When selecting a photographer to capture your bundle of joy, don’t let the selection bowl you over.

We’ve compiled a list specifically for the purpose of aiding you in the chore of choosing your newborn’s photographer.

Whether you are looking for a homey lifestyle shot or a theatrical art piece, our list will help you find your photographer.

The person to capture your beautiful baby would have to be a capable and experienced character; after all, they are in charge of providing you with one of the most important lifetime memories.

When choosing this person, pay great attention to their style, demands and personality, because they will surely reflect in your newborn’s portraits.

Once you have taken to an art style and chosen your photographer, make sure you book them in fast.

As newborn photographers are highly sought after, and often booked out 3 to 6 months, you will need to book within the first or second trimester of your pregnancy in order to get your chosen photographer and the best time frame.

The optimal time for photographing newborns is within the first two weeks of arrival, or around the 4-14 day mark.

During this time, the child is naturally pliable and curled in fetal position; this is the time frame you should aspire towards.

Most photographers will allow some leeway due to early and late arrivals; however, it is essentially to contact your photographer within 48 hours of the birth or as soon as possible to secure a session.

On the day of the shoot, newborns need to be fed prior to the session in order for them to remain asleep throughout the session.

Sentimental knickknacks, clothing or props can be bought in, although usually the studio provides adequate material.

Ready to take a pick? here’s our list of top 10 newborn photographers in the Gold Coast.

The leading photographer at Birdy Flower, Katie, has over 12 years experience in the industry, with a degree in commercial photography.

She specialises in newborn, baby, maternity, family and event photography, and has attained notoriety upon getting her work into media and magazines.

Her newborn work is rustic, homely, with hints of artsy.

Location: Broadbeach Waters, QLD

Style: Rustic & homely

Pricing: $150-$200 session fee + $725-$1100 collections


Contact : Katie

Little Orange takes care of all your newborn, baby, maternity, family and children’s photography and portraiture needs.

Mel Tucker, as head photographer and owner, exhibits a passion in newborn photography and ensures that you are satisfied with your shots.

Her pictures are simple, colourful and crisp.

Location: Palm Beach, QLD

Style:  Simple & colourful

Pricing: $150 session fee + minimum $495 package


Contact : Mel Tucker

Brisbane Photographer, Kristal Wozniak, a multi-award-winning photographer, offers unique and individual newborn, maternity, baby and family photography services.

Newborn sessions take place in the studio specifically setup for the comfort and safety of your baby. With 10 years of experience, Kristal is confident working with newborn babies and takes great care to create beautiful boutique and custom styled imagery for her clients safely. She is fully vaccinated,and a Professional Accredited Photographer with the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography)

Winner of  BabyInfo’s prestigious Top 10 photographer award for 2 consecutive years (2018 & 2019) and an impressive number of over 1000 successful photo shoots, Kristal prides herself on her quality of work ensuring that each and every photo shoot is unique and special to the customer.

Location: Fortitude Valley, QLD

Style: Boutique and custom-styled

Pricing: Newborn Packages start from $495


Contact : Kristal Wozniak

Forever After Photography is run by Jade Christy, providing some of the finest fine art newborn babies, maternity, children and family portraiture.

With 7 silver Australian Professional Awards, 4 silver QLD EPSON Professional awards, and Associate rank with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP),  Forever After is usually in high demand.

Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Style: Minimal & soulful

Pricing: $150 session fee + $550-$1500 collections


Contact : Jade Christy

Established in 2011, Love photography offers premium and custom made newborn, baby, maternity, family, and corporate photography.

Photographer, Michelle, is an AIPP accredited professional photographer – providing a varied portfolio and a large range of styles to choose from, everything from minimal to theatrical.

Location: Mermaid Waters, QLD

Style: Varied & simple

Pricing: $200-$400 session fee + product pricing not available on site


Contact : Michelle

Award winning photographer, KyIie Johnson, has over 10 years experience in professional photography and a diploma of Photography from Southbank Institute.

The studio provides the best newborn, maternity and family portraiture, guaranteeing full satisfaction or a free reshoot, possibly a refund, as compensation.

