You don’t realize the true beauty of a moment until it becomes a mere memory.

So don’t make the mistake of letting your baby’s first days in the world pass without capturing them first.

We’ve listed some of the most popular newborn photographers in Perth, to help you decide what style and package is most suited for photographing your little wonder.

Newborn photographs are an investment for life.

These pictures remain with you as your child grows, and remain still to be carried into the future, to tell a memory or a story of the beginning of a life, to be cherished by numerous generations.

Newborn photographers don’t just preserve a moment, they provide a timeless piece of art. Of all the investments you make through your life, this will be one of the most rewarding.

Choosing your ideal photographer may take some time, so start searching at the beginning of your pregnancy.

Due to high demand, it is best to book within the first or second trimester of pregnancy, in order to get your choice of photographer and the appropriate time frame.

Although newborn photographers are flexible with late and early arrivals, you need to be quick to contact them after the birth. Specialist photographers are usually booked out for 3 to 6 months.

Optimal time for a photo session is within the first two weeks of the birth date. Around 4-14 days, the newborn is flexible enough to be moved into positions, and curled enough for a beautiful shot.

In order to get the perfect picture, you will need to feed your child before the session.

This will keep them asleep through the process.  It is also advisable to bring feeding requirements and nappies to the photo shoot.

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

Karin Shugrue has over 15 years experience in the photography business, and is an Accredited Professional Photographer (AIPP) whose passion for newborn photography shines through her work.

Her caring nature lends itself for her tiny clients, paying particular detail to their safety at all times. As a trained and certified Newborn Photographer, she patiently styles her shoots to produce natural images which parents will cherish forever.

Karin not only upholds her professionalism in her photography, but her business conduct from customer care to timely delivery of images completes the overall easy and personal experience of every photo session.

Location: Iluka, Joondalup, WA

Style: Natural & delicate

Newborn Session Price: All packages include digital images starting from $495 for a Mini Session up to $995 for a Newborn Art Session. Full details on pricing here.

Contact : Karin Shugrue

If you want top quality portraiture for a reasonable price, look no further!  Sweet Dreams Photography proves that quality does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Founder and photographer Cassie McMullan specialises in newborn, maternity and babies, with 10 years of experience working with children. Her style varies and her portfolio includes a combination of simple, playful, cutesy and rustic newborn portraits. If you want even more for your money, take a look at the combined maternity and newborn package.

Location: Nollamara, WA

Style: Cutesy – Rustic

Newborn Session Price: $95 session fee + minimum $425 package

Contact : Cassie McMullan

The Morley studio of Mel Cieslik creates some of the best maternity, newborn and family portraits. Her newborn photography occasionally displays simple tastes and often colourful props and outfits, but inclines towards a floral and rustic set.

Mel is an internationally recognised and award winning accredited professional photographer (AIPP), with 10 year of industry experience, and 6 years of experience in maternity and newborn photography. She is patient in understanding and applying parents’ preferences.

Location: Morley, WA

Style: Rustic & theatrical

Newborn Session Price: Minimum $740

Contact : Mel Cieslik

Hilary Adamson specialises in newborn posing and styling, utilised masterfully for the creation of her artwork photographs. She is a published multi-award winner – the finalist Newborn Photographer of the Year for 2016 and 2017 (WAPPA) –ranking as an Associate at the AIPP. Her work includes newborns, babies, pregnant women and families. Hilary’s newborn photography conveys the authenticity and innocence of newborns and beauty of familial bonds.

Location: Stirling,WA

Style: Rustic & bohemian

Newborn Session Price: Contact 0417 949 199 for prices and products

Contact : Hilary Adamson

This premier baby and newborn photography service is run by specialist photographer Kerry Baker. She accepts work for newborn, baby, family and maternity portraits, granting a stunning result every time. The newborn photography is elegant, natural, and within its element – simply lovely!

Location: Tapping, WA

Style: Natural & Elegent

Newborn Session Price: Enquire for pricing.

Contact : Kerry Baker

La Lu Photo (formerly La Lumiere Photo)  does not confine you to a studio, quite the opposite in fact, it encourages you to choose between an in home or outdoor location session. Photographer Laura Harrey shoots newborn portraits, baby portraits, natural and lifestyle family photographs, and maternity photographs. She pushes for natural rather than posed and artificial newborn portraits, and works with the environment, light, and shadows to deliver a situational picture.

Location: Scarborough, WA

Style: Situational & Natural

Newborn Session Price: From $700

Contact : Laura Harrey

If you are looking for an easy payment system without interest, consider Kristy Mannix. All your newborn, maternity, children and family portraits can be paid off over time in convenient fortnightly payments. It’s just the cherry on top to gorgeous themed and delectably uncomplicated portraits. Photographer Kristy Mannix’s attentiveness has won her two state competitions, and made her finalist Family Photographer of the Year in 2015 (WAPPA).

Location: Hilbert, WA

Style: Simple & Attentive

Newborn Session Price: Enquire for pricing.

Contact : Kristy Mannix

Melissa is a specialised maternity and newborn photography, with a range of package deals to satisfy between the two. She helps capture the unforgettable moments of pregnancy, birth, and your newborn’s life in photos and video. She utilises a variety of beautiful props and gorgeous setups and backgrounds to create a visual suitable for your newborn’s individuality.

Location: Leeming, WA

Style: Romantic & delicate

Newborn Session Price: Minimum $550

Contact : Melissa Larson

Anja McDonald offers affordable, thorough, and excellent service in newborn, maternity, family and wedding photography. With three AAPP awards and an AIPP Professional Photography Award, she is the perfect pick for the job.  Her portfolio ranges from simplistic to the well-placed and the theatrical.

Location: Ocean Reef, WA

Style: Simple – theatrical

Newborn Session Price: $200 session fee + Minimum $495

Contact : Anja McDonald

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Contact : Erin Elizabeth