Christmas mini sessions 2018: Now on sale

***IT IS TIME TO BOOK YOUR LIMITED CHRISMTAS MINI SESSIONS***

This year we have two really wonderful Christmas sessions to choose from,

The Santa Experience and The Rustic Christmas bed set

The Santa Experience Sessions

This we year we have some AMAZING sessions, the big man himself is coming to visit he Photography by Fiona studio, little ones can experience some amazing one on one time with Santa,
perhaps reading a Christmas story, chatting to him about the elves or enjoying a Christmas cookie together.

-These sessions will take place on the 3rd November
-15 minutes at our BS3 based studio
-Styling guide and use of some selected outfits
-Online gallery to choose from
-Includes 5 high resolution digital images emailed
– A small age appropriate gift
– £99 for first baby/child, extra children can be added at £25 each

We Can’t wait to share this magical time with you and your children.

Purchase a Santa Experience session here photographybyfiona.bigcartel.com/product/father-christmas-sessions

The Rustic Christmas bed jammie mini sessions

Photography by Fiona is so excited to offer this exclusive 2018 Rustic Christmas Bed mini set up.
You may remember from last year we had a bed set up for our ‘my first Christmas’ sessions but this year we wanted everyone to be able to take part. So we have a brand new four poster rustic bed set up which is perfect for babies, children and siblings.
This session set is timeless and would look great in a Holiday Card to send to family and friends. These Mini sessions are also a great way to see what Photography by Fiona is all about.

For more information please email us at photographybyfiona@live.co.uk

Or to secure your session slot please purchase a session through this link

photographybyfiona.bigcartel.com/product/christmas-jammie-mini-sessions

 

 

 

 

 

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Tips to manage the clock change with children

Tips to manage the clock change with children

Help the clocks are going back on Sunday!!!! Don’t panic here our some top tips to manage the clock change with children.

For most adults this is fantastic news as it means an extra hour in bed, but for parents with young children this is highly unlikely!  Will your 5am waker suddenly start waking at 4am?

There is no need to panic if you start preparing in advance a little the change should come as too much of a shock. Here are our 5 tips for getting your baby ready for the time change to ensure a pain-free bedtime and wake time!

1. Adjust your baby’s bedtime
In the week leading up to the clocks going back, try and make your baby’s bedtime 10 minutes later each night although I know how hard this step can be.

2. Make it dark
As the clocks goes back it usually means brighter mornings although probably not with the amount of rain right now. But to be on the safe side keep their bedroom as dark as possible to avoid any morning sunshine waking your little one up earlier than necessary black out blinds are great for this.

3. Give them a lie in
Try leaving your baby in their cot/bed for 10 minutes longer each morning in the lead-up to the clocks going back.

4. Delay dinner time
Try feeding your child a little later each evening. This way their whole routine is kept in sync

If you have any other tips or ideas for helping babies and toddlers adjust to the time change, comment below as we’d love to hear them! For more baby sleep tips check out this blog post 

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Where to go Pumpkin picking near Bristol 2020

Where to go Pumpkin Picking near Bristol in 2020 by Fiona

Pumpkin picking is a great family day out, and the fun continues all the way home when you get to carve it too

There are still plenty of venues continuing to offer families the chance to search for their perfect pumpkin. All of the places listed below have a number of safety measures in place to ensure they are Covid-secure, including social distancing precautions and hand sanitising points, please be aware all of these MUST have tickets purchased before entry so please do plan in advance.

 

Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

Where: Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham, BS31 1TP

As well as pumpkin picking during the day you can also go to a Pumpkin picking nighttime event. They have festival vibes with a pop up bar, firepits, street food, performers and spectacular seasonal entertainment.

 

Farrington’s Farm

Where: Home Farm, Main Street, Farrington Gurney, BS39 6UB

Cost: Tickets cost £5 each

They always have a great display at Farringtons, they also have a separate witchy afternoon tea as well that looks fantastic.

 

Noah’s Arc Zoo Farm

Where: Clevedon Road, Wraxall, BS48 1PG

Cost: Entrance to the farm is free for children under 2. Tickets then range from £12.80 to £18.

This one sounds great fun,  groups of the animals have been up to mischief and hidden pumpkins in the wrong places! There is a Pumpkin Mystery trail to find out who’s responsible and enter our competition for the chance to win a family ticket for four and an adoption.

 

Triggols Farm

Where: BS21 6RG

Come and buy your fresh pumpkin from the farm yard. A variety of pumpkins from warty ones to baby ones – all grown on the farm by the Triggol family. Many of the varieties are delicious for cooking with and, of course, all varieties are great for carving.

 

 

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Returning to school after the coronavirus lockdown

Returning to school after Coronavirus

So after months of a UK and worldwide lockdown, the UK government is planning for a back to school after the summer come September.

As we begin to start thinking about children perhaps returning to school after Coronavirus its only normal for them and us to feel anxious as we emerge from this very unusual and unsettling time.

But what can you do to make this as easy as possible for your child… and yourself?

Its no doubt that the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown has affected us all.  Not least in terms of our mental health – with reports showing  increased levels of anxiety and stress.

So it’s important we get the next few weeks right – and set them (and us) up for success.

Here’s a few ways that can help us do that….

