Family Photographer

Hampshire, Berkshire & London

Authentic newborn & family portraits for families just like yours.

Maria Cristina Licata

Hey! I’m Cristina.

It’s so good to have you here.

I am a specialist newborn and family photographer based in Basingstoke and working with families all over Hampshire, Berkshire and London.

YOU are at the centre of all I do. Your personality, your connection and love are what I want to capture and preserve.

From our first contact, to our exciting photoshoot, to finally hand-delivering your beautifully finished portraits, you can expect a full-service photo experience that’s easy, enjoyable and completely unique to you.

Watch me in action!

Whether in your home or on location, the role of a family photographer is to work unobtrusively to capture genuine moments and fragments of your family life.

My family photoshoots are lighthearted, relaxed, and fun. But don’t take my word for it – watch a few snippets from a baby photoshoot at home, and an insight of “what you see vs what I see”!

Sounds and looks interesting so far? Let me tell you more about my photo sessions.

Browse my portfolio

Spanning across all ages and a myriad different shoot locations, including studio, at-home and outdoors.
You won’t find a more versatile family photographer!

You’ll love me as your family photographer, because…

You care about customer service

I want you to be genuinely happy with every aspect of your session. You can expect great communication at all stages, a swift turnaround, and perfectionist-level quality control on your images and every display product you order.

You need someone who is patient

No two families are the same, and I don’t expect your babies and children to “perform” at your session. We’ll make time for all they need – more time to get used to the situation, a break, some snacks or simply more cuddles? Never a problem.

You want more than digital memories

I believe in the staying power of printed photos. In addition to digital packages, you’ll have access to a great range of premium products to showcase your beautiful images, from hand-designed albums to heirloom-grade wall art. 

You expect a bespoke experience

There’s nothing cookie-cutter about my sessions. I am flexible and highly experienced at both at-home and outdoor family photography at all times of day. We can shoot any time, any place – and if it has meaning to you, I will love it even more.

You don't do cheese

No-one likes forced grins, so I won’t ask you to smile. Instead, I will ensure that you are always happy, relaxed and fully in the moment with your loved ones. These are the smiles you will want to remember!

You know the value of a family portrait

My photography costs a little more, but you’ll receive excellent value in image quality, customer satisfaction and product longevity. A well-crafted family portrait only appreciates over time, so its cost will be easily offset by the years of pleasure it will give you.

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“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 A., Fleet

Recent work and inspiration

Want to see what I have been up to lately? My blog is a collection of featured photo sessions, thoughts and musings, tutorials, and other useful information on how to find the right family photographer to tell your story, your way.

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