I photograph children! From the moment you bring them home, to the moment they leave home I am your experienced, professional, independent baby and child portrait photographer – specialising in Bump, Newborn, Baby and Child photography. My professional studio is located in the beautiful surroundings of Parndon Mill, an old flour Mill which is now a true creative hub of creative businesses and artists in Harlow, Essex. The video to the side, shows me in action at the studio.
For more information on my photo sessions or to find out more about the woman by the camera just choose a button below.
Watch me grow ...
Capture your baby’s special stages from new baby to crawling, all recorded as art in a timeless album folio.
Celebrate your child’s 1st or 2nd birthday with a photo session, followed by a fun & sometimes messy cake smash :-)
My style is very natural and timeless, because that’s what I want to create for you, something timeless that you’ll want to show off forever. I offer a variety of different session types covering bump, through to childhood. After the session, I’ll book you in for a viewing, usually a few days later, and explain all the artwork options.
I promise you there is no hard selling, you can purchase as little or as much as you want, and don’t worry, I’ve got a number of different options to make sure you get the images that I know you’ll love.
Where are you based?
Your photo session will take place at my comfortable studio at Parndon Mill, on the edge of Harlow, Essex, CM20 2HP. The session is designed to be relaxed and fun for both you and your child or baby. Directions to the studio can be found here, but I also send them when I confirm your booking.
How much does it all cost?
The simple answer is : your session booking fee + products = your investment.
Session Booking fees are £100 for a newborn, baby, child, or cake smash session & £225 for the package of three ‘Watch me grow’ sessions. This allows for up to one hour with me in my Essex studio (2-3 hours for newborn), my time, knowledge & skills throughout your session, and preparation of a custom viewing session with 15 – 25 beautifully enhanced images to select from. Your session booking fee does not include any products. These can be purchased at your viewing appointment a few days later.
Products – I have a huge range of products including, Wall Art (canvas art wraps, traditional frames and contemporary floating prints), printable images on a USB, albums and other print options. Prices range from £65 to £785. After your studio session I’ll walk you through my studio and explain in detail all the different options. You’ll also get a product and price list to take away and look through before your viewing.
If you have any questions please call 01279 433392 or contact me.
What should I bring?
Bump: Figure hugging clothes; leggings and a vest top that can be rolled up to reveal your bump for example.
Newborn: Just a nappy is best, but it’s a good idea to bring their blanket so they have something familiar to lie on initially. Nice memories like hospital tags, the first bear/toy and some of the cards you received are worth bringing along, as these make nice details shots for an album or collage that adds to the story of your new arrival.
Baby aged 4-6 months old: Just a nappy ideally! Cute hats are good too. If you prefer them to be dressed then pick something that fits well, and allows us to see their little toes and hands.
Baby aged 8-10 months old: By this stage they are sitting, and starting to crawl, so keep it simple with clothes that fit well and that they are comfortable in. Texture is good, so lace, frills or denim all work well and to add some character please feel free to bring hats, tutus or their favourite toy. By this age we can usually manage an outfit change or two before they have had enough.
Baby/toddler aged 12-14 months old: Ideally they are standing, but not yet running! As for aged 8-10 months, but we may head outside, so bear in mind outer wear or come prepared to add layers.
Cake smash: I have outfits available, but something that can get messy is best. Plus a change of clothes for the journey home.
Children: Plain bold colours work best, but a bit of texture like denim or something knitted looks stunning in black and white too.
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What a fantastic morning!
“I took my 4 month old son Nathaniel to Sue’s studio for his first ever photo shoot, as soon as we walked through the door we were immediately put at ease, Sue’s studio is comfortable with a relaxed vibe and it was fantastic to be able to view Sue’s work displayed on the walls. Sue took the time to understand our requirements and came up with some fantastic ideas, it was clear Sue knew exactly what we wanted. Our session was full of fun and lots of giggles from Nathaniel. Sue’s experience really shone through as she new instinctively when Nathaniel needed a break from the camera and for feeding – we did not feel rushed at all. We were absolutely amazed and delighted with our beautiful personalised wooden presentation box containing our photo book, individual prints and a compilation of everything on a personalised memory stick. I can not recommend Sue highly enough, Sue is warm, friendly and professional and she will be taking photographs of Nathaniel and his sister for his 1st birthday – we can not wait for the cake mashing – we know it will a really fun session making memories and eating cake. Thank you Sue”
Sarah – Mum to Nathaniel
“Sue was so patient and kind to my 3 little grandchildren, getting the most of them on the shoot. The photos were amazing! I had a lovely time choosing my favourites and Sue, once again, was endlessly patient and so helpful and understanding. I got the feeling nothing was too much trouble and Sue totally ‘got’ was I was trying to achieve!”
Karen – Grandma to Phoebe, Coen & Jimi
GET IN TOUCH
It’s always lovely to hear from you & answer any questions you may have. Either call 01279 433392 or email me below.