A Wooden Door…The Ordinary Moments

Alice bday dress

I have always loved to take photos, I don’t claim to be brilliant at it, but it is something that I have always done. On birthday nights out, I am the one snapping away and I have a lot of fab photos.

When I became a mummy, I took a lot more photos, I mean a lot more photos…I am probably not alone in this. I was always snapping away capturing everything that Alice did, sometimes to share with daddy who was at work. But mainly for the memories, I love looking back at them,

There are the random photos and the action photos, but then there are those moments that you want to capture and you think more carefully about.

I remember the first time I wanted a nice picture of Alice, a picture where the background was plain and simple. You know the ones that don’t have toys everywhere in the background or a random kettle behind their head.


Alice ballet

All ready for baby ballerina’s – January 2015

So, I started to get her to stand by our wooden door. It was a split second decision one day, when I really wanted a picture and it has now become a bit of a thing in our house.

If I say to Alice now I would like a picture, she walks over to the wooden door and poses for me. Sometimes this is great and other times I have to take it and then try and get another one somewhere else. You know just for a bit of variety.

Alice Mar15

All ready for grandad’s 70th birthday – March 2015

But, do you know what I was looking back though my photos this week for a blog post that I was writing and the ones by the wooden door kept popping up. It made me think firstly I had taken more than I thought I had, but also how lovely it was to see Alice in the same place over time. I could see changes in her, that I might not have noticed otherwise.


Holly joins in too now. In fact the last time Alice wanted me to take a picture of her in her pretty dress before she went to her friend’s birthday party, she was stood by the door and Holly was watching. Then she started to back up, so that she too could be in the photo. They are not the best photo’s, but they really capture the moment.

As I was writing this, it made me think about the lovely Katie, who hosts The Ordinary Moments and the gorgeous pictures of her girls that she takes by the garage door. I don’t have nearly as many and they are no where near as brilliant as her’s. I adore Katie’s photography.

But I did think I am sure she has written about her garage door photos and I probably read it when she posted it. So, I had a search on her blog (I’m not a stalker, promise!) and yes she had written one. In fact Katie’s garage door is quite famous…

It’s funny how something so simple as a wooden door, can become a part of your family memories and I am sure Katie thinks the same about her garage door!


Joining Katie at MummyDaddyMe

girls laughing


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  1. April 10, 2016 / 07:19

    Haha we have a door that creates a makeshift backdrop for many photos too and like Holly my littlest automatically runs there to join her big sister when she hears the word photo!
    Lovely pictures of Alice especially the ballerina one.

  2. April 10, 2016 / 07:22

    We also are door posers but we’ve moved house three times since Charlie was born so we don’t have the same one but it must be lovely to see how she is getting closer to the handle then she will pop over the top!

  3. April 10, 2016 / 08:36

    It’s funny how something becomes part of the ordinary routine isn’t it? As I started reading this I thought of Katie’s girls and then you mentioned it. Alice looks very happy posing x

    • April 16, 2016 / 15:58

      Yes, who would have thought I would be writing about a wooden door! x

  4. April 10, 2016 / 15:18

    Gorgeous post and I agree, there is something about having a little photo tradition that really helps show how they are growing and changing doesn’t it? I think it helps just focus on them rather than the background behind it. Thanks for mentioning my garage door. (haha not a sentence you write every day!) It’s a weird thing to have started but it’s just become an ordinary moment for us now, I love that I have all these photos of them to look back on when they are older! Just like you will with your wooden one! 😉 xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 15:59

      Thank you lovely. Ha Ha yes, who though garage and wooden doors would appear on our blogs. Your garage door is the most famous garage door ever 🙂 xx

  5. April 10, 2016 / 17:12

    Gorgeous pictures and gorgeous girls, I always remember growing up my Mum would always take pictures of us in front of the fire place – it became a tradition. Xxx
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  6. April 10, 2016 / 20:40

    It’s really lovely to take a photo in the same place, I do this with our nursing chair, I started when Rosalie was first born and now I have one of her every month since! It’s absolutely amazing to see the changes each month. This is a really lovely post. Jess x
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  7. April 10, 2016 / 20:57

    I have white doors that are regularly my photo background too! I have too much clutter everywhere else! You know what though, it is lovely to look back and see how they have grown. Kaz x
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    • April 16, 2016 / 16:01

      Yes, you can really see the difference when you look back x

  8. April 10, 2016 / 23:42

    Oh wow you can really see how much she’s grown in a year and a bit can’t you! What a lovely tradition, and definitely one to keep up 🙂
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    • April 11, 2016 / 12:55

      Yes, its only when you look at pictures taken in the same place that you notice it x

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