A few weeks back I went along to the Photo Rooms in Southampton for a baby bump photoshoot bought for me as a gift by one of my close friends.
I’ve done quite a few shoots in past, so was looking forward to a different kind of shoot to celebrate being pregnant.
The Photo Rooms is a relatively new studio in Southampton, based in Bedford Place and run by dad and daughter team Steve and Ashleigh, and covers a real mix of photography types including portraits,commercial headshots, baby and pet shoots as well as family and bump shoots.
I opted to have the makeover package added to my shoot which included a lush facial and hand massage as well as make-up and hair styling. Stylist Lauren was lovely, and created a lovely subtle look with my signature bright lip, and textured waves in my hair.
Once up in the studio, photographer Ashleigh made me feel right at home and comfortable. We were joined halfway through the shoot by Dann which was really nice and actually made for some of my favourite photos from the entire shoot. We did a whole mix of different poses, in different outfits on different backgrounds. At just under 31 weeks I wasn’t huge, but felt a lot more comfortable than I would at a later date.
As for the photos, I was really impressed with them, though I am pretty cut throat when it comes to photos I like and don’t like, but we did end up with some gorgeous photos which I’m really happy with and at a really reasonable price, plus we’re going back in July for a newborn shoot (of course I’ll post the photos here when we have them!!)
If you fancy your own shoot with the team at the Photo Rooms, quote 1606 and my name Rachel Bradford for £25 off your shoot.
As a mother who loves to travel, I’d love to take Henry on a trip to Disneyland Paris someday. The trip won’t be cheap, but I’ve learned that I can buy or rent a Disney Vacation Club timeshare on the DVC Resale Market at a steeply discounted price.