Pregnancy is one of the most important times in a woman’s life. It’s a moment before life is given, transitioned into a beautiful little blessing, and a period in which a mother is made and tested. So before time runs off again, take the chance to preserve this miracle of life, with a maternity session tailored to your tastes.

Celebrate motherhood by capturing all the precious little details of your pregnancy; from the voluptuous baby-body curves, to the adorably outturned bellybutton on the baby bump. There’s so much to a pregnancy, that you can’t let be forgotten. With the large range of maternity specialists in Melbourne and the surrounding areas, you will be spoilt for choice.

Before you scroll down to our list, keep in mind that a pregnancy is an individual experience and should be treated as such. The photographers on our list will listen and work to accommodate the mother, in order to create a product everyone can be happy with.

The experts recommend coming in for a maternity session between 27 and 36 into your pregnancy. However, if you are expecting twins, it is best to arrange it between 27 and 30 weeks. During this time, your stomach is beautifully rounded and camera-ready, and you are still comfortable and able.

A comfortable in-studio session usually gives you access to a wardrobe of stylish attire, and a comfortable, warm atmosphere. An outdoor or on-location shoot allows a gorgeous and scenic backdrop, and usually results in spectacular colour and contrast. Family are also often encouraged to join the in and create a moment to last a lifetime.

Below, there are 20 maternity photographers, located in and around Melbourne,each with their own individual style. So, what are you waiting for, find the one for your gorgeous baby bump!

Pitter Patter Portraits

A boutique children’s photography studio, Pitter Patter Portraits is operated by Ellie Williams with the support of Mandy Kerangelen. The studio was created with a very specific purpose in mind – to resemble a family home – so you can feel comfortable and at ease while capturing these moments for eternity. Ellie has an Advanced Diploma in Photography and has trained with the newborn photographers in the world. Her promise is to create natural and heartfelt images and by the testimonials from her clients, it is easy to see she does deliver on her promises.

Location: Kew East, Victoria

Profile: Pitter Patter Portraits


Contact : Ellie and Mandy

One day your baby will ask how they fit in your belly – will you have a portrait or just a selfie to show them? Come see why Tory D Photography has become one the most popular maternity and newborn studios in Melbourne. With a private space, Tory can photograph your pregnancy journey and capture that moment in time that goes by all too quickly.

Location: Werribee, VIC

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Contact : Tory D

Alana Taylor Photography

Alana Taylor is a photographer specialized in maternity and new born photography. Alana decided to make a business out of her passion for children’s photography about eight years ago. She realized this is her life’s calling after having her first baby girl and never looked back. She describes her work as artistic, colourful and vintage and the pictures on her site and social media accounts are proof to this. The maternity shoots that you can see on her gallery are just heartbreakingly beautiful and so inspirational. Her advice is to schedule the maternity photo shooting when you are 32 to 36 weeks pregnant.

Location: Cranbourne East, Victoria

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Contact : Alana Taylor

Kate Lee Photography

If you’re looking for an affordable, but very sought after maternity photographer in Melbourne, Kate Lee might just be the right pick for you. Her studio looks amazing and is surrounded by bushland and with stunning views. This means you can relax and enjoy this special time of creating memories for a lifetime. On her site you’ll also find preparation guides for different types of photo shootings so this will make it easy for you to bring all that is necessary and make the most out of this experience. She also provides outfit ideas for all members of the family so you don’t have to worry about what you’re going to wear!

Location: Beaconsfield,  Victoria

Profile: Kate Lee Photography


Contact : Kate Lee

Susanne Lilley Photography is a sought after boutique Maternity and Newborn photographer located in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs.

Susanne is focused on providing her clients with a unique & beautiful gallery capturing this most precious time in your life. In keeping with Susanne’s signature minimalist style, her maternity portraits are nothing short of stunning!  She effortlessly captures the connection between you and your precious baby bump, all whilst making you feel at ease. Partners and children are also welcome to join in to capture all the feels. 

Special discounts are included with your Newborn sessions when you also book in a Maternity session.

Location: Rowville, VIC

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Photographer : Susanne Lilley

Danielle Nigido Photography

Danielle is a photographer and a mother of four children (2 boys and 2 girls). In the maternity gallery on her site we’ve found some spectacular shoots in monochrome that are worthy of the cover of glossy magazines. Among the details you should know if you are considering working with her for your maternity photos is that she prefers the shooting to take place between 30 and 34 weeks of pregnancy and the session will take 1-2 hours.