1 Be prepared

Read everything your school has put in place with your child so they can know what to expect as many things will be different than they remember. They may not even be part of the same class as some of their friends as class’s maybe split to enable distancing. Each school will have their own specific advice so be aware not all advice will be the same. Some schools ar eencouraging pupils to bring their own supplies and not schare and others are advising against bring a backpack at all. Our Primary here is also suggesting they wear a brand new unifrom everyday thats something you may need to think about buying extra school jumpers etc…

2. Listen

Take the time to listen to their worries

Many children will have anxiety about:

  • leaving their parents and returning to school
  • what happens if they catch coronavirus at school
  • the safety of the families and siblings they’re leaving behind

3. Practice your routine

Most children (including mine) have had no routine for weeks on end, a lot of screen time and late nights and late mornings.

That means getting to school and staying awake all day may be an achievement for some.

Kids feel safer and less anxious – when they know what to expect.

4. Make them a back to school hygeine pack

Perhaps make them a packin a clear pencil case including their own hand santizer, wipes and face covering (depending on your school advice)

 

Thinking about booking a Back to school Photo Shoot?

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Keeping children and babies cool during a heatwave

Keeping children and babies cool during a heatwave

The warm weather can make looking after babies and children that much more difficult, how do I keep my baby safe in the sun is one of the most asked questions by parents. Here our our tips for keeping children and babies cool during a heatwave as temperatures start to rise with a handy infographic you can pin for later.

If you are still pregnant check out our other blog for keeping cool when pregnant here.

 

1. Chill Rooms before bedtime

Be prepared, way before bedtime. Use blinds and keep curtians drawn all day to keep out the heat during the daytime.

 

2. Thirsty?

Make sure children stay hydrated across the dy with regular drinks and ice lollies. Who needs an excuse for an ice lolly?

 

3. Fans

This is an obvious one but fans do have a habit of just blowing hot air around the room.  To help keep the air cool place an icy cold bowl of water in front the fan and direct the fan away from the baby/child.

 

4. Avoid the car

Cars are heat traps in the summer and practically impossible to keep cool. You could try traveing early in the morning or when the sun has gone own if possible.

 

5. Strip them off

Keep nightware and bedclothes to a minimum. Our sleep infographic shows how many layers are needed as the temperature increases.

 

6. Get a Thermometer

Your baby will be most comfotable when the room is between 16 and 20 degrees ish depending on the baby.  Being able to see the temperature will be useful, there are some great ones including the gro egg 

Please download and share our handy baby sleep infographich below

Interested in booking a session at Photography by Fiona please fill out the short form and we will get back to you.

 

Photography by Fiona studio is located, 20 North St, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 1HW

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We are back!!

Studio saftey at Photography by Fiona now we are re-open

 

We are open and can NOT wait to welcome you at Photography By Fiona- Creative Newborn & Cake Smash Photographer in Bristol

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Sooooooo I have some fabulous news! As we know the government officially stated photography studios could legally reopen from 15th June. So with infection levels dropping & the government reducing Social Distancing from 2m to “1m + precautions such as PPE”, that meant I was more than happy to open with some new Studio saftey  measures in place.
I am fully confident that I have in place all steps that I can humanly possibly do to protect both my clients & myself so I am now officially open again! We are taking bookings for all session types, newborn, baby & cake smash and will carry on for as long as its safe to do so.

Full PPE measures are in place (& provided) for clients & myself, hand sanitiser (provided) & Covid signs galore in the studio reminding everyone to wash/sanitise hands & wear medical grade masks. A stringent laundry & cleaning regime has been implemented (I’ve always had a strict laundry & cleaning process, however this has been stepped up a gear due to Covid). Only symptom free immediate cohabiting members of the family are allowed in the studio at any one time (+ me and my assitand where required). With these measures in place I am as confident as I can be that I am being fully studio safe within the current climate.

I’m so happy to be back!
Fiona xo

 

I pride myself on keeping a clean safe environment for my newborns & babies but due to COVID19 I will be putting the following extra precautions in place.

  • If you or anyone in your household has displayed any symptoms please let me know and we shall re-schedule

  • All surfaces and any items being used during your photo shoot will be deep cleaned before you arrive

  • I will be scheduling a maximum of 1 shoot per day and all blankets, furs, headbands and hats etc will be deep cleaned between shoots.

  • No tea and Coffee will be provided but bottled water and pre-packed snacks will be avaliable

  • Only immediate family can attend

  • No outside props permitted
  • Hand sanitiser must be used on arrival and will be available through the shoot

  • Masks will be worn by myself and by parents, which can be removed if the parents are being photographed.

  • I will remain at a 1 meter plus distance where possible.

    • During Newborn photo shoots I will need to be closer to your baby for posing and photographing them. For this reason I will wear full PPE including mask, visor and apron

    • During Baby & Cake Smash photo shoots I will ask parents to place their babies in place while I stay at least 1 meter away.

  • Parents must not enter the photography area (you can see your little one at all times from the seating area)

If you have any concerns at any time before or during your photo shoot, please let me know and we’ll address them ASAP.

Thinking about booking a Newborn, Baby or Cake Smash Photo Shoot?

Book any time from your 20 week scan and get your due date secured in my diary.

Every Newborn Shoot is designed around the colours and themes you love, whether that’s headbands, hats and props or simple images on blankets. We go at the speed you and your baby need with lots of cuddle and feeding breaks making the whole experience lovely and relaxed, resulting in images you will treasure.

Studio saftey at Photography by Fiona now we are re-open, Follow us on instagram www.instagram.com/photographybyfiona 

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