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…a discussion in the Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group towards the end of last year, led to lots of comments and recommendations of newborn photographers in and around Doncaster. I’ve pulled together a list of the top 5 that I have come across.
5 of the best newborn photographers in Doncaster
Kelly Shaw Photography, Lindholme, Doncaster
Kelly offers newborn portrait collections, that are best suited for babies between 9-12 days old. Kelly loves photographing newborns and she has props galore in her lovely studio in Lindholme.
Several Mumblers have recommended Kelly in discussions on the Doncaster Mumbler chat group and she has some amazing reviews on her website.
“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 was recommended by mums in the Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group. Offering mobile photoshoots in the comfort of your own home, 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
Call 07984 620216
Sitting Pretty Photography, Hickleton, Rotherham
Around 20 minutes outside Doncaster, Sitting Pretty are in Hickleton and were recommended within our chat group.
“Beautiful photos and very reasonably priced” LG FB Oct 2018
“I second Sitting Pretty. Beautiful timeless photos and no need to remortgage” LP FB Oct 2018
“Aimee is professional, sweet, patient and just one brilliant photographer! I absolutely adore my photos and couldn’t be happier!” CR FB Dec 2018
“I have been coming to Aimee at Sitting Pretty since my little boy had his first newborn shoot. We signed up for the year package to capture him growing through the year and have just had his first birthday shoot. Aimee is absolutely amazing at what she does both with the quality of pictures and how she has been with Noah interacting with him to make him smile and laugh. I can’t recommend Aimee enough”. AW FB Jan 2019
Call 07964 805851
Tiny Stars Photography, Bessacarr, Doncaster
Karen at Tiny Stars has been specialising in photographing newborns and children since her own two children were born. From her Doncaster based studio, she specialises in creating beautiful wall art for newborn, child, fantasy and fine art photography.
“Absolutely fabulous photographs of my beautiful niece and one of my very close friends daughters. Karen took care in ensuring she got the most perfect pictures of these two beautiful girls. Highly recommended, beautiful studio, beautiful photographs.” DL FB Aug 2018
“Karen is the best photographer I have ever been to. She is absolutely amazing with children and made us feel so welcome. Her studio is lovely, very stylish with so many different ideas and ways to capture little ones.” LW FB Feb 2017
Call 07919 488180
Louise Prestwich Photography, Bawtry, Doncaster
All new-born sessions are relaxed and Louise works with parents to work around your babies needs such as naps, feeds, nappy changes and everything else! Although the first few days are the idea time for a portrait session, post twelve weeks also works well, as your baby will be able to support their neck whilst on the tummy.
Louise was recommended by a few Mumblers in the chat group and has lots of reviews on her facebook page.
“Beautiful photos, professional and reasonably priced and very good with babies!” LJF FB Sept 2018
“Would definitely recommend for photography – very professional and lovely person who makes the experience extremely enjoyable and leaves you fantastic shots!” SM FB Oct 2018
Call 07889 902256
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.