Newborn Session Information

Experience Newborn Photography with Canberra Newborn Photographer Bronwyn Parsons, specializing in Posed Newborn Photography for babies and infants up to 1 month. We pride ourselves on offering clients a warm and welcoming experience coupled with professional photography and beautiful Newborn Portraits. We are a full service business providing Canberra families with something to suit all lifestyles. Sessions are held in our purpose built, dedicated newborn studio located in Kambah A.C.T.

Bronwyn Parsons Photography proudly supports Life's Little Treasure's Foundation as a volunteer photographer for the Canberra Walk for Prems Event in support of families with sick and premature babies.

Top 10 reasons to choose Bronwyn Parsons Photography

  1. We are a professional full service business which means we fully re-touch all images presented, photograph with a finished print in mind and invest much more time with you behind the scenes than just providing a photo session date and photos.
  2. We invest a considerable amount of time in planning your session, talking with you throughout the process to personalise your session and ensure you're fully prepared.
  3. Awarded the babyinfo top ten newborn photographers award in 2018,  we have a five star rating on google and many many happy client reviews available online to back this up.
  4. Our extensive experience in the technical aspects of photography and lighting means you can be confident the images we produce are of a consistently high standard.
  5. We've invested in specialized training, countless workshops and professional development to ensure we have the skills and knowledge to safely handle and transition a newborn through a series of poses. We are fully immunized, operate a registered business, insured and a graduate member of the International Newborn Photography Association.having completed one to one training with one of Australia's most talented and best photographers Hello Baby Photography
  6. We care about the little details, about the things that are meaningful to you.  We take the time to achieve this pre, during and post-session.
  7. We practice composite editing during post-processing to remove hands supporting newborns positioned on an arm, in a parents hands, suspended in a basket, for outdoor and creative edits or in poses that require a newborns neck to be supported.
  8. We've invested time in developing advanced post-processing skills allowing us to undertake specialized newborn skin retouching and produce a custom signature look without the use of actions or automation.  We take time to correct common newborn skin conditions post-process including baby acne, newborn skin flakes, uneven skin tones, jaundice and area's where the skin is highly saturated in reds and magenta.
  9. Our photographer specializes in newborn photography, we don't use several photographers specializing in other forms of photography. This means you can expect safety, quality and consistency.  Our photographer consistently produces amazingly beautiful work that exceeds our clients expectations.
  10. Our sessions are baby led.  This means you can be confident we will not force your baby into a pose they are not comfortable with, that we will be respectful, gentle, patient and treat each baby with kindness and love.

Newborn Safety

Safety and the comfort of your baby is prioritised above everything else at your session.  We follow each baby's lead with what they are and aren't comfortable doing and will never force them into a pose that causes them distress or compromises their safety.. Specific poses require the hands of an assistant to support a baby into position with the end result achieved through advanced composite editing techniques to remove hands post-process.

Our photographer Bronwyn, is trained in all aspects of newborn safety, having completed one to one in person training and workshops.  Bronwyn is a graduate member of the International Newborn Photography Association , is very experienced, insured, registered, fully immunised and has an established health and safety policy to ensure our studio is kept illness free.  We adhere to best industry practice for newborn safety during sessions and will:

  • never leave a baby unattended in a prop or on a newborn posing bag
  • never force a baby into pose
  • use composite editing for poses, props and positions that require an assistants hands supporting the baby
  • will always use the safety strap on the camera
  • will never put a baby inside a glass prop or inside a prop that could break
  • will never leave a sibling unattended with a newborn
  • will recommend that siblings do not attend the full duration of a session to enable the photographer to focus entirely on your newborns safety.

When to book

Posed newborn photography is time sensitive.  It's best to pre-book your newborn session at the start of your third trimester to secure availability in the first 16 days of life.  When babies are still this fresh we can comfortably sculpt them into the classic posed newborn photography positions you see in our portfolio.  Newborns under 16 days are less aware of the continuous micro adjustments we make in posing them, are easily settled and are still flexible enough to hold their legs curled up to the chest in fetal position.  This makes the experience much more comfortable for them.

We welcome older newborns up to three months with the understanding that our sessions are baby led.   The reality of posing a baby over 4 weeks into the same curly newborn positions as a 16 day old baby significantly decreases after 3 weeks.  Babies over 16 days old are more responsive to interrupted sleep during micro-adjustments to position them into a pose.  For safety reasons, some poses can only be attempted when a baby is deeply relaxed and asleep. Parents can expect beautiful awake moments,  snug wrapped poses and less curly positions after 4 weeks.  We incorporate the same newborn props and styling into older newborn sessions, adapting the session to your baby's comfort and safety.

