Welcome to Little Beans and thank you for taking the time to visit my website. My name is Sonja, and several years ago I made the life changing decision to change career direction, from working within the Legal sector, to following my heart and creating photographic magic for a different set of clients. I absolutely value the  joy I feel each and every time I photograph a fresh new life, and never tire of meeting new families and witnessing them grow together.
Sonja Barnfield, Photographer

My Experience & Training

Over the years,  I have acquired a wealth of family, home, study and work experiences,  which when woven together have brought me to this happy place as principal photographer at Little Bean Baby Photography. As a Mother myself, I also understand the priceless value of freezing a moment in time and preserving the kind of memories you  and your children will want to share in the years that follow.

  • BA (Hons) Photography

  • Certified as qualified by The Academy of Newborn Photography​

  • Associate of The Royal Photographic Society

  • Paediatric First Aid Trained

  • ​Many years of experience

  • Fully Insured

  • Birth Trauma Aware

  • Enhanced DBS Clearance

  • Early Years Practitioner birth to age 8

  • Studio Policy for Nudity and Dignity

  • Sessions are Risk Assessed

  • Safe Posing and Composite Aware

  • Clean and Hygienic Facilities 

Your Baby's Safety

 . . . respect, tenderness and care . . .

It is a magical privilege to be trusted to photograph your baby, and I love absolutely every single session with these tiny little treasures. Each and every baby is a priceless gift, fragile and vulnerable, and it is my responsibility to carefully and tenderly handle every one with the utmost respect, tenderness and care; with safety and comfort being paramount.

Newborn Photography has become hugely popular which in turn has seen a leap in the number of people offering it.  This is a highly specialised area of photography that you may be surprised to learn is not regulated or monitored at all, this means that anyone can set up as a newborn photographer . . . and they do ! So please research and be sure you are placing your baby in the right hands.

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COVID Procedures

We take the health and well-being of all visitors very seriously and have always had a stringent studio policy in respect of cleanliness and illness.


If either of our photographers are ill, even with a common cold, we will notify you and reschedule your appointment.


If you, your baby or your child have been ill we ask that you let us know in advance so that we may make an informed decision whether or not to reschedule your appointment.