Newborn & baby photography

What are your memories worth to you?

When someone contacts me about taking photographs of their children I don’t think of it as just shooting pictures for them. I think of it as creating memories for them.

It is true; time does passes us by way too fast. Before you know it, our newborns are toddlers, then young children. As much as we want time to slow down so we can savour all those precious growing moments we just can’t.

When I photograph a newborn at 6 days old, often times when I deliver the prints the baby already looks different. They change so fast! We can’t get that time back.  So all we have are the photographs … the memories of that time frame in your child’s life.  That is forever a treasure that will be passed down to your grandchildren one day.

Newborn & baby sessions

Newborns are best photographed in the first ten days of life. After that period is over, babies tend to be less sleepy, much more alert and can become unsettled easily. This is also the time when they can start to break out in skin imperfections.

It is best to give Dianna a call at least 6 to 8 weeks before your due date to make a tentative booking for your shoot. Then, call as soon as possible after you have had your baby to confirm or change the date of the session.

Newborn sessions usually last 2 to 3 hours or occasionally longer, due to the need for feeding and settling. If you have older children, you may be keen to get that perfect family photo or photos of the new baby and siblings together. The reality is that older children often are not so keen to participate eagerly (or for long) as they are still coming to terms with sharing mum and dad with the new baby. Dianna will always try her utmost to capture these photographs but please do not be dismayed if your toddler isn’t up to participating for longer than a few minutes.

Newborn and baby sessions can be held in my studio or in the comfort of your home (extra fees may apply). Enquire within.

Newborn & baby portrait session prices

The session fee is for the time, artistic flair and editing of your images. It does not include prints or DVD of images. There is no maximum of photographs taken and you can choose from a mixture of colour, black and white and sepia prints.

Newborn/ baby sessions $180 (typically 2 to 3 hours)

Extended family sessions $200 (up to 2 hours)


How do I book your photographic services?

To book your portrait session, a $50 deposit is required with the remaining fee payable on your photo session day. Please email me at hello@diannawatson.com or call me on 0410 292 425 to reserve your photographic session. From there I will email you a booking form.

When will my images be available to view?

Within two weeks from the date of your photographic session your images will be available for viewing via an online viewing gallery. You will be invited back to the studio to view your images in a higher resolution, for the ease of ordering.

Can I purchase a copy of my baby’s portrait images onto DVD?

Yes, the digital images are available as a FULL COLLECTION of all the images in your gallery (a minimum of 40 images). Other digital collections are available, see below for details.

These files are high resolution, no studio watermarks and ready for printing. The collection is extremely good value and once you buy your collection you have the rights to print them whenever you like, whatever size at your own leisure.

Full digital collection: $400. This package contains the choice of 35 images for your personal use.

Mini digital collection: $300. This package contains your choice of 25 images for your personal use.

Do you offer a printing service?

Yes, I offer affordable professional printing services to my clients where their prints will be printed by a professional pro lab with colour calibration.

We offer a value bundle print package at affordable prices. For further pricing details please contact via hello@diannawatson.com

Can we have our child’s photographs displayed in a custom made album or a canvas made of our beloved images?

Yes of course. I love designing beautiful keepsake albums for my clients. There are endless possibilities with products ranging from art prints, custom designed albums by Albums Australia and Queensberry, canvas prints, custom framing and custom designed cards.

Gift vouchers are a wonderful gift for any occasion! Gift vouchers start from $300 (which include the session plus print package). For details, please email me at  hello@diannawatson.com

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note: Photo sessions are booked with the understanding that on the day of your session you will sign a studio agreement. Dianna Watson Photography retains copyright of all images produced. Images can not be used reproduced for commercial purposes and are for personal use only.