The Guild started in the 1980’s as the Guild of Wedding Photographers, but over the years it developed a much wider appeal and therefore introduced the Guild of Professional Photographers to cover all other genres for those in business, as well as a section for the enthusiasts not in business.

Over the last few years the photographic community has seen a huge growth and development in 'Newborn & Baby' photography, with new exciting approaches. Many photographers now operate solely in this area, and concentrate on developing and refining the specific skill sets required in that role. For obvious reasons there are also some quite specific Health and Safety requirements in this area. The Guild will always evolve and develop according to need, so for these reasons, we have decided to launch the Guild of Newborn & Baby photographers as a stand-alone arm within the Guild, and new Guild of Newborn & Baby Photography logos have been created for those who work in this area. By doing this we have been able to define the genre, create some quite specific assessment processes and cover Health and Safety related expectations. Within the Guild we clearly have some talented Newborn & Baby photographers, and many rapidly developing their skills, so some exciting times lie ahead for those involved in this area, combined with extra reassurance for any parents seeking the services of such a photographer.