Specialist Newborn Photography by Melinda Brett


My name is Melinda Brett. I am a specialist newborn baby portrait photographer based in Sawbridgeworth, East Hertfordshire.

I have taken hundreds of newborn portraits over the last few years and my expertise lies in making your baby feel happy and safe so that I can capture that wonderful moment of calm.

For most of us, the days following the arrival of the new love in our life is an overwhelming and emotional time full of sleep deprivation and chaos! But it is also special. And it is fleeting. And it will only happen once.

The service I offer takes place in your home and when I arrive I will bring with me a wealth of experience, a sense of humour and no judgements of any kind. I am a parent myself and so I know very well that when a baby is born, so are parents. And you are all “newborn”. I will bring empathy and kindness along with my camera.

My style is very simple. I believe that baby is the star of the show (not their babygro!) and want as little as possible to distract from them. I do, however, like the images to be personal to you and tell your particular story.

Unlike many modern photographers I am not a huge fan of image editing and like to keep this aspect of my work to a minimum. When I look at a photograph, especially one of a newborn baby, I want to see something that is real. Something that is truly beautiful.

For the best newborn images babies should be genuinely “newborn”. Don’t wait for them to lose their “newness”…. get in touch!

Whether you are pregnant or your baby has just arrived, I would love to hear from you!!