Newborn & Baby Photographer Chester le Street, Durham.
Photography for Little People is the UK’s leading portrait studio. We are an exclusive custom photography studio specialising in newborn, pregnancy, baby, child and family photography.
Get to know me
I have a beautiful studio in Chester le Street (inside Window to the Womb), 10 minutes from Durham City. It is lovely and warm and very cosy perfect for your little family. I have specialised in newborn and family photography for twelve years now and love working with little ones. Newborn safety is something I pride myself in when working with such young babies and families.
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How does it work?
- You will be welcomed into my studio for your photo shoot and your session will last 2 – 3 hours.
- Your baby is the main focal point of your session.
- I use minimal props and outfits to ensure your images are timeless and all about your baby.
- I will not rush any baby and I follow their lead, I allow this time as you can never predict a newborn baby’s sleep or mood.
Following your baby’s photo session you will be invited to view your images via a secure online viewing gallery, your images will be showcased for you to relax and view with your family. All products and images are to be chosen at this time.
Examples of beautiful framed photos
All of our images are printed onto the best quality paper that are guaranteed to last a lifetime. Using state of the art print technology. I work closely with our in house framing unit to produce specialist wall art for homes. Everything is made to order and to a fine art standard, you can be sure of the very best hand crafted products. I 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.
Please contact me via the form for the full list of framed products.
Baby Hand & Feet Impressions
Our impression range is also especially beautiful, Photography for little People are the leading experts in the UK with our designs and at taking impressions of children’s hands and feet, the youngest baby to have their impressions taken was just 6 hours new. Your baby’s hand prints framed start at just £99.
Baby Photography Pricing
I don’t charge for the session itself. It is entirely free to attend the shoot and have pictures taken of you and your baby. Should you however wish to order anything there is a minimum order fee of £159.
A £45 non refundable retainer is required in order to secure your booking.
This will be deducted from your final order.
When is the best time to book & get newborn or baby photos taken ?
The best age for your newborn shoot is between 3 and 10 days new. What I do with bumps is pencil in your due date as I am only able to take a certain amount of newborn bookings each month and then we can firm up a date and time when baby arrives. Many families book their newborn session in following their 20 week scan.
“I had a Bump shoot and newborn shoot with Melanie and cannot recommend her highly enough! Melanie made me feel very comfortable throughout the bump shoot and took the most stunning pictures. Mel made sure a special shawl was incorporated into the shoot, and advised me to bring it back for the newborn shoot. 9 days after my bump shoot, we had our newborn session! my little boy was so calm under Mel’s expert guidance and the pictures are amazing! Thank you Mel! Xx”
“We came in January with our new baby daisy for her newborn shoot and along came two big sisters too. Daisy wasn’t very well behaved and her sisters ransacked the studio! Throughout Melanie was patient, friendly and professional, we ended up getting some amazing pictures and casts which are presented to a very high quality. Thank you.”
“I can’t recommend Melanie enough, she is amazing. She makes you feel so welcome from the minute you walk through her door. She’s by far, the kindest and most gentle person when handling your baby. She has so much patience when dealing with any situation that can occur with a newborn. She was excellent with my 13 day old son, Albie. She captured some fantastic and unique images and my frame is absolutely beautiful. Thank you Melanie! xx”