for babies aged 3 months and older in Essex and Hertfordshire

Time flies, don’t miss this opportunity.

Your beautiful baby is changing so quickly, I’m sure you had noticed that too!

The first year of a baby’s life is unique, magical, and full of developmental milestones. As parents ourselves we know how quickly your baby will change. You only get one chance to capture your baby as they are right now …

And once it’s gone you can never get that time back

For newborn babies under 14 days old please go to Newborn Baby Photography.

When you are ready we are happy to answer any questions you may have about a milestone portrait session for your baby on 01279 433392.

For more info scroll down.

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How Much?

Perfect for older baby’s who are ready to show off their character, our baby milestone portrait experience is £45 and includes:


A One Hour Milestone Portrait Experience

I will send out more info to help you prepare nearer to the time. If you need to change your appointment, or if illness strikes, please let me know as soon as you can so we can reschedule.


An 8x6" matted portrait

worth £125


Private View of your Photographs

We know you are going to love your photographs, and so have kept things simple with a choice of four collections & easy ordering.

There is no obligation to choose anything other than what you love on the day of your big reveal a few days after your portrait session.


Parents & Other Siblings Included

The option of capturing the interaction with siblings, and/or Mum & Dad if it’s your first. for no extra cost.


Studio located in Harlow, Essex.

Finished portraits are available to order from your maternity session starting at £125, and custom wall art at £450

Little girl sat casually on a modern white chair smiling at camera during a professional kids portrait session in Harlow, Essex

Your milestone baby photo shoot is tailored to your baby’s development stage, and you are welcome to personalise with a keepsake or a favourite stuffed animal toy, and do bring an outfit change if you wish.

We capture every detail of your growing baby, in natural poses, adjusting the poses to suit them.

Please allow an hour for your portrait experience, so if a bum change is needed or a reassuring cuddle we have time.

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Professional Baby Milestone Photography

What’s the process …



A quick call is the quickest way to go over all the details and answer any questions you have about working together.

Call us on 01279 433392.


I’ll send you a prep guide, a few days before, but I am always happy to answer questions.

Please allow up to an hour, and there is plenty of free parking available at my Studio at Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2HP.

For more information on your Portrait Experience click here.


Viewing your portraits is THE best bit of the whole experience. This is where you get to see the moments we captured, and your portraits are projected larger than life in your own private film screening. 

During your appointment, you will be able to select as few or as many portraits as you desire (be prepared to love most of them!) and then you choose how you’d like them to be displayed in your home. 

Milestone Photography Portfolio

Milestone Photography Studio in Harlow, Essex

Studio Location

studio for Newborn Baby Photography at Sue Kennedy Photography, Parndon Mill, Harlow
Parndon Mill from the air

Every baby milestone photoshoot takes place at my studio at Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex.

This out-of-town riverside location has plenty of free parking, and the odd sheep or duck.

I operate on a by appointment basis to ensure that each family has the time they need with me.


“I’m Sue & I’m passionate about helping you to tell your family’s story in photographs.”

I absolutely believe you should print the photos that you love, hang them on the wall and enjoy them everyday.

Someone once said to me “digitals are temporary, prints are generational.” And it’s true.

I offer both options and will guide you through each step of your portrait experience, at my studio in Harlow, Essex.  

As a mother myself, I know how priceless those framed photos of my daughter are. And I want the same for you.

Portrait of baby photographer Sue Kennedy


Milestone Photography Experience



What if my baby is grumpy or won't settle?

As an experienced baby photographer of eighteen years, I have photographed hundreds of babies, so I simply adjust the type of photographs I capture depending on their mood. Many babies are shy initially, but this doesn’t last long. And you are always close by.

When’s the best time to book?

Now! The months ahead will fly by, and they change so fast. Check my availability in my online calendar.

Is my baby too old for a milestone photography session?

No, special moments can be captured throughout their first-year and beyond.

Listen to my podcast episode ‘Baby Memories – the first 400 days’

When your baby can sit unaided is a popular time, or for their first birthday, there is really no right or wrong answer here.

In my blog – what age is best for baby photos? I go into more detail.


How long will a milestone photoshoot last?

Allow 30 minutes, please.

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Can I purchase as a gift?

Of course, use this link to purchase as a gift experience, certificate will be valid for 3 months, and sent electronically along with instructions on how to book in using your unique code when you are ready.

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What happens if my baby needs a nappy change?

Please do. I have a changing mat or space for you to use your own. I have already factored this into my timings for baby photoshoots.

Do I have to be in the photos?

Hey, I understand and hear that a lot. As a parent myself I remember how I felt.

It’s great if you can be in one of two. I like to take a snugly family portrait at my sessions. Although it’s your baby that’s the focus, they like to see you in the photos too as they get older.

What should baby wear for the photos?

For babies under 6 months old, I would generally just photograph in a nappy (with a cover: frilly knickers or shorts) or plain vest. Wear a plain top yourself, as some shots are of your baby on your shoulder or in Dad’s hands.

For older babies, please do bring a spare outfit. Ideally something fairly plain without busy patterns (think Hawaiian shirt busy), and that fits baby well.

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