Me & Mine – January 2015

Every month I’ve loved seeing Donna’s Me & Mine picture and this year I’m determined to join in and do the same.  There’s only a handful of photos with all 5 of us in and this is the year I’m going to rectify that.

I told Dave all about the project and how I wanted us to be able to join in and he was up for it – which was a relief as a monthly photo of all five us could have been tricky otherwise.

This photo was taken right at the start of the month and was actually our our first attempt whilst out for a walk down the canal, I noticed a bit of wall that looked high enough to put the camera on and we tested out the self timer for the first time!

The photo has taken a bit of editing as the right side was really bright leaving us, the supposed focus of the image, in the dark.  I messed about trying to edit if for a while and didn’t really get very far but my friend Lucy had a go at altering it using some app or other – I’m pretty impressed with what she managed to do!

So there we go. Our first family portrait of the year. Done.

dear beautiful


  1. January 31, 2015 / 8:28 am

    Oh Colette what a gorgeous family capture near the water canal. I love it. Your family is so adorable and look even the quack quacks wanted in on your family snapshot. Lovely #meandmine

  2. January 31, 2015 / 10:29 am

    What a great picture! I actually really like the light in this.

    • January 31, 2015 / 10:33 am

      Thanks Amber – I'm so pleased with it. I was gutted when we thought we couldn't rescue it but it has come out really well!

  3. January 31, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    Beautiful photo and I am so glad you are linking up!! Yay for family photos! x

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks for inspiring me!

  4. January 31, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    Oh that's a gorgeous picture I'm so glad you could save it, it's a great start to the year!

  5. January 31, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    I love this photograph. Your family are always so happy and smiley, so lovely to see #meandmine

    • February 1, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks Emma – that's such a lovely thing to say x

    February 1, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Great location for your first me and mine. The sunshine looks so warm but you lot all bundled up betrays the truth of the temperature x

  7. February 2, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    Ahh this is a lovely photo of the five of you. And I'm so glad that you've been inspired by Donna to take more family snaps and get involved in Me and Mine. You won't regret it, especially if your husband is on board (two years in and mine still has a little moan most months) there is just something so nice about collecting photos of you all together. Thanks so much for linking up with Me and Mine. x

  8. February 4, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    This is a beautiful photo- I love the light and the setting. You will love joining in each month I am sure. x

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