Northampton Based Children’s Portrait Photographer

I’m Andy Nickerson, a Northampton based children’s portrait photographer working with clients from all across the UK.  I specialise in capturing children’s real characters, their subtle little expressions and naturally vibrant personalities in timeless fine art portraiture.

As a professional photographer with over 18 years experience, and a seasoned Dad of two, I know exactly how to create a calm and family friendly atmosphere.  This ensures that the children and families I work with are always ‘themselves’ in front of my lens.


“We’ve had many ‘professional’ photos of our boys done over the years but nothing that comes anywhere close to those done by Andy. The friendly relaxed atmosphere produced stunning, natural and outstanding high-quality pictures. I get pleasure when I look at them every day.” Jo, Oliver & William’s Mummy

A Unique Style

My photography style is instantly recognisable as I favour monochromatic portrait photography with tightly cropped compositions.  My lighting is subtle and understated, designed to enhance and flatter, not distract.  My approach is to strip away all distractions, ensuring the natural essence of your family is captured in beautiful fine art images that you’ll treasure forever.  Nothing should ever shout or out shine the natural emotion and charisma of the child.

Latest Newborn/Baby Shoots:

  • baby-photography-rugby
    Introducing the beautiful 2 week old Lily from Rugby, who popped by the studio this morning with Mum and Dad for a newborn photo shoot. With out doubt Lily is the tiniest newborn we've photographed in the studio.  Having been born 3 weeks premature and weighing just 5lb 6oz at birth, Lily was truly a dinky but perfect little... Read More
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    Introducing little 5 month old baby Maia from Rushden.  Maia isn't special just because she's so wonderfully happy and totally gorgeous, she's my baby Niece too!  The very special first daughter of my little Sister Amy (she'll always be little to me even though she's in her late 20's) and my Brother-in-law Mike, or Muncle Mike as our kids prefer to call him.... Read More
  • baby-portraits-duston-northamptonsire
    Introducing the gorgeous 18 week old Darcy from Duston, Northampton.  Mum contacted the studio when Darcy was only 7 weeks old requesting some baby photography of her beautiful new daughter.  Since Darcy was already past the 2 week mark and therefore too old for a successful newborn shoot (0-2 weeks), we suggested that Mum and Dad waited... Read More
  • newborn-photography-wellingborough
    About 3 years ago a couple of very very close friends of ours who live in Bozeat near Wellingborough, asked me to photograph their baby daughter, the super smiley 6 month old Ellie.  I'd always been a commercial photographer up till that point and baulked a little when first asked, but I did it anyway, against my better judgement as I... Read More
  • Sibling Portrait
    Mum and Dad of two year old Theo and newborn Ollie, booked in for a shoot after being kindly recommended by their good friends (and past clients of ours) from Northampton. Mum was really keen to capture Ollie whilst he was just two weeks old and still very very cute, and Theo's cheeky smile! The... Read More

Latest Children/Family Shoots:

  • black-and-white-childrens-photography
    A recent photoshoot featuring 3 year old Kacey from Wootton in Northampton.  We first met Mum whilst attending a very wet Cheeky Monkey's Tea Party organised by Northampton NCT earlier in the summer. At the event, held at Quinton House School, we had one of our usual exhibition stands promoting our children's portrait photography and Mum very... Read More
  • family-portraits-northamptonshire
    Introducing Ralph and Alex from the Grange Park area of Northampton.  These young lads popped by the studio over the weekend, to have their family portraits photographed, after Mum had been recommended by a good friend whose children I'd photographed a few weeks earlier.  Always such a compliment when clients refer us onto their friends, means we must be getting something... Read More
  • family-photography-brixworth
    This post features a recent shoot I photographed of siblings Annie and Iris, a growing young family from Brixworth, Northampton.  I had the pleasure of photographing these two children just a year ago when Iris was only a few months old and Annie was 6. Mum and Dad booked another shoot as they wanted some updated portraits of... Read More
  • teenage-portraits-brixworth-northamptonshire
    Introducing Bethany, Max and baby Sophia, a lovely family from Brixworth, Northamptonshire. Sophia was the winner of our recent baby photo contest that we ran from our Facebook page throughout November.  We actually should have met 4 months earlier to capture some newborn photography but for many reasons (one of which involves a certain 8 year old,... Read More
  • family-photography-harpole-northampton
    Introducing the Julyan family from Harpole near Northampton.  We first met these three characters on our recent 1/2 term sofa shoot, where we photographed all the children together.  After the family photo shoot, Mum and Dad decided that they'd like to pop back to the studio a couple of weeks later to have the boy's individual portraits... Read More