Maternity & Newborn Portrait Special

Your baby is only so small for so long. They say time flies and it really does! The magic of these moments is so important to capture.

We are offering a special gift for Canberra parents who are wanting to have beautiful photos of their little one while they are so little.

This special offer includes both a maternity & newborn session. Both sessions also include your partner and older kids if you have them.

WHERE: The Studio, Chalmers Place MacGregor (opposite King Swim)


What’s Included

      • One Maternity Session (in-studio or on location), partner and older children included
      • One Newborn Session (in-studio) with the whole family
      • One (1) Hair and Makeup experience with our in house Makeup Artist
      • Two (2) complimentary 12×18 fine art canvases (one per session) with a photo package purchase
      • Two (2) print credit vouchers of $200 to spend (one per session)

Your amazing photography experience includes

      •  An in-person design consult where we will create your dream sessions
      • Mini or Full-length session options are available to choose from
      • Our amazing client closet of flattering maternity gowns for all body types
      • our amazing client closet of outfits for babies and small children
      • No session fees to pay
      • Two (2) personal purchasing sessions with me helping you choose your favourite photos and what to do with them.

All of that for only $290! Amazing value, right?! 

IMPORTANT NOTES: This offer is eligible for babies due in the next four months.
This offer is NOT available for families with babies who have already arrived. 
Digital images are NOT included in this package but are available for purchase after your photo sessions. 


“Photos with kids are tricky, but my boys were having so much  fun  that Steph could capture some beautiful, candid shots” – Natalie

This is perfect for families who…


  • Families who are keen to capture all the milestones in the pregnancy and baby journey.
  • Mums who’d love a makeover to feel special.
  • Mums who’d love a beautiful timeless gown so they don’t have to worry about figuring out what to wear for their sessions.
  • Families who’d love amazing printed products so they can enjoy their family up on their walls every day.
  • Those who’d like flexibility over the session experience – choose between our mini and full session experience for both your sessions.

Is this session for me?

This special is for those who’d love to capture both their pregnancy and their baby. Hair and makeup is included for your preferred session. However if your baby has already arrived, you may like to view our session options for your baby session. 

Frequently asked questions

What is the best time for a maternity and newborn session?

For your comfort and mobility, we recommend your maternity shoot be taken at the 30-34 week mark.

For newborn sessions, you have a choice between a semi-posed or lifestyle look or a blend of both, I recommend the baby being between 1-3 weeks if your preference is more posed or up to 6 weeks of age if you’re looking for a more lifestyle look.

What should I know about the investment?

Although this is a great offer, families fall in love with their photos. We want to be fully transparent with you about our pricing to avoid any heartache. Because you’ll likely want to have them all!

We want you to relax and enjoy yourselves, and put your full trust in our experience when it comes to taking photos of you and your family. This is why we don’t require any upfront investment or commitment. Our goal is to amaze you with the best photos you’ve ever seen.

You’ll be able to view all your finished photos at your in-studio purchasing appointment after each session! We will guide you through selecting your favourite photos so that you can determine what the best options are for you.

Before we begin, we will consult with you at your in-person design consult to first determine what kind of session length best suits you. This can be based on budget, but also based on how much you love (or don’t love) being in front of the camera. Some people prefer a mini session for this reason.

Mini sessions are a condensed version of our full-length sessions, but are just as fun and apply to both maternity & newborn sessions.

Mini sessions are 15-30 minutes in length in the studio. You’ll view upwards of 30 finished portraits at your ordering session and choose from packages that start from $490 and range up to $1990.

Full-length sessions are 45-120 minutes in length in the studio. You’ll view upwards of 70 finished portraits at your purchasing session. Families buy all their images and spend upwards of $2400 to receive all of the digital photos. Artwork options are also available. All-inclusive print packages including your digital image gallery are available from $2900+.

Payment Plans are available.

