“Can we bring our dog to our newborn session?” YES!

Ahh I know the saying, ‘never work with animals or children’ , but I am a newborn photographer who loves a challenge! My clients became first-time parents to newborn Eliza, but their bouncy Schnoodle called Teddy is a huge part of their family. So I put him at the heart of their newborn family session!


I have produced many newborn portraits that I love in my studio, but this may just be my favourite of all! It’s real – no editing them together – all real. Okay, Teddy was gazing lovingly at a treat held by daddy, but the look of love a poodle/doodle/schnoodle gives before a treat is exactly the look I wanted!!

First, I posed baby in a bamboo bed lined with a vintage lace blanket and asked daddy to sit to the side to safeguard her. Teddy was led to the side of the bed and asked to sit for a treat held to the side. That’s how I created the moment ready to capture in camera. Nothing is ever by accident.

Family portraits

All my newborn portrait sessions are family-centred and Teddy is such an important part of their family. Well, he is a brother from another mother!

After settling down from all the excitement of the new surroundings, I took Teddy to my boho-styled set for a portrait of his own. This is Ted on a Bed…

The perfect pooch

Family-centred lifestyle sessions

Lifestyle family portraits – naturally posed and shot in a room-like set – now come with all my newborn sessions. My clients love the experience, which doesn’t feel awkward because I guide you all to focus on each other rather than looking at the camera the whole time. This in itself helps my families relax.

What I then can capture are the special bonds you all have for each other, your individual characters and the looks of pure love which melt me! They are family-centred because family bonds are at the very heart of the photos.

Take a look at how I introduced Teddy to my lifestyle set…

“I love them all”

This is what I hope to hear at all my viewing appointments and this family did indeed say those magic words! Take a look at just some of their wonderful gallery of family love…

Would you like to book a newborn family session? Please send me a message on my contact form and I will be in touch!