If you have just become proud parents to a beautiful newborn, then a photoshoot is a must before all those little unique features change. We know getting a little baby out of the house in their first few weeks is not the easiest thing, but we promise it will be worth it when you have their stunning baby photographs to look back on in the years to come.
One of the most rewarding things about being a professional photographer is seeing families grow as they continue to re-visit us over the years as their family photographer. You may wish to record the whole journey from bump to baby, or maybe you would prefer to have a photoshoot when your baby has just started laughing, sitting up or even walking. There is never a bad time to have a photoshoot of your baby.
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 photoshoot 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 photography 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 Photoshoot 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 Photoshoot Experience
To get really stunning newborn photography you need a first class photography studio with all the best newborn photography props. This we have, along with incredibly talented professional photographers who can’t get enough of photographing cute babies. We know those first few weeks with your baby can be exhausting but you need to be quick if you are looking for a newborn photoshoot. Newborn photography works well up until your baby is around about 4 weeks old, so we can get those gorgeous sleepy shots and move them into cute positions.
But don’t worry if you are just reading this and your baby is older than 4 weeks, because baby photoshoots are cute at any time. In fact babies change so much in their first year that many of our families choose to come several times over the first year to make sure they get all those new developments captured on camera. We offer a bump to baby photoshoot package for families who want to capture their baby on three occasions over their first year. So are main advice is don’t leave it too late and book your baby photoshoot before they turn into tiny tots.
Family Photoshoot 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 hands and feet and love to hear the music of their laughs and giggles.
The journey your photographs go on doesn't stop at your baby's photoshoot. In fact it has only just started for your photographer, who will turn great pictures taken in camera, into a stunning collection of images to decorate your home. Each photograph that makes the cut will go through a design and cropping process, and may have subtle filters applied to enhance and achieve your photographers’ creative vision.
This is where you need to be getting excited, because you will be able to see all your beautifully edited baby photographs presented on a big screen in our cinema room. One of our lovely staff will be with you for any advice you may need on how best to frame and finish your beautiful new baby 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.»