We love babies! Our photographers feel really privileged to capture their little budding personalities. As parents you know they change so fast, visit Imagine and we’ll capture how cute they are right now.
We’ve had the pleasure of photographing so many beautiful babies since we opened in 2004, and with all that experience we’ve learnt what little ones love at different stages and gained a few tricks up our sleeves to help get those extra smiles.
The photographers are always excited when you bring things along to personalise your photoshoot, these unique details give them something to get extra creative within the studio. Items like a special patchwork blanket a loved one made, the fluffy bunny collection, maybe it’ll be baby’s name written in blocks or a dinosaur onesie they look ridiculously cute in. It all adds up to telling a story and turning lovely little moments into big memories.
To get the best out of your session try to book in when your baby is happiest in their routine. We’d recommend avoiding the later afternoon appointments and any times baby might be tired out, such as if you’ve all been swimming before the session or if they’ve recently had booster injections.
A top tip is too not play with them too much in our reception before the photo session starts, their attention span can be quite fleeting and at certain ages there will be a limit on the smiles available, try to save them for in the camera!
Our studio is very large, so you can either come with just your baby or you can bring the whole extended family, including grandparents, aunties and uncles! Pets are also welcome to join in with the fun and make it extra special. We look forward to meeting your special little person soon!
Here’s a bit more info about our Baby Photography Experiences…
Baby’s First Year Photography Experience
Your baby’s first year is an amazing journey as they change and grow so fast, so it’s lovely to look back on them at the different stages of their development.
Our Baby’s First Year Photography Experience is about photographing your little one at three stages over their first 12 months, giving us the chance to capture those important milestones and see them change from a snuggly newborn to an active little personality.
You can decide when you’d like the appointments, we like to recommend coming around the newborn, 3 month and 9 month stages. You’re welcome to have pregnancy pictures as one of the sessions if you’d prefer.
As a newborn you can expect to see adorable curled up, sleepy images, whilst at 3 months babies are more inquisitive and stronger so we can go for different poses and gorgeous gummy smiles. At 9 months there’ll be plenty of cheeky expressions and crawling action for our photographers to follow.
Newborn Photography Experience
What a wondrous time, those first few days with your newborn baby. Our Newborn Photography Experience is a really special photo session that runs at a much slower pace to our other photoshoots to ensure little one is comfortable and settled.
Ideally it’s best to visit when little one is under four weeks old, as this is the time we can capture those gorgeous, quiet, curled up moments. It’s best to have a full feed when you arrive at the studio to help get baby off to sleep.
We’ve got a wealth of newborn props to use and our photographers love coming up with little touches of styling, using luxurious soft fabric textures, adding in charming little outfits and capturing baby’s dozy, loveable poses.
Baby & Family Photography Experience
Whether they’re just a couple of months old or a full on bouncing toddler, our friendly photographers will create an interactive and fun photo session to let all your personalities shine.
Recording the fun, games and interactions with Mummy & Daddy is what it’s all about, so there’ll be plenty of variety to choose from when you view your showreel. We look for their special little details, like cute curly eyelashes, podgy hand and feet and love to hear the music of their laughs and giggles.
Here we turn great pictures taken in camera, into a stunning collection of images to decorate your home. We design, crop and apply subtle filters to enhance and achieve your photographers’ creative vision.
At your viewing we’ll welcome you back to the studio to see your unique show reel projected on the big screen. Our lovely staff will help discuss how you’d like to frame and finish your beautiful new portraits where they can take pride of place on display in your home.
«We had such a fun day with Mollie for the photoshoot, she is wonderful in her profession - especially with children! We fell in love with all of the photographs. The viewing felt very VIP, the lady who sat us through our viewing was extremely patient and helpful, and we didn't feel rushed at all! Would definitely use the service to mark our next family milestone.»
«We came with our week old baby who was very well behaved! The photographer was lovely and suggested great pictures. The pictures were amazing and made me cry! We’re so happy we have this early part of our son’s life in pictures and have ordered photos for the walls in our new house. Thank you imagine.»
«What a fantastic experience. Our amazing photographer Mollie made this the most relaxing, fun and enjoyable afternoon. The best family photo shoot we have had and highly recommend this company. The after sales was just as excellent nothing was forced and the advice given in making decisions was exceptional. So looking forward to collecting our photos.»
«Imagine portraits were friendly and approachable and Neil took the time to get the best photos of our family, including our hyperactive puppy and our autistic son who hates having his photo taken. The photos, shown to us by Claire, looked amazing and we cannot wait to share them with our friends and family!»
«I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Imagine Studio, where I had pet portraits taken of my cocker spaniel, Jack. Jack hardly ever sits still so I was somewhat apprehensive about the shoot, but Mollie was great with him. The result was a selection of really lovely pics. I am delighted and really looking forward to the arrival of my prints.»
There is no more special time than the first few days of your newborn baby