If the thought of having awkwardly posed or staged portraits puts you off having a photography session, then you’re not looking in the right places. A lifestyle photographer will flip your idea of a portrait session on its head. They make their way by capturing natural imagery of you doing whatever it is you do best.

Families, individuals, and businesses in Melbourne can look no further than our guide below, full of artists who will capture gorgeous images that are authentically you. Ready to start your search for lifestyle photographers in Melbourne? Check out this list of some of the city's top talent to find the best match for your life.

Yana Klein

Yana Klein describes herself as a “photographer of feelings” who is “inspired by humans and their multidimensional nature.” She offers maternity, newborn, and family lifestyle shoots, as well as beauty/boudoir sessions and personal branding photography.

Drawing on natural light, Yana’s lifestyle images draw attention to the “raw and real” while creating “emotive imagery that captures honest love and real beauty.” She offers a variety of packages to suit your needs, from short, 30-minute sessions to 90-minute on-location shoots.

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Bec Stewart Photography

Melbourne-based lifestyle photographer Bec Stewart says that she is a “country girl at heart” and loves telling family and couple stories through beautiful imagery. She is proudly a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers and has had several of her images featured in international photography competitions.

Passionate about the everyday, Bec says that photography has given her a creative outlet that highlights how the “mundane, messy and imperfect moments” of life can be works of art.

Jess Worrall Photography

Based in Torquay, Jess Worrall offers lifestyle newborn and family portrait sessions throughout the Geelong, Surf Coast, and Bellarine Peninsula regions. She describes her work as being for “light-hearted families who want to capture the beauty in their ordinary, everyday moments.”

Natural, joyful, and love-filled are how we would describe Jess' work. She's got a knack for making her subjects (both old and young) feel at ease in front of the camera.

Katrina Ferguson

Mother of three, Katrina Ferguson has been photographing families in their homes since 2008 and she travels throughout the Melbourne area to do so. As a lifestyle photographer, Katrina specializes in family-focused newborn portrait sessions for sentimental parents in search of natural, relaxed photos.

Katrina describes her style as mixing old-school family values with modern style and we love the results. Her images have been featured by Au. Birth Stories, Practical Parenting, and The Herald Sun.

Muka Portraits

Sarah Churcher is the woman behind the camera at Muka Portraits, a Melbourne-based lifestyle photography business that is all about celebrating the joy of family life. She proudly operates an inclusive business that is committed to diversity and she loves working with clients of all cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

The name “Muka" comes from Maori mythology and is the fiber that is used to weave baskets from the flax plant - a fitting symbol for the strength of family connection.

White Salt Photography

Janine is the owner of White Salt Photography, a Melbourne-based family and newborn lifestyle photography business. She travels throughout Melbourne to capture “candid, organic moments of the ones you love the most” in a style that has been described as unposed, raw, and true.

Through her lens, Janine wants to document real emotions as they happen, highlighting the unique connections throughout your family. At the end of the day, she wants to observe the quality time you spend with your family and transform this into works of art.

My Little Tribe Photography

My Little Tribe Photography is the team of Clare Murray and Grant MacIntyre, two highly experienced photographers with around 30 years of combined experience.

They established My Little Tribe Photography as a means of celebrating the “crazy splendor that is family life” and showcasing the “unique relationships and characteristics of each tribe.” Clare and Grant’s portfolio is filled with genuine smiles and laughter as families enjoy life together.

Sue Tan Photography

Sue Tan is a natural light family and newborn photographer who has a magic touch when it comes to capturing stunning lifestyle images. She adores observing the love and connection between parents and their kids and wants to preserve this for many generations to come.

In Sue’s experience, motherhood has been a mixture of pain and joy, which she understands is the experience for many. Through her photography, she's after freezing the fleeting moments of your life – such as watching your kids grow up.

Foxbelle Photography

Foxbelle Photography is the brainchild of Ingrid, a Melbourne-based newborn, maternity, and family photographer who specializes in naturally illuminated, lifestyle images.

She prides herself on offering her clients a well-rounded and memorable experience that will capture your everyday in an “artistic, authentic, and fun-filled” way, while ensuring you don’t feel out of your comfort zone. Aside from family photography, Ingrid also offers small business branding imagery to help you take your project to the next level.

Watch Them Grow Photography

Jenn Bullen of Watch Them Grow Photography is a full-time creative who specializes in lifestyle family, maternity, and newborn photography. She offers shoots both on-location and at her home studio in Bayside, Melbourne where she is also a mom.

When talking about photography, Jenn says that it “feeds” her and inspires her to express inner emotion and creativity. Ultimately, she loves to tell the stories of the families and individuals she works with, exactly as they authentically are.

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