• Parenting

    20 Things to do to prepare for your Newborn

    Baby bump photo by Amberlight Images

    It’s so exciting when you find out you are pregnant for the first time! Exciting…..and a little bewildering, as you start to think about how your life will change when this new little one arrives. As the big day gets closer and you start to think what preparations you need to make, here is our list of the top 20 things you should do to get ready for that momentous day!

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    Guest Blog ~ The Little Puffin

    The Little Puffin Logo

    Today we have opened up our page to a guest blog, beautifully written by one of our lovely clients. Rachel is a brand new Mama to gorgeous little Callum. One of the smiliest of all the newborn babies we have had the pleasure to work with! Their story is unique and heartwarming, raw and emotional. Rachel has been sharing their story on her own ‘The Little Puffin’ blog to raise awareness of Callum’s condition and has kindly agreed to share her journey with us here…

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    Christmas Mini Sessions 2017

    Girl in a red Christmas dress holding Christmas baubles photo Amberlight Images

    With Christmas right around the corner, we wanted to share a few of our favourite festive photos from this year’s Christmas Minis! Thank you so much to all the families who booked, we loved seeing all the little ones in their beautiful seasonal outfits, and had so much fun getting into the Christmas spirit early in our home studio for your photoshoots. We’d also like to take this opportunity to wish all our lovely clients, past, present and future, a wonderful Happy Christmas with your families tomorrow! With love and best wishes… Jo & Jacqui xxxx

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    Make your Baby’s First Christmas Magical

    Beautiful newborn baby eyes, photo Amberlight Images, Wirral

    Your first Christmas with a new baby is such a special time. Your little family has grown during the last year, and sharing this first Christmas together is the chance to create magical memories and traditions that will last many years into the future. Here are our top 10 suggestions for how to make the most of your baby’s first Christmas.

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    Baby Groups on The Wirral

    Mum with newborn baby, lowlight black and white photo copyright Amberlight Images Wirral

    After months of anticipation and excitement, your new little one has finally arrived! You have survived through those first few whirlwind weeks of very little sleep, maybe Dad’s paternity leave is over and you’re just starting to feel ready to venture out and develop a new ‘baby’ social life. So which groups are best for you and your new baby? Here’s a selection of some of our favourite baby groups on The Wirral for new Mums (and Dads) and your new baby.

  • Maternity

    Guest Blog ~ All about C-Sections

    Today, we are handing our blog over to Debbie from Misfit Mama’s… Hi there! And welcome to today’s blog post all about the “C” word… I personally avoided reading anything about Caesarean sections when pregnant with my first child 6 years ago, as I was convinced I would have a natural birth! (lucky for me that I did) but if I hadn’t, I’d have been clueless as to what was involved. (Perhaps that was my plan!) Importantly this information is really useful for your recovery, which is where I’m coming from here today…

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    From Bump to Birth to Baby Show

    From bump to birth to baby show logo

    We meet many new mums and mums-to-be during the course of our work, and we quite often have very similar conversations with our clients about what’s available in our local area for them and their new baby. Whether it’s questions about pregnancy fitness classes, where they can find someone who can teach them baby massage, or even simply a place they can go that is baby-friendly to just get out of the house for a short time and grab a coffee.

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    Maternity photoshoot

    Studio maternity photograph copyright Amberlight Images

    Meet the winner of our recent maternity photoshoot competition! This is Karen, she was the lucky mum-to-be who won a maternity memory session with us, together with one of our signature ‘Baby I Love You’ frames for her favourite image from her session. Run in conjunction with One to One Midwives, West Cheshire, her shoot took place in July at their Pregnancy Advice Centre in Ellesmere Port.

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    Exist in your family photos…

    Natural family photo captured in woodland by Amberlight Images Wirral

    This article is especially aimed at mums… Here at Amberlight, we don’t really shout about our family photography sessions much on our website, as it’s mostly all about newborns and babies. (And our newborn baby sessions always include family photos). But we do offer natural relaxed and fun filled family sessions, these are usually specifically requested by our clients, or booked directly from recommendations. We love these natural outdoor sessions because they are oh so important for including you in the photo!

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    All about Dad’s…

    Dad with newborn baby boy, black & white photo by Amberlight Images Merseyside

    With Father’s day just around the corner this weekend, this is a special post in honour of all the proud new Dad’s celebrating their first Father’s Day here in the UK. There is something infinitely heartwarming about these newborn pictures of tiny babies being cradled safely and securely in their Daddies arms. The contrast between the size and strength of these new Fathers compared to the gentleness with which they hold their beautiful newborn baby son or daughter makes for some stunning images. Happy Father’s day to all the amazing Dad’s out there! xxx

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    Maternity Photoshoot Competition

    Pregnancy bump photo Amberlight Images Wirral

    We are very excited to announce a brand new collaboration with our local One to One Midwives at their Pregnancy Advice Centre in Ellesmere Port. Very soon, you will be able to see our beautiful newborn artwork going up on the advice centre’s walls. To celebrate this partnership, One to One Midwives and Amberlight Images together, are also launching an exciting competition, to win a Maternity Memory Session, and a one of our signature Amberlight ‘Baby, I Love You’ frames!