Michelle Hidalgo Photographer Maternity and Newborn Session information

Michelle Hidalgo Photographer - Newborn, maternity, family and pet photography based in Melbourne, Australia



Photographing women and celebrating their beauty is something I have been doing for over 14 years. Being able to create an experience that allows women to shine and feel beautiful is the most satisfying part of my job.

Every woman deserves to feel powerful, strong and beautiful and I encourage all  expectant mothers to come and experience a maternity session with me.

I suggest scheduling your maternity session between 32 - 36 weeks of pregnancy, that way your belly should be nice and round and you should still feel comfortable enough to move. 

Newborn's are best photographed during  the first 14 days of age.  During your session, your baby will be photographed awake and sleeping. I like to either wrap baby in a swaddle or have them nude, this allows me to  focus on the pureness of a newborn and capturing close up & detail shots of those cute baby features.  I am a 100% natural light photographer and my style is classic, yet artistic and timeless.

Before your session we will discuss colours and ideas, so I can tailor your session to your needs.  If  there is a particular item/ outfit you would like  baby photographed in,  please bring that along with you and I will be more than happy to add that in to your session.  Parent and sibling shots are usually left to the end of the session as we don't want to tire baby out to much.  

Sometimes babies have little accidents during their sessions (especially when they aren't wearing a nappy), please do not panic as all my blankets and backdrops are machine washable.  

After your session, I will create a private online gallery of your images.  That way you can view and place your order from the comfort of your very own home.

If you miss out on booking your session before your newborn's first 14 days of life, please do not worry we can still arrange an appointment.  It just might mean that baby is alert and awake for most of their session with me (instead of sleeping), this is also a really cute time as they have so many expressions that we can focus on. 

Maternity Bookings: To avoid disappointment,  I recommend you book your session in advance. I would recommend to plan your sessions for when you will be roughly 30-36 weeks pregnant.  

Newborn Bookings: I recommend booking your newborn session whilst you are still pregnant. Your session date may change depending on when you are expected to give birth, but don't stress just get in touch with me a few days after bub is born and I can schedule you in asap. 

Please note: I limit the amount of sessions I do a week/month so I can give my clients the highest quality of service.  

Booking Fees: To secure your time slot,  all sessions require the booking fee to be paid prior to the appointment. 

Sessions: All Sessions take place at my home natural light studio.  Sessions usually last around 2-3hours, depending on how baby has settled, Maternity sessions last roughly 1-2 hours.  There is plenty of parking on the side street. 

Pricing: Please contact me for more details.