Newborn Photography

Award Winning Newborn Photographer | Wellington & Palmerston North Photography

Every Newborn has a story, let our Newborn Photographer tell yours!

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Newborn Portrait Photographer Palmerston North and Wellington
Newborn photography

Our Newborn Photography in Wellington & Palmerston North is the ideal way of capturing moments in time and turning them into memories you can share for a lifetime. Let our Newborn Photographer capture them for you!

Expecting a new bundle of joy in the coming months?

There really is nothing more precious than your Newborn Baby’s first moments.

All those gorgeous baby details – the delicate eyelashes, rosey cheeks, tiny lips.

Those devine squishy rolls only newborns have. And nothing melts your heart more than how they curl up in your arms and fall into a dreamy slumber.

And OH … that glorious BABY SMELL.

Those first moments, hours and days truly are a gift – but oh so brief! They grow up so fast.

One minute they’re taking their first steps, the next they’re walking into their first day of primary school. My son just started primary school … where did the last 5 years go!?!

Let’s not miss a single moment and have our Newborn Photographer capture all those first cuddles and kisses, those tiny newborn details and the glorious bond only you and your newborn have.

When is the best time for Newborn Photography?

The best time for Newborn Photography with in the first few weeks, ideally the first 7 to 10 days. This is when they are still really sleepy and have that gorgeous newborn “look”. They are also still curly and squishy at this age and love being wrapped and posed. 

As they get older, they become more awake and have more control over their arms, making it a little harder for certain newborn poses. However, newborn are gorgeous at any age and we will capture the most stunning photographs whether they are 1 week old or 6 weeks old.

Newborn Photography Safety & Experience

We have more than 10 years in Newborn Photography and our Newborn Photographer has had extensive training in posing and safe handling of your precious newborn. 

From the moment we start handling your baby, we are watching your baby and making sure they are comfortable and safe.

No two Newborn Photography sessions are the same. We will be guided your baby and how they are settled on the day.

Our Newborn Photographer is fully vaccinated and we also ensure the studio is cleaned and all props sanitised before your Newborn Photography session. We have a heat pump and heater in our studios to keep your newborn warm and snugly. 

You newborn baby is in safe and experienced hands with us.

Are siblings and parents welcome at the Newborn Photography session?

Absolutely. In fact we actually encourage it! There is nothing more gorgeous than have the entire family, siblings, grandparents and even PETS involved in your Newborn Photography session.

Some of our favourite newborn photos are those with siblings and pets. Generally we will try to do these photos at the beginning of the session so siblings can relax while we take the time after to photograph your newborn.

What is the Laura Ridley Newborn Photography Experience?


newborn Photography Phone Consultation

We will get to know you and what you love to help us provide you an amazing experience and create the most unique artwork. We will also go through our artwork options, pricing and answer any questions you may have.


THE NEWBORN Photography Session

This is where the magic happens! Our Newborn Photographer will capture all those gorgeous newborn details, expressions and all the newborn cuteness. Sessions normally take between 1-2 hours. Parents, siblings and grandparents most welcome.


The Design and Ordering Appointment

See your photos for the first time in a cinematic slideshow presentation. This is where you'll choose your images and work with our Design Consultant to create gorgeous artwork that best suits your home and budget.

Newborn Photography Gallery

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

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