The Essential One - Noah the baby model

A few weeks ago I saw that one of my favourite baby brands The Essential One were on the look out for baby models for their new Autumn range. My heart literally leaped out of my chest because I thought this was perfect for us. For one like I just said I simply adore the brand and if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you will always find me singing their praises. I think they make the best quality baby clothes and their customer service is quality too. Secondly I've had numerous people say to me that Noah should be a baby model (I think people say that to all babies!) and I have to admit I really want him to model too. Thirdly the photoshoot was local so we didn't need to travel far. With all these pro's and no con's I emailed The Essential One right away.

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.


  1. Gah he is so ridiculously cute it makes my heart melt! Like i said to you on Twitter earlier, he looks like a natural in front of the camera and i can't wait to see him in their new Autumn catalogue! xxx

    Vikki @ Love From Mummy

  2. Definitely a model in the making. Noah is just too cute!! Can't wait to see the catalogue! xx

  3. ahhhh adorable! i can't wait to see them in their entirety :)

  4. How cute :) Amy lucked out on this one and they chose someone else. Such a shame as it would have been lovely to meet you x

  5. How adorable, what a little cutie! My little girl Sophia has had her first couple of modelling jobs for Funky Giraffe Bibs and the Baby Show website, it makes me proud seeing her there. You're son is gorgeous!

    Emily xx

  6. Aww thanks for mentioning me and my boys lovely. He was so good all day, and his photos are gorgeous, such a smiley little chap you should be so proud of him xx

  7. I need to have a look at the catalogue - Noah is so gorgeous I'm not surprised he was picked! x