Why I Snap {feat Chantelle from Mama Mummy Mum}

This weeks 'Why I Snap' is a day early to make way for Me&Mine tomorrow.
This weeks featured blogger is Chantelle and she blogs at Mama Mummy Mum.
I'm Chantelle, I am a wife to a very outnumbered husband and most importantly, I am a mummy to four lovely daughters!! When I'm not busy chasing around my little monkey's, I like to sit down, put my feet up with a cup of coffee and read a good book.

I started writing my blog, Mama Mummy Mum over 2 years ago now, in September 2011. Originally I started blogging as a way of writing down my thoughts, somewhere to keep little memories about my family, kind of like an open diary. My blog has now expanded to include all sorts of subjects including baking, arts & crafts and lots of photos, as well as reviews and giveaways.

Why do you like photography?

I think the main reason I like photography is because it gives me the chance to capture every little moment of my children's lives. It allows me to look back at the photos and remember all those special times whether they be big or small.

What do you like taking photos of?

I love taking photos of my kids and luckily for me, my kids love the camera and are more than happy to strike a pose. I also like taking pictures of the sky, it is always changing and I think makes for a beautiful image wherever you are in the world.

Do you have a particular style?

I don't think I have a particular style of photography but if you wanted to put a name to it, I suppose I would call it "In the moment". That is where my trusty iPhone comes in handy because I like to take pictures as I see them.

When did you first get into photography?

I first started to really take pictures when my eldest daughter was born back in 2005, I'm sure any parent will have been the same, wanting to capture all of those "firsts", every little milestone. I think with each child that I have had, I've taken more and more photos. I currently have over 700 images on my phone, I really should start get them printed.

What kind of photos do you like looking at?

I like looking at many different genres of photos. I find myself constantly looking through Instagram and finding all sorts of weird and wonderful pictures. Some make me laugh, some take my breath away at just how beautiful they are, each one tells a different story.

What are three of your favourite photographs you have taken?

1. This photograph is of my husband and my eldest daughter. I think it just shows a lovely father/daughter moment in beautiful surroundings.
2. This is a photograph of the sun going down over by cafe mambo in Ibiza. Everyone around us relaxing, admiring the same stunning view.

3. One of my favourites had to be a little bit funny. This photograph is of my youngest daughter Layla and the cheeky expression on her face is one she pulls constantly and never fails to make me chuckle.

 'Why I Snap' is a weekly series on my blog. If you want to be featured/join in please email me realhousewifeofsuffolk@gmail.com  
It doesn't matter if you are a pro, or a hobby photographer. If you own a DSLR, a compact or just take photos on your phone. If you enjoy taking photos of any quality and of anything I want you to join in. 
You can see previous posts in this series by looking on the 'Why I Snap' page.
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