From precious newborn photography to adorable children's photographs, we've got you covered.

Little Sprout Photography specializes in creating timeless, artistic children’s portraits. With each and every image, we aim to capture the innocence, personality and natural beauty of your child and the love you share.  We create fine art photographs that you will treasure forever and love to view on your walls in your home.  

We are Nicole Peacock and Susie Baxter, photographers who were brought together a decade ago by our sons, who have become best friends. Our love of children is evident during our photo shoots in our gentle handling of babies and our connection with children. We know how to capture the absolute best in each and every child we work with. Contact us today to see how we can create lasting memories of your little sprout.

The Details


Your custom photography experience starts with an in-home consultation to understand your style and your child’s personality so we can deliver the portraits that you will cherish forever. We then plan the shoot that you want: at a special location for gorgeous outdoor portraits; at your home for images with extra sentimentality; or in our studio for a classic, timeless look. After the shoot, we help you design your wall art, so you know the photographs will look great on your walls before you purchase them.

All photo sessions are on the weekends. Due to demand, we are currently booking out one month in advance. Please book early so we have time to plan your custom session.



We photograph your newborn at our home studio in Encinitas or in the comfort of your own home. The only thing we require is a warm environment with plenty of soft light for capturing timeless images of your newborn.

In order to ensure we have room in our schedule for your newborn session, please contact us at least one month prior to your due date. We will schedule the shoot around your due date, but leave time in our schedule a few weeks before and after to account for early or late appearances by your baby.

Each newborn is different, so we tailor our session to the needs of your child. We are extremely gentle and patient with your newborn, and create a calm, warm, and comfortable environment to capture your peacefully sleeping baby. To accommodate frequent feedings and soothing, expect your session to last up to three hours. We recommend photographing newborns when they are 5-14 days old.

Little Sprout Photography focuses on the emotion and details of those first moments – the incredible love you feel for your new baby, your baby sleeping peacefully, and the little fingers, toes and soft skin of your newborn. You’ll cherish these once-in-a-lifetime looks and you won’t believe that they were ever that small!  



We love to photograph 3-24 month old babies at our home studio in Encinitas or outdoors. We frequently include both studio shots and outdoor locations to keep your baby interested and excited. Babies this age look best in simple outfits or just a diaper cover. We have simple and soft diaper covers and accessories for your baby to wear. We can discuss styling for the shoot during your in-home consultation.

Your baby’s session will last approximately 1 ½ hours, allowing for breaks and location changes. We make the session fun for you and your baby, and pride ourselves on connecting with your baby. We love getting to know each of our tiny clients!

We focus on the many different expressions babies have and keep the setting simple and beautiful. From the chubby legs and pure smiles of your baby to the wonder in their eyes at all that is new, we love to capture these magical moments, as we all know they grow so fast.


Active kids do well in an outdoor setting. Kids look adorable in bare feet and dressed in comfortable, simple clothing. Kid/family shoots last approximately 1 ½ hours, allowing for location changes and for time to let the kids open up and have fun. The most genuine images usually come when kids have a chance to be kids.

We strive to capture your kids’ personalities, through their silly looks, striking, serious eyes, shy smiles, and other unique expressions. These active sessions are a lot of fun and keep us on our toes!

Why Choose Little Sprout?


"Little Sprout Photography is hands down one of the best photographers in town. Nicole's eye for detail is second to none. If you're thinking about family photos, photos of the kids, holiday family pictures, etc., then give Little Sprout Photography a call. You will not be disappointed!"

— James B., Encinitas

"Little Sprout Photography has done three photo shoots for our family and each one has exceeded my expectations. They are great with the newborns and older children, and captured some beautiful moments with our family. I love all the photos we have from Little Sprout and will definitely continue to use them as our family grows."

— Jennifer K., San Marcos

"I would recommend Little Sprout Photography to anyone looking to get amazing portraits of their little ones. They were so great with my daughter and all the photos turned out just so beautiful."

— Nicole E., San Diego

"They were fantastic! These photographers came to our house six days after the birth of our daughter to create classic and beautiful photographs of our newborn. They brought all their props including a cherry wood floor!, and turned our living room into the perfect photography studio. Nicole was excellent with out little girl, keeping her happy and warm throughout the whole session. After a long labor, I didn't have the energy to go anywhere and still got the perfect infant photos! I'm in heaven!"

— Sarah Z., San Diego


“The folks at Little Sprout took the greatest care, every step of the way, to ensure our experience was nothing but stellar. Their attention-to-detail in creating the right expression or capturing that perfect moment is incredible and they’re super easy to work with. They provided us with some gorgeous images that we get compliments on all the time and that we’ll cherish forever.”

— Joe and Brook L., Carlsbad


Our Rates




Our session fee is $225 for baby / kids sessions and $295 for newborn sessions. The fee covers in-home consultation, custom session planning, the photo shoot (40 miles round trip travel from Encinitas included), custom photo processing, design services, and access to your online gallery.

Within two weeks of your session, we will present at least 25 beautiful photos of your child in an online gallery. Feel free to share the gallery with family and friends. The gallery will be accessible for two weeks and allow you plenty of time to decide which prints are right for you.


Prints, canvas wraps, albums, and digital files may be purchased as a collection or à la carte. Our collections are priced from $725 and à la carte prints start at $50 for an 8" x 10". For additional information on our pricing and offerings, please request a rate sheet.


We offer 1-2 mini sessions per year on specific weekends in the spring and/or fall. These are perfect for toddlers, older children and families. The fee covers both the short session and select digital files. Please contact us for more information.