Professional Baby Photography
that reaches straight to the heart.
Those first few months of your baby’s life fly fast. A cliche, perhaps – but one that every parent can vouch for. Hiring a professional for a bespoke baby photography photo shoot is a perfect way to preserve those tiny details that deserve to be remembered.
Recording these memories for you is what I love and do best. I am a newborn and baby photographer with over ten years’ experience in creating beautiful portraits of children in their homes, on location or in my studio in Basingstoke. I regularly visit my clients in London, Richmond, Winchester, Southampton, Reading, Guildford and anywhere in between.
There is so much that you’ll want to hold on to – the first toothless smiles, deliciously chubby arms clutching teddy, cuddle time snuggled in bed with Mummy and Daddy. Soon she’ll be taking her first steps out in the big wide world. His personality is developing fast, as are his abilities. Your baby’s first portraits will reflect all of this and so much more.
Your baby photo shoot can take place in your home, in my studio or on location, depending on your baby’s age and routine, and the portrait style you prefer.
Natural Baby Photography
My baby photography style is all about simplicity and emotion.
I use almost exclusively natural light for my portraits, because of the intimate and soulful results it produces. Not to mention, the gorgeous reflections that it creates in your baby’s big eyes! Take a look at my full baby and toddler portraits portfolio to see how I use light, colour, textures and locations for portraits of babies and younger children.
My baby photo shoots are always a very relaxed and informal affair. As a Mum, I know the importance of routine and keeping disruption to a minimum. I work at your baby’s pace, and almost exclusively with natural light. I will take the time to get to know him, making sure that he is completely comfortable with me.
We will pause when your baby is hungry and needs and break and a snack. All the while, I will be on the lookout for all that makes your baby uniquely him, or her. Ready to capture all of this for posterity!
The length of your baby portrait shoot will depend on your baby’s age and her routine. I always take care to arrange our start time as far away as possible from nap time, to maximise the time we have together before your baby gets tired.
On average, a baby and family photo shoot will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.
And of course, we’ll make sure to take lots of photos of all of you together. There will be plenty of candid shots of family cuddles and everyday moments, the kind of images that are a true documentary of your family at this point in time. And of course we’ll take a moment to create a few timeless baby and family portraits, as well – the type that grandparents just *love*.
Either way, we will steer away from any contrived posing, and keep it relaxed and natural because that’s when families look their very best!
Viewing and ordering your baby portraits
So, what happens after your baby photo shoot? Naturally, you will be excited and impatient to see your photos!
Over the next two to three weeks, I will be very busy personally editing your images to the high standard you can see on this website. Once the editing process is complete, I will invite you back to the the studio, where you will be able to review your images on a large screen and we’ll discuss all your options for displaying your portraits around your home.
Where a viewing appointment may be difficult to arrange, you may view and purchase your portraits online, through a password-protected gallery.
With so many display ideas at your fingertips, this is the ideal opportunity to create a striking wall art arrangements of frames, canvases, acrylic or metallic gloss prints for your home. You could opt for a bespoke heirloom album to showcase your portraits. Or you could simply order your favourite images in their high resolution digital version, for printing and sharing on social media. Read all about my gorgeous photographic display and art range.
Book your Baby Photo Shoot
Interested to find out more? I’d love to hear from you. Let’s chat about your plans for your baby photo session. Simply contact me on 07941 355027 or through the form below.