About Newborn Photography and Gallery


How can something so tiny be so awesome?

Newborns are amazing. For the first few weeks of their lives, they are the most perfect and fragile little things. That stage is over so quickly. Blink and you’ll miss it. Within a few short weeks, their bodies start to stretch , they become stronger and more aware of the world around them, and very quickly they go from being tiny, delicate little newborns to real-life miniature people. As a mum to three amazing little girls, I know too well how quickly that time goes by. I know how important it is to document that time and to remember how tiny they once were. Newborn photography as an art form is something I feel really passionately about, so I have taken a long time and a lot of training with some amazing photographers in order to perfect capturing that precious stage of their lives and hone my skills as a newborn photographer in Exeter and Devon.

Unlike a lot of other newborn photographers, I mainly focus on creating unposed newborn photography with natural and relaxed setups and minimal props. The unposed newborn photography sessions are there to focus on your baby, and I don’t like to overcomplicate that. I understand that for some, you may be  looking for more complex setups or themed photographs. For me,  I see nothing more beautiful that unposed, natural images of babies just as they are and I love for my work to reflect that.

Today, I specialise in unposed newborn and baby photography with minimal posing in Newton Abbot, Exeter and Devon. I have a newborn photography studio on the outskirts of Newton Abbot (Torbay) which is specially set up for newborn and baby photography. It’s very warm and relaxed, and a wonderful environment for newborns! The most important thing with newborn photography is safety: and you can be rest assured that your little ones will be in very safe hands.



For a successful newborn photography shoot, shoots typically last around 2 – 3 hours. Don’t worry, the sessions are relaxed and calm. You can turn up, bring food and drink, and sit back while I take some beautiful photos of your tiny little newby.

You’re more than welcome to bring along siblings for photos, and I’d love to photograph you and your partner with your new addition. The studio is a warm and safe environment for newborns, and is tailored to help keep he or she relaxed and content. You’ll be expected to do nothing at all other than sit down and relax while I capture some precious images of baby, I may sneak in a couple of extra cuddles though!

The amount of newborns and babies I take on each year is very limited, and to ensure I can provide the best service for my clients, I have to be very strict with that limit. I try to ensure that the first shoot takes place before your baby is three weeks old. I book up well in advance, so if you’re keen to capture those precious first weeks, I would strongly advise that you book as soon as possible. Most of my clients tend to book sometime around their 20 week scan. This way, I can guarantee that I will fit your baby into my schedule when he or she makes their arrival. Bookings are only secure upon payment of the shoot price.

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Prices and Packages

Newborn sessions are longer, more involved and require more work afterwards than any other session. You are investing in a special keepsake of your baby that not everyone can offer, and documenting a time that is very short and very precious in there lives. I try to offer a price that is fair and affordable and my products are some of the most reasonable around. To take a look at Smiley Happy Photography’s Prices and products for newborn photography, click here.


I absolutely adore creating products for my clients’ homes. Whilst I am happy to provide all of your images on USB, I love it when my clients work with me to create something beautiful and unique for their home. The right product can totally transform a room and will be a talking point for years to come.  I offer a range of products, including albums, canvases, framed prints, as well as bespoke products and packages, so whatever it is you have your heart set on I should be able to provide it for you. 

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