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newborn sessions

My aim is to join you on this journey, to create a calm, relaxing environment for you to sit back and enjoy as you watch your precious little one be photographed – so tiny and new, curled up with rolls, wrinkles and little flakes of new skin. And know that in just a few short weeks they will no longer be this tiny newborn you brought home from the hospital.

when is the best time?

Newborns are my favourite subjects and my specialty. They are best photographed in their first two weeks of arrival for the sleepy, curly poses I am known for. For that reason, it is advised that you book in advance whilst you are still pregnant (to avoid missing out). I will book you in for your due date and confirm your session date once baby arrives. The second trimester is the best time to book, some book as early as 12 weeks.

I always include siblings and immediate family in the session as it’s such a beautiful time to celebrate the joy of your growing family.


My style is natural, simple and personalised to suit you. I believe in simple and timeless. I want these images to stand the test of time so keeping it simple with your baby as the main focus is what I love. I do love to add soft textures and I have a beautiful range of luxury, handmade wraps, hats, headbands and soft textures available for use. No need for you to bring anything (unless you have something special or heirloom you wish to include). Together we will carefully select these items to design your session to suit your own style and home.

how long?

Every baby and family is different and for that reason I don’t have set time frames. I allow plenty of time for feeding and settling your baby (this is where I get my cuddles). Sessions generally last 2-3 hours however, your baby will take the lead for the day. With my expertise of handling many hundreds of newborns I certainly know the best ways to calm, soothe, relax and safely pose your precious little one. (and I’m a pretty good toddler wrangler too)


Newborn sessions take place in my Mawson Lakes studio, weekdays between 9am – 3pm and will be set for your optimum comfort. The studio will be cosy and warm, ready and waiting for you. You can sit back with a cuppa, relax and enjoy the experience and the wonder of your new little being.

Awarded AIPP South Australian Professional Newborn Photographer of the Year 2019

(runner up 2018, finalist 2017)

To see my newborn gallery click here

Newborn sessions are $200 to book in contact me here

There is no minimum spend. To see some of the beautiful products available click here

(session fees do not include digital files, prints, product or packages)

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Take a look behind the scenes of a newborn photo session.