Without a doubt, the most rewarding part of my job is watching the tiny babies that I photograph grow up and turn into their own little characters.
Whilst my main focus on newborn photography , I absolutely love photographing families too.
I often see babies come back for their first birthday, but not always again after that, so for the few families who have chosen me to document their growing babies and families I am forever grateful, this is my ultimate reward.
One particular little client has recently been to me for his 10th photography session, and he is only 3.5 years old! I wanted to share some of his beautiful memories with you all from his photography sessions over the past 3 years. He has had every sort of session that I offer from newborn to family to all the special ones in-between; daffodils, bluebells and even his watermelon smash for his 1st birthday.
I first met him back in 2017 for his new born photography session after meeting his parents at a baby event that I attended in Upton just beforehand when they were expecting him.
Later on that year he was my first ever outdoor Christmas baby!
In 2018 he came came for a bluebell photography session. Bluebell photo sessions in Dorset are my most popular outdoor sessions. I do mini sessions in evenings in April/May.
Shortly after the bluebells was his first birthday session. I was so excited that his Mum chose my signature watermelon smash session to celebrate.
I was lucky enough to see him again for a third time in 2018 for his Christmas photography session.
Our next session was in Spring 2019 , when I started offering Daffodil photography sessions.
Shortly after that we met again at the Bluebells.
In the summer of 2019 he turned 2 and we celebrated with a family photography session at Sandbanks beach, my favourite outdoor location in Dorset.
We met for a 4th time in 2019 for his third Christmas photography session.
in 2020 Covid got in our way of so many things and we almost missed out entirely this year! But we just managed to get a mini session in just before Christmas, yay!
Here is to capturing many more adventures as you grow! I can't wait for our next session together whenever that may be.
I want to thank this extra special little one for coming back to me time and time again, a very very special gift is currently in the making and will be with you soon.
Summer may well now be a distant memory but I still love to look back to recent sessions and look forward to lots more summer family memory making next year across the beautiful Dorset.
This beautiful family photography session at Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth, took place just a few weeks ago, on what was surely the last day of summer. We were so fortunate with the beautiful weather on the day, at some points it was even too bright to take photos!
Summer beach family photography sessions are definitely one of "my things"
Growing up and living on the Dorset coast has made me want to capture families at these beautiful locations creating beautiful, natural memories that I know will be cherished for a lifetime.
I usually take families to Sandbanks, which is the closest beach to me, and fortunately one of the most beautiful in the whole world, but Dorset has the most beautiful coastline and there are many more stunning locations to explore. This lovely family requested a session at Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth, which I have to say did not disappoint! I grew up near there so it was so lovely to go back again.
I adored this photography session so much, it was such a beautiful day and brought back so many wonderful memories for me of growing up in the area. I am looking forward to taking my children there soon to share the beautiful location with them. It is always extra special when I have already photographed the family and I look forward to seeing how much their little one(s) have grown.
I first met this lovely family back in January for their newborn photography session. It was so wonderful to see how much their gorgeous little man has grown this year, and I can't wait to see them again soon to capture the next stage in their story. It means so much to be asked back to photograph families as they grow. This is definitely the most rewarding part of my job.
Over the past 4 years, I have had the absolute pleasure of watching this gorgeous little boy growing from a tiny helpless dependent little newborn baby into an independent adventurous 4 year old big brother throughout our 9 photography sessions together
I first met this gorgeous little one back in July 2016 when he was just 14 days old. He came here to Samantha Prewett Photography for his newborn photography session and we have continued to have regular photo sessions ever since.
Newborn and family photography
For his 6 month photography session, I visited their home to capture the next stage in his development. When your baby starts to sit up on their own, its the perfect time for their next photo session. It was so lovely to see how he had changed, and we even took a photo on the same star blanket that they brought to his newborn photography session here with me in Poole.
6 month baby photography
I returned to their family home for his one year birthday celebration photography session. What better way to celebrate than with a birthday cake! This little man is lucky to have a summer birthday so we could do some indoor and outdoor photos during his session. As you can see he loved getting stuck into his cake, and we also managed to get some lovely natural family photographs during this photo session too.
First birthday family photography
Two years isn't always the "easiest" age to photograph, we are long past the stages of being able to gently pose them or get them to sit nicely for their photograph to be taken. So we decided to capture an adventure, one of their favourite places to go as a family, . Sessions like this bring a whole new meaning to professional photography, a snipet of time captured forever. All those lovely memories of what you love to do together professionally captured to look back on for years to come. This is why I thoroughly enjoy photographing your children of all ages, and getting to capture them as they grow is even more rewarding for me, and you.
