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Derek

  • Name: Derek
  • Tel: 07809278856
  • Base: Birmingham
  • Areas Covered:
    Alcester, Bromsgrove, Cradley Heath, Halesowen, Henley in Arden, Oldbury, Redditch, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Solihull, Studley, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, West Bromwich
Baby and family photographer Birmingham

Newborn & Baby Photographer Birmingham

Photography for Little People is the UK’s leading mobile portrait studio. I am an exclusive custom mobile photography studio specialising in newborn, pregnancy, baby, child and family photography photo shoots. I also specialise in taking and making beautiful impressions of children’s hands and feet.

Get to know me

Hi! My name is Derek Higgins – I’m a specialist maternity, new-born, baby, toddler and family photographer. I also specialise in baby hand and foot impressions, and all of my products are exquisitely framed.

I have worked with families and children since 1991, working in primary and nursery schools as a teacher and senior leader. I was head teacher of two primary schools: one in Worcestershire and one in Birmingham. I have been very happily married for 28 years and my wife and I have been together since secondary school. We have three wonderful children (age 30, 27 and 22) and three gorgeous grandchildren: Poppy who is 4 years old, Jeremiah who is 3 years old and Rupert who is 9 months old.

I offer a unique service, unrivalled in the Birmingham area: a complimentary photo shoot in the comfort of your own home. This is especially important for those precious new-born days or for mum’s who have experienced a difficult birth.  Mum is much more relaxed, and therefore so is baby, making it easier to capture those captivating, sleepy, curled up new-born images we all love.

I am fully trained in the art of new-born safety within photography. I have an enhanced DBS check and always carry my Photography for Little People ID badge.

How does it work?

Your baby is always the main focal point of your session. We never rush and always follow baby’s lead.

Your newborn photo shoot can last 2-3 hours. We allow this time as you can never predict a newborn baby’s sleep or mood.

We use minimal props and outfits to ensure your images are timeless and all about your baby.

Following your baby’s photo session, we will view your images on the day. We will bring our beautiful samples and help you to select the best images for your chosen piece. Once you’ve made your decision on how you’d like to see your images displayed, we’ll get to work on preparing and printing your images.

All of our images are printed onto the best quality paper that is guaranteed to last a lifetime. We work closely with our in-house framing unit to produce specialist wall art for homes, using state-of-the-art print technology.

Everything is made to order and to a fine art standard, you can be sure of the very best hand-crafted products.

We offer a beautiful range of designs to compliment your home; bespoke frames, impression frames, acrylics, canvas, fine art frames and the stunning alumini range for that extra wow factor.

Hand & Feet Impressions

Photography for Little People are the leading impressions experts in the UK. Our designs incorporate impressions of child’s hands and feet with a photograph, or simply mounted unaccompanied.

Our range of impression art is striking and will provoke interest from visitors to your home. More importantly, you will be able to reflect on these impressions with your children as your children grow and maybe in time, compare them with their own children’s impressions!

The timeless impressions of your baby’s hand framed and mounted in a choice of frames and mount colours start at just £129.

The youngest child to ever have their impressions taken with Photography for Little People was just 6 hours old!

Photography pricing

The photo session is offered to you completely free of charge. At no point will a fee be added for the photo shoot session.

The images of your precious child will speak for themselves. With such a wide range of products, frames and mounts available pricing varies and starts at £129 for impressions and £159 for images, or £179 for images combined with impressions.

When is the best time to book a newborn photo shoot?

Every new-born photo shoot is unique and will go at your baby’s pace.  Newborns are best photographed between 3-10 days old.  During this time the babies will usually retain some of the natural curl and flexibility from when they were in your womb.  The first week is ideal for capturing the curly poses of your beautiful, peaceful and sleepy baby.

When you book, I will pencil in your due date and then we can agree the time and date when your precious little one has arrived.  I can only book limited number of newborns into my diary each month as we don’t know exactly when they are going to arrive!

A £50 non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure your booking.

This will be deducted from your final order.

Maternity “Bump” photo shoot

During pregnancy a strong connection between mother and baby develops and to capture that before your child even makes an appearance is a wonderful way to celebrate the impending arrival.

The best time to capture your bump is between 32-36 weeks.  At this stage you have hopefully regained some energy and your bump is nice and round, but you can still move around fairly easily. Partners are encouraged to attend the shoot, even if they don’t want to be included!  If you feel self-conscious, please do not worry as there are many ways in which we capture the bump. If you wish, we can edit out any marks or blemishes.

As with the new-born photo shoot I ask for a £50 deposit. However, if you would like me to ‘hold’ your images until your new-born shoot, I can do so. You will then be able to combine the maternity images with the new-born ones to create a stunning piece of art for your home.

This will be deducted from your final order.

When is the best time to book a baby photo shoot?

It is an ideal opportunity to photograph babies, toddlers and infants as their personalities begin to develop.  As with a new-born photo shoot each session is unique and will go at your child’s pace.

Bookings for baby, toddler and infant photo shoots can be made at any time.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure your booking.

This will be deducted from your final order.

As they grow

Over time, I hope to become your family photographer, revisiting you and your family time and time again.  After your initial newborn photo shoot, I offer my families a complimentary 3-6 and 12-month photo shoot, which may take the format of a portrait shoot, cake smash, or paint splash.

Families and siblings

Siblings are welcome in both maternity and new-born sessions – and I am always happy to capture family portraits within your sessions. That first family photo, or the early blossoming of a sibling bond is wonderful to capture. However, please advise me in advance so we can plan it into our time together.

And finally…….

Taking the decision to have a child and raise a family is the best decision you will ever make. From my own experience as a father and grandfather, a child is a precious gift and there is nothing more rewarding.

I look forward to working with you and your family to create pieces of art for your home. Pieces that you will cherish for years and maybe even generations to come.

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