Baby photography on Location in the Cotswolds

These are what I call sitters. Once the Baby can sit up unaided. 


Baby photography in my Cotswolds Studio





I specialise in bespoke baby, child and family photography creating a collection of images both in the studio and outdoors.


My studio is located just outside Malmesbury in Wiltshire. This tends to be where we start. We then head out into the Cotswolds to do the location photos. Quite often I use Westonbirt Arboretum but we can of course use a location of your choice. With so many beautiful locations in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire we are spoilt for choice. The aim is to give you a collection of at least 20 family photos that you will treasure for a lifetime. If you are short for time you can choose to have just a studio session or just an outdoor session.


I work with parents that are happy to give almost a whole day up to get these images. It does take time and a lot of energy. I can help with advice on organising outfits and also advise on keeping the children and babies happy during the shoot.

For babies as with children I try to keep everything clothing related neutral. That way your baby will stand out. I have a few rompers here  you can borrow  (you can see them in the photos above)  and lots of girls dresses that you are more then welcome to use. For baby boys I would recommend a simple plain knit neutral romper or dungarees . For the Studio photos you don't want to many clothes on them as you want to see their beautiful skin and delicate features and of course all their cute rolls.


For the outdoor sessions I usually suggest the father or mother sing, dance and play games with the baby whilst I take the Photos. That way I can capture their most natural expressions. It is very much a baby and child led photoshoot catering around their needs. I like to describe it as one very long picnic.

After your baby is past the newborn phase of two weeks the next best time to have them photographed is when they can sit up on their own unaided. We can then do lots of baby photos in the studio and outdoors. 

If you have an older child we will make the shoot plan to do some baby photography some child photography and a lot of sibling poses together.  Likewise if you want any mum and baby dad and baby or whole family photos I also encourage it. It is your photos session we can and will do what ever you want. 

Because my photo sessions are very personal and bespoke I allow for the whole day. On average a single baby photoshoot starts at around 10.30 and we finish outdoors by 3.00 - 4.00 


I love children and babies and the creativity challenge of photographing them. Its helps me if I can share the photos we take on my website and social media so please let me know if you are not happy with this during or prior to your session.


A days bespoke photo shoot costs £100. This includes my time both on the day and editing after, use of all the props and editing all the images for you to choose from. This needs to be paid prior to your session by using the booking form below or by bank transfer (Please contact me for details). I am afraid I have had to many people not turn up or cancel the day before. I have to arrange child care 

 and obviously I keep that day free for you and not take another booking. I can no longer risk everyones time being wasted so it is important you pay the session fee before hand.  

After your session we will go though the photos together and you will select the final 20 images you would like edited. I will whats app them to you to check before I send the USB via post. The cost of the final images edited is is an additional £250. This needs to be paid on the day.  Unfortunately I have had one customer ruin it for everyone where I whats apped the images for her to check then she did not pay so now sadly I have to ask for the final payment to be made on the day of the session. Such a shame as it was the first time it has happened in three years!

My website and social media accounts are kept up to date with recent images. Please let me know when making your booking if you do not want your images used on my website or social media. 

I am a member of Banpas which specialises in Newborn Safety and a qualified member of The Societies of Photographers. I am also CRB checked and hold an up to date Paediatric First Aid Certificate. You can rest assure your baby and children are in safe hands and you are working with a fully trained, professional, fully insured photographer. 

My website and social media accounts are kept up to date with recent images. Please let me know when making your booking if you do not want your images used on my website or social media. 


You can book your session now online and I will contact you after to arrange a date.


Cotswolds Baby Photographer Joanna Osborne -  Photographer based in Malmesbury covering the Cotswolds, Cirencester, Stroud, Tetbury, Swindon, CheltenhamWiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxford, BathBristol & Oxfordshire. All your family photography needs from newborn, baby  though to family photography.

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