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!

Belinda is the photographer behind the camera at Bellyboo Photography. Maternity shoots can be held either at her home studio or outdoors by Kananook Creek or at the beach trail. They even have a range of stunning maternity gowns that you can try on if you want to glam it up.

A one-hour maternity session is $250 and can include your partner or other children. For an extra special option, Bellyboo Photography offers a timeline maternity and newborn session package for $659. This includes multiple sessions from 20 to 38 weeks as your belly grows. Your partner, other children or pets are welcome to join. A full newborn session is also included in the package price.

Location: Seaford, Victoria

Contact : Belinda

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: South Melbourne, Victoria

Contact : Ellie and Mandy

Bump to Baby Photography is one of the premier maternity photography outlets in and around Melbourne, an ideal resource for expecting mothers hoping to capture their pregnancies. Maternity sessions with Bump to Baby Photography typically are scheduled at 30-35 weeks within the gestation process, a time at which the baby bump will be rounded and the expecting mother will still feel comfortable enough to be mobile and photo-ready. Siblings and partners are welcome to join in maternity photo sessions with Bump to Baby Photography at no extra cost. Gowns, dresses, and silks can all be provided at the Bump to Baby Photography studio, meaning clients won’t have to worry about finding their own perfect outfit in anticipation of a photo shoot.

Location: Croydon, Victoria

Contact : Kiran

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

Niki works together with her clients before any maternity session to discuss styling and poses. The studio also has a beautiful collection of dresses that clients can use in the session too.

Her google reviews prove that clients feel very comfortable and at ease during their session. All clients leave saying that her style is effortless, the shoot fun and the entire experience first class.

Niki Sprekos Photography has affordable maternity packages and provides a discount if you book in a newborn session too.

Location: Malvern East, Victoria

Contact : Niki Sprekos

Knowing how fleetingly special pregnancy can be, Susan aims to show maternal beauty and strength in her images. She also knows that sometimes, pregnancy isn’t all it is made out to be, but she values being able to help women feel special, if only for a few hours, so they can look back in time with joy on these moments. She offers both studio and outdoor sessions for maternity photography and works with all her clients to achieve the images they envision by consulting with each client prior to their shoot regarding styling and preparation. She is experienced in posing clients while keeping sessions relaxed and fun. Partners and children are welcome in sessions as well.

Location: Brighton, VIC

Contact : Susan Bradfield

Leigh studied photography and has over 20 years of experience in maternity photography, which has allowed her to use her creative talents in a powerful and exciting way. Leigh specialised in fashion photography and has worked in the industry as a fashion photographer.

Leigh aims to deliver an unforgettable experience ensuring your maternity and newborn session will be laid-back and relaxed!

Having a fine art background in painting and illustration, Leigh brings a fine art editorial approach to her photography, aiming to be a little different.

Leighs goal is to create the finest possible product, while ensuring that you have an awesome experience!

Location: Wheelers Hill, VIC

Contact : Leigh Hodgen

Aga’s Maternity work is a celebration of the connection between mama, bump & baby. Her Maternity sessions are designed for all the sentimental Mamas who wish to capture the event of pregnancy in truly elegant portraits and the wonderful light.

She creates beautiful heartfelt images of your pregnancy journey in graceful, classic style from her natural light studio in South Morang. Her work is heartfelt and centres around capturing the beauty of anticipation a new life and so partners and older children are always welcomed in the experience.

For Clients who plan for Maternity & Newborn sessions together are offered the bundled experience and save.

Location: South Morang, Victoria

Contact : Aga

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

Photographer : Susanne Lilley

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

Contact : Alana Taylor

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

Contact : Danielle Nigido

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This list of the best maternity photographers in and around the greater Melbourne metropolitan area is an excellent resource for you to assess and evaluate the incredible options on the table for your photography needs. We don’t need to tell you the value of getting a photo shoot in your natural maternal state; you already know that this nine month period will be over before you know it and that you’ll want to celebrate the transience and ephemerality of this chapter of your life and your early motherhood experience before it passes by. This means that investing in a professional photographer will be worth it. With the expertise of one of these photographers, once your adorable baby is born, you’ll have a special photo album from which to relive and reminisce upon this distinctive and remarkable experience.


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