I love to photograph newborns and babies at home where everything they need is on hand. These sessions are all about capturing all those tiny details you never want to forget as well as documenting the love and connection between family members and your new arrival along with all the little quirks which make your family life unique.

I welcome the involvement of older siblings and like to spend a bit of time with them before I even lay eyes on the baby. In my experience, I've found that siblings are much more likely to happily get involved when it's clear from the start that the session is about them, not just the baby. Of course they’ll be times when big brothers and sisters need a little break, or just some time away with mummy and so I will adapt the session to their needs.

I will of course photograph your baby alone, but my approach is very baby-led and so I won't place tiny, fragile bodies in awkward poses. I take photographs from a variety of angles and perspectives, paying attention to light and mood and only place your baby in positions that are natural and comfortable for them. If your newborn just wants to be held it's not a problem as the focus can still be on them and their beautiful features. I won't place your baby in a basket or vegetable crate, or come laden with costumes and props, but I do welcome the inclusion of special blankets, toys or clothing that has importance to you!

Michaela photographed my little ones (two year old and newborn) and captured them both perfectly. She was amazing at getting my toddler to relax and enjoy having his photo taken rather than him being self-conscious about it, and we’re so happy with all of the great photos!
— Laura, Hackbridge
My husband arranged for Michaela to take some photos of us and our five month old daughter at our home. We got some truly stunning photos and a wonderful mix of totally natural, organic moments with some more posed pictures, particularly when the baby fell asleep. I hate having my photo taken but Michaela made me feel very comfortable and relaxed and I think that comes across in the pictures. I would definitely recommend Michaela and look forward to working with her again.
— Joanne, Wallington