Show you were there more parents more photos

Show you were there – getting more parents in more photos

I’ve been quite quietly working away at something that means a lot to me.

And I think it’s time to start shouting about it a bit more.

You might not know this but I have a little Instagram community using #ShowYouWereThere that I absolutely love and that I would be thrilled to see more people joining in with.

So what is #ShowYouWereThere about?

It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.

Show you were there getting more parents in more photos


#ShowYouWereThere is an Instagram community for photos that feature you in some way.

It really doesn’t matter what the photo is, as long as you’re in it.

The photo could be:

  • a selfie
  • a family portrait
  • a snap of you with your partner
  • you and your best friend together
  • an outfit of the day picture
  • your shoes
  • your hand holding a precious cup of coffee or glass of wine

If it shows that you were there, then please do tag it #showyouwerethere!

Every fortnight I share four photos from the #ShowYouWereThere community here on my blog, which means a lovely little back link for bloggers, and a lot of fun for me looking through all the photos to make my choices!


Now, I bet you have a whole load of excuses and reasons why you’re not in that many photos.

If this is you, then take a few minutes and go and read these posts:

8 reasons you shouldn’t have your photo taken (and one really important reason you should)

How to be in more photos when you don’t have anyone to take them for you

Stop making excuses and get in front of the camera


The theme behind all of those posts is that you should push aside pretty much any excuse you can think of for not being in photos.

Because it’s not about you.

It’s about your children, and the people who love you.  These photos are for them, for the future.

So please, stop worrying about how you look in photos and just get in more of them.  Get in more photos with your children and for you children.

Print them out and put them in good old-fashioned photo albums.

Have a photobook made with all your family photos.

Share them over on Instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.

I’m looking forward to seeing you!


This post is linked up with KCACOLS.

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