Basking Babies – Carla & her ‘babies’ – A relaxing time for babies and mothers

Last week I was commissioned by Carla Davison, owner of Basking Babies, to take photographs during one of her sessions so that she had professional images to add to her website and to use for promotional brochures.
Carla had come across some of my images and contacted me to discuss what she was after. We agreed to meet up at her home where she carries out her group massage sessions so that I could view the area beforehand. We felt it was also important for Carla to assess if she, well, liked me as a person! It was apparent to me that Carla was taking her business very seriously, she is a very organised, friendly, approachable, softly spoken person who wants to ensure that her clients (mothers and babies) receive a top quality service. We both knew we were working with the same ethics and principles and therefore quickly established we would get along just fine!

So came the day of the photoshoot. After preparing my equipment it was time to meet the mums and their babies. After a little introduction and a cup of tea, Carla decided to start the massage session. All we could hear was the voice of babbling happy cherubs enjoying their special time with their mum. In fact it was all so relaxing that looking down at these chubby cheeks and smiley faces from those oh so well behaved babies, I could feel a slight broodiness bubbling inside me. Fortunately the phase was only temporary and I quickly got myself back in the working mode. Phew!

After the session ended, the mums and I were offered a lovely cup of tea and a scrummy cupcake. I was still working so kept my cupcake for later.  In fact I got stuck on the A12 returning home that day and took the opportunity to smash that cupcake, needless to say it was messy but totally worth it. Had I been at Carla’s I am sure I would have had plenty of baby wipes at the ready but a cashmere scarf was all I had on hand at that time. A truly scrumptious cupcake deserved the best ‘napkin’…

Before I left I took individual portrait images of the babies in a separate room prepared for that purpose. Carla had discussed it with the mums prior to meeting and agreed to offer the mums the opportunity to get professional images taken with no obligation to purchase.

  • Carla and I have now partnered to offer on specific days only the opportunity for the mums to have photographs taken after the massage session is over.  Special photography packages will be offered on the day if booked beforehand with myself. These ‘extra’ massage sessions are available to those who have completed the massage course with Carla and who have been invited for another get together

If, like Carla, you would like to portray the right image for your business and are in need of professional images (product, staff, services),  please do contact me. I am happy to come to you to discuss your requirements and see how I can help you and your business.

Warning: the following images feature lots of cute squidgy chubbiness – if you are prone to broodiness, look away now.


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