Natalie Hilton

About Me

My name is Natalie, I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer and I live in Great Dunmow in Essex. I have always had a passion for photography and I am fortunate enough to now have my own photography business. I specialise in Newborn Portraits, and Children's and Family Portraits, and I thoroughly enjoy what I do.
A mummy myself I know that it's all about making children feel comfortable, and so don't be surprised if you find me playing hide and seek with your little one or chatting with them about their day.
I have a daughter, her name is Erin May and she was born in 2009. A little tricky to photograph her as she knows all of my moves, but still, I enjoy a challenge.
I hope you enjoying browsing through the galleries on my website. Please do pop over and Like my Facebook page (linked below) to view more of my work and to here about special offers, promotions and competitions. Thank you so much for stopping by.



Your baby will change so much in the first few weeks both in appearance and character, which is why it is so important to capture those memories before they are replaced with lots of lovely new ones.

Newborn sessions should take place when baby is between 7 and 14 days old. At this tender little age they will spend much of their time sleeping, then eating, then sleeping again! They are also wonderfully co-operative enabling us to be a touch more creative than we can be when they are older.

I know what you are thinking... a photo session in the first two weeks of having a baby? Are you mad?! As new parents life is flipped upside down when little one arrives, no matter how prepared and organised you are, but it is so worth that hour or so of your time to capture those precious moments, the first memories of your newborn baby.

I use a mobile studio set-up and work with natural light and a selection of props and accessories, most of which can be seen on my Newborn gallery. Sessions could last anything up to two hours, depending on the little one on the day.

For £250, you will receive 15 high resolution digital images, and two mounted 7"x5" prints of your choice. Booking prior to babies arrival (using your due date) is highly recommended.


Portrait and Lifestyle sessions usually last between 60-90 minutes, though timing does rely on the co-operation of your lovely little one/s on the day. Generally, sessions tend to last 60 minutes.

Portraits are taken in my home using a mobile studio set-up. Extra outfits, favourite toys and quirky accessories are all welcomed. I have my own props which can be used and I can suggest “styling” for your shoot if you need a little inspiration.

Lifestyle sessions add colour, variety, and can give a more natural feel to your photographs, often as mini models don’t realise they are being photographed, or they are having too much fun to care! I have a number of locations that I can suggest or if you would prefer a specific location this can also be arranged.

For local shoots (within 15 miles of Great Dunmow) and those carried out at my home, the cost is £175. For this you will receive 15 high resolution digital images and two mounted 7x5" prints of your choice. Please contact me for a quote if you would like to book a session further afield.

Family portrait sessions are available on location (outdoors) only.