My aim during all my maternity, newborn, baby, child and family photography sessions here in Cornwall is to connect with whoever I am photographing. Babies and children are infinitely giving and authentic - everything that is lovely, pure and honest in the world is reflected in them. I love spending time playing and allowing each individual character to be my guide. A session is more than simply taking photos of what I see. I want to create beautiful images from what I feel. More than anything, I want those moments to reflect the whole spirit and energy of who you and your little one are.
My style can be described as natural, quite rustic, fresh and modern. I like images that are rich in emotion and texture. I prefer not to over-clutter or over-accessorise, and like to keep things simple with a few key props. The one tangible theme that I work with across every session I do is that it is all about the essence of the subject. I have various props, outfits and accessories for added texture and interest. Most of these are one-of-a-kind, handmade, and designed specifically for use during photo shoots.
If you are interested in having professional hair and make up done, this can be arranged - quotes on request. I am happy to freshen your make-up for you - I keep a make up bag handy with neutral tones to promote a natural glow. Prior to each session we have a pre-consultation in which we can talk through any styling considerations you might have.
I have limited availability so early booking is always advised to avoid disappointment. I generally have weekends open with the possibility of some mid week slots if necessary. These fill up quite quickly as I don't usually take more than 3 sessions per week.
Bump & Newborn photography sessions: ideally, newborn baby photography sessions in Cornwall are done at around one week of age (between day 6-10) in order to get the very best out of your session, but this is not essential. To avoid disappointment I recommend booking as soon as possible, way before your due date. For bump photos, the best time is around 7 - 8 months when your bump is noticeable and you're able to move comfortably.
I am able to travel anywhere in Cornwall for your photography session. I sometimes do newborn baby shoots in clients' homes, and a lot of my work is done outdoors on the beautiful beaches and natural locations in Cornwall. There are plenty of scenic beaches and country settings near me or an extra charge may apply for travel time and expense further afield. I am based 25 minutes from Truro and St Austell.
I provide carefully selected high quality wall art and albums and am here to guide and help you decide what products best suit you.
You are invited back for a viewing and ordering session, where you will see your images and select what to buy. If it is too far for you to travel back to the studio I am happy to meet you either at your home or somewhere halfway.
I'd love to hear from you.
"Thank you Michelle! I booked a family photography day in October as a surprise for my mums 60th birthday. Michelle put us all at ease and produced superb photographs. These were of a very high quality and taken in our home so extremely natural. Will definitely use again for more photos later this year." - Claire