Newborn Photography Studio South East Melbourne

meet Robyn

Your Newborn and Family photographer

When I’m not behind the camera, I’m spending time with my little family.
I am a Mum to Emmy, our cheeky little toddler, dog-mum to Maverick our gorgeous Miniature Schnauzer, and wife to my amazing husband, Brad.

I’m the type person who stops and say “Hi” to dogs everywhere I go! I love to travel and get out in nature. My love of photography started at a very young age, I had an old kodak film camera and took a ridiculous amount of photos of my pets! Which all those years later I was thankful for so many photos (even if they weren’t amazing) of our little dog, Tiny, who we had to say goodbye to at the grand old age of 18. As I grew up, that camera became a digital camera that I took everywhere, camera’s on our phones weren’t really a thing then, or they were just really terrible. I love travelling and it’s something I spent a lot of my 20’s doing, taking photos of all these amazing places to show family and friends back home.

On my bucket list was to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, and as I was planning my trip to Tanzania along with climbing another mountain, safari and relaxing on Zanzibar, I felt me trust digital camera might not do justice to the scenery and wildlife. So I bought my first real DSLR camera and a few different lenses to make sure I had all my bases covered! I fell in love with not only Africa, but wildlife, landscape and astro photography. Capturing the stars from near the top of Kili was so exciting and I wanted to learn more and more about photography. When I got home, that is exactly what I did! I did workshops with Canon Australia, and private mentoring in landscape and wildlife photography while we lived in Brisbane.

I was always a big believer in work/life balance, and doing what you love. So I started to think about what were some career options in photography. Weddings was a no, dogs was a big yes, but I also had a few friends having babies, and after doing some education and safety training in newborn photography, I photographed my first baby for one of my best friends, and I absolutely loved it! So while working full time in cancer and palliative care research, I photographed babies, dogs and pregnant bellies in my spare time. I knew one day I wanted to be just doing photography. I worked in research for over 12 years, and although I loved it, and still do, my heart was pulling me to photography.

But on to the real reason you are here.
You want beautiful photos taken of your baby/ baby to be/family/fur-baby!
Well, you are in the right place. 

I am an award-winning Melbourne photographer who captures authentic and timeless newborn, baby, maternity, and family portraits. The majority of photography sessions take place in my warm and inviting home studio, located in South East Melbourne. Alternatively, there is an option for beautiful outdoor sunset locations for maternity and family sessions, and our Fresh48 sessions take place in your Melbourne birthing hospital, or home if choosing home birth.

I want this experience to be as easy as possible for you!
I know how precious your time is, especially once you become a parent, and I also know how important it is to document this incredible time so you can cherish it forever.
Let me guide you through: 
– Your wardrobe and styling
– Choosing the perfect location
– Preparing your family
– Choosing your favourite images and creating custom heirloom artwork

See our beautiful studio

The Studio

melbourne photography studio

My natural light home studio is located in Pakenham, south-east of Melbourne

Just a short drive from the Monash freeway, and right by the amazing Robert Gordon Pottery and Cafe in Pakenham, is our custom built home studio.

Our South-East Melbourne studio is a cosy and relaxed space set up to capture beautiful memories for your family.
Set-ups are kept simple with natural tones and textures to complement and focus on what is most important – you and your loved ones. The goal with every session is to create beautiful, heartfelt memories for your family, that will be proudly displayed in your home. My photography sessions are relaxed and fun, and show the emotion and connection between your loved ones. 

Guidance is provided to help you and your family decide what to wear. Mums may also like to wear one of our beautiful gowns from the client closet. I also have a collection of outfits available for older babies and milestone sessions.  

The studio has a Baby change table fully stocked with everything you may need during your session. We also offer bottled water, tea and coffee.

I know everyone wants to have digital images to share with family and friends; but I also want you to have precious pieces of art that you can display in your home, to look at every day, that will last for generations, and just not sit on a USB gathering dust in a drawer somewhere. We have a selection of Wall Art, Albums and Keepsake products on display in the studio to help you choose how to display and preserve your beautiful photos.

Did you know, that displaying your family portraits in your home helps boosts your child’s self esteem and confidence? It shows your child that they are important, they are valued, and shows just how proud you are of them! Cool, right? So…. print those photos! To best display your precious memories, I have curated a collection of beautiful products that will be treasured for generations to come. 

I love looking back at my own baby and family photo albums, as well as my little girl Emmy’s baby photos, because let’s face it, those first few weeks are a huge sleep deprived blur. Let me document this incredible time so you have beautiful photographs to look back on in years to come and remember that beautiful baby bump and those precious tiny toes. 

I can’t wait to capture this special moment in your life! 

Robyn x

Think we’d be a good match?