The best time for newborn photography is in the first fourteen days of life. During this time they sleep more soundly and curl up into precious poses more easily.
We typically photograph all babies on their first full day at the hospital. It is also possible for your shoot to take place on the day before discharge. Generally, we do not take photos on the day of discharge unless there is a medical reason for the delay.
We photograph our subjects in our climate controlled Studio, using state of the art studio lighting equipment or our unique, purpose built Outdoor studio, featuring rustic backdrops, it is also secure for dogs off lead if you wish to include your four-legged family members. We travel to locations in and around Melbourne and surrounding suburbs and have also travelled to Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne South Eastern suburbs, Western Victoria, Gippsland, Victoria and Australia wide to photograph families.
The experience that Lifeworks Photography provides, allows people to feel comfortable sharing themselves with their photographer so that their unique personality can be truly captured. We specialise in pregnancy, newborn, family and personal or business branding photography.
For over 20 years Lifeworks Photography has captured the memories and hearts of families across Melbourne with stunning photographic portraiture.
Capturing those special moments, creating memories that you will treasure. From the way your child lovingly smiles at you, to the way your family interacts and enjoys this time together. Lifeworks Photography will create artworks for your walls, for you and family to enjoy now and for future generations.
Instant viewing of your photo session is made available with a custom online slide show posted to the Bella Baby website (protected with a unique password), thus enabling distant friends and family members the opportunity to share the experience. Online viewing and ordering is offered for two weeks to anyone you choose to share your password; immediate in-hospital purchasing is also available.
In addition to our same day portraits, we also offer baby photo books, 16×20 gallery wrap photo canvases, and special gifts with your baby’s photo on them.
We pride ourselves on offering a photography service that delivers a fully immersive experience. Creating award-winning, natural and relaxed family portrait photography, we are committed to ensuring every customers expectations are met and exceeded.
Yes, let your nurse know you are interested in Bella Baby pictures and sign the consent form. The session will be completed when the nurse tells us the baby is ready for pictures.
We love to include mom and dad’s hands in our photos. Wear clear or neutral nail polish on the day of your shoot. Distracting jewelry should be removed; your baby should be the focus of the photos.
Lifeworks Photography offer numerous photography styles and options. Our passion lies in our work and we put our heart and soul into every picture taken.
We always encourage husbands and siblings to participate if they are available at the time of the shoot, but we may not be at the hospital late in the day. We will try to accomodate you as much as our schedule permits.
Babies grow up so fast, and at Portrait Innovations we know how important it is to capture those first precious months with newborn baby photography. We specialize in newborn photography and baby portraits that you will cherish for many years to come. Our trained photographers use professional hand-held digital cameras, allowing them to interact with your newborn and put them in adorable newborn photography poses that will capture your little one’s special personality and be sure to warm your heart.
As with our baby portraits and maternity photography, your newborn photos are printed at the studio in just minutes, available to take home the same day. Plus, with your session, all of our portrait products carry a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not happy, simply return them to our studio for a replacement or full refund.
While we do accept walk-ins on a limited basis, appointments are highly recommended. This helps to ensure you have the special time you deserve for your newborn portrait session. Morning time is also the time when most babies sleep the most soundly.
Providing photography services to families for over 20-years, our reputation for extraordinary photography services precedes us. We are patient, funny and unique, in that most sessions involve 2 expert photographers, one to entice, engage and encourage the best expressions from our subjects and the other expert in capturing that decisive moment in camera. This rare combination is how we breathe life, authentic character and genuine personality into our images. We guarantee you will be absolutely thrilled with your results.
It’s easiest to take newborn photos when your baby is asleep, so try to keep your baby awake for 1-2 hours prior to coming into Portrait Innovations. This helps us get them into cute poses, and also lets us use our newborn photography props more effectively.
When you bring your infant in for his or her portraits, please keep these tips in mind.
If you are wanting to capture that perfect moment in time through pregnancy, baby, kids or family photography, please get in touch with Lifeworks Photography today.
Capture that special moment in your family’s life with Lifeworks Photography.
Polished, captivating shots that showcase your personality, style, and relatability.
“Perfect, absolutely what I wanted as my profile headshot and for my website.”
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My husband won’t return to the hospital until late in the day. Can the session be done then?
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Bring a dark-colored shirt to wear in the photos; we may photograph your baby in your arms and solid/dark colors look great in both color and black-and-white prints.
“When I picked up photos, I absolutely loved them! Excellent quality, professional and friendly photographers, flexible lay-by — thanks again!”
Hospitals contracted with Bella Baby Photography are staffed with our professional photographers, on-site every day. Each new mother is offered a complimentary photo session that takes place right in her hospital room; parents and siblings are encouraged to participate to create a beautiful family experience.
“Thank you Julie they are perfect! There are so many favourites that I love. Thank you so much again.”
We absolutely encourage you to bring a favorite baby blanket or afghan from home to use in the shoot. A beautiful blanket can add texture, color and memories to your newborn’s photos.