Your photo shoot will be relaxed and enjoyable resulting in photographs that are natural and authentic.
Individual, different, moody and totally unique! Young people and teen portraits are just like your youngsters. Each session is unique to the sitter, I listen to what they, and you, want and create fantastic, moving images that reflect them, at their very best.
For location shoots once we have arrived and decided on suitable backgrounds, I give some direction to ensure that you are in the most flattering light and position and then I capture moments naturally as they happen in front of the camera.
I’m happy to advise on clothes and colour schemes that will allow your final images to look polished and naturally well co-ordinated … important if you are planning on your photographs hanging over the fireplace in years to come!
Are you the kind of person who shies away from the camera while at the same time you long for some beautiful images that show you at your fantastic best, to keep forever?
Portrait sessions at my Studio Upstairs on Silver Street are private so you can feel absolutely fearless while pouting and posing and looking stunning.
My headshots are so much more than the name implies. Your customised head shot session can take place in your office, in my Ilminster studio or on location with the aim of portraying the very best of who you are. I will provide a selection of digital images that you will be proud of.
These sessions are perfect for special birthdays; to mark the occasion of becoming a teenager or preparing for high school proms and heading off to college.
Every session is unique to your child. Sessions are slow paced with lots of feeding and soothing. It’s not unusual for a newborn session to take upwards of 3 hours, however, I am sometimes able to capture enough images and complete the session in about 2 hours. My studio is private and comfortable place for mum’s and dads to relax, plus and there’s a good supply of tea, coffee and biscuits if you’ve been suffering from sleepless nights!
at this very special time of your life – contact us to book a session or just to chat about the options available for a maternity photography session. We will always listen to you and incorporate your ideas and preferences into our maternity photos
A newborn photographer must be safe, trained, experienced, patient and be able to provide only the best images at a fair price. Little Gems Photography does all that and more – we always endeavour to go the extra mile for our clients.
…These photos are amazing! Thank you so much. I’ve grown up with a real self esteem problem and to see photos where I actually look good is beyond words.
Little Gems provides maternity and newborn photography to Yeovil, Sherborne, Dorchester, Bruton and the Somerset area. Our stunning fine art award-winning images are designed to treasure and pass on. We make sure we only supply the highest quality products, using local suppliers whenever possible.
As award-winning members of the Guild of Photographers we are passionate about our work and how we do it
A far way off from cheesy grin school photographs, these beautiful ‘fine art’ portraits are individually lightly retouched to create a vivid and touching impression of your youngster.
“Deborah was recommended by the local newspaper picture desk and I’m so glad I found her!
Newborns should be photographed between 5 – 10 days old if possible. During this time they retain some of the natural curl from before they were born. They are also more sleepy and flexible, so we will be able to achieve the most beautiful poses. I recommend that you book an appointment while you are still pregnant, we can always adjust the time if needed when baby arrives.
Before the shoot I provide advice on what to wear and how to get the most from the session.
Jim and Sharon are really fantastic. They provide a really warm welcome and make everyone feel at home. We put aside the day for a newborn shoot and settled in for an amazing time. Just watching the shoot take place was a great experience.
The advice that they have about timing, props and setting was truly invaluable. Their expert knowledge meant that the photographs are amazing. They captured really priceless moments that show a little girl’s character.
The viewing was special, leaving my wife in tears and me with welling up. There is no pressure selling and you are free to choose anything you like. We could not be happier with the photos and completely recommend Jim and Sharon.
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Family shoots are a lovely way to mark a special occasion, new arrivals, birthdays and reunions. Smaller groups have the option to be photographed in my studio and larger groups at a suitable location (your home, gardens, local beauty spots or venues, or during a special walk).
I picked Little Gems Photography for my newborn shoot as I’d seen their pictures on Facebook and liked them. At 10 days old I took Isla to see Jim who was so welcoming and put me at ease straight away; he was so good with Isla, keeping her warm and comfortable at all times.
I’d like to thank Little Gems for giving me beautiful photos that I will treasure for ever, I’ll be recommending them to all of my friends ! Thank you Little Gems Photography!
gives you the opportunity to preserve the memories and feelings of the first days of this new persons’ life – contact us to ask about a newborn photography session now . You will own something priceless and timeless to treasure and pass on.
However you choose to plan your shoot, this is your chance to take an hour or so out of your busy lives and have fun with the family to create some special and long lasting memories.
With over fifteen years experience working with families and professional models I know how to put you and your family at ease so that we can capture some wonderful natural images.
