Welcoming my first baby for the year 2021 in early January and my 4th time seeing this beautiful growing family. Baby A was such a complying little model, letting me pose her without fuss. Mum and Dad wanted some nappy off shots and she didn’t even poop all over my blankets and wraps! :)))
These days, I tend to keep the nappy on for the entire session unless parents ask for nudie shots. If you would like a few naked baby shots for your session, please do let me know at the start of the session.
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 ❤️.
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
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!
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/
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/
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/
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/
Perth Children’s Photography studio sessions. It’s not all that often I get to photograph children without a newborn being involved! 🙂 But this was one of those times and it was a lot of fun. These two cuties came in for their 30 minute Short & Sweet session at my pop up studio in Wangara and started off a little bit shy but as we progressed through the session, the shyness disappeared, and out came their big personalities. It was then that the session became very interesting and I managed to get a lot of fantastic, fun expressions from them. There was singing, dancing, twirling and growling.
These Short & Sweet sessions are quick and simple, and perfect for children’s short attention spans. However, if you have a shy child who needs more time to warm up to strangers, I do suggest my general package, which includes up to 1 hour of photography time. Both sessions are all-inclusive, which means you receive the session plus a full gallery of high-resolution digital images that you can take away and get printed yourselves. To see my full prices, please visit my pricing page at https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/photography-package-pricing/
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
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!
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!
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.
I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year, cuddling your new babies or patiently waiting your little one to arrive! I have an amazing model call competition to kick off the new year… every newborn baby session held in 2020 will go into a draw to win a SITTER AND FIRST BIRTHDAY full session packages!!! At the end of every month starting January, I will randomly draw one of my newborn baby clients to come back when they are able to sit unaided and at 1 years old for a very special birthday session. I’m looking to giveaway 12 of these double sessions. Why am I doing this? It’s because I want to do more older babies with cheeky smiles wearing one of my outfits to add to my portfolio galleries. Book in your newborn sessions now for a chance to win 2 sessions with full galleries included.
Terms and conditions:
Winners must allow their images to be shared online on any of my websites and marketing materials.
Photographs will be taken in my style. Props and outfits will be included to add variety and interest.
Winners may also bring their own special outfit to the session.
First birthday sessions includes a bath prop, balloons, a bunting, and an outfit. A cake is not included but winners may bring one to include a cake smash in the session if desired.
How sweet is little Miss at just 8 days old. She was just perfect in every way with the most beautiful thick dark hair! She managed to give me sleepy shots and awake shots which is what I like to aim for in a newborn session. Her big brother wasn’t keen at all to be photographed with her so I had to perform a bit of photography magic and composite the two of them into one image. There was no way he was going to get a photo taken with his new little sister so we had to make it happen after the photo session 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous little 10 week old in my Ellenbrook home studio. She was not much bigger than a newborn due to a rather earlier than expected arrival, but she did a fabulous job just being her and allowing me to pose her in all my usual newborn poses 🙂
This little cutie took out the happiest baby ever award! He was non stop smiling for most of his first birthday cake smash session, although a little perplexed and hesitant towards the cake. He really was having the greatest time. I absolutely loved him!
These cake smash sessions are soooo much fun! They fall under my General sessions and I can provide simple decorations such as a bunting and balloons in the colour scheme of your choice. A simple romper outfit can be provided too if you have nothing o coordinate with the chosen colours.
Because of some allergy issues, I currently do not provide the cake but it is something I am looking into for the future. Parents bring in their own cake of choice along with any additional props they may wish to incorporate into the session. A couple of outfit changes as well, and parents end up with a wide variety of images.
Cake smash sessions are best booked at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance so colour schemes and outfits can be coordinated and sourced before the session date.
Newborn photos can be done with older babies. While its easier to do them as tiny little 10 day olds, the older babies give me so much personality. This pretty, sweet baby girl was 2 months old and she was VERY awake and did not want to be touched, moved, or put down at all. We had to come up with some creative ways to settle this sweetie into a short nap so we could get a few sleepy shots, which involved my prop bowls, some rather strong arms and a bit of rocking action!
I never say no to photographing an older baby. All babies are the sweetest subjects to photograph no matter what their age. My usual style is very relaxed anyway so I don’t often do complex poses so this means my style can often be achieved at any age. There does come a time though when baby just will not feel sleepy at all and we just have to work with that.
My suggestion, is if you were hoping to get a few newborn looking images for your older baby, to have a Simple or Classic newborn package. This gives me a little time to help settle baby for a range of shots, including (hopefully) a sleepy shot or two.
The short and sweet session is perfect for those not particularly looking to have newborn style images, but who are just wanting a few professional natural looking photos of their chunky cherub 🙂
First birthday cake smash sessions are so much fun. Theres so much to celebrate being one years old and why not do it with a bit of added colour, decorations and a studio photo session! This cutie was very hesitant when she first arrived. I was getting those typical blank stares and frozen moments 🙂 She wasn’t all that interested in the cake either, she wasn’t too keen on touching or tasting it, so I brought out a wooden spoon and then the fun began. Splattering cake pieces everywhere, I can truly say that she smashed the cake. And she did it well!
We moved quickly to the bath setup and thats when those huge smiles started. She loved splashing around in the tub and by this time she was having a great time (there is something about water that makes a lot of babies very very happy!).
A quick bath and towel dry, surprisingly, this little sweetheart was still in a reasonably good mood so we finished off with a few backlit shots. Here are just a few of my favourites I quickly chose from her gallery. Happy first birthday little one! <3
This sweet little one came with her own blanket and special hat that Mum and Dad brought with them. I love including babys own items in some shots as they make the photos that much more meaningful to the families. She was a dream and very sleepy during her short and sweet session, only waking up at the very end as she was getting dressed to go home.