Newborn Photography Manly

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Are you looking for Manly’s best professional newborn, baby and maternity photographer

Chapter One Photography is a photography studio based near Manly specialising in maternity, newborn, baby and cake smash photography.

Providing full service of digital images as well as prints and products. We specialise in Manly newborn photography, so that you are left with memories to last you a lifetime.

We have a range of affordable packages providing photographs that you will treasure forever. So when you are searching for affordable newborn photography in Manly, you can trust that you are in good hands with Chapter One Photography.
As a Manly baby photographer, Chapter One Photography is a no fuss baby photography service.  We focus on contemporary baby portraiture with a natural, relaxed, and personal feel. Love and care is put into all our images creating digital photographs and printed art that you will be happy to hang on your wall forever to remember those early days in your child’s life. 

We have been specialising in capturing babies and their families in all their natural beauty since 2012.

Newborn Gallery

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big sister
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Smiling newborn girl
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baby girl with headband
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wonder woman newborn
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sibling with newborn
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newborn with purple wrap
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sleeping newborn
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newborn flower nest
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How To Book Your Photo Shoot From Manly

The Process for booking a newborn photoshoot is easy!  We suggest making contact in the second trimester.  Once you contact us we will send through our beautiful newborn brochure so that you know what is involved in a newborn photography session with us. 

What’s Next?

We will then send our booking form and will hold a tentative session for 7-10 days after your estimated due date,  we finetune the date as necessary when the baby has been born to account for early or late arrivals and how you are both feeling post-birth. We photograph any time between 5-12 days after birth so that mum's milk has had time to come in and whilst the baby is in their sleepy stage.  


This timing is critical in order to get those lovely relaxed shots with the least disruption to the baby's schedule.  We don’t recommend the photographs be taken before 5 days as babies often have misshapen heads and can still be jaundiced coloured.  After 14 days babies tend to be more easily disrupted from their sleep and can be alert and fidgety.

Just Before The Session 

A few days prior to your session we will send some preparation information so you have a checklist of what to bring with us and we can also send some advice on family clothing options if required.

The trip from Manly to our studio will take you about 25 minutes by car.  On your scheduled date we hope you are able to arrive on time but we are flexible.  Our session is often the first post hospital excursion and so we understand if it takes longer than you expected to get out the door!

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During Your Baby Photography Session Near Manly 

During your Chapter One Photography newborn photography session we try and keep things very relaxed.  You can watch what we are doing, relax, scroll through your phone or even have a lovely sleep!  


We will stop whenever your baby needs something whether that is a feed, a clean nappy or just a quick hug. The session is completely guided by your baby so that they are happy and comfortable whilst they are in the studio.

One to two weeks after your session your photographs will be delivered via an online photo gallery.  If you choose to order photographs, canvases, books or other products we have a large range to choose from and they usually take 2 weeks to arrive.

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