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NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHY IN SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE

Every parent wants to capture those early memories, and our aim is to create timeless baby photography that you and your family can cherish for years to come. 

Whether it’s a newborn baby, boys, girls, toddlers, or older children, we can produce a stunning photoshoot using a wide range of props, wraps, clothing, and scenes.

Professional Newborn Photography in Southampton

We believe we offer the best newborn photography in Southampton, Hampshire and as parents ourselves understand the importance of providing a relaxed and comfortable environment. Our safe and cosy studio is based in Southampton, and the whole family can feel at ease whilst we work our magic during your baby photoshoot.

But don’t just take our word for it. We are very proud of the 100s of positive reviews (some of which you can see below) we have online for parents who have already used us for professional newborn baby photography. Hampshire clients recommend us time and time again, and it’s a reputation we have spent years building. 

What’s the Best Age for a Baby Photoshoot?

The ideal age for newborn photography is between 6 and 21 days old, but we also regularly shoot ages from 1 month and up. And don’t worry if your baby is older than that, we also provide family photography services no matter what the age of your children.

The reason we recommend these early days is that newborn babies tend to still be very sleepy. This lets us capture a wide range of cute photos where typically curl up, just like they would in the womb. 

Once your baby is older, they will move around a little more so capturing the special moments in the first few weeks helps to produce natural, pure, and simple baby photography in Hampshire.

Why Choose Julian Porter Baby Photography in Southampton?

We don’t just click, we connect: even with baby photography the shutter is not enough. We connect with you, your newborn, and the whole family to help achieve stunning results time and time again. 

We’re based in Southampton, Hampshire, just a short drive from the M27 exits and all main transport links.

What Else Do We Do?

Whether it’s your wedding day, your family portrait, a business brochure, graduation portrait or pictures of your newborn child, Julian Porter Photography can help you plan every last detail of your shoot, either on location or in our own studio in Southampton. 

We even run courses in photography for professionals or those just wishing to learn from the best.

Browse our portfolio of work, read our blog about the weddings we’ve photographed since 2006 and see how we become part of your day, rather than just document it. 

We are as passionate about our clients as we are about the pictures we make with them. 

Why not give us a call or pop in for coffee for a chat? You are always welcome.

Call us on 02380 767084.

