With their velvet hair, rosebud lips, teeny surprise peas toes. Slender fingers and the wrinkled soles of perfect feet… you will fall madly in love with every sweet detail of your baby.
The first weeks will come with a surprising amount of change and growth, and it will also be one of the most challenging and exciting times you’ll ever experience. For that reason (and as a mother I speak from experience!) in retrospect much of your baby’s very early days will be a blur!
So it’s incredibly important to record them before your baby moves into the next phase of babyhood. Ensure those memories stay fresh in your mind forever with gorgeous photos at a Newborn photography Melbourne session.
I cannot wait for our beautiful shots! I’ve just seen the preview this morning and they are magic! Thank you so much Ellie, you have been so wonderful. Looking forward to our finished product! ~ Rylie Anderson
An Experience You’ll Love
Imagine beautiful photos of your newborn baby captured in a state of pure contentment. This is what we love to do.
How do we achieve it? Babies are very sensitive to their environment, so by ensuring a quiet and tranquil atmosphere in our studio your session is calm and stress free.
Babies are also sensitive to your feelings, and we understand this time in your life can be tiring and stressful. For that reason we want your session to be a treat for you… a pleasant few hours out of the house. With that in mind it helps that our boutique studio is a beautifully, warm and cozy, designed just perfect for relaxing.
Ellie worked her magic taking beautiful photos of our 11 day old little girl. So many precious moments expertly captured. We couldn’t decide on which photographs so purchased them all. Our experience was sensational and we felt completely at ease the entire shoot. We will be returning for more sessions as our little one grows up. Highly recommend having Ellie and Mandy capturing memories of your little ones. ~ Allie Boldiston
Whether your Newborn photography Melbourne session only features your baby, or includes parents and/or siblings is entirely up to you. This is your photo session, your choice. So chat to us and we will tailor a session that specifically suit your wishes.
Your Session, Your Style
These are your photos of your baby, so naturally we aim to photograph your session in a way that considers your personal style preferences.
We begin with a phone consultation during which we will chat to you about your tastes, colour preferences, and your home décor. We will also consider the style of any photos from previous sessions you may already have to ensure a consistency across your photo displays.
At the beginning of your session in our studio, you can view all our available prop options, and help you clarify a style vision for your newborn photos.
What do you need to bring to your session?
Your newborn baby will be photographed in their beautifully bare skin, or wrapped. We provide a vast range of options for wraps, blankets, head pieces, hats, baskets and other props, however any personal sentimental items are not only welcome but encouraged for the opportunity to make your photos that much more personal.
The best time to schedule your Newborn photography Melbourne session is when your baby is 7-14 days old. Beyond this age and up to 8 weeks of age is possible, however at this stage there will be less sleeping images.
With regard to timing on the day, we recommend feeding your baby just before leaving home. However we understand newborn baby’s routine can be unpredictable, and with that in mind we allow 3 hours for your session which gives us the luxury to stop for feeding, burping, changing, settling and cuddles.
Ellie is great photographer and she was super patient with our son. Results were great shots! ~ Yashar Aliabadi
Choosing and Displaying your Images
At the end of your session we will discuss your options for your images, including the opportunity to view product samples.
Within approximately 2 weeks following your session, we will invite you back into our studio to view your gallery on an extra large cinematic television screen.
We will help you choose your images, and guide you on the best way to display your art. We offer gorgeous fine art prints, canvas wraps, acrylic blocks and wall mounts, and keepsake albums and boxes with twenty fine art prints included, in addition to deluxe heirloom albums.
Why Choose Us?
You only get one chance at newborn photos, so it’s important to choose a photographer who has the specialist skills to capture this precious time in your baby’s life in a way you will love forever.
There is more to being a newborn photographer than knowing how to take amazing photos. A content baby is essential, and our combined 25 years’ experience specializing in newborn photography means we know how to handle and settle your baby. In fact some of our Newborn photography Melbourne clients often tell us they picked up settling hints from watching us work at their session.
Beautiful photos! Thank you so much. We are so glad we decided to have Chloe’s photos done at Pitter Patter Portraits! ~ Sarah Thomas
Ensuring the safety of your baby is something our studio takes very seriously. Our team all have current Working with Children Checks and up to date immunisations including whooping cough. Additionally, as policy we work with the following considerations in mind at every session:
Due to the risk of falling we will never stand on an object to enable us to photograph down on your baby;
We will always use a camera strap to ensure our camera cannot fall on your baby;
A support person will always be positioned next to your baby when using props;
We will never use props that can fall or break easily;
We will never leave your baby unattended;
We will not force your baby into unnatural poses that risk injury;
When certain poses require it, a second person will provide a hand to support the baby and it will be cloned out in the editing process.
Advanced Diploma in Photography
Fully Covid and Whooping Cough vaccinated
15 years plus experience
Trained with some of the world’s best photographers;
Are multi award winning;
Work in a cozy boutique studio with a homelike atmosphere that helps you relax and enjoy the process;
Have a genuine commitment to taking beautifully styled images that reflect your personal tastes;
Have a large selection of prop options so that you don’t need to bring anything at all, whilst remaining open to your desire to use personal sentimental items if that is your wish;
Expert help choosing your images and guidance on the best way to display them;
A bricks and mortar business operating out of… a beautiful studio in South Melbourne