13 Days Old

We had the pleasure of welcoming Baby T into our studio for a newborn photoshoot along with mum and dad. A naturally beautiful family coming together, entrusting us to create their memories in a particularly hazy, sleepless time just 13 days after her arrival into the world.

We spoke with mum, Yinka to reflect on her experience of the baby photoshoot and asked what advice she has for expectant mums considering capturing their moments:

This was our first major outing as a family and Matt clearly had a lot of experience with newborns – he was patient, very friendly and a great host. The studio was lovely and warm for our baby and we had lots of breaks with tea and biscuits. The shoot wasn’t at all how I had imagined it would be – I had failed to realise how much work goes into feeding in between shots, nappy changes and accidents but it was all worth it in the end! My favourite moments were watching her funny facial expressions, especially the spontaneous smiles. I also loved it when she pee’d all over my husband… definitely a mummy’s girl!

I think her dad enjoyed the shoot more than I did! I would let expectant mums know that it’s definitely worth doing – my little one has changed so much since, it’s nice to have the pictures to look back to those early days. I’d definitely do it again and my friend recommended Photographic Synergy’s Watch Me Grow package to us.”

I’m sure you’ll agree the images captured at our newborn photoshoot are beyond stunning… memories to be incredibly proud of.

If you’re an expectant mum.. watch this space – next month’s blog post will feature a handy guide to finding the best newborn photoshoot for you. It’s not just maternity photography to consider these days. We’ll cover all the elements to consider in a newborn shoot including when to get newborn photos done and what to wear to a newborn photo shoot, so you can sit back stress-free and just make the important decisions.

What is our Little Ones photography? When kiddies are no longer newborn (<14 days) but also not old enough to be borrowing your car then we call them ‘little ones‘. This time in your little ones life and development, is very special. Their development move from one stage to the next with lightning speed. One day they are slugging about on the floor, the next the 1st smile happens. Pushing themselves up to sitting up unaided – albeit, a bit like a self righting toy. Starting to read and write on their own. So much happens at this stage.

We take the utmost care to capture this stage of their wee lives with a delicate eye.

Capturing all those little micro expressions that are so often missed. The slightly raised one eyebrow. The confused smile as they are looking at those funny things on the ends of their hands. Our Little Ones Photography sessions are held at our studio on the Willows Activity Farm site, the sessions are 1 hour long. This might seem like a long time for your little one. We take our time and do not rush the session. Doing this allows us to capture the best variety of portrait of your little cherub.

Let us entertain you kids

Come to the studio, put your feet up and re-fuel with a much-needed coffee and let our experienced photographers do all the hard work entertaining your little one, whilst capturing all that motion, emotion, energy and vibrancy for you to focus on when the sleep deprivation finally settles!

Book your own little ones photoshoot

Call our studio on 01727 809 140 or book online via this link. We look forward to seeing you and your little one’s in our studio.

Some 13 years ago we embarked on creating Photographic Synergy.

This was at a time when I had just finished my short career in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy and when my sister had not long given birth to my niece Lauren. Over those past thirteen years or so, life as we all know it has passed by. Photographic Synergy has grown in its own stature and reach. Ups and downs trials and tribulations have been present in all our days and years.

The other day I received a phone call from Lauren asking for bit of advice about her options for GCSE.

This in itself was a potent shock; highlighting the time that has passed from Lauren being a poster baby for Photographic Synergy. Now making an important decision that would shape her adult life. This in turn took me back to my options and how that served me and the path of life that I went down. This had a further knock on affect when my parents were able to comment on my education and upbringing and indeed their own. Added to this on that same weekend I saw my grandma who turned 91 and my elderly aunt who is somewhat immobile in a home.

So why do I talk of all this. Well time and tide wait for no man.

We can’t manage time, only ourselves and what we do in our short time. We are all but a collection of memories and a legacy. Treasure the moments, capture your life so that you all can relive the legacy and the memories in years to come. As we all really know, those years come all too quickly.

At Photographic Synergy so often we hear from parents who have teenage children. They swiftly dismiss the idea of teenage portraits of them or indeed as a household.

As they often proudly and staunchly exclaim they’ve done that and children aren’t interested. Honestly, some of the most poignant family photos we have taken are when the children aren’t children; they’re adults in their own right. Off to university, a year out or finally flying the nest. These are all great opportunities to get that up to date family portrait and indeed get that All Grown Up portrait of your older children. If not now when? At a wedding in 2019? Funeral in 2021, that dream of a family holiday sometime in the future. If you have teenage children, when was the last decent group shot you have of you all? Furthermore, is it up on the wall or out in a frame or is it ‘somewhere’ on ‘someone’s’ phone?

This is you – if you’ve not had photos of your family in the past 5 years then I genuinely welcome you to our studio for a fun. Relaxed photo shoot with a genuine £250 gift card to use on products as you choose.

There’s no catch – if you don’t like the photos or can’t see the value in them you don’t spend anything, instead, utilise the £250 gift card and leave spending nothing. This is the acid test for the value you place on your family photos and the quality of what we capture of you.

Call the team on 01727 809140 or click here to book an All Grown Up shoot.


Run by our Master Photographer, Matt Fisher, these day-long courses take place on location at The Cat Survival Trust near Welwyn, Herts, with fascinating furry subjects including lemurs, snow leopards, jaguars, pumas and servals to name but a few.

Participants who are game will acquire the correct technical and artistic skills to take the perfect photograph…all whilst learning about and connecting with these amazing rare cats. It is a unique experience not to be missed.


Take advantage of our half price offer until 5th February and book your place on one of the following dates for £148 instead of the normal £249 – this includes membership for one year at The Cat Survival Trust.

Sunday April 30th
Sunday June 25th
Sunday July 30th
Sunday September 17th
Sunday October 29th

All refreshed and ready for the New Year! So what have we got planned…

Well it’s going to be a more sociable year for Photographic Synergy as we increase our focus on social media platforms; we love talking to people but it’s probably easier at times to get our updates when the days over and you’ve got some downtime!

We’re covering the work we do through FacebookInstagram and Pinterest as well as sharing the work that inspires us, so choose your favourite and we’ll hope to connect from time to time.

As with every New Year we have a long list of personal developments that we’re undertaking but the long and short of it is, we are trying to be the best version of ourselves as a photography company that you can trust and rely on to create and display memories.


If you have any feedback or ideas that would help us on that journey then please let us know – it would be much appreciated. The first 10 people to feedback will get a little something from us to say thank you 🙂

The Synergy Team

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