Hello, I am Verity.

I am an award winning photographer from Didcot in Oxfordshire and I have been specializing in maternity and newborn baby photography for over 8 years.

I first picked up a camera as a child, and by the time I was a young teenager, I knew that taking photos of people was what I most wanted to do. I went to university to study photography, and since then, have continued my education by regularly going on training courses with photographers I greatly admire.

I am almost the youngest out of my 12 siblings and have over 30 nephews and neices. So I have pretty much been the on call babysitter for the past 15 years! This does mean, that although I don't yet have any children of my own, I have oodles of experience in holding and looking after newborn babies, while entertaining their toddler siblings. So you can rest assured that your baby is in safe and experienced hands.

self portrait of didcot photographer verity thewlis, smiling sitting in the studio

My speciality is photographing families with brand new babies, but really my desire is to encourage more mums to stop hiding at the back (or worse behind the camera) and step into the spotlight. We all know that mums are the centre point of a family, the pin that holds everything together, and I want to celebrate them in beautiful portraits.

One day all that your children will have left is pictures of you. Please make sure that you are in them. No matter what your hair looks like, your makeup or your body. They won't care about any of that, they will just want to see you.

So I invite you to step forward, push through those self concious feelings, and embrace this one brief moment, because it won't come again. From pregnancy, through those precious first few weeks with a newborn, up to full families. Every family deserves a beautiful portrait hanging with pride on their wall.

Let me capture yours.

Self portrait of photographer Verity Thewlis, wearing a black jumper on a dark background with dramatic lighting.

Studio Photography in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

Maybe you feel that you couldn't possibly look good in photographs while pregnant or just after having a baby? Or are you worried that your baby will be fussy or cry during the photo shoot?

Then stop worrying! That is what I am here for. It is my job to pose you in such a way that you look even more fabulous then you already do and feel comfortable at the same time. I have also been looking after babies and small children since I was big enough to pick them up! So know lots of tricks to help soothe a little baby, calming fussy babies is my secret super power.

pregnant maternity photo in studio wearing red flowing dress on dark background

Photography is my way to create quality family portraits for you. I provide the whole service, from help on deciding outfits and colours to a framed piece of art ready to hang on your wall. Helping you to preserve the special moments of the here and now, your pregnancy, newborn baby and family.

I quite literally stop time on your memories in photographs that will last forever. Something for you to look at and cherish, images that capture a single moment in your lifetime that you can hold and treasure, and when the time is right you can pass them on to your children.

baby studio photo in cream, laying in bowl with circle of green leaves

I work out of a little in-home studio in Didcot where you are welcome to relax (falling asleep on the sofa is absolutely allowed). I have a selection of props and outfits to bring a little something extra to your images so that you don't need to worry about bringing anything but yourselves.

I am here to help you capture your most precious memories.

Newborn baby girl posed asleep wearing a pink bonnet and holding a small bunny toy