A selection of my client feedback:
"I had always intended to have photographs of my children as newborns but wasn’t able to for my first daughter (cost being a consideration - babies are very expensive and some might view photographs as an extra luxury). However at the birth of my second daughter, and having deeply regretted not having newborn photographs of my eldest, I searched online for local photographers. We came across Amanda’s website, impressed not only with the quality of her work but also with how clearly she had detailed the cost and outlined the process.
This detail to attention and thoroughness was also evident when she came to our house to photograph our 5-day old daughter. Amanda was extremely considerate and sensitive, and took every care to make our daughter very comfortable. She was not only incredibly patient with our newborn but also with our shy and photo-adverse toddler. We were delighted with the quality of Amanda’s work. These are photographs that we value and treasure.
The only difficulty we had was in choosing the images for the final selection. I would highly recommend Amanda - thank you so much for capturing moments from those precious early days!"
Emma and David B
"Shortly after our son was born, my husband and I decided we would like to have some photographs taken so that we could always treasure and hold memories of him as a newborn. Amanda was incredibly professional, patient and kind throughout the session allowing our son to remain calm and settled throughout. Amanda not only listened to our ideas and requests but also suggested alternative props/positions in order to achieve the best images. We were so pleased with all of the images - Images that we will treasure forever.
Thank you Amanda!"
Nicola and Kevin J
"We were extremely pleased with all of our interactions with Amanda and Natural Newborn Photography. We contacted her on short notice and she was able to book us in at a time that worked well for us. We really enjoyed the fact that she was able to come to our house and capture the images in our environment. She has a very pleasant and professional demeanor. She was very patient with our 3 week old son who was being a little stubborn for his newborn pictures, but you would never know this by the beautiful images she provided for our family that we will cherish forever! We would highly recommend her and would definitely use her services again! Thank you so much Amanda!"
Eileen and Phillip B
"We are so happy that we chose Amanda to photograph our baby. She was very patient and happy to wait for our baby to be fed and rocked to sleep multiple times throughout the shoot. Amanda spent lots of time setting up each photo and had lots of lovely props to choose from.
It was so nice being able to have the photos taken in our own home as we felt more relaxed and leaving the house with a newborn is difficult!
The photos were all absolutely amazing and made me cry when I first saw them. We had such difficulty choosing the best ones because they were all so good that we ended up purchasing nearly all of them! Her creativity and attention to detail really shone through in each photo.
We would like to thank Amanda so much for these treasured memories that will last a lifetime."
Catherine and Ratnesh P
"It was a great experience having Amanda take photos of our newborn. She was very professional, focused, and patient. We felt she had plenty of time for us and didn't feel under pressure when our baby wasn't quite ready for the pictures! The photos themselves turned out brilliantly - very classy and arty - exactly the look we were after. We are very happy with the finished product and would highly recommend her."
Naomi and Tim G
"Amanda photographed our little boy for us when he was just a couple of weeks of age. She was so patient with him and us when he really wouldn't settle or sleep but she just went at his pace. Her persistence and patience paid off as we now have some truly beautiful pictures of our little boy. We would definitely recommend her to capture some precious images of little ones before they grow up so fast."
Nicola and Andrew C
"Thank you to Amanda for providing us with the most beautiful images of our 1 year old son. It seemed like only yesterday you were photographing him when he was only 5 days old! My husband and I were once again very impressed with the quality of the images you provided of our little family, especially considering how uncooperative and miserable Matthew was (and the weather on the day of the shoot too)! Your commitment to getting the perfect photo, and your endless amounts of patience was greatly appreciated, and is one of many reasons why we will return to you. We continue to marvel at the many different themes captured in our family photo shoot, and the level of your creativity, especially in the face of adversity. Thank you Amanda for giving us treasured keepsakes of our son's childhood, which is flying by far too quickly."
"We are absolutely over the moon with our wonderful photographs. Amanda was so patient and understanding, she even came over a second time so that we could get the shots we wanted. I was especially grateful that Amanda purchased special materials just so we could have the colours we wanted in our photographs. Both the children & dog became extremely fussy at times, however, Amanda stayed calm and allowed us to do what we had to do, which really put us at ease... I didn't feel rushed one bit. We have had so many lovely comments about these special photographs and I am thrilled we have these as a lasting memory for our family. Thank you so much Amanda, you really are very good at what you do!"
