When your precious new baby enters the world they are very sleepy and still quite malleable. That is why I recommend scheduling your newborn portrait session while you are pregnant and for the first week of your babies life. Usually between 6-12 days.

After this age, babies tend to become more alert and aware of the world around them and not too amused when someone keeps moving them.

The best way to ensure availability is to book in when you reach your third trimester.

The styling of your session is soft, simple and classic. So, for years to come your photos will not date. My editing is kept to a minimum to ensure your baby is captured as accurately as possible. The way they are at that special time in life.



All newborn sessions require a $200 creative fee which covers my time and extensive experience on the day of your shoot.

Newborn sessions, allow up to 3 hours in my Morley natural light studio.
Packages start from $800.

All newborn sessions are subject to availability and are scheduled based on availability and only at 10am (this is the best time for babies, and for the light in my natural light studio).
Booking while pregnant is recommended.

Maternity Sessions, 1 hour in the studio. All maternity clothing can be supplied by Mel if you wish. There is a $100 creative fee and digital collections start from $300.

Sitters Sessions, 1 hour in the studio. 40min total shooting time. Creative fee of $100 and digital collections start from $300.


Cake Smash, 1 hour in the studio. 40min total shooting time. Creative fee of $100 and digital collections start from $300.

The creative fee is due at the time of booking in order to secure your date.
Please note that your booking date will not be held without the creative fee.

To discuss full pricing and what you are after, please contact Mel Cieslik Photography at the bottom of the page.

Products available include: Mounted Prints, Framed Prints, Digital Images, Canvases, Leather-bound Albums and Print folio boxes.

Payment can be made by cash, direct deposit, or credit card.

Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices will be honoured at the time of booking.