Get Snap Happy this Summer with Albelli – Giveaway

I’m more than a little attached to my mate Jonny. For those of you who don’t know, Jonny is my well loved DSLR.  I’ve always been keen on taking photos to preserve memories; from taking a disposable camera with me on a big night out in my twenties to capturing precious moments in my children’s lives, I have thousands and thousands of images stored on my laptop.
Albelli, a leading photo printing company, have done some research into our relationships with our cameras and some of their findings are really quite surprising – despite 81% of Brits saying they treasure family photographs the most, 67% of young Brits admit to not having any recent photos with their parents!  I can’t help but think they’re really going to regret that in years to come. (And in fact 60% of Brits admit they already do regret not taking more photos with their parents)  I’m pleased to say there are a couple of rather comical family selfies from our trip to York Races earlier in the month but I’m afraid I’m not about to share those with you here – I may never be forgive!
I wrote a post a few year ago about the importance of pictures – I was painfully aware that there just weren’t enough photos of me and the kids.  In part because I was always the one taking the pictures, but also because I had a tendency to delete the pictures I didn’t like (which was most of them).  Since writing that Dave & I have both made more of an effort to make sure I’m “in the picture” though there’s still room for improvement.  This collection of snaps from the last couple of months has made me realise that I need to take more pictures of me and Ben!! There aren’t any.

Albelli are keen to help you make sure you don’t fall into the same trap and would like to offer you the chance to win one of their best selling products; a medium landscape photo book – the perfect way to make the most of your own family photos.

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  1. Brad Start
    July 23, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    My favourite photograph has to be the picture I took of my wife in Iceland (standing in front of 1,000's of Puffins). I have had it on my desk for many years and wouldn't part with it.

  2. July 23, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    I missed my daughter's first steps – she just stood there for a while and I didn't think she was going anywhere. I would have enough time to get the camera if I wanted…

  3. Nichole Frerichs
    July 24, 2015 / 6:25 am

    one of my husband and I white water rafting!

  4. July 24, 2015 / 6:04 am

    one of my kids on holiday in orlando


  5. Paula Readings
    July 24, 2015 / 7:12 am

    My grandsons first smile

  6. July 24, 2015 / 9:25 am

    My daughter having a really good time at a festival, she was having a hard time and it was lovley to see her enjoing herself, she is really laughing

  7. Richard Moore
    July 24, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    A photograph of my Nan for the last Christmas she was alive. Im so glad that I took it, I miss her every day x

  8. July 24, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    My favourite photo is one I took at Taronga Zoo in Sydney – I managed to capture a giraffe with the Sydney skyline as a backdrop.

  9. lynn heath
    July 24, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    I struggle to get my 3 kids looking at the camera at the same time, but I do have one photo that was taken at Knowlesy Safari Park of them sitting on a wooden Zebra, not only are they looking in the same direction but they are all smiling!!!!!

  10. July 24, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    We went to longleat and i picked up hubby's camera but failed to realise his battery was on charge next to it. Absolutely gutted.

  11. Julia Bryson
    July 25, 2015 / 6:52 am

    Mine would have to be a family photo of us all or one of our wedding photos! X

  12. Jodie Holyoake
    July 25, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    One of my favourite photo's is of my dog Basil with his head on our garden brick wall looking into to the camera + looking really sad (his puppy dog face)!

  13. July 25, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    my favourite photograph is of my family at my brothers wedding a few years ago

  14. July 25, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    my favourites photographs are the ones me and my partner took at home right after my partner delivered him on his own

  15. July 25, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    Has to be family selfie we all managed to fit in πŸ™‚

  16. July 26, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    My favourite photo is my girls in the garden

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  17. Elizabeth Hinds
    July 26, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    I've just taken one of my favourite photographs this week actually! It's a photo of my two daughters running along the beach in Wales – it would make a great painting! πŸ™‚

  18. July 26, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    I regret not taking more photo's when I lived in New Zealand

  19. July 26, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    I regret not getting any pictures of my daughter as soon as she was born, she was born at home so it didn't seem as urgent. My first pics are a couple of days later

  20. July 26, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    I regret not having pictures of my nephews first Halloween. They looked so cute in their costumes.

  21. July 27, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    I took my camera – but was gutted that it broke as my niece walked down the aisle last year!

