Top 10 Newborn Photographers in Melbourne


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 Sprekos Photography is one of the most popular newborn and baby Photographer in Melbourne and we can certainly understand why – her work is absolutely beautiful.

With over 9 years of experience, Niki creates the perfect space of safety and comfort for your baby. The perfect mix to create memories you’ll cherish for life.

The studio also has coffee/tea, client wardrobe, beautiful props, headbands and wraps/blankets for styling.

Niki captures families with so much love and connection. Her work is always clean, simple and timeless to draw you into every image. Her passion for her work and clients reflects in the client experience you receive. Her aim is to create beautiful art work and products for you to adore for years.

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 session fee is $200. Enquire for packages.

Interview: 10 Questions with Niki Sprekos Photography


Contact : Niki Sprekos

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

Price: Enquire for packages, offers and inclusions.

Phone: 0406 065 397


Package A

$500

Package B

$700

Package C

$900


Contact : Siobhan Wolff

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


Newborn Session

$800


Photographer : Susanne Lilley

In Kristen Cook Studio’s world of photography, the focus remains on capturing the pure essence of new life and the innocence of tiny humans.

Renowned as one of Melbourne’s finest newborn photographers, the studio excels in creating candid, genuine portraits that transcend generations. With a unique approach to maternity, newborn, and baby photography, Kristen Cook Studio shies away elaborate setups, opting instead to emphasise the magnificence of every tiny human. Their philosophy revolves around simplicity, accentuating love, light, and emotion.

In this distinctive haven, families bask in the joy of their little ones, curating an experience that echoes far beyond the ordinary. Kristen Cook Studio continues to rewrite the narrative of photography, capturing moments that become cherished heirlooms for years to come.

Location: Caroline Springs, VIC

Style: Unique, authentic & natural

Price: Session Booking Fee is $200. Enquire for packages and inclusions.


Contact : Kristen Cook

Aga’s Photography centres around the connection between pregnancy, mother and child, and families. She is drawn to simplistic & natural imagery, documenting your baby’s first days in modern and elegant photography style.

Being a mother of two young children herself, Aga is dedicated and patient with children. She is well accomplished in her craft and is passionate about delivering stunning photos that vividly portray the innocence and natural beauty of newborn babies. Comfortably posed babies and handling newborns with safety is on a forefront of each photoshoot, along with assurances to Parents who draw in the comfort knowing that she is fully vaccinated against the flu and whooping cough and up to date with COVID boosters.

From the natural light studio in South Morang of North-East Melbourne, she brings light, love, and grace into all her newborn photo shoots capturing exceptional portraits. Each shoot is unique and crafted to best serve each client with care and service that see clients come back for many years in the future, as you and your family grow.

Her session packages are straightforward and simple, designed for clients who like to know that they investment includes experienced and dedicated photographer, beautiful physical prints and digital files.

Location: South Morang, VIC

Style: Timeless & elegant

Price: Enquire for pricing / see website for details


DARLING COLLECTION - Newborn Portrait Session

$750


Contact : Aga

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

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.


Newborn Session

$60


Contact : Kiran Kohli

Trust a professional newborn photographer in Melbourne for this once-in-a-lifetime moment. Janine is the creative talent behind White Salt Photography. Her goal is to create an authentic experience for you and your family. With over 12+ years of experience, you can count on her professionalism and knowledge, creating a fun venture followed by breath taking imagery. A variety of newborn options are available, including a 30-minute in-home session, a 60-minute outdoor sunset photoshoot, and more. You can get 8 to 60+ images of your bundle of joy. You’ll adore your emotional, heart-warming portraits from White Salt Photography. This popular Melbourne newborn photographer always delivers unposed, true, and raw photos that touch your soul.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Style: Natural, Emotive and Classy

Price: Visit website for packages.

Address: Melbourne, VIC

Social: White Salt Photography


Contact : Janine Harris

Together Nest Photography is one of the fastest-growing photography studios in Melbourne.

Prim, the artist behind Together Nest, specialises in Fine-Art photography offering a timeless rustic style using earthy colours. She has more than 15 years of experience in photography and digital art and has captured the memories of an impressive over 500 newborns for Melbourne families!

Their fully equipped studio is located in Mulgrave, South-East Melbourne, only 20 minutes drive from the CBD. The Studio offers a large selection of props and more than 100 newborn setups to allow you to customize your newborn session to your liking.

Location: Mulgrave, Victoria

Style: Timeless, Affordable & Simple

Price: Enquire for pricing and packages

Interview: 10 Questions with Together Nest Photography


Fine Art Newborn

$550


Contact : Prim

From beginning to end, your experience with Kelly Jordan Photography is one you will treasure.

Kelly comes with more than 15 years of experience with newborn photography. Your baby’s safety and comfort for the duration of your portrait session are just as important as the timeless style of your photography.