In June 2019 he was promoted to big brother!! I was super excited to hear their news and had been looking forward to this session for a very long time. It means so much when families come back to me with their new babies, even more so when I have been lucky enough to capture their journey over the years.
Newborn and sibling photography
In November 2019, I was invited to capture the latest family memories for this lovely family at their home. Little sister is now 5 months old and he is such an amazing big brother!
Family lifestyle photography
Outdoor family photography
Wow we have now had 10 sessions together!
It has been so lovely seeing how much they both have grown over the past few years.
Here are just a few of the photos from their past 2 family location recent sessions:
It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know this lovely family over the past 5 years, who I can now proudly call friends and not just clients, and I can't wait for our next adventure together.
If you are ready for me to capture the next stage of your family journey, you can check out my family photography page or you can get in touch here. Don't forget you can use your £25 voucher that came with your photographs AND if you have only recently had your newborn session and are not ready for the next stage yet you can even book a session for next year at this years price.
I little while ago I wrote a blog on why I offer newborn photography from my calm welcoming home environment, now I am going to share with you why I don't have offer studio family photography either.
We live in such a beautiful place. Dorset has it all, from the beautiful golden beaches of Sandbanks, to the luscious green countryside. I feel truly blessed to have been brought up here, and I can't ever see myself moving away from it. Which is why I absolutely love photographing families outdoors in Dorset. Why have a plain studio backdrop when nature can offer a much more beautiful one, we live here , so lets celebrate it and use the beauty around us to capture some gorgeous natural photographs of your family that you will treasure forever.
Outdoor family photography in Dorset is a fun experience, it is not just having your family photographs taken, you will remember the day too. The children will be much more relaxed than if you were to bring them into a photography studio for a traditional family portrait session, and they can play during their session too. You may have a favourite family place that you would like to meet me at, or I can recommend somewhere ( I have my favourites list!) and the time of the year is up to you aswell. I used to think you could only do outdoor family photography sessions during the summer months, but there has not been a month of the year that I have not photographed outside in! That said my absolute favroutire time for outdoor family photography is during the summer evenings, when the light is just starting to settle down for the day is all soft and golden.
Family photography is often booked to mark a special occasion, such as your pregnancy, or your baby's first birthday. I have a special section on my website that shows you some options for baby's first birthday, and a maternity section too if you would like to find out more. But I really do believe it is important to have some beautiful family photographs taken when your children are small , even if it not a "special occasion".
If outdoor photography isn't really you, I can also come to your home to capture your family in your own surroundings for a family lifestyle photography session. This is sometimes a better option if you would like family photographs taken during the colder months, or if you have a small baby.
So what are you waiting for? Let me capture some beautiful family memories for you in the beautiful place we live, Dorset. Please contact me if you would like to book in. Or you can find lots more information, and lots more beautiful photographs in my family photography section of my website. I would love to hear from you to capture some beautiful memories for your family.
I have just completed my third year running of bluebell photography sessions at Pamphill in Wimborne, Dorset. This year I photographed 4 beautiful families in one early evening, it might not have been the sunniest of days , but we had already postponed 3 times so it was then or never so we went for it! I am sure you can agree with me that it was totally worth it.
My bluebell mini sessions are exclusively for past clients, the sessions are really short as we already know each other its a little chance to catch up and update their beautiful photograph collections. The special price is also a thank you to them for choosing me to capture their special memories for them AGAIN. I am always happy to photograph new families here also, but we would need a full session, 15 minutes is not enough time to get to know new people and capture some beautiful images for you.
I couldn't write this blog without sharing their "look how I have grown" photos! Without a doubt this is the best part of my job;
The sessions went amazingly, to say they only had a short time each all the little ones were fantastic. I really enjoyed seeing everyone again, and I hope its not the end of our journey together, it is a real pleasure for me being invited time and time again to capture your beautiful family growing.
If you missed out this year (or can't wait to come back next year!) and would like to kept up date with when I will be doing the sessions, please sign up to my monthly newsletter here (the form is right at the bottom of my home page) or if you are a past client you can join my VIP facebook group here. I am thinking about doing wild flower meadow mini sessions for the first time this year, if you are interested please do let me know now as I need enough interest before I look into it further.
This month I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous little one again for her 9 month session. I first met her back in January for her newborn photography session here at Samantha Prewett Photography in Poole, Dorset, and this month I photographed her at Upton County Park.