The photos are romantic, pure and simple.

Location: Broadbeach Waters, QLD

Style: Romantic & delicate

Pricing: $200 session fee + $595-$2495


Contact : Kylie Johnson

With a passion for newborn and baby photography, Tanha Basile ensures an intimate and magical session.

Tanha creates timeless maternity, birth, newborn/baby & family photography. She really is your photographer for life.

She currently holds 4 silver Wedding and Portrait Photographer International Awards (WPPI) and one 3rd place WPPI Award.

Her style of photography is rustic & emotive, she loves to create art pieces that show the connection and love your family members have for one another. All while styling your photos to suit your home decor in a neutral toned way, your photos will never look dated.

You may contact Tanha on 0438788279 or visit her website for info

Location: Northern Gold Coast, Queensland

Style: Rustic/Emotive

Pricing: From $200 session fee + minimum $995 package


Contact : Tanha Basile

The eponymous Jade Read is a specialist maternity, newborn and family portrait photographer, with over 400 documented works.

She delivers natural and clever shots rather than overcomplicated, rigidly posed, or heavily photoshopped images.

Location: Coomera, QLD

Style: Natural & simple

Newborn Session Price: $200


Contact : Jade Read

Centrally located in Southport, Leanne is a multi-International award-winning photographer whose passion shines through in her work. Her client’s excellent reviews provide testament to how much they have loved their experience during the shoots, trusting her experience and skill, and how much they adore their finished photos and printed product.

Leanne loves becoming a family’s “go-to” photographer, following their newborns through their first big milestones, watching them and their family’s grow, year after year, which is a great honour. Contact her now to ensure availability as she books out months in advance.

Location: Southport, QLD

Style: Posed / Lifestyle

Pricing:  $500-$850


Contact : Leanne Handreck

Moments Photography, by Bec, is a state of the art newborn portraiture, family photography, and maternity shooting service.

Bec’s extensive work on newborns shows a tendency towards bright, sharp, beautifully positioned, and subtly playful photographs.

Location: Varsity Lakes, QLD

Style: Vintage & romantic

Pricing: $380-$1490


Contact : Bec

More Newborn Photographers in Gold Coast

 

Studio KSA

Studio KSA is run by Kerrie Selby-Adams, with the aim of delivering quality newborn, baby, maternity and birth photography. Kerrie’s love for babies and newborns reflects in her light-hearted, playful and clever images.

If you’re looking for a gorgeous and innovative image of your newborn, this is the one for you!

Location: Ormeau, QLD

Style: Playful & clever

Pricing: $400-$950

 

Connie’s Magic Moments

Located in Yatala, midway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Connie provides professional, premium and cost-effective newborn, baby, and family portraiture. Connie has over 8 years photography experience and a passion for newborn and maternity portraiture specifically. She offers clothing and location consultation over phone or through email, an array of quality props and outfits, and studio viewing and ordering. You are also given a choice between an on-location or an in-studio session.

Location: Yatala, QLD

Style: Rustic & Dramatic

Session Price: $175 + see site for products

 

K&B Photography

K & B Photography provides mothers with a premium newborn, birth and maternity photography package. You can celebrate all the stages of motherhood with owner and photographer, Kristy, right by your side. Kristy takes a unique holistic approach to photography and ensures that all parents and newborns are comfortable before proceeding. Newborn sessions are held in her intimate studio at Mudgeeraba and images are retouched into gorgeous works of art.

Location: Mudgeeraba, QLD

Style: Romantic & Intimate

Session Price: $200 + see site for products

 

Follett Photography

Leah Follett, founder and primary photographer at Follet Photography, is an AIPP accredited newborn, maternity, baby, children, family, and wedding photographer. Leah has spent over 10 years experience photographing newborns and is constantly improving her techniques and honing her skills. Newborn sessions take place in her warm home studio in Labrador. Images are kept simple and minimal, to exhibit the innocence and beauty of the newborn.

