Theo’s Newborn Photography Session

Newborn Baby Boy photo shoot with Portraits by Sarah, Herts

Meet Theo – and what a lovely bundle of cuddles he is too!

We had another fabulous newborn photography session with lots of squidgy baby photos and some gorgeous sibling portraits with Theo’s very proud big sister.

Theo loved getting all cosy in the basket props.  In fact all the babies love snuggling into these types of props, it makes them feel cosy and secure.  I use them at some point during every session, usually just after baby has been fed and we are waiting for them to go off to sleep.  They usually drift off nicely once snuggled into the basket.  I do also have a few baby soothing tricks up my sleeve that I can pull out for any reluctant sleepers!

As you can see we did get Theo off into a lovely sleep and what can I say about those lips, aren’t they adorable!


Newborn Photography Sessions with Portraits by Sarah, Hertfordshire based but also covering Essex, Cambridgeshire, Beds and North London.

Georgia’s Newborn Session

Newborn and Baby Photography Essex

This was an amazing newborn and family photography session.  What a lovely family, super chilled and lots of fun.  Georgia is a truly lucky girl to have such caring and devoted big brothers.  They have a wonderful relationship already and I am sure that will continue to grow.

It took me ages to reduce the images from this session down to a reasonable number to edit and it has taken just as long to pick out a selection to share in this blog post!  So with great difficulty I have chosen some of my favourite photographs from Georgia’s newborn photo shoot to share with you.

P.S. Although no babies were harmed in the making of this slideshow, a Mummy and an older Brother were pee’d on!!

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Christmas Mini Photo Shoots 2017

Christmas Photo Shoots with Portraits by Sarah Herts & Essex Family Photographer

Only 7 days until the Christmas Mini Photo Shoots
There are still spaces for Friday’s sessions – suitable for sitting babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers or anyone lucky enough to have an inset day!!
Only one session remaining on Saturday

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have some gorgeous festive portraits of your children this Christmas.  Perfect for bespoke Christmas Cards and Grandparents gifts.  The sessions are suitable for children and babies over 4 months  and can include individual portraits and sibling portraits with up to 3 children. Please note it is only a small set so it won’t be possible to do family images. If there are more than 3 children please book an additional consecutive session.  The sessions will take place at the Portraits by Sarah Studio in Great Hormead, just outside Buntingford.

The colour scheme is white and gold, please see the image above.  I would suggest wearing whites, creams or pastels although I do also think that perhaps a rich red, green or navy might also work.  Try to steer clear of bold patterns or logos.  Delicate patterns and designs should be fine.  It can be party wear, casual wear, a dressing up outfit or cosy pj’s.  If you would like any outfit advice please email me some small pics of your choices and I will be happy to offer some guidance.  There won’t be time for changing clothes so Clients are asked to arrive ready for the session.

The sessions will be held on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November.  

There are 3 packages to choose from:

Basic Christmas Mini Session – £50
includes 20 minute session and 1 downloadable digital image with print release and 1 10×8″ mounted print of the digital image

Premium Christmas Mini Session – £95
includes 20 minute session and 3 downloadable digital images with print release and 3 7×5″ mounted prints of the digital images

Deluxe Christmas Mini Session – £145
includes 20 minute session and 5 digital images with print release provided on a Portraits by Sarah USB in a presentation box together with 1 10×8 mounted print of your choice and 5 7×5″ mounted prints of the digital images

There will also be the option to purchase additional prints, Christmas Cards/Postcards with the image and message of your choice and Christmas Stocking Fillers/Gifts.


Ella’s Family Photography Session

Family Photography with Portraits by Sarah, Buntingford Hertfordshire

Another session with returning Clients and these ones are super special as they don’t even live in the UK at the moment, they scheduled their session to take place during their holiday!

Ella was a tiny baby when I first met the family.  She was a newborn model during a portfolio session and she was one of the smallest babies I have photographed.  There is a lovely photograph of Ella in a small wire basket and I don’t think I have photographed another baby small enough to use that prop again!  Ella has been back to visit me since then for a couple of photo shoots and it was great to see how much she has changed since her last visit.

We had a great chat and I am amazed at her multi lingual skills.  It was a fabulous session and Ella was on top form.  Here are a few of my favourites from the session:

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Primrose’s Newborn Photo Shoot

Meet Primrose!  Isn’t she just gorgeous?  She was only 6 days old at her newborn photography session and she was such a little cutie.  I had the pleasure of photographing Primrose’s older brother as a newborn baby and so it was an added bonus to meet the family again and to see how much he had changed.  He is gorgeous too and at just over 18 months he is still a baby himself.

I don’t often shoot on my black background but I should do more often as I really love the intimate feel it gives to portraits.  We got some lovely photographs of Primrose, her brother and her family during her newborn photo shoot.  Here are a few of my favourites:


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Baby Georgie’s Newborn Photography Session

Meet Georgie!

Another fantastic newborn session.  This little lady was just gorgeous and it was such a pleasure to see her family again.  I first met the family when they visited with Georgie’s big brother for his newborn session and it was a pleasure to see what a lovely little lad he has grown into.  Georgie is very lucky to have such a caring big brother.

I also have to mention that these guys really are incredible!  It was a 3 hour round trip for their newborn session which is a long way to travel with a 12 day old newborn and a toddler.  What’s more they arrived smiling and on time!!

Some of my favourites from the session:


Nathan’s Baby Photo Shoot

Introducing Nathan!  Nathan is 7 months old and just adorable.

I had the pleasure of photographing Nathan as a Newborn so it was lovely to see him again and to see how much he has grown over the last 7 months.  Babies really are incredible, their growth and development during the first year is remarkable and it’s so lovely to be able to capture each stage.

I love Nathan’s expressions, it’s a great age for baby portraits as personalities and characters are beginning to show together with physical development allowing for unaided sitting images.  The combination makes for some wonderfully timeless baby photographs with lots of expression.

Here are a few of my favourites photographs from the session.

Autumn Mini Photo Shoots – Part 2

Days 2 & 3 of the Autumn Mini Photo Shoots proved to be just as much fun and the weather was kind to us too.  The great thing about outdoor photos is that each shoot is different producing unique portraits in natural surroundings.  Kids usually love being outside too so they are usually more relaxed with natural expressions.

Here are a few of the favourites

If you would like to register interest in next years Autumn Mini Sessions, please comment below and I will add you to my waiting list.  Details of all my Mini Photo Shoots are sent out to subscribers of my mailing list.  If you aren’t already a subscriber you can join here.  Christmas Mini Photo Shoots are coming soon so make sure you are on the list if you would like details.

Oliver’s Baby Photo Shoot

Baby Photo Shoot Hertfordshire October 2017

Introducing Oliver!  Oliver is 7 months old, a real cutie and full of smiles.  We had a lovely session.  What a great family.  Between 6 and 10 months is a great age for a baby photography session as baby is often sitting unaided but not usually on the move, although of course there are exceptions to both!  It’s a fabulous time to capture smiles and giggles as the babies are starting to develop their own personalities and find things funny.

It’s also a great time to have some family photographs.  Here are a few of my favourite images from the session.

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Landon’s Baby Photo Shoot

Introducing Landon and those gorgeous eyes!

A great photography session with this little man.  We used my grey and light cream backdrops and a couple of different props to add a bit of variety to Landon’s gallery, and to keep him in one place!!  Older babies like to explore 😉 and the new studio has plenty of space to explore…

Here’s a little snapshot of Landon’s gallery