Thank you for giving us the opportunity of capturing this beautiful stage of your life – the period of time when you are carrying your new baby.
We want to photograph you as a beautiful, powerful lady, nurturing this new life that will soon make an entrance into the world. The best time to capture this is around 30 – 34 weeks of pregnancy.
To celebrate this time, we will provide you with a selection of gorgeous maternity dresses, enabling us to give you a variety of stunning elegant images.
Whilst we supply the dresses and fabric, we are happy for you to bring along clothes/props you may like to include in your sitting. We do recommend keeping these plain and not patterned.
Do discuss with us if you would like your partner included in the shoot, or your other child/children. We have a stunning selection of complimentary dresses for ladies in a variety of sizes and colours.
Please do bring along the correct underwear – one black set and one white/nude set.
Bring an item of clothing important to you or something you love your partner in…maybe their dressing gown, shirt, jacket.(plain, preferably white).
We do recommend wearing make-up – if you don’t usually wear any, just a light lipstick and some mascara will be fine. Don’t forget a hairbrush.
All About Us
Creative photography has been my passion for so many years, resulting in the creation of The Fairy Experience – a culmination of everything I love – costume, painting, flowers, colour, crafts and photography. Along the way I have met some amazing like-minded people. My friendship with David & Sue (Oakley Studios) grew when both our studios became member of the Master Photographers Association Cherub scheme (25 years ago) – photographing babies on a ‘watch me grow’ program, capturing their development at 4, 8 and 12 months. During this time I was thrilled to be awarded the national MPA ‘Cherub of the Year’ as well as Licentiate Portrait Photographer of the Year.
Babies & children have been my speciality during my photographic career spanning 30 years, resulting in my documentation of families as they have grown up. I am very honoured to say the relationships have continued over the years and I am proud that I am now photographing ‘my baby’s babies’!!!
As beautiful maternity photography has started to appear on our social media, I feel this is the next stage for me, creating Maternity Art. We have collected stunning costumes and fabrics, allowing us to photograph mothers to be in the best possible way, making them feel and look so beautiful. I am very honoured to be part of a team working in conjunction with David & Sue (Oakley Studios), Janice & Nikki (Photography by Us) & Emma Hurley Photography, who are very successful, talented photographers. We are all so excited for this next journey.
Sue & David Doyle
Our love of photography started separately back in the early 1980’s. Sue and I met at a local college in 1987 with us both doing a photography evening course…Our relationship “Developed” from there.
We are both Qualified Members of the Master Photographers Association (MPA) David -Associate Level and Sue – Licentiate Level. Membership of this Association requires that we maintain extremely high standards in the way we deal with our clients and operate our business. We regularly attend Seminars to expand our knowledge in this fast moving digital age and are proud to say that we are used as a benchmark Studio when training newcomers to the Baby photography business. We continue to increase our portfolio and strive to ensure our clients receive a constant high standard of service.
Our state of the art custom built modern studio has been specifically designed to provide a family friendly, warm, safe and comfortable environment for you and your family.
The beauty and tranquility of our studio environment puts our clients at ease and this in turn allows us to create wonderful family photography capturing your growing family.
Many of our clients return to us for regular family photography update portrait sessions of their children and we “watch them grow” year after year, creating memories and leaving a photographic legacy for future generations.
We hope our passion for our family photography is evident to you. Our aim is always to provide a truly professional service to our clients and for our images to become treasured historical family heirlooms.
We have 5 new qualifications to shout about from The Master Photographers Association.
Our individual skills have been assessed by the MPA Qualifications Team, with a successful result.
These are an assessment of our business practices and the systems we have in place.
They are shown below , certified professional, studio lighting, family posing, customer experience and business foundation certificates.
How to find Oakley Studios
39 Emerald Rd
Strictly by appointment only