Welcome to Adelaide’s most affordable professional baby and children’s portraiture. Every week we get a large volume of calls and emails from parents wanting their child photographed by a professional photographer without investing in a full portrait collection. We have a fantastic offer available, great for updating your child’s professional images, celebrating a birthday, 100 day old milestone or those first tentative steps.
Welcome To my website I’m MEGAN MACDONALD a vintage inspired custom newborn photographer in Adelaide, Australia.
Newborn photo sessions are held in a purpose built studio in Blair Athol, everything is provided for you. I’ve have sourced many stunning handmade props and accessories from across the globe. I want to ensure your proof gallery is full of variety for your to select your image collection from. Within 3 days of your session, you will be provided with a link to a private gallery with your images. You can share this with family and friends if you wish. It is here you will choose your favourite images to include in your photography collection. Once your images have been selected the turnaround time for you to receive your collection is within 2 weeks, I know you want your images as soon as possible.
$250 | 5 high resolution digital images | Personalised app for your phone or mobile device
S ometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory Dr. Seuss
Classically beautiful, pure simple poses, my newborn sessions are about capturing your angelic baby in the first few days or weeks, creating gorgeous images that will be treasured forever.
One of Adelaide’s most recognised and trusted names baby photography – now offering “WATCH ME GROW” sessions!
My job in photographing these wonderful little people goes far beyond just taking beautiful photos of your new family member. I aim to capture a unique moment in time and the emotions along with it. The photos from your session will become a treasured family heirloom to be enjoyed again and again for many years to come…..
Watch Me Grow sessions are for one child only between the ages of 3 months through to 2.5 years. If you have 2 or more children, please refer to our portrait collections. Whilst we offer a range of props to sit on and in during the session, please dress your child in the clothing you wish for them to be photographed in. Due to booking multiple Watch Me Grow sessions each Monday, please allow enough time to arrive on time to your session in our studio, late arrivals mean your time in the studio is reduced as every clients session starts on time. Full payment of $150 is required at the commencement of your session (total session cost is $250 – $100 booking retainer and $150 payable on the day). Please note that no recording devices are allowed to film or photograph children during your session. Beyond the issue of IP, it’s quite distracting to work with someone recording over your shoulder. Thanks for your understanding.
Newborn & baby collections cater for babies up to 2 years of age, and I do recommend booking before your newborn arrives to ensure a session when your baby is between 5-14 old. Your session date is not confirmed until after the arrival of your baby. I often receive calls from parents who have already welcomed their baby into the world. I photograph babies of all ages. If your little one has already arrived, please don’t feel you have missed out. I reserve weekday mornings for baby and newborn photography sessions in the studio. Either give me a call or if it’s easier, use the contact form to touch base, I will fit you in without too much delay wherever possible.
The session retainer fee is $100, this confirms your time slot for one of our allocated “Watch Me Grow” sessions and covers the photographers time and talent to create your images. Your photo session will take place with access to a range of beautiful backdrops in neutral colours and timeless props, we do ask you bring your child in what you wish for them to be photographed in. To create extra variety in your gallery, it’s a great idea to layer their outfit, creating different “looks” within your session. There is generally time within your session for one quick outfit change (we have a range of netural clothing options on the day available for you to choose from). On the day of the photoshoot, $150 is payable at your beginning of your session. Within 72 hours, you will receive a link to your online gallery. You can instantly download your favourite 5 images from the session – no waiting to receive your files! You will receive a print release of your chosen files so you can have your images reproduced over and over again. If you can’t decide on just 5 images, you can purchase additional images for just $30 each. We also have a collection of beautiful gift ideas for printing your favourite images available in the online gallery. In addition to your digital images, we will create an app using the photographs you have chosen and send it to you so your images will be with you on your device, wherever you go!
