Newborn photography sessions and maternity photoshoots are a perfect way to capture your bump and your baby’s first days. Here are our favourite maternity and newborn photographers in Hong Kong.
A newborn photography session will capture special moments of your baby’s first days that you will want to treasure forever. Plus, every Mama faces bodily changes during pregnancy that should be celebrated. Just before the final stretch of pregnancy, it’s worth capturing your growing bump in all its glory with a maternity photoshoot. We’ve rounded up the best places to book your newborn photography sessions and maternity photoshoots in Hong Kong.
The Heaven’s Love – Award-winning newborn photography and Fresh 48 sessions
Specialising in newborn photography and Fresh 48 sessions, The Heaven’s Love is the official photographer for Matilda International Hospital’s Fresh 48 service. It has an impressive clientele (including celebrities!) and has even been awarded the title of Hong Kong Famous Brand – Newborn Photography in 2022 in recognition of its exceptional work. The photography style is simple, elegant, and timeless, and it provides sanitised props and outfits for at-home baby-portrait sessions.
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So Lightly – Storytelling through natural light and candid images
Want a picture worth a thousand words? Karling Hamill of So Lightly has a passion for storytelling and creating powerful memories for you to treasure long into the future. She uses natural light in her photography as a callback to her childhood in Australia where she spent a lot of time outdoors. She has a romantic portrait style with natural, candid images that capture you and your loved ones at your best.
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Little Stories – Newborn photography offering milestone packages
Capture your most precious moments with your new bundle of joy with Little Stories. Bringing out the essence of beauty in each Mama-to-be, Little Stories was founded by Amy, who has been professionally trained at the Museum of Modern Art and the University of the Arts London. It offers vivid and artistic photography in its maternity and newborn series, helping you rediscover the aesthetics of femininity and family intimacy. It also has milestone packages to celebrate your child’s growing journey — from the moment they arrive in the world to childhood and graduation.
Sassy Mama Tip: Be sure to book your session a few months in advance to guarantee your spot!
Little Stories, HKU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, iDendron, 2/F, Pao Siu Loong Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, Instagram: @littlestoriess, Facebook: Little Stories – The Moment by Amy Photography, www.little-stories.co
Nestology Studio – Offers a maternity and newborn combo package for great value
Nestology Studio specialises in capturing the beautiful journey of growing families. With its Maternity and Newborn combo package, you can cherish your family milestones at an exceptional value. Samantha Fong, the talented photographer behind Nestology Studio, skillfully weaves heartfelt stories through her imagery while capturing your most honest and genuine moments.
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By Janelle – Tailored newborn photography service in Hong Kong
Janelle of By Janelle provides a tailored photography service at your home or against a Hong Kong backdrop – such as old streets, beaches and parks. Janelle knows that newborns are highly unpredictable, so she only takes limited bookings to be able to accommodate any last-minute changes.
See By Janelle’s portfolio here.
Daniel Tam Photography – Newborn photography and nude maternity photoshoots
If you’re looking for a professional who can shoot nude maternity shots in comfort to show off your bump, you need to hit up Daniel (he even shoots gorgeous photos underwater!). As for newborn photography, you can expect plenty of neutral tones complimented with furry blankets with your babies all curled up in comfort.
See Daniel Tam Photography’s portfolio here.
Venture Studios — Experienced Hong Kong photographers for newborn and pregnancy photoshoots
With 23 years of experience, Venture Studios is a family favourite offering everything from newborn photography, couple photography and even pet photoshoots! The photographers will get to know your family and your vision and after the shoot at their studio, a personal montage of the results of your photos will be shown at one of their private suites.
See Venture Studios’ portfolio here.
Venture Studios, Suite 608-9, World Commerce Center, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2377 4888
Maria Z Photography – Newborn photography specialist
A newborn photoshoot typically lasts from two to four hours and Maria makes sure to make the babies feel comfortable with easy poses. Due to the unpredictability of delivery dates, Maria only takes on a limited number of bookings and all shoots are done at clients’ homes.
See Maria Z Photography’s portfolio here.
