About The Sessions


About Newborn Photographic Sessions

Welcome to the World! Your precious new arrival is here!


I am an experienced newborn photographer, and would simply love to create photographs of your snuggly, gorgeous little one. It is such a privilege to preserve the miraculous first days of a baby’s life, which are so fleeting and special.

Planning your Session

The best time for a Newborn session is within the first 10 days, when your baby is still sleepy, easily settled and cuddly.


We want to start the plan well before your bundle of joy arrives...that way we have a chance to meet....and discuss ideas for the session. Do you know if you are having a girl or a boy? Do you have a preference for colours or props? Perhaps you would like to incorporate something special, like a family heirloom? Siblings are welcome as well!

The Session

The sleepier your baby is for the session the better. We recommend you keep your baby awake for a couple of hours beforehand, and feed them when you arrive so they will be nice and relaxed. The session usually takes between 2-3 hours, including time for extra feeding and cuddling! Your baby will be warm and comfortable throughout the session in our cosy PhotoWorthy Images Studio, which is equipped with the latest portrait lighting equipment.


If older children are included, it is usually a good idea for us to take family photographs first, then ask Dad or a grandparent to take the older children away for a play or a snack while we finish the session.

Styling and Props

Each session is unique, and highly personalised for you and your baby. Your photographic artwork may be as simple as your baby being held in your hands or arms, or may include items from our extensive collection of props which I will carefully select, based on your colour preferences and personal style. These include everything from stretchy wraps, delicate headbands and blankets, to knitted bonnets and hats, all sourced from top quality local and international suppliers.


The props are used to enhance the photographs, without overpowering them. Your baby is most definitely the star!


Book a newborn session with Photoworthy Images, and receive a Maternity session for FREE! You can find more details about our Maternity sessions here.


Please visit our Newborn gallery for more inspiration, or contact us for more information or to book a session.

Our Galleries

Phone: 03-421-6512

Address: 51 Featherstone Ave, Kairaki Beach
Kaiapoi, North Canterbury

Accredited Professional Photographer

The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) is the only qualifying body for professional photographers in New Zealand. Through a demanding Accreditation process, members gain professional recognition in the form of NZIPP Accredited Professional Photographer.

This, in addition to the stringent membership criteria and Code of Ethics, ensures that members are professional in both their creative and business practices. Comprising professional photographers from all over New Zealand who support, challenge, and encourage each other, the Institute strives to maintain and promote highest professional standards in the industry through education, fellowship and support