Time passes far too fast to allow all the details and happenings to sink in. Luckily, with the miracle of photography, we are able to keep a few precious moments alive for more than just a lifetime. Let these professional and experienced newborn photographers capture your little bundle of joy.

Everything special and unique about your newborn, from their small and curled little bodies, to their tiny little fingers and toes, will be celebrated through imagery particular to your gem. The listed photographers have the ability to properly apply a chosen aesthetic style to the natural form and character of the baby.

The best time to photograph a newborn is within the first two weeks of the birth. Photographers will usually put it around 4-14 days, while the child is flexible and curled in fetal position. In order to get your choice of photographer and the appropriate time frame, book in the first or second trimester of your pregnancy.

Specialist photographers are high in demand and usually booked out for about 3 to 6 months. Once you have a confirmed booking, you don’t need to worry about the exact date of birth, as photographers allow a time frame for late and early arrivals. So long as you contact them within 2 days to inform them of the birth, you should have no issues.

On the day of the session, mothers are advised to feed their newborns prior to arriving, in order to have them asleep during the session.  They should also bring appropriate feeding and toilet arrangements. Lastly, although props are provided in the in-studio shoots, parents are free to bring in sentimental pieces and props.

Without further ado, here’s are the Editor’s Choice top 10 newborn photographers in Hobart.

Rose draws on her experience as both a mother and a midwife to craft beautiful images of newborns, babies and families of all kinds.  She specialises in both lifestyle and naturally posed studio style pictures, all taken in your own home.  Her style is both current and timeless, using a clean and neutral colour palette to let your baby (and their exquisite details) shine.  She is a warm and reassuring presence who will ensure your photography session is calm, relaxing and enjoyable.

Phone: 0421 019 619

Social: Rose Jarman Photography

Contact : Rose Jarman

Zanzo is Tasmania’s most highly awarded family, children and pet photography studio. It is led by owner and head photographer, Dean Mansbridge, an AIPP Master Photographer with over 75 Local, National and International Awards under his belt. Every piece of newborn photography is unique, fresh and lively.

Location: Hobart CBD, TAS

Style: Bright & Lively

Newborn Session Price: Enquire for pricing

Contact : Dean Mansbridge

AIPP member and 2017 TAS Newborn Photographer of the Year, Peta Nikel, delivers custom photography at a 25 minute distance from Hobart’s CBD. Her newborn, baby and maternity photography is classic and timeless. Every newborn is allowed an individual persona, and so the style is kept neat and minimal.

Location: Honeywood, TAS

Style: Minimalist & classic

Newborn Session Price: $125-$175 session fee + minimum $795 package

Social: Peta Nikel Photography

Contact : Peta Nikel

Michael O’Keefe covers a range of services, including newborn, baby, maternity, family, couples, corporate, model and wedding photography. Michael is a AIPP award winning photographer who provides intimate and expressive works all across Hobart.

Location: Old Beach, TAS

Style: Expressive & intimate

Newborn Session Price: $100 session fee + minimum $250 individual prints OR minimum $740 package

Contact : Michael O’Keefe

Agape media House is run by a husband and wife power team, specialising in wedding, family and newborn photography. In order to capture the natural and personal moments of newborns, their photography is usually situational and akin to lifestyle portraits. Shoots can take place at home with family included or at the studio with stunning setups.

Location: Kingston, TAS

Style: Natural & personal

Newborn Session Price: Enquire for pricing

Contact : Agape Media House

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When it comes to newborn photography in and around Hobart, this list represents the very best of the best. For your newborn, you deserve the most talented photographer around, a collaborator in the process of your baby’s young life who can capture all the yawns, cuddles, and squishy moments of newborn ecstasy that you’ll want to look at and relive for the rest of your life. That’s why a newborn photographer is one of those simple indulgences that you’ll want to hire before it’s too late.

Every year, more and more babies are born in Hobart; when the population increases, so too does the birth rate. What does this mean for newborn photography? It means that more parents are going to want to be securing their photo sessions before they miss out on that distinctive window of time in which the newborn baby is still yawny, crawly, and snuggly. What does that mean for you? It means you should book your appointment with your favorite newborn photographer on this list as soon as possible!


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