Remember this post from earlier this year?
Well, we’re equally delighted wto receive news this week that not one but two of our images have been successful in the national competition.
Adorable Brooke, packaged up as the perfect present, was placed joint third in scores from a panel of mums, while baby Jacob’s cheeky grin and shipshape sea-themed photo took third place in scores from a panel of professional photographers in the Baby of the Month competition.
When the scores were combined with points based on the number of Facebook likes each of the 500 entries received for the August competition, it meant we took two of the five runner-up spots, with prizes of swimming equipment worth £50 for each baby and their proud mums, Claire Sears and Holly Wickham.
It’s always gratifying to have your work recognised, especially by your peers, and we were particularly pleased that two very different shots were chosen.
As we’ve said before (like here…), we are trained in handling delicate newborns and creating poses like the one seen in Brooke’s photo, and it’s not something that parents can do at home.
But it also takes skill to set up shots like Jacob’s, starting with making him and mum feel comfortable and then trying to get him to look at the camera, smile and stay in the right place!
Add to that our desire to create images that stand out from the crowd, that capture the magic of those precious newborn days, and the developing personality of your little one, and it becomes quite a task.
Despite that, photographing babies is still some of our favourite work, and it’s reward enough to be able to share the images with parents and see the look on their faces.
Winning competitions is just the icing on the cake!
If you’d like to enter your little one in the Baby of the Month competition, for free, do get in touch – call 01227 370650 or text BOMCOMP to 07824 166141.