A few days later and that anxiously awaited email came through. I opened it and I almost choked on my cup of tea! To my delight Noah had been selected and I couldn't of been happier or more proud!
A week later and the morning of the photoshoot arrived. We were to be at the studio for 9am which meant us up a little earlier than usual. We quickly grabbed some breakfast and jumped in the car as it was rush hour traffic. We had a good hour to get there but we are usually always late or the sat nav takes us somewhere random so we thought the earlier the better. I had hoped Noah would nap on the way there as it was such an early start and I didn't think he would nap at the studio. We all know what babies are like though and he fought sleep like a trooper but he did manage to squeeze in a quick 15 minute power nap as we were pulling up outside the building.
Once we arrived at Studio 488 we were welcomed in by a lovely bubbly member of staff. We were then shown around and felt completely at ease and at home. Secretly I was a little worried at the back of my mind because Noah had been suffering from stranger anxiety for a few months and I was scared he would get upset and have a meltdown. I shouldn't of worried though because he was absolutely fine and I think that was mainly down to the calm and friendly environment that the team had created. So thank you so much for that.
We settled down on the couches for a moment before the shoot began. I was handed a piece of clothing from the Autumn range to dress Noah in and then I took him over to the set where the photographers would take over. When they got enough shots we would go back to the sofa's, undress the baby and give him a drink while we waited for the next item.
I was able to stand right next to the photographers as they snapped away while Noah performed for the cameras. There was shots of him sitting up or led down and there was also group shots with the beautiful twins Brandon and Arthur (who's Mummy blogs too!) As I watched from the sidelines I felt insanely proud of my little baby. He was doing so well. Overcoming that mean stranger axiety in such a strange environment with a big group of (lovely) strangers. He sat there smiling and clapping in front of everyone and I felt daft for ever worrying.
Noah modelled a dozen different pieces from snow suits to body suits and did very being changed and undressed so many times considering that he usually hates it! He even powered on through his nap and actually fell asleep on set. The photographers loved it and carried on snapping away. I hope they use some of these photo's cause I would love to see them.
We had a fabulous day and it's a day I will remember fondly.