About Newborn Sessions

Firstly, congratulations on the exciting news.

Thank you for considering Michelle Ridland Photography for such an important milestone in your baby's life. We specialise in documenting everything about your newborn, including your pregnancy and newborn session.

You also may be wondering, “When is the best time to book a newborn photo session?” and the answer is, as soon as your can. Even if your baby does not enter the world exactly on his or her due date, by booking your newborn photo session, you can schedule that window of time so that we will both be ready. For every client, I pencil in two dates allowing flexibility (especially since bubs come when they are ready, not necessarily when we are ready!)

Newborn photography is special. Every tiny detail of you baby’s new life is ever so important which is why I only ever schedule in one newborn session per day. Sessions are usually held within the first 10 days of your baby's life and usually take around 3 hours; allowing time for cuddling, feeding and settling if needed. Since I only ever book in one newborn session per day, it is all about your family and your new bundle of joy.

For the newborn session, you are not required to bring anything besides your little one. I will provide all of the wraps, props, bonnet and headbands. If you have something you would like to include in the session, feel free to let me know and we can include it in your session.  My studio is custom built for newborn photography and is full of newborn photography goodies. I have everything you need, so don’t worry. 

My three collections are; all of the collections include the session, use of my props, a personal and private online gallery to view your photos, digital high-resolution files and professional prints. There are no hidden costs this is all you will pay.

Collection I $600 (8 photos on a disc and prints)

Collection II $680 (12 photos on a disc and prints)

Collection III $730 (20 photos on a disc and prints)

It is such a great honour to meet and photograph beautiful little newborns in their first few days of life. Nothing fills my ‘photography-heart” more than delivering beautiful products to our clients, and of course, little newborn cuddles.


Pregnancy is so swift, so sacred, so fleeting. Before you know it, your beautiful belly will be gone, replaced by a little bundle of joy.

Remember your pregnancy. Enjoy your belly. Cherish your body; growing, nourishing, accommodating. Your body is growing a baby! How amazing are you!

Let’s capture you, today. Your belly, now. Your changing body, blossoming, stretching, providing life.

Each milestone in your life is worthy of it’s own record. In only 9 months, your body will grow life. What a celebration!!

To add on a maternity session to your newborn session is $150 and includes 5 extra digital files added to your chosen package.

I look forward to meeting you soon, so get in touch with me for a chat.

xx Michelle

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Newborn Gallery

Maternity Gallery