meaningful, love filled maternity photography

Maternity Photography Melbourne - Outdoor Sunset maternity session in Melbourne's outer suburbs
Thank you so much for our beautiful family photos. You made the day so fun and easy and really captured some incredible moments that we will cherish forever. Highly recommend your beautiful natural photography.
We cannot thank you enough xx
Katrina
Maternity Photography Melbourne - Sunset maternity session. Natural, relaxed maternity photography

meaningful, love filled maternity photography

Maternity Photography

Melbourne &

Yarra Valley

honest and artful photography for sentimental souls

Maternity Photography Melbourne - Honest and artful maternity photography for sentimental souls

Growing a human is no small feat! It puts your body through some serious demands, changes and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster as you wait to meet this tiny person.

I know it’s not all rainbows and butterflies, but I truly believe pregnancy is a bit of magic. It’s also incredibly fleeting! Although I know that it can feel like a lifetime whilst you’re dealing with the constant toilet visits and the muscle aches, but truly, once your baby arrives you’ll look back and it will feel as though your pregnancy barely lasted a month.

What an honour it is to document this magic connection between mother and babe, sharing the same space for such a short time. 

Maternity Photography Melbourne - Artistic and authentic maternity photography for Melbourne mums
Maternity Photography Melbourne - Honest and artful maternity photography for sentimental souls

so, how does

it work?

1.

The first step is just to look around, check out my work and pricing and make sure I’m a good fit for you. Then when you’re ready get in touch and let me know you’re ready to book. Keep in mind during my busy months I can book up quite a bit in advance, so it’s best to get in touch ASAP. Then I’ll send you a link to my booking calendar where you can view my availability and book in your session. Generally I recommend to book maternity sessions between 28 and 34 weeks. 

Maternity Photography Melbourne - Honest and artful maternity photography for sentimental souls
Maternity Photography Melbourne - Honest and artful maternity photography for sentimental souls

2.

Once your session is booked I’ll be in touch with a session guide to help you prepare for our session. It includes tips and ideas on what to wear (along with access to my client wardrobe), how to prepare yourself, your kids and your hubby (if they’re coming along too). It also has a list of some of my favourite locations along with sample images so you can select a spot that suits you. You’ll also get a link to a questionnaire when you book that helps me get to know you before our session. 

Maternity Photography Melbourne  - Chapter and Song Photography Image shows a photo of a family of three with a 2 year old boy sitting in his parents lap with a beautiful view over the ocean.
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1.

The first step is just to look around, check out my work and pricing and make sure I’m a good fit for you. Then when you’re ready get in touch and let me know you’re ready to book. Keep in mind during my busy months I can book up quite a bit in advance, so it’s best to get in touch ASAP. Then I’ll send you a link to my booking calendar where you can view my availability and book in your session. Generally I recommend to book maternity sessions between 28 and 34 weeks. 

Maternity Photography Melbourne - Artistic and authentic maternity photography for Melbourne mums
Maternity Photography Melbourne - Sunset maternity sessions in Melbourne's most beautiful locations

3.

About three weeks after our session you’ll get an e-mail to let you know your gallery is ready! You’ll view a slideshow set to music with all the images from your gallery. Once you’ve seen your images you’ll have the opportunity to choose which collection you’d like to purchase. Once you’ve selected your collection you’ll be granted access to your gallery and can choose which images you’d like to download and you’ll have access to my online print shop where you can purchase prints and wall art á la carte.

 

what about prices?

the
creative fee

The creative fee is a non refundable booking fee that covers my time and talent for our session and allows me to secure your chosen date.

This fee includes the session at the location in or around the beautiful Yarra Valley and Melbourne, as well as style and preparation guidance.

Roughly 2-3 weeks after our session you’ll be able to view the artfully edited images in an online slideshow.

From here you will be able to choose which collection you’d like to add on and select only the images you love!

$250

Collections start as low as $320.
For more detailed pricing guide get in touch!

the
creative fee

The creative fee is a non refundable booking fee that covers my time and talent for our session and allows me to secure your chosen date.

