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  • International Award Winning & Associate Qualified Specialist Newborn Photographer

    Nicola Denny of 'Newborns by Nicola' is an international award winning and professionally qualified specialist newborn photographer. Nicola won SWPP Members Choice General Photographer of the year 2011, became associate qualified in 2013 and most recently became the first female photographer in Scotland to be awarded the Craftsman qualification with The Guild of Photographers!

    As a mother of 3 young girls and photographer of hundreds of babies over the past 5 years you can rest assured your precious newborn is in excellent hands.

    Nicola works alongside her husband Kris who keeps her in check whilst keeping everything run smoothly. This allows Nicola to focus on making the best artwork for your family to treasure for many generations to come.

    We are based just outside Dundee in a lovely peaceful location. Despite the rural location we are extremely easily accessed from all main routes allowing visitors from Dundee, Angus, Tayside, Fife, Perth, St Andrews, Stirling & Aberdeen.

Newborn Baby Girl Laya – Newborn Baby Photographs in Dundee & Angus, Scotland.

Newborn Baby Photos – Newborns by Nicola | Baby Photography by Nicola Hutchison Denny – Beautiful Baby Portraits in Dundee & Angus.  

Last weekend I had the great pleasure of photographing my daughter Allanah’s friends new baby sister Laya.  Laya’s Mummy had very kindly let me borrow little Laya to try out new props and techniques.  So I prepared LOTS of different set-ups but knew that unless she was super baby she was never going to pose in all of them…. she proved me wrong big time!  Laya was such an amazing chilled out wee lass! I had a fantastic time photographing her and love the results!

 To see more of my new style of images check out my portfolio page!  Here are some of my favourite images from the newborn portrait session!

Nicola xWe are currently booking months in advance so please get in touch as soon as you can after your scans to book to guarantee your newborn session! Please email nicola@newbornsbynicola.com.

Newborn Baby Boy Mason – Baby Photography in Dundee, Angus.

Newborn Baby Photography – Newborns by Nicola | Scotland’s Specialist Newborn Photographer – Newborn Baby Photographer to Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Angus, Tayside, Perth & Aberdeen

Recently handsome little Mason came to visit for his very first newborn session!  He was so cute and cuddly!  Daddy plays football so we had a bit of fun incorporating that into an image too!  Looking forward to getting to work on these images!

Here is my favourite from the session! I will share more once Mummy & Daddy have seen the finished results!:) 

8 Week Old Baby Girl Sophie – Newborn Baby Photography in Dundee & Angus – Beautiful Natural Light Photography

Newborn Baby Photography – Newborns by Nicola | Scotland’s Specialist Newborn Photographer – Newborn Baby Photographer to Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Angus, Tayside, Perth & Aberdeen

In my last blog post I spoke about my amazing day with Kelley Ryden & Tracy Raver.  After such an amazing day I had lots of ideas buzzing around my head and I couldn’t wait to put everything into action!  My first new baby to visit since the workshop was lovely 8 week old Sophie!  Sophie was just amazing, sleeping soundly:) I shot this image natural light and I am now totally converted!  Natural light has a beautiful softness to it that is just perfect for newborn portraiture.

Here is my favourite image from Sophies newborn portrait session, isn’t she just perfect?


My Day with the Incredible Kelley Ryden & Tracy Raver! – Newborn Baby Posing Workshop.

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 On Saturday 21st I woke up in the Welsh Valleys to beautiful Sunshine, I was also super tired as I had barely slept a wink out of excitement for that day I was finally going to meet and receive training from the 2 ladies I have followed and idolised my whole newborn photography career.  Kelley Ryden & Tracy Raver are twin sisters from the USA, they are known around the world for their beautiful newborn artwork and for creating poses that the newborn photography industry strive to replicate.  These ladies have been constant inspiration in my 5 years in the newborn industry so to finally receive training from them is just a dream come true.  

All of these images were created using just natural light which is very different which I think just creates a beautiful softness to the image.  I personally use studio lights in my images but I am certainly going to try use more natural light as the results are just worth it.  I have been posing babies for 5 years now but I always believe there is room for improvement in everything I do and to create the very best images investing in training by the best is so important.  Kelley & Tracy have shown me how to refine my posing, how to style a shot and use the available light to amazing effect.  I can’t wait to put everything I have learned into action.

Here is a slideshow of just some of the images created.  All of these were posed & styled by Kelley & Tracy and were shot by myself.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE how they have turned out.   If you are due a baby in the next week or two or your little one is just a day or two old please get in touch as I am looking for a few newborn models to practise these new techniques with.  You will receive the session free of charge (usually £79) and receive a complimentary desk frame of my favourite image.  Please email nicola@newbornsbynicola.com.

 


Lucy Mae – Newborn Baby Photos of a Beautiful New Baby Girl in Our Dundee & Angus Studio

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Little Lucy Mae came to visit recently for her first ever baby photo session you can see the sneak peek HERE!.  She was such a great baby to work with!  She gave me a little time to start where she was nice and awake then a long period of sleepiness to get all the beautiful sleepy shots and then woke again at the end for some images with Mummy and Daddy.  

Her big brother black labrador Guinness even got in on the photographs!  I should mention at this point that as a newborn photographer I take safety very seriously and never want my little newborns to be uncomfortable in any way.  For the image with Guinness, firstly the basket Lucy Mae is posed in has weights in the bottom to prevent her it from toppling over.  We also then take separate images of Lucy Mae and Guinness and put them together with a little editing magic!  Don’t get me wrong, Guinness was great and there were no worries about having him near her at all but it is not worth the risk of trying to get them both perfect at the same time!   

I absolutely loved this session!  Here are a few of my favourites!