Let's be honest, labour and birth is not pretty, it's not fun and it's very messy, so why would you possibly want to share that intimate, and somewhat embarrassing moment with a stranger, and more importantly - photograph it! Well, because it's absolutely worth it! And we won't be strangers for long, and certainly won't be after. Bringing a life into the world is a miracle, and it should be captured. Although you're the highlight of the show, you will actually miss most of it. All of my clients say how much of a blur the whole experience was, and I'm sure you will feel the same. If you've already had a child before then you'll know what I'm talking about too. So by having these photos, it will serve as a reminder, a memory, a keepsake, you will always have these to look back on and experience it all over again (minus the pain) and that's truly irreplaceable. 

When photographing a birth, my aim is to be as discreet as possible, I won't interfere with anything that's going on. I will stand out of the way and capture the moment from a distance rather than try and be another birthing partner, as that's the last thing you'll need I'm sure. However, if at any point you need me to help you in any way, I will be there as an extra pair of hands as well as documenting the amazing event. But once you book, we will chat about boundaries in more detail. As you can see in my images, they can be quite graphic. Some couples don't mind me capturing every detail, whereas some prefer me to stay at the head and not get intimate images, this is totally your choice and again it's to be discussed upon booking. Where graphic areas are photographed, your dignity is my top priority (although I'm sure that'll go out of the window when you're in labour anyway). All images are displayed in a classy way, either covered, darkened or blurred. Your final images will never show you in a way you wouldn't be comfortable.

I don't just photograph the baby entering the world, I document the build up to that. The relationship between you and your birthing partner, the love, the pain, the emotion, the relief, and finally the ecstasy of seeing and holding your beautiful baby for the first time. I capture every detail from start to finish, the small things that you may not remember, but are all part of the adventure. I will be with you from around 5-6cm dilated, up until around an hour after baby has entered the world.

I will be on call for 4 weeks, 2 weeks either side of your due date, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I will be 100% dedicated to receiving the call. I will not book any other session into my diary during this time so I am ready to run out of the house and get to you as soon as possible. For this reason of not being able to carry out any of my other services (maternity, newborn, baby and cake smash photography), my birth photography diary is very limited. I can only schedule in 3 per year maximum, so booking me early is essential. After your 12 week scan would be ideal. My usual diary books up months in advance to last minute requests are not always possible, but get in touch and I'll see if we can work something out.

I do ask for a non refundable retainer of only £250,  the remaining balance must be paid 4 weeks prior to your due date. But I offer monthly instalments to help make things more affordable. If you cancel your birth photography within 8 weeks of due date, your additional payments to the deposit will be returned to you. Please be aware that the deposit is a non-refundable retainer and the deposit payment is legally a non-refundable retainer payment as renumeration for other work that is lost as a result of the retained date. In the very unlikely event I have to cancel, I will pay you back the deposit in full. I have up to the due date to refund you.


Prices below are our all inclusive packages, and there's no hidden costs.


All packages include:

- Consultation before the birth

- Me being on call 24/7 for a total of 4 weeks.

- Unlimited time with you through labour until baby arrives.

- Editing and retouching of your final photographs to the highest standard

- Referral scheme to earn £25 to spend at Inspirique with each friend you recommend

- Huge discounts at various local baby relates business. Exclusively for Inspirique customers

Guaranteed - £2000


All of the above, plus...


A high res image slideshow with music

on a keepsake USB


All individual edited images.

This ensures I will definitely be there (see T&C's). The higher price is to cover the definite answer of knowing I'll be there as I’ll also need to arrange childcare to be on call for too during this time.

Planned Ceasarean - £1500

All of the above, plus...


A high res image slideshow with music 

on a keepsake USB

All individual edited images.

As a date is set advance, this guarantees I'll be there. But due to c-sections sometimes needing to be rescheduled last minute by the hospital. This price also allows for this and the whole week ahead of your section will be freed.

Non-Guaranteed - £1000

All of the above, plus...


A high res image slideshow with music 

on a keepsake USB

All individual edited images.

