A New Born Photo Shoot with a Difference

Way before the baby was born the studio was visited by a couple expecting their second child. A baby girl and were looking for a new born photo shoot. Not unusually the couple started asking about the kind of photographs we could provide, and what products would be available after the shoot. After being asked a few more unusual and detailed questions about the products, I must have been looking a little puzzled. The couple then revealed they had visited a studio with their first born. That studio was now closed for business and they really wanted to closely match the wall hanging product they had purchased from that shoot.

This is the image the customer sent me of the existing product.

After the couple sent me an image of the existing wall hanging product, I set about thinking how I could adapt what I usually do to incorporate the ideas of the couple, and also do a family shoot with all 4 people. To say I was getting a little anxious about it would be true. I was being asked to create images that were not my usual style, although they were not too far away from the type of work I was doing with babies about 10 years ago.

So the baby was born and the shoot date was set, I felt as prepared as I could be, and when the parents arrived it was obvious we shared some common anxiety about how the shoot would go. I have to say the family as a whole are all super stars, we were all committed and everything went really well. We managed to get all the shots we needed and also create the photographs of the brother and sister together as well as the family as a foursome.

In post production I was getting more and more excited because I knew that I had captured exactly what the customer had asked me to, and there is no better feeling than absolutely nailing a brief.

My own version

This just amplified to me the lengths myself and Vicky will go to, to make sure we are delivering what we are asked. I stepped away from my usual approach and had to think out side of the box. It was a great learning tool, and also has got me to thinking how we can get this across to our new customers. The great review this customer left on our Facebook page is a good start.  Here are a few of the other images from the shoot.

Newborn Twins Photography

We had the absolute pleasure of meeting Ben and Una’s precious new arrivals, twin boys Oliver and Harry, for their newborn photo shoot session. Ben and Una came to us in May for their maternity shoot, so we couldn’t wait to meet the little guys.

The boys are simply perfect, from their gorgeous little noses to their teeny tiny toes. Phil got the studio toasty warm for them and cracked on with the shoot. They were both so content, especially with each other. Whenever they were lay next to each other, they naturally put their heads together (even though a couple times is looked like Harry was trying eat Oliver, ha ha). Joking aside, you can already tell how close the boys are. 

The session was brilliant, and Phil got some beautiful shots. What certainly helped the session go so well was how calm and relaxed Ben and Una were. Babies pick up on stress and nerves, which makes them unsettled and worried. Mum and dad being relaxed makes baby relaxed as they know they are in safe hands. 

We would like to thank Ben and Una for choosing us, and can’t wait to shoot your wedding in September (this is certainly a busy year for them).

Below are just a few images from the shoot. If you would like to know more about our New and Baby Photoshoot sessions, click here to contact us.

From their maternity shoot

Newborn Photography

Preparation is Key

The set up and approach to Newborn Photography is very different to a family photo shoot session. Family sessions are lively, fun, and in many cases, rather loud. Newborn photo shoot sessions are to be kept very calm, relaxed and super cosy warm.

The key to a successful newborn shoot is the preparation, for both the parents and photographer. The ideal time to shoot a newborn is in the first 10 days. Baby is more content being naked, and less reluctant to wriggle out of position. If baby can be fed 30 mins before the session, this will (hopefully) make them sleepy, and then just need the odd top-up feed. Dressing the baby is also important, avoid clothing that goes over their head to reduce disturbing the baby. We always send out a guidance sheet to our parents before the session to help them prepare.

At our studio, we allow two hours for the photo shoot session, as baby will need some comfort and feeds. The ideal temp to heat the shooting space is approx 26 degrees celsius. Perfect for baby, a little warm for everyone else, so dress for the Bahamas. The key point for everyone involved in the session is to be calm and relaxed. Baby picks up on everyone’s emotions. Babies wee and poop, this is inevitable, so no need to worry about this. Note to parents – bring a change of clothes for yourself. Note to photographers – plenty of cleaning wipes.

Below are a few images from one our recent Newborn Photography shoots. For more details on our photo shoot sessions, please click here to get in contact.

Newborn baby sleeping

Baby Portraits

Baby Portraits Portfolio

We had the absolute pleasure of shooting this gorgeous little man for his portfolio of baby portraits. The images are for registering with model agencies, so keep an eye out for him.

At 6 months old, smiles were plentiful and also captured his great facial expressions. With different outfit changes, backdrops and poses, we created an excellent variety of images. Demonstrating versatility with professional images stands out to casting directors, giving you a great advantage when going for modelling work.

The shoot was great fun, with a short break to let the little man rest. After a little nap, he was ready to get going again. Below are just a few of the shots from the shoot.

For more information on our baby photography, click here to contact the studio.


