Relaxed maternity, newborn & baby sessions can also be held in the comfort of you own home providing there is enough natural light. I work with minimal props, avoiding “phasing trends” and instead creating clean, timeless imagery. Typically these portrait sessions include clean & warm neutral tones and focus heavily on connection capture between subjects or all the details that make this time & your little one so precious. I include a mixture of lifestyle and womb like posing to ensure no details are missed. All sessions include some parent shots, sibling shots where applicable + baby portraiture.
Wondering When To Book?
Session availability is strictly limited for maternity & newborn sessions so the best time to book your session is while still pregnant, as I do tend to book out up to several months in advance early second trimester is an ideal time to lock in your session spot. Studio Newborn Sessions yield best results when held within the first two weeks from baby’s birth (think sleepy & nude womb like poses) however, it is NEVER too late to capture your little one – so ask me for more info about sessions for older babies. Studio Sessions are held in the mornings Mondays – Fridays.
Maternity Sessions are ideally scheduled between the 27 – 35 week period of your pregnancy. These sessions are all about capturing the unique beauty of growing a new human and the emerging bonds between mum + dad to be and any older siblings. These sessions can be done in your home, outdoors on location (Sunset) or in the studio and are held Mondays – Fridays.
For me the maternity session needs to be about three things: The bond you are connecting to your brand new child, celebrating the change in the family dynamic, and most of all the beauty of you.
Now I am a woman. I KNOW how we think, and beat ourselves up and think that we are not feminine, or pretty, or photogenic enough to get photos done. We are not very nice to ourselves are? Well I have found a way to accommodate most styles of mamas out there, and I work with you to make sure you can see just how stunning you truly are in this amazing moment in your life.
So let me, a leading Sunshine Coast portrait photographer, show you just how wonderfully beautiful you look at THIS moment in time.
My maternity sessions are catered to you, I help you plan out sessions that reflect who you are as well as what you are comfortable with. I do the maternity session about a month before your due date and I do it in studio as well as outdoors weather permitting. Your session lasts about 90 minutes to 2 hours, and any siblings and of course your hubby is welcome for some of the images (although the session is mostly about you). This session is a reduced price when booked with a newborn session, notify me and I will provide you with that information.
Newborns – Lifestyle/Portrait Sessions
Newborns. Oh I love newborns. There is nothing like their littleness and their freshness. I love the snuggles. I love getting to know them throughout the session and looking at their sleeping faces and wondering what their personality is, what will be their dreams, their what will they grow up to be.
Then I love the moms and dads. The wonder in their faces. The absolute deep love they are experiencing, be it for the first time, or the amazement to find out that they have more love in their hearts than they knew for all of their children.
The realization of that feeling that their hearts just grew to an immeasurable size, because of their love for this new tiny little baby.
Reality is that having that beautiful fresh tiny little baby will go by so incredibly fast. From the day your child is born he or she will be going through so many changes! A baby at 1 day in comparison to your baby at 21 days is already so different!
This is probably the most important point of your child’s life. Where baby gets to meet the world and meet you his or her parents. So why not get some baby pictures? Have this time, forever, on your walls. So that what you feel now, all that love and sweetness, stays fresh in your heart as time flies on.
Don't forget, at this very same time sleep has become optional, and more times than not sorta non-existent. Because of this, your memories of your baby so fresh and new will be foggy at best. And for your little one, their memory of this moment in their life will be gone, when they are no longer little and growing taller than you.
My approach to newborn sessions can be described as simple, natural, and timeless. Your baby, and your connection with your newest family member, are always the focus. Simplicity, from neutral tones to natural poses, allow your baby’s uniqueness and your love for them to shine through.
This is why I feel it is so important and such an honour to be able to help you capture this amazing event in an artful and beautiful way.
Email me to let me know your interest in setting up an online or in person consultation for your newborn session. I cannot wait to start planning it with you! Be sure to ask for my Newborn Welcome Guide to get all the pricing information you need.
Parents & Siblings
Parents and siblings are always included as participants in the newborn session. Furry children are always welcome, too! A parent’s love for their baby naturally shines from their eyes, and the emotion is palpable — these are the phenomenal moments I intend to capture with family members. Your wonderment and unconditional love make for stunning, once-in-a-lifetime photos that will serve as memories for years to come.
I have a special interest in the details. Perfectly formed eyelashes, tiny fingers and toes, the way your baby’s head fits in your hands – these are the things you’ll want to remember the rest of your life, and they are always included in your gallery. Each detail comes together to form the amazing little person that exists within your tiny new baby. And that is a story worth telling.
Watch me grow and Milestones
Capturing the developmental phases of your baby is wonderful to document. To see how they grow and develop over their first year of life is exciting and beautiful. i offer all my newborn clients my amazing Watch me grow program, which documents your babies development for their first year!!
My Watch me grow program is a wonderful option to capture the first year of your child’s life in an artful and creative way.
One thing I have heard EVERY mother on the ENTIRE planet that has ever spoken to me is that they want to slow that first year. Your child grows and changes so much in that year. I can take a picture of your 5 year old child now and then again in 6 months and you won’t see too much of a change… but from newborn to 4 months, 7 months, and a year your baby goes through so much growth! So many little milestones, and so many big ones!
Here is how I can help you to capture these moments, and freeze time that moves way too fast…I offer all mums my amazing affordable watch me grow package for the year. This includes 4 one hour sessions throughout the year to document your development of your growing baby!(Every child develops at their own unique rate, I will consult with you when we are booking the sessions as to what your child is able to do at this age) Please contact me for detailed informaiton.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me via my contact form, call 0419442683, or email email@example.com to learn more about my style, how I work, and to book your session.
NEW LIFE Session
(MATERNITY AND NEWBORN combo)
- Session Consultation + Planning via phone/email
- Your photography sessions 1-2 hours for maternity and 3 - 4 hours for newborn session
- My editing time
- Private viewing of your images
- USB presented in a bespoke keepsake box including ALL of your session images in High Resolution as you please (100+)
- Three 5×7” Fine Art Prints
* There is a $200 Deposit to secure your session – full balance is due by date of session.
* All images are individually curated to the best light, colour, contrast & gently retouched.
* No credit or discount provided in lieu of included package prints.
*Please note single sessions for maternity, milestones and cake smash start at $350 (See Lifestlye pricing).
For a complete newlife pricing guide and watch me grow program please enter your information on my contact page
Prints, albums and more?
My packages are all digital product based, with some included prints to give you a taste of some amazing lab products. I also get a little depressed thinking about a USB sitting in a drawer somewhere. So the inclusion of some prints is my way of sleeping better at night knowing at least some of your memories are in frames being enjoyed daily! But I can absolutely source and provide a wide range of lab quality prints & print products. You are welcome to come back to me anytime after your session to order prints/print products. I genuinely want all my clients to have access to affordable LAB quality prints to adorn their home so feel free to ask me any questions at any time.