Laura and Steve F
"My husband was sceptical about using Amanda (or anyone for that matter) for some newborn photos due to the extra cost at an expensive time (the words 'money' and 'old rope' came up...) but friends of mine had the same issue with their husbands and lived to regret not insisting. So insist I did, and can honestly say I have rarely seen any kind of fee so deservingly earned.
Amanda's patience setting up each shot, constantly readjusting the baby when she sneezed or fidgeted, waiting for a crying fit / feeding session to finish, not to mention Bert the Labrador sticking his snout in when not required and then wandering off when it was required, was amazing. And ultimately the resulting photos are so good, that my insisting was fully justified!"
"We are delighted with the newborn photos Amanda took for us recently. From first contact, Amanda was extremely professional, personable and very accommodating, tailoring the props she brought to the shoot to suit our style and the colours we preferred. On the day of the shoot she was very patient and nothing was too much trouble - essential when working with a wriggly newborn that won't stay still! We would thoroughly recommend Amanda's newborn services. Family and friends have all commented on how lovely the final images are."
Rachel and Jon
"After searching a few photographers' websites we came across Natural Newborn Photography; Amanda's gallery of photographs was just the look we were wanting.
Even though our baby is not newborn (4 months at the time of the session) she was more than happy to come along, and suggested practising tummy-time beforehand for more varied photos.
On the day, Amanda was very flexible with regards to working around our daughter with her naps and feeds, and even stayed a bit longer to get as much variety as possible.
I absolutely love our photos, they are better than I hoped for, which made it very difficult to choose which ones we wanted."
"I had some New born photos taken back in 2014 (with another photographer) after my daughter was born and although I was fairly pleased with the results, the travel to the studio put me off simply using the same photographer again following the birth of my son. After much research online I chose Natural Newborn Photography. The photo gallery on the website depicted exactly the sort of photo's I was looking to achieve. We definitely made the right choice and weren't disappointed with the images we received. Amanda was very professional and incredibly thorough. In advance taking the time to make sure we agreed on the shots we would like, the colours to be used, any props etc etc. During the photo shoot itself, she always made sure we were happy with how our baby was positioned and often stopped to show us some of the pictures she had taken to ensure we were happy with the results as the shoot progressed. Amanda treated our baby with great care and made sure he was comfortable at all times. I would highly recommend Amanda and the services of Natural Newborn Photography and wouldn't hesitate in using her again. There are many other Newborn photographers out there in the local area but another huge selling point for us was not having to travel to a studio. The photo's were taken in the comfort of our own home and with a 2 week old baby, a dog and a 2 year old. Not having to organise everyone and get out of the house was a big bonus!"
"We chose Natural Newborn Photography to take newborn shots of our baby after viewing the photo gallery on the website; we definitely made the right choice and weren't disappointed with the images we received. Amanda was very professional and asked our opinions regarding which shots we would like, colours, props etc whilst always making sure we were happy with how our baby was positioned. Amanda treated our baby with great care and made sure he was comfortable at all times. I would highly recommend Amanda and the services of Natural Newborn Photography and wouldn't hesitate in using her again. Not having to travel to a studio is also a real benefit for new parents."
Emma and Rob
"I spent a long time researching newborn photographers while I was pregnant. Amanda's photography stood out to me due to the natural style. From first contact I knew she was the right choice as she was so helpful and easy to liaise with. Arranging the session was so easy which was helpful with a newborn! On the day Amanda set up her portable studio in our lounge quickly and quietly; I felt at ease with her immediately. It was clear her primary focus was for our son to be calm and happy throughout...and he was! I was convinced we wouldn't get the beautiful shots of him as he wakes so easily, but Amanda's ability to gently position him was amazing! She continually checked we were happy throughout and when we needed to take a break to feed him that was fine too - there was no rush! Then the photos arrived and we were so pleased with the result!! The only problem we had was choosing which ones to have! Our family and friends have all said what beautiful photos they are and we have recommended Amanda to several friends with newborns already. Thank you Amanda for such beautiful photos to remember our new born son who has already almost doubled in size!!"
Philippa and Anthony
"We would like to thank Amanda for our beautiful photo shoot. She took and created some amazing photos that will always make wonderful memories. She is very kind and patient and handled our new born baby with great care and attention. She is very hard working and was very understanding and patient on the day whilst our baby boy had feeds and breaks during the photo shoot.
