Newborn Baby Photography Gloucester and Cheltenham

Newborn Baby Photography Gloucester and Cheltenham

Babies do not stay newborn for long and after 2 weeks of age they lose their curled up position, start stretchy their little bodies out and become less sleepy.  For this reason newborn baby photography sessions are scheduled for when your baby is ideally 5 – 14 days old.  However I will photograph babies up to 4 weeks old.

It is advisable to book your session once you’ve had your 20 week scan to guarantee my availability for when your baby arrives.  I do get booked up quickly. At time of booking a newborn photo shoot we pencil in a date for your session, this mean that my time has been allocated to you.  Once your baby has arrived we confirm the date or schedule another.


Newborn Baby Photography Information

I have been photographing babies for 5 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!

I have attended specialist training to ensure the comfort and safety of your baby an


I am also fully insured. I am a member of BANPAS (Baby and Newborn Photography Association) and you will find me on their Newborn Photographers listing (Natural Essence Photography)

My studio is based in Gloucester with easy access from Cheltenham and other surround areas. I have created a calm space for you to relax in, where your needs will be catered for, from baby essentials to refreshments . The studio is fully equipped for your needs, so should you forget nappies, not a problem I have spare!

My Newborn Sessions are baby-led, nothing is rushed and time is taken for feeds, cuddles and soothing.  Before your session we will arrange a call to discuss the photo shoot in more detail.  After the call I will email over all the information discussed on the call, including a comprehensive guide of ‘what to expect’ and how you can best prepare.  You can also be involved in styling your session.

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.

My main priority is to ensure that you and your baby feel happy and relaxed.

For PRICES, PRODUCTS AND COLLECTIONS available.  To view Newborn Portfolio, or Natural Essence Studio



What if my baby………..?

I know as a parent there are a lot of  "What if my baby does......." going around in your head.  So here are a few answers to some of your "What if's".

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.  We give them a hug, a feed or a little timout.

Please contact me,to book a Newborn Photo Shoot or if you have questions or concerns


'Zoe captured the precious photos of our Eva.  Now 10 weeks old I'm already looking at the wonderful images she took to remember my newborn baby, as she has changed so much already.  Very professional with a personal manner, which made us feel very special within the first second of meeting Zoe.  Zoe only wanted perfection as she takes pride in her work and wanted only the best for us.  Highly recommended!!!.' The Levene Family

Natural Essence Photography deliveries beautiful Baby and children portraits, specialising in Newborn 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