Newborn and older babies

Being a Mum of two great boys I can remember how exhausted I felt after birth, and still so tired when they were older babies. Venturing out can be daunting!

I have created a calm space for you to relax in, where your needs will be catered for from refreshments to baby essentials. The studio is fully equipped for your needs, so should you forget nappies, not aproblem I have spare!

I have been photographing babies for 4 years now and each tiny bundle is different to the next.  You can never predict how a session will go and I like that!  Every baby is different and I adapt each session to the needs of the baby, but also involve you throughout the session, nobody knows your baby better then you! 

From when you arrive you can hand your baby over to me; I’ll even change the nappies.  You can be assured that your baby is in safe hands and that you will be close by.

I know many parents feel anxious about booking a photography session, with the what if’s going around in their head. So please read the answers to a few concerns parents have. 

What if my baby won’t feed when we are there?

         You we never been rushed to feed your baby.  The most important thing is that you are relaxed and calm; as your emotions will transfer to your baby.  You take all the time you need to feed and soothe.

What if my baby wee’s or worst poo’s?

         What do we expect if we are taking off their nappy.  I have wet wipes at hand.  We stop, clean up and carrying on.  It really isn’t a problem.

 What if my baby keeps crying?

         We keep the environment calm.  We stop and take some time out.  Often changing what the baby is doing will calm them down.  A newborn may just need a hug, an older baby a toy to hold in their hands. 

Please contact me if you have questions or concerns 

Children and Family

Portraits of your children as they grow up are so important, the photos tell a story of their life as the years go on.

Many of my customers love the idea of a session but worried how their child/children will behave, after all it wasn’t their idea.

Having two boys of my own with two very different personalities, I know that in some situations they are not going to play ball, and I need to think of a new strategy.

At my outdoor children/family photography sessions there is no pressure to perform.  Your child needs to feel relaxed and happy where they are and not restrict.  They can bring toys to the session to give them security or can be used in the shoot

I take time to get to know the child, let them see the back of the camera so they feel involved and a little in control.  It becomes a fun experience for them.

Should they decide to have an 'I’m not happy’ moment we take a break, give them space, before we continue. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Gloucester and Cheltenham Photographer

Hi I’m Zoe, a Gloucester and Cheltenham Photographer.  The  proud owner of Natural Essence Photography

It’s important to feel like you know the photographer  who will be taking your photographs; it becomes the beginning of building a great rapport.

So a little about me the Gloucester and Cheltenham photographer……..

I am a wife and a mother of two young boys who are fantastic and full of beans.  My family is everything!

I love chocolate way too much.

Watching ‘Friends’ never gets boring and I have watched the series a lot!

Love being by the ocean.  No matter how rough the sea may be I find it calming.

I achieved a degree in photography in the 1990’s using a 35mm camera.   Photography trends are forever evolving, the way we take pictures and develop them. I continue to develop my knowledge and training to stay current, but still keep my style timeless.

Get in touch for a chat to see how we can work together to create those timeless images.  Contact me or call 07900 433 058

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Gloucester and Cheltenham Photographer

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