From Bump to Baby and Beyond....

I photograph a lot of babies here at Victoria J Photography, and it’s certainly the shoot that I have the most of. But I also LOVE capturing those other important milestones- expecting your first baby, when your little one first starts to sit, when they celebrate their first birthday and when they simply grow up!

Maternity Photography

As a mum of two I remember so clearly how exciting it was to find out we were expecting and pregnancy was a really special time for me. I absolutely loved being pregnant and for 9 months feeling so connected to this tiny little person that I was so excited to meet! Such an important, special time deserves to be captured with beautiful images. This absolutely stunning couple visited me recently for their maternity session whilst they eagerly awaited the arrival of their beautiful daughter:

As always we will tailor the session to you, dress how you feel comfortable and involve partners and children as you like.

Newborn Photography

I couldn’t write the blog without sharing some beautiful babies. I’ve been very lucky to have had some absolutely beautiful babies in the studio recently with lots more booked in for 2019. It goes without saying why these sessions are so important! Any mums and dads out there will understand just how quickly little ones change. Everyone tells you it goes fast but I don’t think you can really prepare for it! The window to capture these images is so short and once babies start moving, crawling, walking, talking it’s so difficult to remember them not doing those things.


Babies and Sitter Sessions

When your little one starts smiling, laughing, moving, cooing and sitting things become really exciting, it’s such a lovely age! You baby will change and learn new things everyday as they start to take in and learn about the world around them. They suddenly develop their own personalities and you will learn huge amounts about each other. I love to capture little ones at this stage.

I offer 2 different baby sessions- the first is for babies that are past the newborn stage but not yet sitting unaided. It’s great if they can hold their head unsupported but you can capture some lovely smiles regardless.

The second is for those slightly older babies that have started sitting on their own. These are always loads of fun to capture:


Cake Smashes

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate your little one’s first birthday then a cake smash could be it! These sessions are loads of fun! We capture timeless portraits at the beginning of the session, then your little one will spend some time getting messy and eating cake before cleaning off and having splash time in the bath tub. I provide everything (apart from the outfit for the portrait session) so all you need to do is tell me your chosen theme/colours/ideas. I source the props, the cake and the set up so that it is bespoke to your chosen theme.


I love being able to capture these memories for families time and time again!

If you would like to discuss a photoshoot for you or your little one please do get in contact, I’d love to chat.