Newborn photography Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland

Melanie Armstrong


Your baby will never be this little again

It’s not just a photography session. It is a beautiful experience you will treasure forever.

It’s not just a photography session. It is a beautiful experience you will treasure forever.


My approach is to allow your baby to lead your session, meaning each photography session is totally unique. There’s no time limit on my sessions (a typical newborn session lasts about 2-3 hours); we go at the pace of your baby and allow plenty of time for feeding, changing and cuddles. 


Siblings are very welcome!

Family photographs are so precious and absolutely priceless when we look back over the years. They tell the story of your family.


You need to book your newborn session as soon you’ve had your 20 week scan to guarantee availability in the first 14 days after birth when your baby is still very sleepy and curled up.


Babies never arrive on time, and when you book with me, I guarantee you a space within 10 days of you notifying me of the birth.  Just let me know once your baby arrives and we will arrange a day to suit you and your new family. I always make sure I keep enough flexibility in my diary in this respect.


Let’s create memories together for your family to treasure forever.


Your words of love for Melanie's

newborn photography


I’ve used Melanie before when my little boy was born and she was amazing then. Fast forward 10 years and the experience was even better if that’s possible. She was so calm and caring towards my newborn and was lovely with my eldest too. Melanie made sure I was comfortable bringing the children in by advising of her robust deep cleaning process and also wore PPE throughout the shoot which put me at ease due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I would have hated to miss the newborn stage being captured, so was over the moon that there were such good practices in place. I would recommend Melanie 100 times over and wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Helen Vasey

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Melanie is so talented at what she does, from the minute we arrived at the studio we felt completely relaxed and comfortable. Our girls loved the shoot and Melanie really is amazing with babies, our 3 week old baby never cried once and our 7 year old was made to feel involved and happy!


It really was a lovely experience and the images are perfect, exactly what we wanted. Everything was 100% sterile and clean and Melanie wore PPE throughout. Everything felt safe at these uncertain times but still relaxing. So glad we booked with Melanie!

Kirsty Stevenson

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We booked a photo shoot for our 2 week old during coronavirus. We were very apprehensive but all that apprehension disappeared the second we walked through the door. We were given face masks, foot coverings and hand Sanitiser and the studio was set up to be socially distanced. 

Mel was nothing short of brilliant, very friendly and welcoming and we even nicknamed her the baby whisperer, she was fab with us and our baby. The photos are brilliant and capture our little one exactly how we imagined. Overall it was a fantastic experience and that was all down to how fantastic Mel was. We would definitely recommend.

Rebecca Leen


Photography Products

and Prices

I am passionate about delivering excellence to my clients through a luxury experience and heirlooms printed on stunning products from the best printers.

With over 15 years of experience, I will make sure that every minute of our time together is memorable. From start to finish, and create an unforgettable experience and beautiful images you will treasure forever in your home.

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*A £50 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking to secure your session date and time. This will be deducted from your final balance.