Congratulations! You can finally bring your precious little bundle home from hospital, you’ve been waiting 9 long months for this special time. It is very likely that there are lots of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who are all very excited to meet your new arrival. You are exhausted after labour and wanting to settle into your new family life, it is understandable that you may well feel slightly intimidated by the prospect of loud and excited people.

You can’t stop them from wanting to come, but you can make sure that the experience isn’t too much for you or your baby as much as possible.
These tips may help things go smoothly as they meet the newest member of the family:

1. Try to limit numbers

Babies can be easily over-stimulated and may become unsettled by crowds or being held by too many people. Yes, everyone wants to see you and wants new baby cuddles but the sensible thing to do is to try and limit visitors and to ask them to leave when you think either you or baby needs a break.

2. Let them help

Your visitors will love being able to help you out so try to let them as far as possible. Give them jobs to do from putting on a load of washing to bringing you a home cooked meal. You will be glad of the help in those first few weeks and they will be more than happy with a cuddle with little one in return.

3. Try to ignore the advice if its too much

You may have noticed this during your pregnancy with advice being given on a wide range of topics such as breastfeeding verses bottle, finding out the gender, clothing, and what you should and shouldn’t eat. Of course, you may be grateful and they may be giving you the answer to questions you had, but you don’t have to accept their opinions. Finding your feet as a new parent means figuring out some of the trickier elements for yourself.

4. Embrace the new mother look

You’re beyond tired, hormonal and you’ve just given birth! So, it’s perfectly okay to answer the door with milk stained clothing, dark circles and greasy hair. Embrace it.

5. No need to run the hoover round
Please do resist the temptation to just run the hoover round, people wont expect it and it is unnecessary pressure to put on yourself.

How did you deal with visitors after having a baby? Let us know in the comments below
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This blog post will hopefully help you to understand what our petite newborn with sibling/s sessions are. I will answer some of the most frequently asked questions our clients ask when considering which session suits them best.

What is a petite newborn with sibling session?

The session is designed for parents who want to purely capture images of their newborn baby with their older sibling/s. The session will be 2/3 sibling poses and one prop (basket/bowl/bed).

How long is this session?

The session is roughly a hour in length and although we will do our best to get baby in the sleepy newborn poses we cannot guarantee this. We will do awake shots if needed.

How much is the petite newborn with sibling/s session?

The session costs £99 including 5 high resolution images. Extra images can be purchased at a cost of £20 each.

Can I have photos of our newborn on their own aswell?

No, if you want images of baby on their own aswell as with sibling/s then our full newborn sessions are more suitable.

Can parents be included with the session?

This session is purely for newborn babies and their sibling/s. Parents can be included in a full newborn session.

Can I use a discount on this session?

This session can not be used in conjunction with any discount.

Do I pay the £99 upfront?

To book the session we ask for a non refundable deposit of £30. The remaining fee of £69 is payable on the day of your session either in cash or by bank transfer.

When can I book?

You can book any time after your 20week scan. We will book your due date in our diary and ask that you contact us once baby arrives. We will arrange for the session to be within 14days of birth when possible.

I’ve already had my baby, is it too late?

Although we do recommend booking whilst pregnant we do try to never turn new parents away and may have last minute availability so please do contact us.

How do I book?

Please email photographybyfiona@live.co.uk or call 07828 877598 to check we can accommodate your due date. We will then send across details of how to pay your deposit, this will secure your session.

 

 

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Baby photographer near me Bristol: Photography by Fiona

 

Are you looking for a baby photographer near you?

A quick internet search will provide you with a overwhelming choice of photographers in and around Bristol. How do you find the right photographer for you? Do you look through their websites or ask for recommendations on social media?

There are a few things that you need to consider when picking your baby photographer near Bristol.

You will want to set aside some time to research the many different photographers and choose the right one for you and your family. Here are some important questions to think about when choosing your photographer.

