Newborn Session

Your Newborn Session

New life in the family. It is without doubt, the most special time as there is nothing quite as amazing as your newborn baby. Tiny fingers and toes, eyes that look for you in between sleep, knowing that you are their person. Even the sound of your voice is familiar in the very early days of your baby’s life.

From one day to the next, they grow and change, and they just don’t stop. Capturing their tiny features in the early days is recording moments that last forever, for you and your family to look back on in wonder.

I’m Janet from Moments Photography Canberra, and I want to capture your special life moments in a newborn photography session. What most people look for in a newborn photographer is a certain “baby whisperer” quality – and as a mum of two rambunctious girls, I can confidently say I’m up for that challenge.


Using my experience as a professional photographer with babies and newborns, I capture newborn pictures of your baby, yourself and your family. I am highly skilled at gently placing, adjusting and posing your baby, all while keeping your newborn comfortable and relaxed.

Styling your session

At Moments Photography Canberra, you get access to our large collection of unique props sourced from around the world to include in your session. Whether you want bright and bold, soft pastels or natural tones, the styling of your session is unique to you. We provide all styling elements including outfits, wraps, headbands and bonnets. You can bring along items that hold special value like monogrammed blankets, a handknit cardigan or family heirloom.

Pre-session Consultation

With a newborn photoshoot, we recommend a pre-session consultation so that you are included in the design process. It is your session, after all. We help answer all your questions and tailor not just a newborn photo shoot, but an inclusive experience that will capture your tiny newborn perfectly.

Session Details

We want to create a newborn session that is designed for you and your family. Here are our most asked questions for newborn sessions.

What happens at your newborn session?

Your newborn session is designed to show your tiny baby and capture every little detail. They are the focus of the session, however we welcome your family to come along as well and can photograph parents, siblings and even your pets. Grandparents can also be included, just ask us when you are booking. All newborn sessions are done at our studio in MacGregor.

When should I book?

We recommend booking your newborn session at approximately the 30 week mark. We tend to book out 6 weeks in advance, so plan ahead. We recommend having a newborn sessions anytime from a few days after your baby is born up until three months old. We want your newborn to be sleepy, flexible and calm. It is preferred to book the newborn session before birth, but you can also contact us after your baby is born.

We book your session based on your due date to coincide with the optimal 0-3 month period. We are flexible based on when your baby actually arrives, and we can adjust the date accordingly. Contact us when your bub is born, and we figure out the rest.

How long is the session?

We set aside the entire morning or afternoon for a newborn session so it is relaxed and enjoyable for all present. Typical sessions go for 2-3 hours and allow plenty of time for feeding, settling your baby and comforting cuddles. We focus on getting your newborn comfortable as they are the focus of the shoot. Our studio is equipped with amenities that make it easy for your baby to be changed, breastfed and soothed when needed.

What variety of images will I receive?

Your gallery will include a variety of approximately 50 high resolution images for you to choose from. We find families typically want images printed of their newborn for friends and family and photos for their walls at home. Newborn sessions range from artful, themed photos of your baby, siblings embracing baby and family photos. Once we have chosen the moment capturing winners, we consult with you for your printing and framing needs.

Your easy 3 step experience

1. Planning

Your Design Consult! We'll talk all about your needs, what to wear, how to prepare, and help you start thinking about how you are going to display these images. This is when we will get your session in the diary

2. Creating

Shooting your session and capturing those photos that will last a lifetime.

3. Purchasing

Your in-person ordering session and buying the photos you love. I'm here to expertly guide you in creating the perfect package for you!

You have a life worth documenting

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