A Natural Baby Photo Shoot At My SW London Studio

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A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of taking some portraits of this gorgeous 11 month old baby girl at a Baby Milestone Session at my South West London studio.

It was a particularly special session because I photographed this same little girl when she was a newborn baby. So to see her as a older baby, just learning to stand up and full of happy energy was a real delight!

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Milestone sessions can take place when a baby is between 3 and 13 months old, but many families choose to have a session to mark the very special milestone of their baby reaching their first birthday.

This baby girl was just a few days away from her birthday on the day of her session so it was perfectly timed.


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During a milestone session parents have a choice between bringing their own outfits for their baby to wear or choosing outfits from my studio wardrobe. In the wardrobe I have a selection of outfits for babies aged 3-13 months in soft, neutral colours.

I usually recommend choosing no more than 2-3 outfits for the session; most babies will have a limited tolerance for being changed, photographed, changed photographed. So a limit of 2 or 3 outfits means they won’t get too fed up with all of the changes. Many parents also choose to strip their baby off for part of the session so that we can capture all of their gorgeous rolls!

As well as the lovely outfit above, this baby’s family also brought along a gorgeous ‘one’ bodysuit for her to wear for some of the photographs – perfect for her first birthday photos.


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At the end of the session we also made time for family photographs to capture this special milestone. Here’s one of my favourites:

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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favourite baby portraits from this little one’s photo shoot.

If you’d like to find out more about booking a baby milestone session at my London studio, you can find more information here:


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Clare Murthy

I’m a newborn, baby and family photographer working with families from South West London and Surrey. I specialise in timeless, natural photography with no props or unnatural posing. I photograph babies at my studio, and families in beautiful outdoor locations. I'm based on the Surrey / London border, close to Hampton Court.
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