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41 Duncan St
Dunedin, Otago, 9016
New Zealand


Welcome to Stanley Studios, a boutique baby, childrens and family portrait studio located in Dunedin, Otago

Maternity & Newborn

The first few weeks of your baby's life will be gone in a heartbeat, and they will never be this delicate and tiny again. Photography is the best way keep your precious newborn tiny forever, if only in your memories

Newborn sessions are best booked a month or more prior to your due date to ensure your ideal session date is available, as I only book two clients a week to account for overlapping birthdays and illness. 

The ideal time to photograph maternity is 32-36 weeks and newborns 5-14 days, however I am confident in my abilities to capture beautiful photographs of your baby at any age. After two weeks some poses may be more difficult as your baby's joints will be more stiff and they will not sleep as easily, 

I will never book more than one newborn session on a day to ensure there are no time constraints in nursing and calming your baby during your session. Every single baby I have ever photographed has peed on something, and I am completely prepared for that (and worse!) so do not worry about any little accidents - everything is cleanable. Newborn sessions can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours and have no time limits - the baby is the boss!

I strongly encourage partners and siblings to join in with your newborn photos - this is a very special time in all of your lives that will be gone before you know it. Some of my favourite personal photos from my childhood are of me holding my baby sister when she was tiny and all these years later I still love to look at them with her (and remind her how sweet she used to be!)