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Newborn Baby Photography


Monika Szmidt Photography is a  portrait photography service with a strong focus on Newborn Photography and Pregnancy Photography. She aims to create unique beautiful family portraits and baby photos in Manchester, work of art that you will love and cherish forever.


 Most of the images you see on this website are of babies between 5 and 12 days after birth. At this age, they are still sleepy and we can get those sweet curled up poses, and if we are lucky some dreamy smiles!  After this age, they don’t sleep as deeply, often don’t like being moved around into different positions and may become colicky, or develop “baby acne”.












    Why hire Monika Szmidt Photography       to photograph your baby?


1. Approach

My main goal is to capture the first days of your baby’s life with fine art Newborn Photos in a calm, stress-free and positive environment and capture their little personalities without the distraction of colourful props or in positions that aren’t natural. I aim to photograph your precious baby in a natural light, using simple organic colours, avoiding any dangerous or uncomfortable poses.

2. Safety

Safety of your baby is most important for me. I'm trained and fully insured newborn photographer. I photograph newborns over 3 years.I was a physiotherapist and work with children for many years before I started my photography business. All of the newborn sessions are done in my home studio in South Manchester, it is warm, welcoming and cosy. Everything has been created for your maximum comfort. You are sure to have a relaxed and peaceful experience.

3. Profesional editing 

It is the final touch that makes your photos look amazing,  Flowless skin, soft background and beautiful light, all this transform your photo into a piece of art.

 4. Final product

 I offer my client's digital photos as a basic package, you can share them on your social media pages or print as many photos as you want. They are yours forever! 

You can order with me a modern and stylish folio box, handmade bespoke photo album, canvas and big prints.


Most parents reserve their newborn photography session around the 30th week of their pregnancy to ensure my availability, however, if you are further along than that, feel free to contact me to check if I might be available


To provide my clients with the highest quality, and none rushed sessions, I am only taking a limited number of sessions per month.

It is important to schedule your session while you are still pregnant to avoid disappointment. This way, I can add you to the list of babies due for that month. However, if you just came across my website, and have a baby under 12 days, please contact me, I will do my best to accommodate you.


I love simple, natural, organic, classic portraiture, a style that focuses on your beautiful baby. I don’t use a lot of  “crazy props”. I offer probably the most simple and natural newborn photos in Manchester.

Some of my favourite baby photos have no props at all. Just baby. 100% beautiful on their own. This way, they don’t get lost in the image.

I do have simple props available at the studio, hats and headbands and lots of textures that I like to use.

Newborns often look most beautiful naked, or just with a hat, headband or wrap.

Babies are beautifully perfect…just as they came.

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