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Maternity/Newborn Photoshoot with Jay Mountford

When I was pregnant, I was actually quite proud of my body and my bump and I wanted some way to remember it by. So when I saw @jaymountford/ @cosmicgirlie on Twitter did maternity/newborn photo shoots, I jumped at the chance.

Jay’s website show the quality of her work and wide variety of the pictures she can take. I can only show a small selection on the blog from both shoots. I was 36 weeks pregnant when we did the maternity shoot. We had never had one done before so we will both a bit nervous and did not know what to expect. She instantly put us at ease and we laughed our entire way through the shoot. I know see my garden in a different light too as Jay used light and angles of the shots to show it in a completely different light.

For the newborn shoot, Jay came when Thomas was 10 days old. She took her time and made sure that we were happy with every stage before proceeding. She really understood our wishes as new parents and even taught us a couple of baby calming techniques too. We had a great time on this shoot too, despite us feeling jaded due to lack of sleep. Thomas looks amazing in the photos and it is such a great way to remember the start of his life, as he has now changed so much already.

Jay has written about her experience of the maternity shoot here. I cannot wait to see what she thought about the newborn shoot too. Thank you Jay for a wonderful time and an amazing experience.  🙂

Winner of The Yummy Mummy Breastfeeding Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered my Yummy Mummy Breastfeeding Giveaway. I am pleased to announce that comment no 17 by Leonie Kay (@blogatwit) is the winner. If you can please email your address to, I will get the prize sent out to you as soon as possible. Thank you again to everyone for entering 🙂


Yummy Mummy Breastfeeding Giveaway!

Following on from my last post when I discussed my decision to swap from breastfeeding to formula feeding, I now have a couple of items that make breastfeeding easier that I no longer need.  I have a blue Mamascarf and a breastfeeding reminder bracelet from Mama Jewels that I am giving away to one lucky reader.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by 6pm on Saturday 10th December GMT. Its as simple as that! Good luck 🙂

Many thanks to Keira for providing the Mamascarf

This competition has now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. The winner will be announced soon.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Only 1 entry per person
  2. All entries must be in before 6pm on Saturday 10th December GMT
  3. UK residents only
  4. The winner will be selected using and will be notified as soon as possible via email after the competition ends.
  5. The prize was provided by Mamascarf and Jo’s Nursery

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