Free virtual events for pregnant & new mummy's

If you haven't joined the new Mummy's network that I recently created, please do so. You can read about it here. I've been busy behind the scenes getting other businesses involved, and those who will be 'missing out' on antenatal classes, pregnancy yoga, midwife appointments, breastfeeding support etc. You can't go to them, so I'm bringing them to you!! This way we'll also all still be supporting our amazing local businesses as they need you now more than ever. I'll be putting together a timetable of online classes that you can join, completely free. Keep this page bookmarked to check out the updated timetable, and turn notifications on in the group too as that's where these events will be broadcast, along with lots of other free resources.



I hosted over 50 classes (see below) during the Coronavirus lockdown, but this has now come to an end due to the guidelines easing and me returning to photographing your babies. However, you can still watch all of the talks and classes back at your own leisure. Take a look at the list and click to view the content.



#1 - Friday 3rd April 2020 at 16:30pm:

Live Q&A for anything pregnancy or baby related with expert midwife Katie Adams from See Your Baby

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#2 - Saturday 4th April 2020 at 17:00pm:

Positive affirmations for pregnant women, to help you remain calm and relaxed during periods of anxiety. With Hannah Gent from Positive Mama Project.

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#3 - Sunday 5th April 2020 at 12:30pm:

Live antenatal class (how to tell baby is getting enough milk, poo, sleep, how the birth affects breastfeeding, how to get breastfeeding off to a good start & much more) with Isabel Jordan from Leicestershire Infant feeding Support

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#4 - Monday 6th April 2020 at 16:00pm:

Live pregnancy & postpartum yoga class with Emma Healy from So Hum Yoga

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#5 - Tuesday 7th April 2020 at 12:30pm:

Live ‘do your own newborn photoshoot at home’ with specialist baby photographer Jade Dowling from Inspirique Baby Photography.

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#6 - Thursday 9th April 2020 at 2pm:

Pre & Postnatal yoga taster with Katy Cooper from Body to Baby

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#7 - Friday 10th April 2020 at 2pm

Top tips to being a great birthing partner with Sarah Budden from All About Birth

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#8 - Saturday 11th April 2020 at 2pm:

Live Breastfeeding Q&A with Charly Clark from Leicestershire Mamma's Breastfeeding Support

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#9 - Sunday 12th April 2020 at 11am:

Birthing relaxation technique with Sophie Fletcher from Mindful Mamma Hypnobirthing. Talking about how to have a positive birth during COVID-19.

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#10 - Monday 13th April 2020 at 10:30am

Live consultation with Emma Goffe from Emma Goffe Family Osteopath. Talking about mummy and baby's health and well being and answering FAQ.

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#11 - Tuesday 14th April 2020 at 3pm:

Live pregnancy yoga class focussing on the preparation of labour & childbirth with Nerissa Fields from Mindfulness Yoga with Nerissa. Also answering your questions about your own personal aches & pains.

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#12- Wednesday 15th April 2020 at 11am:

Live Prenatal Fitness with Versha Patel from Birth & Beyond Fitness

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#13- Thursday 16th April 2020 at 1pm:

Live baby massage class with Emma Thomas from Head2Toes

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#14 - Friday 17th April 2020 at 2:30pm:

Live breasfeeding masterclass with Chloe Mabey from Magic Milk NWL. Answering all things breastfeeding related.

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#15 - Saturday 18th April 2020 at 12:30pm:

Hynobirthing & perinatal wellbeing

Part 1/4 -Breathe me calm with Pooja Mistry from Sweet Bliss Births

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#16 -Sunday 19th April 2020 at 1pm:

Live talk on the benefits of placenta encapsulation with Donna Taylor from Mandala Placenta Encapsulation

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#17 -Monday 20th April 2020 at 1:30pm:

Live talk covering topics relating to pregnancy & postnatal fitness including abdominal separation, pelvic pain, getting abs back postpartum, how to get back safely into your pre-pregnancy exercise etc. With Joanna Helcke from Fit Bump Box

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#18 - Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 10:30am:

Live talk on pain relief for labour with Emma Parr from Emma Parr - Embracing Natural Pregnancy

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#19 - Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 1:30pm:

Live tutorial on using wraps and slings for your baby with trained infant carrying consultant Kia Roberts from Cariad Babi

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#20 - Friday 24th April 2020 at 2:30pm:

Talking about keeping your boobs happy during pregnancy and beyond by using the right maternity & nursing bra with Chloe Mabey from Maybe & Baby Maternity

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#21 - Saturday 25th April 2020 at 12:30pm:

Hynobirthing & perinatal wellbeing

Part 2/4 -Slow it down (progressive muscle relaxations) with Pooja Mistry from Sweet Bliss Births

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#22 - Sunday 26th April 2020 at 11am:

Live teething & weening class with Samantha Mollart from Bambino Belles with Sam. Covering: teething, symtpoms, teethers, top tips pain relief, when to & why, baby led or purees, how to go from purees to various textures.

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#23 - Tuesday 28th April 2020 at 1:30pm:

Live baby development class with Samantha Mollart from Bambino Belles with Sam. Covering: baby massage, parent & baby yoga, signing, rhythm & rhyme, sensory & messy play.

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#24 - Wednesday 29th April 2020 at 1:30pm

Birth Trauma Resolution with midwife Jackie Allatson from Down To Earth Jackie. Talking about birth trauma resolution and discussing the kinds of symptoms experienced after a traumatic birth.

