Pregnancy & Newborn Blog

WELCOME TO OUR PREGNANCY & NEWBORN BLOG

  • pregnancy bump photo
    Pregnancy and newborn photoshoot in Wheathampstead
    Pregnancy, newborn and baby photo shoot Wheathampstead. From bump to baby and beyond… I am delighted to share some images from a pregnancy, newborn and baby photo shoot that took place here at the studio and on location in Wheathampstead.  Being chosen to capture a families journey from pregnancy and beyond is an honour,  These photo shoots were such a pleasure and it was so lovely to see this couples beautiful daughter over her first year.                                               ...
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  • newborn and sibling photo
    Newborn photography Wheathampstead, Harpenden, St.Albans
    Newborn photography in our Wheathampstead studio. Ian and I offer newborn photography here at our daylight home studio. We strive to capture natural photographs of newborns sleeping with care and attention to detail. Recently we had the pleasure in photographing two beautiful sisters.  The youngest ten days old and adored, by her older sister. Capturing a newborn with one or more siblings doesn’t always go to plan, however we were delighted with the results from this shoot.  The attention is directed to making the sibling feel comfortable and relaxed, after all they are the ones who determine the outcome of the shoot! Newborn photography should ideally take place in the first two weeks from birth, preferably the first week. Babies develop quickly and their sleep and...
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  • newborn baby sleeping
    Newborn photo session in the studio
    Delighted to share some photographs from a recent newborn photo session in the studio. It is always a pleasure to be asked to capture such precious moments of a newborn and this was no exception. At only a couple of weeks old, this adorable baby boy slept soundly through most of the session.  As parents ourselves we understand that no two days are the same when baby arrives, therefore we are not strict on shoot times to make our couples feel as relaxed as possible. Here are a few from the newborn photo session in the studio “Thank you so much for the amazing photos as well for your patience during the shoot. We can’t stop admiring them.”...
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  • newborn twins wrapped together cuddling
    Newborn twins photo shoot
    What a pleasure it was to photograph these gorgeous newborn twin boys recently.  Not even full term, this truly was a special photo shoot. Their parents had been introduced to us by The Verulam Clinic in St.Albans where they had many scans during the pregnancy to check on their precious little ones. We, in conjunction with the Verulam Clinic, offer a complimentary pregnancy or newborn photo shoot for clients booking on their top scan package. This includes a 2 hour photo shoot and 8″x10″ photograph. We met Sarah and Jon for their pregnancy photo shoot when Sarah was around 30 weeks pregnant, this took place in the studio where we use a mixture of both natural light and studio lighting to capture memories...
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  • Brothers!
    Brothers!
    Two adorable boys, a surprise for their Mum’s birthday arranged by their nanny. The shoot took place at their home.  We can travel to clients homes locally, meet at a location or clients come to us to our daylight studio on the outskirts of Wheathampstead.          ...
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  • Lindsey & Andrew's bump and baby shoot
    Lindsey & Andrew’s bump and baby shoot
    We love seeing our wedding couples on the next chapter of their lives and recently we had the pleasure in photographing Lindsey and Andrew and their beautiful bump. Lindsey was 37 weeks pregnant and blooming!  It always fascinates and amazes me how our bodies change to accommodate new life and what a wonderful example below. It’s almost surreal when couples come back with their newborns so soon after seeing them with huge bumps, such a life change a day can make 🙂 Baby Harrison was gorgeous and happily slept through the majority of the photo session. Here is a selection from the two photo shoots.                            ...
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  • Charlotte and Paul's bump and baby shoot
    Charlotte and Paul’s bump and baby shoot
    We photographed Charlotte and Paul’s wedding in 2013 and when they got in touch to say they were expecting we were delighted. Due a few weeks after our second daughter was born, I was heavily pregnant myself when we photographed their bump photos and Evie watched as we photographed baby Charlie! It’s lovely for us to be able to capture the next step in a wedding couples journey and meet their wonderful creation. Here’s a selection from the shoot…        ...
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  • Newborn and sibling shoot at the studio
    Newborn and sibling shoot at the studio
    We had the pleasure in photographing this lovely family at the studio earlier this year.  They had recently welcomed their newest addition to the family and it was the perfect time to capture some newborn images along with some special moments with her older sister. For a premature baby she was surprisingly alert making for some lovely interaction shots as well as those peacefully sleeping ones. Here are a selection from the shoot.  If you are interested in finding out more about our pregnancy, newborn and family photography sessions please call me for a chat, Emma on 01582 469003.      ...
