Maternity portraiture is the perfect way to celebrate all the beautiful changes that occur in your journey through pregnancy. Everything from the luscious curves and filled out face to the protruding belly is a marvellous sight that should be engraved for the ages. So simply pick a style, put on some blush, and get ready for the cameras!

Pregnancy is such a unique and beautiful experience. A woman’s ability to bear and produce life, to carry a living creature and have it produce that gorgeous bump, is an amazing thing. Even in the worst of it, pregnancy wears beautifully on a woman. It lights her face, it makes her smile, and she looks down at her little bump, as if to say that it makes her whole. The specialist maternity photographers we have on offer capture each one of those intimate details, and more!

Now, before you get carried away and pick up the phone, here are some vital points.

Maternity photographers are busy throughout the year and are usually booked out for months. In order to attain your preferred photographer, book a session in the early days of your pregnancy. Do keep in mind that the best time for a photo shoot is 27 to 36 weeks into pregnancy, or 27 to 30 weeks for those having twins. During this time your body is in the best shape for a session – with a big, rounded belly, full curves, and minimal fatigue.

Once the date is booked, you will go through a short pre-consultation session, to discuss the photo shoot details. You can convey your ideas and preferences at this point, and lead your photographer in the right direction. You can also choose from an in-studio, on-location or at-home session. While some photographers may offer all three options, most will offer only in-studio and on-location shoots, and some may, in fact, offer only one option.

Generally, the in-studio sessions will be far more controlled, posed and planned, the on-location will vary between the posed glamour shoots and the natural lifestyle sessions, and at-home photography will be an organic and authentic lifestyle captures. However, the style will differ from photographer to photographer.

Hence, we leave you with our list of the top 20 maternity photographers in the Gold Coast.

Renee Joanne fell in love with photography when she was only 14, and shows great passion for her business – specifically in her maternity sessions. She offers at-home, lifestyle shoots and outdoor, on-location, glamour shots. Her maternity photography lies between the Hollywood gowns and floral crowns, and the comfort and authenticity of the home life. Despite the set up, her photos are emotive and comprised of sincere countenances.

Location: Shailer Park, QLD

Style: Glamour – lifestyle

Photography Services: Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Family, Wedding

Maternity Session Price: $350 + see site for extra products

Contact : Renee Joanne

Tracey Moakes is a professional photographer who provides top quality lifestyle photography. She has 8 years experience and a portfolio full of gorgeous, candid moments. Her maternity sessions take place outside the studio, usually in the great outdoors, and sometimes at-home. The images are capture the true essence of life, and rarely happen to be structured.

Location: Worongary, QLD

Style: Candid & lifestyle

Photography Services: Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Family, Couple, Wedding

Maternity Session Price: $500 + see site for extra products

Contact : Tracey Moakes

Sarah is a lifestyle maternity photographer drawing inspiration from the light and love around her. Each session is unique as it captures the raw and real journey that encompasses the emotion of motherhood (and fatherhood). As your story is told you can choose the place you call home or an outdoor location to best suit your taste; as Sarah will bring together the start of your beautiful love story.

Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Style: Raw, Real, Emotion-filled

Photography Services: Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Children, Family

Maternity Session Price: Start at $450

Contact : Sarah Reeve

Celebrate your bump with premium maternity portraiture from K & B photography. Owner and photographer, Kristy, offers a holistic experience for all mothers. Maternity sessions usually occur in the K & B studio in Mudgeeraba, but can also be held at a number of specified locations. With K & B you can be sure of quality products, and nuanced, natural and minimalistic images.

Location: Mudgeeraba, QLD

Style: Natural & nuanced

Photography Services: Maternity, Newborn, Baby

Maternity Session Price: $200 + see site for products

Contact : Kristy

Lili is a Bundall based professional photographer, assisting mothers all across the Gold Coast achieve their preferred aesthetic.  Lili accommodates for in-studio and outdoor on-location shoots, and supplies a range of gorgeous attire for the shots. Her maternity portraiture aspires to flatter the figure and present motherhood in the best light. Photos are vivid yet noticeably simple and uncomplicated.

Location: Bundall, QLD

Style: Simple & vivid

Photography Services: Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Children, Family, Engagement, Wedding

Maternity Session Price: $200 – $500

Contact : Lili

In her home studio in Oxenford, Katrina creates moments for you to keep, display and pass down. She offers indoor studio shoots, outdoor on-location shoots, and milk bath maternity photography. All her maternity shots are bright, glamorous and simple. Katrina includes all the accessories, dresses, and glamour, without the artificiality.

Location: Oxenford, QLD

Style: Simple & glamour

Photography Services: Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Children, Family, Wedding

Maternity Session Price: Contact on site for prices and products

Contact : Katrina Barr

Atomic Butterfly is owned by professional photographer, Rachel, and well-known for its milk bath maternity photography. Although the typical in-studio and on-location shoots do take place, it’s the milk bath shots that are the most spellbinding. Her images are natural, organic and in-the-moment. The milk bath photography consists of vibrant flowers and usually entails flattering lace attire.

Location: West Burleigh, QLD

Style: natural & organic

Photography Services: Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Children, Family, Wedding

Maternity Session Price: $95-215 + see site for extra products

Contact : Rachel


Run by 5 experts with mastery of natural lighting, Sunlit studios provides videography and photography services areas across Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast; specialising in outdoor maternity, newborn and family photography. Their maternity photography is of the highest quality, with vivid hues and beautiful lighting and colouring. Every detail is captured, and every emotion articulated. For the best of a poignant capture, Sunlit is the one for you.

Location: Ormeau Hills, QLD

Style: Poignant, emotive & vivid

Photography Services: Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Children, Family, Engagement, Wedding

Maternity Session Price: $150 – $250 + see site for products

Contact : Sunlit

Founder and primary photographer, Leah Follett, is an accredited AIPP photographer, in her eleventh year of business. Her maternity photography is shot in her warm and comfortable home studio in Labrador. Leah captures the warmth behind every small interaction and produces a beautiful, creative and playful product that you can look back to even when you’re wrinkled and grey. After all, what’s life without a little fun?!

Location: Labrador, QLD

Style: Creative & playful

Photography Services: Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Children, Family, Wedding

Maternity Session Price: Contact on site for prices and products

Contact : Leah Follett

Simone is a qualified professional photographer and a busy full-time mother.  In order to better accommodate mothers all across the Gold Coast, she offers both in-studio and on-location maternity photography. Her photography rarely involves distracting attire and props; Simone instead focuses on authentic reactions and relationships. Her stripped back style is organic and tasteful.

Location: Cornubia, QLD

Style: Organic & authentic

Photography Services: Maternity, Newborn, Family

Maternity Session Price: $150 + see site for products

Contact : Simone

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