CategoryPhotography Session Highlights

I have been photographing newborns, babies, children, their siblings and their parents since 2002, and what I love most about what I do is experiencing the happiness and joy I get to share with my clients on a daily basis.  Whether it comes from an expectant mum or dad, or because a new family member has arrived on the scene; I can’t help but share that excitement with my photography clients. On this page, you’ll find brief descriptions and thoughts about some of my most favourite and memorable Maternity photo sessions and Newborn photo sessions as well as some of my most recent work plus photography session highlights and client case studies with example pics. To view my latest pricing, packages and specials, please visit my Pricing Page. To book a session please use my user-friendly Session Booking Form. Thank you :)

Best time to take newborn photos?

When is the best time to take newborn photos? 
This beauty was 5 weeks old at the time of her session and she was the most relaxed, chilled out baby I could ever hope for. Just look at that gorgeous thick head of dark hair ❤️. 
 
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With older newborns, you can truly get the best of both worlds. They may not be as tiny as a brand new baby who is less than 2 weeks old, and may or may not be as curly and flexible either, but 9 times out of 10, I can still get them to sleep for a few sleepy shots, they can still be wrapped and placed in props just like a little newborn and they are a little more aware of their surroundings so there are more possibilities of capturing eye contact, which is always a winner in the newborn photographer’s world! 
 
I photograph babies of all ages and love them all. There’s never any guarantee that any baby will be a sleeping, posing superstar. The best time for a newborn session is the time when YOU want to have one. 
 
Babies grow so fast in those first few weeks, some parents want to capture baby at their tiniest, with these wrinkly tiny features who fit snuggly into the palm of Mum or Dad’s hands, while others want a more awake, chunky baby where they hope to capture their emerging personality. 
 
My Short & Sweet packages are designed for babies of any age. 
 
My Simple newborn packages are best done for babies 6 days old up to 8 weeks but I find 5 weeks and under is the best age if you would like to try and capture my typical style of baby photography.
My Classic sessions, while best done before baby is 3 weeks old to get the true curly poses in hands style, they can still be done up to 5 weeks old quite successfully.
 
For my full pricing and more information on my newborn packages, please visit my pricing page at  
 
https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/photography-package-pricing/
 
 

Mobile Newborn Photography

Mobile Newborn Photography Perth

One of the benefits of mobile newborn photography is my clients don’t have to leave the house! There’s plenty of reasons some parents choose to have me come to them instead of them visiting my home studio. From the exhaustion of long sleepless nights or preferring to keep baby at home, or maybe even older siblings who are needing a nap midway through a session due to the time of day its held, there plenty of perks to having me visit with my mobile setup.

I bring everything needed for the newborn session including lights, posing bed, blankets, wraps, and props. All you need to do is let me know your colour preferences so I can coordinate and bring a few setups. By default, I bring whites and creams, and from there all you need to do is to add an additional colour or two to add to the mix.

Your solo newborn session will look consistent with the images you see on my website. Sibling and family photos are usually done against a plain wall in the home for a studio look, or in the master bedroom for more of a relaxed, lifestyle look. I can bring a small white or mocha coloured backdrop for tighter family shots if you don’t have a wall. My backdrops are best placed next to a ceiling to floor window for more even light.

This handsome guys session was done in the home. You wouldn’t really know it by looking at his full session, but he was quite unsettled and we had to take a lot of feeding and cuddling breaks. His session did take longer than most but that’s okay because he was exceptionally cute 🙂

Mobile Newborn Photography

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Maternity Studio Photography: 36 weeks

Maternity Studio Photography

There’s no greater feeling than the anticipation of welcoming a new baby into the family, especially when it’s your first baby! The love these two had not just for their unborn baby, but towards each other was very beautiful to witness.

This couple chose my Short & Sweet 30 minute package for their maternity session. These mini sessions are ideal for first-time parents or solo Mum who would like a few precious memories of their baby bump before the big arrival and usually we can fit in 2 clothing changes. 

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Perth maternity studio photography

 

6 week old baby boy Newborn Studio Simple session

Newborn studio session

This gorgeous baby boy was 6 weeks old, and had just had his first set of needles and was so cooperative. He settled into his session nicely and even gave me a few moments of sleep time so we were able to capture the chin on hand pose before he woke up. He was simply so lovely! 

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Simple Studio Baby Photos: 4 Months Old Cutie

Studio Baby Photos

While the majority of my newborn Simple sessions are done within baby’s first few weeks of life, it doesn’t stop me from photographing a similar style with the older babies too. Older babies are fun! Yes, they are much harder to fall asleep and pose and tend to wake up at the slightest touch. But with gentle handling, a spare bottle of milk or additional breastfeed, very often baby is able to fall asleep for at the very least, a few short minutes to allow me to get a sleepy pose or two.

