Dawn Hilton Photography, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Loughborough and Market Harborough

Melton Mowbray Baby & children Photographer

Covering Leicestershire, Loughborough, Nottinghamshire & Market Harborough

The miracle of the growing baby

I’m not just a Melton Mowbray Baby & Children Photographer; I am a Mum first and foremost, and trust me when I say one day you will wake up and wonder where all the time went!

So your Newborn isn’t so new anymore; the visitors have all stopped ‘stopping by’, and life is now a blur of nappies, bed hair, and falling asleep standing up.  

Then, out of the blue, something utterly fantastic happens…

your little bundle smiles

Then, before you can blink, they are sitting up, crawling, walking even! 

And don’t even get me started on those cute little toothy pegs and the giggle fits! (Ok, I think my ovaries just burst!)

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Who Are The Sessions For?

Before all those incredible Milestones disappear in a blur, why not have a session with your Melton Mowbray Baby & Children Photographer so that you can cherish those memories for an eternity?

I offer three sessions for your growing baby and young child.

Sitters, Smash & Splash, and First To Five

Read on to find out which is suitable for your child, but regardless of which you decide, these sessions are perfect for you and for gifting wall art & prints to Grandparents and extended family members.

So if you are stuck on what to buy Granny for her birthday, you know what to do!

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The Sessions

Sitter & Smiler Sessions

Once your precious angel reaches the remarkable milestone of being able to sit unaided or flashing a beaming, adorable smile, what better way to commemorate the occasion than a Sitter or Smiler Milestone Session? After all, these memories are worth cherishing. As part of a Sitter Session, we typically include a few family shots with parents and siblings. So, don‘t hesitate to book your session today!

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Smash & Splash Sessions

Book a session around your baby‘s first birthday to capture their special milestone!
You get three sessions in one the birthday babe in their best outfit in front of a stunning backdrop, the SMASH session with your choice of Cake, Fruit, Pasta or a Jelly Smash, and the SPLASH session where your baby gets clean, and we take more great shots!
Family shots with parents and siblings are also possible at the start of the session before the baby‘s moment in the limelight!

First To five Sessions

You can book a First To Five Session for all those special occasions during your little ones first five years! These sessions are the perfect way to mark important milestones, from their first day at nursery or preschool to the appearance of their first tooth or even their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th birthday. Family members can join in the fun, so Granny and Granddad, Aunts and Uncles, and older siblings and parents are welcome. I‘ll discuss it with you during the presession consultation if you’d like to include any family members.

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What is included

  • A Prep Guide sent out to you before your session
  • Parents & older siblings can be included
  • Sessions last between 1 to 2 hours
  • Multiple set-ups for studio sessions, with full use of backdrops and props
  • Cake Smash sessions come complete with cake (or alternative)
  • Please note that a non refundable session fee of £49.00 is required to secure your session date*

The Collections


  • Choice of Colour OR Black & White Images


  • Choice of Colour OR Black & White Images


  • whole gallery of images IN Colour AND Black & White
best value

AFTER Your Photoshoot

Once your photoshoot is complete you will be asked to book in a viewing appointment at my Melton Mowbray studio, where you get to sit back and enjoy a slideshow of all your gallery images, choose your favourites, and purchase the Collection that suits from the choices above.

Dawn Hilton Photography, Melton Mowbray, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough, Grantham and Market Harborough

A little about me

As a Mum to two beautiful baby girls (full disclosure, they are now 30 and 27 years old), I understand how quickly time flies. That‘s why I take photography sessions for your little ones so seriously.
Before becoming your Melton Mowbray Baby & Childrens photographer, I had a career in the NHS, so I am First Aid Trained, including Paediatric First Aid, and I hold an enhanced DBS. 
Additionally, as I have just become a Nanny and as my granddaughter can testify, I‘m a big fan of snuggles, so you can be sure that your precious bundles are not only in the safest of hands but will also get plenty of cuddles when they‘re here!
Since my ‘babies’ are now full-grown adults, I can first-hand appreciate how the years go by like a whirlwind 
You get so caught up in day-to-day life that one day, you wake up and wonder where all those years went, which is also why photography sessions for your little cherubs are so important!
You can read a little more about the woman behind the lens here.
Dawn x
Dawn Hilton Photography, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Loughborough and Market Harborough


Was lovely touch to get some photos of my little one…

Definitely will be recommending and getting back in touch when my daughter turns one


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Your Questions

Before your session you will fill out a questionnaire to discuss any food allergies your child has and this will be passed on to my cake maker.

If they have any allergies to soap products (for the Splash part, you are more than welcome to provide your own soaps for this very reason.

Absolutely yes they can!  We may have to tailor your session to include siblings, but this can all be discussed at your pre-session consultation

Yes of course! 

Whether you are having a Milestone session or a Smash & Splash session, the colours, theme and any props can all be discussed and planned in advance.  

Melton Mowbray Baby & Children Photographer

Book Your Session

If you wish to book your Baby & Childrens Session, please select your preferred date and time from the calendar below.

Please note that your chosen date and time will not be confirmed until the session fee is paid.

I will be in touch once your session is booked, so listen out for my call and don’t forget to check your spam folders for my emails!


Got questions for your Melton Mowbnray baby & Childrens phototgrapher?  Would you like to have a chat before you book? Fill in the enquiry form and Dawn will be in touch.

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