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Thank you so much for allowing me the amazing and rewarding job of photographing your sweet baby. I consider myself truly blessed to be around these little miracles so much.

Top Floor, 3 Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1DN

Car • Travelling on Great Ancoats Street (Ring Road A665)
- Just past the junction at the Frog & Bucket, at the Urban Jungle Exotic Pet Store, turn left onto Tib Street
- At the end of Tib Street, you'll see an NCP muti-story car park M4 1PD
Exiting here, go straight onto Hilton Street and you'll reach Stevenson Square in less than two minutes.
The studio is above Slice Pizza / Eastern Bloc Records, the entrance is the black door next to Chai Latte.

Train • You can walk to the studio from both Piccadilly and Victoria stations in 10 minutes.

Tram • The nearest tram stops are Piccadilly Gardens or Market Street, both are 5 minutes walk away from the studio.


After capturing a range of beautiful images, the last hour or so of your session will be dedicated to viewing and purchasing your favourite images. We have a dedicated viewing area in the studio where you’ll be able to admire the products and packages that are available.

Please now take time to think of your preferred package / products or the number of images, as this will help me to plan your photographs. Full details of pricing and packages are available to view online


We hopefully have booked a time that suits baby’s routine, and so that we may capture baby at his / her best, please ensure that baby has had a good sleep & feed prior to arrival at the studio.

• During cake smash sessions, I will take a few ‘non-cake’ images at the start of the session as I would with any other baby session. We’ll save the cake / mess until the end ;)

• I have plenty of props, nappy covers, rompers, pants, tutus and headbands for the session. You can supply a keepsake if you desire but I will prepare a selection for you on the day.

• Your cake will be provided to match the colour / theme of the smash. If you haven't already, please let me know if you have a colour preference. I will also need to know if your baby has any allergies or dietary requirements.

• To add a personal touch to your collection, please feel free to provide some of your own clothing in addition to those provided.
Clothing that works well :
Girls - Summer or posh / party dresses. Patterned leggings. Dressing gowns.
Boys - Jeans / patterned trousers. Vests. Dressing gowns.
For all babies, please stay away from outfits that are too casual - no Disney or other character designs please ;)
Remember we’ll be creating stand-out images so your little mini should look his / her best! On a side note, clothing that is a little too small is better than too big.

• As babies can dislike numerous clothing changes, we will be able to use as many as baby allows us to on the day! It also helps to have some of baby’s favourite toys with you as he / she will react well to familiar items.

• I will work with quite a fast pace so as to keep baby happy and entertained for the photographs. Including viewing & purchasing time, your session can last up to 2 hours.

• Things to note: Please don’t have additional people to the session who are not being photographed; Props are an addition to the session and not the main focus (and some props that parents have might not work with a newborn). If you have something specific in mind as far as a setup, please discuss this with me before the session. I will be happy to give my input on whether or not it’s safe or will work for your portrait session.

If parents and/or siblings would like to participate in the session, please let me know so I may plan accordingly. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

• Finally, let me know of any medical conditions before the session. If your baby is sick or has recently been unwell, I will need to know that as well. Remember that I am here to provide you with beautiful, quality images of your sweet baby. I want you to feel confident in your decision to hire me.
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Professional baby and child photography studio in Manchester's Northern Quarter.
Top Floor, 3 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DN
 0161 222 9470

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