Brisbane Newborn Baby Photographers

Congratulations on your pregnancy or your new baby! You’ve found me because you’re searching for Brisbane Newborn Baby Photographers right? And there are so many baby photographers, how do you know who to choose? Well, I’m going to give you some advice to help you find a professional photographer for your baby.

Are They Are Experienced?

Seriously consider this question. Because you’re putting your most precious thing in the world, your baby, in their hands. The internet is FILLED with wannabe photographers, who claim to know what they’re doing. But owning a professional camera DOES NOT make you a professional photographer. Your baby’s safety is a priority and the newborn baby photographer you choose, should be experienced in handling a newborn. Safely! There’s so much more to putting a baby in a cute bowl and taking a photo. There’s the safe positioning of your baby, supporting the baby’s head, baby’s comfort and hygiene and always making sure the pose is a safe one.

Remember, photos of a baby hanging in a basket are NEVER done in real life. A professional baby photographer is skilled in Photoshop so these images are always created in post-production. The baby below was photographed safely on a beanbag and later composited into the image.


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Are They a Member of a Professional Organisation?

With so many “photographers” setting up business pages on Facebook, it’s hard to tell who is a legitimate professional. One way to differentiate between the amateurs and the professionals is to check their affiliations and memberships. For example, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is the leading professional photography body in Australia. Photographers in the AIPP run a professional business, with insurances, equipment, ongoing training and abide to a code of ethics. There are many fabulous newborn baby photographers in Brisbane, but searching on the AIPP website is a great place to start.

Is Your Brisbane Newborn Baby Photographer Vaccinated?

PLEASE ASK THIS QUESTION! So many of my clients haven’t thought to ask this. And yes, FYI, I am up-to-date with my vaccinations. Now, while this is a personal choice for many, for me this is a deal-breaker! When your baby has his or her newborn photos, they’re just weeks, maybe days, old. Why risk your baby’s health around an unvaccinated photographer. There are so many professional photographers who are current with their vaccinations to ensure your baby is safe. Please choose a vaccinated newborn photographer.

Check What You Get in Your Newborn Session

What do you really want to do with your images? Because most of the professional newborn baby photographers I know in Brisbane, provide beautiful artwork as part of the service. I mean, you don’t really want to spend money on photography only to have them sit on a hard drive, do you? Of course not! If you’re investing in a professional photographer you’ll likely end up with printed photographs, framed artwork, canvas prints or an album. Because we professionals LOVE to see our work finished in a professional manner. A digital file is an unfinished product and many hobbyists will offer this because they don’t have the access to professional suppliers.

Nothing makes us happier then seeing our work hanging in the family home.

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Newborn Photography Reviews

Go and have a look at your photographers Google reviews. These reviews are not moderated, so they provide excellent feedback on your potential baby photographer. People can leave honest and unedited feedback so you know you’re getting ‘real’ opinions. You can check out my Google reviews here or scroll below to read just a few of my newborn clients’ experiences.

Eamon Lindsay: Alison did an amazing job on our wedding day so we had no doubt in our mind that we wanted her to capture our growing family. She has since done an amazing job on the two newborn photos shoots. We will definitely be back when number 3 arrives!

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More Kind Words…

Leah Topp: Alison was so gentle and caring with our baby girl Ruby during her newborn shoot at 2 weeks old. She created a calm and warm environment in her studio to ensure Ruby was comfortable and relaxed. The photos are perfect!

Heather Needham: We highly recommend Alison! She shot our wedding a few years ago and more recently she has provided us once again beautiful photos of our newborn son!
Alison is a lovely lady who makes you feel at ease. And takes fantastic photos that will not disappoint! She provides a quality product and service. We love all of the pictures that she has captured for us over the years.
For those once off photos that you will treasure forever- Alison is your lady.

More Happy Families

Ashleigh Hamilton: Alison is amazing. She made us feel very comfortable when we had our newborn photos with her. She was so gentle and lovely with our daughter and the images are incredible! I would highly recommend Alison.

Emily Morrison: Alison photographed our newborn son. We couldn’t be happier with the photos. Her meticulous efforts are evident in each photo. The canvas we had of our new family brings a smile to my face every time I look at it. Thank you for capturing our family so beautifully.

Jordain Just: We couldn’t recommend Alison more highly. She has taken photos of both of our children as newborns and our wedding. Her work is top notch!

Fiona Lavender: We recently had a newborn and family session with Alison and received our photo pack. Having a new baby is a whirlwind of hormones, highs, lows and sleep deprivation. And I wouldn’t have wanted to have worked with anyone else during such a special time in our lives. Alison has such a gentle, fun loving, understanding nature. As well as experience, professionalism and talent. I highly recommend Alison. Especially if you’re anxious or nervous about getting family photos done.

Book a Professional Newborn Baby Photographer

So there you go! I hope these tips have given you a better idea of who to choose for your newborn photos. There’s so many wonderful newborn baby photographers in Brisbane, you’re sure to find one. And if you run through my checklist, you’ll manage to find a professional!

And if you’d like to book me for your baby’s photos, please drop me an email here.

About Alison – Find Brisbane Newborn Baby Photographers

Having a baby? Alison Cooke Photography specialises in Brisbane newborn baby photography, wedding and portrait photography and is an award-winning member of the AIPP.  With over 20 years’ experience in the wedding, family and newborn portrait industry, Alison will capture all your favourite moments! Get in touch here. Alison is a communications specialist, writer and freelance public relations specialist. You can view more of Alison’s writing here.