Henry | Fresh 48 | Bedfordshire Newborn Photography

I was recently introduced to the idea of fresh 48 style newborn sessions. These, as the name suggests, take place within the first 48 hours after baby has been born and can take place at home or at hospital. These are ideal for people who want to capture that first day but don’t want their whole labour/birth documented. I’m going to share a little bit more about these sessions soon as I really hope to do more of them but for now I thought I would give you a glimpse of Henry’s session from last week!

I am thrilled with the photos Jane took of our baby boy at just 24 hours old. Jane was on alert for Henry’s arrival, and was available to come to our home at a time that suited us. The photoshoot was so relaxed and calm. Baby Henry stayed happy throughout the shoot, and didn’t mind us having a couple of backdrop changes. Jane’s natural style is just perfect. I know I will treasure these photos for years to come. Simply the best professional photos we have ever had, thank you! - Abby Indge

The Prutton Family | Autumn Family Shoot in Ampthill Park | Bedfordshire Family Photography

Autumn is pretty much my favourite time of year for outdoor shoots…beautiful colours, gorgeous light and not too hot or cold. It also lasts for quite a while with the trees all changing at different times, so it really is a great time of year to schedule in a shoot! I met up with the Prutton family in Ampthill Park last November for their family session. We had a little walk around the park (which was looking stunning!) climbing trees and throwing leaves as we went. Here’s a little peek at their session!

The Williams Family | Newborn Lifestyle | Bedfordshire Newborn Photography

I first met the Williams family when they joined me for a bluebell shoot last year and it was so lovely to see them again and meet their gorgeous new addition to the family. It really does mean so much to me to see families again and again and to capture them as they grow. This session was very relaxed; tea, catching up and lots of laughter! Nothing too staged or intrusive which is the last thing you want when you have two small children. Thanks so much for having me Williams’, hope to see you again soon!

The Banks Family | Family Lifestyle Shoot | Scottish Family Photography

Although I am based in Bedfordshire, I can often be found visiting family in Scotland and Wales and I am always happy to take bookings while I'm there. My most recent trip up north included a  relaxed shoot for this family at their beautiful home near Dundee.  

At home sessions are quickly becoming my favourite kind of shoots to do; spending time with families in the comfort of their own home and capturing the magic in the little things they do together everyday.  Everything changes so fast, children grow in the blink of an eye and the things you do together one day have changed to something else the next - I love being able to record lasting memories of these moments that might otherwise be forgotten as we move on to the next age and stage. 

Here are a few of my favourites from this session...

Winter | Newborn Lifestyle Shoot | Bedfordshire Newborn Photography

As I am sure you will agree, the first few weeks after having a baby are such a special time that pass far too quickly.  It is such an honour to be invited into people's homes in the midst of it all to capture it.  I often wish I could go back and relive those precious first days of my own children so a  newborn lifestyle session is the perfect way to remember those moments when your memories become hazy with hormones and sleep depravation. 

Little Winter was just under two weeks old when I did her newborn session.  I was reliably informed she liked to sleep all day and party all night, but obviously it was far too exciting to have her photos taken and only when we had nearly finished did she finally drift off.  

If you would like to book a newborn lifestyle session please contact me

The Robehmed Family | Family Shoot at Campton Woods | Bedfordshire Family Photography

Autumn is pretty much my favourite time of year for family shoots.  I love summer; the lavender fields in bloom, sunshine, hazy days and sunsets in cornfields.  And of course I love spring with its daffodils and bluebells and blossom and that magical feeling of the sun warming us up again after a long winter.  Even winter is beautiful, especially when there is snow or frost and I love the colours that everybody's winter hats and scarves bring to a shoot.   But for me, Autumn is really the best.  The light is beautiful, the colours are amazing, its not too cold and everywhere just looks perfect!  When I met up with the Robehmed family in mid November, the woods were looking their absolute best.  As we stood under the leaves they were falling gently around us, we could not have asked for a better backdrop!  Here are a few of my favourites from their session. 

Owain | Newborn Lifestyle Shoot | Edinburgh Newborn Photography

I arrived at Jan and James' house at lunchtime on the 2nd August, when baby Owain was around a week old.  His arrival was perfectly timed, especially given my plans to arrive in Edinburgh only two days previously.  Jan and I have been best friends since we met at Primary school and James and my husband are cousins so this was a very special shoot indeed and I was delighted I was able to be there to do it and most importantly, meet Owain!  I have so many favourites from our afternoon together which also included lunch, tea, cake and rather a lot of baby cuddles!