Thanks so much,"
Luis and Anna
"What an immensely skilled and talented photographer! Thank you Amanda for the most magnificent photos of our precious newborn son, and the first photos of our newly formed little family. We deeply appreciated the time, meticulous attention to detail you gave to each photo, and the patience you displayed in abundance throughout the shoot. Thank you Amanda for creating the most beautiful keep-sakes of our beloved 5-day old little Matthew. We feel so privileged and lucky to have found you, and have shared your incredible photos of Matthew with friends and family around the world. We can’t wait to see what you create for his 1-year old photo shoot."
"We had Amanda take photos when Freddie was 7 days old and we were so pleased with how organised, patient and professional she was that a year on we have just had our second sitting with her. Yet again we have a selection of beautiful photos to cherish.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Amanda."
"I'm so glad we found Amanda at Natural Newborn Photography! Having a new born baby is quite a shock to the system, so having a calm, lovely and organised photographer to come and capture memories of our two week old little boy was a joy.
Amanda spent the day working with us as a family taking our ideas on board and took some amazing photos that we will cherish forever. The whole process from start to finish has been a joy and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Amanda! We will be back for Fletcher's 1st Birthday photos in 2016!"
"We booked natural newborn photography after researching lots of photographers, and fell in love with Amanda's website. All the photos were stunning.
Throughout all dealings with Amanda the communications have been fantastic, and very accommodating, particularly considering the stressful time you are going through in the lead up to delivery and then with a newborn.
On the day of our shoot, Amanda was amazing. A complete professional and perfectionist, Amanda spent whatever time was needed to get the perfect shot. The props used were fantastic, and just perfect colours to get the gorgeous natural shots we hoped for.
So the final results were the most stunning shots, they actually made me cry.
Thank you Amanda for the treasured photos from such a beautiful time x"
"We booked Amanda after a Google search of photographers near us, and loved her example photos on the website.
On the day of our shoot, Amanda was respectful and so so patient with both of us as new parents and with our 7-day old daughter. We had full say on what photos we wanted and Amanda suggested some fantastic ideas too. We've been blown away with the quality and beauty of the shots that Amanda took and it was very very hard to decide which ones to keep!
I can't recommend Amanda enough, thank you so much for the photos that captured such a special time in our life, we will treasure them forever."
"After consulting a few local photographers to take our family pregnancy and new born photos, we chose Amanda because of her professional communication, clear pricing structure and the fact that we could relax in our home surroundings for both photo sessions. We felt confident in Amanda and we have been so pleased with the beautiful pictures of our new family.
We felt extremely comfortable having Amanda in our home and she made sure that we didn't feel rushed, we genuinely did feel relaxed and I think that this shows in the pictures. After such a massive life event you need to feel comfortable to ask for breaks, to feed/change the baby, to deal with a non-cooperative toddler etc. and we felt able to do all these things with Amanda.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Amanda to all my family and friends."
"We chose Amanda and Natural Newborn Photography because we wanted to capture a snapshot of our new family at this point in time, with honest photography and no distractions or gimmicks. Amanda made us feel very relaxed and worked around our 3 month old's schedule which, as any new parent will know, was a great relief!
She built the session around our requests and also gave us options and suggestions which meant we ended up with a nice variety of imagery to choose from. We're so pleased with the gorgeous photos that capture our son's personality and record the love we have for him. A great experience and we couldn't recommend Natural Newborn Photography more!"
"We found Amanda's service professional and efficient. She was happy to spend as long as we needed to get all the shots and I was really impressed with the custom made props she brought with her."
Rebecca, Kevin and Freddie
"Thank you so much Amanda, the whole journey from first enquiry to booking a date after our little boy was born, to shoot and then to selection and delivery of photos was seamless and handled with great service at a whirlwind time of our lives. You were amazing with Jake during the shoot and the afternoon was a pleasurable and relaxing time for us all. The photos are all so gorgeous and we will treasure forever! Would definitely recommend your services to others."
"At 7 months pregnant I had bump photos taken, along with my 3 year old, by Amanda and we were made to feel very comfortable. And now myself and my husband have got an everlasting memory of the beautiful interaction between our 3 year old and our growing baby. Then when our baby boy was 7 days old we had a newborn shoot with Amanda and now also have the most amazing family photos to forever treasure.
Amanda is a lovely lady with an amazing talent to capture moments to last a lifetime. Thank you so very much."