What can I say other than Julian and Sue are amazing. We first met them through running and were impressed by the quality of the photos. Has any runner knows photos and Lycra don't flatter you but Julian and Sue somehow managed to get brilliant flattering shots. So when we set a date for our wedding it had to be Julian and Sue. They work well has a team and are very discreet. We went with a story board theme and honestly the photos are amazing. They capture the natural beauty in a person. You will not be disappointed with this great couple. Janet and Greg Ward (wedding was 2016)
angelic. heaven
angelic. heaven
08:38 04 Oct 17
We absolutely love these guys! Thank you Julian and Sue! Best newborn photography around, we would not go anywhere else! The whole family had a really good time and the relaxed atmosphere Julian and Sue created for both us and the children was faultless and well received by all. You guys clearly know what you are doing! :) The results speak for themselves and are absolutely wonderful - we are so pleased with the photos and there are so many great ones to choose from. Just wish we had known about you when looking for a wedding photographer! :) We have highly recommended your services to friends who have seen our photos and we would be very happy to come back and have you take photos of our family on another occasion. We look forward to working with you again.
Helen Carter
Helen Carter
21:18 20 Sep 17
We decided to use JP photography for our wedding after reading their website and liking their approach. When we were in contact by email, Jules was very warm and friendly, which meant that when we met with Jules and Sue at their studio to discuss our requirements, there was no awkwardness. On the day of our wedding, they were both excellent, Jules taking the "obvious" shots (including one where he ended up wading in the sea to get the right shot!) and Sue taking "natural" photos very subtly in the background. Once we were home, the photos were very quickly edited and available online for us and our guests to view/order and we absolutely love them. We are still in touch with Jules and I would highly recommend using these lovely people for their excellent service and high quality photography.
Claire Sharp
Claire Sharp
06:07 23 Sep 17
After recommendations and seeing some of the lovely photos Julian and Sue had taken there was no other choice for our wedding. Neither my wife nor I enjoy having a photos taken but we were both made to feel comfortable and the results were clear to see. A few years later we asked Julian to take some newborn photos of our lovely daughter. Again we were delighted with the results. What ever the occasion you will be in safe hands.
Andrew Sadler
Andrew Sadler
07:40 13 Oct 17
We first met Julian and Sue in 2009 when they photographed our wedding. Our special day was made even more memorable and perfect because of their relaxed but thorough approach. Julian and Sue have a way of putting everyone at ease and capturing those unexpected moments that you cannot predict that help to make your day so special. We were so thrilled with the results and found it hard to choose which photos to pick for our beautiful album. Our favourite shot of the day was captured in the pouring rain with a big white umbrella (provided by Julian and Sue!). We visited Julian and Sue again in 2015 when our son was born. As new parents we couldn't have wished for a more relaxed atmosphere for our newborn shoot. They looked after us (made us lots of tea and let us relax on the sofa) while they took charge and captured loads of beautiful pictures of our precious baby. We couldn't believe how well the shoot went and once again we were overwhelmed by the amount of beautiful photographs. When our son turned 1 we returned to Julian and Sue again for a Smash the Cake shoot...so much fun! We couldn't ever imagine anyone else capturing all of our special milestone moments. Thank you so much Jules and Sue!
Jo Sothcott
Jo Sothcott
07:38 15 Oct 17
Julian and Sue are the nicest and most professional people I have ever met. I can honestly say our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without them there, they felt more like guests I consider them good friends. Their photographs are amazing and I would definitely use them again if we ever need photos done for any other occasions. Also I hate my photo being taken and they made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Michael Elton
Michael Elton
14:45 24 Oct 17
Friends of ours had Julian photograph their wedding a couple of years before our wedding and we had been so impressed with their photos we knew we wanted Julian and Sue for ours. I usually feel very uncomfortable in front of a camera but at the first meeting they we're so friendly and understanding they made me feel so relaxed. On the day of the wedding it felt like we had friends photographing our special day and mingled with our guest who they made feel easy in front of the camera too. The photos we got of the day were amazing and I regularly get out the album to look at. Thank you Julian and Sue you've made our wonderful memories last for ever
Emma Llewellyn
Emma Llewellyn
20:25 01 Nov 17
I decided to have Julian and Sue as they did my daughter`s wedding seven years ago and did such a good job. We had two photo shoots one for our little family with our grandchildren Owen and Willow taking centre stage. We all had so much fun, the children loved it as well, especially with willow being in a tutu and wellies. That was followed by a shoot for myself and my three sisters, (so the full coven) as we do not have any photos of us all together. Again lots of giggling. It all went so well! And we are all so pleased with the results. Thank you both for so much fun, and beautiful pictures. Isabelle.
norman lemarechal
norman lemarechal
13:14 07 Nov 17
