Since becoming a Mum there’s rarely a moment when I don’t have a camera or phone in my hand, keen to capture every second of Max’s life, not wanting to miss a moment. But scrolling through the pictures I’ve noticed a common theme – the lack of family photos we have.

We rarely get an opportunity to get a shot of the three of us together. There never seems to be someone around to capture that all important image. So that’s why we’ve made a pact that once a year we’ll hire a professional portrait photographer to do the job for us.

Due to the hustle and bustle of daily life I don’t have time to sit down and research local photographers and their prices, but luckily I recently discovered Bidvine, a company that does the hard work for you.

Bidvine couldn’t be easier to use. I just entered my home town and selected Portrait Photographers from a list of options. From there I answered a few simple questions regarding the style of photos I was looking for, whether I wanted the photographer to visit our home, a studio or an outdoor space, and an estimate of how much I was looking to spend on the shoot. After logging in via Facebook I then simply sat back and waited.

Within 60 minutes of me submitting my request I received five emails containing bids from local photographers. Each email contained their bid (ranging from £80 to £230), a brief description of what they could offer me and a link to their website so I could see their previous work. It really was that simple.

Bidvine not only offer photography services but also decorators, cleaners and a man with a van to name a few. They offer almost any service you could think of.

Next time I need to hire a professional, without the hassle, then I know exactly where I’ll be heading.


*this is a collaborative post but all opinions are my own