Things to do in Swansea this weekend

If you’re looking for something crafty and a little bit different to do with your family this weekend you could head to the National Waterfront museum and letterpress your very own postcard.  Or if you fancy something less taxing they’re also showing the film ‘Cars’ at 2.30.
You can get a few more details HERE.

You could also go down to the Gower Heritage Centre in Parkmill to catch the end of their Easter fun fortnight.  There’ll be races, demonstrations and a bouncy castle as well as baby animals to meet.  More information HERE.

But if you’d rather stay at home then 3 men and a baby is on Film4 at 16.40.  You can’t go wrong with a classic like that!  And it’s always fun to spot the ghost
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10 random facts about me

10 random facts about me, so that you can start to get to know the girl behind the camera!

1)      I’m the youngest of 3 children.

2)      My sister and I were both born on Friday the 13th.  Oooh, spooky!

3)       I love Swansea!  I moved here in 2000 from Kent to study at Swansea Uni and never left.  Classic story of girl meets boy really.  I met my husband a few months after graduating and there was no leaving then.  I can’t imagine living anywhere else now, as far as I’m concerned Swansea has everything you could want or need!

4)      I sometimes feel like the perseid meteor shower is my birthday present from the universe!  Hmm, does that make me sound a bit self-important?!  Well, either way, I love heading out to the beach and watching the shooting stars.  In fact, I wished for my son on one of those stars.


5)      I absolutely loved being pregnant.  I loved feeling my babies kick and squirm and especially loved feeling them have the hiccups!  I read everything I could about pregnancy and birth and hope to share some of that info on this blog.

6)      I am yet to make it through an episode of ‘One born every minute’ without crying.  Seriously.  And I hold my breath until I hear the babies cry when they take their first breath. 

7)      I have watched the Gilmore Girls more times than I should admit.  And Alias.  And Buffy.  I’ve just finished working my way through the Dawsons Creek boxset (thank you late-night-in-bed-feeding sessions!) but I have a feeling it’ll be one I come back to.  I love the comfort of watching these familiar series (serieseses?!).

8)      I call woodlice ‘Cheesy bugs’.  No idea why.  But everyone I grew up with calls them that too.  And I fully intend on teaching my children that that is what they’re called!

9)      I honestly worry that my baby brain will never go away.  I don’t think logically any more and it drives my husband mad!

10)       I blame my best friend from Uni for turning me into a coffee addict.  I never liked coffee or tea until she came along!  Now I can’t get going in the morning without a cup and I get a kicking headache if I do somehow miss my fix!  

“Oh, I can’t stop drinking the coffee. I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing and walking and the words putting-into-sentence doing”  - Lorelai Gilmore.

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Maternity portrait session, Llangennith beach, Gower              Swansea maternity portrait photographer

I met Menna when we were both studying at Swansea Uni.  We had stayed friends via Facebook after we graduated but had only seen each other once since then.  So I was really excited to meet up and take her maternity photos for her.

We decided that a beach session would be a good fit for her and her husband Simon and she was really happy when I suggested Llangennith as this was where he proposed to her!  It was so nice to go to a place that had such meaning to them.

Menna had chosen a fab red dress for her session which helped create some striking images and when she changed into her stripy top we were able to create quite a different look which really showed off her gorgeous bump!

Photos of Baby Jones to follow soon!

Please feel free to leave a comment below or use the contact form to get in touch if you’d like a session like this for yourself – I’d love to hear from you!

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My first post!

Hi!  Welcome to my little corner of the internet!  This is my first blog post for Madeline Littlejohns Photography but there’ll be a lot more to come very soon.  I hope that through this blog you can get to know me and my work and if you like what you see I would love to get to know you too and work with you to capture some great pictures of you and the people you love.

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