i’m so excited to share today’s post, because you know how much we love taking photos and also how much we have loved using our Instax Mini cameras over the years (dating all the way back to when josh and i were babies documenting a trip to mexico pre-kiddos right here and here). we get to share the camera love today because we have partnered with FUJIFILM to share an Instax Mini 70 giveaway for you AND a loved one, details at the bottom of this post!
josh and i ventured out with the boys earlier this week to get some wiggles out at the playground (okay, and maybe stop by shake shack for some deliciousness, too!), and brought with us a few of our new Instax Mini 70 cameras for the day. we actually got eleanor and samson their own Instax Mini 8 cameras last summer, and i love how it offers them a way to be creative and independent when we are out and about (or at home, where they most definitely enjoy taking photos of all their toys, so they can “always remember them!”). conrad is only two, but he loves getting in on the photo-taking action, and surprised us with a few really darling shots he took all on his own.
one of the reasons i have always loved Instax, is because you get such beautiful instantaneous snapshots, and holding something tangible like a photo of a loved one or something special is really valuable in this digital age.
i swear, tire swings are what samson’s dreams are made of!
these two spinning round and round together was the sweetest thing.
samson is so thoughtful about each and every photo he takes (i admit, it’s taken some practice…do you remember how many photos of the carpet in our hotel room in bermuda he insisted on taking because he wanted to remember it forever? haha!) but he has such a darling little artistic eye these days and that means pretty much every photo of his is something worth holding onto and keeping!
also, do you see the little mirror on the front of the Instax Mini 70?! this feature on the camera makes for incredible selfies (samson will tell you that! he has perfected his!) as well as using the “selfie mode” setting on the back so you can insure you’re in focus for your perfectly framed pictures!
sometimes the only way for me to win at playing tag with these boys is to jump up on the outside of the playground to tag them!
so many squirrels out and about (who made themselves a bit too at home by trying to hop into our stroller several times while we played). the boys loved taking pictures of them.
handing me his squirrel photos!
conrad takes after his papa and loves his french fries and ketchup something awful. ;)
after our time playing and taking pictures in the park, we stopped by the FUJIFILM Wonder Photo Shop near madison square park where they have a fun station inside where anyone is welcome to make scrapbook pages with their photos. they also have a bunch of printing materials and albums so you can print photos straight off your smartphones and create something tangible with them as well. i could seriously spend a solid portion of my day browsing all the fun things they have in the Wonder Photo Shop.
i had to share this photo josh took of conrad’s scrapbook page! he had given him some direction about placing the tape in the corners of his photo, and when he looked back, conrad had proudly placed all the pieces of tape in the exact same upper right corner. haha! his face was so proud. it was very sweet.
excited to continue to add to these scrapbook pages over the coming months!
AND, i’m really excited to share that FUJIFILM is giving away an Instax Mini 70 camera to one of you AND a friend or loved one of your choice, with a 10-pack of film! to enter, just comment on this instagram photo and tag your friend or loved one you’d like to share your price with. be sure to be following @Fujifilm_Instax_NorthAmerica and @wonderphotoshopnyc in order to enter! you can enter however many times you’d like, the winner will be drawn at random and messaged directly on 3/20.
thank you so much to FUJIFILM for sponsoring this blog post.