I know how to find your natural beauty, even if you have never been professionally photographed before. I can guide you through natural, elegant poses that will make you feel at ease and result in stunning portraits.
Simply because they are who you love, and you want to capture them as they are now, forever.
Thank you Deborah for our amazing Golden Wedding photos. We really enjoyed the photo shoot session with you, it was so relaxed.
The Studio Upstairs 18 Silver Street Ilminster Somerset TA19 0DJ
The images are always to brief, creative and she’s highly organised with great delivery and captions. All of this helps me deliver timely and relevant press coverage for clients. I’d certainly recommend local clients to Deborah.” Julia Walton, Freelance Pulblic Relations Manager
It’s an honour to capture those early days of a new babies life. The expressive little fingers and toes, the wispy hair and the perfect little sleepy faces, my style highlights the beautiful features that define your baby. I combine my photographic talent and my ability to gently pose and light newborn subjects to create beautiful, gentle and unique portraits that will be cherished for a life time.
Once your shoot is booked I will keep in touch and send you my ‘What to Expect’ guide.
We arrived nervous because we had never had a photo shoot done with any of our 3 boys and then Jim opens the door and more or less straight away we all felt relaxed and comfortable. Jim was very professional and explained how the shoot would go and how he would handle Hugo, our baby boy.
It did feel strange leaving him in control of the baby but Jim knew exactly how to calm him, position him and he got the baby into beautiful poses. It was a lovely afternoon and the photos were better than we even imagined.
We cannot recommend Jim & Sharon enough for having newborn & family photos taken and we are looking forward to having another shoot in the future.
“WOW! Thank you so much for capturing such magical photos, they are beautiful. Stunning pictures captured by a very talented lady …” Ella Smith
When your children grow up and start looking for photos of you, what will they find? Family and friends adore seeing photographs of you, and not just on your wedding day, but throughout your life, you deserve to show yourself at your most beautiful best.
We are so pleased with the unique service Little Gems provided. The photos are stunning and I will be recommending them to other expecting parents!
Studio shoots are fantastic if you’d like a mix of gently posed individual and family groups all taken in the comfort and privacy of my Ilminster studio. Before the shoot you can decide on which backdrops you’d like to use and talk through outfits and any props that you might want to include.
Hi I’m Deborah, thank you for looking me up! If you need a Somerset photographer to capture your family’s real and precious moments, for generations to enjoy, or professional images to promote you or your business, then you have come to the right place.
We believe that the photography for your maternity and / or newborn should not just be thought of as someone taking a few pictures, rather it should be a friendly, relaxing and enjoyable experience all the way through – we pride ourselves on the personal approach and attention to detail we deliver. Your newborn baby is in experienced, safe hands so you can sit back and relax whilst we produce the most amazing images for you.
“Fabulous lady so talented. ..highly recommend deb for an amazing photo shoot xx” Sam Bracher
Beauty doesn’t have a size, or an age, everyone who experiences a portrait session at my studio will feel completely beautiful and confident.
I would just like to thank Jim & Sharon for our amazing photos we have just received. We are very pleased with them and would recommend a newborn baby shoot anytime. First time we have done it and no regrets .
They were completely professional. Thank you so much guys. Memories to treasure for a long time!!!
“Thank you Debbie for doing the newborn shoot for our son. You were very patient and had some fantastic ideas which produced some beautiful photos. We are very pleased with the results and would highly recommend you to others!” Katie Greenham
With over 15 years experience as a commercial and private photographer, I’m now delighted to be taking bookings at my Ilminster studio. Since opening the studio in April 2017 I have been busy with my first bookings.
From children’s portraits, to baby photos, to business re-branding, headshot sessions and women’s portraiture thank you to all my customers for their wonderful, positive feedback! ….
For older babies expect less of the curly sleepy poses and less costume changes. Photographs will show the babies character, sometimes they are happy to be wrapped, and most enjoy being hand held.
As a professional photographer it’s my job to capture how beautiful you naturally are and help you to relax and enjoy your personal portrait session.
Before the shoot I take time to find out about you and your family so that I can get the very best of you on the day.
If you are looking for an extra special treat then talk to me about my makeover sessions, perfect for marking special occasions or giving you a boost if you need a lift and to feel more empowered!
If you need a full re-branding session of high resolution images to use across print, digital and social media or some fun shots to freshen up Facebook, Instagram or dating websites, a head shot session could be just what you need.