What is a typical investment for family & baby portraits?
The Full Session Experience
Families that work with us usually ask to help with creating some special wall portraits or albums to have in their homes. Families that request this usually spend upward of $2900 and will have a finished piece of artwork, ready for installation as well as the full gallery of digital images to keep too.
Mini Sessions 
If your budget for photography is smaller, then you might like to consider a mini session! 
While these sessions are less customisable and are shorter in length, you’ll still see a gallery of 50+ photos, and you’ll have the benefit of choosing from our special packages that are catered to families with smaller photography budgets.
Our packages start from $490, however our most popular package is $990 and includes ten digital images and a keep sake wall piece.
Who can I include in my session?

These sessions are for you and your family. So, your significant other, and your children. 

Can I customise the session length?

Between mini and full-length sessions, you have complete control over what kind of session you choose.

We will call you to discuss what service type is the best fit for you.

You could choose a mini maternity and a full-length newborn session (MOST POPULAR)  or choose to have both sessions from our mini-session experience line.

Feel free to choose what will suit you. 

I only want digital files, is that an option?
Yes it is!
Digital packages are available either on their own, or with a printed product purchase. 
How many photos will I see?
Mini sessions capture approximately 50+ images and full sessions capture 70+ images.
Steph Canberra Family Portrait Photographer

Meet Your Photographer Steph!

I’ve been capturing the treasured moments of Canberra families for over 10 years now.
My mission is simple, to give you a fun relaxing time with your family and send you away with beautiful memories to fill up your home.

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Your family as they are captured in 3 easy steps


View the experience


Get in touch

We’ll start with a chat, before inviting you into our studio for a free consultation. Here we’ll help you design your photoshoot to match your unique family dynamic.


Have some fun

All you need to do on shoot day is turn up. You’ll play together, laugh together and simply have fun in front of the camera, while we capture some memories.


Fill your home

2-4 weeks after your session, you’ll be invited back to our studio for your reveal. Choose your favourites and take them home ready to fill your home with love and connection.

Frequently asked questions

How many images will I get to see?

An immersive family portrait experience, where we will spend approximately an hour or so together typically produces 150-250 portraits, give or take. While our smaller session types typically produce 50-100 portraits. 

What is a typical investment for family portraits?

You have the option of picking between our two services.

Our fully immersive family portrait sessions are perfect for those who desire a personalised experience with finished artwork to display in their home. With an investment of $3200 or more on your custom-made artwork, you will receive the entire gallery of high-resolution digital images, making it easy to share your family memories with loved ones. This means you can receive all the digtial images as well as a cluster of wall art to display in your home.
Typical investment $3200+

For those looking for a shorter session, we offer a range of packages that balance finished artwork and digital images. Our packages start at $990, and our most popular package, priced at $1490, includes 20 of your favourite digital images and a beautiful storyboard piece ready for display in your home. Upgrading to include all the digital images is available for an additional $500.
Typical investment $990+ for 10 digital images & wall art

I only want digital files, is that an option?
Yes, it is!
For the Immersive Portrait Experience: 
  • The entire gallery (over 150+ images*) $2600
  • Artwork & Digital Image options start from $3200.
For Mini Sessions:
  • 15 digital images are $990
  • The entire gallery of images is $1290
What is required to book a session?

By purchasing the $49 Father's Day Session Special, I will be waiving the usual session fee and gifting you a $250 credit to spend on a photo package. We will meet at my studio for a design consultation where we have a chat and determine what session type (custom or mini) suits your family best. At the conclusion of this consultation, should you be happy to proceed, we will get you booked in!

You are welcome to decide then if it's not a good fit for you, and you will receive a refund of your $49 payment.

Please note that if you do proceed, you are still able to cancel and receive a refund provided you give four weeks' notice prior to your session time.

This commitment secures your spot on our calendar and allows us to dedicate our undivided attention to your family.


*Please note that the payment of this special offer does not include any digital images.


How long will it take to see my photos?

