Siblings – January 2015

It’s hard to get a photo of all three children together and even harder to get one where someone isn’t covered in food, crying or out of focus!

This year I’m joining in with Siblings – a monthly photo challenge to take a photo of them all together once a month.

I set about taking my first Sibling photo today and whilst I didn’t get quite the perfect capture I had hoped for I’ve got a number of pictures I want to share for my post this month.  (I realise this might be cheating a little but I couldn’t narrow it my choices down to just one as each picture demonstrates something about their relationship at this stage in time).

So the first photo is a complete set up – I wanted to photograph them all sat on the floor in the playroom (as the lighting is pretty good in there) and I knew I could get Amy to sit on Ben’s knee, I was hoping I might just get them all looking at the camera, a proper posed shot I guess.  A photo which captured their gorgeous faces.  Obviously this is quite tricky as whilst Ben and Chlo will follow instruction (to a point) Amy isn’t going to listen when I was her to sit still and look at the camera!  I took quite a few pictures but these are my favourites:

I’m not sure why Chloe felt the need to put her arms in the air but it made me laugh. In the second shot I had asked Ben to try and put Amy in the middle of them as I kept losing his face behind her head – as you can she was unimpressed and that was the end of our little session right there!

The next set of photos captures more of a moment – Amy is so close to walking but just doesn’t quite have the confidence yet.  Watching Ben and Chloe helping her to walk this morning was really special and gave me a little snapshot of the future. I  can just imagine them walking about with her in the park in the Spring when she’s really found her feet!

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  1. January 15, 2015 / 8:56 am

    Aww they're both such sweet sets of photos – I'm not surprised you couldn't choose, and they're absolutely no rule that says you have to anyway! I think my favourites are the ones of Amy walking, it's so lovely to see her big brother and sister being so caring of their baby. And a bit Welcome to Siblings too – it's a great project and I hope you'll love it as much as we all do 🙂

    • January 15, 2015 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks Carie, I'm really very excited to be joining in this year!
      I love the walking ones too – such a precious moment. Since I took the picture last weekend she has really found her feet and walks without their help! x

  2. January 15, 2015 / 10:36 am

    Welcome to Siblings! You've taken some lovely photographs here that really show how close they are. And I love how you dress them – Chloe's jumper and Amy's dungarees especially.

    • January 15, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you! We actively avoid pink 🙂

  3. January 15, 2015 / 11:29 am

    Very cute pics. I like both sets. Lovely to capture their relationship together as well as their beautiful faces. We also share the problems trying to get them all to pose, but I guess that's half the fun, and will be nice to look back at this in a few years when they've mastered the photo sessions, and I bet you'll miss the excitement of never knowing what's coming next #siblings x

    • January 15, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      You're right – it can make for lovely photos and in this instance shows exactly what they are like together 🙂

  4. FromMummy ToMum
    January 15, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    Awe love all the pictures, I can see why you had a hard time picking just one. I love the last one though, can see how proud Amy is and how attentive Chloe and Ben are with her.

    • January 15, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      It absolutely captures their relationship 🙂

  5. January 15, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    Oh, Amy is looking so grown up! Lovely photos, and I love Chloe's duck top, so sweet! x

    • January 15, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      Isn't she! My little baby!
      I love Chloe's jumper too – it was from GAP last Spring but only just fits her now!

  6. January 15, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    Oh seeing them help Amy to walk is just lovely! I am so excited that you're joining in this year – YAY!! x

    • January 15, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      As inspired by you lovely lady! I've always loved your posts. I don't know why I haven't joined in before!

  7. Caroline Elliott
    January 15, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Gorgeous photos and I love the ones of them helping her walk, so cute! X

  8. Vikki Holness
    January 15, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    Oh my goodness, i cannot believe how big and grown up Amy is looking these days. No photo is ever perfect and i love the fact yours don't look staged and have captured real moments. xxx #siblings

    • January 15, 2015 / 9:15 pm

      She's changed so much hasn't she! My baby girl is getting all grown up!
      Although I was frustrated with the images at the time I love looking at them now!

  9. Anna @ the next big journey
    January 15, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    I love that last one; it's like Amy is looking at the camera and saying "let the fun begin!"

    • January 15, 2015 / 9:16 pm

      She is isn't she!! She looks ready to rule the world 🙂

  10. January 15, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    It's so hard to take photos of multiple kids at once, I think you did a great job. And A's pigtails are just the cutest:)

  11. Kriss MacDonald
    January 16, 2015 / 10:19 am

    Lovely captures of the three of them together especially as they help your youngest walk!

  12. January 16, 2015 / 11:17 am

    All beautiful photos! What are your age gaps?

    • January 16, 2015 / 11:42 am

      2 yrs between Ben and Chloe, 2 yrs 4 months between Chlo & Amy x

  13. January 16, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Oh I absolutely love these photos, and it's totally not cheating to share a load, I think you'll find most of struggle to narrow it down each month to less that 3 or 4. I love that in the first two you can really see their little personalities, but I adore those walking ones, thats what having a sibling is all about… having someone there to hold your hand.
    So glad to have you joining in with us for Siblings this year, welcome! x

  14. January 16, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Gorgeous photos and I just love the ones of Ben and Chloe help Amy to walk – so adorable 🙂

  15. Jane Escapades
    January 20, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    I love your photos, the two of them helping her walk is so sweet. It looks like they all have a great relationship. I can't wait to see what they get up to this year x

  16. Lauren Boysandbobbins
    January 29, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Love the ones where they are holding hands, think you did a great job. I struggle to get mine looking at the camera at the same time and only have two to think about! x

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