If you think you have missed the mark on a newborn photoshoot, but really want to try, why not just give my Simple sessions a go. The longer session time means we can have a chance for baby to have a quick nap. It doesn’t always work, but then again, I have had a brand new newborn who refused sleep too.

It is best for older babies to have their session done in my home studio. I am set up for a variety of backgrounds, so you can walk away with a decent variety of images. And dont forget to include siblings and parents too!

This little chunky monkey was 4 months old and I was able to capture the best of both worlds during his Simple session. A wide-awake, happy, attentive, smiley baby and a couple of sleepy shots! All in the same time it takes to photograph a new newborn too. 

For my pricing and packages, please visit https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/photography-package-pricing/

Studio Baby Photos Perth

 

 

 

 

Beautiful newborn Studio Baby Photography: Simple Session

Newborn Studio Baby Photography

Cute Baby Alert!… This handsome guy came in for an evening Simple session and as I mainly do morning or early afternoon photo sessions for newborns, I wasn’t sure how we were going to go. But as you can see, he was wonderful! I think we only had a little moodiness mid-way through but he got over quite quickly. 

I love my Simple sessions! These sessions are mainly baby focused with simple wraps, poses, and props. I never put babies into awkward poses and always make sure they are comfortable. Most newborn babies are happy to be on their back, side, and tummy and I rarely do anything that requires the baby to be positioned in unnatural poses. This works well for not only the baby but also the parents and myself. 

I am starting to add a bit of extra colour to my shots now and I’m liking it! I will always love white, lights and neutrals, you definitely cannot go wrong with this colour scheme, but I’ve also been adding a bit more of the bolder darker colours too which I’m quite thrilled about.

So if you are booking a newborn photoshoot with me, I am more than happy to take requests of certain colours that I may not currently have, and if there is time between booking and your session date, I will absolutely be happy to source an order a new coloured blanket or wrap 🙂

Most of my Simple sessions will last about 1.5 to 2 hours. I find that usually, this is enough time to get in the required amount of shots and setups for this package. Of course, there are times when baby is just not feeling it and may need extra cuddles and food so I do allow a bit of extra time between sessions for this reason. My goal is for you to walk out of my sessions with the images in the package you have booked. If baby is having a particularly hard time due to extreme fussiness, usually due to feeling unwell, colic or reflux, and we have not been able to achieve the minimum amount of package photos, I always welcome my clients to pop back into my home studio to try again. I think this has happened 2, maybe 3 times in my whole 13 years of doing newborn photography. 

If you are currently expecting a baby soon, or have just given birth and would like to book a studio newborn session, please do get in touch with me. All my pricing can be found on my website at https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/photography-package-pricing/

Meanwhile … isn’t he just beautiful!! x

Newborn baby studio Perth

Studio Simple Newborn Session: Sweet Baby Boy

My most popular package by far is the simple newborn session. These are beautiful simple shots featuring your baby as the star. There are no busy props, or heavy patterns to compete with baby, just images that capture your baby as is, whether they may be sleeping, awake, posed, or unposed.

During these sessions, I do like to try and get a mix of some natural unposed and posed sleeping shots for your gallery. I usually start off with my white backdrop and loose cotton wrap on the posing bed.  From here I can get a feel for what baby may or may not let me do. Some babies have no problem being handled at all, while some are quite touchy and will wake or cry at the slightest touch.

This gorgeous little newborn boy quite enjoyed his session. His big Sister, not quite so much :). But we were able to get a decent amount of images with Miss 2 before she had enough. Dad then took her out to the park for a little bit while we finished off baby’s solo shots. After a little time away from the studio she was ready to get in the last few shots before the session ended. Its always that little bit more challenging with the 2 to 3-year-old siblings, but they are a lot of fun to have around whether they love me or not 🙂

This beautiful young familys newborn session was done at my studio in Ellenbrook, Perth, Western Australia

For more information on my newborn packages and pricing, please visit my pricing page at https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/photography-package-pricing/

 

Perth Newborn Photography Studio

7 weeks old baby boy: Classic Newborn Session

This 7 week old baby boy was so good to me. He slept almost his entire session! He allowed me to do so many setups giving his Mum and dad plenty of variety in his newborn session. These older newborns are so much fun, sleeping or not, we can usually get some genuine smiles and eye contact, just like this little guy. His parents said at the beginning of the session that during the last week, he had begun to have much more awake time during the day, so I wasn’t counting on many sleep poses at all, but here he was, so sleepy and so cooperative :).

This is also the first time in a long time I’ve incorporated red into a session. Reds and browns and reds and black look gorgeous together. 

