NICU photo sessions – Shellie Wall

One of the services Shellie Wall Photography offers, as well as the Sunshine and Rainbows sessions for children with Life threatening and life limiting illnesses is NICU photo sessions.


It’s every parents worst nightmare when the baby you’ve been expecting, planning for and looking forward to cannot come straight home with them. Whether it’s because baby was early or has an illness and whether it was unexpected or not, it’s a difficult and harrowing time for Mum and Dad and indeed, all the family.

The only thing that matters is the care and treatment of baby, life is put on hold so that every precious moment possible can be spent with little one.

Photographs are probably the last thing on the minds of the worried parents, however, new babies change so quickly and memories can be lost during this period of recovery. Obviously baby cannot be taken out to a studio for a newborn session, but lots of parents have expressed their sorrow at not having beautiful images, to document those first few weeks or months.

Shellie has a real passion for the photography of newborns and understanding how much comfort having some beautiful pictures and memories captured can bring, she will visit poorly babies at the request of parents, to take a selection of images as a keepsake.

Shellie charges a bare minimum for this service, just to simply cover her travel costs, with a selection of images provided on digital download, for as little as £25.00, as she feels anything she can do to ease the parents worries and concerns, if only for a short period, is worth her time.

Of course Shellie will only attend with the permission of parents and carers, and baby’s comfort is paramount at all times. Some sessions will yield more images than others, but all will provide some document of your baby’s tiny features to be cherished forever.

If you or anyone you know has a baby who isn’t able to be at home please do get in touch, pass this information on to anyone who may need it so Shellie can carry on providing this service to families going though this difficult time.

Please note, Shellie is not employed by the hospital, this is an independent service and parents must get in touch with her directly.

Shellie’s details can be found on her website

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