THE search to find Huntingdonshire’s cutest baby has started with a special photography studio taking heart-warming pictures of smiling youngsters.

The Hunts Post's 2013 Baby of the Year Competition, in association with Giggs & Company, is under way - and a photographer will be at Shakie Jakes milkshake and sandwich bar in High Street, St Neots today (Friday) and tomorrow from 10am to 4pm.

The studio will be moved to Mothercare in St Benedicts Court, Huntingdon, from Tuesday to Saturday (August 27-31), from 10am-4pm each day.

There are three competition categories, 0-18 months, 18-36 months and 36 months to five years. It is free to enter, and photographs will be available to buy.

All pictures will appear in The Hunts Post, and readers will be able to vote for their favourites.

The overall winner will receive a £20 gift card for Mothercare or the Early Learning Centre and the winner of each category will win a free portrait.