Today was a pink day … Isabella {sneak peek}

I was so excited when I received news that lovely Hayley and Dominic had become parents and even more delighted when I was invited to meet their new arrival, beautiful baby Isabella …

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You kept us on our toes but it was totally worth it!

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And Hayley, you absolutely glowed. Motherhood suits you very well indeed!

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I understand from mum that Isabella has been asleep pretty much since I left … and I can’t wait to share the final edits from our shoot with proud mum and dad.

And I’m excited to photograph you as you grow … thank you so much to Hayley and Dominic for inviting me to meet your little princess … she truly is gorgeous!

Cuteness overload … meet Maddison {newborn]

I’ve known Jemma and Rob for a good few years now, having photographed their wedding at The Old Kent Barn (you can see their story here) and we have kept in touch over the years.  I was delighted to hear that they were expanding their family … and even more delighted to hear of the safe (if a little early) arrival of Maddison.

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At just one week old, Maddison stole my heart. She took a while to settle but we were in no hurry … the light in the conservatory was gentle as the day was overcast and Maddison finally drifted off …

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Jemma and Rob also have a petite Boston Terrier and Maddison had received a replica … it’s great when we have the chance to photograph newborns with their first presents as we can use them in the future to gauge how much, and how quickly, they grow!

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Maddison also modelled some headbands, made by friends of Jemma and Rob …

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With a beautiful princess blanket gifted by grandparents, Peter and Bernie, it was nearly time to finish …

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I’m pretty confident that I’ll be seeing lots more of this gorgeous little one. Maddison is already putting on weight and getting bigger by the day and I’m excited to follow her progress.

If you are expecting a baby, why not check out my bespoke baby packages which comprise of three photoshoots, either maternity, newborn and six months or newborn, six months and one year. They are keenly priced and a great way to document those important times in your baby’s first year:  details are here or you can email sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk to book your session.

Sweet baby girl and why it pays to upgrade …

I delivered Aoife’s newborn to one year photoshoot album last week. I really didn’t want to let it go … such a great quality product, filled with images chosen by mum and dad and designed by me. A real heirloom.

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I’m looking forward to volumes 2, 3, 4 … and to capturing those important moments in this sweet baby girl’s life. There are two price levels for these sessions and you can find out more here or email me sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk for more information.

Meet baby O … and oh baby! {Sneak peek}

Just wanted to show you a quick sneak peek from today’s session. It was pouring with rain outside but what a cutie! Baby O certainly led us a merry dance to get these shots … but I think it was worth it!

Newborn baby photography in Kent

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Thanks so much to mummy and daddy’s patience today and for baby O for showing us how it should be done!

Charlie’s newborn photoshoot, also featuring big brother Mikey {sneak peek}

On a gorgeous, bright, early Spring day, I visited Kristina and James and their two boys for a newborn photoshoot for nine day old Charlie. Mum Kristina had been a little worried that her eldest son, at two years old, might be a little wary of having his photograph taken and it is true that, at this age, children start to question “why” … but I think the images below show that Mikey was very relaxed, but possibly not as relaxed and his chilled out little brother. The warmth of the room and a full tummy meant that Charlie hardly made a murmur, only for a little feed before modelling perfectly …

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Kristina mentioned that she quite likes images in black and white too and those below are a good example of how well it can work …

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I think Mikey was quite relaxed. We also took time to get some family shots to capture this special moment of a growing family. If you are expecting a new arrival, do drop me a line sam@samanthajonesphotography.co.uk – I would recommend booking a date around 7-9 days after your due date but we can always be flexible if necessary as babies do seem to have a mind of their own …

Sweet little {nine} day old baby

What a cutie. And so teeny tiny … I met gorgeous baby {E-M} today as a result of a request on Facebook … I wanted to try out a new baby prop and, although we didn’t quite get the shots that we wanted with the prop … I got ones like these:

I had such fun today and do hope that I get to photograph gorgeous baby {E-M} again in the future. xx

Beautiful baby {B}

On a gloomy, rainy day in Kent, this little cherub certainly brought a ray of sunshine into my life … perfect during her session from start to finish, even sleeping almost on demand, little baby {B} was just delightful … and here’s the proof …

Unbelievably cute …

And funny, and sweet and just … well delightful!

A little angel at just over four weeks old …