Why choose Bundles of Joy Photography?

When it comes to choosing a newborn photographer, we realise that you are likely to be spoilt for choice.

But rather than tell you why we believe we are different and why you should choose Bundles of Joy Photography, in today’s blog I thought it would be better to let our client’s do the talking!

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What our clients say about our newborn photography

We have received many glowing testimonials from our clients over the years. So, below is a small selection of just some of those.

The ones shared here have been posted on our Facebook page. Do take a look there if you fancy reading more or visit our testimonials page on our website. 

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Relaxed and award-winning newborn photography 

Of course, we are thrilled when client’s express their delight with their photos and their experience. But, the purpose of sharing these reviews here is to help you discover what makes the newborn photography experience we offer so special.

Read on and you’ll see that time and time again, clients mention:

·         our caring and attentive service,

·         our welcoming and homely photography studio,

·         our relaxed portrait sessions,

·         and, most importantly, our beautiful newborn portraits.

Why choose Bundles of Joy Photography for your newborn portraits?

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Nick Barker – Reviewed Bundles of Joy Photography as 5 stars, 11/08/2017

“Georgina and her mum welcomed us to their beautiful home. We were looked after so well. However.... the most important aspect of our visit was the photos of our baby, Millie. The caring and sensitive manner in which they looked after Millie (3 weeks old) whilst taking an abundance of AMAZING photos! WOW! We can't wait to see the results. Georgina has won some very significant awards and I'm not at all surprised! We're going back to view the results soon but we are very confident that they will be amazing. This young lady is exceptional! In a class of her own.”

Sally Froggatt – Reviewed Bundles of Joy Photography as 5 stars, 01/06/2017

“It's difficult to some up in a few words how magical the experience at Bundles of Joy was...every part of the process was such fun. I was also lucky enough to get a sneak peak behind the scenes and watching George at work was fantastic to see. She’s a true professional and inspiring. I felt Noah was in the safest of hands and I didn't hold back in asking her to be a potential babysitter in the future!!  Thanks George and Sue.”

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Nikki Wheeldon – Reviewed Bundles of Joy Photography as 5 stars, 17/08/2017

“We have just received our album from George's newborn photo shoot...I have fallen in love all over again, Georgina has done an amazing job capturing such amazing picturesThe whole experience with Georgina and her Mum has been perfect, couldn't recommend bundles of joy highly enough! Thank you, Nikki & Chris”

Julia Jackson – Reviewed Bundles of Joy Photography as 5 stars, 03/04/2017

“I can't recommend Georgina highly enough. The day when Albert had his photos taken I was so relaxed to leave him with Georgina and Sue that I had a little nap! When we returned to view the photos both my Mum and I got tears in our eyes at how beautiful the pictures were and how lovely the whole experience is made. I am so pleased we had the photographs done to remember our little boy during such a special time and I couldn't chose between all the gorgeous images so had to have them all!”

Nicki Hutchinson – Reviewed Bundles of Joy Photography as 5 stars, 20/04/2016

“My little boy is almost two and I still enjoy the pictures daily ..from my canvas in my living room to the screen saver on my phone (and of course my cover picture on Facebook) As well as having the beautiful album to get out and go through from time to time. I cannot recommend Georgina enough! The whole experience of the shoot was so lovingly done. We were made to feel so comfortable and at home ..which meant a lot as it was my first time out of the house after my c-section. Cole was so carefully positioned that we could sit and relax with a cuppa knowing he was in good hands.”

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Rhianna Crouch – Reviewed Bundles of Joy Photography as 5 stars, 19/04/2016

“We had the best experience with Georgina and Sue. I went from being really worried about leaving Grayson to being totally relaxed within minutes of meeting them both. We were able to watch and hear the photos being taken. Having the time to just sit and relax with my husband was amazing while being looked after with yummy coffees and treats. Their knowledge and experience of babies taught us so much we actually bought some of the tools they used while we were there. The shusher for one.

On viewing the photos we were blown away, absolutely stunning. I even love the photos of me which I really didn't want to do but am so glad Georgina encouraged me to do. This is one of the best experiences we have ever had and would highly recommend for any parents with a newborn. In fact, we already have given the details to friends after seeing the photos. Many thanks to you both. Lots of love Rhianna, Phill and Grayson XXX”

Further reading about newborn photography

If you are considering booking a newborn photoshoot and have any questions whatsoever about a typical session with Bundles of Joy Photography, please take a look around our website for more information.  

We also have a number of helpful articles in our Blog, packed with tips for new parents like you. For example, take a look at:

·         Ten questions to ask when choosing a newborn photographer

·         How to get the most out of your newborn baby photography experience

Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to call me on 07973 939 522, email me at photos@bundlesofjoyphotography.co.uk or complete this contact form.

Thanks for reading,

Georgina x

Five ways to celebrate the birth of your baby

The safe arrival of your new ‘bundle of joy’ is a time for celebration! After all, this is a life-changing event. You have become a parent and welcomed a new little person into the world!

