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The Reality Of Taking Child Photos As A Blogger

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The Reality Of Taking Child Photos As A Blogger

One thing I love more than anything about blogging is the opportunity I have to take photos, collect precious memories and share lovely pictures of my daughter. In fact I often get a lot of comments about how beautiful she is and how Sylvia is always smiling and happy.

Hello canvas wooden photo

Whilst my daughter is very beautiful and gorgeous to me and makes lovely photos. The harsh reality is taking photos of your child is not as simple or easy as it looks.

Seriously. For every “good shot” there is a multitude of “bad shots”, “blurred shots”, “funny shots” and so forth. I choose the smily shots to share on Instagram, and often use happy, smiling photos, however I do like to share the funny and the not so “perfect” from time to time.

Taking photos of kids is never easy. Sometimes my daughter does not want a picture taken and so we never force her. Other times she is happy to smile and pose. I think it all depends on her mood, what she is doing, the theme or product she has and whether she wants her picture taking.

My husband and I are very selective. We only take photos when Sylvia really wants to and sometimes not one picture turns out how we anticipated. Other times we get a gem which we love. In fact I have a few favourites and when Hello Canvas contacted me to review their Photo on Wood Canvas, I jumped at the chance to have one of my favourite images sent to us.

Hello Canvas Wooden Portrait

Hello Canvas have lots of different Canvas types including the Wooden Canvas. You can order this with the wood horizontal or vertical. I chose to have the picture of Sylvia and Casper on a rectangular wooden canvas. The size of the canvas is 24 x 36 Inch.

Hello Canvas Wooden Portrait

I was so impressed with the Canvas when it arrived. It looks fabulous and is gorgeous. The quality is great and the canvas came packaged really well. We attempted to take a few pictures of Sylvia next to her new Canvas and we had a very normal photo session with dancing, jigging, pulling her tongue out and crossing her eyes.

Hello Canvas Wooden Portrait

Rather than ask Sylvia to sit and smile, I thought I’d share the true Sylvia, the pictures we often don’t share or see. She sure does have a fun personality and whilst I love the beautiful smiling portrait shots, here are a few reality shots. I’m sure all parents can relate.

Hello Canvas Wooden Portrait

So, We have a beautiful new canvas which I am thrilled with and we have some funny shots which will bring happy memories each time I look at them. No child is going to sit and pose and smile perfectly for every photo and certainly not a bloggers child.

Hello Canvas Wooden Portrait

That’s the reality of taking images when your a blogger or parent for that matter.

Angela x

*We were sent this Canvas for the purpose of review. All comments are honest and my own opinion.


  1. That canvas turned out great! I feel you though, I always end up with 3 good pictures and about 100 bad blurry ones lol.

  2. I always think of my kids and what they will want shown of them as adults, so I am very careful with the pics I take.

    1. Sylvia loves to see her photos. I think as parents we can take whatever pictures we like so long as they are decent and my daughter is happy with that.

      1. Agreed, no parent would want to show their children in a bad light anyway so I dont get why there is such an issue. If you are proud of them you want to show them tastefully. My daughter loves to see herself ..hence her current addition to

  3. That’s such a neat and artistic way to have a photo in your home! I don’t have kids, but I have a kitten and I’m always trying to snap shots of how cute he’s being, so for every good photo, there are about 20 bad ones hehe. How heavy are the wooden pieces for Sylvia’s photo?

  4. Haha, taking pictures of your own kids can definitely be a challenge! Especially when you want to get all three of them in the same shot (might have a little personal experience there LOL)

  5. Yup! So true what you said about with every good shot there is a multitude of bad shots. I love how you are so encouraging about embracing the personality by allowing quirkiness to shine through. 🙂

    1. Thank Shaun. I do think it’s important to give an honest portrayal of your child and family life. No family and no photos are perfect.

  6. Your daughter seens so excited about the picture. Who wouldn’t? She looks breathtaking, even the dog is posing. The canvas was a nice touch. Nobody frames anymore

  7. It’s true! Kids will never sit through a photoshoot just smiling all the way. There’s bound to be some craziness in between. I love the quirkiness of your daughter though!

    1. Ha ha my daughter is very quirky and I love her personality. She brightens my day and I’m so glad to have her.

  8. She’s so adorable! I think it’s awesome that you found a company that prints photos like this. I really like how it turned out. The pictures with the funny poses in this post are fun to see as well!

  9. Ha I am so glad I am not a child blogger as my two boys HATE being photographed!!! Lol. I love your photos i have to say

  10. I have to agree that it takes a lot of time to capture that perfect shot when photographing children. My children are forever making silly faces at me. I do love the canvas print that you have hanging up.

  11. I love the idea of canvas photos, it just seems like it’s a better quality and more durable. Kids can be such wiggle worms, my son is always bouncing around!

  12. Some of my favorite photos are of my kids and many of them they took themselves. I loved their perspectives especially the younger one who has a very creative personality.

  13. good to think of such idea of photography and trust me this is just so cool. quite stressing a bit knowing how lil kids will always not strike that one pose, but at the end its a ll fun.

  14. Oh goodness, I have an obsession with pretty canvas photos. I have never had one made like this one though but can’t wait to. It’s so cute.

  15. aww this made me smile to read! I love how the canvas came out. I love giving these as gifts to friends and family for the holidays and they love them.

  16. Lovely pics all over your blog. It’s so hard to get my two to stay still long enough – lots of pictures of them in their high chairs over the years! 🙂

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