If circumstances allow,I’ll come (such as if she can get last minute childcare or if it happens to be my other halves day off work etc). I’ll always do my utmost best to make sure I can come but it’s just not guaranteed, hence the lower price.

Maternity & newborn photoshoot bookings are equivalent to the £99 (each) booking fee, and packages can be purchased upon viewing images, where £99 will be deducted from each package as if you'd actually paid it. The powder shot is completely free.


Below are some of the most frequently asked questions I get regarding your newborn session, if your question isn't listed below, or if you'd like to discuss something in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.


When do I need to book my session?

Please please please do not leave it until late pregnancy, spaces are very limited and I would hate to have to turn you away. Your birth package can be booked anytime after your 12 week scan, earlier the better to avoid disappointment. If you are not booking with at least 5 months notice, please contact me first to ensure I can accept your booking.


How do I book?

A £250 non refundable retainer needs to be paid to secure your booking. I will provisionally hold your dates for 24 hours without payment but after this I have the right to give it to somebody else as sessions are very limited. Once the retainer is paid, I will clear my diary for 2 weeks either side of your diary.


Will my images be private?

I understand this is not like a 'normal' session where I share images on social media, and there certainly won't be any live videos! This is an intimate moment for yourself and the close people you choose to see. I only ever share birth images online with permission from the parents, and your photographs will remain confidential unless agreed otherwise.

Do you only photograph vaginal births?

I am more than happy to photograph both vaginal births and c-section births, both are just as beautiful. However there are strict rules when it comes to cesareans which are out of my control. If you have a planned c-section, you will need to ask permission from the hospital if they will allow a photographer in theatre before booking me. If you are hoping for a vaginal birth, you will need to again check with the hospital/ midwife about what would happen if you had to have an emergency c-section. It's always at the discretion of the hospital/ midwife/ surgeon.


Do you photograph home births?

Absolutely! Wherever you decide to have your baby, I'll be up for it.

How long will you be there for?

This all depends on how long you are in labour, I never expect to just pop in, I'm there for the long run. The price is the same no matter if it's 1 hour or 20 hours. I will stay with you for a short while after baby has been born, and then leave you to enjoy being new parents alone.

What areas do you cover?

My usual go-to hospitals are St. Mary's Birth Centre Melton Mowbray, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General and Nottingham Queens Medical Centre. For home births, I cover anywhere in the local area, Leicestershire, Charnwood, Rutland, Nottinghamshire usually. I can travel further afield, but the further away you are, the longer it will take me to get to you. The postcode in which I'd be travelling from is LE12 7NA if you'd like to check distance. 

What if you miss the birth?

As long as you keep me well updated, it shouldn't happen. I ask for text updates from your birthing partner from the initial pains, through to the midwife updates, and we'll play it by ear as to when I head to you. In the unlikely event I do miss the birth, due to not arriving on time, or medical reasons outside of my control (such as an emergency c-section) then I will take a 'fresh 48' photoshoot, of you and/ or your new arrival in the hospital, in a natural setting. Either shortly after birth (if you're feeling up to it) or I can come back the following day.


Full balance must be paid before the birth is photographed.

Price covers travelling and parking expenses to local hospitals and homes.

No refunds will be given if the birth is missed due to loss of work whilst being on call,

but alternative shoots will be granted in exchange of the money paid.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Please book with at least 5 months notice, if you are due within 5 months, please contact me first to make sure it's possible.

Book your birth photography by completing the fields below:

Sarah Rest


We had a newborn photo shoot with Jade, our little 2 weeks old baby girl certainly made her work for it! Jade is so patient, creative and passionate about her work. She made us feel so welcome incorporating things personal to us, her studio is so well set up and even tho our daughter was awake for the majority of the session we weren’t made to feel rushed and left feeling totally relaxed which I wasn’t expecting at all! The finished prints are just too adorable for words and an amazing memory for us to treasure. Thanks so much Jade - you’re a genius!