Baby’s First Birthday Shoot

Photoshoot Session for Baby’s First Birthday

We recently welcomed the Rowe family to the studio for a family and baby photo shoot session to celebrate their little one’s first birthday.

The session was the day before her birthday and she was certainly full of big smiles. Mum and Dad had a few shots for their family portrait, but the main focus was on the birthday girl. They brought along a couple of outfit changes and her favourite teddy to incorporate in the shoot. Our tin bath was a firm favourite, and we got some great shots of her cheeky look.

A photo shoot session is an excellent idea for a special birthday and occasion. Mum and dad will always have these precious photographs of their little girl’s first birthday to cherish.

To book your family photo shoot session, either call the studio on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form.


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Newborn Baby Photos

Newborn Baby Photos including Parents

On 18th April, we welcomed the Theodosi family to the Philip Charles studio with their new arrival for a newborn photoshoot session. Newborn baby photos are a beautiful way to record the precious first few days, especially when you include the new parents.

For our newborn photoshoot sessions, we do recommend that the session takes place within the first 10 days. In these first few days, babies tend to be more supple and content being positioned into the newborn poses we all love. We welcome parents and siblings also into the shoot to capture beautiful portraits of the family together.

Below are some of the images from this lovely shoot. If you would like more information on our Newborn photoshoot session, click here. To book a photoshoot, you can call the studio on 01827 215 707  or scroll down to the enquiry form.


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Newborn Baby Photos with Big Brother

Newborn Baby Photos with her Proud Big Brother

On 29th March we had the pleasure of capturing newborn baby photos, with her very proud big brother.

The little princess came to us at 10 days old, which is the perfect time for a newborn photo shoot. In the first 10 days, babies are more likely to stay in the curled up position and are more sleepy, to give the perfect newborn poses we all love. For the little one’s comfort, we heated up the studio to 27 degrees. Therefore, we started with the shots of baby and her big brother. It was lovely to see how gentle and protective he already is over his little sister. Once we got the shots, big brother and dad stepped out of the studio to cool off.

Whilst they were enjoying the cool breeze, Phil got to work capturing the newborn images. She was a superb little poser and very content, just stopping for a couple of top up feeds and a cuddle. Below are few images from this lovely shoot.

If you would like more information on our newborn photography sessions, click here. To discuss your requirements and book a shoot, please call the studio on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.


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Baby Pictures

Beautiful Baby Pictures at 4 Months

Following the newborn stage, the next exciting development is around 4 months when your little one is able to lift their head when on their tummy and giving lots of smiles. Recording this stage with professional baby pictures is a beautiful way to capture this precious time.

This little beauty came to the studio at 16 weeks old. He was full of smiles and loved being on his tummy. With his years of experience, and being parents ourselves, Phil was able to get the biggest smiles. Therefore allowing us to capture great images.

If you would like further information on our Baby Photography, click here to visit our page. To book your photo shoot session, contact the studio on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to complete the enquiry form.


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Newborn Photography

Newborn Photographer, Tamworth

On 22nd December, we met this gorgeous little lady, only 6 days old for her Newborn Photo Shoot session.

With Christmas fast approaching, Mum and Dad were keen to get in the studio to capture and record these precious first few days. We got the studio extra cosy and warm ready for the little one. You never know how a newborn is going to react to the experience. In some cases, maybe most to be honest, they do not embrace their first photo shoot experience. This little beauty was not very happy. However, after several feeds, changes, and lots of cuddles from mum and dad, we got the images for their newborn portraits.

The viewing session took place in the New Year, mum and dad came along with the proud Grandparents. It was lovely seeing all of their reactions to the beautiful photographs Phil had captured if their precious princess. Below are a small sample of the images.

If you would like more information on our Newborn and Baby Photo Shoot sessions, please visit our webpage. To book your photo shoot session, call the studio on 01827 215 707, or scroll down and complete the enquiry form.


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Baby Photography

Baby Photography at 3 Months

Our aim is to fill our studio with giggles and smiles. Our baby photography sessions are relaxed and fun. Capturing your little one’s growth through professional photography not only gives you beautiful photos to cherish forever, but the experience is also a time to be remembered.

We all know the difference a couple of months makes in a baby’s first year is immense. From newborn to 3 months, the difference is huge. We love photographing babies of all ages, but there is something really exciting and special about photographing at 3 months old. They enjoy time on their tummy which is a great pose. Also, the smiles and giggles are infectious. You cannot help but light up when you have a little one giggling away, especially when you have got your camera to hand to capture their little face – priceless.

This little man we had in the studio last week was an absolute joy. He was full of smiles and some of his expressions were a picture (literally). His gorgeous blue eyes are amazing! This was such a lovely shoot and we are so pleased with the results. Below are a sample of images from the shoot.

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