Hi, I’m Bailey – the face behind the lens of Offspring Photography. I am a baby, child and family photographer based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. I take beautiful photos of families in their own home or an outdoor location that is special to them in Warwickshire or North Cotswolds. I specialise in using only natural light as I feel I achieve more natural portrait photos without the distraction of flash.
I have family living abroad and understand the importance of digital photography in keeping families in touch. Unlike many photographers, all my packages include the hi-resolution digital photos with the option to add or buy prints and artwork, because I know how much you’re looking forward to sharing your photos with your friends and family online.
I absolutely love and take pride in the fact that I am being entrusted to create special memories that you and your children can look back on in years to come. As a mum of two – I have a four-year-old boy and an energetic two-year-old girl – I understand that each day is different and children can have good days and not so good days. For this reason, my photo sessions are relaxed with time for feeding, lots of cuddles and for your child to feel comfortable around me and the camera. I’d much rather wait a while if it means getting the perfect happy shot. As a member of BANPAS, the Baby and Newborn Photographer’s Association, I follow a code of practice that ensures the best safety standards in the industry.
Offspring Photography began whilst I was on maternity leave with my son Grayson. Photography had always been an element of my work, having previously spent 10 years working in public relations and journalism, but when he arrived it took on a whole new meaning. I wanted to capture everything and to help remember how it felt to be a mum for the very first time. At just six weeks and seemingly overnight my newborn changed from that tiny, curled up, sleepy little bundle to a smiling, bright and alert little baby – blink and you’d miss it! Photography has been a solution for documenting those precious and non-repeatable steps of my childrens’ first years and our new life as a little family.
Each year, I invest a portion of my time in training, as I am a strong believer that you can always learn something new. Working with some of the leading newborn and children’s photographers in the country, I have prioritised learning techniques to safely pose newborns and to photograph children from toddlers to teens, so you can be confident that your little ones are in the safest hands.
Please take time to browse through the galleries on my website as I know that choosing a photographer is a matter of style as well as professionalism. If you like what you see, and there’s a session package you like, please do get in touch. I really look forward to hearing from you!
Photos taken at my maternity shoot in July 2015 by C Reynolds