About the session

Our studio is kept toasty warm for your baby's comfort with the soothing sound of white noise playing in the background.  Our photographer gently removes your baby from it's car capsule and undresses them ready to be photographed.  Your baby will be posed into a variety of classic newborn positions working at your baby's own pace to determine which positions they are most comfortable in.  We use a  special surface specifically designed for newborn posing and adorn your baby with beautiful flowing wraps, hair flowers, beanies and accessories. We will then photograph your newborn in a selection of specialty sourced props and lastly capture newborn images with Mum, Dad and Siblings.  Sessions average 3 hours stopping for smaller top up feeds throughout to keep your baby very sleepy, comfortable and settled.   Newborn sessions include use of our specialty sourced wraps, blankets, backdrops, hand felted layers, wool layers, prop fillers, hair flowers, bonnets and accessories.  Sessions include immediate family (2 adults and up to 3 siblings).  We welcome sibling attendance for the family segment in the last 30 minutes of the session.  This is a perfect amount of time to capture the special connection between siblings.

Book Your Session

We are one of Canberra’s best affordable newborn photographers. Choose just the essentials, something in between or indulge in the ultimate full service experience.

Session Fee: $150. The session fee is payment for the photographer’s time pre, during and post session with an average of 16 hours invested behind the scenes.

Digital Collections: starting at $490 (inclusive of session fee)

Prints: Fine art prints with art mount start at $85. Fine art canvas wall mounts start at $165. Premium metal wall mounts start at $215. Traditional famed fine art wall mounts start at $290. Acrylic wall mounts start at $400.

The session fee is due on booking to secure our services

Newborn Gallery

Examples of our work can be found in the video on this page, under the newborn section in our portfolio or on our Facebook page where we post sneak peeks as we are editing client sessions. Our Facebook page is a lovely welcoming community of Canberra parents.

