Mariella Amitai, www.mariellaamitaiphotography.com, 9768 9536, [email protected]
Feedback “It was such a pleasant experience to have Janelle being our photographer. Janelle is passionate, responsive and talented! We absolutely love our photos” -Sophie “Just want to say thank you for coming to our home to take photos of my newborn.
You were very patient and we had a great time!” -Anna
Editor’s note: Michelle is no stranger to Sassy Mama! She has taken many of our influencers photoshoots from our That Mama’s to The Bump’s to other interview features.
Relax and have fun with DFN Studio! The award-winning photographers from DFN excel at creating timeless and artistic masterpieces. They understand that your life is forever changed the day your child is born, and will help you to safekeep those first moments, so you can relive and share them with your child when they are older.
Covering portraits (on land and underwater!), parties and events, Kim Bacon Photography specialises in maternity, newborn, baby and family portrait photography. Kim’s photos aim to capture the beauty of pregnancy as well as the joys of motherhood and the laughter of newborns and toddlers alike. Her sessions will last around 2-3 hours and her different packages available will allow clients to have the freedom of choosing how many high resolution images or professional prints they want.
Daniel Tam Photography, Flat C, 1/F, Block C, Chin Fat Factory Building, 3 That Po Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.danieltam.hk, 8102 8989, [email protected]
Mother-to-be’s and brides rejoice! Awarded as one of the Top 20 Photographers on the Web in 2016, Daniel is a professional who will deliver quality photos to help you capture your days. With a celebrity fanbase to boot (including Miss Hong Kong 2007 Kayi Cheung), Daniel has an eye for beauty that will be an asset to your photos.
The vision of Little Stories is to create lifestyle, minimalistic and timeless photographs that can last on family walls or albums for generations to come. Hong Kong-based lifestyle family photographer, Little Stories, offers a fresh approach for families looking to go beyond a photograph and truly tell their story of love. Leading the brand is Photographer, Amy, who has a strong passion for making the most of every moment she spends with her clients and lovely newborns. You can book her for your upcoming newborn, family, or maternity photography session.
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Melanie Aldridge, www.melaniealdridge.com, +44 0747-0497554, [email protected]
Unboxed is a versatile studio; from family portraits to corporate photoshoots to pet photography sessions – they do it all! Whether you want a family outing commemorated or you want some new photos that reflect your company’s visuals, Unboxed is the one you need! They’re extremely flexible and can work on any day to accommodate your schedule. Unboxed is also attuned to your visual needs and will take in any feedback you have.
Wandersnap prides itself on being Asia’s Airbnb of Photography. This novel company connects travelers with local snappers to capture holiday moments which gives you the luxury of being able to sightseeing without constantly worrying about getting that perfect Instagram-worthy shot. It is perfect for staycations or for families who want to get professional photos of their family vacations abroad. Altogether, they cover 36+ destinations and their different photography types (including drone/aerial photography and underwater photography) guarantee some pretty unique and unforgettable shots! Also, for every booking $5 goes towards training underprivileged youth with a passion in photography. Our Sassy Mama editor, Kat can definitely vouch for this one – read more below!
Book a newborn session with Sakshi for some beautiful, lifestyle portraits of your baby in his family. Apart from intimate and delicate portraits of the baby, Sakshi captures and documents the essence of a new arrival in the family. Sakshi does not shoot with too many props, and gives you storytelling, evergreen pictures that you shall never tire of seeing. Also get in touch for ‘Fresh 48’, a special photojournalistic lifestyle session in your hospital room, clicked within the brand new baby’s first 48 hours.
DFN Studios, www.dfnstudios.com, 2886 5292 or 2961 4579, [email protected]
Michelle Proctor Photography, michellejproctorphotography.com, 6479 4167, [email protected]
Chantal is all about getting the real you to shine through in her photos! She’ll want to get to know you as much as possible – so share with her funny stories, memorable moments and everything in between! Chantal is available to shoot for family events, maternity, pets or your wedding day (the most important one, she believes!).
Please write here to check availability and package details. I only take 3 due dates per week and weekends fill up fast. I do my best to fit in last minute bookings. Looking forward to hearing from you! xx
Their newborn photos are pure, natural and organic. They are highly experienced to create mood effect through beautiful natural-looking light. Their indifferent lighting techniques and photo editing skills will craft your image in a soft and unique way. They take newborns, first babies, newborn twins, siblings and relational shots with parents. Take a look at their portfolio now!
