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Today we are delighted to announce the opening of our new studio, specialising in newborn baby photography and children up to 5 years.

Located centrally between Bournemouth and Poole we are creating fresh and modern portraits using mainly natural light and incorporating studio props to create artistic and visually interesting images.

The studio is run by Andrea Pittam, who is the creator and author of the Kiss the Frog x blog, which is devoted to dreams, wishes and love. Andrea has been taking photos professionally for the past five years, specialising in portrait and wedding photography.

Andrea is mum to two girls, Emily and Chloe, and has lots of experience working with children of all ages.

With a natural creative ability, Andrea is passionate about taking photographs that are visually interesting and has created Kiss the Frog x with the purpose of not only telling wedding and portrait stories, but also sharing private images of her personal life, documenting both small and big adventures through photographs, words and kisses.

Andrea is also involved in creative artistic projects and was one of the artists for the 2011 public art event Pride in Bournemouth. Andrea decorated a life size lion for the event which was exhibited in town to encourage the exploration of Bournemouth. At the end of the event the lions were auctioned to raise money for charity.  Andrea currently has a design awaiting commission for the Woa! Rhino event due to take place in Oxford next year.

The newborn baby photography service concentrates on photographing babies within the first 10 days of their birth.  During this time babies are usually very sleepy and will still curl up into the foetal position which makes for those really peaceful sleepy images.  These sessions can last for a few hours as sometimes the babies do wake up and need a little time to settle them back to sleep again.  Once babies have reached the 10 day mark they start to become more awake and it is not so easy to create these images.

Studio sessions are only suitable for photographing individual children.  If you have more than one child they can all be photographed individually during your hour’s session for no extra charge.  A group shot is then incorporated into your selection of photographs, but due to the size of the studio it is not possible to take a variety of group images.

Here are some photos of Chloe in the studio, to give you a flavour of what can be achieved.  Dressing up and self expression is encouraged…..antlers optional 🙂

Location photography is available if you would like your whole family photographed.  We have such a lovely variety of natural backdrops here in Dorset that it is possible to take some great images, even if you are wrapped up against the elements.  A well considered location and wardrobe can make all the difference.    Follow this link to see a great example of a location shoot at the beach – We Are Family.


To celebrate the launch of our new studio, and as part of our Christmas promotion, we are offering discounts on all photo sessions:-


£125 for 2-3 hours in the studio – a minimum of 25 images on disk with print permission.  Usual price £175.  It is best to get in touch towards the end of your pregnancy to make arrangements for your newborn baby session.

Babies and Children

£75 for 1 hour in the studio – a minimum of 25 images on disk with print permission.  Usual price £125.

Families on Location

£100 for 1 hour on location – a minimum of 25 images on disk with print permission.  Usual price £150.  Wardrobe and location advice available.

Our special offer runs from now until 17th December to ensure we can send out your images in time for Christmas.  Sharing your images with your friends and family is the perfect gift for Christmas.

Please use the contact form to get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you x

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