baby girl with big brown eyes looking at the camera in studio sitter session with surrey photographer Rachel Fairfield Photography
toddler girl lying on floor smiling in photoshoot with surrey photographer Rachel Fairfield Photography
Little boy with his hand on his chin looks up at his mum during a studio baby photoshoot with Rachel Fairfield Photography in Esher Surrey

Looking for a baby photographer in Surrey? Then you are in the right place! I have two main sessions available for older babies who have outgrown the newborn phase: a Sitter Session or The Birthday Cake Smash Session.

Sitter Session

This is SUCH lovely time to capture your growing baby, when they can sit unaided but haven’t yet developed the skills to crawl (usually between 6-10 months). They are loving their new perspective on life and it’s wonderful to see their characters emerging. I have some beautiful wooden toys your baby can choose from, we will have a little play together, and then I will bring out the bubbles. Who doesn’t love bubbles?! 


This is the perfect session for you if you missed a newborn photoshoot, for whatever reason, or equally if you had newborn pictures taken and want to document your little baby becoming more independent and showing off their developing personality.  A sitter session will usually last around 60 minutes.

Birthday Cake Smash Session

A birthday cake smash session in my Surrey Photography Studio is the perfect way to celebrate a first or a second birthday, and have something amazing to treasure for you, and for them, when they are older.  Until a child turns three, they don’t have much concept of their birthday, so it's a wonderful first birthday gift for the whole family.

We start with a sitter session with some transparent balloons, and then bring out the cake. There is no right or wrong way for your baby to react. Some babies will dive straight in head first, some will be more hesitant, but whatever their reaction, we will capture your baby just being him or herself :-). Your baby can then enjoy getting clean in my mini bath tub and have some fun with even more bubbles.


A cake smash session usually lasts around 90 minutes.

Here are some of my favourite pictures from older baby and toddler sessions at my photography studio in Surrey.  If you are looking for a baby photographer in Surrey, or have questions about any of my studio sessions, please do get in touch!

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"Rachel had lots of fantastic ideas about how to get the best pictures of our son Lucas, and was great at reacting to the unpredictable moments that naturally occur with a newborn baby. These moments actually resulted in some brilliant pictures! Crucially, when the photoshoot was interrupted, because Lucas needed feeding or comforting, we weren’t made to feel like it was a race against the clock.  Rachel’s patience and calming demeanour continually shone through." LOUISE & STEVE, ESHER