• Maternity bump photo natural light by Amberlight Images Wirral
    Maternity,  Pregnancy

    Maternity memories

    There are so many ways these days to celebrate and share the excitement of pregnancy, from the moment you find out, to announcing your news to your loved ones. From planning weekly or monthly ‘bump selfies’ to booking 3D & 4D scan photos for a gender reveal! And with birthing classes, pregnancy fitness, baby showers, bump casts and newborn photoshoots to plan, not to mention the regular dates to check-in with your midwife, your 9 months of pregnancy will pass quickly and before you know it, your little one will be here!

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    Newborn,  Parenting

    Top 5 baby items for new Parents

    Our newborn sessions can last for up to 4 hours- because we work at baby’s pace. If baby needs a feed or a cuddle, we stop for exactly that. Our tiny clients have timescale all of their own and we work around their needs. While babies are being fed and soothed we have lots of time to chat to parents about the wonderful and amazing experience that is having a new baby. Over time from listening to our new Mums, we’ve been able to pull together a ‘must have’ list of baby essentials for new parents. So (apart from the…

  • Baby girl first birthday photo copyright Amberlight Images
    Baby

    Evie ~ 10 months

    This gorgeous little one came to visit us for her baby milestone session recently… at just 10 months old and walking already!!! Little Evie had great fun toddling around our home studio, pointing out all the teddies she wanted to cuddle and posing beautifully with Mum and Dad for their family photos. Her personality shines out in all the photos and her baby gallery is simply stunning…

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

    Baby Groups on The 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…

  • From bump to birth to baby show logo
    Parenting

    From Bump to Birth to Baby Show

    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.

  • Newborn baby sleeping in a basket, photo Amberlight Images Wirral
    Parenting

    Using White noise to help baby sleep

    In those first few days at home with your brand new baby, everything changes and revolves around this new little life. When they go down for a nap, it is easy to feel like you need to turn off the TV and tiptoe round, talking in hushed voices for fear of waking them. In fact, the opposite is true – background noise helps them to sleep!

  • photo of a boy's name Elijah on a notepad.
    Parenting

    Baby Names

    Whether you love the traditional or prefer something a bit more unique, choosing a name for your beautiful tiny baby merits some thought and a little research – in the hope that as they grow up, they will love their name as much as you do!   So how do you go about choosing a name?

  • Babys first christmas photograph Wirral Baby photographer
    Baby

    Christmas Mini’s 2016

    We had such a lovely time doing Christmas mini sessions recently. They certainly got us into the festive spirit early as we were out and about searching for the perfect accessories for this year’s rustic theme back in October! Collecting pine cones with our own little ones and decorating them to resemble snow ready for the shoot was also great fun. We met some lovely babies over two full days of mini sessions, and were so pleased to welcome back some of our tiny newborn clients, growing up fast, and looking forward to their first Christmas!

  • Newborn baby girl with lace fabric wrap photo Amberlight Images Wirral
    Newborn Story

    Ayla ~ 11 days

    Oh my word…what a lovely sleepy little lady Ayla was 🙂 On a cold frosty morning, we were all snuggled up by the fire for gorgeous Ayla’s newborn session at her home near Chester. She loved being warm and cosy, so much so, she had made a very late and slightly dramatic appearance into the world, keeping her Mum and Dad waiting and waiting for beautiful baby cuddles! But now she is here and making up for her late arrival by being the most contented and relaxed little baby! Even her demands for milk were ever so quiet and polite,…

  • Newborn baby girl smiling photograph taken in liverpool by Amberlight Images
    Newborn Story

    Aiko ~ 22 days

    This gorgeous baby girl’s name means ‘beloved child’. It originates in Japan where her Mum and Dad went on their honeymoon, and it is such a fitting and beautiful name for this little newborn. A tiny 6lb 5oz when she was born, Aiko has a huge personality already and was wide awake and so interested in our camera! She made us work hard to achieve some classic sleepy baby photographs, but it was oh so worth it, as she rewarded us with this stunning gallery, and some beautiful smiles! ♥

  • newborn baby wrapped and asleep at home on The Wirral. Photo copyright Amberlight Images, Merseyside photographer.
    Newborn Story

    Archie ~ 13 days

    ‘This little man has been here before’ stated Archie’s grandmother when we were introduced to her first grandchild. ‘He has such a knowing look in his eyes’ And she was right, this tiny adorable baby has the wisest look in his eyes! Archie’s newborn photography session at his home on The Wirral was short and sweet; He was oh so sleepy and chilled, that we were able to photograph his whole gallery without stopping for a feed!