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Award Winning Newborn, Maternity & Family Photographer based near Bristol, UK

Welcome to Kate Kirkby Photography, a Bristol Family & Newborn Photographer based in Pill, North Somerset. Visit my natural light photography studio or choose an outdoor family photoshoot at one of the fantastic locations in and around Bristol.


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With over ten years experience photographing little people and their families, I know exactly how to capture images that you will love.

The sessions are fun and relaxed but my professionalism and attention to detail ensure that you will come away with family  photographs you will treasure for a lifetime. 

Whether you are pregnant with your first baby or you have children in their teens, it would be an honour to photograph you and your family.

If you are looking for an experienced newborn or family photographer near Bristol then you are in the right place!

Portrait of a Bristol Family Photographer

“Kate was brilliant with our little one on her newborn photoshoot and went above and beyond. We are thrilled with the finished photographs and will definitely use Kate again. Highly recommended newborn photographer in Bristol.” – Matthew

“Kate did a wonderful job photographing our family, including 3 young children in her studio near Bristol. We find it almost impossible to get them all together but Kate got some brilliant pictures. She helped us all to relax and enjoy the session.” – Jennie



The perfect relaxed space for your newborn, baby or family photography session near Bristol

My gorgeous natural light photography studio is located in the lovely village of Pill, between Bristol and Portishead. It is just 15 minutes from Bristol city centre and less than 10 minutes from Clifton. Conveniently located just off  J19 of the M5 it is ideal for anyone looking for a family photographer near Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire or South Wales.

The huge windows are fantastic for creating beautiful soft light on even the darkest of days. This makes it is the perfect setting for natural family and newborn photography. 

I like to keep my set-ups fairly simple so that the focus remains on your baby or child.  However I have a wide range of carefully selected props available to use during your newborn or family photoshoot.

If you would like to see me at work in my studio you can watch a video of a Bristol newborn photoshoot here.

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15:13 25 Mar 24
We had a great experience with Kate, capturing beautiful shoots of our 6 week old and 2 year old. Kate just took control which was exactly what we wanted, she made us feel very welcome and relaxed, she was even more than happy to settle our baby whenever she needed to. Highly recommend.
Rediat AbaynehRediat Abayneh
10:34 06 Mar 24
We had a maternity shoot with Kate in her studio and we are so glad we did. The pictures were beautiful, the shooting session was relaxing and choosing the right package was straight forward. Thank you Kate
09:31 27 Sep 23
We had a fantastic shoot with Kate, she put us at ease really quickly. She was great at wrangling our grumpy two year old. We are super happy with the results.I'm sure we will be back!
Lucinda GilbertLucinda Gilbert
13:36 02 Mar 23
We had such a fun time in Kate's studio having some mum and son photos taken.When we got the link to our shoot I was overwhelmed at how natural and creative our finished photos were.These photos capture every piece of mine and my sons love and personalities...We will cherish them and the memories forever, and look forward to going back before my toddler becomes a school boy.I would highly recommend Kate as the perfect professional family photographer 📸 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧
Claire WallinClaire Wallin
14:03 07 Feb 23
I recently took my 10 month old son to Kate’s studio for an “older baby” session. She did a brilliant job of making us both feel at ease. The time passed quickly as it was such an enjoyable experience. I am delighted with the end result - the photos are brilliant! I would recommend Kate without question and will definitely be back for more. Thanks so much Kate!
Layla-jay FoxLayla-jay Fox
07:35 25 Jan 23
Kate did a newborn shoot for my precious little boy and we could not be happier with the results! They a photographs that we will cherish forever. Everyone who we have shared them with have said how beautiful they are. Thank you Kate for capturing the most special moments.
Alice Wolff-MaritzAlice Wolff-Maritz
14:56 16 Jan 23
Kate is wonderful, and so talented. We went to her studio with our 9 month old baby and it was just lovely! We were there for just over an hour for the 'older baby' shoot. Kate is very calm and patient, full of photo ideas, but also made sure to get the snaps we had asked for. She also got lots of smiles from our girl, so big thumbs up there!Kate processed the photos really quickly and we went to view them at her studio. There was no pressure to purchase the more expensive package - although we did as all the photos are beautiful and we couldn't resist. Thank you Kate 💗 We will be back!


I am proud to offer my clients a stunning range of bespoke wall art. There are samples on display in my studio and I can create mock-ups with your family photographs. This means you will know exactly how your art will look once it’s up on the wall.

I use a range of suppliers that I have personally selected over the years for their quality, outstanding craftsmanship and unique products