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#25 - Thursday 30th April 2020 at 10:30am:

Live Baby Signing Intro on how to sign with your babies using BSL and the benefits with Claire Endicott From TinyTalk Loughborough

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#26 - Friday 1st May 2020 at 2pm:

Live talk on how to reduce your chances of getting postnatal depression with perinatal clinical psychologist Mia Scotland from Yourbirthright

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#27 - Saturday 2nd May 2020 at 12:30pm:

Hynobirthing & perinatal wellbeing

Part 3/4 -Tense & relax

With Pooja Mistry from Sweet Bliss Births

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#28 - Sunday 3rd May 2020 at 1:30pm:

Breastfeeding in the first week, explained in detail with Bea King from Melton Breastfriends

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#29 - Tuesday 5th May 2020 at 5pm:

Live baby yoga class with Roxanne Hodgson from The Little Sensory Co

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#30 - Wednesday 6th May 2020 at 5pm:

Baby Sensory Demonstraton with Philippa Grounds from Little Glow North Leicestershire

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#31 - Thursday 7th May 2020 at 1:30pm:

Live antenatal Q&A with antenatal teacher Zerin Smith from Zerin Smith Antenatal & Baby Massage, talking about the birth environment, hormones, birth plans and life with a new baby.

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#32 -Friday 8th May 2020 at 1pm:

Live pram workshop, talking about the 5 best selling prams including a demonstration on how each one works in both single and double with Leanne Briers from Leanne's Prams.

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#33 -Saturday 9th May 2020 at 12:30pm:

Hynobirthing & perinatal wellbeing

Part 4/4 - Reach for the stars

With Pooja Mistry from Sweet Bliss Births

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#34 - Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 1:30pm:

Live baby development musical class with Suzanna Hyman - Rhythm Time Loughborough

#35 - Friday 15th May 2020 at 2pm:

Live talk about ethical & reusable baby products such as cloth nappies and breast pads with Kia Roberts from Cariad Babi

#36 - Saturday 16th May 2020 at 1:30pm:

Introduction to hynobirthing & relaxation with Leanne Myles from Namamaste Hypnobirthing

#37 - Sunday 17th May 2020 at 1:30pm:

Live class on gentle exercises that are suitable from birth to assist the postnatal recovery plus Q&A with Sabrina Cox from One Fit Mama Loughborough

#38 - Monday 18th May 2020 at 1:30pm:

Oils that can be supportive in pregnancy, labour and beyond with Lucy Rossa from Essentially Lucy Rossa

#39 - Tuesday 19th May 2020 at 1pm:

Navigating your options and creating a birth plan with birth doula Becki Scott from Mothers Spirit

#40 - Wednesday 20th May 2020 at 10:30am:

Peaceful Postpartum - talking about the advantages of having a baby during lockdown with Claire Tatarli from The Mindful Mummy Project

#41 - Thursday 21st May 2020 at 1:30:

A hynbobirthing class focussing on a birth partners role with Katy Cooper from Body to Baby

#42 - Friday 22nd May 2020 at 1:30pm:

Talking about the difference between breast & bottle feeding your baby with Bea King from Melton Breastfriends & The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

#43 - Saturday 23rd May 2020 at 2pm:

Supporting birth partners to feel more involved and bond during pregnancy with baby with Pooja Mistry from Sweet Bliss Births

#44 - Sunday 24th May 2020 at 2pm:

Live talk on the signs os labour with Emma Parr from Emma Parr - Embracing Natural Pregnancy

#45 - Monday 25th May 2020 at 1:30pm:

How to create sensory box/adventure pack at home for your baby with Samantha Mollart from Bambino Belles with Sam

#46 - Tuesday 26th May 2020 at 1:30pm:

The practical side of bringing home baby, the how's of feeding, making bottles, sterilising, bathing, early weeks massage, holds and swaddling with Keeley Hall from Blossom and Bloom - Pre/Postnatal & Family Wellbeing

#47 - Friday 29th May 2020 at 1:30pm:

Tips & tricks on how to make your baby water confident with things you can try at home with Water Babies.

#48 - Monday 1st June 2020 at 2pm:

Rebozo workshop with Sarah Budden from All About Birth, talking about, and demonstrating how rebozo's can help you during pregnancy, labour and postnatally.

#49 - Sunday 31st May 2020 at 1:30pm

Live pregnancy yoga class with Katy Cooper from Body to Baby

#50 - Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 11am:

Live talk with doula Sarah Budden from All About Birth & midwife Emma Parr from Embracing Natural Pregnancy. Discussing the myths about inductions and how they actually work.

#51 - Saturday 13th June 2020 at 1pm:

Live talk on breastfeedingwith Bea King from Melton Breastfriends. Talking about how to continue breastfeeding after that first week and what’ll happen in that first year, how to stop breastfeeding safely, and also how to deal with milk coming in safely if Mum isn’t breastfeeding.

#52 - Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 2pm:

Talk on the myths and the facts around nutrition whilst pregnant and nursing as well as tips on weight loss after birth with Charlie Hayes from Yummy Mummies And Buzzy Bees

#53 - Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 1pm:

Hand reflexology for pregnancy & birth relaxation and baby reflexology for sleep & comfort with children’s nurse and clinical reflexologist Sally Forgham from Equilibrium Reflexology

I’m in talks with lots more baby businesses. Please keep checking for updates and to see the dates and times that they’ll be broadcast. If you or anyone you know has anything to offer or wants to get involved, please get in touch!

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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