Bronwyn booked us in at the last minute and despite us requesting a very particular and challenging photo shoot, her patience and determination for perfection, made magic happen. I can not thank you enough for these absolutely magical photos. I will treasure them forever and I can’t wait to book our next session in with you!
Kathie LP
Kathie LP
2018-05-30T10:16:47+0000
I was so happy with the photos! And not only did she do an amazing work, she was also patient and gentle with our little one.
Ashwani Devi Prasad
Ashwani Devi Prasad
2018-04-19T14:52:02+0000
We love our photos so much. Thanks Bronwyn �� We get so many compliments about our beautiful daughter's photos.
Beth Pollard
Beth Pollard
2018-03-22T23:50:54+0000
I'm a bit late but wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful photos of our son. You were so patient and caring with him. Even though he was a bit grumpy and my husband and I were completely exhausted you worked so hard to settle him and create beautiful photographs for us. We are thrilled with how the photos turned out. We won't hesitate to recommend you and look forward to you capturing future milestones for us.
Kristen McDonald
Kristen McDonald
2018-02-02T03:01:17+0000
Bronwyn is amazing ! We cannot speak highly enough of her work, she is just incredible and our pictures of our little princess are absolutely perfect �
Jess Wade
Jess Wade
2018-01-15T10:07:50+0000
We looooove our newborn photos!! Bronwyn did such an amazing job and she was really lovely and approachable through the entire process. She was very gentle with Ashton and put our mind at ease. Thank you so much, you definitely exceeded our expectations and more �
Novi Lewis
Novi Lewis
2018-01-13T20:48:33+0000
Jaimilee Baxter
Jaimilee Baxter
2017-12-08T05:39:21+0000
We had a wonderful experience with Bronwyn and she was great with our kids highly recommend having photos done with Bronwyn
Maddy Picker
Maddy Picker
2017-10-17T02:57:11+0000
Robert Archer
Robert Archer
2017-08-21T11:31:56+0000
Bronwyn captured our little darling just beautifully we have pictures to cherish forever. We spent a lovely afternoon with Bronwyn watching her work her magic - her patience is outstanding! Delighted with the results at such a reasonable price, will def be back for more.
Catherine McGuckian
Catherine McGuckian
2017-06-23T08:58:38+0000
I had already booked my newborn session with another photographer but then I came across brownyn parsons page and fell in love! I was happy to leave my deposit at the other photographer and try brownyn. A part of me was feeling unsure if this was worth putting a 100 dollars down the drain. The day finally came when my bub arrived. The best thing about brownyn is that she keeps in touch. She messaged me if I had delivered and since I was over due she happily accommodated me on another day. On the day of the photoshoot she came out to get my 9 day old out of the car seat. My Bub pooped and peeped throughout the session and she was so calm and cooperative about it. Not once did I feel embarrassed. She was so gentle with my baby, making sure bub is happy throughout the session. Even the way she holds the baby is so professional that as a new parent I was at absolute ease! I will definitely go back for my baby's 6 month and 1 year shoot. Now I can confidently say I am happy to have chosen brownyn parsons photography and not once do I regret letting go of my deposit at another place. Her picture results are to die for! She really does justice to the pictures! My bubs pictures are something I would cherish for the rest of our lives!
Mehak Fahad
Mehak Fahad
2017-05-20T00:07:15+0000
Jess Lee
Jess Lee
2017-02-04T04:00:21+0000
Very Happy with our babies newborn photos and extremely happy with Bronwyns homely service, I didn't realise how busy photographers are and how short of a window the "newborn" stage was but Bronwyn answered all of my questions quickly and found us a spot so we didn't miss out on capturing the perfect photos
Hannah Bates
Hannah Bates
2016-12-07T22:53:33+0000
Thank you! Our little Edward looks adorable and we are so happy with all our photos. Bronwyn is amazing with babies and captures truely special moments. Could not recommend highly enough.
Sarah Newport
Sarah Newport
2016-12-03T12:32:10+0000
Thank you for all your hard work Bronwyn at my recent maternity session. You made me feel so relaxed and the photos are beautiful. It was the best decision I've made to get photos done with you. The perfect way to remember my pregnancy.I'm really looking forward to the newborn session soon!
Nikki Pants
Nikki Pants
2016-10-27T04:14:30+0000
I chose bronwyn for my daughters cake smash and family photos after seeing the gorgeous photos of my niece. I am so happy with the photos she captured, they are perfect. It was such a great experience i will definetly be having bronwyn as our photographer in the future. I highly reccomend her to anyone looking for someone to capture there special moments
Shannen Ares
Shannen Ares
2016-08-14T08:39:18+0000
We saw Bronwyn's newborn photo shoots and knew that we wanted her to capture our newborn. She didn't disappoint. Bronwyn took time to work with our baby and capture such beautiful photos that we will treasure. We will recommend Bronwyn and hope to work with her in the future. Thank you!
Kylie Ellis
Kylie Ellis
2016-07-05T22:43:20+0000
Thank you Bronwyn for the beautiful photos! You are so professional and dedicated to your job and we can't thank you enough for squeezing us in just days after the birth of your baby boy. We all had such a fun time in the studio on the day and you made Olivia so comfortable for the shoot. I will highly recommend you and I will most definitely be back
Chloe Vincent
Chloe Vincent
2016-07-04T02:43:54+0000
Beautiful photographer, beautiful person.Love admiring her pictures on Facebook and did amazing photos for my Cafe, Tommy & Me last year. The photos were a real asset to the business.
Michelle Suters
Michelle Suters
2016-07-01T12:44:21+0000
We can't thank Bronwyn enough for the photo's she recently took of our daughter! Our beautiful little girl decided to be somewhat difficult to settle that day but Bronwyn was so patient and persisted with her and took some awesome photo's. You were so lovely to deal with from the very first contact. Thanks again Bronwyn! We will definitely come back to you in the future
