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Specialising in Your Baby's First Year
Essex Newborn & Cake Smash Photographer
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Essex Newborn & Cake Smash Photographer

Specialising in Your Baby's First Year

Newborn Photography & Cake Smash photo shoots in Essex: relaxed, natural and affordable

I’m Jo, and for over 10 years now I’ve had the privilege of offering newborn photography and cake smash photography to Essex families.

Thank you for visiting here and I hope I can help you! Scroll down to find details of the session you’re interested in.

Newborn Photography Essex

Because they’re not little for long

Why should you invest in newborn photography?

Because nothing is as extraordinary – or goes so fast – as your baby’s first year.  The minutes may feel slow, but the days go by like lightning.

Those first couple of weeks, where they are brand new, are your only chance to capture details and memories for a lifetime.  You can grab the every day moments with your phone, and like most parents you’ll take a million snaps, but for the special memories you want the best.  This is where I come in.  I’m Jo, and I can’t wait to meet you!


I believe in natural newborn photography –  I keep it simple, comfortable and beautiful.  We’ll ensure that your first family photo shoot experience is one to remember!  And natural, relaxed family photographs (siblings are welcome) are part of every session.

 Find out more about newborn photography by clicking the button below.

Cake Smash Photography Essex

Make your baby’s first birthday unique

Your baby’s first birthday is the biggest milestone of their first year and deserves to be celebrated with something extraordinary – no boring balloons and banners here!

These sessions are all about two things: capturing the personality of your one year old, and FUN! They are messy and funny and an experience you will absolutely never forget.

 I offer some of the most creative and unusual cake smashes in Essex.  From twinkling with the stars to swimming under the sea, your baby can celebrate their first birthday in style in a set that means something special to you.

Princesses, boho flowers and mermaids; race car enthusiasts, space explorers and hot air balloon navigators. The only limit is your imagination. Pick from one of my existing sets or set me a challenge with a new theme.

All cake smash sessions include “before” portraits with birthday themed props, the smash itself and a bathtub session to clean up.

Find out more about bespoke themed cake smashes by clicking the button below!

Great Experiences Mean Great Photographs

My sessions are an experience first, and a photo shoot second – because if the experience is fun, and relaxing, and natural, then amazing photographs come easily!

You and your baby are at the heart of everything I do, and you’re why I do it.

 I’ve been photographing newborns, babies and families for almost 10 years and I put my clients (big and little) first and foremost in every shoot.

Am I the right newborn & cake smash photographer for you?

Okay so here’s where we get real.  It’s important you choose a photographer who suits not just your budget, but also your attitude.

If you want a photographer who will pose your baby in all sorts of elaborate fancy positions… I’m not right for you.  I pose babies, but in a way that makes them look natural and un-posed.

If you want someone who will airbrush the life out of you, and make you look like a magazine model… I’m not right for you.

If you want someone who will book several shoots per day, rush though and take ” a few quick photos”… I’m not right for you.

If you want someone who is in this for the money, and will pressure you into spending way more than you intended… well who wants that? Not me!

I’m right for you if:

  • you want someone who will take time to chat, relax you, and get to know you as a family
  • you want someone who treats the whole shoot as a special experience, not just a quick exercise in snapping pictures
  • you want someone who believes comfortable, happy babies are more important than squished up posed babies
  • you want someone who believes in photographing you looking like YOU (just the best version of you!)
  • you want someone who cares more about you getting what you want (and can afford) than about squeezing you for every last penny

If that sounds like you… get booking!

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