New Camera Fun


I originally bought this camera as a Christmas present for my sister but my mum got her the same thing...instead of going back and returning it I decided to keep it for myself! It's the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 - of course I got it in pink. Today was the first time I took it out of its box and used it. I have come to the conclusion that these are actually pretty cool! Aside from the fact that the film is ridiculously expensive (I think it works out at about £3 a picture!), I love how the photos come out and they have that vintage look, like an Instagram shot but in "real life" form. Jonathan loves how they look on our fridge! Here are the three snaps we took today. Emilia & I were wearing matching velour tracksuits...I mean how much classier can you get. Also, if you are having a hard time getting your toddler to pose for pictures I recommend investing in one of these OR painting your own camera pastel pink. I think Emilia believed that this was a magical toy camera because I've never seen her give such a cheesy grin before! She was so pleased with herself! 

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  1. Aw this is so cute! Shame about the film being so expensive, but the photos look great! :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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  2. aaw those photos are the cutest things!! love emilia's camera smiling face!

    Rachel // Style Soup

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  3. SO COOL ANNA! I saw a post of yours or maybe Jonathan's on Instagram about this photo today and looked it up... I'm in love! I found it on Amazon and definitely want the pink as well. The film is expensive though. On Amazon if you buy it in a set of 2pks it's $19/US. That's about $1 a photo--take them wisely, I guess! I think it's worth it though, you get it immediately. I take dozens of photos and never print them. I need this in my life!
    ~Richelle, Richelleloveslife.com

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  4. The pictures are so cute! They look like they were taken years ago..I love that effect! My friend has a similar one and she too said the film is quite pricey :(

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  5. I think it was a pretty good idea to keep the camera for yourself :) I'd love to have some of these pictures with that vintage look. Oh and yes, Emilia grins like a Chesire cat (excuse me, I'm from Germany and I don't know whether you're able to understand it. I tried to translate it, but it sounds ridiculous and totally wrong). Whatever, great post and I'm definitely looking forward to read more :) Greetings from one of your friendliest friends.

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  6. I have an instamatic camera(from years ago) but it is not a mini. These tiny pictures are adorable and great for displaying! I also love the "pink" color as well. Thanks for sharing it with us and also the pics!! Take great care! Xx

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  7. I have been wanting to buy this for SO LONG! I love the way the pictures look. Like you say, just as a "real life" Instagram shot. What has been holding me back is the price. I agree it's quite expensive. Maybe for a special occasion.. I think they are great mementos to have. You took some great pictures!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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  8. The pictures looks great! You have a lovely family :) i found cheaper film on amazon 40 shots for £30 thats where i get my film from x

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  9. I regularly invest in disposable cameras because I love the 'old' look of the pictures. Some of my favourite photographs are random shots collected from the counter at the Boots film-developing desk.

    And, my god, Emilia is cutest little girl ever.

    Kezia-Eloise | inkstainedjodhpurs.blogspot.com

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  10. How cute! I think Polaroids are so much fun. You're right, real life Instagram! (:

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  11. Omg anna its so expensive over there! In the philippines its only £6 per pack (10 films) but i love how your photos turned out :) now i want one for myself!

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  12. I love this camera! I bought mine this past summer and love it! I wanted white but settled with yellow!!!

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  13. So glad you got one! I have one just like yours in yellow! It's definitely more fun to have a Polaroid around isn't it? Hope you continue to enjoy yours!

    kayesmiling.blogspot.com

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  14. I love the pictures that come out! I need one of these now, they'd be perfect for some cute blog photos or wall decoration. Great post Anna xx

    Jessica Anna | A So Called Beauty Blog

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  15. I love the way Emilia smiles! 😁😁

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  16. I love the way Emilia smiles! 😁😁

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  17. I got one of these for my boyfriends little brother for his confirmation last year. He used it at his party and the pictures all turned out so nice. Great memories and it was so much fun to use!

    Jessica

    http://jessicalexi123.blogspot.ie/

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  18. I've been wanting to get this camera for ages but I'm just so indecisive I can't pick a colour! The pink is so pretty tho hhmmmmm

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  19. My sister has one if these and they're great for capturing special moments in such a lovely way :) I bet the photos would look lovely in a large frame all together, like a collage :) xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. adore instax! it's so much fun, right?
    your family is super gorgeous and so are the pictures :)

    xx Rebekah

    http://www.flirting-with-fashion.blogspot.de

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  21. THIS IS SO ADORABLE! A lovely idea to use them as fridge pictures, once in a lifetime moments captured to look at daily (and not on instagram!)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. beautiful pics! thanks sharing!

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  23. Love these pictures! I have the camera too and I'm very happy with it (:

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  24. I've wanted one of these for ages, they look amazing! Even if they do work out as very expensive per picture.

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  25. The smile that Emilia gives is just priceless! I really want one of these, but the price of the film is what is holding me back.