In 2015, after five years as a professional wildlife photographer working only with natural light, I decided it was time to increase my knowledge with a view to exploring new genres. Impressed by what I saw on the Julian Porter Photography website I booked in for a One 2 One Workshop that served as an excellent introduction to studio lighting, and a few weeks later I was back again for additional day of mentoring. Jules and Sue have a wealth of knowledge and experience, but what makes them exceptional instructors is their combined ability to put a student at ease with their wonderfully welcoming and encouraging attitude; I can’t imagine anyone not getting on well with these two and benefiting from what they have to share. More than two years on we are not only still in touch as friends, but if I have a question, if I need an opinion or some advice, I feel completely comfortable reaching out to them sure in the knowledge that they will always make time for me. In short, whether you’re a beginner or advanced photographer looking to add to your skill sets, Jules and Sue are the perfect couple to turn to. As always, many thanks to you both for your continued friendship and support!
Ashley Vincent
Ashley Vincent
07:12 17 Nov 17
We picked Julian to do our wedding photography as we didn't want traditional photos of everyone staged in groups. We had a small wedding and Julian really captured the individual nature of our day, by equally involving everyone, which very few photographers seem to be able to do. Julian even managed to capture an amazing shot of a group of very determined women racing to catch my bouquet, which was no easy task. The result was an amazing photo which you won't see in the standard wedding album. Along with this Julian (and Sue) included fantastic pre-wedding preparation and post wedding photo selection and album production, I couldn't recommend them more highly.
Nyree Lee-Johnston
Nyree Lee-Johnston
11:37 12 Dec 17
When I first contacted Julian as well as a number of other photographers to compare their services, it was clear that he and Sue would be the right choice to shoot family portraits of me and my son. Julian seemed enthusiastic and made me feel at ease from the get go, even being very understanding when we had to rearrange appointments several times. When we finally got round to shooting on a cold day at the Common, Julian and Sue had lots of ideas and direction and the photos have surpassed my expectations. They are beautiful and me and my family will treasure them forever!
Hayley Pearce
Hayley Pearce
09:08 12 Feb 18
I have admired Julian’s photos for years and have been fortunate enough to be photographed by him and Sue. We bought a ‘get to know your camera’ day for our mums birthday, where Jules took my mum to Marwell Zoo and was expertly patient helping her understand what settings to use to get the best shot! This was ideal as Mum wanted to use her ‘proper camera’ on a safari holiday later that year. Jules also captured some great shots of my nephew in his 1st birthday ‘smash the cake’ shoot!! We were lucky enough to have a photo shoot ourselves with our 3 kids this spring. Both Jules and Sue expertly got grins on the baby’s face, and kept the kids entertained with Jules’ Lego Collection between shots!! I can not wait for this May when we are getting married and are fortunate enough to have Jules and Sue fly out to Sardinia to photograph our day! I could not think of another photographer I would even consider inviting to join our ‘holiday with a wedding thrown in’... I know that they will capture the day beautifully and that they will get on with our guests like a house on fire!! I definitely recommend JP Photography for every occasion!
AJ D
AJ D
08:50 19 Feb 18
Fantastic service from start to finish. Loved the end result from the portrait shoot! Would highly recommend to anyone! We will be back for more
Claire Loveless
Claire Loveless
14:15 27 Feb 18
Julian and Sue are a lovely couple, who made our first family shoot experience very special. They approached the shoot with care and thoughtfulness, taking time to ensure that we had the best quality photos. We would recommend them to anyone.
Lana Attwood
Lana Attwood
22:49 27 Feb 18
We decided that we wanted a family photo to mark our 10th wedding anniversary, but were a bit anxious about how it would go with two young boys and a dog! Jules and Sue put us instantly at ease and managed the whole shoot wonderfully well (even the dog!). Our only problem now is choosing our favourite from the lovely photos we received a couple of days later! We would recommend them to family and friends with no hesitation
Paul EVERILL
Paul EVERILL
08:42 29 Mar 18
Jules and Sue are amazing, not only do they deliver exceedingly professional service from start to finish the end results always go above and beyond perfection. We have used Jules and Sue four times now and each experience has been incredible. They make you feel so at ease with their friendly and relaxed presence. We would never consider going elsewhere now, we are always trying to find any excuse for a shoot with JP :) Vicki and Luke
Vicki H
Vicki H
08:15 09 Apr 18
Absolutely brilliant!! I can't believe how easy it was to get my 10 week old son's passport photos taken. It took seconds. I will defentally come back for a family shoot in the future. Highly recommended!! Lovely people!! Thank you!! :)
Jennifer Cree
Jennifer Cree
06:17 19 May 18
When planning our wedding we had no hesitation in booking Jules and Sue. Right through the months leading up to our big day they were on hand to offer valuable advice and tips for our photographs. On the day everything was very relaxed and stress free. Jules and Sue work seamlessly together to get the fantastic shots we have to remember our day by. The finished photos are absolutely amazing and exactly what we asked for. We couldn't be happier with the results. Both of them genuinely care about their work and we can't recommend them highly enough. A lovely experience with lovely people.
Terry Aked
Terry Aked
10:28 19 May 18