Location: Caroline Springs, Victoria

Profile: Danielle Nigido Photography


Contact : Danielle Nigido

Niki Sprekos Photography is one of the most popular and a highly talented maternity & newborn photographer based in Melbourne. Maternity session are held in the studio or outdoors.

Niki works together with her clients before any maternity session to discuss style preferences and poses. In addition she will discuss wardrobe and has a range of clothing available for use.

All clients who select Niki as their maternity photographer feel so comfortable and at ease during their session. All clients leave saying that their photoshoot was extremely fun and loved at how comfortable and beautiful they felt during their photo session.

Niki Sprekos Photography has affordable maternity packages and provides discounts to those booked in for newborn photography too.

Location: Malvern East, Victoria

Profile: Niki Sprekos Photography


Contact : Niki Sprekos

The Fitzroys Photography

Aga’s maternity sessions take place in her gorgeous natural light studio and are designed for Mama who wishes to capture the moment in elegant portraits and the wonderful light. As per her signature style, she creates beautiful images of the pregnancy journey without unnecessary distractions and fancy costumes.

To those who wish to bundle their Maternity & Newborn session the Bump to Baby photography experience is also available as package.

Location: Mill Park, Victoria


Contact : Aga

When her daughter was less than six months old, Samira started her photography business – Sienna Skies Photography,that was named after her baby daughter. Her maternity photos look like in a fairy tale where you can easily see the “happily ever after”.


Contact : Samira

If you want your maternity photography session to take place at your home, on the beach or in your favorite place ever, White Salt Photography can make it happen for you. Their approach to maternity photography is unique and quite endearing, just have a look at the gallery on their site and you’ll fall in love with their work.


Contact : Janine

 

#11 Fox and Feather Photography

A believer in simplicity and capturing life’s finest moments as they are, Samantha, the artist behind Fox and Feather Photography, has one of the most exquisite studios we’ve ever seen. Her maternity shoots look like captures from movies, familiar and spectacular at the same time.

 

#12 Nazia Chand

Nazia Chand is an AIPP accredited and international award winning portrait photographer. With her eye for detail and expert light play she is able to conjure up custom made pieces of art. Nazia’son-location maternity art is stunning, picturesque, vivid and transfixing. Her scenic maternity images are a timeless delight.

 

#13 Seed Photography

With 10 years of experience in maternity and newborn photography, owner and photographer, Jenny, knows exactly how to conduct a successful maternity shoot. Jenny uses natural light and calculates the best angle for a beautiful baby bump capture. The result is a well-lit and poignant image, graced with subtlety and eloquence.4

 

#14 Maple Gallery

Run by husband and wife, Brad Downer and Suze Downer, Maple Gallery provides the finest quality maternity photography. If you would like your session to be conducted by an award-winning photographer who looks for simplicity and authenticity in pregnancy, Maple Gallery is for you.

Booking a maternity and newborn session together cuts the cost of the second session in half!

 

#15 Life Works Photography

Life Works strips back on the noise so that you have hang up a moment on your wall that evokes a sincere emotive. Since 1992, owner Julie Ewing, and later Tracy Macaskill, have been doing exactly that. With extensive knowledge, and 26 years in business, how can you expect any less than these stunning artworks?

 

#16 Alise Black Photographic Studios

Due to her childhood passion for barbie doll fashion shoots, Alise Black started studying art form at sixteen, photographing children at seventeen, and starting her photography business at nineteen. Now, Alise boasts over 20+ years of industry experience, extensive study and experience in photography, and a portfolio with a range of portrait and commercial photography. The head office and Sydney studio is based in Surry Hills, while the Melbourne studio is based in Richmond. Her maternity photographs are essentially glamour shots that are exquisitely retouched and dramatic.

 

#17 Foxbelle Photography

Ingrid is the one who watches through the lenses at Foxbelle Photography. She is a fully accredited professional with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. If you never thought you can drop a tear while looking at other people’s family and maternity photos, you certainly haven’t seen her gallery.

 

18. Tiffany’s Photography Melbourne

19. Lorna Kirkby

20. Louise Treacy

 

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