Leonie Walz
Leonie Walz
2016-07-01T10:53:11+0000
Thank you for the beautiful newborn photos! Bronwyn was fantastic, professional and really good with baby Bill! I definitely recommend her to capture those precious moments!Fast forward another year and we had our cake smash photos done. Wow, wow, wow! I just loved it! Bronwyn is amazing! Photos are perfection! We'll be back next year!!!
Danitsa Rosewarne
Danitsa Rosewarne
2016-05-03T01:18:19+0000
Bronwyn photographed our twins cake smash session and she was great, very patient and happy to have cake everywhere. She even let my big two have a small slice of the cake, I mean action. I'm really happy with the photos we received my biggest issue is working out which ones to frame and display (first world problems). Thanks Bronwyn
Alyson Jones
Alyson Jones
2016-04-19T12:18:58+0000
Bronwyn was wonderful and we now have a beautiful range of professional photos of our little family. Bronwyn was very easy to work with and made the whole process very easy, even rescheduling on very short notice when our son became sick right before our shoot. Bronwyn took the time to shoot a range of photos and edit them beautifully. We couldn't be more pleased with the selection we received and will happily recommend Bronwyn to our friends and family.
Leonie Will
Leonie Will
2016-04-14T10:34:14+0000
I was very impressed by Bronwyn's service and photos! She was very patient with my lil boy who keeps grunting at her. She was very accommodating with timing and her photos are gorgeous. I would not hesitate to recommend her to my family and friends!
Andrina McLean Dreyfus
Andrina McLean Dreyfus
2016-03-26T05:02:05+0000
My wife and I can not express enough in words how amazing Bronwyn is and the quality of work she has produced! Bronwyn is very professional in the way she works and very talented in the way she handled our daughter on the day, which made us very comfortable. We can not thank you for catering to our needs with the special photo request by myself. We look forward to future work with Bronwyn.
Jeff Charman
Jeff Charman
2016-03-19T01:36:38+0000
Bronwyn is such a talented, warm and patient person. My partner and I wouldn't have gone to anyone else for our new born photo's. We were extremely happy with the result from the photoshoot. The whole 3.5 hours we knew our child was in safe hands with Bronwyn when she was changing positions. Thank you again Bronwyn, your work is fantastic!
Vanny Kevin
Vanny Kevin
2016-03-11T10:59:32+0000
Professional, patient and beautifully captured images. Thank you so much Bronwyn for photographing our little family. We will cherish these gorgeous memories of our little ones first weeks.
Lauren MacDonald
Lauren MacDonald
2016-02-15T05:27:07+0000
My husband and I are absolutely in love with the Cake Smash photo's of our son! We will cherish them for a very long time and we could not be happier with how wonderfully you have captured Leonardo's eyes and his big, cheeky personality!!! We were so happy with the affordability, service and experience you provided for us at this special milestone. Thank you for a wonderful session which was so relaxed and fun for us as well as for our son. I have not hesitated in promoting you to our friends and family.Renee.
Renee Rosin
Renee Rosin
2016-01-19T11:25:10+0000
We had a newborn photoshoot with Bronwyn a couple of weeks ago and my husband and I both thought she was fantastic. Our son was a little older than normal for a newborn session, but Bronwyn managed to get some gorgeous photos of our son doing newborn poses. She was also fantastic and super patient with our toddler who came along (and was a little unsettled that day) and we now have some wonderful family photos as well. I highly recommend Bronwyn.
Stephanie Robinson
Stephanie Robinson
2016-01-19T04:54:06+0000
Bronwyn is fantastic! I have three kids 3 and under, so getting photos of everyone is hard work. She was so patient and worked so well with all of us. She worked her magic and our photos look fantastic! I could not be happier. I would recommend Bronwyn to anyone looking for a photographer in the area. She is brilliant with her work.
Chelsea L. Alphin
Chelsea L. Alphin
2015-11-20T04:16:50+0000
Absolutely AMAZING!! Bronwyn was fantastic with my baby!! I can't wait for future sessions with her!!! You won't be disappointed!
Jasmine Apps
Jasmine Apps
2015-10-10T08:48:09+0000
Bronwyn is amazing and so talented. Bronwyn captured beautiful images of my 6 month old son, Aidan. She was so great with Aidan that he didn't want to leave. Bronwyn made us feel comfortable and had so many great ideas to capture different moments. I would highly recommend Bronwyn and can't wait to get more photographs done in the future!!
Michelle Burston
Michelle Burston
2015-10-07T09:52:07+0000
Bronwyn recently captured my three children as a surprise for hubby for Fathers Day. The photos she took were gorgeous, it was hard choosing which ones to take home! Bronwyn was happy to cater for my children's needs and my own ideas. Thanks Bronwyn for my beautiful photos :-)Edited to add: Had a second session with Bronwyn for my daughters cake smash. Bronwyn's warm nature brought my usually shy bub out of her shell immediately (even Grandma struggled to get a cuddle, Bronwyn was the favourite!) and her cheeky side was captured beautifully. Recommend to everyone!
Melissa Pryor
Melissa Pryor
2015-09-06T11:04:35+0000
Bronwyn came to the Tommy and Me Cafe 1st birthday where she snapped gorgeous photos of the event and the kids attending... She has a real eye for catching moments in time and does so in a way that is very relaxed and comfortable. I am thrilled with all the snaps she got of my girls!
Rachel Reid
Rachel Reid
2015-08-30T23:28:25+0000
Bronwyn did an amazing job with my baby girl highly recommend. I'll be definelty getting more photos done
Lauren Carlson
Lauren Carlson
2015-08-24T09:52:58+0000
Bronwyn recently did a newborn session for my daughter, Ivy. Bronwyn's creative ideas are amazing and on top of taking absolutely exquisite photos, She took all the time needed to make sure baby Ivy was very comfortable and calm during the shoot as well. We had a wonderful experience and can't recommend Bronwyn Parson's Photography highly enough.
Jenny Moon
Jenny Moon
2015-08-18T02:40:15+0000