Child, family and baby photography in and around Essex and Suffolk


From the first moment you learn you are pregnant and a new baby will be coming into your life, a truly magical and life changing experience begins. The aim of our dedicated newborn studio is to offer you a warm and friendly welcome, where you can sit and watch your beautiful little baby being safely posed and positioned to create artwork of your newborn to last lifetimes for you to treasure.


The portrait studio is a boutique style studio offering bespoke portraiture tailored to your families style and taste – with a range of props, beautiful hats, headbands and outfits all ethically sourced, my lovely comfortable photography studio is located on the Suffolk/Essex border, I only take a handful of sessions per month so I can concentrate on giving each client a unique experience.  I am an established creative newborn photographer – my passion is in capturing the magic and wonder of childhood. As I’ve been photographing families and babies for nearly 30 years I produce consistent beautiful newborn photography whether you want a lifestyle newborn shoot (natural looking of baby at home), or the more posed arty photoshoot of yourself with your baby you can rest assured you’ve come to the right place. Offering maternity, baby photos and cake smash through to the styled older child sessions, or whimsical walks through the woodland – I think all children should be cherished and so I will capture your child’s  unique personality whilst making your photoshoot fun, pausing this amazing time in your life for you to look back on and treasure for ever. My studio is conveniently located in a stunning quiet village, in between Colchester, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury – 4 miles from Hadleigh Suffolk.


Beautiful newborn photography is best undertaken at under 14 days new, you will not believe just how quickly your gorgeous little baby will change and my job is to safely record every precious little detail for you to look back on and cherish forever. Your baby is in safe hands, babies come first above anything else, making for a beautiful relaxed few hours where you can sit back and just take in this little marvel that you have created.



I specialise purely in photographing families, and in particular children and babies. Photoshoots are fun and carefree meaning your child will feel relaxed and at ease being themselves, capturing their true personalities, quirks, smiles or pouty lips! Rather than feeling they have had a posed photo session, they feel they’ve had fun being themselves and playing. I offer studio portraits, styled photo sessions, outdoor shoots, fairy photoshoots, carousel horse and imagination sessions.


I specialise in stunning outdoor maternity photoshoots usually at around 34-35 weeks although it can be before or after dependant on how comfortable you feel. Posing is always kind to ensure you look like you are glowing even if you’re not quite feeling it! I have a wide range of maternity gowns or you can bring your own outfit, as you can see I love outdoor pregnancy photography in a fine art style, I also can provide milk bath maternity sessions, studio pregnancy portraits can be taken if preferred.


What sets me apart? Years of photographing children has taught me that the best photos come when a child enters a studio and is filled with wonder at the gorgeous carousel horse or they come to the studio and it’s Santas workshop where they are fixing the toys. Lots of photographers offer composited where the child is sat onto a backdrop, and whilst I do add magic afterwards into the images in photoshop, there’s nothing quite like picking a beautiful Dollcake dress from my collection, and sitting on a real carousel horse for a magical photoshoot.



I am truly blessed to be able to specialise in  photographing newborn babies, children and their families.  I am a Mum of three (my children are my sun, moon and stars). I only shoot a few newborn and child photoshoots per month, and spend a greater percentage of my time perfecting each image and creating stunning images of your family for you to treasure forever, it’s all about creating beautifully styled, artistic images. Magic will happen! When I photograph your family, you can be sure you will receive a priceless set of images to choose from. I have a well equipped home studio and am always upgrading equipment, training or updating my many props, headbands, wraps and backdrops to ensure my work whilst still timeless is also current with the latest trends in newborn photography -whilst ensuring your baby or child is in the safest hands.

I’ve honed my skills to ensure each child has a fun filled magical  CHILD PHOTOSHOOT experience. I have exceptional baby soothing skills, meaning you can sit and relax knowing I’ve planned your NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT in advance and watch confident in the knowledge that  I will expertly and gently position your baby into those gorgeous womblike poses, when you come to view your session images you will know there will be a magical selection of bespoke stunning images to choose from.  Most of my clients are repeat clients who value stunning and creative photography – a luxury newborn or child photoshoot experience in and around Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge and London. I have a beautiful dedicated home studio at Polstead Heath, set in the stunning area of natural beauty and offer both studio and outdoor sessions in local woodland.  I offer a variety of magical child photoshoots from fine art studio photography with magical backdrops, carousel horse photoshoots, Princess shoots including my beautiful child gown collection, Santas workshop photoshoot and bluebell, fairy and on location photography. Don’t just believe me!  KIND WORDS FROM MY CLIENTS.

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