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  26. It's a shame you bought the same thing, but I bet you'll have hours of fun with it!
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  27. Great photos! You guys are so cute, such a lovely family :)

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  28. I Love your blog❤️

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  29. Cute photos and I love the colour of the camera!

    You are so beautiful without make up btw :)

    I just posted a weekly food diary on my blog, I would really appreciate to know what you think about it :)

    nutritionpsychology.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I love these types of camaeras. The pictures are lovely.
    Lx
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  31. Dear Anna,
    You have such a lovely family! :) I do have a question.Please can I have your e-mail address in order to ask you something that I can not post? Thank you!

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  32. Haii Anna! I am from Indonesia. I've been watching your vlogs since emilia born and that's my first video too. hihihihi.. Both of you looks so pretty in here! xoxo

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  33. I saw this camera and I really need it in my life :) xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  34. Really wanted one of these - might just consider buying it. Again, lovely post keep it up.

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  35. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Besides, I'm having an eye on that camera too. Been wanting it for Christmas but ended up not getting it. Ugh, now I REALLY wanna get it!

    Love,
    Sophie

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  36. This is so cute!! I love the classic look and the fact that they are taken by your family of your family.

    www.katelately.com

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  37. These are such cute pictures! love your posts always Anna :)

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  38. such a fun gift! I love polaroids, it always seems so much more fun when you can have your pictures straight away!

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  39. Beautiful pics! The camera is super cute!

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  40. I really want a camera like this but the film is really expensive. Maybe as a birthday present. The pictures are great.

    x Kate
    www.the-little-day-dreamer.blogspot.com

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  41. I LOVE those cameras! They are so amazing! Your pictures are too cute!
    <3
    Katya x

    www.katyaowu.com

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  42. Aaaw that's so cute! And you are so pretty without makeup, Anna! xx

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  43. I have the same one and I love it! Hope you enjoy the camera as much as I do! :)
    It's a wonderful way to capture special moments!
    xo

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  44. You are too early for the blog today :-) I also like this camera very much, already in pink. The pictures look very 80´s.

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  45. I love the look of these cameras! Gorgeous photos x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  46. I've been wanting one of these for ages! Where did you get it from? Also you all look gorgeous in the pictures!xxx

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  47. I've always loved such cameras! Your photos are all so adorable! And that cheesy grin!! She's the cutest baby girl ever! <3

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  48. I still think about buying also one, but it's just soo expensive!
    But I just have to admit, the photos look amazing, especially yours, the photo of You and Emilia is sooo cute!
    All photos are just so cute!

    Lots of love from Germany (thats why my English is not very good! :D) :)

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  49. This camera is super cute, you guys look adorable! I love the color of camera :) xxx

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  50. Always wanted one of these camera's. The photo's automatically look special, ones that are perfect for a scrapbook!

    http://itslolll.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  51. I got this camera (in pink) as well for Christmas and I 💕 it. Next time I get film I want to get the patterned background film. They have stars andwater colour ones and a few others. Im sure you will find a cute way to display these photos as well. Thanks for sharing this with us. Cheers Sara

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  52. What an awesome camera!! I love the classic polaroids!! You kiddos are the cutest :)

    Rachel
    Blonde with a Chanse

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  53. You can buy the polaroid on eBay, they are much cheaper :)

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  54. I got the same camera for christmas and love it! I love that you never quite know how the pictures are going to turn out, it makes it more fun I think. You've captured some lovely photos, you and Emilia look gorgeous in the last one!
    www.missmollyemma.blogspot.com

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  55. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 looks like an awesome camera.

    x
    www.thecherryfactor.com

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  56. I love how nostalgic the instax pictures look! And who doesn't love a cute little pink camera?! Emilia is adorable.

    http://crowleyparty.blogspot.com/

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  57. You look lovely and fresh faced in that pic!

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  58. ooo this camera is so cute!!

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  59. i just love emilia's little smile :D

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  60. Oh, I've been wanting this camera for a good while!

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  61. sooo adorable the camera is so cute ^_^

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  62. Hi Anna! I have the same camera in white, bought from eBay. I managed to get the camera and a large pack of film for roughly £70. I've had it since last year and haven't had to repurchase yet so I highly recommend having a look on eBay or Amazon for film in the future! xx

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  63. I recently got one of these cameras, but sadly mine broke after a couple of weeks of having it. It was great for my photography, but it definitely came at a price x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  64. I love the Fuji film cameras! Cute photos!

    http://www.rebeccastonesblogs.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  65. I love these cameras! So tempted to buy one. How cute does Amelia look!!

    Katy x x


    www.whatkatyknows.net

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  66. I have been considering buying Instax, I like polaroids and this one has a cute design (which is not important for a camera, but you know :D). Check out my photos from Copenhagen or my travelogue from Paris if interested. Have a great day!

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  67. These are the sweetest pictures ever, the last on of you and Emilia is gorgeous :)

    Charlotte - styleaked

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