But how can you celebrate this super-exciting time in a way that isn’t exhausting for an already-tired mum and dad with a brand-new baby? Well, here are my recommendations!

Five ways to celebrate the birth of your baby

1.       Have some alone time with you and the baby

Yes, everyone including grandma Joan, Auntie Carol, cousin Sarah and even the neighbours will be desperate to meet the new member of the family.

But remember that in the immediate aftermath of the birth, you shouldn’t feel guilty about having some uninterrupted bonding time with your new baby.

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Get as much skin-to-skin time as you can in those early hours and days. Spend some quality time with you and your baby. It will be time well spent.

Celebrate the birth of your baby with cuddles, kisses and snuggles. Take it all in! Their smell, the softness of their skin, stroke their hair, and let them clasp their hand around your finger.

Enjoy all those deliciously special moments that you experience as a new parent and savour them.

Then, when you’re ready (and only when you’re ready), announce the exciting news and let your friends and family in on the celebrations!

2.       Hold a small and informal baby shower event

Typically, a baby shower is an event held before the arrival of the baby. But there is no reason why you can’t have a small informal gathering after baby arrives.

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Perhaps even get a ‘birth-day’ cake made, personalised with their name and birth date?

Here’s how an event like this could work.

  • You invite a small crowd of friends and family, and together toast the birth of your baby.
  • No need to put on food (guests will understand that you have better things to worry about than catering)
  • Just have refreshments on hand – perhaps Prosecco for a celebratory toast?

This kind of one-off event is a great idea because you can control the visiting hours – make it clear that invited guests are all welcome, but only within set hours (perhaps even limit the entire event to one hour in total). Then, when that hour is up, everyone leaves!

Guests will likely have gifts to pass on and will love the chance to take a peek and perhaps have a quick cuddle with your new baby.

But the bonus for you is that if they attend the group event, they will be less likely to visit individually over the coming days. Leaving you and your new baby in peace, so you can relax and get to know each other without regular interruptions from individual visitors.

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3.       Plant a tree

This is a lovely way to celebrate the birth of your baby.

The seedling or small tree can be planted in your garden at home, perhaps alongside a plaque with your baby’s name and birth date. And you’ll have the joy of watching it grow over the years, as your baby will!

4.       Hire a newborn photographer to take professional portraits

Hiring a professional newborn baby photographer, like me, and having photographs taken of your baby in their very first days of life is another great way to celebrate the birth of your baby.

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Newborn portraits are typically done when the baby is approximately two weeks old or younger. That way, I can create you a series of portraits which are a permanent record of the adorable newborn stage – when your baby is curled up as they were in the womb, sleeping and peaceful.

Babies change so quickly and in a matter of weeks, your baby will have altered dramatically! I tell my clients, you only have one chance to capture beautiful newborn portraits. Don’t miss out!

And I would urge anyone planning to have a newborn photoshoot to book it well in advance, otherwise, you risk there not being a slot available on the dates you need.

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Professional baby portraits by Bundles of Joy Photography are a great way to celebrate the birth of your new baby, and are an investment that my clients tell me they have never regretted! The photographs will be something you look back on in years to come.

 5.       Keepsake jewellery and baby castings

As well as newborn photography, there are other lovely ways to capture the newborn phase and to celebrate the birth of your baby. Have you heard of keepsake jewellery?

Keepsake jewellery are beautiful items of jewellery that are unique and personal to you, with great sentimental value. They can feature your baby’s name and perhaps even their birth date and weight, or their birthstone, or even their footprint?

Similarly, you could get your baby’s hands and feet cast. The casts can be turned into charms for a bracelet or necklace, or they can be mounted and framed. As with professional newborn photographs, the cast becomes a permanent momento of your baby as a newborn.

This is a lovely way of celebrating your baby’s arrival – something you could buy yourself or for your partner. Or if you’re a family member or friend of the new mum, either buy them a casting session with a local maker or contribute vouchers towards to the total cost of the finished product – they’ll love you for it!

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If you are already a parent, how did you celebrate the birth of your baby? Do please let me know in the comments below.

And if you’d like to enquire or book a newborn photoshoot with me, please contact me as soon as possible on 07973 939 522, email me at photos@bundlesofjoyphotography.co.uk or complete this contact form to secure your slot.

Thanks for reading,

Georgina xx

Are you attending the Baby Show in Birmingham?

It’s that time of year again when I am looking ahead to the Baby Show in Birmingham which is being held at the NEC in a few weeks’ time (19-21st May).  Will I see you there?

If yes, don't miss out on my exclusive show offer which saves you £80 off the price of a newborn photoshoot!!!

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New 2017 products

Introducing the fabulous Mosaic Box Frame...

The new mosaic box frame is a great and fun way to display more than one image from your newborn photography or cake smash photo shoot. It would look FAB in any room in the house!!