Melbourne Baby Photography

Baby photography is held either in our studio, the comfort of your own home or outdoors. Est in 2006 we have been photographing newborns, children and families for many years and we cant wait to meet you and create beautiful memorable photos for your family.

Studio, In-Home or Outdoor Sessions
Use of our blankets and wraps
Viewing & purchasing appointment
Siblings, parents & grandparents and pets Included
In-Home Sessions are available in Melbourne – Northern and Western regions and The Macedon Ranges. (please contact us for more info)


Most frequent questions and answers

Baby Photography sessions are held in our studio, the comfort of your own home or Outdoors. Baby sessions are available weekdays on Tuesday – Friday.

We recommend booking your babies session approx 1 month before your desired date.

Older siblings and parents are welcome to be involved in your Baby Session. This is a wonderful opportunity to create some beautiful family portraits. Please chat to us to discuss who you would love to have included and allow us tailor your session to your needs.

Your babies first year is such a wonderful year as they are changing and developing so much. After the newborn stage we suggest booking in at either 2 months or 3 months or anywhere between 4-6 months of age. We have a few galleries below showing images at different ages.
If you think you would prefer to wait until your baby is slightly older book a Sitter Session 7-10 months when baby is sitting up or a 1st Birthday Milestone Session. These are really fun sessions capturing all your babies gorgeous character.

Maple Gallery Photography is a husband and wife team, Brad and Suzanne Downer. We are a leading newborn and family photography studio based in Melbourne. With 15 years experience photographing newborns, children and families. If you are looking for a photographer who will take the time to get to know you, who will be able to relax your kids, then you are looking in the right place. Read more about us here 

When to photograph your Baby?

2 Months

2 months is lovely age to photograph as it gives you some time to recover after the birth to feel more comfortable being photographed with your gorgeous baby as a family.  You will notice your baby may have a few little smiles starting to emerge. We can often get sleeping photos at this age.


3 Months

 3 months is also a wonderful age to photograph. They are slowing starting to loose the real young newborn look but are still small enough. We will capture cute smiles and facial expressions and can still aim for some sleeping photos throughout your shoot.

4-6 Months

 4-6 months your baby is changing so much and so quickly.  You will notice your baby has cute expressions and they are usually fairly content. A wonderful stage to capture their cute features as well as having some family and sibling photos taken.


7-10 Months – Sitter Stage

Your baby is sitting up independently and may be crawling, typically between 7-10 months old. This age is fantastic to photograph as they’re very curious and happy with beautiful big smiles. We keep our styling simple and classic in order to create truly timeless photographs for you to treasure forever.

Special Milestone – 1st Birthday

Your baby is about to turn one!  1st Birthday sessions are fun and celebrate this special milestone. They can be held in the Studio, In your home or Outdoors.  Please note we don’t offer Cake Smash.
We had beautiful shots of our son taken at three months old, as he was born during covid lockdown and we couldn’t get newborn shots done. These turned out even better! Very beautiful and well located studio and gorgeous photos.
Newborn Photography Melbourne
Angela Y.

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0413 480 781
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