Ashee Bathia


Would highly recommend Jade at Inspirique for a new born photoshoot. She’s very professional, very patient and fantastic at what she does! No regrets whatsoever!

Lottie Swift


Jade has been amazing from start to finish! We booked our shoot when our little girl was a week old and she still managed to juggle things around to get us in for the newborn shoot. I have just been to the viewing session and the photos are amazing! Totally fallen in love and would recommend to anyone! Thank you Jade for also being so accommodating! Anyone who is thinking of having a session I would definitely do so!

Gemma Payne


Myself and my partner went to choose our photo package yesterday and all I can say is WOW!! The photos are absolutely perfect! I love each and everyone of them. When Jade sat us down to watch the slide show of Rosie and the family pictures it brought me to tears. It made me realise that our long journey of IVF, all the injections and hard times was a distant memory as we have our beautiful little Rosie now apart of our family finally. For me the pictures capture every last detail of how precious Rosie is to us and how our family is complete. I will treasure the pictures forever. The family photos are amazing and the picture of all 3 of our girls is incredible. I can honestly say you can tell Jade loves her job, she adds that small personal touch to every picture taken, every set up she chooses, and every position she places your baby in and you wouldn’t get anywhere else.

An incredible person and an incredible photographer. Thank you again Jade for the beautiful photos and we cannot wait to use you again.

Mack Falconetti


As a bloke I turned up where my mrs told me to go. I was not sure what to expect with the shoot. Jade was very welcoming and great with our son Theo. She was very professional and easy going. We bought some of our own props and Jade was happy to use them in the pictures, they turned out great! Even my son weeing on Jade's camera didn't phase her. Men be aware the shoot is long... bring plenty of snacks and something to read... But there's plenty of tea and coffee on the tap. The pictures are definitely worth it... thanks Jade!

Amit Odera


We first used inspirique for our daughter 1st birthday cake smash photo shoot, and I must say the service and photos taken have been excellent. Most recently Jade took photos of our sons cake smash, and again she has gone above and beyond with presentation and the picture are brilliant. We have recommend inspirique to friends and family, and we can’t wait for the next shoot.

James Clayton


Excellent service and jade is so good with little ones. Had some amazing photos and even ordered a large glass picture for the wall at home. All packages are value to money and no pressure to buy. Would defiantly recommend. Thanks Jade

Rowena Goonetilleke


I had always wanted to do a photo shoot with my newborn but as my pregnancy wasn’t as smooth sailing, I didn’t have the heart to book something in advance. Then once he was born i really wanted a photo shoot and realised he was approaching 6 weeks already by then! I contacted inspirique and they fitted me in the next day! Jade was very professional, clearly having handled new born babies. Her patience was amazing! Baby even managed to do a poop in studio but she took this in her stride! It was an enjoyable few hours and our images are dotted around the house as a reflection of our experience and the quality work! Thank you Jade!

Emily Martin

Jade at Inspirique was truly professional whilst being informal and making myself and my son feel very relaxed to create natural and amazing photos we will treasure forever! We loved the shoot and the time flew by and we could not be happier with the prints created! Jade was natural and caring with our son who was extra delicate as our shoot was a week before his due date as he arrived early. It was very easy to book and Jade was flexible in arranging times that were convenient to both! Jade went above and beyond for us as a family and we will be returning for further shoots in the future! Amazing!

Andy- 16/07/18


A welcoming and relaxing time in the studio both times. Thanks for the photos.

Gemma - 04/06/18


I’ve seen Jade twice; I visited Jade a couple of months back for a maternity photo shoot, as I wanted to capture some timeless images during my first pregnancy. Jade was so professional and friendly she put me at ease throughout, as I spent most of the shoot in my underwear and some shots I was nude (which for most women would be an apprehensive thought even without being 7/8 months pregnant). I was able to be clear about what type of photos I wanted to create, and got to choose which outfits to wear, I only needed to bring black and white underwear, everything else was provided for. I also opted for the powder photo where Jade’s lovely assistant threw flour over me to get a beautiful shot, and didn’t mind at all that her clothes were also covered in flour in the process.

