For babies up to 6 weeks old
Boutique Auckland newborn photography studio based in Pt Chevalier
Welcome! We're so glad you found us. Your newborn photography experience begins right here...
If one thing is for sure, the first few weeks of your new baby's life will speed by. You're clouded by a lack of sleep, yet at the same time totally overwhelmed by love for your newest family member. Time goes so fast, and newborn photography does what nothing else can - freezes life for a few moments, and creates something beautifully tangible to look back on as time flies by.
Sessions look a little different at the moment thanks to covid! To see what's possible at the current alert level, click here.
Want to add something unique to your newborn photo shoot experience? You can choose for us to work alongside a videographer who can video your session to create a magical highlights video like the two on this page.
Choosing your newborn photographer
I know what you're thinking - Auckland has lots of talented photographers! How do you possibly choose who is going to photograph your littlest family member?
Trust. Safety. Care.
Newborn photography is a specialised art that requires sufficient training to ensure that your baby is in safe hands. There's more to it than just the creation of a beautiful image - you want to make sure that your photographer can handle and pose your baby with the utmost care.
With over eight years experience in both NZ and the UK, Siobhan Kelly has photographed hundreds of newborn babies. She knows that the care of your little one is absolutely paramount, and this is reflected in the way she works. All poses - both awake and asleep - are done so in a way to ensure the comfort and safety of your baby and family. Sessions are baby-led, constantly stopping and start for feeding, settling, and cuddles. The studio environment you'll be invited into is clean, quiet and inviting so you and your little one are able to relax and enjoy the experience.
Our photography style
Here at Siobhan Kelly Photography, we want our images to be two things:
Our studio is equipped with a wide, hand-picked range of beautiful, simple props and an extensive collection of wraps, materials, and outfits that you can use in your session. Our colours range from whites and neutrals to soft colours that compliment - but not overwhelm - your baby.
Before the session, we will discuss together your personal style - whether that be simply neutrals or pops of colour. It is totally up to you what we do and don't use during the session - we want all of your images to reflect your taste.
Timing the session just right
Sessions typically take place when your baby is under 2 weeks of age, but can be done successfully up to about six weeks of age. For this reason, it is best to book when you are still pregnant, if possible. Sessions themselves are baby-led, allowing you to sit back and enjoy watching your baby being cared for.
Newborn photography session types and pricing
Perfectly stylised with your taste in mind, this session is the full newborn photography experience.
- Sessions up to 3 hours in our Auckland studio
- The whole family is welcome to get involved - we will take photos of all of your children individually and together before we focus on your baby, as well as with parents
- Use of props, wraps, studio wardrobe
- Fully stylised to fit your taste
- All chosen images in both colour and black and white
- Full gallery of images (25+) to choose from
- Ability to add a newborn highlights video
Example of a full session below
$150 Session fee + collections from $390
For those after a simple experience, capturing those tiny newborn features while your baby is still tiny.
- One hour sessions in our Auckland studio
- Newborn only who remains wrapped for the session
- Use of one prop + beanbag poses
- Six images chosen by the photographer (colour + B&W)
Example of a mini session below
$490 inclusive of the session and six images
"Siobhan did our newborn photography shoot late last year and we were so delighted with the photos. She was so wonderful throughout the shoot giving us time to feed, change baby etc and was really good with baby. I will definitely be using her again."
Want to add something unique to your newborn photo shoot experience? We have the unique ability to work with a videographer who can video your session to create a magical highlights video like the two on this page. Available as an add-on to a classic session.
Auckland Newborn Photographer FAQs
When should I book?
The best time to book a session with our Auckland newborn photographer is while you're pregnant, so we can ensure you a space when your baby arrives. As we all know, your baby will be the final decider on when that is! Because of this, we only book in a couple of due dates a week. If your baby has already arrived, we would still love to hear from you as we will definitely still try to fit you in where we can.
How long do sessions take?
Newborn photography, unlike family or other forms of portrait photography, can take up to 3-4 hours simply as we stop and start throughout the session to keep your baby safe, happy, and fed! Having said that, most of our sessions are done within the 2.5 hour mark.
What can I expect during the session?
With over eight years of newborn photography experience, here at Siobhan Kelly Photography we know what we doing and have a tried and tested workflow. If siblings are involved, we will aim to take photos with them first while they are still interested in what is going on. Family photos will follow this, and then once we have set any siblings up with entertainment, we will continue with photos of your newborn baby alone. Don't worry at all if you're feeling nervous - we have plenty of tricks to tame toddlers, get your newborn to sleep, and to make you (naturally) smile!
When you book in with us, we will also send you a session guide, so you know exactly what to wear, what to bring, and what to expect.
I saw this photo with a prop I love...
Bowls, baskets, headbands, hats... if they belongs to the studio (most things do, unless they were brought in specifically by clients) - you're welcome to use them in your session too! Feel free to ask ahead of time and we can make sure to incorporate it in your newborn photography session. Having said that, if you have anything special you'd like to include, feel free to bring it along too.
You do other types of photography too, right?
Sure do! If you're looking for any of the following, click on through -
I still have a question!
We would love to answer it! To find out anything about our Auckland newborn photography sessions or anything else we may be able to help with, please get in touch with us. We can't wait to meet you and your new baby!
-Siobhan Kelly, Auckland newborn photographer 🙂