DFN Studios, +852 2886 5292 or +852 2961 4579, [email protected], www.dfnstudios.com
With an eye for candid shots, Brian is perfect for maternity, newborn and family photoshoots indoors and outdoors. His warm and friendly approach puts all his subjects at ease which makes for picture perfect keepsakes. We love the hilarious moments he also catches between siblings! What’s more, he is also a wedding and engagement photographer and can help you take absolutely stunning photos of you and your other half. Forget about the stress of your Big Day and have Brian photograph you with your S.O. to lock down the happy memories of the day!
There’s a three step process to your adventure with Venture Studios. First is the hour long photoshoot, then they’ll help you touch-up and frame your images in their carefully hand-crafted frames, customizing each photo you have. Then, Venture will give you and your loved ones a one hour cinematic viewing of the photos taken during the photoshoot – a unique opportunity to look back on the fun times of the shoot! Its collection of hand-crafted frames will truly personalise those photos into personal pieces of art. They are also hand-assembled in a laboratory in Cheshire so you know how seriously they take its products.
Little Stories – the Moment by Amy, little-stories.co, www.facebook.com/littlestoriess, [email protected]
Based in Hong Kong, London and Paris, Melanie really is a busy photographer! She can capture your children’s adorable smiles at their birthday parties or be with you on your wedding day to take photos of you and your other half. Just be sure to book her for the days when she’ll definitely be in Hong Kong!
Betty from Bettitude Photography loves capturing people in their natural and best elements. With each shot, she focuses on the small wonders and details of her subjects. Her record as chief photographer is photographing four babies in a single day (we’re so impressed!). She’s the perfect fit for your newborn, maternity, baby or family photoshoot. We recommend you book her for your baby’s first cake smash!
Looking to get your cheeky monkeys photographed for some long-lasting memories? Look no further than having Linda from Cheeky Monkey herself! Not only is Linda is best at taking candid images that tell the story of the family but she’s also got a natural touch with children. Having photographed hundreds of families local and abroad, Linda has become a household name for family photography in Hong Kong. They also offer personalised birth announcements, invitation cards and greeting cards for that special touch (their most popular items are the Coffee Table books and Christmas cards!). Also, take advantage of their fine art prints, where they use light sensitive paper that runs through a chemical process (instead of digital printing) – leaving your prints long lasting and perfect for family heirlooms.
With a celebrity clientele (Kevin Spacey, Uma Thurman and Leonardo DiCaprio!) under his belt, Ali G from Ali G Studios captures special moments for families in Hong Kong. Having been mentored by the portrait photographer of Her Majesty the Queen of England, Ali has been using his skills to document birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and family portraits. He’s travelled to 30 countries (so far!) and lived in six of them, and his passion for candid photography makes him treasure each moment he’s allowed into client’s lives to capture their most memorable instances.
Janelle from By Janelle has plenty of experience shooting in New York, across the Pacific Northwest, and in her own bustling hometown of Hong Kong. What we love most about ByJanelle is that it started as a hobby for her and it has flourished into her biggest inspiration!As newborn photography is one of her favourite shoots to take. She only uses natural light (none of that fluorescent business!) as she believes it’s best to keep things simple and true. While her forte is in newborn photography, you can also book maternity or family sessions with her whether you want that to take place indoors or outdoors. She can tailor her sessions to what the family is looking for, and many have established such strong relationships with Janelle that she photographs them every few months!
Bettitude Photography, (Studio located at Kwai Chung) +852 6082 3199, [email protected], www.bettitudephotography.com, Facebook Page.
Talk about a power couple! Husband and wife team, Rosa and Daniel, helps a host of international clients, shooting weddings, maternity, children, family, glamour and headshots. They are trained by world-class master photographers worldwide, so the two are equipped with exceptional skills in lighting, posing and direction, to help you capture you at your best! Clients will also love their wall enlargements, canvasses, gift prints, tabletop pieces and albums. Their photos are intended to be family heirlooms so the final product will be printed on the finest archival materials. Keep an eye out for their new GLAMOUR line, where they’ll be showing the before and after photos of hair and makeup transformations!
Rates: Email Dadi Precious for their rates depending on what type of shoot you’re going for.
Maria Z Photography, http://mariazphotography.com. Note, it is recommended to book 2-3 months in advance for Maria Z.
Ali G is offering a 10% discount on selected photography packages. Just quote “Ali G Studios & Sassy” to redeem!
This husband and wife team, award-winning family photographers, snap beautiful color and black-and-white portraits. Rosa and Daniel are extremely friendly and patient with young babies, and they are definitely good at comforting cranky children and stressed out parents! They produce lovely and sweet pictures that truly capture the emotions at the very special moment.