This fee includes the session at the location in or around the beautiful Yarra Valley and Melbourne, as well as style and preparation guidance.

Roughly 2-3 weeks after our session you’ll be able to view the artfully edited images in an online slideshow.

From here you will be able to choose which collection you’d like to add on and select only the images you love!

$250

Collections start as low as $340.
For more detailed pricing guide get in touch!

Maternity Photography Melbourne - Honest and artful maternity photography for sentimental souls

what’s included?

with every session you’ll receive

Get to know you

An online questionnaire for you to complete so I can get to know you and your family before we meet

Style Guide

A helpful little guide so you know how to style your family and feel beautiful and comfortable for our session

Session Guide

A digital guide so that you know exactly what to expect, and a few helpful tips on preparing for your session

Client Wardrobe

A range of beautiful blankets, outfits for baby and a small collection of amazing dresses for mumma too.

faqs

When should I book a maternity session?

Generally maternity sessions are booked between 28 and 34 weeks. This is the time when your belly is a nice round bump, but you’re not too tired or uncomfortable yet (hopefully).

It’s best to get in touch for maternity sessions early, especially if you’re due in summer or autumn, and especially if you’re wanting a weekend date. Spring through to early autumn is my busiest time and weekends can book up months in advance. So best to get in early to secure your preferred date.

 

Do you offer a maternity + newborn package?

Yes, I do! When you book both maternity and newborn sessions at the same time a $150 discount applies to the session fee total. From there each gallery is separate and you can choose your desired collection for each gallery separately.  

Where do we do our session?

My newborn sessions are generally held in your own home. I know it can seem daunting to think about having your house clean and tody when you’ve just brought home a newborn, but please don’t stress! We usually stick to just a handful of spaces and I’m generally able to do a quick shuffle of things to make sure there’s no washing piled in the background. And honestly, I feel like it might be less hassle than trying to pack up your baby (and everything they need) into the car and drive to a studio location.

I also feel like photographing your baby in your home enables us to document things a bit more organically and authentically. Imagine looking back on these photos in 20 years and being able to remember the bassinet you used, the couch that has since retired, the door frame that became the measuring stick for all the kids. There’s just something extra special about having your child’s home documented too.

Do you include partners and older children?

Absolutely! Some women opt to have the session by themselves, but many love to include the whole family. In the case that you bring the family along we will also make sure to get a few photos of you and your growing baby by yourself too.

How long will the session last?

Generally about an hour, and depending on the location there may be a little bit of added walking time at each end too. Once you book and select a location we’ll confirm times and I’ll make sure you know how much walking time to allow.

What will you bring?

I will bring my cameras 🤣 obviously. Any dresses from my client wardrobe that you have selected (you’ll get a link to see the selection at the time of booking). A changing tent for you to use. And a trolley basket with a few blankets and picnic rugs for you to sit on.

How much do clients usually spend?

Seperate from your session fee is a collection price. You’ll be able to select which collection once you’ve seen your images, so you can decide based on how much you love your images (hopefully a LOT). Collections start at $350, but most clients spend a total of $800-$1200 with me. If you’d like more details on pricing just complete the form above and you’ll receive access to my price guide.

maternity photography Melbourne - chapter and song photography

Em is not only an incredible photographer, but she is also a beautiful person. She made the entire process easy, with great communication and the most beautiful results. I would highly recommend Chapter and song photography to anyone wanting some precious family memories.

Emma

Complete the form and you’ll automatically be sent an e-mail with my session and pricing guide. I’ll then be in touch within roughly 2 business days personally to just check in and see if you have any questions.


Ready to book?

If you’ve had a chance to check over my pricing and session information and you’re ready to book in then get in touch! I can’t wait to make some heart melting images for you and your family!

Hi Mumma!

Our little ones are small for such a short time! And whilst the good old smart phone has enabled up to capture snapshots, having YOU in the photos with your family is so important!
Let's capture some beautiful photos of the connection between you and your loves!

Hi, I'm Emily

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