newborn photographer basingstoke

Newborn and Family Photographer

Hampshire, Berkshire & London


Maria Cristina Licata

Welcome! I am so glad to have you here.
I’m Cristina, a specialist Hampshire family photographer. I am based in Basingstoke, and work with families all over Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and London.

I love photographing little people and telling their stories, so that the memory of this magical time in their lives (and yours!) never fades.

The families I photograph are at the centre of all I do. From planning your session to hand-delivering your beautifully presented portraits, you can expect a full-service photographic experience that’s easy, enjoyable and completely unique to you.

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As a family photographer, I believe that spontaneous portraits are one of the best legacies we can leave our children. They are precious time capsules. They should tell the story of how families come to be, and the many ways that they grow over the years.

There are some vital steps I must take to tell your story in a real and honest way. To listen carefully and watch patiently. To leave cliches and forced smiles behind.  To get to know you and your family in a completely pressure-free way – before, during and after our photo shoot. This is how, together, we create a true picture heirloom with beauty and meaning.

Whether you love being out and about, or prefer the cosy atmosphere of your home, I will craft a fun, yet intimate photography experience just for you and your children, where you’ll have the time and the space to be yourselves. You can put your full confidence in my talent to translate your connection into timeless images that mean the world.

Some lovely things you said

“From the moment I set eyes on your website, I fell in love with your work. Thank you so much for all our beautiful photos. Your patience and unassuming nature always manage to capture the moment in a natural contemporary way.”

Louisa, Fleet

“Cristina has taken family pictures twice for us and next to the exceptional quality of her work she is a beautiful person to be with. She makes everybody feel at ease and this is reflected in her artwork-like pictures!”

Cindy, London

Cristina has a real talent for making adults and children alike feel totally relaxed and then manages to capture that in beautifully composed timeless images. We’re delighted with our family and individual photographs, images to treasure forever – thank you Cristina!

Clare, Newbury

Featured Sessions

Newborn at Home Photography SW London Newborn Photographer
Newborn at Home Photography
SW London Newborn Photographer

Newborn at home photography? Yes please. All day long. This type of photo session is perfect in its simplicity. This is when I come to you, bringing all I need for our shoot. All you need to do, is be home ! It's ideal for parents, because it doesn't involve packing,...

Spring family photoshoot at Kew Gardens near London
Spring family photoshoot
at Kew Gardens near London

Once the days start to get warmer and longer, a beautiful scent fills the air and new buds are everywhere. This is when I traditionally restart taking my clients outside for their family photo sessions.Late March onwards is a perfect time to get outside. Not only is...

An Older Newborn Photoshoot Natural Portraits near Winchester
An Older Newborn Photoshoot
Natural Portraits near Winchester

Have I mentioned lately how much I love an older newborn photoshoot? They may be some of my absolute favourite types of baby session! I recently welcomed this lovely brand new family in my North Hampshire home studio to capture some natural images and video of their...