Bettitude Photgraphy,bettitudephotography.com, i[email protected]
Sakshi Verma Photography, +852 6626 5525, www.sakshiverma.net, Facebook Page
Kim Bacon Photography, www.kimbaconphotography.com, 6681 1105, [email protected]
Wandersnap, Suite D, 6/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, wandersnap.co, +86 18 6021 7128, [email protected]
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Dadi Precious, www.dadiprecious.com, 6920 6689, [email protected]
Mamas, there’s a reason we awarded her our “Favourite Family Photographer” two years in a row in 2014 and 2015! With an eye for detail, Sakshi loves to shoot photos in natural light with care and attention. Her portraits strive to capture the beauty of children and the love within families (we can vouch for them!) – something to keep and cherish for the years to come.
Whether it’s your first or third, newborn babies are simply magical! Capture those first few days, weeks, and months of pure perfection with one of Hong Kong’s best baby and newborn photographers. Our top picks have the patience, experience, and skill to deliver heirloom pieces you’ll be proud to share with family and friends for years to come.
One of Hong Kong’s leading newborn specialists, Maria Z is an award-winning photographer and a proud member of the NAPCP. She has been in the family photography business for 9 years and a well-known name in the Hong Kong luxurious market when it comes to baby and family photography. Her signature style is clean capturing the natural beauty of your newborn and creating an heirloom style memory. She uses minimal props in her baby photo shoots.
Rosa and Daniel Photography, +852 2294 0481, [email protected], rosaanddaniel.com, Facebook Page.
Rates: Depending on the Snapper, prices range from USD $30 to $300
By Janelle, +852 9177 8186, [email protected], www.byjanelle.net, https://www.facebook.com/byjanelle/, https://www.instagram.com/byjanelle_photography/
Amy is driven by her passion to help you capture the “little stories” of your everyday life. She provides consultation and styling advice for families who want photographs that are artistic, sweet and timeless. With Amy’s background in fashion styling and photography, her experience makes her a great fit for integrating the style into family shoots. Her passion is to share her love and aesthetics in creating beautiful photographic heirlooms with the families she captures.
Kim Bacon Photography, +852 6681 1105, [email protected], www.kimbaconphotography.com, Facebook Page.
Editor’s note: Make sure to check out Kim’s awesome work with our previous Cribz and That Mama features!
DFN Studios is among the best and most sought-after family and children photographer in town because of the magical pictures and experience they can create for the family and the kids! With a long list of celebrity clients, DFN Studios specialises in stylised kids’ photos, family portrait sessions and boutique birthday parties. With the heart of a mother, the head photographer leads a team that target to create images that will leave you smitten. They also offer top of the line professional photo books and wall products to package your memories of the day.
Rates: Check which package suits you and your family best here!
Cheeky Monkey, www.cheekymonkey.com.hk, 9031 0366, [email protected]
While she specializes in snapping the whole family, newborn photography is Janelle’s bread and butter! She loves documenting both candid baby moments as well as baby art photos. She partners up with a certified newborn nanny who assists her during her newborn photo shoots to ensure safety, comfort, and minimal disruption in your baby’s routine. We can say – she certainly makes it relaxing for mom and dad. She only takes a limited amount of bookings each month, so be sure to book in advance. A “grow with me” package is available for parents who would love to document every milestone of their little one. Just ask Janelle for the details!
Brian Jala Photography, www.brianjala.com, 6300 4451, [email protected]
Rates: Check here for their rates and email Melanie for her dates.
Pim Photography, +852 9740 6091, [email protected], www.pimphotography.net
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The beauty of the newborn photography is not only about the new baby but also about this most memorable milestone for each family member. A home environment gives the sense of time and place where this baby was born and raised. Babies are posed in the most natural ways and Pim will capture all of the little details from lashes to little toes. Pim takes care of every detail of the session, from preparing the outfit to selecting options for your fine art prints.
Michelle has done collaborations with many blogs and brands and her extensive portfolio includes shots with Grana, Dress Me Blog Me, Charlotte London, Hula and Sponge. She also offers lifestyle portrait sessions. She is a natural with family and kids with the final product looking stylised, natural and beautiful. Guests can also choose to do lifestyle brands, fashion and beauty photo shoots. Though based in Hong Kong, Michelle is willing and happy to travel for any shoot!
Suzanne Goodwin is best known for her natural and true approach to family, maternity, and newborn photography. She is very thorough and puts a lot of thinking and preparation for her work to be able to create the perfect outcome for her clients. She can come to your home for your newborn photos or you can visit her at her studio in Kennedy Town. She also offers baby shower gift certificates – what a fab idea!
