I cannot stress this enough, the perfection that this professional makes is second to none. I’m a anxious mummy as I’ve had a poorly baby but seeing just a taste of the material this artist creates has made me cry happy tears after a very hard week since my son was born. Jemma works for hours to get the perfect shot and even invited us back to finish our shoot as she picked up on my anxiety and realised we needed to relax. What an amazing lady and amazing photographer I would highly recommend Jemma slater photography.
One word for Jemma’s photos...AMAZING! It’s safe to safe Wilfred was being very difficult on the day of our shoot, and wasn’t playing ball, but Jemma had so much patience and made us feel so comfortable in her studio, that the end results are truly incredible. The photos were edited and back to us so quickly and we were blown away with the quality of them that we couldn’t choose a few, we just had to have all of them!
My partner and I today viewed our photo gallery, I don’t have the superlatives to describe Jemma’s work, they are simply incredible, within seconds of viewing the pictures my girlfriend was in floods of tears of joy. Never have I seen such dedication to her work. Having our daughter is was the greatest thing to happen to us, but Jemma’s work is the cherry on the cake
When you have a new baby, your whole world changes overnight and you will soon begin to understand just how fast time passes by when you have a little one. Babies grow and change in a blink of an eye especially in the early days of their life and so booking a Newborn session will help you to capture these fleeting moments in time helping you remember their little delicate details like wrinkly hands and feet and downy hair, all the things that make them so new. The session is entirely baby led and so my approach to photographing them is very relaxed. I never rush and we take as many breaks as the baby needs for feeding, changing and cuddling. I only book one newborn a day so that I can devote all my time and attention to you and your family, making sure I capture you and your new baby perfectly. As a mum myself I remember and fully understand that the first few weeks are a blur of midwife appointments, family visitors and sleepless nights but rest assured your session with me is a chance to relax, put your feet up and enjoy some quiet time. My studio is an old barn conversion situated in the Herefordshire countryside and so you can expect a warm, cosy environment right from the start. I have all the home comforts to ensure you are comfortable and welcome and if you're anything like me, you won't want to leave! As an award winning photographer it's been my privilege to have helped hundreds of families capture their memories and I strive to look after you every step of the way. Photography is so much more than just pictures, it is the creation of treasured memories and family heirlooms that you and your family will be able to enjoy for many years to come. For more information have a look at my FAQ's at the bottom of this pageBOOK NOW
All sessions take place in my beautiful studio in Brockhampton, Herefordshire. It's warm and cosy with everything I need to pose and photograph your baby safely. There is plenty of free parking and I provide complimentary tea, coffee, cold drinks (these will be served in disposable cups to comply with Covid guidelines).
Newborn sessions are completely baby led. Each baby is completely unique and it's important I go at their pace so prepare for the session to last around 4 hours. This includes feeding, settling and changing time. I only book one newborn in a day which means nothing is rushed. This approach means we can get the best possible images in the most relaxed way.
I advise to book in after your 20 week scan. Even though I can sometimes accept late bookings, I am often fully booked a few months in advance.
I will provisionally book you in for due date, however, when your baby is born we will firm up a date at that point, usually for when your baby is between 4 and 14 days old. This is when they are still squishy and easier to work with. Understanding the unpredictable nature of a baby's arrival, I only accept a certain amount of due dates per month so there will always be room to fit you in whenever your baby arrives. If you've missed the window for newborn pictures and your baby is a little older than 4 weeks, don't despair. I can still capture your little one as they are engaging with wide-open eyes to photograph!
After your session I will process and professionally hand re-touch your images to the highest standards. You will then be invited back to your viewing and ordering appointment where you will be able to select your chosen products. My catalogue of products is extensive and available for every budget.
I would love to work with you and your family and if you would like to enquire about available dates or discuss any details please contact me via the form below. Please include your telephone number as sometimes my emails don't get to the right place. Jemma x