Month: September 2014

Win a mini portrait session!

I’m all geared up to get my newsletter off the ground and to celebrate and to welcome new subscribers I’m having a giveaway, exclusively for people who are signed up to receive my amazing (haha!) newsletter!

The winner of the giveaway will receive a 40 minute mini session, which will take place at a mutually agreed location in Swansea, as well as 3 digital files of their choice from the session.  

Now, this is a pretty amazing prize because it’s value is more than £100!

Entering is simple, you click on the button below and fill in your name and email address to become a newsletter subscriber!  

I’ll be sending out my email newsletter once a month which will feature DIY photography tips, session information and the chance to be the first to book any limited-number special sessions.  

**Make sure you get, and click on, the confirmation email that will be sent to you – otherwise you will not appear on my list and won’t be entered into the draw**

The competition is only running until midnight on Sunday 5th October so grab the chance to win while you can!  And please share this with anyone you think might like to try their luck too!

Here are the competition details for you once again:

  • The prize is a 40 minute mini portrait session with Madeline Littlejohns Photography and 3 digital files of your choice.  The session can be a maternity, baby or family session.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • The session must take place before 31st December 2014.
  • The session must take place in a mutually agreed location in Swansea, South Wales.
  • There is no cash alternative.
  • Entering the competition will also subscribe you to my newsletter (but you can un-subscribe any time you want after the competition closes – although I hope you don’t!)

So what are you waiting for?!  Click on the link above, enter your details and then tell all your friends!

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6 Little things that are luxuries to parents

When you have children you realise that there are all sorts of little things that you took for granted before they came along that suddenly seem like real luxuries!  

Here’s my little list of 6 such things:

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1) Sleep.

I had to put this as number one as it seems to be the thing that parents miss the most!  I was spoilt in the early months with Nerys because she slept through from about 10pm till 7am.  But, alas, it wasn’t to last!  

She hit the 4 month growth spurt/sleep regression and it all went out the window.  So, as far as I’m concerned, the ultimate luxury would be more than 3 hours uninterrupted sleep at night!

2)  Being able to finish a hot drink (while it’s still actually hot!)

Oh the simple joy of being able to sit down and drink a whole cup of hot coffee!

3)  Eating a meal in peace.

Without someone calling your name.  Or peeing on the floor.  Or needing to be fed. right. now!

4)  Watching something other than Doc Mcstuffins.  

Now I actually don’t mind Doc Mcstuffins, I like the idea of it teaching Rhys to be gentle and to help others. But I’ve seen all the episodes so many times now it’s not even funny.  The few occasions when he’s at school and Nerys is sleeping and I can put something else on the TV are just bliss!

5)  A shower. 

In the morning. In peace.

A day without having to reach for the dry shampoo is a good day!

6)  A trip to the supermarket on your own.

I tend to do most of our food shopping online now and have it delivered.  It just makes sense to me to do it that way.  But every so often I’ll head out to Tesco on a Sunday morning, all by myself.  And it’s wonderful!  

I can wander.  I can browse.  I can sneak treats into the trolley for myself.  

Although I do catch myself rocking the trolley back and forth as it if were the buggy!

Parents, do you agree with my list?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you would add to it!

Mums' Days
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10 on 10 project – August 2014

The 10th of August was a lovely family day and I did things a little bit differently, sharing the photo taking with my husband!  So, for this month at least, I’m in the frame too!
What exactly did the 10th of August bring?  It brought Skyping with family, playing in pyjamas, cuddles on the sofa and baby-snoozes!  Bliss!
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Beloved mini sessions – a little taste of Beloved!

I’ve recently started offering Beloved portrait sessions in Swansea (you can find more information about this here).

Now, I know that most people won’t have heard of the Beloved approach to photography and might be a bit hesitant about booking a session of the unknown!  So to make it easier for you to find out if this kind of session is for you, I’m offering 6 mini sessions in September.

The price for a standard Beloved session is £149 for up to 2 hours.  Your mini session will last about 30-40 minutes and will cost just £49.

For this £49 you get:

  • A pre-session consultation which will give me a chance to get to know you a bit.  We’ll discuss the best location for your session and I’ll fill you in on what you can expect the session to be like.

  • A 30-40 minute session where I’ll use a few prompts and invites to evoke genuine emotion between you and your loved ones.

  • Your images selected and edited, ready for you to view.

  • A viewing session where you will see your images for the first time and decide what prints or wall art you would like to purchase.
If, after having a mini session, you love it and decide you’d like to have a full blown 2 hour session then  I’ll take the £49 cost of your mini session off the price.  So your full Beloved session will be just £100.  The session will have to take place within 12 months of the mini session for this offer to be valid.

Interested?!  If you’d like to grab one of these mini session then please get in touch via my ‘get in touch’ page.  There are only 6 sessions available and they are only on offer in September, so get in touch soon if you’d like to book!

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