Specialist Newborn Photography by Melinda Brett

Your Experience

My specialist field is not photography. I have never photographed a wedding. I don’t offer to take photographs of your toddler or older children (except with their newborn sibling of course!). I am not technically minded and don’t really understand half of the buttons on my camera! I know the ones I need to know for the only thing that matters to me… newborns. My specialist field is newborns.

Oh! How I wish this could have been my specialist field when I had a newborn of my own! I did not have a clue!! These days I understand how to “read” a newborn baby, how to make them happy, and how to make life easier for mums and dads. I don’t know it all, but I know enough to create a calm space where we can enjoy your baby together and make some beautiful images. And I promise to share any useful tips I might have and to never, ever judge.

Although images are normally taken in your home, I am not a visitor. I don’t expect or want you to clean or tidy your home before I come. I am very happy to find you all in your pyjamas and I don’t need you to jump up and make me a cup of tea. I want to find you as happy and relaxed as you can be with a newborn baby in the house. We only need a small space to work, a sofa, armchair, bed,… any cosy corner will do. We will wrap baby in lovely soft blankets and these will form the backdrop to your images. No one need ever know about that pile of washing two feet away… it’ll be our little secret! 😉

We will work to baby’s timetable and let them dictate when it is time to feed, sleep, cuddle, and take photographs. There is no hourly rate or time pressure so you can just relax and enjoy your day.