"Best Photographer in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight" - Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021
I am a Hampshire based newborn and baby specialist photographer, working from my fully air-conditioned boutique photography studio in Aldershot. My aim is to create beautiful & classic portraits — capturing and transforming those special fleeting moments into memories for your family to cherish for a lifetime
About my photography
For as long as I can remember, I've been passionate about photography and since becoming a mum myself, one of the things that has been most important to me is capturing all of those milestones and special moments in their lives. Being able to preserve those memories for other parents is the reason why I created Starspeckled Hearts Photography
NEWBORN (0-8 weeks)
The best time to schedule a newborn session is from birth through to four weeks old. The reason for this is simply because they still have their curled up shape they had in the womb, which makes it easier to capture those classic oh-so sweet sleepy newborn photos. That being said, I'm more than happy to take on babies up to 8 weeks of age for a newborn photoshoot, as I can appreciate how it may be difficult to find the time in those first couple of weeks!
As with all of my sessions, nothing is rushed and I want to keep things as calm and stress-free as possible for both baby and parents. This is why I set aside at least 2 hours to make sure we have plenty of time to capture those perfect pictures.
LITTLE SMILER (2-5 months)
If you've missed out on a newborn session, don't fret! A Little Smiler session is a perfect opportunity to capture their developing personality. Around the 2 month mark, your baby will have more awake time and will be much more aware of his or her surroundings - I love capturing those wide-eyed expressions, gummy smiles and cheeky grins!
My Little Smiler shoots are generally around an hour to an hour and a half long. You are more than welcome to bring along a couple of outfits, a favourite cuddly toy or a special keepsake. As your baby still wont be able to sit up, we will capture a variety of laying down and tummy time shots. As with all of my sessions, I actively encourage parents to get involved for a few photos, at no extra cost of course!
There's something so special about capturing families and siblings together. I love being able to capture that unique bond whilst creating everlasting memories for families to treasure for generations to come.
As with all of my sessions, my family and sibling photoshoots are completely child-led. I create un-posed, natural images with simple and classic backdrops to keep you and your family in focus. My sessions are all bespoke and tailor made to suit you and your family's requirements, so please get in touch with any special requests you may have.
BUMP TO BABY
Celebrate your pregnancy and capture the perfect images of your growing bump with a beautiful maternity shoot, followed by a newborn shoot once baby has arrived.
My maternity studio sessions are best booked after your 20 week scan and we will usually schedule it in for when you are around 30-36 weeks pregnant. I have got a variety of beautiful maternity gowns in the studio of which you will have full use of during your session.
Please get in touch for more information and to book your Bump to Baby package.
LITTLE SITTER (6-11 months)
Once your baby has mastered sitting up on their own it wont be long before they're taking their very first steps! I absolutely love capturing babies at this stage - this is when they start to develop their own little quirks and their personality really starts to shine through.
My Little Sitter sessions are generally between 1-1.5 hours long and we will preferably start after a nap - as we all know a tired baby is not a happy baby! You are more than welcome to bring along a couple of outfits, a cuddly toy or any other props you would like to include in the photos. I generally use simple, soft toned backgrounds but if you have any special requests please do let me know and I'll see what I can do.
CAKE SMASH & SPLASH
A fun and unique way to commemorate the milestone of your little ones birthday!
Cake Smash sessions are typically 1 to 1.5 hours long and you get 3 shoots in 1 - we start the session by capturing your little one in an outfit of your choice (I have a large selection of beautiful cake smash outfits available in the studio, but you're of course more than welcome to bring your own), then we get them dressed up in their cake smash outfit and this is where the fun truly begins! They can get as messy as they like, as we finish the session off with a lovely bubble bath. Because who doesn't love bubbles!
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