Absolutely incredible experience! I was a beginner photographer, with basic knowledge of how to use my camera. I now have a much more detailed knowledge of how taking great photos work and my photography has improved greatly after just one day! Julian and Sue are so friendly, fun, and passionate about their photography and this passion shows, not just in their own photos but in mine as well! I cannot recommend these guys enough and am so thankful for the time they put into helping me improve my photography skills! Can't wait to put these skills into practice and learn more with every photo I take.
Isy Taylor
Isy Taylor
18:13 22 May 18
Julian and his lovely wife are professional, friendly and great at what they do. With fantastic props and studio, warm & welcoming and professional approach, the shoot was brilliant. We commissioned them to take a set of pictures of our new born (who was not even 2 weeks old) and they knew tricks and tips to help get the best of the shoot. Ensuring we were all comfortable at all times and never rushed. The end results are simple fantastic and we will definitely be returning for future shoots. Cant recommend this duo enough!
Ian Paddey
Ian Paddey
08:56 13 Jun 18
Jules and Sue are simply amazing at what they do. For our wedding they made us feel so comfortable and at ease which really helped in getting some fantastic shots. They’re such a great team and between them managed to capture our day superbly - beyond anything we could have ever imagined! We got our photos very promptly and they were presented in a beautiful gift box on a USB - very easy! Cannot recommend Jules and Sue enough! Thank you!
Tom Brown
Tom Brown
12:17 07 Jul 18
Just had some professional photo's taken for my online profile. Julian and Sue were very welcoming and put me straight at ease. Really pleased with the results. Excellent job and great service.
Alison Caplin
Alison Caplin
20:08 04 Jul 18
Excellent, myself and my wife had Julian and Sue as our wedding photographer's on our special day in May 2015 at Romsey Abbey. Absolutely cracking people and very skilled, will definitely use again for any other photos. Many thanks Jules and Sue!!!
Chris Lambourne
Chris Lambourne
18:51 10 Aug 18
Julian and Sue helped with our Corporate head-shots and photographed one of our events. They were both super professional, so easy to work with, shared their expert knowledge and provided great guidance to help us achieve the best possible outcome. Definitely be using them again at dragonfish!
Lilia Bitouche
Lilia Bitouche
10:24 11 Oct 18
Would highly recommend to anyone, loved my experience with Julian and Sue, very professional but friendly service. Extremely happy with all the photos taken!
Rhea Seeley
Rhea Seeley
08:56 09 Nov 18
Would highly recommend to anyone, I had a cake smash shoot done for my little boys 1st birthday and it was amazing!! They are so professional and friendly! The pictures are amazing! Fantastic service!!
Elisha Cochrane
Elisha Cochrane
09:09 09 Nov 18
We had a last minute cake smash & splash photo shoot with Julian and Sue due to a cancellation and I couldn't be happier with our experience or the outcome of the photos. From the moment we arrived till the time we left we were very well looked after. The actual photo shoot was alot of fun, Logan really enjoyed it and it was an amazing way to capture his first birthday. I highly recommend Julian and I will definitely be using him again. Thank you so much for making Logan's first birthday very special.
Claire Jones
Claire Jones
09:20 09 Nov 18
Myself and my husband received a gift voucher from a friend for a newborn shoot after the birth of our second child, I cannot put into words how lovely Jules and Sue are. They were incredibly welcoming and put us at ease instantly (not easy to do when you’re parents of a 9 day old baby). They also included our daughter in the photos and helped her to feel included in the whole experience. The photos we had taken are beautiful, that’s really the only word I can use, just beautiful. We are already planning on booking a smash and splash shoot for when our son is 1. We would wholeheartedly recommend Jules and Sue, in fact we already have, to my brother as an option for a wedding photographer
Jemma Nicholson
Jemma Nicholson
09:23 09 Nov 18
Have used Julian for Christmas pictures, natural pictures of my children and also a boudoir shoot for myself. At all times sue and Julian made myself and my children feel comfortable and the photos were out of this world! :)
Emma Crowley
Emma Crowley
12:02 09 Nov 18
Went to Julian for our daughters one year birthday cake and splash shoot, from the very beginning it was very professional and both himself and his wife were very friendly. Even though our daughter didn’t want to smash the cake, Julian and his wife knew exactly what to do to get the perfect shots. We were very happy with the end results and would highly recommend to anyone.
Aimee Allen
Aimee Allen
17:21 09 Nov 18
Had a lovely experience getting our photos taken julian and sue were so welcoming and put me at ease saying there was no rush and to take our time which was nice to hear when photographing a baby. We had time for a bottle in between and they spoke to us the whole time ever so polite and was just a joy getting our photos taken. Such kind polite and helpful guy.
Emily M
Emily M
17:16 16 Nov 18
We were given a smash and splash voucher for our sons 1st Birthday. Was such a lovely gift with memories we can keep forever. Julian and Sue were so friendly and welcoming. We were so pleased with the photos and couldn’t have wished for better.
Laura Hope
Laura Hope
11:20 22 Nov 18
there are no words to describe the fabulous service they provide julian and sue were so warm and welcoming it was brilliant. I went for the Christmas shoot and it was just of my 2 kids and it was there first ever photo shoot and they made it so fun they loved it felt so comfortable. will be definitely be going back to them for more shoots.
Mandy Gamble
Mandy Gamble
10:04 27 Nov 18
We’ve just had a newborn photo shoot and Jules and Sue provide a lovely welcoming environment. We’ve just received our pictures and they are amazing. Would 100% recommend them.
Hanna Jenvey
Hanna Jenvey
20:53 01 Dec 18