Baby & Children Photography

Further shoots can be scheduled at any point in your child’s life. 6 months, their first birthday, the opportunities are endless and I would be delighted to work with you again. Another joy of my job is watching these amazing newborns as they develop their characters, so return shoots are fantastic.

While starting my career and developing my business, I have gained a wealth of experience and gathered a myriad of props. I have worked with some of the best photographers in the world and learned how to handle safely and pose your precious bundle baby and children photography.

Beautiful, natural images

I can help if you wish to capture natural photographs of your gorgeous baby or child. I will listen closely to what you have to say so I can provide you with photographs that meet your ideas and expectations and can help you prepare yourself and your child for the shoot so we can get the best possible results. The shoot can be carried out at a pace that suits you and your baby, with breaks taking place whenever necessary.

Professional photography services

There are many great reasons for choosing a highly-experienced professional photographer when you wish to capture images of your babies and children. I have photographed hundreds of babies and young children and can help them relax in front of the camera so you can get the natural results that you are looking for. I am also passionate about safety and am able to use my vast experience to ensure risk is kept to an absolute minimum. What’s more is that I only ever use safe props of the highest quality that are safe for babies and young children. I have full liability insurance as well as state-of-the-art photography and lighting equipment that helps me provide you with the beautiful, natural photographs that you are seeking.

Cake Smash Photography Surrey. Birthday Photography Surrey

If your baby’s birthday is around the corner, have you planned to celebrate it? Organising a party is a great idea. But what about an adorable photo session with your baby?

Marinela Malherbe Photography in Surrey is here to capture some of the funniest moments of your baby’s first year. Get ready for the biggest mess and let’s have a Cake Smash Photo Session! Nothing can be more exciting than calling the professional photographer for Cake Smash Photography to your child’s first, second or third birthday.

These type of sessions are done in the studio. You don’t have to worry about anything, unless you would like to bring the cake yourself.

Cake Smash Photography

  1. Standard Cake Smash. This session is a quick visit in my studio and we photograph the baby smashing the cake.
  2. Smash and Splash. This session is one of clients favourites. The baby is first smashing the cake and then having lots of fun in the little bath tub making bubbles.

What happens during a Birthday Photo Session?

  • Once arrived in the studio, we will take some simple images of your baby. This can be a themed set up or something simple and minimalistic design we will discuss about before the session
  • A few minutes later the cake is introduced to the baby. Time for some messy fun!
  • The bath time! After smashing the cake, your baby gets a nice bubble bath.

When should I book?

As I book book months in advance, I suggest you contact me a month or two before the session.

Let’s get in touch!

I understand what a magical time this is. Check out my FAQ page and have a look at what I get asked the most. In the case of you not finding the answer to your question, please do get in touch.  Do not be afraid to share your wishes for your session whether it is newborn, maternity or family. I will do my best to orchestrate this for you. The more I know about your wishes, the easier it is for me to make it happen.

If you are open to anything goes, then I promise to deliver your images you will be thrilled with. We can discuss on the day how I process the newborn  and baby photo shoot once the camera stops rolling. I will go through the options for you, as there are many ways you can get your images, from prints to digitals. Most of all, I want you to enjoy the day and treasure the memory.


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