Do you come to my hospital or home?
BellaFresh48 is the newborn photographer at Epworth Freemasons East Melbourne. If you're not birthing at Epworth, or you'd prefer your session at home I will happily book in a session at your chosen hospital or home. The only difference being that the minimum package is the $360 Full Gallery package. See Packages
*No minimum package on home sessions during the COVID-19 restrictions
Do I need to book My Fresh 48 Session?
I recommend registering as soon as you can. Although I try to visit every family that has their baby at Epworth East Melbourne, for one reason or another I can sometimes miss you. Registering beforehand means we can book a time slot to suit you, once your baby arrives. No cancellation penalties & no obligation.
When & where will the photoshoot take place?
I come to your place of birth between 11am & 1pm, 1-4 days after your birth Monday to Friday, but I can often be flexible. I would recommend that you have your session as soon after birth as you feel ready. *During the COVID-19 restrictions, Newborn Photography sessions are being held at your home.
What does a typical session look like?
The session is just 20 mins and very relaxed. My aim is to capture those beautiful first moments, but not intrude on your precious time. I begin by taking photos of baby swaddled in the cot, either sleeping (where possible) awake is also totally fine! If baby isn't happy lying in their cot, I'll do these shots in mum or dad's arms. Next I capture individual pics of cuddles with family members and any sibling shots. Then I'll get a group photo or two. Right at the end is when I ask if you'd like to unwrap baby a little for those hands and feet shots! I save this until the end as this can disturb baby. All poses are totally optional, the happiness of baby and all family members is my utmost priority.
How do we prepare?
If baby is recently fed and sleeping, that's a great way to start the session. But if not, don't worry, we'll still get beautiful shots. I don’t pose baby or use props, you don’t need to pack anything special, just a nappy or a bodysuit is perfect. Fresh 48 photography is documentary in style, allowing you to remember baby exactly how they were in the first hours of their life.
When can I view the images?
I pride myself on a fast turnaround. Your downloadable gallery will be online 1-5 business days after your session.
When will I receive my order?
Digital images are available for download immediately after purchace. You will be sent an email with a link to download your images onto your laptop or computer.
Fine Art Prints are printed at our expert lab in NSW, on beautiful paper using archival inks to last over 100 years. These take 10-15 working days to get to you.
Our beautiful layflat Photobooks are printed on Matt photographic paper, boasting outstanding image quality and vibrant colours, with a smooth matt finish. Photobooks take 3-4 weeks for delivery.
What is documentary photography?
Documentary is visual storytelling. The session is very relaxed and super friendly, which will help you feel comfortable, and works really well with young big-siblings! Resulting in images that reflect actual moments in time & memories.
What if my baby needs to be in the NICU?
Babies who are in NICU are approached on a case-by-case basis. I will work with hospital staff to find out what we are able to do.
Will my photos & identity be private?
Yes. I'll always ask your permission to use your photos in my marketing material / social media, and those of The Epworth. I'll never use you baby's name and only use your first name in testimonials.
Are you vaccinated?
Yes. I am up to date with my Whooping Cough and Influenza Vaccines.
How do I register?
Simply select REGISTER to register your details. Drop me an email at or give me a call on 0467 982607. I'm always happy to talk through any additional questions you may have.
In order to be able to provide you with a fast and streamlined service, I ask for information such as your email address, and contact phone number in the registration process. All of the information provided is stored securely, and never shared with anyone outside of BellaFresh48.
COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE
FRESH48 NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE SUSPENDED. ALL SESSIONS TO BE HELD AT YOUR HOME ONCE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED TO ALLOW VISITORS IN YOUR HOME.
Newborn photography sessions are currently not being held at Epworth Maternity.
Instead Bella will come to visit you in your home at a date and time that suits you.
The ‘Epworth Exclusive’ packages will be available to everyone during this time.
BellaFresh48 hygiene procedures:
Please download the COVIDSafe App in advance of my visit, I have done the same.
I will only visit you if myself and all of my family members are well.
Ensure my clothes are clean and not visit any public places on my way to your home.
I sanitise my hands, and don’t touch you, your baby or belongings.
My lens allows me to capture close ups of baby whilst maintaining distance.
I have home-made face masks that I can wear at your home.