We reserve Monday mornings for “Watch Me Grow” sessions – they fill up fast so please get in touch asap to secure our next available date! In your 20 minute photo shoot, we will create photographs we know you are going to love. After your photo shoot, you will be emailed a link to your own online photo gallery from the session – most galleries include approx 15 images to select from. You simply select the images you wish to include in your collection, add them to your cart and when your order is processed, you will receive your beautiful digital collection instantly.
Baby portrait sessions are a great way to capture your little one as they grow and change throughout those first 2 years of their life. Many of my clients choose to revisit the studio at 6 months and 12 months – or when your baby is sitting and walking respectively to capture these significant milestones. I have a huge range of props and outfits from birth to 2 years for you to access throughout the session.
I’ve put together an exclusive newborn posers guide. If you would like to receive a copy, please let me know by phone or the contact form and I’ll send it to you – it also includes our newborn photography prices and packages.
We forget so quickly just how fast our new little bundles grow and change, a newborn session will capture details, those tiny fingers and my favourite, those baby feet that will never be that small again. Your session is all about your expanding family, capturing your heart and soul in your images, showing the joy you share as a family.
Adelaide baby photography packages offered by Photoplay Studios are affordable starting at just $550 for a comprehensive newborn baby studio photo session.
As a professional service provider and your photographer, I don’t take the responsibility of photographing very young babies lightly. I’m fully immunised including whooping cough and have booster shots as required to keep your little ones safe. It’s not something everyone thinks about when booking a newborn photographer, but as a new parent, you naturally consider the safety of your newborn. Trusting a photographer with your most precious little bundle is very important.
I see clients from all over Adelaide, including but not limited to: Angle Park, Ashford, Blair Athol, Broadview, Brompton, Burnside, Clearview, Collage Park, Collinswood, Croydon, Dulwich, Enfield, Evandale, Everard Park, Gepps Cross, Gilberton, Gillies Plains, Glenside, Glynde, Goodwood, Greenacres, Hampstead Gardens, Hillcrest, Hilton, Holden Hill, Ingle Farm, Kensington, Kent Town, Keswick, Kilburn, Kilkenny, Klemzig, Mawson Lakes, Maylands, Mile End, Modbury, Nailsworth, North Adelaide, Northfield, Northgate, Norwood, Oakden, Para Hills, Para Hills West, Para Vista, Parkside, Payneham, Pooraka, Prospect, Regency Park, Renown Park, Richmond, Sefton Park, Stepney, Thebarton, Tusmore, Underdale, Unley, Vale Park, Walkerville, Walkley Heights, Welland, West Hindmarsh, Windsor Gardens, & Woodville.
We offer “Watch Me Grow” sessions for children who are 3+ months through to 2.5 years of age, in our studio, based in Blair Athol. Sessions are for one child only. If you wish to include siblings, please refer to our baby portrait collections where your full session in our studio will include a large image gallery to select from with stunning custom prints and albums available as part of your collection.
I only schedule one newborn session per day in the mornings. Most little ones have had a hard night keeping mum and dad on their toes so its at this time they enjoy lots of cuddles, along with a big feed and are ready for a long nap. My sessions take an average of 2-2.5 hours and there is plenty of time to feed and settle your baby. I never rush, your little one is always in charge. When visiting the studio all you need to bring is your beautiful new baby, and enjoy your baby’s first photo shoot. Included in your newborn session are family and sibling photos – at no extra charge. These first professional images of your newborn will be cherished forever and I strongly believe mums, dads and siblings need to be in these photos! When younger siblings are visiting the studio, I start the session with family and sibling photos. After these photos have been captured, there is a wonderful park on our doorstep to entertain young children whilst I create beautiful portraits of the star of the show. Alternatively, it’s a great opportunity for dad/grandma to take them to one of the local coffee shops for a well deserved baby chino!
I truley believe there is not a moment more magical than when one becomes a parent. It is an honour to be a part of capturing this amazing process, and documenting one of the most special times in life. Newborns are such amazing little people. They teach us so much about human nature, the essence of life, and living in the present.