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.

Melanie Williams is an International Award Winning and Fully Accredited (AIPP) maternity, newborn, and family photographer with 8 years experience.

A mother of two young children, Mel understands the importance of capturing every milestone.

Newborn sessions take place when baby is between 5-12 days old, in the comfort of your own home, that way you don’t need to pack up your little one and expose him or her to a studio environment. Mel only works with natural light and provides all props, e.g. (blankets, wraps, bonnets, baskets etc.) during your in-home studio session. Family photos of siblings as well as mum and dad can also be included.

Newborn Sessions can be booked as a stand-alone or combined with a Maternity session. (Bump to Baby).

Location: Perth, WA

Style: Rustic, simple & classic

Newborn Session Price: enquire for pricing

Interview: 10 Questions with Melanie Williams


Contact : Melanie Williams

Hilary Adamson is one of the best newborn photographers in Perth. Highly sought after, she is a published multi-award winner – Newborn Photographer of The Year Finalist 2019 (APPA) – Australia wide.

With 9 years full time experience and over a thousand newborns under her belt, Hilary specialises in newborn posing and styling, utilised masterfully for the creation of her artwork photographs. Her work includes newborns, babies, children, 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 (08) 61474333 for prices and products.

Interview: 10 Questions with Hilary Adamson


Contact : Hilary Adamson

Linda Hewell is known for her no-fuss, simple style of newborn photography featuring a look of both natural, relaxed baby poses plus some classic black and white imagery. With over 16 years’ experience niching as a newborn & maternity photographer, she is experienced at capturing natural relaxed images of baby as well as some classic poses.

While her studio is stocked with a wide range of coloured wraps and blankets, her go-to style involves neutral whites, creams, and ivory’s with pops of colour.

All galleries are delivered in her natural and authentic editing style with additional editing (i.e. blemish removal) available upon request.

Location: Ellenbrook, WA

Style: Simple & Relaxed

Newborn Session Price: From $250 (includes all session digital images)

Interview: 10 Questions with Linda Hewell


Contact : Linda Hewell

Channon Williamson is a multi award winning Master newborn photographer with the AIPP. Her awards include the WA newborn Photographer of the year, as well as being nominated a finalist in the Australian Newborn Photographer of the year category. With your baby in such safe and trusted hands, she has become known as the Baby Whisperer by all her friends and clients.

Channon creates truly unique images designed around your family’s story. A safe, personalised, and special experience awaits you when you book your newborn photos. She includes professional make up for you, as well as always including family and sibling shots as part of your experience. Very affordable and her customer service is outstanding!

Location: Perth, WA

Style: Cutesy, Rustic, Classic

Newborn Session Price: Enquire for pricing

Interview: 10 Questions with Channon Williamson


Contact : Channon Williamson

Brooke, a devoted mother of two, has been capturing timeless images of newborn babies since 2009. With over 10 years experience in Newborn Photography, Brookes calm and warm nature has earned her a reputation as a talented and sought-after photographer.

Brooke understands the demands of having a newborn baby, which is why she conveniently comes to you.

Brooke is often described as the baby whisperer and complimented on her patience with babies and children.

A sneak peak of Brooke’s recent sessions can be viewed here.

Location: Bayswater, WA

Style: Relaxed and timeless

Newborn Session Price: Session including 10 digital images from $295.


Contact : Brooke Hutson

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 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

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

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

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