This is totally up to you, If you are wanting lots of super sleepy snugly photos then its best to book your shoot for during the first 14 days while your bub still naturally curls up and sleeps lots.  however if you would like them to be more awake and looking at and interacting with you then you may want to wait a little bit longer.



If you want to do your shoot in the first few weeks its best to pre-book during your pregnancy so you don't miss out. These reserved sessions are limited to ensure I have enough time in case a few babies arrive early or late.

You can call or text 0400898600 to have a chat or to book your session.

Dont forget, if you do-pre book you can get a couple of bonus pregnancy photos! Check out



The main focus of lifestyle newborn sessions is to capture the connection between all family members so the shoot needs to be organised for a time when everyone is home with at least a few hours of daylight left

It's so special to have photos of the kids together and lifestyle sessions are amazing when siblings are not able to safely hold the new baby as we can photograph them looking at, kissing and helping you with bubs etc so its way more relaxing for parents

For me, pets have always been considered family, so I encourage you to include your pets into your session if you you feel the same.

Most of the photos will be of you looking at each other however if you would like some more posed photos with everyone looking at the camera that can be planned too!



Lifestyle newborn sessions are about 2 hours long and can be scheduled for the hours of the day that suit your family best or to fit around your schedule so that we can capture your favorite parts of the day and your bub can be either asleep or wide awake (unlike studio newborn sessions where we need bub asleep)
Some families choose to book their shoot to include feeds & baths etc while others choose to avoid these times. If your not sure please feel free to call me on 0400898600 to have a chat



It is best for everyone to wear something they normally would so that it looks natural.
Chose colours and tones that compliment each other without being too matchy matchy so that it looks gorgeous but real. Personally I adore lighter, neutral colours as I find they help to keep the photos nice and bright, look gorgeous with skin tones and highlight the emotions on everyone faces.
eg. choose chinos instead of jeans
Avoid anything with big logo's, prints and strong/bold patterns (such as checks).
If your not sure I can help you choose, just pick out a few options for each family and we can decide together.
For hair and makeup, I think its best to keep it soft and natural



This is a very individual decision, some people want their homes to be picture perfect in their photos with all the toys in there place while others love the raw, kids live here look. Because these sessions are a documentary style there is no need for everything to be spotless unless you want it to be! As we are focusing on the connection between family members the house is often slightly out of focus in the back ground too so it can be a little more forgiving. If your worried, let me know and we can work out a plan.



Lifestyle sessions use your home and furniture as a backdrop with bubs photographed in their natural settings, in poses that the baby moves into unaided. The only props used are those that are on hand. If you have any special blankets, hats or sentimental items these can be included too.


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A $700 session fee is due before your session
This is credited towards your package (see below) and includes:
Two hours of Lifestyle photography
Up to one hour of travel to and from your home from Upper Ferntree Gully (More then one hour from my studio? Please call or text me to chat)
Your proofs presented in an online gallery
Editing - All images in your order will be fully edited. So there is no need to worry if anyone has flaky skin, acne, jaundice, rashes, bruises or scratches as these can be removed if you wish (just let me know how little or how much editing you would like).

BONUS: All pre booked newborn sessions get one free mini maternity session. I would love for you to either come along to one of the free event days or book in a time that suits you when you book your newborn photography. For more information or to book call 0400898600.



30 high-resolution files
3 bonus Full size maternity digital images if you had your mini maternity session before bubs arrived.



A stunning 11x11" Fine art album handmade in Australia with a gorgeous photo cover
featuring roughly 30 - 50 of your favourite images printed over 10 pages (20 sides) of beautiful art paper.
100 high-resolution files
A mobile phone app to make finding and viewing your photos easy

8 bonus Full size maternity digital images if you had your mini maternity session before bubs arrived.

Bonuses for babies under 4 weeks old:
- Digital thank you card, designed ready for you to have 6x4 inch prints made.
- A beautiful announcement video slideshow MP4 set to music. Perfect for sharing digitally.
Both feature your bubs birth details and can include a custom message for your family and friends

Your album also comes with a 30-year guarantee on workmanship



5x5 Inch brag book - $150
8x8 Inch brag book - $350
A miniature version of your 11x11 album - Perfect for grandparents
Strictly only available with the purchase of an 11x11 art album.

Extra individual high-resolution files - $20

Wall Art Prints
40x60 $950
30x40 $700
20x30 $500
16x24 $300
12x18 $200
11x16 $150
8x12 $85

Canvas Wall Art
40x60 $1150
30x40 $900
20x30 $700
16x24 $500
12x18 $400
11x16 $350
8x12 $285

Wood Wall Art
40x60 $1100
30x40 $870
20x30 $670
16x24 $470
12x18 $380
11x16 $330
8x12 $265

high-resolution files are the fully edited digital images delivered in the largest file size possible. You can print them as large as I can and make copies for yourself, family and friends

Please note: PayPal, direct deposit, credit card and take home layby via ZipPay available.


Sessions may be rescheduled due to illness or injury. Please contact me as soon as possible before your session on 0400898600 if you suspect one of your family members is unwell and we can make another time. 
While I am fully immunized, working with babies who haven't been means it is incredibly important that I don't pass on any illnesses to yours or anyone else's bub, your cooperation is much appreciated. 

There is no charge to reschedule due to illness or injury if you give 24 hours notice, however, if you reschedule within 24 hours or once I have started travelling to your home there will be a $100 charge to re-book.


Brittany Chard Photography reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as but not limited to: the use in marketing, advertising, and reproduction. All images are copyrighted by Brittany Chard Photography, even those you purchase. If you purchase a package which includes High-resolution files you are welcome to print these, however copying, scanning, reproducing or screen printing images you have not purchased high-resolution files for is strictly prohibited. 

Due to the nature of photographic services and products, refunds will be issued for medical reasons only. Non medical cancellations may be transferred to another session time at the discretion of Brittany Chard Photography. Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Images will be deleted if not purchased after 90 days.
By hiring Brittany Chard Photography you are agreeing to these terms.