Pregnancy & Newborn

First Birthday Cake Smash Shoot

cake smash photo shoot

This first birthday cake smash shoot was such fun. Arwen’s parents scheduled this shoot at our studio prior to their daughters first birthday.  They brought with them a couple of outfits, the cake and balloon.  However we can arrange the cake and balloon should you wish, just let us know.   We started the shoot with some portraits before introducing the cake and things got messy!     A change of backdrop and outfit and we unboxed the cake. It’s interesting to see how toddlers react to the cake, some dive in and others are not quite sure what to do.  Love this adorable shot…     If you would like to chat about a first birthday cake smash shoot for your son or daughter,

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Newborn photo shoot Harpenden

newborn baby with Angel wings

First time mum Jade brought her beautiful daughter Olivia to the studio recently.  They were such a joy to photograph.  Newborn photo shoots can’t be rushed and we pride ourselves on making parents as comfortable as possible.  You are still getting used to your new role as parents and we are honoured to capture these early magical moments shared between parents and their newborn. Having been recommended by The Verulam Clinic in St.Albans we chatted through the shoot prior to meeting.  This may be your first trip out since having your baby so it’s important that you feel as relaxed as possible and know what to expect. There’s no pressure to find parking, we have a purpose built studio at our home with

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Cake Smash photo shoot

cake smash photo

Cake smash photo shoots have become increasingly popular.  Having started in the US, the tradition has come across the water and many photographers are now offering these as a new way of celebrating a child’s first birthday. It was one of our wedding couples who introduced us to the concept as they wanted us to photograph their son’s first birthday.  How could we refuse! We provided the location, backdrop, flooring and professional images (oh, and the cleaning up of course!) and they provided the rest!  The photo shoot starts with a few shots of the birthday boy or girl.  And of course some of the cake untouched and any family photos requested. The birthday cake is then introduced and we capture what happens

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Pregnancy and newborn photoshoot in Wheathampstead

pregnancy bump photo

Pregnancy, newborn and baby photo shoot 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.  Our approach to new born and baby photoshoots With a young family of our own we know what a magical time this is. No words can describe the intimacy and sheer love that has developed between you and your

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Newborn photography Wheathampstead, Harpenden, St.Albans

newborn and sibling photo

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 photo session in the studio

newborn baby sleeping

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 photo shoot

newborn twins wrapped together cuddling

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!

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

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

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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