Hi, my name is Bridget Mitchelmore – Maternity, newborn and family photographer across East & North Herts and Cambridgeshire including all local areas such as Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Hertford, Ware, Saffron Waldon, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, Royston, Cambridge, I also specialise in baby and hand and foot casting.
I love photography and working with people, especially children so being a photographer, specialising in maternity, newborn and family portraits is a fantastic way to spend my days !
Even though my boys are now grown up there is nothing I like better than to look back at the photographs I have taken whether thats wall pieces or albums. Photography for me is all about memories, by capturing special moments I can treasure them for ever.
There are so many special memories to be captured: the thrill of expectation, the arrival of a new baby, the expression that captures the personality of a toddler, brothers and sisters together and many more. I can help you to create beautiful canvases or framed images of all these wonderful moments for you to treasure or give as special gifts to family and friends.
The best age for your newborn photographs is between 3 and 10 days new, as at this age, babies still tend to be ‘curled up’, sleepier and are easier to pose. I will visit your home at a time to suit and bring along my mobile photography studio. This makes it easier for you and we find your little ones will be more comfortable and relaxed in their own family space.
Newborn photography sessions usually last around 3 hours, including setting up, though occasionally it can take longer. I will work at your baby’s pace, enabling plenty of time for feeding, changing, soothing and cuddling; The session will be very relaxed and informal.
I will take over 100 photographs of your children, family or newborns and the images are available straightaway for viewing. There is never any obligation or pressure to buy. Should you choose to purchase any of the images then we are able to create beautiful, stunning pieces for your home which have the WOW factor.
Sessions for newborn photo shoots do get booked up early. I recommend booking before your baby is born in order to ensure a session is available for you; arrangements can then be made once your baby arrives.
I also offer cast impressions of hands and feet. These can be done with little ones as young as 6 hours old, but there is no upper age limit! The process is very quick and safe, and every little line or crease of their precious hands and feet is captured with the end result providing a unique and lasting memory. There are various different finishes available for impressions, either on their own or in combination with photographs.
In case you are interested I am a married mum of three grown up boys and have spent most of my working life as a paediatric nurse in the NHS.
For your peace of mind I am fully insured and hold a current fully enhanced DBS certificate and pride myself on ensuring the safety of your children particularly newborns throughout my photo shoots. I am also a member of Baby and Newborn Photography Association (BANPAS), which supports baby and newborn photographers across the UK and promotes safe working practices.