  22. July 27, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    My favourite photos are the ones I took of my son when he was just 20 minutes old, they are the best πŸ™‚

  23. Helen Adams
    July 28, 2015 / 8:54 am

    Probably one of my wedding photos

  24. Rhi P
    July 29, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    I regret not having any of me and my son when he was a newborn… I didn't feel like any pictures in the hospital (fair enough) but the week after it was Christmas and my parents were round- I kept asking for a nice family picture of me, my partner and new baby at our first Christmas…but no πŸ™ my dad took only 3 and they were ALL really blurred and unusable. I nearly cried. To make matters worse, he sent me half a dozen of my sister holding my son which were *perfect*.
    You can't get that time back and it still makes me so, so sad… :'(

  25. Laurelin
    July 29, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    My favorite photo is one my sister took of me and my fiancΓ©. He's on one knee and I had yet to turn around to realize he was proposing!

  26. August 1, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    My daughter just after she was born

  27. August 2, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    It's usually one of us behind the camera taking a photo. But on one holiday someone offered to take a photo of all three of us. As we don't get these kinds of photo's a lot that is my favourite.

  28. August 2, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    It's usually one of us behind the camera taking a photo. But on one holiday someone offered to take a photo of all three of us. As we don't get these kinds of photo's a lot that is my favourite.

  29. August 4, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    One of my fav photos is of my son in his kilt when he was 8 months old at my sisters wedding πŸ™‚

  30. August 7, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    I always regret taking my camera out

  31. August 9, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    i regret that i haven't managed to snap all 4 of my adult children together in over 10 years

  32. August 12, 2015 / 9:44 am

    I have a photo where my daughter with her brother and no matter what we did she would not smile but so natural

  33. August 12, 2015 / 4:03 pm

    One of my favourite photos is the first time my son sat up unaided, he looks so pleased with himself πŸ™‚

  34. debbie smith
    August 13, 2015 / 11:27 am

    i had a c section with my son harry and i asked the nurse to take a photo the very moment my child is lifted out and takes his first breath she snapped it and its the most wonderful pic ive ever seen x fab giveaway x

  35. August 13, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Me and my husband went away to get married just the two of us but had a party the night after we got back, I hadn't unpacked our suitcases yet and forgot to take our camera. I don't have a single photo of celerbration with friends and family.

  36. Solange
    August 15, 2015 / 3:02 am

    My son just after she was born

  37. August 16, 2015 / 7:17 am

    I have some lovely pictures of my children, but my favourite has to be one of my son (5 months) & daughter (2 and a half) together while we were on holiday this year – she lay down next to him on his playmat, held his hand & said "i'm your best friend" & he gazed up adoringly into her eyes – I'll look at it when they're fighting later on lol!

  38. Kate B
    August 16, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    I have a photo of my oldest holding his Dad's hand when he was barely two. It was a gorgeous sunny day and he'd just been paddling in a stream but fallen bottom first so is only wearing a sun hat, a t-shirt and a soggy nappy πŸ™‚

  39. Mummy on a Budget
    August 18, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    Take sooooo many photos! It's just so easy to snap away on my phone! One of my favourites is a picture of my daughter with her Daddy when she was really tiny. So lovely to see the bond between them.

  40. August 18, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    I have lots of photos that I love- usually involving my kids!

  41. August 20, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    One I took of the children last year at the caravan, its very rare to get one of all 4 of mine together

  42. August 21, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    One of the kids at top of our local mountain

  43. August 21, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    One of my fav photos is of a little girl in Ghana πŸ™‚

  44. August 21, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    My daughter's first steps.She walked from her dad to me and there is no record of it πŸ™‚

  45. emma kinsey
    August 22, 2015 / 9:55 am

    a picture of my daughter with her grandad so precious as hes passed away now

  46. August 22, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    My fave photo is one of my hubby I took on my old school samsung phone 8 years ago. It's when I very first met him, only spoken to him about an hour but took this candid shot of him. It's lovely to look back on and show the kids of when we first met.

  47. michelle k
    August 22, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    all of my family photos, great grandparents, grandparents, parents, husband, children and grandchildren are equally precious, moments in time that have passed but remembered in a heart beat when you take a look at them again

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