Professional Newborn, Baby and Children’s Photographer

I deliver a premium baby and children photography service throughout Gloucestershire (Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester, other Cotswolds areas and neighbouring counties).  My style is natural and timeless, a look that will last and artwork that you will love to display.

Specialist Newborn Photographer

I am a Newborn Photographer with specialist training.  This training has provided me with techniques and skills to pose a baby safely.  Your baby is never left alone and at times I may ask you to assist.  You can be assured that your baby is in safe hands throughout the session. A member of BANPAS (Baby and Newborn Photography Association) who promote safety within this Photography industry.

Newborn Photography Sessions ideally take place while your baby is under 2 weeks old.  Sessions are baby-led and nothing is rushed.  Venturing out within days of birth can be daunting, I have spent a lot of time understanding the needs and feelings of a Mother and her very young Baby.  You are fully briefed on what to expect at the session and how best to prepare, so you will arrive with confidence and you will relaxed into a photography experience that you will love.

For more information on Newborn Photography

‘We absolutely love our newborn baby shots (we had family ones done too!) Zoe is calm, professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. She has taken real time and effort into thinking through all the practicalities of a newborn shoot, the set up makes it really easy for parents to look after baby during the shoot- these images are so special, ones to be treasured forever. I wouldn’t heistate to book Zoe again – although I’m not planning anymore babies!
Thank you so much x’  The Dean Family

Baby Photographer

My Baby Photography Sessions capture the confident little sitter that your baby has become.  The session takes place when your baby is 6-8 months old. The session is baby-led and time is spent to settle your baby into my cosy studio.

For more information on Baby Photography and to see the Gloucester studio

Children and Family Photographer

I love seeing children enjoying the freedom of playing outside, so this is where my Children’s and Family photography takes place.  Trees, leaves, benches, walls and other objects all add depth and variety to the images and create great backdrops. My approach is fun and relaxed, so you have a great experience and beautiful natural images to display. For more information on  Children and  Family Photography

A photo shoot is very personal and needs to reflect the essence of you and your child/children . Get in touch so we can work together to create a custom made gallery that you will be proud to display.


Finding a photographer can be a daunting experience, so please contact me to ask any questions or tell me of any concerns you may have.  Photo shoots should be a lovely experience, so it’s always good to get answers to your questions, so you can book with confidence.


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'To say that we are incredibly pleased with the results of our newborn photo shoot with Zoe would be an understatement. Zoe was so accommodating to us from the moment I first got in touch with her. We had the most wonderful morning in Zoe's studio, she looked after every need my baby girl had as well as mine! The results are so natural and really captured my daughters character even though she was only four weeks old. Zoe's standards are exceptional I can not recommend her more highly.' The Hickman Family


Natural Essence Photography deliveries beautiful Baby and children portraits, specialising in Newbron Art Photography.  Customers come from all over the Cotswolds and beyond, such as, Gloucester, Chelteham, Cirencester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Swindon, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire