Back in April we were asked to head up to the JoJo Maman Bebe HQ in London to take part in their Autumn/Winter catalogue shoot. When Oliver was about 5/6 weeks old I had been sat internet hopping on a Friday afternoon whilst I fed Oliver and when looking on JoJo’s site I discovered that you could apply to become a JoJo baby. I submitted Oliver’s photos thinking he would never get chosen, but lo and behold on Monday morning I had an email back asking for Oliver to come up to the shoot in a few weeks time!
It was a Monday morning and we had to be in Battersea at 9.30am, which is about an hours drive from us. We set off at about 7.15am because I thought that Monday morning traffic going into London would be a nightmare. Oliver wasn’t too thrilled with the early wake up call! I had considered getting the train, but taking a 2 month old baby on a commuter train wouldn’t have been worth the hassle! We arrived at the offices at about 9am and were warmly welcomed by the girls who were in charge of organising the shoot. It was great fun and Oliver was asked to try about 5 different outfits on to be shot. He looked so adorable and I just sat there thinking ‘I will need to buy these all!’. There were two other babies who came at the same time as us, they looked so cute in their little outfits too, I think if money wasn’t object I would be purchasing every sleepsuit I saw that day!
Oliver was so well behaved, after he had modelled a couple of outfits he started getting a bit grouchy, so I managed to get him to sleep. He was already dressed in one of the outfits when he fell asleep, and by some miracle I managed to lay him down on their bed and he didn’t stir, so they managed to get some snaps of him asleep. He looked so cute and they even used the photo on their website!
I’m not planning on entering Oliver into the professional baby modelling world, but this was a lovely thing to do as a one off. We got sent all the photos from the shoot and a voucher as a payment for our time, which was very kind of them. I’m very proud every time I go on their site and see his little face and it is lovely to have some professional photos of Oliver. He was so worn out after sleeping all the way home Oliver fell asleep during a nappy change!
You can find Oliver at:
Blue Elephant Fair Isle Baby Hat
Blue Elephant Fair Isle Baby All-in-One
How gorgeous! Why not if it works for you all. Proud momma! #KCACOLS
Aww and what a beautiful little model he is! My daughter did baby modelling, until the point where she out right refused to co-operate and we decided it wasn’t fun anymore! He’s adorable, thanks for sharing with #KCACOLS
Aw bless, yes this was the only time he did it, I have a feeling he wouldn’t be quite so cooperative anymore!!
Such a lovely experience for you and somthing to remember. #kcacols
Aww bless him, I bet you will get some lovely photos as memories. I have bought the woodland one for my future baby boy, so cute x #KCACOLS
Yes we got some gorgeous photos! It is so cute, I’ve bought it for him in the next size up ? x
Oh my goodness he is soooo cute in the photos! (the links you listed don’t seem to be working anymore by the way so I googled them instead) So lovely that you got to keep the professional photos too. I LOVED shopping at JoJo when my boys were younger!
Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday
Oh, they changed their website in the past week or two so the links must have changed! Thanks for letting me know 🙂 thank you, it is really great getting the professional photos!
How cute! What a lovely experience for mummy. Glad Lil Mr had a good nap afterwards. Modelling is hard work!!!!! #KCACOLS