We understand the excitement and anticipation of seeing your family's portraits. That's why we strive to make your photo reveal an experience in itself. We take the time to carefully curate and edit your images to ensure that they meet our high standards of quality and artistry. During your photo reveal, you'll get to see your images in their full glory and relive the special moments captured during your session. We typically schedule the photo reveal 2-4 weeks after your session, but we are happy to work with you to find a date and time that fits your schedule.

What should I wear to a photo session?

While it might feel easiest to go out and buy new outfits for everyone, there's no need to - coordinating your outfits from the clothes you have in your wardrobe is perfectly acceptable. And they don't have to be designer clothes! The goal with your clothes is to ensure that they complement and aren't distracting. Wear clothes that flatter your body and that make you feel comfortable and that you know your kids will be okay in. Choose a colour palette of four to six complementing colours that are going to suit the location. At the bottom of this page is a free What to Wear Guide which includes a range of colour palettes, I highly recommend looking at it as a starting point.

What time is best for an on location photo session?

Ideally, we want to start your photoshoot 1-2 hours before the sun sets. Why? Because that's when the lighting is soft, flattering and golden. The sun is low in the sky, which means there are no harsh shadows on people's faces and we can get that gorgeous warm glow that will make your photos look magical.

How long will the session be?

Fully Immersive Experience Sessions: 

  • On Location Immersive Family Portrait Adventure Sessions is typically 1 hour
  • Immersive Newborn Portrait Experience is typically 1-2.5 hours
  • Family Portrait Sessions with the Extended Family is typically 1-2 hours
  • In Studio, Immersive Portrait Experience for Families is typically 1-2 hours
  • In Studio, Relaxed & Timeless Baby Sessions is typically 20-40 minutes (with buffering time for accommodating and settling your baby if necessary)
  • In Studio, Playful & Timeless In-Studio Family Sessions are 15-20 minutes 
  • In Studio, Comfortable & Quick Portrait Sessions are 15-20 minutes
  • On Location, Playful Family Sessions are strictly 15 minutes and are held back to back with other families
What is the best location for a photo session?

The best location for your photo session really depends on the look and feel that you're going for. We're happy to recommend some beautiful outdoor locations or discuss options for an in-studio session. We can also come to your home and capture you and your family in your own environment. During your design consultation, we'll work with you to choose a location that reflects your personal style and meets your family's needs.

What is the best time for a maternity and newborn session?

For your comfort and mobility, we recommend your maternity shoot be taken at the 30-34 week mark.

For newborn sessions, you have a choice between a semi-posed or lifestyle look or a blend of both, I recommend the baby being between 1-3 weeks if your preference is more posed or up to 6 weeks of age if you're looking for a more lifestyle look.

What if my children take time to warm up?

We are very good at working with children with all sorts of attention spans, temperaments and energy levels and will always work to get the best out of your children, whatever their mood. Our photo sessions are child-led with a focus on play, which works well for family members who are reluctant to have their photos taken. Sometimes it can take up to 5-15 minutes for children to appropriately warm up to someone they've just met but we are very good at connecting with kids and helping them to relax.

What are your rescheduling policies?

Check out our terms and conditions regarding rescheduling to be across all of the details. We will absolutely accommodate you in the instance of sickness.
We know you've got everything crossed for good weather on the day of your session, however, we can't control the weather we can only read the forecast and make decisions based on that information. I have seen skies clear on rainy days and thunderstorms come out of nowhere, therefore I will make a call on whether we need to reschedule your session 4 hours beforehand. We may end up changing the location to work around the weather.

My mum wants a photo of us all looking and smiling at the camera, can you do this?

Absolutely, in every photo session, it is my goal to get photos of you looking and smiling at the camera as well as playful and interactive shots. However, if you're more set on these traditional-looking photos, then it's possible I may not be the right fit for you as my style of photography is to capture family connections through play-based prompts and have you interacting with each other and your environment.