Baby Pumkin Shoot
Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th October 2021
What on earth is a baby pumkin shoot I hear you ask? Well, simply put – it is a photoshoot where I sit your baby in a hollowed-out pumpkin!
It started a few years ago when I made the catastrophic mistake of browsing on Pinterest for something, and it kind of snowballed! Turns out – you can buy a massive pumpkins that fit even the most ‘ample’ of babies rolls!
I like to think these shoots are to provide the parents / grandparents / carers some gorgeous and rather ‘alternative’ baby images for them to look upon fondly as the baby gets older. I think in reality though, parents are using them to create bribery albums for when they’re older!! Whatever the reason – they’re great fun and should be considered by all if they have access to a baby!
I don’t set age limits for the babies, but babies who can hold their head up is a necessity. Being able to sit by themselves isn’t imperative as the pumpkin acts as a bumbo so is very supportive of the baby!
How does a Baby Pumpkin shoot work?
I will buy the pumpkin for our baby pumpkin shoot – normally around the beg-middle of October. Once I have it hollowed out, it will last up to a week, but I will set the date and location.
I will meet you at the location – I allow 30 minutes for the shoot itself but there will be time at then end so we don’t run into the next baby. Most parents like to dress their baby up in cute outfits and accessories to begin with, and then strip them right at the last minute to get some cute naked shots! This is entirely optional though!
I have not yet had a baby who didn’t like sitting in my pumpkins – I think the babies like them as they act as giant bumbos so are quite supportive and comfortable! Don’t worry though – I always place something behind the pumpkin to stop them rolling away!
After the shoot I will send you a private and secure link to your images. You will be able to download all the images as the price includes them all.
I will be shooting these at Farley Mount which is a coutry park between Hursley and Winchester. If you are driving up through Hursley from Chandlers Ford, head through Hursley and out past IBM (on your left). You then need to take the second road on the left (signposted to Sparsholt and Farley Mount). Do not be tempted to take the first turning signposted towards Farley! Go past a farm on your left and then take the left hand fork (right hand fork heads towards Sparsholt). The road will become a one-lane track (lots of places to pull in to pass oncoming track). You will feel like you are driving into the middle of noweher – do not worry – you’re on the right track. The road will take you through a dense patch of woodland and then will open out with fields on either side. As you reach the top of the hill, follow the road round to your left. The first car park on the right is Forest View. You want the scond car park on the right which is called Hawthorns. This is a big (and free) car park so you shouldn’t have problems finding a space.
As you head into the car park, on the left hand side there is an exit onto a wide path with bench. I will meet you here. Time permitting we will shoot between two different locations within this part of Farley Mount.
You’re welcome to message if you’re lost, but the reception is limited.
This is the perfect place for dog walkers so feel free to bring any fur babies to join in the fun as well if you would like!
Baby Pumpkin Shoot
- 30 minute shoot
- All images in both colour and black and white
What do I need to provide?
A suitable outfit for your little person to wear. A hat or hair accessories, a warm blanket to wrap them in afterwards
What do we do if the weather is bad?
I will keep an eye on the weather on the days building up to the shoot. Once the pumpkin is carved, it will only last a matter of days until it starts to get gross, so we only have a very small window in which to use it. Obviously if it is bitterly cold or raining then we will postpone as that is not fun for anybody!