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Bloggers unveil the chaotic truth behind their perfect Instagram snaps

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Scrolling through Instagram, you'd be forgiven for thinking that everyone is living their lives through a perfectly-filtered lens.

But a bit of imaginative cropping and brightening can do wonders for a photo, and we all know that the idealised snaps we see on our screens don't always show the full picture.

Now, a number of UK-based bloggers are giving us a sneak peek into the reality of what goes on behind their perfect photos, and the results are brilliant.

Hannah, 29, who lives in the countryside and blogs as BuddingSmiles, showed what really goes into a night of creating pizza with her two-year-old son Toby:

BuddingSmiles shows the reality of a pizza-making session

BuddingSmiles shows the reality of a pizza-making session

Continuing with the food theme, Yorkshire-based blogger and mum-of-three Emma of They Grow So Quick took us behind the scenes of her smoothie-blending morning, complete with splatters of honey across the table and messy unopened jars, all of which were invisible in the final shot:

Emma showed what goes behind making a smoothie

Emma showed what goes behind making a smoothie

Mum-of-one Bridget, who blogs about life in Brighton on Bridie by the Sea, shared this enlightening photo of her first time baking with her daughter - whose less than impressed facial expression is cleverly cropped out of the snap of the perfect muffins:

Bridie by the Sea gives a glimpse into baking with a one-year-old

Bridie by the Sea gives a glimpse into baking with a one-year-old

Finally, dad Jack of Working Family Food, who lives with his wife and son in Manchester, shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the setting for his image of an artfully-arranged dinner, surrounded by messy toys:

Dad Jack hides an array of messy toys from this artful food shot

Dad Jack hides an array of messy toys from this artful food shot

The bloggers all shared their images as part of the Wren Kitchens Perceptions v Reality campaign, aiming to show what a 'lived in kitchen' really looks like.

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