Family Portrait Photography {Mt Waverley}

People often ask me ‘what age is the best age to get my babies professional portraits done?’ If you haven’t had portraits captured professionally before, my answer is usually ‘right now’.


We do have some suggestions for recommended ages to be photographed.

We begin with pregnancy photography , which we recommend photographing maternity sessions at around 32-36 weeks of pregnancy. This way you’ve got a nice bump but you hopefully are not too tired or feeling too bloated yet (and helps to capture those babies who are in a hurry to enter the world early!)

Next of course is the newborn photography session. This we recommend for as soon as you feel up to it. The advantage of us coming to your home to capture your images is you don’t have to stress about packing up everything and getting out the door with a new baby. We recommend photographing newborn babies at roughly 5-21 days of age. Most of our newborn clients book in for their photo shoot when they are still pregnant. We are then always flexible with moving dates if your baby arrives early or decides its too comfy inside to come out on time.

After newborn, the next step is baby photography, capturing your little baby between 5 and 8 months is ideal. At these ages we get to capture fabulous smiles and expressions. We photograph them playing with their toes, sitting and clapping, cuddling mum and dad and ofcourse much more. At 5-8 months we can photograph in your home or we can photograph outdoors or better still we can do a combination of both.

Then we have the next stage in baby photography. The 10 month to 18 month stage. This is the time where you child is pulling themselves up onto things, crawling and walking. Playing and laughing. Holding hands with mum and dad. The world has become a place they like to explore so we love to get outdoors for these photo sessions.

If your child is outside of any of these ages you can still have beautiful baby portraits captured of them. If you are not sure give us a call at the studio 9568 1441 and we can help you out.

Now to share a sweet little 11 month old we photographed recently. To view more images from this recent photo session please visit the February album on my Facebook page

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