Bognor's specialist maternity, newborn, sitter and cake smash photographer

Newborn photography

Just before Christmas the very gorgeous Athena came to see me with her Mummy, Daddy and sisters.  Her Mummy and Daddy got married a year and a half ago, I was lucky enough to cover their amazing wedding for them too.  It has been lovely to follow this family and their progress (I first met Mum a few years ago as our children were at the same after school club).

Athena was very well behaved for us and we managed to get some truly gorgeous images of her and the whole family. These first couple of weeks of a new baby’s life go so fast, and they soon lost their newborn flexibility, which is why ideally newborn baby photoshoots should be done between 5 and 15 days old.

If you would like a newborn photoshoot, ideally book whilst you are pregnant to ensure I have enough space for you in my diary.  Although please do contact me once baby is born, because I can sometimes fit people in, and I hate to think that Mums and Dads can’t get the images they want of their precious bundle.

If you would like any more information, or to book a newborn (or other) photoshoot, please contact me using the contact form here.

Thank you for reading my blog.


Wendy xx


This month I had beautiful baby Tilly in the studio for a newborn baby photoshoot. Tillie’s Mum won a photoshoot with me when she came to a baby fair last year.


This type of photoshoot can last for up to 4 hours, depending on how well baby gets to sleep for those lovely sleeping poses. The room is kept at a constant warm (to fully clothed adults hot) room so baby does not get cold.  There is usually plenty of baby wee, poo and sick, but that’s fine! As a Mum and someone who photographs newborns we are used to it. Plenty of washing is expected from each shoot too, so never worry when you come for this style of photoshoot.


In this case we spent a whole 4 hours with Tilly, who was most happy when wrapped up snugly.


Here are a few photos from the session so you can see just what a little stunner Tilly is.


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Newborn photoshoots cost £90, this includes up to 4 hours studio time, one 8×12 print and the use of my props.  If you would like any more information, or to enquire about a newborn photoshoot please fill in my contact form .


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Wendy xx

Hi everyone.


Today I am sharing with you some photos from a recent newborn photoshoot.   I had this gorgeous family visit me as a referral from her baby cousin, who I took newborn photos of just after I had my newborn training.


It was a pleasure to meet you all and take your photos.


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I tried out a few new ideas I had for this photoshoot (the black background photos) and I think they worked really well.  Please feel free to leave me some feedback if you would like to.


Newborn photoshoots take place here in my home studio, in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Current price is £90(2015), which includes one 8×12 print. Newborn photoshoots can last for up to 4 hours as babies can take a while to get to sleep and get into those cute squidgy newborn poses. Ideally babies need to be under 15 days old. Bookings can be taken from your 20 week scan, and a booking fee of 50% of the shoot price will reserve your due date in my diary.


Please feel free to contact me if you would like any more information or to book a newborn photoshoot.


Thank you for reading.


Wendy x


Hi everyone!

I thought I’d do a baby safety blog post for you all. As a member of BANPAS (Baby And Newborn Photographers ASsociation) I understand the importance of safety during photoshoots involving babies, newborns and young children. This is why I have undertaken specific training in newborn photography with one of the leading newborn photographers in the UK (Pennycress Photography) to ensure I am safely posing and photographing newborns and upwards.

You will notice a lot of photographers these days offering newborn shoots. Most offer many different poses and ways of working. However a few of the poses which your photographer may use require the use of composite images (combining more than one photo to achieve the end result) this can be tricky, but in certain poses it is the only safe way to get the image you want. Please please ensure your photographer uses composite images if you are after any of the more tricky newborn images. There is a whole web page dedicated to composites also on the BANPAS website


Here is an example of one of my photos taken in this way-




However, just because a baby is no longer a newborn, does not mean we need to stop taking precautions! Especially when they get a bit stronger and start kicking more. There should always be ‘spotters’ if baby is at any height off the floor, even just by the amount of our newborn posing beanbags. Blankets can be cloned in later, but an injured baby is an injured baby. Please ensure that if anything you see during your photoshoot (no matter where you go for it) that worries you, you ask the photographer and be actively involved in keeping your baby/child safe.


Here I am going to show you a photo from a recent three month old baby shoot.This image was taken with the baby on my newborn posing beanbag, with a parent at each side spotting, and me at the front. This ensured baby was safe and secure at all times. The blanket was added back in afterwards.


