BidVine review

As a Mum, I love taking photographs, it is so important to me that we capture our special moments on film to look back on in years to come. The only problem with always being the photographer is that in years from now, when my children look back on their childhood photographs, there will be a real shortage of photographs with me actually in them! For that reason it is important that every so often, even just once or twice a year, we hire a professional photographer who can take photos of the six of us either in our home or an outdoor space local to us.

Finding a photographer can be difficult, particularly one who is willing to travel to our home, and with four children I rarely have a moment to breathe, let alone spend a few hours researching local photographers and ringing round for a price list. That’s why I was pleased to discover Bidvine, a website who describes themselves as,

“Bidvine is the easiest way to find and hire local professionals to help accomplish your projects. Learn something new, redecorate your home, feel better, feel fitter, throw a great party – and more.”

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Bidvine was so easy to use and is as simple as typing in the service required and your home postcode. I searched for Manchester Photographers and chose “Portrait photographers” from a list of options. I then followed the instructions to select the style of photos we required, whether I wanted the photographer to visit our home, a studio, an outdoor space or other, and a rough estimate of our budget. After logging in via Facebook to obtain my quotes, I simply sat back and awaited feedback in my in-box. Simple!!

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By that same evening I had received three emails from photographers in my area offering their services, giving me quotes (ranging from £75 to £250) and links to their websites. It really was that easy!

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I wouldn’t hesitate to use Bidvine again in the future, anything that makes life easier is a real hit with us. And hopefully, once we decide on which photographer to go with, we will get some lovely photos of the six of us!

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42 Comments

  1. December 14, 2016 / 10:03 am

    I’ve heard about this website and it does look really easy to use, not to mention to have! 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      December 14, 2016 / 10:49 pm

      Yes, I’d recommend it to anyone! xx

  2. December 14, 2016 / 11:21 am

    I have recently tried out Bidvine too, it seems so user friendly and saves spending lots of time on the phone trying to find a professional x

    • Laura Dove
      December 14, 2016 / 10:49 pm

      Its so easy isn’t it? I was so impressed! xx

  3. December 14, 2016 / 11:53 am

    This is such a great resource and a must for busy mums who have no time to organise anything in their lives!

    • Laura Dove
      December 14, 2016 / 10:48 pm

      I agree, phone calls are out with my noisy lot! xx

  4. December 14, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    I’ve recently heard of BidVine – it really does sound like a great idea! I hope you get some nice photos soon #BloggerClubUK

    • Laura Dove
      December 14, 2016 / 10:47 pm

      Me too! Thank you! xx

  5. December 14, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Just downloaded it as I had never heard of BidVine, but what an amazing idea. I’m in hardly any pictures with my boys and it would be lovely to fill our house with pictures as us as a family. Thanks for the tip.

    Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year x

    #bestandworst

    • Laura Dove
      December 14, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Great! It’s a fab app and so easy! xx

  6. December 14, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I have tried Bidvine, it is a really great app – so easy to use. Kaz x

    • Laura Dove
      December 14, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Definitely, I was really impressed with it! xx

  7. December 14, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    This sounds like such a great app, I really want some family photos as we have hardly any x

    • Laura Dove
      December 14, 2016 / 10:43 pm

      Us too, I am always the one taking them! xx

  8. Ana
    December 15, 2016 / 12:31 am

    It is such a wonderful service I have used it myself. So easy to use.

    • Laura Dove
      December 15, 2016 / 8:52 am

      I will definitely be using it again! xx

  9. December 15, 2016 / 7:23 am

    A really good idea and it’s always nice to take photos of everything and most importantly everyone!

    • Laura Dove
      December 15, 2016 / 8:52 am

      I agree, I am very guilty of not getting on the photos! xx

  10. December 15, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    That’s really easy and it can take a while to trawl through albums and get quotes etc. Really nifty. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • Laura Dove
      December 15, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      Yes! I love anything like this which makes things simple! xx

  11. December 15, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    I’ve never heard of BidVine, thanks for sharing! Sounds like a very handy option to have in mind.

    • Laura Dove
      December 15, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Anything that makes life easier is a bonus!xx

  12. December 15, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    I have heard about this before and checked them out. It looks and sound like a great website 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      December 15, 2016 / 7:47 pm

      It’s fab, so useful for busy people too! xx

  13. December 16, 2016 / 11:22 am

    It is so good to know that if you need something last minute or have been let down, there is something somewhere that can help x

    • Laura Dove
      December 16, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      Yes definitely, any kind of app that saves you time is a winner with me! xx

  14. December 16, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    I wish this had of been around when I was planning our wedding. It would have saved a lot of searching around I think

    • Laura Dove
      December 17, 2016 / 7:47 pm

      Oh me too! xx

  15. December 16, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I love bidvine I have used them before and found some awesome deals from local experts near me

    • Laura Dove
      December 17, 2016 / 7:47 pm

      Yes I was impressed with the fab deals I wouldn’t have usually found! xx

  16. December 17, 2016 / 9:24 am

    Anything that can make life easier is a winner by me

    • Laura Dove
      December 17, 2016 / 7:41 pm

      And me! xx

  17. December 17, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Hi Laura, Bidvine sounds like a brilliant little app. Time is precious, but so are memories, and the less time wasted shopping around for a photographer the better. Hope you got yourself a fab set of photographs!

    Thank you for linking to the #MMBC.

    xx

    • Laura Dove
      December 17, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      We will be having some in the new year, cant wait! xx

  18. December 18, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    We have recently tried Bidvine out too. It’s really convenient isn’t it?! I got some really reasonable quotes back from it 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #MMBC lovely xx

    • Laura Dove
      December 18, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      Yes us too, and people I wouldn’t usually have found, going to have our photos done in the new year! xx

  19. December 19, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    What an amazing idea for a website! Such a great way to find local professionals. Thanks for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you back in the New Year x

    • Laura Dove
      December 20, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you Becky. Have a wonderful Christmas and I shall see you in 2017! xx

  20. December 20, 2016 / 9:26 am

    I’ve used Bidvine before – really good. Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

    • Laura Dove
      December 20, 2016 / 10:03 am

      They are fab! Thank you for hosting! xx

  21. January 1, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Yep heard about Bidvine,looks very handy! You take great photos yourself though ! #stayclassymama

    • Laura Dove
      January 2, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Ahh thanks lovely. xx

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