A Photofantastic Gift…

A Photofantastic Gift…

Back in January it was the Mr’s birthday and I wanted to get him something really lovely from little EJ. Something different. He isn’t the easiest of people to buy for and so I had my work cut out trying to come up with something. I scouted about and came up with dead end after dead end and eventually stumbled onto Groupon. Then it hit me. The perfect present.

I bought a session for a family photo-shoot at a local photography studio. The deal was for an hours photo-shoot and two 8 x 10 prints. We’d had one done the previous year and were thrilled with the results and so I was confident that he would love it. And he did.

We went for the photo-shoot back at the end of May and we had lots of fun. We were in there for an hour and EJ spent most of the time laughing, giggling and running around whilst the photographer snapped away capturing every moment. She was fabulous with him and even though he began to get tired towards the end he was still smiling and I just knew that choosing those final two pictures was going to be an incredibly hard job!


I wasn’t wrong. A few days later I went back and had to cut forty two shots down to two.

I know, right?!

Well I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t do it and I did end up spending a bit more money than I had planned and I came away with four individual prints, plus those four and two additional ones on a USB to do with what I please. We can have them reprinted. Put on to canvases. Onto cards for Christmas. Gifts for family – anything, because the copyright now belongs to us.





We have some plans for the pictures but haven’t done anything with them just yet so in the mean time, I wanted to share them with you guys. I’m so pleased with them. They capture the fun that was has on the day and the complete and utter beauty of my little boy that I can keep forever.

If you’re ever stuck for an idea for a present, have a look on Groupon for one of these because not only are they a personal present but one that you can all enjoy for years to come. I’ve a feeling that this may become a yearly thing. What a lovely addition to the already growing memory box of photos we already have of out little superstar. I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for reading.






*This was not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share a wonderful experience and give you some clever gift ideas at the same time.

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  1. 1st August 2016 / 9:53 pm

    That is such a clever gift idea. You all look like you are having a fab time and the photos really show it. I am with you on getting photos on USB, you never know when you will need them, and freedom to do what you will with them is always something that I would want. #Fartglitter

    • Jaki
      5th August 2016 / 12:43 am

      Thanks we had a great time. I still need to get them up in the house though. They’re too nice not to share with guests. Thanks for your lovely comment and of course for reading.

  2. 2nd August 2016 / 2:17 pm

    oh gorgeous! I really want to get some of these done with our family. Might have to wait until our tot stops doing his fake grimace ‘smiley’ face whenever a camera is pointed at him.


    • Jaki
      5th August 2016 / 12:45 am

      Ahhhh. Bless him! The photographers are great with them as a rule. It’s so hard picking the pictures though. I wish I could have had them all. Thanks for you comment.

  3. 3rd August 2016 / 8:14 pm

    That is a genius present idea – and such lovely photos too. But I guess so hard to narrow down as well. thanks for linking to #PoCoLo this post has put a smile on my face 🙂

  4. 5th August 2016 / 10:18 pm

    These are brilliant pictures and I really like these sort of gifts, as it will always mean you have a permanent gift, and something to always look at for great memories. It’s also good because all of you can be in it, rather than one of you being behind the camera. Fab pictures lovely, I hope you are really pleased with them. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  5. Janet
    7th August 2016 / 12:28 am

    What a great gift! Your pictures are amazing – so beautiful! I love the fact you chose a gift that you could experience and also treasure forever! Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to #AnythingGoes Janet 🙂

    • Jaki
      7th August 2016 / 8:31 am

      Ah thank you for the lovely compliments. It was a great treat for us all and a nice experience 🙂

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