OY5A9686 OY5A9686-vignietteI hope this blog post has been informative, and helped all customers realise and understand a little of what goes into making those cute photos safe and happy.


If you would like any more information please feel free to use my contact form


Thanks for reading,


Wendy x

Baby Brooke came to see me for her newborn photoshoot a couple of weeks ago. Mummy and Daddy wanted some photos of her wearing the special dress that Daddy bought for her.


Brooke’s newborn photography session was the third time I have taken photos for the family. I first photographed them at their wedding, then at their maternity session and now their first child’s baby session.

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Newborn shoots can be booked any time from your 12 week scan. Booking requires a 50% deposit to get your due date in my diary and reserve your space, you then need to contact me when baby arrives to make a firm date and time for your baby photoshoot.


I have a range of props, headbands, hats, blankets and wrappers to use for your shoot, but please do feel free to bring along anything you would like used at your session (Brooke’s Mummy and Daddy brought along the spotty blanket used in this shoot)


Baby safety and comfort is always the most important thing during this type of shoot, if baby isn’t happy with any of the positions we attempt to get them in to we leave that and move on to the next pose.


Currently newborn photoshoots cost £75 (June 2014)


Wendy x

Introducing the gorgeous baby Bella!


Bella brought her Mum and Dad to see me last week in the studio.  Bella was a star for her shoot, she was happiest on her front (which makes life a lot easier for some of the more tricky shots!)


Mum and Dad decided on having a neutral colour scheme for her newborn shoot as that is what suits their home best, we had small injections of colour from some gorgeous headbands and I decided that with her birth being so close to Prince George that some with a little crown would be ideal. I had also found a teeny suitcase that belonged to my Dad when he was little!


We even managed to get one of the most tricky shots done as she just loved being on her front! (With lots of help from Dad, thank you Dad!)


Do remember that you can book a newborn shoot any time from your 20 week scan, to secure your place in my diary for around your due date.

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You can call on 01243 887747 to book your newborn shoot, or email me on or fill in my contact form

Wendy x

Last week I had the pleasure of taking some newborn photos of the Gorgeous Wheeler twins. One baby is cute, but two is double cuteness! These two little boys were fab! They both slept peacefully after around an hour of being in the studio.  I also took some separate photos of both boys as I feel that it is important they both feel like individuals from the start.








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Don’t forget you can book a newborn photoshoot any time from your 12 week scan.  Please use the contact form or you can phone on 01243 887747


Wendy x

In the last few weeks I have been putting together some product samples for my baby photography.   If you come to see me for your newborn photos (or a standard studio session) you are welcome to look at these products as they are the sort of thing you can buy with your images on.  Please remember you can book your newborn photoshoot any time from your 12 week scan, and it is best to do so early to avoid disappointment.








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Let me know what you think of the products in the comments on this blog.


Wendy x

Here are a few of the photos I took at Bobbie’s newborn photoshoot.  Bobbie was a little star for me! After a bit of a non sleepy first thirty minutes she then went off to sleep nicely, and it was a pleasure to take her photographs.


Newborn photoshoots can be booked from your twelve week scan onwards. A shoot of this type can last for up to 4 hours, which gives us plenty of time to get baby to sleep and settled. You will have as much time during this shoot for feeding baby as you need,  as baby will be happiest with a nice full tummy.  Newborn shoots cost £75 and come with an 8×12 print, which you choose from your online gallery (galleries may be password protected  if you would prefer).


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Baby sleeping


Please contact me if you would like any more information, or to book a newborn shoot. Please book early as I only do a limited number of newborn shoots due to the time I take with each one.


Wendy x

At the end of November 2012 I went all the way to Norfolk in the pursuit of learning how to safely pose and photograph newborn babies.  After my day workshop I now feel happy that I can light, pose and get those all important newborn baby photos in a safe manner, and it is something that I love to do.


My first newborn since the workshop was the gorgeous 3 week old baby Logan. Despite being a week over the ideal time for a newborn shoot he was lovely and sleepy,  and I could not have asked for a better first shoot.


Newborn photoshoots cost £75, and can last for up to 4 hours (depending on how well baby sleeps and settles) with the shoot you will get an 8×12 print of your choice.




Please contact me for more information, or for my availability. Please note, I only take a limited number of newborn shoots due to the time I take with each one, so please book early (any time from your 12 week scan)


Wendy x