Baby Led Weaning

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There is a reason this site looks so Web 1.0 – An Appeal for Photos

seriously. this is what it was like.

It’s because I started it aeons, ago, fact fans. Back when there were about nine hits for the search term ‘baby led weaning’, I kid ye not.

Remember dial-up? Yuh-huh. That singy-songy, plinky-plonky fax noise before making contact with the outside world? Yup, that. (As an aside… remember faxes? *snort* Funny old tech.)

Anyway, the thing then was to allow pages to load nice and quick, no footery images pliz. We did have a photo gallery (indeed we still do) but you needed to enter it under your own advisement. The images were (still are) mostly low-quality, cropped down so they wouldn’t take up too much room on your interweb.

So, here’s the thing, I need to sprinkle the site with purty pictures, I think. It’s looking boring. Are there any photographers out there, or even parents who just got that one lucky shot (perhaps of a porridge pancake or some other recipe foodstuff), who wouldn’t mind helping me back fill my pages with glorious technicolour? (And vids, too. Oh yes I’ve just learned how to embed. Take that, old skool).

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74 Responses to “There is a reason this site looks so Web 1.0 – An Appeal for Photos”

  1. Ellen says:

    I’ve probably got a couple good images you can use! It’s what I do for living – take pictures that is. Where can I email them?! And, how large/small do you need?

  2. Aitch says:

    oh you are a diamond! i’ve already sent you an email, stand by for maximum gratitude. (no idea how large or small… mediumy? that’s not a technical term, is it?)

  3. wacky12 says:

    I have one you can use…. I’ve had to promise my godmother to blow it up when he gets married……

  4. Aitch says:

    hahaha, i can’t wait.

  5. Jane says:

    what, my exploding porridge pancake efforts aren’t good enough for you! I’ll be starting BLW with William soon and I have a vg camera so I will see what I can do. I probably have some old ones of H if you want those?

    • Aitch says:

      well it’s not that the ones of H weren’t MAGNIFICENT, of course… but have you seen what blogs are like nowadays?! it’s terrifying. everything’s a photoshoot. when i think of my crappy wee canon ixus shots, i could BLUSH.

    • Aitch says:

      PS the exploding pancake stays.

  6. Aitch says:

    how did you get your bunnytar, by the way? i’ve been looking up how to put avatars on (to match the FB one, prolly) and am scared of breaking something.

  7. Jamie says:

    My daughter has been enjoying BLW for 17 days now and we already have some great photos. Happy to share, just let me know how. We are loving it!

  8. Hi, I started BLW last month andi have some pics I’d be happy for you to use. I’m a professional photog so a little obsessed… I think I’ve photographic evidence of every new food he’s tried! Let me know where I can send you some pictures, happy for you to use. Thanks for such a helpful site. Angela.

    • Aitch says:

      HOORAY! happy to credit, of course… could you send to aitch at baby led weaning dot this is all fairly obvious by now com… ;D?

  9. Ella says:

    I have some photos! Where do I send them? :)

    • Aitch says:

      aitch at baby led weaning oh i think you know what’s coming next… dot com. (sorry, trying not to alert spammers). lovely jubbly on the photos front, thanks!

  10. Danielle says:

    Iv just sent you a few of my 6 month old who is living blw!!!!

  11. Marisa says:

    Hi, I sent along some photos of our little eaters. Not sure of file size or if they made it to you. Best of luck with the revamp!

    • Aitch says:

      didn’t i reply earlier? i remember typing your name… honestly my mind is a sieve. can’t look now, will check tomorrow, sorry.

  12. Rebecca says:

    Holas, did you collect photos ok from the Facebook albums I uploaded to my timeline of Henry? Rebecca Mitton

  13. wacky12 says:

    I’ll try to send you it tomorrow!

  14. Sent some of our photos your way!

  15. Cait says:

    I’ve got a couple of belters if you need any more.

  16. lyn says:

    have a photo or 2 of my son

  17. Singale says:

    Do you still need more? I can send several photos… and videos (but the videos are big files! 20 Mb for 30 seconds… I have no clue how to make the video file size smaller)

  18. Caroline Lynch says:

    I have a nice one (me thinks!) Where can I send it?

    Caroline

  19. Susan says:

    how can I send you some photos? xx

  20. sending some your way! possibly too late, but I figure the more the merrier!

  21. Anu says:

    Do you still need photos? I have loads of my kids and videos if you’d like, I blw’d them both and took a LOT of photos!

  22. Annelize says:

    Hi, if you still need some photos I might have a good one or two.

  23. Ashley says:

    Vid headed your way of our 5mo encountering banana. Messy goodness. :)

  24. I have some. Where do I send them?

    • Aitch says:

      would you email them to me at Aitch at the name of the website dot com, please? we’ve got some great ones… now just waiting on Jem to sort out some pages for us to put them on. :D anyone would think she’d just had a baby or something…

  25. Joanne says:

    I have just started BLW and am sure over the next couple of months will have some cracking images, have one or two already. Let me know where to send them.

