Hey there, fellow parents! As a Melbourne Newborn photographer and a parent of two adorable kiddos, I know firsthand how overwhelming and joy-filled those early days with your newborn can be. That's why I want to help you make the most of your upcoming newborn photoshoot. In this blog post, I'll be sharing some dos and don'ts that will ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience, resulting in stunning photographs that will warm your heart for years to come. So, let's dive right in and get ready to capture those precious memories together!


  • Schedule Early: First things first, let's talk timing. The optimal time to schedule your newborn photography session is within the first 10 days of your baby's life. During this magical window, newborns are typically more sleepy, flexible, and oh-so-cute in those curled-up poses that we all cherish. But hey, I completely understand that adjusting to your new routine as a parent takes time. If you feel more comfortable waiting a bit longer before having the session, no worries at all. We can adapt and make it work whenever you and your little one are ready.
  • Prepare Your Baby and Environment: To ensure a calm and enjoyable session, it's important to keep your baby comfortable and well-rested. Dress them in loose-fitting clothing before the session to avoid any imprints on their delicate skin. Also, try to feed and burp your baby just before the photoshoot to keep them content and satisfied during the session. If your little one needs a break for feeding or changing, we can pause the session and give them the care they need. Creating a cozy environment is another important do. Babies are happiest when they're warm and snug, so I'll make sure the space is comfortable. But you can also help by adjusting the room temperature to suit your little one's needs. And hey, soft background music or white noise can work wonders in soothing your baby and creating a peaceful atmosphere. Let's set the stage for a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
  • Communicate and Collaborate: Communication is key! Before the photoshoot, let's have a friendly chat about your preferences, ideas, and any specific shots you have in mind. This session is all about capturing the unique story of your growing family, so I want to hear your input. Feel free to share any props or sentimental items you'd like to include in the photographs. Let's make it personal and meaningful!
  • Relax and Enjoy: One of the most important aspects of a successful newborn photoshoot is a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. My unposed photography style focuses on capturing the genuine connections and emotions between you and your baby. Trust that I will handle the photography process with care and expertise, allowing you to relax and savor the experience!


  • Stress Over Poses: Remember, this is not a stress-inducing photo session. Leave the pressure behind and don't worry about trying to create specific poses or picture-perfect smiles. I want to capture the authentic moments—the yawns, the giggles, the little expressions that make your baby uniquely yours. Embrace the beauty of the unposed, natural moments that unfold during the session.
  • Rush the Session: Let's take a deep breath and don't rush the session. Newborns have their own schedule, and we'll work at their pace. If your baby needs a break for feeding or comforting, that's absolutely okay. We'll take the time to ensure everyone feels relaxed and at ease. After all, these moments are meant to be enjoyed, not rushed.
  • Forget to Take Care of Yourself: Don't forget to take care of yourself! Amidst the excitement of your little one's arrival, it's easy to overlook self-care. But trust me, when you're well-rested, hydrated, and nourished, it positively impacts the atmosphere and energy during the photoshoot. So, remember to prioritize your well-being too.

I hope these dos and don'ts have given you some valuable insights as you prepare for your newborn photoshoot. I'm honored to be a part of this special chapter in your family's story. If you have any questions or want to discuss further, don't hesitate to reach out. Let's create magical memories together that you'll cherish for a lifetime. Can't wait to meet your little bundle of joy soon!