Parents in the Picture Instagram Community

It’s no secret that I am snap happy with my camera. I love taking photos of the boys and love that I will have them all to look back on in years to come.

One thing I’m not very good at is taking photos of myself but I’ve been making more of an effort to do so over the last few weeks and have made it my mission do this regularly.



With the New Year now upon us, I’ve decided to start using the hashtag #parentsinthepicture over on Instagram (one of my favourite social platforms) to hopefully encourage not only myself but other parents to regularly take photos of themselves.

I would love for you to be a part of this community. It’s really easy to join in – you just need to use the #parentsinthepicture hashtag on any family photo or photo that has you or your partner in it.

I’ll be commenting on all photos that use hashtag and sharing my favourites on my Instagram account on the last Friday of each month. You don’t need to be a blogger to join in either, as long as you have an Instagram account you’re welcome!

I do hope you’ll come and join me – I would love to see your photos!


  1. This is one of my resolutions too great idea and I will try and join in as often as I can!

  2. I shall definitely try to remember to use this! I take so many photos of everyone else but rarely one of myself! #KCACOLS

  3. Oh i love this! Love finding new hashtags to join in with. I will definitley join in with this. Always nice to have photos with the parents in too. #KCACOLS

    • So many of us forget to be in the picture so I thought as hashtag like this would encourage us to do so more! I look forward to seeing your photos Beth. x

  4. Carol Cameleon

    What a great idea for a hashtag, though I never post pics of our 9yo or hubby! Hope it goes well for you. #kcacols

  5. What a lovely idea. I’ll definitely try and remember to take part! #KCACOLS

  6. Jenna - NorthernBird84

    What a wonderful idea. I’m always taking photos but am so rarely in them #KCACOLS

  7. What a great idea. So easy to be missing from the photos. #MMBC

  8. I was just looking through my Insta last night and thinking that there needed to be more pictures that aren’t just my daughter posing. This is a great idea and hashtag #kcacols

  9. What lovely family pics. I am trying to make more of an effort to be in more photos this year too! I will keep your hashtag in mind!

    Thanks for sharing with MMBC. x

  10. I will remember this next time I have an image with me in! #MMBC

  11. I think this is a fab idea. I do post a few pics of myself, but it would be nice to get more pictures of my kids and I together.

  12. I love this!! I will admit I am horrible at making sure I am in the pictures. I am usually always the one taking the pictures. I need to be better about this! I followed you on all social media. Thanks for the inspiration. #KCACOLS

  13. Lovely idea. I rarely have full length shots of me with E as I am so self conscious, but I’m working on it. Great idea for a hashtag! #KCACOLS

  14. I have made myself a promise this year and live more in the moment and not to always be behind the camera and to actually get in front of it! So this little Instagram community would be amazing. Thank you so much for linking up with us for #kcacols and we hope to see you next time.

  15. It’s a lovely idea- I so wish I could get more photos of the kids and us together though! #KCACOLS

  16. Love this idea Maria. i will definitely try to join in when i can #kcacols

  17. I’m ALWAYS the one behind the camera and not in the photos haha I know what you mean! #KCACOLS

  18. Back again from #KCACOLS!

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