We’ve had such a blast photographing lots of lovely families, children and babies on location amongst the beautiful bluebell woods over the last week.
Whilst planning for this year’s bluebell mini sessions we were lucky enough to visit and research lots of beautiful locations ensuring we choose the best possible locations for our sessions.
If you are looking for the perfect bluebell walk to take your family on. Do take a look at our top locations. Be quick thou as the bluebell season will soon be over for another year.
Bluebell woods in and around Bristol
The woodland located next to Avon Valley Riding School is an ideal place for family walk amongst the bluebells. This is a quite location full of bluebells with lots of other nature to be spotted as well.
Drive along the road between Cleeve and Wrington and you will pass this beautiful location which just can not be missed from the road. Park the car and enjoy a short walk amongst the sea of blue. This is the smallest of our locations but is worth a visit although can get a little busy.
Stoke Park Woods
Located in the heart of Bristol just off the M32, you will find Stoke Park Woods which is well worth a visit at the time of year. Stoke Park Estate, Duchess Gate, Park Rd, Bristol BS16 1AU.
Once part of the Tyntesfield Estate. The woodland cloaks part of the Carboniferous limestone ridge that runs from Clevedon to Failand in the Gordano Valley. The bluebells are particularly stunning in the southern and western parts of the wood.
Explore the beautiful and diverse woodland above the famous Avon Gorge.
Located just outside of Nailsea. Park next to Jacklands Fishing Lakes pick up a map of the trail and go explore. The Children will love this walk there is even a ‘gas’ bubbling pond.
Spotting a carpet of bluebells in a woodland is a highlight of any springtime walk. However bluebells are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). To ensure the bluebells keep coming back year after year your family should stay on paths, not pick the bluebells and keep dogs on a lead.
We are always looking out for new locations so please do let us know in the comments if you have found a great bluebell woodland.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Bluebell photographer near me:
NOW BOOKING: LIMITED EDITION BLUEBELL SESSIONS
Having a photography session of your child in the bluebells can be one of the most beautiful locations of the year. We are so lucky to have such a plethora of bluebells here just outside Bristol in the South West. Woodlands with a floor of bluebells gives their photography session an enchanting, timeless and magical feel.
I am currently taking bookings for bluebell photo shoots – but be quick! They don’t hang around for long. If you would like a bluebell session with your family, children or a beautiful maternity portrait of your growing bump please do get in contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org or click the BOOK HERE link to purchase your session.
To book could not be simpler, Just click the link below, choose your preferred time slot and date and press add to cart to purchase the session
We only have a limited spots available that we will be offering whilst the bluebells are in bloom!
What you need to know:
It is a beautiful option for maternity portraits, updated baby milestones, Siblings, older children and family images.
There will be a plan B if rain stops play, be sure to join our Facebook event as that is where we can post weather forecasts!
You can book one of our special Limited Edition Bluebell Mini Sessions during the dates and times below:
Limited Edition Spring Bluebell Sessions
• Welcome email with what-to-wear guide and how to prepare
• Facebook event, with updates, location details
• 20 minute session
• 10+ image online gallery to choose from
• Your favourite 5 images high resolution for you to download and print as you wish
• Option to purchase extra digitals at just £10 each (half normal price)
The price is £69
This includes 5 Full Resolution Digital Files with print release.
Extra images from your online gallery can be purchased at half the normal price of £10 each.
*FULL PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING through the big cartel payment system, it is really easy.
HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Click the link and pick your preferred time then add session to cart to go through and purchase, we will then send you a confirmation email with all the details you need. If you can not fully check out your preferred time slot it may have already been taken, please choose another time.
First birthday Bristol:
Planning your baby’s First Birthday Party?
Here are some party food ideas to help you plan your baby’s First birthday party.
It is here their first birthday party, this is a huge landmark in your baby’s life and yours too. Somehow you have gone from tiny babygrows to first words and its all been a bit of a blur if your honest but congratulations you have made it to ONE.
ONE whole year of loving this new little person. You will have been planning this milestone for a good few months now but its arrived so quick and now the thought of planning their first birthday party maybe overwhelming you, am I right?