My second visit was a few weeks ago when I took my 3 week old baby boy for his newborn shoot. Again Jade was very professional and spoke to me and my husband about the type of photos we wanted and colour backdrops, outfits we wanted to use, if any. She handled Joel with care and worked to his timetable- we stopped when nappy changing and feeding was needed. We were both very pleased at the end result and couldn’t choose which photos to have so we had them all!

I’d definitely recommend x

Kerry- 21/05/18


Had a very enjoyable photo shoot and I love the photos

Andy Martin


Jade was absolutely incredible, she made the whole process easy. Jade was very professional and understood everything we wanted. Her flexibility made it easier for us especially having a new born. Would highly recommend to anyone who wanted to capture those special early days. 10/10 thank you x

Vikki - 16/07/18


Jade was brilliant with both our children (Florence who was just 2 weeks and Ethan who on that day was every inch a terrible 2). She was so patient and worked her magic and produced a stunning family shot (we’re still stumped as to how she did it) and beautiful portraits of Florence. This was all in the stifling heat and standard newborn poop explosions!! When we returned to choose they were all displayed to help us choose and there was no pressure as to what to have/ spend. We even changed the colours on some to make them work as a group display piece. Really happy and worth every penny also loved the gift bag with little treats as it made it feel much more personal and was a lovely touch x

Jess - 15/07/18


Would just like to say a massive thank you to jade for the amazing photos. You did an amazing job. You was very helpful in letting us have a second attempt as Isabel would not play ball the first time. I'm one happy mummy.

Jasmin- 11/05/18


Amazing photos from the mini newborn shoot!! We really struggled to choose which 3 to have as they were all adorable. Jade really had to work for the shots she got as Penelope was really not playing ball bless her, but all the hard work (rocking and soothing her for over an hour) paid off! She has the patience of a saint! Would highly recommend. We can’t wait to come back and get some more lovely pictures as she gets older! Thank you.

Matt- 04/05/18


I booked in at Inspirique as a surprise present for my at the time heavily pregnant fiancée! From the get go Jade was an absolute pleasure to work with and was so friendly yet professional! We both aren’t keen on having our photos taken but Jade couldn’t have done more to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. We’ve since received our photos and are over the moon.

I couldn’t recommend Jade (Inspirique) more and have since been for our newborn shoot!

Look no further than here if you are after a quality, comfortable photo shoot!

Jeff - 01/04/18


Excellent experience in a warm and welcoming environment.
Jade worked wonders with my son Charlie to achieve the perfect shots.

Sam Davenport


I have used Inspirique Baby Photography twice so far and both times i have been excellently looked after by Jade! I had my maternity shoot at 30 weeks and wasn't feeling my best but jade made me feel so confident and the photos were great! We was not pressured into buying any! We went for our newborn shoot this week and was great to watch jade work with our little girl and she is brilliant with them! She was in safe hands! The service u get is first class and communication is brilliant! Always reply to messages and feel I have been well looked after throughout! Waiting on viewing our newborn photos but happy they will be worth the wait. 100% recommend Inspirique to anyone!

Melissa Robinson


I message Jade right at the last minute for a new born shoot. She fitted me in straight the way , Jade was really good with my son and the photos she's taken I love them so happy with the service thank you jade , can’t wait for the next shoot thank you

Charlotte - 16/07/18


We booked in with Jade for the newborn photo shoot, when our Daughter was 2 weeks old. We hadn’t experienced anything like this before, and didn’t know what to expect. Jade made us feel very welcome and relaxed and explained everything to us along the way. There was no time limit for the photo shoot, which made us feel at ease. The photo shoot was a lovely experience and we would definitely do it again. When viewing the photos, it was a very calm atmosphere. Jade made us feel very relaxed when choosing our photos, and didn’t make us feel rushed at all. Choosing our photographs was very difficult as they were all beautiful! 
We are so happy with our photographs and canvas! Thank you Jade.

