For the special moments that can’t be replaced, we have the wonder of photography – and for your child’s exhilarating first days, we have a list of the top 10 newborn photographers located in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs.

The range of styles on offer will ensure you are satisfied with the treatment of one of the most beautiful moments in your lives.

You will never forget how much you love them, so why compromise on the moments that made them?

Instil the memory of their first days, and capture what you will forever consider the most beautiful sight in the world.

With the extensive range of photographers, it’s easy to pick out the essence of the memory you want to imprint.

Whether you are looking for a playful or soulful capture, make sure to book the photography session in the first or second trimester of your or your partner’s pregnancy.

This is imperative for the sake of reducing last minute tension and reserving a spot at the right place and for the appropriate time frame.

Photographers specialising in newborns are often booked out for 3-6 months.

They accommodate for late and early arrivals – so long as you inform them of the birth within a reasonable amount of time.

Remember that the ideal time for the photo shoot is within the first two weeks of the birth.

Professionals recommend anything around the 4-14 day mark, whilst the babies are conveniently flexible and curled.

It is best to bring feeding requirements and nappies to the shoot. Feeding is advised directly prior to the session in order to get your newborn sleepy and calm.

Here is the list of the top 10 Melbourne based newborn photographers, and some of the services they offer.

Alana Taylor Photography is one of Melbourne’s best and highly sought after photographers, specialising in newborn, baby, maternity, and cake smash photography. Alana Taylor has been in the industry for over 8 years. She is fully registered and fully vaccinated and has been trained on how to pose newborns safely.  Alana Taylor can provide you with pure and timeless newborn images that your family will treasure forever. She has an artistic and colourful art style, providing floral and romantic vintage style setups.

Location: Cranbourne East, VIC

Style: Colourful, Vintage & Romantic

Newborn Pricing: Newborn Package $750, includes session time and your choice of 10 edited images on USB. Find more details on pricing here.

Interview10 Questions with Alana Taylor


Contact : Alana Taylor

Located in the beautiful suburb of Beaconsfield, South East of Melbourne, Kate Lee Photography is perfect for capturing those precious first few weeks with your new baby. She provides affordable photography for Newborns, Babies, Cake Smashes and Pregnancy – but is the most passionate about newborn photography.

She showcases simple but creative ideas, making the most of the natural newborn positions and capturing memories that will last a lifetime.

To book your photoshoot or for more information please visit our website.

Location: Beaconsfield, VIC

Style: Affordable, Simple

Newborn Session Price: Packages start from $700


Contact : Kate Lee

Award winning photographers, Ellie and Mandy, have been creating artistic newborn images for over 10 years. They love babies and are passionate about capturing their innocence and beauty, priding themselves in portraying real connections and the organic bond between newborns and their parents and siblings.

With the mindset of creating relaxed and emotive images of your family, they have designed a beautiful, warm and cosy studio, replicating a family home to ensure you are always comfortable. Their approach is classical and simplistic, utilising simple props to emphasis and keep the focus on your baby and family.

Location: Kew East, VIC

Style: natural and emotive

Newborn Session Price: Call Ellie and Mandy, on 98516 807 for a personalised quote.


Contact : Ellie and Mandy

Aga specialises in natural newborn portraits documenting your baby’s first days in timeless way, capturing beauty of a newborn baby with minimal distractions. Aga’s work is a reflection of authentic moments in families’ lives portrayed without props and costumes. She is best known for her UNSCRIPTED images where your baby is lovingly photographed in an honest way for images that allow you to relieve those days again and again.

The Fitzroys’ Bump to Baby sessions preserve the final weeks of pregnancy and early days after meeting your baby.

The session packages are kept simple and are all inclusive.

Location: Mill Park, VIC

Style: authentic & natural

Newborn Session Price: All-inclusive of digital files (minimum of 50 images) + five fine art prints – $950. More details on pricing here.


Contact : Aga

The eponymous Danielle Nigido covers all your newborn, maternity, and family portraiture needs. Her newborn shots are kept organic, with complementary props, while being perfectly balanced. Instead of theatrics, she maintains the honesty and quietness of the newborn. Danielle has also won five International baby photo awards.

Location: Caroline Springs, VIC

Style: Vintage & romantic

Newborn Session Price: $200 session fee + minimum $750 package


Contact : Danielle Nigido

Bump to Baby Photography specializes in capturing the sweet beauty of your tiny newbie in a timeless way.

Kiran, founder and photographer at Bump to Baby Photography, is one of the best newborn photographers in Melbourne and has years of experience in newborn, maternity and cake smash photography.

As the name suggests, Bump to Baby Photography offers a wide range of packages including maternity and newborn photography packages and prices that suit all budgets.

If you are after an awesome photographer, with a love and passion for newborn photography, Kiran is the right choice for you.

Location: Croydon, Victoria

Style: Light and Classy

Newborn session Price: Session Fee $50 and Basic Package $300.


Contact : Kiran Kohli

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

Taking only limited bookings each month, Susanne’s focus is on providing her clients with a unique & beautiful gallery of their precious baby, whilst also delivering a wonderful & relaxed experience for the parents. It is Susanne’s love of modern, simplistic and Nordic design which sets the tone for her unique and minimalist style.

Using natural light along with a combination of posed and candid styling, each session is tailored to provide her clients with a comprehensive and thoughtful gallery.

Susanne offers all inclusive packages to suit everyone with the option to order additional modern and unique products to enjoy for generations to come.

Location: Rowville Victoria

Style: Unique and minimalist

Newborn session Price: Session Fee $100 and Newborn Packages price starts at $499.