Location: Labrador, QLD

Style: Simple & Emotive

Session Price: Contact on site for prices and products

 

Lili Photo

Lili Photo takes care of all your newborn, baby, maternity, children, family, engagement and wedding portraiture needs. Based in Bundall, Lili provides an affordable, professional and attentive service to mothers across the Gold Coast. Mothers can decide to have an in-studio session or an outdoor on-location photo shoot, and can contribute the theme and style of the images. Lili’s images are bright, playful, romantic, and full of lightheartedness.

Location: Bundall, QLD

Style: Playful & Romantic

Session Price: $200 – $500 + see site for products

 

Elaine Harriott

Elaine of Elaine Harriot Photography provides quality newborn, baby, maternity, children, family and wedding portraiture to areas around Tweeds Head. Her inviting Terranora home studio is only 15 minutes from Gold Coast Airport, and is stocked with a variety of custom wraps, outfits, props and more. Newborn sessions take place in this warm environment, and poses are completely baby-led. Elaine ensures that you and your baby receive the attentive care and beautiful artwork you deserve. Her images are always beautifully poignant, intimate, either rustic or romantic shots.

Location: Terranora, QLD

Style: Poignant & Intimate

Session Price: $395 + see site for products

 

Erin Winsley

Natural light newborn and family photographer, Erin Winsley, is passionate about giving you the finest service on offer. With over three years experience, a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photomedia, and a range of skills and knowledge from workshops with renowned photographers and important summits, Erin has an impressive portfolio. She travels to suburbs around the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, the Hinterland and Brisbane to provide a personalised and comfortable at-home newborn session. Her sets and props are kept to a minimal so that images can exhibit simplicity and purity.

Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Style: Simple & minimal

Session Price: $125 + see site for products

 

Ana Thatcher Photography

Specialising in newborns, maternity and family portraiture, Ana Thatcher is an experienced, professional photographer with a mastery of the interplay of natural light. Newborn sessions take place in her warm and well-lit studio in Mermaid Waters, with an array of exotic and premium wraps, blankets, props and accessories on offer. Inclusion of parents or siblings is not only possible, but recommended for a gorgeous, heart-warming family shot. Her works tend to be bright, poignant, and depict a vintage theme.

Location: Mermaid Waters, QLD

Style:  Bright & vintage

Session Price: Contact on site for prices and products

 

Katrina Barr

Katrina Barr is a specialist newborn, baby, maternity, children, family, and wedding photographer based in Oxenford. Katrina takes care in positioning your precious little angles, ensuring that they are comfortable and relaxed, before capturing impressive and heart-melting images. Prior to your newborn’s photo shoot, Katrina provides you with an easy to follow information packet to help you prepare for the session. Her in-studio newborn sessions are professional, attentive, and certain to create lovely, sentimental artworks for you to treasure for a lifetime. Katrina creates close-up, minimal but always remarkable portraiture.

Location: Oxenford, QLD

Style: Minimal & simple

Session Price: Contact on site for prices and products

 

Feather Touch Photography

Feather Touch Photography provides the finest newborn, birth, maternity and family lifestyle portraiture in the Gold Coast. Enthusiastic owner and photographer, Rachel Weber, has over 20 years experience working with children and families, is an emerging member of the AIPP, and trained under the British Association of Newborn Photographers (BANP). She offers a candid and comfortable at-home newborn session, to capture authentic moments, connections and expressions. Each and every shot is poignant, nuanced and filled with emotion. No one captures the love and connection of a family better than Rachel!

Location: Pacific Pines, QLD

Style:  Candid, authentic & poignant

Session Price: $200-$275 + see site for products

 

Milina Opsenica Photography

Newborn, maternity, couple and wedding portraiture specialist and video expert, Milina Opsenica, extends her services to all areas from the Gold Coast down to Byron bay. She is an avid traveller, and is willing to travel across Australia or New Zealand if the opportunity arises. Her zeal for life reflects in her newborn at-home portraiture. Whether you’re looking for lifestyle videographer or photography, Milina can cater for you. Her in-the-moment captures will offer you an instant that transcends time.

Location: Cabarita Beach, QLD

Style:  Lifestyle & nuanced

Session Price: $900

 

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