I’m Shaista and I photograph newborn babies and families for the sole purpose of documenting timeless first memories in the most beautiful way possible through genuine and emotive story-telling.

As a newborn photographer in London, I believe that there is nothing more beautiful than the love we have for our children and although time moves fast, that love is forever. Memories are priceless and pictures capture a thousand heartbeats.


I’m fully qualified, accredited and have over 9 years experience in creating huge smiles and warm hearts for years to come.

Best Newborn Photographer in London

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Newborn Photography North London


In all the years that I’ve been photographing newborn babies and families, my style has become very natural and timeless as that is exactly what I want to create for you. Natural and timeless images of your newborn baby that you will be able to show off forever.

I offer a wide range of different photography shoots from bump through childhood to ensure we can capture the different stages of your child’s life. From a bump to a newborn baby and from a sitter session to a cake smash, I’m confident we can plan a shoot together that you and your family will cherish for years to come.


I promise there is no hard selling. I don’t invite you for a hard sales session once your images are ready and instead, let you see them on an online gallery in the comfort of your own home with your family. You can purchase as little or as much as you like and I’m pretty sure the different options I provide will ensure you get the images that I know you will love.


Baby Photography is so important. It’s so amazing to see tiny babies grow (so fast!) into little children with personalities of their own and I’m so grateful for having the opportunity to capture these precious first months with images that I know you’ll cherish for years to come.

As babies change so fast especially in their first year and most people opt for a newborn session and a cake smash session, mini milestone sessions generally take place between 6-8 months to capture the stage when they’ve just begun to sit on their own and they’ve started to show off their personalties and all the new skills they continue to learn.


Newborn photography tends to be posed with the use of props and cake smashes tend to be colourful and themed. The milestone baby session is an opportunity to capture your baby with their adorable baby rolls before they disappear and their cute little fingers and toes.

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Questions and Answers about Shaista Lakha

Where are you based?

Your photography session will take place at my comfortable home studio environment in Northwood (HA6) in London, located centrally between Harrow and Watford with surrounding towns including Pinner, Stanmore, Hillingdon and Uxbridge. Once your session is booked and I have received your booking fee and signed contract, you will receive a specific address to attend your bespoke photography session.

How long have you been a photographer?

I’ve been photographing full time for just over 11 years. I can’t believe it has been that long! I studied visual communication at university and started off by photographing weddings and soon realised that all my wedding clients were having babies and agreed to photograph their babies too. That’s when I fell in love with capturing the precious first moments and milestones of babies and children. It’s been just over 8 years since I photographed a baby for the first time and thankful to have photographed well over 500+ babies in that time.

What kind of photography do you offer?

Most of my clients come to me for newborn sessions which take place when your baby is between 4-21 days old. I also offer maternity sessions only for those who book a newborn session with me as well as milestone sessions when your baby is 6 months and of course, the first birthday. Many people opt for cake smash sessions to celebrate their little one’s first birthday and I love incorporating bespoke themes and colours to make their first birthday photos as beautiful and memorable as possible.

How do we secure our preferred date?

I only take up to 5 sessions a week generally with a maximum of 1 newborn session a day. I always recommend booking in advance as much as possible so the weeks following your due date are not taken. Just fill in the following short form and I’ll check my availability and get back to you with all of the details so we can plan your photography session.


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Hire Me

I would love to hear how I can help you to document your memories in the most beautiful way possible.


Whether you have just found out you are pregnant, you’ve just had your first baby or you have already built your family, I would love to help create a photography shoot that you and your family will remember forever!


Get in touch with me using the following form and I’ll check my availability for you, send over all the relevant details and we can plan your perfect session together.

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