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  • Example multi frame layouts from a recent bump and baby photo shoot
    Example multi frame layouts from a recent bump and baby photo shoot
    The most popular way our clients photographs are displayed are in the form of a multi frame.  These are combinations of images that compliment each other within a layout and framed as a set. When clients come to see their images in the studio we put together combinations of their favourite images to illustrate how images can work together. A yawn, smile or peacefully sleeping.  Feet, hands and eyelash details, all these tiny features can look beautiful in a multi frame.                  ...
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  • Newborn Photography Herts
    Newborn Photography Herts
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  • Newborn and family in the studio
    Newborn and family in the studio
    Past wedding clients and now friends of ours recently returned with their number 2 for some baby and family photos. Such a cutie, here’s a selection from the shoot…                    ...
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  • Bump and baby shoot at the studio
    Bump and baby shoot at the studio
    We photographed Charlotte and Paul’s wedding in 2013 and when they got in touch to say they were expecting we were delighted. Due a few weeks after our second daughter was born, I was heavily pregnant myself when we photographed their bump photos and Evie watched as we photographed baby Charlie! It’s lovely for us to be able to capture the next step in a wedding couples journey and meet their wonderful creation. Here’s a selection from the shoot…                        ...
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  • Newborn photo shoot at our Wheathampstead studio
    Newborn photo shoot at our Wheathampstead studio
    I love babies and this was a lovely shoot to do.  Mum and Dad bought along their vintage suitcase that they had used for cards at their wedding which was a lovely idea. Including a sibling is always interesting but she was great and didn’t want to miss out on the suitcase shot herself! Here are a few from the shoot.                    ...
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  • Cousins enjoying the sunshine
    Cousins enjoying the sunshine
    A couple of weeks ago we met up with sisters, Olivia and Charlotte and their children to capture their special friendship. Now little Edith is sitting up it was an ideal time for the shoot and the time of year was perfect. Here is a selection of our favourites. If you are interested in having your little or not so little ones photographed please feel free to get in touch for a chat. We have a studio space on the outskirts of Wheathampstead for new borns and small babies and love to use the environment for the majority of our shoots. We hope to hear from you 🙂                    ...
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  • Family photo shoot at the studio and on location
    Family photo shoot at the studio and on location
    A few weeks ago we photographed 8 month old Charlotte who was absolutely brilliant.  The family came to the studio first then we headed out to a nearby location to explore the flowers and high grasses.  This is a lovely age to photograph the next stage of a child growing up as they are sitting up unaided and are very animated.  Here are a few of their favourites.                      ...
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  • Newborn Photography Wheathampstead/Harpenden
    Newborn Photography Wheathampstead/Harpenden
    Photographing newborns is such a joy, especially when they are as good as this little one.  Baby Sophia’s parents brought her for a photo session at a week old which was ideal as she was still sleepy and happy to be moved while staying asleep. It’s amazing how quickly newborns turn into babies.  After about 2 weeks, depending on birth weight and how early or late they arrived, they rapidly become alert and aware of their surroundings.  This can sometimes affect what is possible during a shoot. Our newborn shoots can take between one and a half to three hours depending on how settled the baby is and how many feeds are needed.  These things can’t be rushed which is why we block...
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  • Newborn photo shoot Wheathampstead/ Harpenden
    Newborn photo shoot Wheathampstead/ Harpenden
    Last month we had the pleasure in photographing baby Frankie and his family in our studio on the outskirts of Wheathampstead near Harpenden.  Our home studio, specifically built with newborn photo shoots in mind has plenty of natural light to capture those peaceful natural images of beautiful new bundles.  We love photographing babies especially when they are as cute and amenable as Frankie!  He was such a star, as was his big sister Mollie who proudly held him for some shots. Frankie was a week old at the time of the shoot which was a perfect time as he was still nice and sleepy and happy to be gently placed in different settings. Here are some of my, and the family’s favourite images…...
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  • Baby shoot in the studio
    Baby shoot in the studio
