There are so many milestone’s in your child’s life, so many fleeting moments, first moments, and important milestones that you’ll want to preserve forever.

Wouldn’t you love to capture the excitement you felt the first time your baby rolled over? Or the surge of pride you felt the first time he sat up, all by himself! Or the way your heart melted hearing his first words, seeing his first smile and the melodic sounds of his first laugh.

These first milestones pass in the blink of an eye, and before long, your baby is celebrating his very first birthday!

It’s for these reasons milestone photography Melbourne is the perfect way to document your baby’s important moments in life.

Our Approach

Milestone photography sessions in my Melbourne studio are lots of fun and full of laughs for you and your baby. During your baby’s milestone photography session, I’ll capture their quirky expressions and their unique little personality.

All milestone sessions are one hour in duration and are held in my photography studio in Clyde North, Melbourne.
The first popular milestone session is the Sitter Milestone Photography Session which is usually when your baby is around 6-9 months old.

It’s such a fun age to photograph as your baby can sit unaided, but not yet crawl away. So, there’s no escaping!
Most babies are happy just sitting, playing with their chubby toes, looking adorable, making cute cooing noises, and smiling for my camera.

We can even squeeze in a few family photographs if you wish!

I have a variety of props for your baby to sit on and cute outfits for your baby to wear. Or you’re welcome to bring along your baby’s favourite outfit from home.

The second popular session, and a significant milestone is the First Birthday Milestone Photography Session.

These sessions are held when your baby is almost one year old. These sessions are an adorable way to capture your baby’s emerging personality, their endearing quirks, and their funny expressions.

These sessions can be personalised using my selection of buntings, decorations and balloons, and many parents choose to include a cake smash for that extra bit of fun!

The First Birthday Milestone Session includes a few family photos, individual photos of the birthday baby and the cake smash (if selected) and the photography grand finale is a ‘splash in the tub’.

Your Child’s Life in Pictures

Can you imagine the happiness your future teenage child will feel when they hold a photograph of their milestone session in their hands? Your child will have no memory of these milestones or of their early years with you, so these photographs are extra special.

It gives children so much joy to look through a photo album, touch, feel, and see professional photographs of themselves, sitting in a studio, dressed in a cute outfit, and wearing a cute gummy grin.

Or seeing a photograph of their first birthday, their cake smashed, their face covered in icing and with cake mushed in between their toes.

These moments are a priceless gift for your child and an investment your child will enjoy in the decades yet to come.

A Visual Legacy

These milestone photographs are the start of your baby’s childhood legacy. These are the photographs that will get pulled out at birthdays, reminisced over when your child is feeling sentimental or sad, and the photographs you will proudly display at your child’s 21st birthday party. A legacy begins with a simple photograph, so let’s start your child’s legacy here.

All photography collections include the digital files as well as beautiful fine art prints. I also offer a range of professionally crafted albums and wall art.


“Melanie was very warm and welcoming. Having a toddler and 10month old twins can be overwhelming but Melanie was so patient with my kids which I loved. She was able to capture beautiful photos of them individually and the three of them together which I will always cherish forever.”
“Melanie is a gem. She heard my vision for our daughters 1st birthday cake smash and made it happen. Mel listened and did her best to accommodate any wants and needs we had. The shoot was a fun day for us all and the photos spoke for themselves, just stunning. Professional, personable & excellent in what she does. Would recommend her over and over. Thanks Mel!”
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Melanie for the photo shoot she did for our baby boy turning one with his smash cake. Melanie was so professional, patient and very kind. The photos were absolutely stunning, every photo she has captured his little personality and the photos are his character spot on. We love them all! We will definitely be going back for our family photos and future photo shoots”


Are you ready to create some lasting memories for your children? Book your children’s’ family photography Melbourne experience here.