There aren't many photos of me when my children were younger because I was always the one behind the camera, snapping those precious moments to look back on years down the line. Film was expensive, developing another cost, and photos were taken the commemorate special occasions. Now we have a camera on our mobile phone, almost everything we do can be captured for posterity and there are many more photos of me now that the 'selfie' has become popular. There's a knack to taking the perfect selfie though. Here are some tips that I'm sure even Kim Kardashian uses...
• Have fun with your selfie. Here's one I took last year where I tried to cram every single member of our running club into the one photo at the start line of the Manchester Half Marathon and another where I shouted "BRIDGE SELFIE" and my running gang just lined up perfectly.
The people at Cotton Bag Co have come up with a genius gift idea for those of us who love to take photos of ourselves. The Selfie Bag comes with a whole host of tips and gadgets to help us get that Instagram-worthy shot and a really hand tote to carry it around it.
► Pocket for valuables: a re-usable bag isn’t quite complete unless you have a place to hold your phone, keys and money whilst out and about.
► Zip top: the whole bag has a zip across the top for added security and so that you can be rest assured that nothing will come tumbling out.
► Pop up reflector: to get the perfect lighting for your selfies we’ve included a pop-up reflector which comes tucked up in its own mini bag.
► LED ring light: if the reflector doesn’t quite cut it, then give the LED ring light a go. This ring light handily attaches to the top of your phone, plus it comes with a lead to charge and has 3 settings so you’re sure to get just the perfect lighting.