It was so lovely to see how much she has grown since January, I feel really privileged to be invited back to photograph babies as they grow and capture these special memories for their families to treasure forever.
We started off with a few photos of her and her gorgeous Mummy together, which I am sure you agree are beautiful.
Then we took some photos of her on her own in a little wooden box, which she seemed to be quite happy in! Gorgeous don't you think?
Baby/family photography packages start from £85 and include some digital images. I tend to photograph outdoors between March and October. If you would like a session over the winter, I would suggest booking a family lifestyle home session, or if you baby is under 5 months I can photograph them here in Poole. If you are interested in booking a family session, you can find out more by visiting my family photography section on my website ,or you can contact me.
A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of capturing some of this beautiful little one's birthday celebrations. I first met her when she was 4 month old, and this time I was invited to their home to capture some gorgeous memories for her first birthday.
The session was a total success, we got the perfect mixture of cake smashing and family photographs which I hope will take pride of place in their home next along with her 4 month photographs which I saw on the wall on the way in.
We started the session with some family photos , and then some of just her on her own. I am sure you will agree she is absolutely gorgeous, she certainly brightened up my day! Then we moved on to her cake smash, which she loved. She got stuck right in and was not afraid to get messy at all. Then she got in the bath and I packed up to go home.
Her family have ordered some more large prints from me, I cant wait to see them when the arrive, I really do love seeing my photographs in print.
I know that a lot of people choose to print their own photographs from their sessions, If you have done this I would love to see them on your walls, if you have please do send me a photo over.
If you would like me to capture your babies first birthday or any other special occasion, I can either come to you or we can meet at a beautiful outdoor location. For more information please visit my family section, drop me a message or give me a call 01202 465053
It's that time of year again.
Last year for the first time I managed to get down to the beautiful bluebell woods at Pamphill in Wimborne, Dorset for a photography session.
This year I wanted to take my own children down there as it is about time I had a lovely big photo of them on my wall. I started getting messages from past clients about possible bluebell sessions a few weeks ago so I thought why not make an event out of it. And then my bluebell mini sessions were born.
We met 2 other families down at Pamphill and spent a bit of time finding some lovely spots for the photographs. I am always careful not to crush the bluebells, unfortunately unlike some other people, as you could see where people had been walking on them. The children had an amazing evening, it was definitely an experience they will remember for a long time. And the other families enjoyed themselves too.
I took both of my cameras and gave one to my children so they could have some fun capturing the bluebells too. Needless to say my son absolutely loved it and has not stopped going on about it ever since. He wants to be a photographer like Mummy and take photos of babies. Love him! He took some pretty good photos himself:
The bluebells are only around for a few weeks so the window for these sessions is small. I am already looking forward to doing this all again next year.
I was very pleased as I managed to get a beautiful photograph of my children (which is rare!) and I am going to put up on the wall.
I have one last bluebell session this evening and then that is it for the year. I am still getting enquiries about them so if you are interested please feel free to join my mailing list and I will keep you updated for next year as they will book up fast. if you would like to read about last years bluebell session you can do so here.
I first met the lovely Ethan at his newborn session here at Samantha Prewett Photography, back in July last year. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing his family at his 6 month lifestyle session at their home. Look how much he has changed!
I spent just over an hour at their home capturing some beautiful moments for them to treasure. Ethan's parents had some lovely clothes for him, as well as this adorable blanket that was made for him when he was born:
We took some shots of Ethan on his own and some family photos during their session.
When I visit a client for their lifestyle session , I like to have a look around to find the best places to take photos, especially being a natural light photographer. I was lucky enough to find a conservatory, which is the perfect place at this time of year. So we took most of the photos in there, but we also took some upstairs, as a bed usually makes a lovely location aswell. As indeed you can see here :-)
It was such a pleasure to see how much he has grown in the past 6 months, and I am already looking forward to his 1 year session this July. I think Mummy and Daddy have a fun session planned, watch this space!
I first met this lovely family 3.5 years ago when I photographed their eldest as one of my first ever newborns, you may remember him as the little man with all the hair! I still get people commenting on his photo to this day. Then in January this year, their new addition came to see me for his baby session with almost as much hair.
Two weeks ago I met them at one of my favourite locations for a family session.
We spent an hour together capturing some beautiful memories of them all.
During family photography sessions I usually tend to start off with a few family shots, then we go for a walk and a play to get some lovely natural shots of everyone as well as the children alone. Everyone always has a lot of fun.
These are just a few of the beautiful shots that we got during our session, there are many more for them to choose from.
Family photography packages start from just £105. Please click here to visit my family photography page.