Website

Do they have a professional website? Are they safe? What does their about me section say about them? Can you connect with them? Does their portfolio leave you wanting to book or is it the same images you can get elsewhere?

Social media 

Once you have shortlisted your favourite local photographers now is the time to head over to their social media pages and take a look at reviews and their latest work. Look at any behind the scenes videos or photos, do the sessions look fun and enjoyable?

Our Facebook page, come and say hi

Connection 

You are ready to contact your favourite photographer to ask any questions or to book. How easy is it too contact your photographer? Is their phone number and email address easily found? Can you connect and feel comfortable around them?

Where the session will take place?

If you have chosen to go to a studio, is it a place you will feel comfortable and relaxed? Have they got plenty of props available to use?

If you have chosen a photographer that comes to your home, is your photographer someone you will feel comfortable in your family home? Do they need a lot of space?, will you need to put the hoover round?

I hope this has help given you some things to think to think about when booking a baby photographer near me Bristol.

If you have any questions you would like to ask me please send me a email photographybyfiona@live.co.uk or comment below.

 

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Birthday photographer Bristol & Bath: Cake Smash and Splash Fun

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you will have seen images of Fiona painting backgrounds and probably wondered if we have turned into an artist studio and for those of you that have popped up for the loo whilst having your 4d scan at Window to  the Womb this is what is going on.

      The truth is I really love creating new cake smash set ups by getting crafty. This allows us to provide each of our tiny customers with a personalised theme which is bespoke to them and no one will have one quite the same!

As you can imagine a lot of work goes into each and every one of our cake smash sessions from creating the set up, making bespoke props and providing a beautiful professional made to match cake from our wonderful supplier Laura.

We understand there are many photographers here in Bristol & Bath but we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition and provide a unique experience with images to treasure for a lifetime. We are fast becoming Bristol’s best Cake Smash & Splash specialist Studio.

     

Recently I have painted a Peter Rabbit theme, a underwater theme, a night sky for superhero, a pretty Pink Castle in the sky, butterfly, teddy bears picnic what will be next I wonder..?

I had to draw this party elephants out in the middle of the night as it woke me up from my sleeping…..

I have also brought a band new extra special prop that I cant wait to use… all will be revealed on our Facebook page very soon so head over and ‘like’ us to see what it is.

How much will this cost you…?

So if your little one is turning one in 2017 please contact us to secure your session with just a £30 deposit.

We cant wait to start working with you to create an extra special memory for you.

Fiona X

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Yes I get it you have to pee….. a lot!, you can’t get a good nights sleep, there’s morning/all day sickness and heart burn but there are a lot of positives of pregnancy too.

Here are some of our reasons to love being pregnant do you agree let us know and comment below

New Clothes

Now you don’t need an excuse to go clothes shopping again, you can pick a whole new wardrobe to clothe your ever growing baby bump. I loved Isabella Oliver when I was pregnant although I had my babies early and didn’t really have a big bump to dress.

https://www.isabellaoliver.com/

Maternity Leave

Maternity rights in the UK are actually fairly good, and depending on your circumstances with shared maternity/paternity leave you can enjoy up to 52 weeks between you and your partner.

Conversation Starter

When you’re pregnant is that there is always something to talk about, from when you’re due, to what you’re having, baby name ideas and opinions on breastfeeding. This can also be a downside too but this post is for the positives, perhaps we will write more on the downsides later in another post.

Bigger boobs

Cant hide this one, the fact is pregnancy will probably give you bigger boobs. In some cases significantly bigger boobs and you will need to buy lots of pretty new bras.

Free Dental Treatment

From now until your baby is one you can receive free dental treatment and prescriptions on the NHS so do make the most of this. You will need to ask about a maternity exemption card from your midwife or GP.

No more periods

No explanation necessary here.

And then there is the moment your baby is born after all the anticipation and preparing and you realise its all been worthwhile.

Fiona X

 

 

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