chiara - fresh 48 | melbourne lifestyle photography

There is absolutely nothing in the world as beautiful as a brand new baby! The fresher the better - dont you agree? That beautiful new skin!! I’m so lucky to be able to document the arrival of so many tiny humans and its something that I will never take for granted. Its an absolute privilege to be invited in to the love bubble at such a special time in a couples journey together.

Today I’m sharing a fresh 48 session from Epworth Freemasons. My favourite newborn lifestyle sessions are these fresh 48 sessions because all that oxytocin makes for some pretty beautiful images. And in the first couple of days after a baby is born those oxytocin levels are right up there! Its so easy for the parents to get lost in their baby and thats the best part about a lifestyle session … the connection!

So in this beautiful, peaceful hospital room with a gorgeous park view, we captured a moment in time. Their lives forever changed ….

If you are pregnant or have a new baby & would like to book a session of your own, I would love to hear from you! Please get in touch with me HERE & lets have a chat about your ideas for your session.

small space - big love | melbourne newborn lifestyle photographer

Having a lifestyle photography session at home really is an awesome way to capture your family EXACTLY as they are in the moment. The laughs, the cries & the quiet moments in between. 

But so many people hesitate because they don't think their house is big enough or light enough or stylish enough. To be honest with you, in the beginning when I first started out, if you didn't have a perfect house I would probably have had a panic attack upon arrival. But these days nothing is a problem that we cant work around. In fact I LOVE interesting spaces and finding the beautiful pockets of light just as much as I love big homes with perfect light. 

The newborn session featured below is a perfect example. This family has just welcomed twin girls to their little home. Gin was worried that their home would be too small but I think you will agree that we got some pretty beautiful images that perfectly portray the beautiful connection between them all. And THAT is what it's all about ... the CONNECTION! And they barely even had to get out of bed!

Now ... let me tell you my story of Gin! Gin is a work colleague & when she first started at my hospital as a student midwife I met her in the corridor one day where she asked me a question. I have no idea what the question was but I remember staring at her face thinking I knew her. I looked at her name badge and the name was familiar but surely it just couldn’t be true. I walked away from that encounter in total amusement and after a little while I got up the guts to ask her a few questions... and it was true! I bloody did know her! But not as you would expect. Her beautiful mama & my mama were nursing students together & the best of friends. I was just 16 years of age & my work experience program was a few weeks in the crèche that was attached to the hospital where our mothers worked. And that’s where I met Ginny... my little peanut head. She was just 6 months old & I totally fell in love with her. She was the first baby I ever really had the chance to look after & I just adored her. In fact it could probably be said that she is the reason I had so many kids and ended up doing the work I do today. How funny that we met up again as colleagues!

If you are pregnant & are interested in booking a newborn photography session at home please get in touch with me HERE. I would love to chat with you about your ideas ... 


fresh 48 | melbourne newborn photographer

Life definitely got away from me over the last couple of weeks with a very busy client schedule & a ton of family stuff going on. If you follow me on social media you might just have seen a bit of my crazy life although I was even to busy for the socials!! Thankfully things have settled down for now and here I am ready to get back into my blogging!!

I want to share something very special with you today. Have you ever heard of FRESH 48 newborn photography sessions? Well ... they are absolutely my most favourite session in the entire world!! Why? Well it is simple really ... the session usually takes place within the first couple of days after baby is born and at that particular time, not only is your baby so deliciously new, but the heightened emotion and love between the parents and their newborn is absolutely palpable. And that is the type of image I just love to capture. Totally loved up & connected!

This session was captured at Epworth Freemasons Maternity Hospital in East Melbourne. The rooms at this hospital are just perfect for a session like this and in no time at all I captured this little family who welcomed a beautiful baby boy!

If you are pregnant and are looking for a newborn photographer for either a fresh 48 or in home newborn lifestyle session please get in touch with me HERE and we can have a chat about your ideas for your session. It is advisable to book in for your session while you are pregnant as I am often booked out weeks in advance.

the baby registry is here | melbourne newborn photographer

Great news! I am so excited to announce that I now have a baby registry so it makes it super easy for family and friends to give a gift of beautiful memories of your tiny newborn that will be treasured for a lifetime! 

A baby registry doesn't have to be all about the cute little outfits and baby things anymore. The new baby registry provides gift givers an option that is truly meaningful and memorable for expecting parents. The gift of newborn photography is one that expecting parents will be able to cherish long after their bundle of joy has outgrown yet another cute outfit!

The registry is available to all parents-to-be that have a newborn session booked. Once registered,  I will then send out little cards to pop into the baby shower invites and/or a digital invite that can be emailed. The cards will have all the info on them to let family/friends know how to participate if they choose to. Gift certificates will then be applied toward your newborn photography session balance and/or product purchase. 

Once purchased, gift certificates can either be mailed to the purchaser for them to give at the shower or even after baby is born, or we can mail the gift certificate directly to the parents-to-be! Certificates come as low as $25, and the purchaser can add as much as they need to reach their desired gift amount. Purchasing registry gift cards is made easy through our online shop button!  You can pay a visit HERE ... 

If you have any questions about the Baby Registry, or you would like to book your own Newborn Photography session, please contact me HERE and lets chat!


a hearty home | melbourne newborn photographer

Did you see my Instagram stories yesterday while I was at work? Maybe you didn't know about my "other" job! In addition to being a newborn photographer I also work as a nurse in Special Care Nursery.

For those that don’t know, the nursery is a very important part of the maternity unit where babies are cared for if they are born early, are unwell or perhaps need a little help with feeding. I’ve been working with newborns & their families for such a long time now and I really love it so much. No matter how busy I get with my photography I just can’t seem to give it up!

Teeny newborn cuddles are a perk of the job but I also love the team I work with. They are an amazing bunch of people and I trust them implicitly which is so important in this job.

And ... I love working with the families as well.  Watching people becoming parents, gently guiding them on their way. It’s a privilege that I will never take for granted. I meet so many wonderful people. 

Jade & Pete & their teeny tiny twin girls Madeline and Charlotte were no exception. They are such an awesome little family and we had a lot of laughs together during what can be a difficult and frustrating time. I am even more grateful that they then invited me into their "hearty" home to photograph them as a new family. 

If you are pregnant and are looking for newborn photographer here in the Melbourne metro, bayside or Mornington Peninsula areas, please get in touch HERE and lets have a chat about your own session.