Melbourne Newborn Photography

melbourne newborn photography

There is nothing more special than a brand new addition to your family. Something Meaningful is fully equipped to capture those precious tiny details of your new baby.

Newborn photography is all about those precious first days while babies are sleepy & tiny, and is best done within the first two weeks of life. However, newborn sessions can be held for babies up to 4 weeks old.

Tentative bookings are usually made based on expected due dates – Brittany sets aside time each week to allow for the inevitable unpredictability of these new arrivals.

melbourne newborn photography

 melbourne newborn photography

When is the best time to do newborn sessions?

Most clients book their newborn sessions when baby is around one week of age (between 6 – 10 days old) in order to get the very best result from your session.

As newborns get older (10 days +) they tend to have longer awake periods, and become more challenging to settle, as they are easily disturbed while dreaming. Also, most babies will have a flush of skin spots at some stage between 2 and 8 weeks of age.

Where is the session held?

As newborn photography is very specialised, all sessions are held in Brittany’s in home studio in Altona Meadows, where it is easy to set up and move between props with little fuss for the family, and more importantly your new little one.

How long does this session take?

As a newborn is unpredictable, we work to their schedule! Therefore a newborn session can take up to 3hrs or more. This allows for feeding, cuddles, changing etc. These sessions are never rushed! Please be prepared to be patient and go with the flow – your babies flow!


When should I book my session?

Its advised to book your session while still pregnant, to ensure you a session around your due date to capture your little one as new as possible. Sessions typically book out months in advance.

We will make a tentative booking for your newborn session based on your due date – if your bundle arrives earlier or later than expected, this can easily be changed.

If you have already had your new baby, please contact me as I may have some availability to fit you in. If I am unable to do so, I am more than happy to refer you to other professional newborn photographers.

Generally Newborn Photography sessions are held during the week, at around 10am.

If your baby is being born via C-section or induction, we can book your session prior to your baby being born.


What do I need to wear & what should I bring?

Newborn Photography sessions with Something Meaningful are all about simplicity.

For baby, s/he will be photographed in their beautiful bare skin, and for parents we suggest simple colours, white or black.  A change of clothes for everyone is recommended as a healthy baby will make a mess at times!

I always encourage sentimental items to be photographed with baby, such as old teddies, blankets etc. Most props and blankets featured on the website are available at the studio.

I prefer not to over-cluetter or over-accessorise. I prefer your baby to be the main focus of my work. My style is minimalistic & clean. Nude is usually best, with neutral & muted tones blankets & wraps.

Upon booking you will receive my welcome guide packed with information to cover all your questions & ensure you are prepared & get the best out of your session.

melbourne newborn photography

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