Kelly recommends booking your newborn portrait session when you are around 16-25 weeks pregnant to ensure space in her busy calendar. Kelly employs a flexible calendar, allowing your newborn session date to be moved easily depending on when baby decides to arrive. Keep in mind typically babies can arrive between 37-42 weeks in your pregnancy.

Address: Level 1/144 Cecil St, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Phone: 0418 587 562

Social: Kelly Jordan Photography

Interview: 10 Questions with Kelly Jordan Photography


Contact : Kelly Jordan

Leigh studied photography and has over 15 years of experience in newborn photography, which has allowed her to use her creative talents in a powerful and exciting way. She paints many of her own backdrops, and makes newborn outfits, headbands, hats and felted blankets to create layers of complementary textures and tones.

Leigh aims to deliver an unforgettable experience ensuring your newborn session will be laid-back and relaxed, while Leigh works her magic on your new baby.

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

Style: Natural, Simple & Affordable

Price: Enquire for pricing

Phone: 0424 706 071


Contact : Leigh Hodgen

Vanilla Images specialises in photography for Melbourne families with babies and children in their developmental years.

Known for her natural and timeless work. Photographer Karen Pike from Vanilla Images has a wealth of experience working with babies of all ages. Your new baby is in very safe and experienced hands.

Every session is baby led, with plenty of time for feeding and cuddles, and includes family photos. Pets are even welcome too!

Sessions are held in Kew East. The studio is a cosy and fully equipped space, having everything needed for your baby.

These sessions are designed to be easy. So, all you need to do is sit back and relax, and soak up the beautiful new life that you have just created.

Address: Melbourne, VIC

Phone: 0409 248 712

Social: Vanilla Images


Contact : Karen Pike

As a mum of four and experienced photographer, Ingrid knows just how quickly the newborn days pass us by and is passionate about capturing intimate and raw photos of your family during this time.

All newborn sessions take place in your family home, are guided by your baby and allow plenty of time for snuggles and feeds. Safety is the number one priority during your session and your baby will never be moved into a position that is uncomfortable for them.

Ingrid’s calm and capable approach will have you wanting her back to settle your baby in the middle of the night – something she is often jokingly asked to do.

Older siblings are included and grandparents may be added for a small additional fee.

Phone: 0400 165 643

Social: Foxbelle Photography

Interview: 10 Questions with Foxbelle Photography


Contact : Ingrid Cremean

Tiffany’s Photography Melbourne is a dedicated newborn photography outlet specializing in capturing babies at just 5-10 days of age. Based out of a home studio in Endeavor Hills, Tiffany opened up her business in 2015 and has been photographing newborns in natural light settings since then. Her baby sessions include 2-3 hours of photography with up to 5 immediate family members, 30 high resolution images, two dress changes, and more. Add-on amenities include a photobook with a custom cover, a full gallery of digital and print images, and a discount package including a maternity session and a newborn session.

Interview: 10 Questions with Tiffany’s Photography Melbourne


Contact : Tiffany

Capturing the essence of maternity and newborn moments with grace and expertise, Hemali of Riyansh Photography crafts timeless memories for Melbourne families. With over 5 years of professional experience and a journey into motherhood herself, she understands the significance of each fleeting moment. From luxurious gowns to personalised setups, every detail is meticulously curated to reflect individual stories. Hemali ensures a relaxed, enjoyable session, embracing natural moments over posed shots. Sessions can involve partners, siblings, and even pets, fostering a warm, inclusive atmosphere. With glowing feedback and a reputation for excellence, Riyansh Photography stands as a beacon of artistry and care in the realm of newborn photography.

Address: Melbourne, VIC

Phone: 0449 690 903

Social: Riyansh Photography


Contact : Hemali Parmar





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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.

 

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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FAQs

The average cost of booking your newborn photography session (including digital and print collection) in Melbourne in 2022 was $710, as per the results of our annual new mums survey 2022. The survey includes result of over 2100 new mums who booked their newborn photographer in Melbourne and surrounding regions in 2022.

Newborn photographers are required to ensure safety of the newborn during the photoshoot. It’s a good idea to check with your photographer if they’ve done any newborn photography safety courses and what kind of experience do they have with handling newborns.

It’s also a good idea to check if your photographer is registered, vaccinated and insured.

Here are published interviews of some of the most popular newborn photographers in Melbourne. In their interview, they’ve answered questions on how they ensure safety of the newborn: Alana Taylor Photography | Niki Sprekos Photography | Susan Bradfield.

Photographer Niki Sprekos says: “No baby is ever forced into any position or put at risk. This is where specific newborn photography courses that I have completed together with years of experience is…“. Read more here.

Photographer Susan Bradfield says: “I am trained as a physiotherapist and I have training in safe handling and posing of babies. I keep my first aid training up to date, and I am fully vaccinated.“. Read more here.

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, 29% of new mums in the state of Victoria and 36% 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 (after Sydney) for newborn photography in Australia.

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