5 of the best Newborn and Family Photographers in and around Doncaster
Babies change so quickly and it’s lovely to capture those first few weeks and months. When looking for a newborn photographer however, you clearly need someone who has experience as you want it to be right, plus you want someone who can actually handle a newborn! Even the most expert photographers can find shooting babies a challenge. It’s one thing to photograph adults, who are capable of taking instruction, even slightly older children, but a newborn baby is so fragile and un-predictable!
Hats off therefore to those who have cracked it… discussions in the Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group have led to lots of comments and recommendations of newborn photographers in and around Doncaster.
It has been difficult during lockdown and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, however here’s an updated list of the best newborn photograpers in Doncaster (with some recommendations from other parents) and how they might be able to help you in the coming months.
5 of the best newborn photographers in Doncaster
Kelly Shaw Photography, Lindholme, Doncaster
Kelly specialises in the Fine Art of Newborn Photography. She has 12 years’ experience on keeping your baby safe, happy and sleeping for their session in her Lindholme studio, leaving you with beautiful priceless images of the newest addition to your family.
Kelly has been awarded one of Doncaster’s “Top 3 Photographers” four years in a row by “Three Best Rated” and we can see why from her work and amazing reviews on her website. Several Mumblers have highly recommended Kelly in discussions on the Doncaster Mumbler chat group.
“Kelly Shaw is amazing x” KH FB Oct 2018
“What an amazing experience, i’m so pleased we chose Kelly from a recommendation! Kelly was just lovely and the whole day was amazing from start to finish. She was so gentle and caring with our baby and friendly, and of course the images are just perfect!” BH FB Jan 2019
“We first came to Kelly when our LO was 5 weeks old and we were so excited to be back today for his first birthday cake smash.” TT FB July 2018
“Absolutely amazing! Kelly is like the baby whisperer when it came to calming my baby and getting her in the correct positions. The photos were the best quality I’ve ever seen and I will keep them for life. Literally in love with them” AH, via Kelly Shaw Photography’s website.
Call 01302 351 206 or 07786 423415
Erica Hazel Photography, Doncaster
Erica is a professional photographer specialising in newborn and wedding photography. Currently available for home shoots for newborns and milk bath maternity sessions, Erica also has a new studio in Hatfield. Erica helps capture those precious first days with a personalised photoshoot tailored to your individual taste. Photographing your newborn within the first two weeks of them arriving, means that they can be easily placed in to curly newborn poses.
“Amazing Pictures taken of our baby boy, very friendly and professional would 100% recommend” HM FB 2019
“We’ve just used Erica Hazel photography and she comes out to your house, so no need to travel. It was a really laid back shoot and really reasonably priced” LD FB Oct 2018
“I booked a photoshoot for my newborn. Although he didn’t cooperate as well as newborns should, Erica was very patient and worked with him to do the shoots. The customer service I received from Erica was exceptional, from beginning to end” TA FB Jan 2018
Studio Address: The Courthouse, The Grange, Manor Road, Hatfield, DN7 6SB
Call 07984 620216
Lee Harrison Film & Photo, Doncaster
Do you want to capture what your life with your new addition actually feels like? If so Lee’s ‘Babies first year’ plans could be right up your street!
There is no posing or studio setups, instead he visits your home throughout the year, capturing what happens in your day to day life, and then creates a cinematic film and documentary photographs to tell your story. Think like wedding films and photos, but your baby is the star!
Go to his website to hear from previous clients, see examples of ‘first year’ films and photos, and watch him cry while trying to explain planning his 6 year old* daughter’s wedding! (It is related surprisingly)
“I was shocked watching it for the first time as you do forget how they are and how small they are, it’s just gone so fast”, Carla Lippiett – Zac’s first year
“It’s just got more of a personal touch to it”,Kayleigh James – Jack’s first year
Petite Portraits, Sheffield
Becky is the friendly face behind Petite Portraits. Her specialist baby and children’s studio, located just outside Doncaster, is a warm and welcoming place where you will always be greeted with a smile. All Becky’s newborn clients get the benefit of an informal pre-session video call so that they can meet her to chat about their session and get to know her a little bit before they even decide to book her as their photographer. As Becky puts it “newborn sessions are so special, and it’s such an important day for new parents…. the video call gives parents-to-be, a chance to meet me first and chat about what they want from their session so that I can create memories for them that they can connect with and love for years to come. It also helps them to feel reassured and comfortable when handing their brand new baby over to me to photograph, much more so than if they were to just turn up and be meeting me for the first time.”
If you would like to book in with Petite Portraits for your newborn baby’s photos, Becky recommends that you book in advance, anytime after your 20 week scan, as she tends to be fully booked in advance.
“Wow what can I say? Amazing is really an understatement! We had our newborn photo shoot done when our little boy was just 10 days old. A few days just before before lockdown happened. Becky was a treasure from the moment we stepped foot into the studio. She made us both feel at home. Not only was it such a relaxed day, it was so much fun! She took care of our little boy so much we hardly had to lift a finger (she even has a tv relaxing area for the parents to chill out while she works). The amount of time and effort she put in was astounding.
We went to view our photos today and I must say I was well and truly overwhelmed with how amazing they are. My eyes didn’t stay dry for long at all. I can’t recommend Becky enough, she does everything you ask of her and more. The photos she has created for us will be treasured for the rest of our lives. Most of our family and friends have seen them and said how truly incredible they are and how much of an amazing photographer she is. Thank you so much Becky, I will be in touch for a future photoshoot for our sons milestones! We can’t thank you enough.” Becca S
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If you’re looking for someone to photograph your new little bundle of joy, I hope these recommendations help. Head over to the Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group to ask for more recommendations from fellow Doncaster Mums.
You can also see the full listings for newborn photographers in and around Doncaster here.