Raising two tiny humans and documenting our little adventures
Nikki Plus Two
Oh, hey there!
I’m Nikki, twenty-something mama to Isaac and Rory, the little lights of my life. We live up in the north east of England with the boys’ dad (and my fiancé!), Craig.
When I’m not wading through endless dirty nappies or talking my toddlers out of dropping remotes into toilets, you’ll find us out exploring the beautiful Northumberland countryside or roaming the coastline - probably with a camera in tow!
I started to use Instagram to document our days shortly after my first boy was born in 2015, and from there I’ve met so many other lovely likeminded people in the same stage of life. Up all night with a teething baby? Pulling your hair out over the ‘terrible twos’ tantrums? Struggling with mum guilt and that fabled work/life balance?! You can bet that someone else is, too.
Say hi if you fancy it, I always like to meet new people and swap stories of parenting mishaps!
My Favourite Apps for Instagram
The apps I use for my everyday edits
While I don’t claim to be a photographer or any sort of editing expert, I do love to play around and tweak my pictures. And it’s easier than it’s ever been thanks to the apps we all have access to nowadays! Here are a few of the ones I use to make the best of my images.
Free and super easy to use, you can brighten your pictures, straighten them, sharpen them and more. I’ve recently started to play with presets which you can buy really cheaply these days - and they make such a difference to your photographs!
While this is a free app, you do have to purchase the filters for a couple of pounds each. But there is so much choice and variety, and the app also offers all the same basic editing tools you get in other apps, so you can do all your editing in one place. It’s definitely a favourite of mine! And since you asked, I’m A8 or HB1 😉
Another free app, this one is a favourite because it offers some handy little features that others done. The ‘selective’ feature allows you to edit one small part of the image without affecting the rest. I also use the ‘healing’ features to edit out plug sockets etc for a cleaner image (call me OCD...). Definitely worth a look!