For more info and affordable package pricing, visit my pricing page at https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/photography-package-pricing/

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Natural newborn baby photography: Simple Session

Natural newborn baby: Simple Session
Mister C just 3 weeks old ❤️ Such a snoozy sweetheart ❤️
 
This gorgeous 3 week old baby boy was just the sweetest. Mum wanted some very natural newborn baby photography poses and we took the opportunity to take some photos in his own outfit before undressing him for some wraps. I always like to encourage parents to have them dressed in a well fitted neutral outfit before the session if possible so if we can take a few shots of baby in clothing before undressing them. This is so especially helpful if baby is happily fast asleep before we begin, and is a great time to have those sleeping shots captured before disturbing them in the undressing process. 
 
The feeling of being undressed can be a little upsetting for some babies, who prefer to be clothed, so I am starting up my collection of rompers which parents can use during the session, which will help soothe baby who is a touch more awake and does not like the feeling of being nude … Speaking of being nude, nappies do stay on for most of the session, I only remove them at the parents request at the end of the session, or once we are ready for a blanket change, for any specific poses. 
 
This little guy was one of those babies who preferred to be dressed. He fell right back to sleep after his session ended, so I took the opportunity to place him back on the beanbag for a few extra shots. 
 
Special gifts are always welcome in all of my newborn sessions, such as this bear, a gift from Grandma. Don’t they just look cute together ❤️
 
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Simple Studio Newborn Boy: Perth Newborn Photographer

3.5 Weeks Old Newborn Boy: Perth Newborn Photographer

While babies under 2 weeks old are generally considered the optimum time to have newborn photos done, there’s no reason to think you have missed the opportunity if your baby is beyond that age. This little guy at just 3.5 weeks old, had the strongest kicky legs ever! He busted through my tight wrap within seconds. Such a superman! He did resist sleep when he first arrived, but after a bottle and cuddle from Mum, he settled quickly once he got put into my ever so comfortable baby posie prop. The entire session from start to finish lasted a little under 2 hours, which is typical for a simple session like this.

Here are a few of my favourite samples from my popular Simple session. This session is called Simple because I like to use minimal props where the focus will always be on the baby and family. Even the props I do use besides the beanbag (bowls, posie, and baskets) are still kept to a minimum which results in a clean, fresh, simple, modern style. My posing is all baby-led, which means I let them decide which positions they are the most comfortable in and gently pose them so they are disturbed as little as possible. I love to look at baby images where the baby looks comfortable and cosy. 

To book a newborn session in this style, get in touch with me today. For full pricing and package information, please visit my pricing page

 

 

Lifestyle Newborn Photography: Newborn Photographer Perth

This gorgeous chunky newborn baby boy Mister L, just under 2 weeks old, was far too excited about me being there to want to fall asleep during his newborn session. He was not going to miss out on all the fun 🙂 He was so wide awake during most of his session and such a wriggler! But that was okay because we got some gorgeous awake shots of him showing off his beautiful blue eyes and he did manage to get a short little nap in for a few sleepy poses towards the end of his lifestyle newborn photography session.

I never know what to expect going into a lifestyle newborn session. All homes are different. Some have gorgeous natural light and open spaces, some have small windows and dark tiny rooms. I bring with me to every lifestyle session, my on-camera flash to bounce against a wall for the smaller rooms, and I also bring my studio flash for those more formal family portraits, that are usually taken in the master bedroom. I do a mix of lighting depending on the mood/room/available light. I take each room one at a time and determine what lighting best suits that particular room. I may even do a mix of both in the same room, because, why not!

Most areas utlised in a home lifestyle session are the master bedroom, nursery and lounge room. These are the only areas of your home that would benefit from a declutter if you wish. You’ve just come home with a baby. I am not expecting an immaculate house :).

For full pricing and package information, please visit my pricing page

 

1st Birthday Cake Smash : Mickey Mouse

Awww this little Mickey is the cutest mouse ever! He was fortunate to have his own very special birthday shoot… on his actual birthday! Mum supplied his outfit and cake and I provided the decorations. I’m usually quite neutral but just loved the burst of colour.

It’s best to plan your cake smash/first birthday session a few weeks in advance if possible. I usually just do a colour scheme of your choice and add simple decorations with some balloons and a bunting and a romper/outfit if you do not have one for baby to get messy in, but I do have a few options I’m hoping to test out later this year. I just love doing these sessions so much.

Check out a few of my own favourites from this cuties 1st birthday cake smash session!

6 Month Miss S – Perth Studio Baby photographer

What a sweetie this little cutie was! She came into my home studio filled with the biggest smiles you could ever imagine. For just being only 6 months old, she had no problem sitting unaided AND she was zooming all over the place with her fast-paced crawls! I truly love the sitter age baby. They are packed with personality and 6 months plus is the perfect opportunity to have your precious baby’s second professional photoshoot (after newborn). 

I’m giving away one of these sessions every month this year. All newborns who allow promotional use on my websites go into a draw to win a studio sitter and cake smash session in an effort to build up my older baby portfolio. I’ve focused so much on newborns for the last 13 years, I don’t do older babies as often, but when I do … I want to do more!

