Family photography is all about capturing the bond you share with your loved ones and preserving your children at a particular moment in time. It’s about creating family heirlooms that can be passed down through the generations, as well as works of art to be enjoyed in the here and now.

Melbourne’s family photographers offer a diverse range of approaches, whether you’re after a minimalistic studio shoot or a natural lifestyle session. In this guide, we’ll introduce 10 of the best and give you a taste of their work.

Ready to start your search for family photographers in Melbourne? Check out this list of some of the city's top talent to find the best match for you and yours.

Kristen Cook

Melbourne-based newborn and family photographer Kristen Cook has an eye for capturing gorgeous shots of the newest humans to join us on Earth. In addition to newborn and baby photography, she is also a talented wedding photographer, working with loved-up clients throughout Victoria in an approach that is all about storytelling.

For newborn shoots, she works out of a natural light studio where she captures “pure, honest and soulful photos.”

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Sarah Black Photography

Sarah Black is an in-demand family photographer who works with clients on the Mornington Peninsula and the city of Melbourne. She has four kids of her own and what she describes as a “big, loud extended family” full of strong-willed adventurers who stay busy.

Sarah describes her family photography style as “heart-centered,” with honest and natural fine art features. She can also be hired for slightly quirky lifestyle sessions with a film aesthetic.

Always Belle Photography

Owned and operated by Elle Goss, Always Belle Photography is based out of a beautiful studio in Melbourne’s Eaglemont Village. She specializes in newborn photography, driven by the belief that children should grow up with photo albums and images on the wall that they can “touch, feel and see.”

Elle made the transition to family photography after working for many years as a pediatric nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Her current career combines two of her loves - babies and photography.

Pitter Patter Portraits

Pitter Patter Portraits is a multi-award-winning photography studio that is based out of Kew in Melbourne’s inner east. Aside from family portraits, its team also offers children, baby, and maternity photography, as well as shoots with extended families.

Pitter Patter Portraits is passionate about capturing real connections between its subjects and documenting the “organic bond that exists within your family.” If it’s your first time having a family portrait session, the Pitter Patter Portraits website offers a wealth of information about what you can expect.

Tiffany’s Photography

Born and raised in Paris, Tiffany moved to Hong Kong where she attended high school before eventually settling in Melbourne, Australia. Here, she completed a Bachelor in Business and Commerce, married, and had three children while pursuing an interest in photography.

Completely self-taught, Tiffany officially established her business in 2015, with a focus on lifestyle family photography with a minimalistic style. In addition to family portraits, she also offers maternity and newborn sessions, capturing images that can be transformed into heirloom works of art.  

Niki Sprekos Photography

Established in 2012, Niki Sprekos Photography is one of Melbourne’s leading family portrait businesses, with a style that is modern, natural, and minimalistic. Niki has been capturing memories through her lens for over a decade, with the birth of her first child inspiring her to turn what was a side hustle into a successful business.

Storytelling, simplicity, and human interaction are the three main focuses of Niki’s work, whether she’s photographing newborn babies, expectant moms, or large families.

Susan Bradfield Photography

Susan Bradfield is a Melbourne-based photographer who works out of a studio in bayside Brighton. She has lived all over the world and previously worked as a physiotherapist before transitioning into professional photography. As a mother of two, Susan understands the importance of having photographic memories and is passionate about documenting life.

Susan is particularly driven to document connection and emotion, as well as the “beautiful moments when loved ones are together”.

Danielle Nigido Photography

Based in Caroline Springs, Danielle Nigido is a mother of four who has always captured special family moments through her lens. Over the last 6 years, she has honed in on newborn and baby photography, inspired by her love of “simple, clean photos.”

When shooting young subjects, safety is her highest priority and she invests in regular professional development to ensure your bundle of joy is handled, posed, and styled safely. Danielle’s background in dental nursing also means that she is completely on top of things when it comes to studio hygiene.

Lifeworks Photography

Julie Ewing is the director of Lifeworks Photography, a Melbourne-based studio that she joined back in 1993. Julie’s father was a passionate photographer and ran a home darkroom, gifting her first camera at the age of nine. After several years of living and working in London, Julie returned to Australia and studied photography at the Sydney Technical College and even shot one of Hugh Jackman’s early folios.

Today, she's a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and a dedicated family photographer who loves seeing the joy on her clients’ faces when they see their portraits.

Siobhan Wolff Photography

Siobhan Wolff is a talented professional photographer who calls the city of Melbourne home. Her specialties are newborn, baby, and maternity photography, with the photographer having around 8 years of professional experience under her belt.

Aside from being insured and accredited, Siobhan is also trained in the safe handling of newborns, giving you peace of mind during your session. All of her shoots take place at her relaxed home studio, which is equipped with plenty of props and accessories for you to customize your session with however you wish to.

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