Newborn Magic | Documentary Newborn Photoshoot | Bristol


That’s exactly what newborns are; magic. 

When I am asked to do a newborn photo shoot I get very excited. Not only because it means I can see a teeny tiny cute baby, but I also love seeing the excitement and overwhelming love on the parents faces. And it is always the same look whether its first time, second time or even third time; love in total overflowing abundance!

 A toddler boy sits on his fathers lap holding his face and gazing into his eye during this documentary newborn photography shoot in Bristol.

Meeting this beautiful family of four with their newborn baby girl, Emmeline, was an absolute delight. Their eldest boy Oliver, who is 3, had the most gorgeous energy, spirit, personality and hair! Oliver was a super star and had taken the arrival of his new sibling in his stride! He enjoyed lots of rough and tumble with Dad while Mum breastfed Emmeline. He was proud to show off his beautiful bedroom and cool toys and even the dog joined in with a board game!

 Shot through a doorway of a father holding his newborn daughter and a mother playong with her toddler son during this documentary family photo session in Bristol.

Throughout this gorgeous newborn photo shoot, the family moved through each room of the house at a relaxed and chilled pace. Charlotte and Matthew took it in turns to play with Oliver while feeding or changing or cuddling little Emmeline, who we barely heard a peep from! Moments of Charlotte breastfeeding this little one was an honour to capture and reminded me of the incredible bond between Mum and baby. The bond between Dad and daughter was also beautiful to witness, as Matthew cuddled, cradled and kissed his new baby girl.

 A tiny newborn baby foot stretches its toe during this newborn family photography shoot in Bristol.
 A mother changes her newborn's nappy on the bed of their home in bristol during this relaxed and unposed documentary newborn photoshoot in Bristol.
 An aerial view of a family of four playing on the floor as a newborn baby is breastfed by her mother during this documentary newborn photography shoot in Bristol.

Those early days with your newborn is pure magic, which is why documenting them with a relaxed newborn family photo shoot is so important.

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Thank you so much - the pictures are gorgeous and totally represent us as a family! We love them so much and keep looking at them!

I am Jess Cheetham, an award winning family photographer based in Bath, Somerset. I specialise in documentary style photography that is unposed, natural and real. Every single family is unique and therefore each shoot I do is different and brings new surprises, emotions and memories. I am honoured to be invited into your lives and capture some of your most private and intimate moments. These sessions are beautifully intimate and respectful and aim to capture you as family in the most authentic and connected way. 

jess cheetham