About Me ~ Jay Watson LMPA

Runner up UK Newborn Photographer of the Year 2017/18

West Midlands Newborn & Under 5's Photographer of the Year 2017/18




Hello. I'm Jay, a qualified Master Photographer,
specialising in maternity, newborn, baby, child, family and pet photography,
recently relocated from Hereford City, to a beautiful new boutique studio in Leominster, Herefordshire (West Midlands)

Over 20 years I have picked up loads of experience and skill, and even some awards:
Creative Business of the Year, over 40 Guild of Photographers 'Bars', plus Gold, Silver and Bronze awards (Newborn) in the coveted Master Photographers Print competition 2 years running.

I capture moments in time: you, your children, your family...even your pets... for you and your family to treasure.

Why hire me?

Friends and clients describe me as friendly, fun, patient and creative- and I've learnt I need all those things in my job.

I am a photographer through-and-through, but most importantly, I love people, and their stories.
I am someone who gives each and every shoot her all.
Watching families grow is a huge pleasure and honour, and my bright, welcoming studio is at it's best when filled with children having fun.
I adore my studio and have made it a warm and comfortable place for my visitors with refreshments on tap, and comfy sofas for you to sit back on and relax.

I'm a Pro-Level member of BANPAS, an organisation devoted to the promotion of safe working practices for newborn and baby photographers, one of only 10 UK AMBASSADORS for this incredible association,
AND also hugely proud to be one of the most highly qualified photographers in the area, having recently become recognised as a Master Photographer
(I'm now rocking some fantastic letters after my name- no mean feat which involved 6 months of mentoring with one of the industry's best image-makers,
and the writing of a book about myself, my studio and career- all pretty daunting considering the last time I wrote in earnest was 30 years ago!).

"Never stop learning and growing" is my mantra and I intend to gain an even higher level of mastery with the Master Photographers Association in the near future, plus on-going training every year to hone my skills and knowledge.

What does all this mean for you?
It means you can be confident you will receive a high level of service, with beautiful images to match, images you will treasure forever.

My favourite things?

Family, Campervans, My pesky cats, Lilli and Bitzi, Minnie The Minx (our cuuuute Jack Russell), Travel, Gadgets, My aging Mini Cooper S,  'Elsie', and Cake!

What's in my Camera Bag?

Nikon D4

Nikon D700

Nikon 24-70 lens / Nikon 85mm lens / Nikon 50mm lens / Sigma 35mm Art lens (lush!) / Sigma 50mm Art Lens (equally lush) / Nikon 105mm macro lens / Sigma 70mm-200mm zoom lens

Nikon SB900 flash gun

Batteries (lots)

Memory cards (lots- got to keep your images safe)


Fuji X-Pro1

Fuji 60mm lens

Fuji 35mm lens

And now, sit back, relax and take a tour around my images...contact me HERE if you wish to book or have a query, I'm always happy to help.




Jay Watson Photography: Newborn, baby, family and pet photographer serving Hereford, Leominster, Monmouth, Abergavenny, Ross-on-Wye, Ludlow, Ledbury, West Midlands