Jigsaw Sandwiches: These are a great idea for a fun way to make a sandwich a little more exciting for a party. Why not buy a cheap jigsaw piece cutter and make little bitesize sandwiches, Id fill them with soft ingredients like spreadable cheese, ham or tuna. I suppose any cookie cutter would work great for this and you could even include a theme such as star shapes or crowns for a little princess.
If you don’t have the time I also found these from M&S Online
Or make striped finger sandwiches by using one slice of white and one slice of brown bread, fill, then cut off the crusts and cut into fingers.
Always will be a favourite for this age I am sure, berries, halved grapes and apple slices.
Things to dip:
Crackers, breadsticks, cucumber and carrot sticks have always gone done well at my children’s parties
Mini Sausage Rolls:
Mini Sausage Rolls are surely everyone’s party food favourite.
Crisps: I like to call them airy crisps, Wotsits, Skips and quavers to name a few.
Rice Krispy treats: You know the ones where you cover Rice Krispy’s in melted chocolate and it couldn’t be simpler.
Don’t forget the cake, Whether you choose to make your own or buy one from the supermarket your child wont remember but it will be the centrepiece of the party.
I hope this has given you a few ideas for your little ones first ever birthday party. Please remember at this age the party is more for the adults than it is for your little one and try not to get too stressed about giving your baby the perfect day too much as its very unlikely they will remember much of it anyway.
Is your child turning one soon, an alternative way to a party to celebrate is a Cake Smash and Splash photography session. If your interested in finding out more about these fun shoots please do email us at email@example.com or visit this page for more information and full pricing.
First birthday party
Mothers Day Gift
The perfect Mothers day gift Just £99
When was the last time you were in the picture?
You are good enough to be photographed with your kids.
You are good enough to exist in photographs.
You must celebrate your life.
When last did you have photos taken of yourself with your children? I bet a long time or even not ever, does that dodgy selfie count?
I am SO excited to be offering a limited number of 30 minute ‘Mummy and Me’ mini photo-sessions as a perfect way to honour and celebrate the wonderful gift of motherhood. Often us adults (me included) can be a little or a lot camera shy and don’t like to get our photo taken much. Or maybe we’re the ones always taking the photo. If either of this is true for you, then it’s probably the case that you don’t have many photos of you with your children. I’m sure you have LOADS of them, but how many really nice photos do you have of you all together? Probably not very many. This is what these sessions are designed for. Getting gorgeous images of you with your favourite little people in the world.
Theses sessions are priced at £99 and include:
A 30 minute portrait session,
Flowers for the mum,
an online gallery to choose your favourite 8 images,
8 high resolution images by digital download and print release to enable you to print as much as you like.
Option to purchase extra images at £10 per digital image
These sessions can be brought as a gift voucher which must be redeemed within a month.
To book yours or tell your husband/partner, just click on the link below and press add to cart.
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Pancake Day 2017: Breast milk pancakes
Breast milk pancakes recipe by Tree of Opals for Photography by Fiona,
What better way to include your little one this shrove Tuesday than to try out this breastmilk pancake recipe, what is great about this is you can use any normal pancake recipe and substitute the milk for breastmilk and little ones can even help mash the banana or spoon in flour.
Many thanks to our friend at Tree of Opals for this recipe
These breastmilk pancakes are naturally dairy, sugar, salt and soy free though and take very little time to prepare, cool and serve.
a good glug of coconut* or vegetable oil
a few tbsp self raising flour
about an ounce (30ml) breastmilk
1/2 mashed banana for sweetness (optional)
Whisk the egg and oil together then add the flour, a little at a time, whisking as you go. It will become a thick paste then add the milk a little at a time until it’s a medium thick batter, about the thickness of thick gravy. Mash and add the banana if you’re using one.
Preheat a non-stick frying pan on medium high heat. You can add a little oil if you like but I find it works without if you have oil in the batter. Pour a little in the centre of the pan and quickly tilt it so the batter spreads all over.
When the edges start to go golden flip the pancake over. This only takes us about 30 seconds but it depends on the thickness of the pancake, the temperature etc. Cook until both sides are brown then dish up and allow to cool for little ones. Good toppings include the sweet like strawberries, homemade jam, chopped dark chocolate, and the savoury like chopped ham and basil or chilli con carne, or a little pesto and diced tomatoes.
Enjoy your pancakes let us know in comments X