Mariz Z Photography, www.mariazphotography.com
Lullaby Images – Bespoke baby portrait and newborn photographer
Lu of Lullaby Images has been a photographer since 2000 and has had extensive training in newborn baby posing safety. She’s a mum herself, so you know your little one will be safe and happy in her hands.
See Lullaby Images portfolio here.
Lullaby Images, www.lullabyimages.com
Cheeky Monkey Photography – Newborn, babies, maternity photography and family portraits
If you’re unsure about wanting a pregnancy photoshoot inside a studio, take it outdoors with plenty of natural lighting. If you have a location in Hong Kong that you hold close to your heart, has sentimental value to your family or you simply love the cityscape, the Cheeky Monkey team will happily accommodate.
See Cheeky Monkey’s portfolio here.
More Places To Book Newborn Photography And Pregnancy Photoshoots
- Mouton Photography – Professional trained in newborn and maternity photography. www.moutonphotography.com.hk
- Bettitude Photography – Well-established Hong Kong photographer specialising in newborn photography, maternity, infant and family portraits. www.bettitudephotography.com
- Jada Poon Photography – Maternity photography and family photography. www.jadapoonphotography.com
- Moments Photography – Studio and outdoor maternity photoshoots and newborn photography with props and costumes. www.moments.hk
Maternity And Newborn Photography Tips:
The ideal time for a professional pregnancy photoshoot is early in your third trimester. At this stage, the bump is in its best shape, and Mamas are not too uncomfortable to move around.
Taking weekly and monthly shots at home is a lovely way to document your pregnancy and show your body changing. Keep the same (profile!) pose in front of the same background, with the same outfit and the same props. When the baby arrives, you can recreate these same settings and put the photos together in a collage!
For a professional newborn shoot, try to plan it within the first fortnight. At this stage, babies have the lovely fresh-out-of-the-oven look and these pictures have an almost unreal, dream-like quality. If you prefer to wait a bit, most photographers also offer sitter sessions and milestone shoots.
Your photographer will be able to help with sheer and draped material that can give your maternity photoshoot a beautiful, feminine look. If you are comfortable, show some skin – take off your bra and trust your photographer to use the perfect angles to capture your beautiful baby-making body.
What you wear will also be determined by the location you choose, maternity shoots offer a lot of flexibility when it comes to location. There is something gorgeous about a sun-kissed pregnancy photoshoot at a Hong Kong beach. Similarly, if there is a special story to your baby’s journey, you may like to bring that out with your choice of shoot venue.
Newborn shoots are usually taken at home. This allows Mamas and babies to be comfortable and natural, sleep comfortably while shots are being set up, etc. If you do choose to shoot at a studio, most newborn photographers are well set up with temporary baby-changing facilities and even a comfortable chair for mum to use while feeding.
Mamas-to-be can naturally be quite awkward about being the centre of attention. Start off slow by taking pictures of only your belly – highlight your bump by placing your fingers in a heart shape around the bump. If you have an older child, you can have him or her kiss your stomach.
As the shoot goes on, you will find yourself getting more comfortable and the poses will become more natural. Besides their excellent technical skills, most photographers are masters at getting their subjects to be at ease. Rest assured that you are in good hands and your unique personality will get reflected in these images.
Props for a professional pregnancy shoot are easy. You could use your pregnancy scans, a favourite onesie, baby shoes or mum-to-be sashes that you wore for your baby shower. The highlight of every shoot is growing inside of you and don’t really need to highlight much else.
For the photos that you take at home, use milestone cards (as mentioned earlier) or take some fun shots – comparing bellies with your other half, balancing a tray on your bump, and so on.
If you have beautiful bedding (cute prints work for candid home photos, soft and comfortable fabrics for a more timeless feel) and swaddles, you could use those as props. Most photographers will bring their own props which could include flower wreaths, toy trains (to lie the baby in), baskets and blankets.
Editor’s Note: “Where To Book Newborn Photography And Maternity Photoshoots In Hong Kong” was most recently updated in July 2023 by Najuka Redkar. Special thanks to Fashila Kannaka for her contribution.