If you know me, you’ll know I’m very chatty on Twitter, but actually I’m loving Instagram at the moment because the images are so cheerful and uplifting. My attempts don’t always work out Insta-worthy, so I was chatting to photographer Nina Mucalov and have invited her to share her tips … I’m going to start with idea 3.
Looking for a fun 15 minute activity with your kids this long weekend?
Try an at-home lockdown photoshoot 📸 No need to tidy anything, just pick a spot next to a big window, grab a laundry basket to clear any mess, then call your kids over.
HERE ARE 4 IDEAS I’VE USED WITH MY OWN KIDS DURING LOCKDOWN
Are books a big part of your life? Grab some favourite titles and capture your kids reading on their own or ask your partner to take one of you reading with them.
2. A favourite game
Are your kids into lego, chase, or hide-and-seek? My little one never tires of hiding under the covers (and she especially loves it when I hide with her!)
3. Upside Down
This is a sure way to capture genuine smiles and laughter. Get them to go upside down on the sofa or on the bed or ask your partner to hold them upside down. It always results in giggles.
4. Age Profile
Take a photo of each child on their own and ask them to list their favourite things. Then use an online program – Canva is great (and free!) to create an Age Profile. You’ll love looking back on these as your children grow and their tastes change.
If you like these (how could you not!) do check out her other pictures over here …