Bidvine: The Clever Mother’s Little Black Book

I don’t know about you, but modern motherhood is one of the greatest joys – I’m able to have it all, being around for Boo and having a flexible career with the blog plus running our busy houeshold. But with the amazing positives there is also the reality of trying to have it all and the juggling act in the process. I’ve wanted to have a photographer come round to ours for a family session for nearly two years, for me you can never have too many photo mementoes and it’s nice to have ‘in the moment’ snaps captured by someone else. But have I got round to doing it? No – it’s one of those ‘to dos’ that gets written in each month and I feel terrible that as 2016 draws to a close, we’re still no closer to booking in a family portrait session.


Like most projects in life, it’s all about getting them off the ground and for this it means gathering quotes and deciding on the best photographer for us. But where to start? Picking a Portrait Photographer in London is no easy job – there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of photographers in the capital. Say hello to Bidvine: an online service that allows you to hire local trusted professionals by utilising their platform to generate a quote from professionals by answering a few simple questions.

They asked me to try it out, so a couple of days ago I put in a few key points (style, budget etc) and clicked submit. Now all I had to do was sit back and wait to hear from prospective photographers. Pros have up to 4 days to respond to your project request – however I received the first quote in less than 12 hours and was really impressed with just how much of a ‘fit’ the pro sounded. Another two responses came in over the following 24 hours. Bidvine’s mission is simple: “make hiring local, trusted service professionals ridiculously simple – and help people use the time saved to pursue their passions.” After just one use, I’m already a big fan – and am looking forward to getting smart with my time… oh and finally getting some beautiful snaps of me and Boo.

This is a collaborative post.


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