Baby of the Month Competition

Did you know that by joining one of our baby schemes like  #EmmasDiary or  ‪#‎Cherubs is not just about receiving three complimentary portrait sessions with a fantastic free gift at the end of it all. But your baby’s*  photo could win also £5000? 

No you didn’t? Well they could, and the #Babyofthemonth competition in association with Emma’s Diary is so easy to enter, here’s how;

  • Sign up to join one of our schemes (
  • At your viewing tell Helen you would like to enter the Baby of the Month Competition
  • Select your favourite image from the set
  • Make a £2 donation to the The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Receive your complementary #Tembo soft toy
  • Then when the competition is live get all your friends and family to vote
If you would like to register, we can be contacted using any of the following methods:
  • Email – [email protected] 
  • Call – 01271 344480 
  • Facebook – Alan Schofield Photography (
For more information about our exclusive service, full details about the sessions can also be found at:

Please spread the word among your friends and family, so that they too have the opportunity to enter. We look forward to seeing you soon.
*(under 12 months old only)

Emma’s Diary Photographer of the Week!

I am pleased to have been selected as the ‘Photographer of the Week’ by Emma’s Diary after one of my photographs won the newly launched ‘Baby of the Month’ competition in February.

Emma’s Diary is a household name amongst young families and expectant mothers throughout the country. I have had the privilege of being the approved Emma’s Diary photographer in the area for seven years now offering new families the opportunity to have wonderful keepsakes of their babies/toddlers as they grow. Click here to read the full article

If you would like to know more information about the Emma’s Diary Baby scheme, please visit my website.

Visit their website
Visit the Emma’s Diary website

Multi print framed images

To make the photographs of your baby even more unique from your portrait scheme, we are able to make you a customised framed multi print of your portrait session. To make it even more special we can even add their hands or feet prints for you too.
Please contact us for more details, or let us know at the time of booking if the hands and feet aspect are of interest to you.


And remember – not all photographers are qualified but we are. This means that we have had our work assessed, are insured and have to comply with a strict code of conduct guaranteeing you great quality, professional results.

We’re now on Facebook!

As a new way of keeping all our customers informed of what is happening with regards to baby portraits we have started a Facebook page. This will run like the blog but allow feedback in the way of comments. To read this page or join as a fan please go to

Baby Facebook page 

Easter Portrait Update

With Easter just around the corner, baby portraits seem to be as popular as ever with around twenty sittings a week booking into our studio in Bear Street, Barnstaple. We have been as busy during the first three months of this year as we were in the lead up to Christmas!

We have photographed three sets of twins up to now which does prove to be quite demanding at times but also a lot of fun too! Our diary is currently booked for three weeks in advance, so ring now to book your Easter portrait sitting 01271 344480.

Emma’s Diary update

We have been running the Emma’s Diary scheme for about six months now and thought it might be a good idea to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about how it all works.

It can’t really be free surely it must be a con?
If you return the reply card within the stated time (normally two weeks from receipt of the information) registration is free, if you join after that date the cost is £25. You are invited to the studio for a sitting at four to six monthly intervals over the course of the year. You will be able to choose one image from each sitting to be presented in a framed triple folio at the end of the year, free of charge. Additional prints may be purchased at any time but you are under no obligation to do so. Reprint prices start from £10.

How long does each sitting take?
We allow approximately 45 minutes for the first sitting and a little less for the second and third. The photography takes between 10 and 20 minutes, the rest of the time can often be spent getting your baby changed, fed, settled etc.

Can I also bring my other children along to be photographed?
Yes, that’s absolutely fine as long as you realise that the free framed folio only applies to the new baby. Photographs of older brothers and sisters or other family members can be taken at the same time but prints have to be purchased separately.

I have just received my Emma’s Diary information but my baby is already over six months old, is it still worth me registering?
We receive details regarding new babies from the Lloyds Pharmacy group but sometimes the information can be up to nine months old. If your baby is already past the newborn stage we can still cover a year’s development but it just means that it will have started a little later than usual.

We hope that you have found this information helpful but if you have any more questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01271 344480 or email [email protected]