some cool ways to still keep them present in my blog/social but not over exposed. Thanks so much #kcacols

  61. January 10, 2017 at 4:20 am

    We are definitely like-minded! As a newbie blogger, I have already spent WAAAY too much time scanning through hundreds of pictures to locate photos that do not show my 4-year-old twins’ faces.

    I’ve recently decided to go about it a different way: to actively shoot photos of my kids from behind. Often these pictures turn out more compelling because they are obviously unstaged and depict our REAL lives.

    Helpful tips on an important subject!
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  62. January 10, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I may have to use these tips and tricks when the boys are older and are more vocal about whether or not they want to have photos taken of them to be put online! I love taking shots from behind too! #KCACOLS
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  63. Laura
    January 10, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Great ideas and what beautiful girls you have too! #KCACOLS

  64. January 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Really great tips and ideas! x #KCACOLS

  65. January 10, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Gorgeous photos of gorgeous girls. I love the way that your daughters faces don’t feature so heavily, the more abstract nature of them being hidden is so artful. Of course, amazing when they do consent to getting their faces out there of course 🙂

  66. January 10, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Aww your girls are beautiful! I must admit i’d never even considered this being a problem one day! As my boys get older at least I now have an idea how to combat this, thanks for sharing! xx #kcacols

  67. January 10, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Great and useful post! I didn’t my show the faces of my two young boys, so I’ve used some of these already but I hadn’t thought of things like shoes etc!
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  68. January 11, 2017 at 3:46 am

    I had never thought about leaving my kids faces off, this gives me something to think about. #KCACOLS

  69. January 11, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Lovely photos! I think it makes the photos look more arty#KCACOLS

  70. January 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    These are such great suggestions. I typically don’t put my son’s face on instagram so these are great tips and tricks for me as well. Love your photos! #KCACOLS

  71. January 12, 2017 at 10:26 am

    These are lovely ideas. Your pictures always look all the more arty for it and I love them! I use back of the heads a lot with my pre-schoolers, mainly because that is all I get the chance of these days with them running rings around me. #KCACOLS
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  72. January 12, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Ahh you have some beautiful photos, my son is almost six and he has started telling me he doesn’t like photos of him being taken so I respect that, even if we have pictures we have been asked to take I wont force him and will wait until la day he feels like it, though I feel most of mine from now on will be ‘from behind’ shots, An Imperfect mum just started a Instagram community called #mummyshot for the pictures of your kids from behind. #KCACOLS XX

  73. January 13, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Thanks for this, it’s pretty relevant as my husband isn’t keen of me putting photos of our girls on to social media without privacy settings. There’s some great tips here which I will be using. You’ve got some fab shots and you are all stunning! Will be checking out your Instagram feed! #KCACOLS x
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  74. January 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Oh look at that BEAUTIFUL photo of all of you! But all of your images are gorgeous, and brilliant ways of capturing family life in a non-invasive way. My kids are 8 & 10 so I’m starting to get that selective editing issue too! Thanks for the inspiration. #KCACOLS
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  75. January 15, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Love your photos! My two are much smaller and I always find hands and feet work well #KCACOLS
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  76. January 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Some super ideas here for mixing it up! Your photos are lovely. I don’t often post photos of myself or the kids’ faces so I love the other options. That last photo is gorgeous. #kcacols
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  77. January 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Lovely family photo! I love the “from a distance” shots. Or sneaky shot when their watching TV is always a good one in our house too 😀 #KCACOLS

  78. January 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Beautiful pics and great tips. Although my son is only three because I write (sort of) anonymously I also don’t do photos of his face…. I’ll have to try some of these out! Thanks #KACOLS

  79. January 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    You make a good point and this is one that I am always mindful of as my daughter gets older. My way of getting round it is to use photos from when she was small. That seems to work for me in the main. The odd current one here and there is fine and she at the moment doesn’t mind. Lovely photo of you and the famalam at the end. I love your other shots too – great ideas. #KCACOLS
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  80. January 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I absolutely love all of these photos. You’re a great photographer and its good to know that you dont need to have faces in pictures for them to be meaningful and poignant #KCACOLS

  81. January 18, 2017 at 12:35 am

    These are gorgeous photos, I especially like the hands photos. They are such creative ways to photograph someone without them being identifiable. My daughter is still little but as she gets older I suppose I’ll have to respect her wishes about what I do with images of her. #KCACOLS

  82. January 18, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Great tips and fab photos! I have an 8 year old so I need to start doing some of these tricks as she just doesn’t want to pose for me!


  83. January 19, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Lovely pictures and great advice! I can foresee using these when SB decides she’s had enough of being my model! #KCACOLS

  84. January 20, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Good tips! I am a parent blogger but don’t use pictures of my kids so I have the blog about kids but there are none on there dilemma! Mind you, I also don’t have an instagram account so that helps! #KCACOLS

  85. January 20, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    These are all great shots while still respecting their wishes, I do like those photos where the kids are a little bit oblivious to having their picture taken. I love the family photo at the end x #KCACOLS
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  86. January 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    These are really great tips. I know I will have to start using them soon. What an absolutely gorgeous family you have 🙂 #KCACOLS

  87. January 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous. I’m now going to head over to IG and follow you!


  88. January 21, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I haven’t really given this subject loads of thought because my two are 6 months and almost 2, however I hope they grow up with being happy and on board with my obsessive photo taking and sharing! Lovely pictures 🙂 #KCACOLS

  89. February 10, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for this great post! My husband and I are very strict about posting our daughter on any social media which makes her feel left out from her friends. But your tips are fantastic because they will let her feel like she’s part of something without having full on facial shots on my social media accounts.

    Also- just wanted to say that I loved finding a blog that was geared a little more for older children. Sadly, we’ve moved away from the content for really young kids as my girl moves into tween-dom…!

    Thank you!! xx

  90. October 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Thankfully N’s ok with photos at the moment – when he agrees to them. But over time I’m sure I’ll be moving to this type of this. It will be a sad time because the blog was ultimately set up to be a journal of what we get up to, and I’ll have to start using normal photo albums for us instead of the blog. Some good ideas here.

    PS Your girls are all stunners!

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