Older baby and family photography sessions with me

Older baby and family photography sessions with me

Older baby and family photography sessions with me

It has been a while since I blogged, so it felt like a good time for a refresher, I’m Jess, a Norwich based family and baby photographer. I’ve been capturing newborns and families for many years. I work from my home studio which is a sanctuary of calm compared to my adjoining house where I live with my husband, 2 children and Groot our beautiful doggy!

Covid, it robbed us all of so much didn’t it?

For me, it has impacted not only my business in the obvious way but also the opportunity for so many parents to capture their babies and create lasting memories through my photography. Each booking that had to be cancelled was devastating back then, but it got me to thinking about how we shouldn’t just focus on newborn photography but embrace the wonderful bits that come after that.

Let me tell you why capturing milestones across the full first year of life is just as important and exciting as photographing a newborn.

Older babies, and older babies with family sessions are beyond delicious.

They may not feature the same baby wrinkles, or the sleepy squishiness of a new born photography session, but oh my, they capture so much more… as babies get older and start to show us their personalities, their likes and dislikes, their expressions, their body language and more it’s a wonderful time to capture milestones in a way you may have never thought too.

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Anyone coming to a photography session at my studio in Norwich; with older babies can opt to have a family session (yes mums, get in the pictures… you wont believe how much time you spend behind the camera as they grow up.) and I offer a variety of options from ‘older babies’ 6-9 months, to baby and family shoot which range from 4 months to toddlerhood.

As someone with a family myself and being highly trained and experienced, I want you to trust that I am intuitive with your session and won’t rush or push in any way.

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I know that Covid has brought about a generation of potentially less outgoing babies and toddlers, of children who haven’t had the opportunity to engage socially as they would pre 2020 and that’s why the first and most important thing to day is that everything we do at my photography studio is led by you and your child/ren.

We take our time, we relax, we have fun with it… gentle placing and posing comes first and if that’s not ok with them then we stop, we eat snacks, I encourage family hugs (not with me of course!) and we try only when everyone is feeling relaxed.

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The very best thing about this age, is you may have a child who is sitting up! Making this a wonderful age to photograph, capturing cheeky smiles, and from my experience little ones at this age have a real desire to interact, showing off all their newly learnt skills.


It’s always I important to me that you know about my training and experience, too often you hear about people simply ‘becoming’ baby photographers without taking the time to equip themselves with the skills required. From my perspective, this is an ongoing education and I will never not be learning in my industry.

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When it comes to any of my shoots, its about your child, not props, I want to celebrate older babies in all their uniqueness and for that I don’t need tutus and baskets, simply a simple blanket and a family (if you are having a group shot)

I always encourage anyone looking to book a natural baby shoot to get in touch first and ask all the questions you need to ensure I’m the right person for you!

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To book your photography shoot, please email me via my contact form.


If you’re looking for a NewbornMaternityCake Smash or Family Photographer.


Then find out more by clicking the button below or visit my Instagram account to see some examples of recent work.


Love, Jess x

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Baby Portrait Photography and The milestone you have to capture

Baby Portrait Photography and The milestone you have to capture


Baby Portrait Photography and the milestones you have to capture at my fully equipped baby studio in Norwich. What do I mean by milestones? If you’re a parent, or a proud auntie or uncle, you’ll know that there’s something truly magical about newborn babies. Images of newborn babies sleeping peacefully are enough to melt the hardest of hearts and capturing this fleeting part of a child’s life is a fantastic way to keep a part of your newborn forever.


As children become more confident and begin to babble and move on their own, the opportunities for capturing unique images only increase. Once babies reach the age of six to nine months, they’re able to sit up all by themselves. Having a photoshoot done at this stage, at my lovely cosy home studio in Norwich,  gives you the opportunity to capture some truly special images, giving you a memory you can treasure forever.


Capturing your baby’s personality at a Baby Portrait Photography shoot at my studio in Norwich.


When babies begin to hold themselves up, smile and interact with the people around them, their personalities really begin to shine. With a little gentle coaxing, most babies of this age will grin for the camera. These heartfelt, toothless smiles (or with one or two tooth pegs peeking out ) are truly priceless. They show the child’s developing personality and make for spectacular photos.


As well as smiling, this stage of a baby’s life often involves a lot of toe grabbing. A photo of a baby munching on their tiny feet is a fantastic memento of this precious period and is a must-have for all proud parents out there.


Smile or no smile

 Sessions are fun and not forced, I am all about capturing your child as they are, whether it's a gorgeous serious face and or their joy as we play a game of peek-a-boo.

As sessions are relaxed and fun, they’re enjoyable for both the parents and children, making for a great family experience.











Sitter sessions


If you’d like to capture timeless images of your child as they grow, a sitter session is a perfect choice. Full baby sessions with siblings can be booked at any time at the studio I am based in Sprowston, Norwich. And for a limited time only in September Sitter mini sessions are available, ensuring there’s an option to suit you and your baby perfectly. Be quick and book here.






If your child isn’t quite at the sitting stage, give us a call to discuss our Watch me Grow package and the other sessions we offer at my home studio in Norwich.


Jess x