Newborn photography Melbourne

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Your newborn photography session.

Newborn photography sessions are held in the comfort of our Melbourne Newborn Photography Studio in Kew. You’ll love our tasteful, natural photos, and the newborn period is such an amazing time to capture the miracle of your new child.

Our photoshoot sessions run for 2-4 hours and are completely baby led, so there is plenty of time for feeding and cuddles. They are a mix of baby by themselves and family photos. 

Newborn baby and Mum - an example of Vanilla Images' newborn photography Melbourne.

Can I combine a maternity photography Session with my newborn photography?

Yes! Combining a maternity photography session with your Melbourne newborn photography is a very popular option. It tells the story of the new life that you are bringing into the world.

Our maternity sessions are very relaxed, and focus on the story of your family pre-newborn baby, so as partners and older siblings are included. 

Newborn baby photos by Newborn photographer Melbourne Vanilla Images.

I missed booking and my baby is older than 2 weeks! Can I still do newborn baby photos?

Don’t worry, your baby can still be photographed after this initial newborn time period.

They are only small for such a short amount of time that any chance to create memories of your baby is precious. 

Depending on how many weeks they were born at and their general temperament, your baby may still be able to do sleepy, curly poses. 

Or we can do an older baby session for you. To see what these look like view our in studio baby photography. 

It is always a good time for baby photography! 

Little bright-eyed newborn by Melbourne newborn photographer Vanilla Images.

How old should my baby be for our session?

Newborn Photography sessions are best taken in your baby’s first 6 – 12 days, when they’re still sleepy and happy to curl up. It is an amazing time to capture the miracle of your new child.

Newborn baby photos of family with dog, an example of newborn photography Melbourne with Vanilla Images.

When to book your newborn photography session.

The initial time with your newborn passes so very quickly, so it’s important to get in early! Please contact us as soon as possible, preferably while you’re pregnant to book in an estimated due date.

Newborn Photography Melbourne, capture of Newborn with older sister.

What do I bring to my newborn photography session?

Not a lot! as we provide everything for your newborn baby during your session (ie props, outfits, wraps and backdrops).

The only thing you need to think about is something for you, your partner and any older siblings to wear for your family photos.  

Natural, newborn photos of curly sleepy baby - Newborn Photography Melbourne

What if I need a longer hospital stay?

Should your baby require a longer hospital stay than normal, we just get you to keep in touch, and aim to photograph your newborn photography session the week that baby comes home. 

How many weeks your baby is born at and the length of their hospital stay determines whether we do curly newborn poses or a more wrapped and awake older baby session.

Newborn baby photos of baby in prop

They grow up so fast!

Babies grow at an alarming rate. That’s why capturing how tiny, beautiful and precious your newborn is just after birth is so important.

Everything from tiny fingers and toes, cute eyelashes and pouty little lips can be held onto to keep forever with newborn photography.

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Payment to book

Your session fee


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In your in-studio viewing you purchase your prints / image collection.

All options are a mix of print & digital

See the finished imagery first and then only invest in what you LOVE!


Prints start at $250, however most people purchase an image collection, which start at $990.

Our most popular options are between $1390 – $1990.



Payment plans are available.

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Do you want to purchase a session now and sort out the details later?

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Then press the BOOK NOW button below.

Once purchased your photographer Karen will contact you to complete your booking and design your session with you.

Have a question or need to chat before deciding?

Karen would love to chat to see if the studio is a good fit for you or answer any questions you might have.

Clicking the button below will take you to Karen’s phone appointment calendar so you can select a time for her to give you a call.

If you have a quick question and would prefer it answered without speaking with anyone there is a contact form too! 

Having a chat is completely obligation free, so book now to speak to Karen!