    I wanted to share a few shots from a baby shoot taken in the studio.  Baby Alara was an absolute dream to photograph and such a cutie. We photograph new borns and small babies in the studio as we can control the light to create the best photos possible.  We have a daylight studio but have professional studio lighting which we use when the daylight is notof good enough quality.  A catchlight in the subjects eyes is essential to make the image come alive, if the light is dull or in the wrong direction this is not visible and the image can look dull and lifeless. When children become more active we love to photograph them outside in the environment as we can...
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  • Baby Emerson
    Baby Emerson
    We recently did some photos of little Emerson. He was just 2 weeks old when we did these photos. We always recommend having the ‘newborn’ photos within the first 3 weeks. These photos were all shot at out studio and just using...
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  • Baby Evie
    Baby Evie
    A few weeks ago we welcomed back Ross and Leanne who’s wedding we photographed two years ago. They now have a beautiful addition to their family, baby Evie.  Here are a few shots from their shoot.    ...
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  • Family shoot at the studio and in the snow! Harpenden Herts
    Family shoot at the studio and in the snow! Harpenden Herts
    We recently had the pleasure in photographing one of our past wedding couples with their new addition, Charlie. Tamie and Paul were married in 2011 and currently live in Quatar.  Back for a family visit, we were honoured they had time to squeeze in a family shoot. Here are a few from the shoot.  ...
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  • Baby Tilly - Newborn photography Harpenden
    Baby Tilly – Newborn photography Harpenden
    Photographing our past wedding clients newborns is one of our favorite jobs.  It’s a privelidge to be a part of their lives at the two most exciting times in theirs, there are not many jobs that offer that! Jenny and Adam were married in 2008 at Waddesdon dairy, 5 years on they were here at the studio with their adorable daughter Tilly.  It’s hard to believe that Amy was that small and it was only a year ago.  She was an absolute star and slept peacefully as we photographed he cosily tucked up in a blanket. For more information on our baby and newborn shoots please feel free to call Emma for a chat – 01582 469003    ...
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  • Family shoot Harpenden
    Family shoot Harpenden
    A few weeks ago we photographed super cute Ella with her Mum and Dad in Harpenden.  Ella’s mum and I met way back when we had bumps at pregnancy yoga , then at baby massage our girls share the same birthday which is lovely and they also share the same childminder.  We did the shoot at Ella’s home using the fabulous doorway light through their bi fold doors.  Hopefully you can’t tell it was freezing outside! Here are a few photos from the shoot.    ...
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  • Our little pickle is 1 today!
    Our little pickle is 1 today!
    The 27th February 2012, our precious Amy Rose was born at 11.35am.  Due on the 29th and a leap year, we were delighted that she was early so she didn’t miss out on any birthdays! She was born at Luton and Dunstable hospital after a planned home birth didn’t go quite to plan but hey, she arrived safe and well and that’s all that mattered.  Home birth, are you mad I hear you say!  Maybe, but I would choose it again. As we didn’t blog any photos when she was born, we have a few to share now!  Here is a tiny snippet from our wonderful first year as parents.  Thank you to those of you who have shared in our excitement and...
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  • Family shoot in Wheathampstead
    Family shoot in Wheathampstead
    Last week we welcomed back one of our wedding couples from 2010.  We photographed Caroline and Ian’s wedding at tewin Bury farm two years ago and now they have a new mwmber to the family.  Samuel, was the most smiley 8 month old I think we have ever photographed, making it such an enjoyable shoot.  here are some of my favourites…    ...
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  • Surprise Fathers day photo shoot
    Surprise Fathers day photo shoot
    Our Fathers day morning was spent capturing some delightful moments of a dad’s first fathers day.  Arranged as a surprise by mum, we met the family at Luton Hoo where we photographed some beautiful moments of the family interacting.  Here are a selection from the shoot. If you would like some information regarding our family location shoots please feel free to call me, Emma on 01582 469003, enjoy…      ...
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  • Baby, children and family photography by Ian
    Baby, children and family photography by Ian
    Here is a brief image update of a selection of shoots from towards the end of last year. For more information on our family, baby and children’s photography please feel free to call or email us, we hope to hear from you soon 🙂        ...
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Ian Scott Photography

We are a husband and wife team based in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London and further afield. Between us we photograph weddings, children & families, corporate portraiture, weddings and Bar & Bat Mitzvahs.

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Ian Scott Photography Limited
1 Valley Rise
Wheathampstead
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 8JF

01582 469003
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