Children and Pet Portrait Photographer

Children and Pet Portrait

Newborn Photographer


Newborn Photographer



We are a boutique Portrait studio based in Wellington specialising in family and newborn photography.

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or they’re all grown up and about to move out of home – we will tell your family’s story and create gorgeous custom artwork unique as YOU.

Our photography sessions are a PERFECT way of capturing all the moments of your family as they grow and turning them into unforgettable memories you can look back on with a smile. 

What to Expect

Its more than just a photo, its an experience..

What We Do

Provide unforgettable Family and Newborn Photography experiences blending beautiful timeless photography with loving moments



Current special:

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

Aaron Siskind​

Products & Pricing

Meet your photographer

Hi, I’m Laura! I am a mum of three and Photographer. For the past 15 years, I’ve been creating award winning family and newborn photography which adorn the walls of my clients homes and are proudly shared with family and friends. 

Client Love

"We all had such a great time with Laura, we were nervous about how it was going to go with a 2 week old and she made it such a breeze and got lots of smiles out of our little boy! We’ve just picked up all our prints and we absolutely adore them! 100% would do all over again and recommend to anyone!"
Julia Forde
“Laura took amazing photos of my children. She put them at ease and brought out their personalities. The project she’s doing with heart Kids is awesome. I would definitely recommend Laura Ridley to everyone.”
Children Portrait Photographer Palmerston North and Wellington
Tamara Betteridge
“Laura has done our wedding, maternity and newborn photos! They are all INCREDIBLE and we could not be happier with the end product! Highly recommend!”
Newborn Portrait Photographer Palmerston North and Wellington
Jenna Nunez
"Laura head been photographing our family for almost five years now. During this time we have her a newborn shoot, couples shoot, family session and also a few one-offs. Laura is great at putting out kids at ease and getting the best out of them on the day. The images she takes have always really captured our children's personalities and our photos always have a lovely sense of story and emotion to them that make you appreciate photography as an art form. The products are of an exceptionally high quality and we have really seen them as an investment worth saving for that will last a lifetime!"
Family Portrait Photographer Palmerston North and Wellington
Emma Chatterton