AJ - 15/07/18


Thank you very much for the lovely images you took of Isabel they are beautiful. Also thank you for allowing us to have a 2nd attempt at the photo shoot as Isabel was a little upset and not her bubbly self you were amazing. I will highly recommend you to all others out there, friends and family. Can't thank you enough.

Lisa - 04/05/18


I went in to this photo shoot not really knowing what to expect & fairly nervous about getting my clothes off with a stranger. But as soon as Jade invited us in to her studio she made both my partner & myself feel so comfortable. Jade is such a lovely lady, she made me feel so confident! I wasn’t convinced I’d like the photos as I felt a bit silly doing some of the poses, but now I have had my beautiful baby girl and have viewed the photos they are amazing and I’m so proud that I carried her, also captured my baby bump in the most perfect way. Brilliant way to remember/ look back on my bump!!! (As you do forget how big you can get.) I can’t recommend Jade enough, thank you so much for our forever photos.

Emma Platneur


Wow, just wow!!! I am a Mummy of four and after having my last daughter Effie, I finally decided to a have a newborn shoot after seeing Jade’s amazing work. I was not disappointed!!! Not only does Jade provide amazing photography but she makes the whole experience extremely enjoyable and special. Effie was only a few weeks old when we ventured over as a family 6. Effie was handled with care and love and Jade had this magical ability to keep her calm and content throughout the session. Jade was also kind and patient enough to take a picture of all four of our children (literally a genius!!). The way in which our images were displayed for us to choose from was beautiful, personal (and emotional). Everything is done with care. We love our prints and can not recommend Inspirique enough.

Khyati - 16/07/18


I wanted to capture the beautiful experience of pregnancy. As soon as we met Jade she put me and my family (husband and toddler) at ease. She was very friendly and professional, took us through the process with patience. I had used one of the dress and head piece from her amazing maternity collection for the maternity shoot.

We also had our newborns photoshoot done few weeks ago. Again she was brilliant with him and handled the session with thorough professionalism. All the props she used for the shoot were so beautiful we couldn’t wait to see the results! It was more than we had expected. Both me and my husband are very happy with the whole experience.

We would definitely recommend!

Sandy - 16/07/18


I was really worried about venturing out so soon after my son was born. In fact I regretted booking the session because I wasn’t up to getting out of the house. But I mustered up the courage in the end and did it, and I’m so glad I did. Jade was brilliant with my son and you can tell she’s so comfortable with handling new borns. And despite the heat, she did everything she could to keep all of us comfortable!!! The photos came out beautifully. Would definitely visit again!!

Kathryn - 15/07/18


Thank you for our lovely newborn and sitter photos!

Laura- 24/03/18


We recently did a cake smash for our 1 year old daughter. The whole experience was really fun and our daughter instantly took to Jade. Thank you again for making her 1st birthday so memorable.

Leah - 01/04/18


THANK YOU!!! Jade was amazing with our little boy Charlie. She was so patient settling him, resulting in some absolutely fab pics. All of which was fascinating to watch from jade soothing him to positioning him. We can not wait now to show off the prints. Thank you again. We will be back.

Sarah Wilkinson


Jade did a fantastic job on our daughters newborn shoot. She's so determined to get that perfect shot. nothing is ever too much trouble she was brilliant with my two girls too. Would highly recommend!

Krishna Gorania


I’ve recently given birth to my first and I really wanted someone to capture my precious baby in his first few weeks, all Mother’s say time flies by so quick and before you know it they are all grown up. Jade was recommended to me by a family member, I’d seen the great pictures she had taken of my Niece already. I was quite nervous about someone posing my baby who was only 10 days at the time but boy am I glad I had the pictures taken.. Jade was amazing! Before the shoot I received an email containing all the information I needed to know about the day. On the day I felt so comfortable with the shoot, Jade was so great with him, she stopped to let me feed him and didn’t rush me at all, she wasn’t bothered about the wee and pooh everywhere during the shoot either.

I’ve now seen the images from the day, I had initially planned to only buy the basic package but the images were so amazing I purchased them all along with a framed canvas! Thanks Jade!!!

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