Studio Sessions

Sessions held in our beautiful natural light Belconnen studio.

Our studio is suitable for all ages and different kinds of families, including small extended groups as well. We can fit up to a maximum of about 8 people in the studio, so do bear that in mind when making your decision. 

The following sessions take place in our beautiful natural light studio in Belconnen:

Our studio is nature-inspired, adaptable and has stunningly flattering natural light. It’s more like hanging out in a beautifully styled hotel room, than a photographic studio. We also have (photogenic) toys for babies and toddlers and we encourage you to bring your own too.  

We also have plenty of room for you to put your things (including prams, shoes and bags), hanging space and a change-table in the studio for little ones. 

Baby sessions

The ideal ages for your baby to be photographed are:
3-5 months

Good enough neck strength to lie on their belly and look up

7-9 months

Sitting independently, but not yet crawling

1 year old

To celebrate that all important milestone

Anytime over 1 is also great!

We keep busy toddlers happy and occupied with some fun props and toys

Regardless of your baby’s age, a session is normally 45-60 minutes in our Belconnen studio. We recommend at least one change of outfit (but more if you wish) and we capture a variety of images of baby on their own, the whole family and everything in between. Our aim is to make sure we capture your baby’s personality; the things that you adore about him/her and the joy that you feel when you’re snuggling and playing together.

Our studio session time slots are generally scheduled at times to suit your baby’s feed and sleep times, so be sure to discuss your baby’s routine when you make a booking. See our brand new nature inspired studio space.

We are also happy to photograph babies over 3 months outdoors if you prefer that look, however timing, weather and the seasonal changes provide different conditions for you to consider. Please get in touch to discuss the best options for your family!

View some featured baby sessions:

Newborn sessions

You must book your newborn session before baby is born to avoid disappointment as we are regularly booked out 1-2 months in advance.

We offer a unique style of newborn photography with minimal posing and a focus on snuggly moments and connection between family members. 

Sessions usually yield a collection of 40-60 photos to choose from, and an in-person purchasing appointment a couple of weeks after your session. This appointment will also take place at our studio, and is your opportunity to see your photos for the first time, design an album or some beautiful wall art and place your order.

View some featured newborn sessions (and scroll down to see those with maternity sessions included):

Maternity sessions

A maternity session is available as an ‘add-on’ to a newborn session, and is usually held outdoors (but the studio is also available, just ask), just like a regular portrait session. If you book a maternity and a newborn session with Heartstory, you will attend two Purchasing Appointments, but only place your order at the second one. This means that if you wish to purchase an all inclusive package, you may combine all the images from both sessions into one collection.

View some featured maternity sessions (some with newborn included):

FAMILY sessions

There are lots of reasons why families might choose the studio over an outdoors session. Studio sessions are suitable for all ages, and we can accommodate up to approx 8 people comfortably in the space. 

Our studio is comfortable, styled with nature in mind, in natural colours (so you can wear whatever you like) and there’s room for little ones to play. 

Sessions aren’t that different to outdoors, but we don’t move around as much. It can still be natural, playful and authentic and our space is styled like a room, rather than a ‘typical studio’ set up. 

More info and examples for families here>>>

Creative fine art sessions

These sessions are for families who want to do something ‘different’. The only limit is your imagination. All you need is a spark of an idea… we will help you develop it and then create something truly unique for you.

There is no criteria for a session like this. Your family has a story to tell and we’re going to help you tell it.

Creative Fine Art bookings require an upfront commitment of a minimum of $1000 towards finished wall art.

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