Donna Gray of Small Prints Newborn photography, the award-winning specialist in newborn portraiture has received a bronze award for Best Baby Gift/Keepsake in the prestigious MadeforMums Awards 2018.
Donna says: “This is a huge recognition to my commitment to create a family and baby-friendly business. I’m overwhelmed and delighted that Small Prints Newborn photography is being judged and placed alongside huge national brands.”
The awards put hundreds of baby-related products under the microscope and industry experts, parents and children rigorously tested and judged more than 500 entries – including household names such as Ella’s Kitchen, Weleda and Pampers – in 85 categories.
She was shortlisted in the same category in the 2016 Prima Baby Awards and crowned winner of Best Baby Keepsake in the 2015 Mum’s Choice Awards by Achieve magazine; all demonstrating just how precious a gift Donna’s service can be.
She explains: “Newborn photography is one of the best, longest lasting and most thoughtful gifts you can buy. I offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience where parents can enjoy the very beginning of this special little life, crafting imaginative yet timeless images that’ll be treasured for years to come. It’s all about cherishing the utterly irresistible, and often temporary, newborn features – those deliciously delicate whisps of hair and teeny tiny toes won’t be around for long.”
“A newborn photographer isn’t like any other kind of photographer – you need a whole different skill set to calmly, confidently and safely handle a new born baby. I’ve put my heart and soul into newborn portraiture and I love what I do. Despite securing awards like these, I’ll always continue to invest in my own training – every day is a school day. I’m utterly privileged to be one of the first people to meet these little arrivals, this is why I chose to solely and truly specialise in this highly niche, but incredibly important, area of photography.”