Planning who comes to your shoot

We strongly encourage you to capture all the joy.

Welcoming a new baby is the perfect time to photograph your partner, and your baby’s siblings. It's so beautiful to capture the joy of everyone as the family expands.

This is a shoot for your immediate family, and we strongly encourage grandparents to attend! We schedule your flexible date in the calendar around your estimated due date. We move your shoot date, depending on when baby decides to arrive.

Choosing your styling

Our posing style is best described as relaxed but directed. We want you to look and feel your best, especially in those early baby days of 7-21 days old. We make sure we are capturing your best angles, love for your baby and natural smiles. We guide you through the motions, taking the time to get to know you and your family. This is how your real self begins to shine in your portraits, leaving you connected to them forever.

We want to have your shoot suit your styling too. Do you prefer casual, informal and unposed? Or are you all about those curled up, sleepy, up close details shots of a hands and feet? While we will work with you to understand what you're after, we typically capture a range of different elements in your session so you can pick and choose.


Your newborn  session is typically captured in our natural light studio. Our studio comes equipped with everything you may need on the day with your new little one. At just a few days old, we remember all too well how getting out of the house is a challenge and the stress of remembering everything in the nappy bag. We keep the essentials on hand at all times - nappies, wipes, dummies, feeding cloths, whatever you need to make things easy and comfortable.

We are mindful that you are healing from your birth, and assure you the studio is a safe space for new parents to navigate breast feeding and baby life. Parents can relax, and we've had more than one fall asleep while we photograph baby over the years of capturing little ones. Additional little people can be entertained with toys, books, and even access to Netflix and Disney+ while they wait.

Alternatively, you can be photographed in the comfort of your home in documentary style with your home as the background. We just bring along our camera to this type of session – our delicate props, wraps and outfits are strictly for the studio.


Beautiful outfits can have you feeling a little glam following the journey of coming home with a new baby. We love to take the pressure off and have more than 20 gowns in our Mama wardrobe that you are most welcome to select from. Our style is elegant bohemian, with lots of options in floaty fabrics, vintage lace, mini through to maxi dresses and perfectly fitting for mamas recovering from birth and breast feeding. Our sizing fits mamas from size 8 – 16 and colour palette to suit all skin tones.

Having my own two little girls I know how hard it can be to pull together outfits for the entire family, so I’ve added a small range of childrens clothing to our wardrobe too. Girls clothing from 6 months – size 8, and some boys outfits from size 6 months – size 3.

We have all the wraps, props, outfits, headbands and accessories to style your gorgeous little baby. If you have a special item you’d like to include, bring it along!

We’ve created a handy online guide with a Pinterest board to showcase the outfits in our wardrobe and guides to pulling together your family style. Click here to see our Pinterest board of outfit ideas

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best age for a newborn session?

Babies are naturally sleepy and curled up for that beautiful newborn photography look between 7 and 21 days old. It's a small window, but we are flexible to help you find a time. We highly recommend booking in before baby arrives so we can ensure we have space in our calendar for you around your due date.

Where are newborn sessions held?

Our newborn sessions are held in our South Melbourne natural-light studio, where we have everything you will need to be comfortable and safe for posing newborns.

Are parents and siblings included?

Absolutely! Not just parents and siblings, but we strongly encourage grandparents to attend too. Welcoming a new baby is a joyous experience for the whole family.

How long is a session?

Newborn sessions are led by baby, but typically between one and two hours.

What should we wear?

That depends so very much on what style you're after, but once you've booked we send you a guide to help select your outfits and in our pre-shoot consultation we can walk you through how to select the perfect outfit for the whole family.

Do you have props and wraps?

We have a huge range of wraps and props, and we strongly encourage you to consider if you have deeply personal items you may wish to include such as a handmade blanket, or keepsake.

Do we get digital images?

All of our prints and packages come with accompanying matched digital images so you can share your beautiful artwork with those near and far.

My baby is older. Have I missed out?

Absolutely not. While 7-21 days is recommended, we can work with older babies to achieve beautiful images. Please get in touch and we can discuss the best path forward.

When should I book?

We typically have very limited last minute availability and the majority of our clients book in using their due date as a guide to pencil in our calendar.

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