Photographer : Susanne Lilley

Discover why so many families around Melbourne are choosing Tory D Photography to photograph their newborn babies and growing family. Tory has quickly become a sought-after photographer with a private, comfortable studio equipped with everything he needs to create beautiful, timeless portraits and art work to proudly display in your home.

Location: Werribee, VIC

Style: Timeless, fresh

Newborn Session Price: $250 session fee + collections from $700

Interview: 10 Questions with Tory D Photography


Contact : Tory D

As one of Melbourne’s most experienced newborn photographers, Siobhan offers wonderful packages, suited for your budget. She is an Accredited Professional Photographer with 6 years of photography experience. Lately her focus has been on newborns, where – as per her portfolio – she thrives!

All newborn sessions are booked for 9:30 in the morning. Siobhan applies great care and delicate manoeuvring to create a comfortable and natural pose for shooting. Her photography attempts to unveil the purity and beauty of the newborn without overcrowding the image.

Location: Kew, VIC

Style: Simple & Natural

Newborn Session Price: $450 mini session (1.5 hr); Contact 0406 065 397 for basic and full session prices


Contact : Siobhan Wolff

Specialising in newborn, baby, maternity and family portraiture, Louise uses limited props and natural light to create a classic and natural image. She has over 10 years experience in photography, and keeps it refreshingly minimalistic; focusing on the newborn and leaving out the creative yet distracting background.

If you want to keep it fresh and organic, this is the place for you!

Location: Doreen, VIC

Style: Minimalistic & classic

Newborn Session Price: $150 session fee + $70 individual print OR minimum $850 collection


Contact : Louise Treacy

 

EJM Photography

The EJM Newborn Photography Studio, run by Emma Masterton, is exclusively for the conception of gorgeous newborn portraits.  The portraiture ranges from pleasantly simple to slightly more theatrical, and welcomes the inclusion of the family – including the beloved pets!

There is also a bonus free maternity shot offered with every booked newborn session.

Location: South Melbourne, VIC

Style: Simple & staged

Newborn Session Price: Contact 0405714219 for prices and products

 

Emma Hutch Photography

The Emma Hutch Photography studio offers quality newborn, maternity, children and family portraits. Emma’s love for children and newborns allows her to convey the innocence and soul specific to the subject. Only a handful can master such a unique style, and Emma does it stunningly.

Location: Seville, VIC

Style: Romantic & emotive

Newborn Session Price: $150 session fee + Contact 0419 593 380 for prints and packages

 

Kristen Cook Photography

Kristen Cook services weddings and offers newborn, baby and maternity portraiture. She attempts to convey the authenticity, purity and vulnerability of newborns. Her portfolio puts forth a collection of magnificently nuanced and soulful shots showing the depth of bonds and the stillness of individuals.

Location: Caroline Springs, VIC

Style: Soulful & Nuanced

Newborn Session Price: $165 session fee + $65 Individual print OR $1300 collective

 

Beloved Photography

Beloved is a specialist newborn photography studio, which also provides maternity and baby shoots. Photographer Caroline Brown is renowned amongst professional baby photographers, with over 8 years of experience, a rank of master photographer at the Australian Institute for Professional Photography (AIPP), and the 2018 AIPP Victoria newborn photographer of the year award!

Her work is soulful and heart warming, with props to provide a rustic feel.

Location: Macleod, VIC

Style: Rustic & natural

Newborn Session Price: $220 session fee + $80 individual print OR minimum $650 collective

 

More Newborn Photographers in Melbourne

 

15. Sienna Skies Photography

16. Melissa Martin Photography

17. Maple Gallery

18. Lecinda Ward

19. Nazia Chand

20. Seeds Photography

21. Foxbelle Photography

22. Carmen Hibbins

23. Jacinta DalBen

24. Photography by Kellie Mac

25. Tiny and Brave Photography

26. Fox and Feather Photography

27. Studio Create

28. Alisha Jayne Photography

29. Something Meaningful

30. Ashley K Photography

31. Tiffany’s Photography Melbourne

32. Kath V Photography

33. Dart Newborn Photography

34. Sleepy Willow Photography

35. JHC Newborn Photography

36. Mel Lawler Photography

37. Kapture Photography

38. Always Belle Photography

39.  Dee Palma Photography

40. Paula Andrews Photography

 

Conclusion

We know just how important it is to celebrate and capture those early days with your darling newborn. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our favourite newborn photographers in Melbourne—so you can make an informed decision and have beautiful memories that you can cherish forever. Don’t forget to book early (3-6 months before) and within two weeks of birth for the best results.

 

Melbourne Newborn Photography Stats

According to the Birth Deaths and Marriages Victoria, an average of 80,413 babies are born in Victoria each year (avg. number in the past 5 years). The average number of babies born in Australia each year is 316,124. This means that 25.4% of all babies born in Australia, are born in Victoria.

From BabyInfo’s yearly stats and survey results, 27% of new mums in the state of Victoria and 34% of new mums in Melbourne, hire a professional newborn photographer to capture the precious moments of their newborn.

This makes Melbourne and Victoria the second biggest market for newborn photography in Australia.

The average price for a newborn session (including digital and print collection) in Melbourne in 2019 was $694. This includes new mums considering budget over quality of photos and new mums who are willing to pay more for professional photos, quality and trust.

 

Best Newborn Photographers in Victoria

Ballarat

Bendigo

Geelong

Mornington Peninsula

Melbourne

Yarra Valley

 

Best Newborn Photographers in Australia

Melbourne

Sydney

Brisbane

Perth

Adelaide

Gold Coast

Sunshine Coast

Hobart