My name is Jo Turner – Maternity, newborn and family photographer. I also specialise in baby and hand and foot casting across Newcastle upon Tyne, including all local areas such as Ponteland, Hexham, Cramlington, Alnwick, Killingworth, Whitley Bay, North Shields and Gateshead.
Most importantly, I’m a mummy to four gorgeous Little People, who are my life, and inspiration. I’m also a mobile portrait photographer, specialising in newborn and family photography. I love to create simple, natural and beautiful images which are timeless and will look good on your walls for a lifetime.
Babies and toddlers are lots of fun to work with, I love to capture their smiles and different personalities, and especially love to create lasting memories for parents!
Very often new mum’s will have had their bumps photographed and are eager for me to photograph their gorgeous newborns as soon as they return home. Newborn photo shoots are best when babies are less than two weeks old – at this age, babies still tend to be ‘curled up’, sleepier and are easier to pose. These images are so special – I love being able to capture these precious early days for you!
I also create beautifully handcrafted impressions of hands and feet which can be taken of little ones just hours old. The process is very quick and safe, and every little line or crease of their precious hands and feet is captured forever… they combine with prints to create gorgeous gifts at very special times.
Newborn sessions are relaxed and gentle, and baby’s safety is always my priority.
I will bring the studio to you in the comfort of your own home – I don’t need a lot of space. Sessions usually last 2-3 hours, including setting up. I work at your baby’s pace, enabling plenty of time for feeding, changing, soothing and cuddling – baby always comes first – and I may also pinch the odd cuddle!
For your peace of mind, I am fully insured and hold a current DBS certificate. I am also a member of the Baby and Newborn Photography Association (BANPAS) which supports safe working practices in UK newborn photography.
Contact me to book in your newborn photo shoot whilst you’re pregnant, to ensure availability!