Rates: Call or email them to see their available dates, rates and packages.
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Lucky Fish Photography, www.ohwhataluckyfish.com, 5129 4265, [email protected]
Hailing from Italy and now living in Hong Kong, Mariella is a family photojournalist who specialises in fine art portraits with a focus on childhood themes. Her aim is to create art that captures and conveys emotions that an audience can relate to. Feel free to be as relaxed and natural around her – she hates photos that are posed!
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Newborn photography is very special as babies are only this small for a blink of an eye. Kim captures the wonder and beauty of this tiny new life through her stunning portraits. Kim uses natural light because it is the most flattering for newborns, she creates wonderful images that parents will treasure forever. Let Kim photograph this unique memory for your family, view her beautiful gallery on her website and be inspired!
Daniel believes that being careful, gentle and patient goes before everything else when it comes to photographing newborns. As a loving dad himself, he commits to provide a comfortable, clean environment where babies can feel most relaxed. He aims to capture natural and peaceful images of the babies, as well as the amazement and love within the family.
At Dadi Precious, be prepared to have your every whim catered to! The photographers value your wishes and aim to capture your memories as perfectly as they can. The able team of professionals will accompany you to any location and will even guide you to help you find your most flattering poses.
Editor’s note: Many of our The Bump, That Mama and That Papa shoots are taken by Jenna! So naturally, we’re big fans!
Mariella Amitai Photography, [email protected], www.mariellaamitaiphotography.com
Sakshi Verma Photography, www.sakshiverma.net, 6626 5525, [email protected]
Born and raised in HK, Eva Liu is known for using strong colors, capturing the subjects’ emotion and character and getting very creative with her clients – especially the little ones! With a background in working with international photographers, celebrities (she was a TV drama producer for years) and professional models, Eva pulls her global knowledge into every photo shoot. For parents looking for a photographer who creates bold and beautiful newborn images, Eva Liu is it!
Little Stories – The Moment By Amy, [email protected], http://little-stories.co/, Instagram, Facebook Page
Rates: $4750 (weekday), $5500 (weekend), additional surcharge of $500 for shoots based off HK Island for taxi/tunnel costs.
My name is Janelle and I specialize in maternity, newborn, baby and family photography. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Western Washington University, US with experience shooting in New York, across the Pacific Northwest, and my bustling hometown of Hong Kong.
I am also a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. I meet my clients on-location for a fun and natural way to document the special moments in life. Every session is unique and I can work with you to tailor the shoot to your family’s desires.
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Venture Studios, 1/F, Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.venturephotography.com/hk, 2885 6262, [email protected]
Have a birthday party planned for your little one? Or are you celebrating a milestone with your family? While it’s true our smartphone cameras are getting better and better, some memories are just too precious (anything remotely low quality just won’t cut it!). That’s why we’ve got some of the best photographers in town on this list! From cake smashes to underwater photoshoots, these photographers’ skills are truly remarkable and will leave you with memorable keepsakes. It’s always a good idea to get some of your favourite prints framed or personally customised to suit your liking. Click below for our favourite photographers!
Jenna from Lucky Fish Photography aims for a balance between natural portraits and candid photojournalism. Since moving to Hong Kong in 2010, she has been photographing families, babies, children, lifestyle maternity and shots of Hong Kong. She can take your photos from the convenience of your own home or any location of your choice. So, you can choose to have your backdrop against Victoria Harbour (or even on a Disneyland ride!). Currently, she’s based in Hong Kong but willing to travel for a shoot.
Daniel Tam Photography, +852 8102 8989, www.danieltam.hk, Facebook Page, [email protected]
Capture Life by Chantal, capturelifebychantal.com, 9625 7302, [email protected]
Suzanne Goodwin, +825 9025 3949, [email protected], www.suzannegoodwinphotography.com
Welcoming a new baby in a family is such a joyful and life-changing event. Using the same gentle approach as family photography Mariella Amitai likes to photograph newborns at home, in an intimate and warm setting with minimal styling and no props. Her aim is to tell the story of a new family and honor as much as possible those first precious moments of life together. By adopting a minimalistic approach and a style that focuses on connection and emotions rather than posing, she creates portraits that are at the same time, unique and timeless.
Rosa and Daniel, rosaanddaniel.com, 2294 0481, [email protected]
Rates: Email Brian about your specific event for him to give you a rate.
Eva Liu Photography, [email protected], www.evaliuevaliu.com, https://www.facebook.com/evaliuevaliu
Ali G Studios, www.aligstudios.com, 6110 0569, [email protected]