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“babies are such a nice way to start people...”

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Babies are a joy to work with. Yes, even when they are complaining & hungry! From newborns (the youngest I have photographed to date is 6 days old) to almost toddlers, there are many ways to celebrate a new birth.

Whether they are in your arms, playing on their own, sleeping, or joining in with the rest of the family, they shine out in every image.

Call me as soon as you can after you give birth & we can plan the best time for you to come to the studio. It is better to come earlier for the first shoot, because you can then come back for free sessions under my club rules...

Here you will find some samples of my work to help you decide on the type of photographs you’d like, all the costs so there are no surprises, a booking form to book yourself in (or a gift voucher purchase) & some preparation notes. Simply fill the booking form in or, if it’s easier, just call me!



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“a baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller,

home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten & the future worth living for” - anon

Baby Gallery


$299 incl gst.


  1. *Baby shoots inevitably need a parent, so either mum or dad (or sibling) needs to be prepared to be involved.

  2. *For newborn babes & breastfeeding mums especially, skin preparation is important. Try not to wear any tight underwear or clothing for at least 24 hours before the session & try to keep baby’s nappies & clothes as loose as possible (difficult with babies, I know!)

  3. *Bring anything that is special to the child - it could be an heirloom, an inherited shawl or just a small pair of booties you’ve bought.

  4. *Try & keep it simple, plain colours if possible.

  5. *But most importantly, just relax & don’t worry about these guidelines if you don’t want to!


Please do just call me if you have any questions or want me to book you in. Otherwise, you can go ahead & fill in the appropriate form, depending on whether the session is for yourself or a gift, then you’ll be taken to my payment page where you can choose to pay by credit card, PayPal, bank transfer, cheque or cash.

Weekends & evenings are in high demand, so I do need a 20% deposit paid to secure any weekend appointment.

You can read all about my gift vouchers on the pricing page if you’d like to know more.

What’s included...

  1. *An unhurried studio portrait session, approximately 60-90 minutes, in a purpose-built studio (I can do outdoor sessions as well)

  2. *$200-worth of hand prints, to be selected by viewing day, or within 6 weeks of the session, whichever is sooner. (See my handprint price sheet to understand what you can get for that)

  3. *Membership of the ‘baby grow’ club.

  4. *Under the club rules, you can return for up to 4 further sessions within the child’s first 18 months, free of charge

  5. *Under the club rules, you can then gain automatic entry into the older clubs & bring them back for further free of charge sessions, until they turn 18!

  6. *A money-back guarantee. If you don’t like any of the images, you can have another session free of charge, or your money back.

  7. *An online pre-viewing gallery of your session images, so you can see them in the comfort of your own home & share them with friends & family anywhere in the world.

  8. *Complimentary lifetime storage of your image files with the Image Archives, so they will always be there for you to see again.



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the wonderful thing about having a baby shoot with me, is that you can have several more, for free... the full baby shoot above is the second session with Tansy & Beau.  this shoot, below, is the first session shortly after Beau was born...

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