Newborn Photography

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For babies up to 6 weeks old

Auckland newborn photography studio based in Pt Chevalier


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.

Choosing your newborn photographer

When you decide to get newborn photos done, you want to know that you’re putting your trust in the right place. Unlike family photography, 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. We constantly stop 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.

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Session timing and style

There is nothing more precious than new life, and that’s what makes newborn photography so unique. 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 so please don’t worry if your baby is a little older. Sessions themselves are baby-led, allowing you to sit back and enjoy watching your baby being cared for.

These sessions aim to capture your baby as organically as possible, both awake and asleep, with access to a range of props and wraps if you would like to use them. Recent work can be found here on facebook.

Newborn photography session types and pricing

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Classic Session

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 your newborn alone, and then also with parents and siblings
  • 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

Example of a full session below

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$150 Session fee + collections from $590

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Mini Session

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

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$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.”

-Charlotte

To see if Siobhan Kelly Photography could be the right Auckland newborn photographer for you, find many more reviews on Facebook or Google.


Scroll on down the page for FAQs and other information.

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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 –

maternity photography

baby photography

family photography

pet photography

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 🙂

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