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.

Niki of Niki Sprekos Photography is one of the most popular and talented newborn and baby photographers in Melbourne.

Her images have so much love and connection, and styled in a clean, simple and beautiful way. And her passion for her work and her clients reflects in the quality of her photos.

With years of experience, Niki creates the perfect space of comfort and warmth. She will have your baby sleepy and content to create memories you’ll cherish for life.

Niki works with clients before sessions to discuss styling and her studio’s stocked with beautiful props, headbands and wraps/blankets to style images.

Niki Sprekos Photography has affordable packages to suit everyone and will become your photographer for life.

Location: Malvern East, Victoria

Style: Natural, Clean and Timeless

Price: Newborn sessions start at $200. Enquire for packages and offers.

Interview: 10 Questions with Niki Sprekos Photography


Contact : Niki Sprekos

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 Newborn Photography industry since 2012. 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

Price: Check website for pricing.

Interview: 10 Questions with Alana Taylor Photography


Contact : Alana Taylor

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

Price: Enquire for pricing


Photographer : Susanne Lilley

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

Price: Session Price $60. Enquire for packages.


Contact : Kiran Kohli

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: South Melbourne, VIC

Style: natural and emotive

Price: Enquire for pricing


Contact : Ellie and Mandy

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

Price: Enquire for pricing.


Contact : Danielle Nigido

Sleepy Willow is owned and run by seasoned Melbourne photographer and mother, Emilie Thompson. Known as the “Baby Whisperer”, Emilie’s gentle hands hold all the soothing tricks you’d expect from someone so well-practiced––in photography and Mum-ming!

Emilie’s sessions are an organic and relaxed experience, resulting in polished, earthy images that capture the purest (all too fleeting) early days. Two decades behind the lens (nine of them specialising in newborn photography) affords her a unique calm while creating.
Each session produces a timeless collection of digital images with options to purchase additional prints on archival paper, albums, and wall art.

Emilie is highly experienced, fully immunised & COVID-19 vaccinated, holding your sweet babe (and you) in the safest hands.

Location: Ringwood East, VIC

Style: Earthy, natural, timeless

Price: Sessions start at $490


Contact : Emilie

Susan Bradfield is a former physiotherapist and has over 6 years experience in newborn photography, so your baby is in very safe hands. Her timeless images focus on your beautiful baby, and your family and the connection and emotion you share. Her goal is to capture memories you will always love so she consults with you before the session to achieve the images you are after. Her studio is located in Bayside, Brighton, Melbourne and is equipped with everything needed for a seamless, relaxed, calm and memorable photo session.

Location: Brighton, VIC

Style: Simple, natural & timeless

Price: Enquire for pricing


Contact : Susan Bradfield

Kristen Cook is a newborn photographer who offers an experience unlike any other.

With a world-wide fan base and an unwavering attention to detail, if you’re looking for a true melange of honesty and beauty in your baby’s first moments earth-side, you’ve found it. World renowned Kristen Cook describes herself as a Love Chaser, Light Painter and Storyteller, and it’s not hard to see why she has earned an enviable reputation for her instantly recognisable style and quality of work.

Kristen Cook attempts to convey the authenticity, purity and vulnerability of newborns and her extensive portfolio puts forth a collection of magnificently nuanced and soulful shots showing the depth of bonds and the stillness of new life.

Location: Caroline Springs, VIC

Style: Unique, authentic & natural

Price: Session Price is $165. Enquire for packages and inclusions.


Contact : Kristen Cook

Bec Gordon is one of the most popular and highly sought-after newborn photographers serving expecting mothers and parents of newborns in and around Melbourne. Bec is a former primary school teacher and dance teacher with a Diploma in Professional Photography through the Photography Institute, and she opened Bec Gordon Photography for business in 2014. With more than a decade of experience teaching and guiding young children, Bec now devotes her experience to the craft of photographing newborns in their first 5-14 days of life in her spacious home studio, decked out with props and flooded with natural light.

Newborn photo shoots typically last 1.5-3 hours and newborn collections begin at $700.


Contact : Bec Gordon





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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



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