Watch Me Grow

 Victoria J Photography, baby photographer Shrewsbury

Your baby’s first year is full of the most wonderful milestones!

If you want to make sure that you capture them all, then the ‘Watch Me Grow’ Plan is perfect for you.

We’ll capture your little one throughout their first year:

Newborn Photoshoot

Sitter Session

1st Birthday Cake Smash

Secure all 3 photoshoot to capture every stage of your little one’s first year.


We’ll start with your baby led newborn photoshoot, photographing your babies first weeks. We’ll capture the squishy, curly poses alongside beautifully relaxed family images.


When your baby starts sitting we’ll capture their sitter session. These sessions are so much fun! Your little one will have started to develop their huge personality but they won’t yet be on the move. Smiles, giggles and engagement is what these sessions are all about.


Finally we’ll capture their big 1st birthday. This is such a big milestone. Not just for your baby… but for you too, as parents. Celebrate it together. We’ll capture your little one with their cake and in the bath, but also with timeless portraits and family images.

After each photoshoot, you’ll be welcomed back to the studio to view your images. It is at this appointment that you can select your package and images from each shoot.


At the end of the 3 sessions, you will receive a beautiful mini book with your favourite 18 images across all 3 of your photoshoots.

“We had a newborn photoshoot for our little one. It was a really lovely experience and Vicki was so welcoming and friendly! Vicki was great at settling our little one and captured some really beautiful photos. We would 100% recommend!” – Vicki

“Our experience from start to end was absolutely brilliant. Vicki is absolutely lovely and made the day of the photoshoot relaxed and enjoyable. The photos of our 9 day old son are absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend!” – Jenny

Prices and Packages

The £120 session fee (includes 3 photoshoots) is due upon booking to secure your sessions. The session fee does not include any digital images or products.

All inclusive packages and digital bundles are available to choose from once you have viewed your images after each session.

Newborn Packages

Sitter/Cake Smash Packages

Digital bundles


Your favourite images presented on USB to print as you wish.


from £199

All inclusive newborn packages


 Your full gallery of high resolution digital images bundled with the most popular products

from £499

Digital bundles


Your favourite images presented on USB to print as you wish.


from £199

All inclusive newborn packages


 Your full gallery of high resolution digital images bundled with the most popular products

from £439

To capture those beautiful newborn poses, I recommend coming for your photoshoot between 5-21 days. To guarantee a session within the first 3 weeks, I advise booking well in advance.

Sitter sessions are recommended for 6-10 months when your little one is sitting unaided but before they are crawling.

Cake Smashes can take place close to your baby’s birthday, or a little earlier if you would like to photos back in time for their birthday.


When is the best time to book?
As babies are rather unpredictable with their birth dates, I book a very limited number of newborn sessions per month. For this reason I recommend booking whilst you are pregnant (as early as your 20 week scan) to secure your session.

You’ll be booked in for your due date. Then, when your little one arrives, we will arrange a date and time for your session that is convenient for you.

Can we include siblings in the photoshoot?
Of course, sibling images are some of my favourite to capture. I usually include these at the beginning of the session.
Can we have a family photo?
Definitely! I always recommend having at least one family image from the session.
How long is the shoot going to take?

Newborn photoshoots usually take between 2-4 hours. This includes feeding, settling and changing time.

Multiples or particularly unsettled babies can result in a longer session time. For this reason, I only book one newborn session per day. I recommend you keep your day free and don’t book anything directly before or after the session, in case we run over.

Newborn sessions are very much baby led and can not be rushed. Patience is key to a good newborn session.

Sitter photoshoots and cake smash photoshoots tend to take 1 hour.

Do we have to buy a package?

No, you are not under any obligation to purchase your images and there is never a ‘hard sell’. 

If you decide that you would rather spend on wall art than a digital bundle or package, the minimum spend is £199.

Minimum spend of £199 from each session in order to recieve the mini book.

We have just had our baby but haven't booked, can we still get newborn images?

I occasionally have spaces that become available during the month, due to babies arriving early/late. If you’re little one has already arrived but you haven’t booked a session in advance, please do get in contact and I will do my absolute best to fit you in!

I recommend photographing newborns in the first 3 weeks if possible but will photograph them up to 4/5 weeks old if necessary.

What happens if my baby won't sleep?
Of course, we want to capture those sleepy, squishy poses for you, but awake shots can also be really beautiful. If your little one is awake but settled, we will get some awake shots first.

If your little one isn’t sleeping but is also not settled, we may try feeding and then wrapping. It is very rare that a baby won’t fall asleep, even if we have to spend a little time helping them fall off to sleep. We’ll get some beautiful wrapped images, then when they have settled we will unwrap them for the naked posed shots.

What happens at the viewing session?

1-2 weeks after your photoshoot, you will be invited back to the studio to view your gallery of approx. 20 beautifully edited images. It is then that you will decide which package you would like, choose your images (if necessary) and discuss and choose any wall art that you would like for your home.

Once you have decided on your images, your prints and wall art will be ordered. Prints are usually ready within 1-2 weeks, wall art between 3-4 weeks.

Do you provide gift vouchers?

I will provide gift vouchers for full sessions, so for a newborn session the minimum gift amount is £199 which would include the 4 image digital bundle, or credit towards a product. The recipient would then have the choice to upgrade at their viewing session.


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Unit 2, Condover Mews, Shrewsbury, SY5 7BG


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