 

 

10 Week Old Baby Girl Mobile Session – Perth Newborn Photographer

I absolutely loved this beautiful 10-week old baby girl who had a home visit with my mobile studio setup. It’s generally true (but not always), easier to photograph babies as newborns, as they do tend to sleep more soundly, therefore making them easier to pose, however, it’s absolutely possible to get the same kind of newborn images with older babies. This big bundle of joy was very much awake during her session, but the most important factor was that she was content, calm and happy, and like a newborn, she did eventually drift off to sleep allowing me to get those lovely, peaceful, sleepy shots. 

I never not take babies because they are past their “newborn stage”. In fact, I do love the older baby as there is more opportunity for lots of eye contact and smiles. 

If you never got the opportunity to have your baby’s first professional photos done because they are past the popular 2-week mark, it’s not too late. Just like any newborn session, there are no guarantees on any type of images, but there is still a good chance we can get those sleepy shots of your precious bigger baby with enough variety to fill your gallery. 

 

Home Visit Newborn Baby Boy – Perth Mobile Newborn Photographer

Beautiful newborn baby boy photographed in his own home with his gorgeous big sister, Mummy and Daddy during his Simple newborn session! I love the opportunity home visits give for unique, one of a kind backgrounds such as in the master bedroom of this family home. My bean bag set up was also right near the bed, so it was just a matter of moving my studio light around a little bit without the need to break it down and set it back up again in another room. Easy!

When newborn sessions have older siblings, I always try to do those siblings and family shots first. Even the shyest 2 to 5-year-olds warm up to me quite quickly and once the family and sibling shots are taken, they are free to go play elsewhere, nap or just hang around and watch. Even the keenest children quickly run out of steam once the novelty of me being there runs out. It’s just a good idea to get the most unpredictable shots out of the way first 🙂

Studio Newborn Natural Baby – Perth Newborn Photographer

Here is a small sample of my favourite images from one of my Simple newborn sessions with an exceptionally handsome and very happy baby boy taken in my home studio in Ellenbrook. I do love the simplicity of these types of images, although I am slowly trying to add a bit of colour and more props to add onto this simple package to give parents the option to add in a prop photo or two in their sessions. 

My style, however, will still always remain mainly baby focused. I do appreciate props but I still want your galleries to be filled with timeless images of your precious baby that won’t become outdated in years to come.

I love encouraging parents to bring baby in a plain onesie in whites, creams, ivories or pastels to start the session off in a few natural unposed images. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get a few extra images of baby in their own outfit.

 

10 Days Natural Baby Boy – Perth Mobile Newborn Photographer

Mum wasn’t sure if she wanted her handsome little baby to have his newborn marks edited out or not. As she was unsure, we decided that I would upload his gallery without any skin retouching and then she could decide from there what she wanted to do. She ended up choosing her gallery without any skin edits <3.

It can be a hard choice for parents whether to edit or not. Almost all newborn skin has little spots, flakes and red marks, and I am totally okay with having them left in if that’s the parent’s choice. It’s what makes each baby unique. My clients can choose to have their newborns skin left alone or cleaned up a bit. My full gallery editing style is to clean up major spots and flakes but leave any smaller ones on baby’s face. I like to leave their skin with as much natural texture as possible. Flakes on hands and skin, I generally leave alone or remove the large noticeable ones. I actually really love flaky hands and feet on a baby.

Along with my client’s edited gallery (skin cleanup or not), I also offer a set amount of digital images for a full cleanup and skin polish of their favourite images. These are for parents who love that full airbrushed look on newborn images however I find the majority of my clients are more than happy with just my natural edit.

Classic session taken in baby’s own home with my mobile studio setup 🙂

 

 

26 Weeks Beach Maternity _ Perth Maternity Photographer

First Summer sunset maternity beach session of the new year! I forget how much I love beach sessions until I’m actually there photographing a session. Of course my scheduled beach dates always seem to have some rain during the day leaving us to wonder should we postpone for a better day, but it usually turns out beautiful for a late evening session and this shoot was no exception. 

I like to start my beach sessions about 30 minutes to sunset. The sun is still quite high in the sky at this time giving off a nice natural light, but as the sun goes down, the lighting changes very fast becoming very warm and glowy. I always take the opportunity for a kiss shot right at sunset because everyone loves that right? 

I do think personally, my most favourite light is right after sunset. The light is very soft and dreamy and no matter which direction you point the camera, everything looks just wonderful. Like the sun setting, this light also does not last long. I have to think and work fast with beach sessions, it keeps me on my toes 🙂

This was a bit of a double session, my maternity clients were visiting from over east and were staying with their very special friends so it was a great opportunity to capture them all together at one of Perth’s most beautiful beaches in Floreat.