  26. bimbambaloney says:

    If I were you I’d get KatGold on the case, she’s bound to have some superb professional shots. Plus her kids are incredibly cute!

  27. sam says:

    we have some photos you are welcome to use.
    sam

  28. Ashley says:

    I got some pretty good ones today and I just so happen to be a professional photographer. :)

    • Aitch says:

      great, you two! if you could send them to aitch at baby led weaning dot com, that would be great. Jem’s still working on the new layout, but hopefully it will appear soon…

  29. James says:

    i have lots of BLW pictures, my wife takes them daily. Send me your email address..

  30. Suvi says:

    Seems you already have lots of photos, but I’m sending a couple more. Greetings from Finland! :)

  31. Rachael says:

    We’re so proud of how she’s done with blw. We have so many great pics which we are more than happy to share. The weetabix ones are something to behold. Our particular fave is her sharing tapas with us at a restaurant when she was just short of 7 months, attracting a combination of admiring and bemused glances from our fellow diners!!

  32. sheetal says:

    Hi, i followed the advice on your website and my son enjoyed all the foods we ate and noting mushed up. what a beautiful expereince it has been. he is 17 months and enjoys all sorts of foods.
    I have got few videos of him with enjoying noodles at seven months and enjoying them immensely. if you want i can email it to you.
    regards,
    sheetal

  33. Luna says:

    I’ve got a couple of my niece if you’d like them. I’ll double check with my sister that she doesn’t mind. I’m sure she won’t. Where should I send?

  34. Nate A. says:

    We started our twin daughters on BLW around 5 months of age. For the first few weeks, it was more of food/texture experiment time rather than dinner. It’s been a lot of fun! Below are links to the last three months of the twins on my Flickr site with many BLW pics. If you would like, you have my permission to hot link the pictures on this site. Just let me know which ones so I can keep track! I’m a semi-pro photographer and may be licensing two of the pictures soon!

    Aug – http://www.flickr.com/photos/atwoodn/sets/72157630901530018/

    July – http://www.flickr.com/photos/atwoodn/sets/72157630514588746/

    June -http://www.flickr.com/photos/atwoodn/sets/72157630041111982/

    • Aitch says:

      cheers! these are great. i’m having a think about watermarking, security etc (see chat on FB page) so what i might do is whack things up with a blw.com watermark and change that if anyone needs/wants proper credit.

  35. Nicole says:

    I have some images of my now toddler BLW and my 6 month old is starting. Send me an email and I can get some for you if there is anything specific you are looking for.

    :)

  36. SJ says:

    My daughter was never one to wait for anything – she started eating solids on her own by stealing from my plate! We thoroughly enjoyed the Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook and still use it now and again (she’s just under 2 years old). We have loads of pics of her eating on her own and would be happy to share, just let me know how.

  37. Laura says:

    I am not sure if you are still looking for photos and videos but I have both. I too have been blogging about my adventures in BLW and being a photographer I have made sure I got a lot of photos. Not all my videos are as high resolution as I would like because at times I didn’t have the good quality camera close by and just grabbed my phone. But let me know I would love to share some.

    • Aitch says:

      cheers. can you send it to aitch at the website? nice site name, by the way. remind me to put you on the list, when i get round to that. (when my plaster cast is off, when childrens’ birthdays are done, when my mum’s treatment is over, when christmas is over… list is endless).

  38. Michelle says:

    Here’s my daughter Maya loving a lamb cutlet

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shellandriley/8190621414/

  39. Lori says:

    Here’s a wee video of my son with a yogurt spoon. :) more to come I’m sure. :)

    http://youtu.be/l0GSHAiFTt8

    • Aitch says:

      oh, how fab, and how expert is he with the spoon? mine went in upside down for aaages. is it okay to stick this up on FB?

  40. Kate says:

    Do you still need some? Happy to e.mail them to you if so (I found your address in a comment above!)

  41. Aitch says:

    indeed, yes! thanks

  42. Jenn says:

    I have some awesome pics of my middle child a few years back. Some great shots of him eating steak, carrots, asparagus, watermelon. We are about to start the whole food adventure with my baby girl.

    Would be happy to share pictures.

  43. Hilary says:

    Hiya
    I have quite a few nice pics of our LO in various states of messiness! If you still need pics that is.

    They are quite big files I believe, and there’s LOTS of them (gives hubby something to practice on with his big-boy camera lol), so let me know how best to get them to you.

    H

    • Aitch says:

      would you mind sending them to aitch at baby led weaning dot com? or do you think the files are so enormous they’ll fritz my email? THANK GOODNESS for big boys and their big boy cameras!

  44. vicky says:

    Would love to send you some pictures of my little man

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