Award-winning newborn, baby, child & family photography covering Newport, Cardiff, Monmouthshire and beyond
Hello & welcome to Cary Smart Photography
I love what I do. I'm passionate about capturing special family moments - whether it's the birth of your new baby, a special milestone, or simply being together - and creating beautiful portraits that you'll cherish. I believe in first-class, personalised service, finding out what's important to you, and giving you the attention that you deserve every step of the way.
I’m a qualified Licentiate with the Master Photographers’ Association, which is your guarantee of a high level of photography. As well as providing the best possible quality of service, I believe in offering only the highest quality products, sourced in the UK, Ireland and Italy, and handmade to order.
My studio is in Undy, between Magor and Caldicot, just one mile from junction 23a of the M4…an easy drive from Newport or Chepstow and about half an hour
from Cardiff, Caerphilly, Cwmbran, Monmouth, Usk, Abergavenny or Bristol.
Your new baby’s arrival is such a special occasion. No one ever tells you just how much you’ll fall in love with your newborn. Those first few days and weeks are mesmerising, but they pass in a flash. A professional newborn photo shoot captures those first days for you to cherish forever. Newborn photo sessions usually take place when your baby is between 5 and 14 days old. For this reason, most parents like to book before their baby is born (a provisional date is booked in and then revised when the baby arrives). I take a limited number of bookings per month to allow for flexibility so early booking is recommended.
As well as being qualified at Licentiate level with the Master Photographers’ Association, I also hold their Newborn Safety Certificate, one of only 5 photographers in Wales and the only photographer in Monmouthshire to do so. With the photography industry currently unregulated, this is your reassurance that your baby is in safe hands.
Your baby will grow and change more during his or her first year than at any other time in their life. A baby-led studio photo shoot will capture all of those little details for you to treasure forever…happy smiles, giggles, and those teeny tiny toes! Baby photo shoots are typically around 45 minutes long and can be booked for any point during a baby’s first year.
When your baby becomes a toddler, it’s even more fun! A toddler photoshoot is usually a little longer than for a baby, as toddlers tend to move around more, but as with baby photo sessions they are child-centred and easy-going so that your child can enjoy the whole experience.
A photoshoot outdoors is a wonderful way to capture your memories, whether it’s just the children or the whole family wants to be involved. Beach, countryside, woodlands, or even in the town or city! Sessions can be at a location that has a particular significance or memory for you, or I can suggest a number of beautiful places. A child or family photoshoot takes approximately an hour…not everyone warms up to the camera at the same speed, so they can take a little longer than this but sessions are never booked back-to-back so there's no clock-watching, just happy memory-making. These photoshoots are always enormous fun and a great experience for everyone.