BANPAS: How important is Newborn safety?

I’ve finally Joined BANPAS (Baby & Newborn Photography Association).

As a newborn and baby photographer, I have to take the safety of my little clients very seriously. It might surprise you to know that the newborn photography industry is completely unregulated. Photographers like me, who take safety seriously, have to take it upon ourselves to be trained and educated on how to ensure the beautiful images we create, are done safely. BANPAS is a wonderful organisation, which guides photographers with various online safety learning features. A newborn and baby photographer does not require to take any training workshops what so ever, but I feel very strongly about this, and have been fully trained in Newborn safety and posing, by the wonderful Russ Jackson, which I believe is essential.

Being a newborn and baby photographer requires a unique set of skills and there is a worldwide organisation that exists to support photographers like me, who want to have access to safety training and resources that we can use to provide clients like you with a better service. I’m delighted to have joined BANPAS (Baby &Newborn Photography Association) –

Parents and parents to be, please do visit their website if you get a chance, they have SO much information

You will be able to find me on their directory of photographers here:

They also have a fabulous facebook page for pregnant and new parents here:

I’d be delighted to chat to you about how I can create a beautiful gallery of images for your newborn and very happy to chat to you about how I do that safely. I book in families from their 20 week scan, so please contact me as soon as possible for booking and availability information.

I can’t wait to capture your beautiful new bundle in their tiniest form.


My New Name!

I’m so excited to let you all know that we have officially changed names! I absolutely loved ‘ZJae Photography’, because my gorgeous boy was the reason I decided to open the business in the first place, but feedback from customers made me realise it was difficult to pronounce, and something just didn’t feel right. This is my Photography business, and I wanted my name to be remembered. I searched and searched for months, and finally found a name that hadn’t already been used (If you hadn’t already noticed, I have the most common name in the whole entire world- so this was a difficult task).

After a little bit of negotiation, I was finally able to rebrand my business, and that is where Jess Evans Photography was born. I’m so happy with the change; new name, new logo, new stunning  packages  and a total revamp of the studio.

I hope you are all as excited as I am- so please spread the word!

Jess X


Take a mini tour of the studio.

I have a beautiful home studio in a central location in Poole. Situated on a quiet residential road, its the perfect calm setting for your photography session with me. I love having a home studio, because it is very welcoming with a relaxed atmosphere, meaning your children can feel comfortable around myself.

Personally, I like to keep things very pure and natural, which is why I shoot mainly with a white setup. Children have the most beautiful expressions, and nothing should be forced or too staged. I want everyone to feel relaxed and enjoy the experience.

I welcome in many families to my home, capturing beautiful and timeless images for your family to treasure for a lifetime. Those first years of a childs life disappear before you know it, and having memories to look back on for years to come is what I love to capture.

I finally got round to photographing my studio setup, so I thought i’d share it with you guys. I am SO happy with how it turned out. It is bright, airy and welcoming- I’m totally in love.


Black and White- The Photographers Child

Ok, so everyone who knows me, knows i’ve always been such a fan of black and white photos. Most of the images in my house have been printed in black and white. I just love the timeless feel they give to an image. Its simple, and so elegant, and so I decided i’d try something a little different to my usually light, bright and airy images.

This is where my little Zachary, a typical photographers child, comes in. He knows the score, he’s been there plenty of times before. He hates the camera, as soon as I get it out of the bag, he practically runs for the hills or gives me the biggest *not a chance are you getting a smile from me* glare. Brilliant, I always love a challenge. He gave me all of about 3 minutes to capture his attention, and boy did he make me work for a smile. It took me 25 minutes just to get him to sit on the stool- he stood up on the chair, got down about 6 times and tried to make an escape. With his arms firmly crossed, he told me he wasn’t having his picture taken (toddlers are so cooperative, right?). So I just laughed. And laughed. And laughed. He was so confused. What on earth is mummy laughing at, this isn’t funny?

But eventually, he laughed with me. With all the silliness, brought him such happiness. And I finally got that smile, and I love it so much! And now I have not just memories to hang on my wall, but a happy moment to cherish forever.



Fine Art Children Sessions



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*Please note, all sessions require a small non-refundable retainer deposit. The rest can be paid on the day of your shoot. If you cannot make your chosen day, for whatever reason, then we will do everything we can to reschedule. Cancellations with less than 24hr notice, may be subject to an extra fee*