“Based in West Sussex I adore all kinds of photography but it is portraiture that really captures my heart. The ability to capture a perfect moment in a family’s life, a newborn smile or the serenity in an expectant mother is a real delight.

Good photography is about creating memories of a moment in time which can fade all too quickly, I can create great images that will make you smile for years to come.”

Samphire Photography Sussex

sleeping baby girl and baby photo shoots Samphire Photography newborn portraits Broadbridge Heath Sussex

The first few days of a baby’s life are both incredible and magical.  There is nothing in the world more amazing and precious than a brand new baby. Newborn portraits are taken when babies are up to a month old and newborn photography is an art involving calming techniques, posing expertise (babies are never put into positions that put them at risk of harm so your perfect images are taken in perfect safety) and lots of patience to ensure you are rewarded with an outstanding baby photo shoots of your little one.

Maternity Photographer | Samphire Photography Sussex

Pregnancy is probably one of the most amazing times in a woman’s life, full of anticipation, excitement, surprises and wonder. Some women even feel their most beautiful when they are pregnant. I encourage every pregnant woman to consider maternity photography. It is a time to celebrate the gift of new life. Our maternity portraiture aims to capture stunning intimate images of you during your pregnancy.

Cake Smash Photographer and baby photo shoots showing happy boy with cake by Samphire Photography Sussex

What could be better than celebrating your baby’s first birthday with the unique experience of a fun portrait and birthday cake smashing session! Whether they eat it, smash it, sit in it or throw it, cake covered fingers, toes and messy little faces are a joy to capture and always good fun!

Baby Photo Shoots image by Experienced Portrait Photographer Sussex Samphire photography happy boy milestone sitter 2019

Taken between 1 month and a year baby milestone sessions are a great way to capture beautiful baby portraits at a key stage in your child’s first year. Whether at 1-6 months, when babies have uncurled and are starting to smile and interact, or at 6-9 months when your baby may be sitting up, or up to 12 months when your baby may be standing, cruising or crawling. Baby photo shoots capture a unique moment in your child’s journey.

Family Photographer | Samphire Photography Sussex

Family portrait sessions are very relaxed and fun for everyone, old and new. Working on location, let me capture natural portraits of you and your family. Whether you are looking for relaxed images or something more formal, I work closely with you to ensure you receive images that reflect your family at their best.

sleeping baby boy during a baby photo shoots with Samphire Photography Sussex

If you are looking for amazing images but are unable to invest in a full session then these mini sessions are just for you. Short, sweet and simple they include both the session fee and 3 digital images with the option to upgrade to more if you wish. These are for both maternity and baby photo shoots take place just once a month and spaces are very limited so expect these to get booked up quickly.

What my clients say

We decided to spend some of our precious first few hours with Samphire Photography and I am so glad we did. The session was relaxed, Clare was brilliant with the baby and a crazy 3 year old (and even the husband, too!) and the pictures speak for themselves. We are in love. - Janina, Worthing
An amazing experience! Clare thank you so much for taking such beautiful pictures of our Teddy and making us feel so relaxed throughout. Would recommend to family and friends a true 5 star experience.- Katie, Sussex
A really relaxed and enjoyable photoshoot with my 3 year old and newborn. Clare is a natural with children especially babies! I would (and have!) recommend to anyone looking for a newborn/family shoot!- Hannah, Horsham
It was a great experience having his photos taken with you and amazing value for money. Frankie has already changed so much so these photos are priceless! - Holly, Sussex
Lovely, friendly & relaxed atmosphere in the studio and beautiful photos. I can't recommend highly enough.- Rebecca, Worthing
Very relaxed and enjoyable photo shoot. I would highly recommend. Very good with Benjamin and very relaxed atmosphere. Photos are amazing. Thank you so much.- Rachel, Sussex

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If you are looking for a Sussex based photographer to capture your baby photo shoots, family portraits, cake smashes, please get in touch.

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