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Charlie Summers Portraits

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Charlie Summers Portraits

Professional family and children’s photographer, for natural photo shoots.

Charlie Summers Portraits specialising in maternity, newborn, family, and milestone photographs, offering indoor and outdoor photo shoots.

Meet Charlie Summers, family portrait photographer

I’m Charlie, a Mum to 2 gorgeous babies and professional portrait photographer!

I love running my own business and adore capturing amazing portraits of families in the area.  I offer maternity shoots, newborn photo shoots in my studio, family shoots, including outdoor shoots.  If you are worried about bringing your toddler along to a newborn shoot – I understand your worries, many parents feel the same, but it is never a problem!  Check out my blog all about those concerns you may have, and how they simply are not a problem!

Thinking of another friend or family member who may love a photo shoot? You can also buy vouchers to gift a photo shoot!  

Maternity and newborn photo shoot vouchers make the perfect babyshower gift – the portraits will beautifully capture those precious memories forever.

Maternity, newborn & family indoor photo shoots

Charlie Summers portraits

With my boutique studio situated in the stunning Forest of Dean you’ll be welcomed with a lovely cup of tea to sit down and relax whilst I place your baby in a variety of timeless and classic poses. Mixing up lighting and styling I aim to create a beautiful array of images to choose from, including sibling and parent set ups. The sessions last approximately 2-3 hours and babies needs to be around 7-14 days old for the perfect newborn session.


Expecting a baby may seem to drag on – but it’s a very special time.  Not getting enough nice photos of our bodies during pregnancy is one thing parents often say they regret.  Maternity photo shoots ensure you get the very best portraits which you can cherish forever.

Charlie Summers newborn macro


Family sessions with newborns and toddlers are so lovely and relaxed, capturing some really precious memories !  The most perfect newborn portraits are taken when your new baby is between 7 and 14 days old.

The photo shoot will last between 2 and 3 hours, and is very relaxed.

Newborn and siblings

There is nothing quite as magical as seeing older siblings with their new baby brother or sister!


Each birthday is an occasion to be celebrated and remembered.  Babies and toddlers change so much over the first few years, a milestone birthday photo shoot to capture each birthday will give you the perfect portraits to look back on.

Outdoor photo shoots

Charlie Summers Portraits My other speciality is outdoor portraits, capturing families at their most natural within such beautiful countryside.

I aim to capture a memory, a feeling and that special connection within each relationship. It brings me such joy to be able to do this for so many people and to know these photos will be cherished for years to come.

Life goes by far too quickly and we never seem to get enough photos of everyone as a family, although I’m sure everyone’s phone is filled with their own children (mine included!!).

There’s no better time than the present to get a shoot booked in, you’ll never regret it when you’re looking back on how diddy your little ones were and how much they adored each and every cuddle with you.

Throughout 2020 I had the pleasure of capturing precious memories for families by offering outdoor social distanced photo shoots at various locations. These relaxed photo shoots are perfect for capturing beautifully natural shots, and so I continue to offer these.  Please feel free to contact me about locations I cover and availability.

Not surprisingly, I love to capture images of my own children, and sometimes have to remind myself to get in the frame with them!

Charlie Summers family photographer: Offers

Offers can be found on my website for the following shoots:

  • Newborn
  • Christmas
  • Little Sitters
  • Maternity
  • Families
  • Birthdays (including cake smashes)
  • Milestones

Feel free to get in touch whenever you like, I’m always happy to assist with an enquiry and availability varies from week to week.

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