Newborn photographer Wandsworth SW18

A sleeping baby girl in South London being held by her mother, on her back, in mum's lap

Photographing newborn babies in Wandsworth holds a special place in my heart, as my parents-in-law live here and I was here often with my own baby girl. We still visit often, especially to the playground on Wandsworth Common, and for an ice cream in the sunshine! We love feeding the ducks, and the tennis courts on the common are fab. We often think of moving here – watch this space!

I love photographing the next wave of southwest Londoners as they’re born – it’s wonderful imagining how they’ll come to love the area too as they grow up.

Wandsworth Common is a firm favourite for outdoor locations. There are several spots I particularly love for newborn portrait sessions – around the pond, the open stretches of trees, and a few little corners that are quieter.

newborn family photography Wandsworth - group shot

“Louise took some beautiful photographs of our little family when our baby was only six days old. She has a lovely, calming effect on babies and really put us at ease. She’s also very patient, allowing for cuddles, feeds etc without any time pressure.” Gabriela

Mum holding her newborn baby on her shoulder

A newborn photoshoot in Wandsworth Common:

A sleeping baby girl in South London being held by her mother, on her back, in mum's lap on the bed

This newborn baby looked so cosy wrapped up in a dusty pink blanket. I loved the way the different patterns of the knitted blanket, polka dot crib and mesh bedding framed this angelic baby as she slept.

I loved the way she wrinkled her forehead as if she was raising her eyebrows – it always amazes me how expressive babies’ faces can be even at such a young age. What a sweet and playful moment to capture that expression as she rested on her mum’s shoulder.

There’s nothing like the wide hingeless yawn of a newborn baby ready to get some sleep.  Yawns don’t seem to ever be as cute after newborns grow out of this phase, so I was delighted that I was able to capture this moment that passes in the blink of an eye. I was able to capture a few photographs of her innocent yawn in the arms of her parents. Fleeting moments like these are always important for me as a photographer to be able to provide for families, as sometimes they are the most cherished.

These new parents were so enchanted by their newborn baby. I took a few photographs of the baby and her parents in their bedroom. I like to take advantage of the natural light that comes into the bedroom, as well as the cosy feel of the surroundings.

It’s easy to forget how tiny newborns once were, when they grow so fast and are running around the park before you know it. That’s why I love capturing photographs where you can really see the baby´s size. I loved how she was cradled up against her mum’s forearms.

Once this little newborn was asleep, I captured some closeup details, like her tiny hands curled up as she rested in her pink and white striped onesie. And of course, I captured the wild wrinkles that run across the soles of their feet – too cute!

I love providing families with this mix of photographs – some individual portraits, each parent holding their baby, the whole family together, and the close-up details. And of course all the little moments that happen in between!

See a recent newborn photoshoot in Wandsworth Common:

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Father holding his newborn in the nursery


Natural, relaxed newborn photoshoots

Newborn sessions are always easy and relaxed for both you and your baby – and an enjoyable, memorable event for the family. You need this to be easy to arrange, and a pleasant experience – and it will be!

You’ve worked hard to create your family, and capturing this precious stage of your baby’s life is a great way to stop and take it all in.

As newborns are adorable as they are, I take natural photographs – no tucking your baby into buckets! With 3-4 hour sessions, there’s scope to visit your favourite park too.

Over the course of your session, I’ll quietly photograph your newborn baby as he or she sleeps, gazes up at you or snuggles up in your arms, and photograph you all as a family.

Always keeping things quiet and calm, I’ll work at your baby’s pace, allowing plenty of time for nappy changing and feeding breaks.

The love and bond between you all is so important, so of course I’ll also take some relaxed family shots too.

I always look to take photographs that will not only move you now, but will also bring back memories in years to come.

Please know that all families are 100% welcome – single parent families, same sex parents, all religions and backgrounds. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and I’m honoured to photograph each and every one.

I have a simple pricing structure, with no hidden surprises.



Helping you all relax

As a mum myself, I really understand how to keep sessions calm for babies – and enjoyable for you! My ten years’ experience as a full-time family photographer means you really don’t have to worry about how your baby will be on the day.

Your portrait session is always baby led – there’s plenty of time, and no rush.

It’s all about making sure you feel comfortable and not at all self-conscious.

We’ll allow plenty of time for nappy changes, winding, changes and any little issues that might crop up.

Rest assured though that I’ll gently guide you into pretty light and spaces that will work well for portraits.

You can find out what to expect here, and we can discuss what you’re looking for to see if I’ll be a good fit for your family. Just get in touch!


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Quality prints, frames & albums

I work with specialist framers and album suppliers to create truly stunning products for you to treasure, and to pass on to the next generations. It’s a great opportunity to create some family heirlooms that your children can share with their own children in years to come.

Fine art prints really bring your photographs to life, so I include at least one print with every booking. It’s so important to have your photographs out where you can see and enjoy them!

Frames mean you get to enjoy your photographs every day. I can provide design support (free of charge) in selecting the frames that will suit your home best.

Albums create a beautiful time capsule of this stage in your family’s life. Looking through them together as your children grow up is a magical experience – we never tire of it!


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You might like to see this behind the scenes video from a newborn portrait session:


And you might like to hear a testimonial from a newborn portrait session:


What to expect
What to expect