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
For more recommended baby and family photographers in Doncaster, click here
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.