Newborn Photography in the Sunshine Coast

capturing tiny moments to treasure forever!

Nothing prepares you for the overwhelming love you feel for your baby and a Newborn Photography experience inspired by love, light and connection is the perfect way to celebrate this time!  Newborn Photography is an art and also a very personal experience, so let me guide you through what to expect from a Newborn Photography experience with me.

You can choose between a Styled Studio Session, or an at-home Newborn Photography experience.   You get to use all the beautiful headbands, bonnets, wraps and backgrounds I’ve been collecting over the last decade as well as have the opportunity to show me what types of images you love most.  Fine Art Images Family setups | Styled / Posed images | Capturing character & expressions  | Emotive Black and White images are some examples of the styles you can expect from your session. My style has a minimalist feel to it with emphesis on details, character, connection and emotion.

After your session, you will receive your images within 7 days.  At this time you are most welcome to join me in studio to see some of the professional print products I have available.  This is also the best time to book milestone sessions for the next year.  3, 6, 9 and 12 months are generally the recommended age for Milestone photography and your baby will change so much in this first year that it really is a beautiful project to invest in.

 Frequently Asked Questions


Styled Studio Newborn Photography

Make your life easy by coming to my studio for your newborn photography session!

You can relax on the couch while I capture your newborn baby’s gorgeous details.  Feel free to have a nap, you wouldn’t be the first!

I have a large selection of  wraps, backdrops, headbands, bonnets and onesies to choose from at your newborn photoshoot and together we will pick the colour scheme to ensure you love your final images!

Your gallery will reflect a variety of images in my signature natural, minimalistic look focussing on connection and details.


At home newborn photography sessions are really special because we can incorporate parts of your home where your newborn baby will spend their time growing up.

Your images will be sentimental and have a lifestyle feel to them which is more natural and tells your story in a truly personal way.

This option is available for the Inspired or Deluxe packages only.


Creating Fine Art Images

These images are composite images created in Photoshop which allows us to keep the session short and sweet while still creating beautiful, elaborate, artful images to keep forever.

The Inspired package can include 1-2 of these images, and the Deluxe package can include up to 5 of these.  Additional Fine Art composite images can be created at a cost of $99 per image.

View the full gallery of available options here 


Capturing Character

Let me capture your newborn baby’s character and expressions.  I love stretching, yawns and smiles….even though we all know it’s just gas!

When I’m posing your newborn baby I will let them settle in a way that feels comfortable so that their images are uniquely theirs and don’t look like every other newborn baby in the same pose.


I know it takes a big effort to feel photo ready at this time, but I promise you will never regret getting into the photos yourself!

It is the best way to show just how little your newborn baby is now, and a beautiful keepsake to show how much they are loved already!


Emotive Black and White Images

I adore a very dramatically lit black and white image and will convert suitable images from your newborn photography session to black and white.  If you love black and white images, then let me know and I will do a few different setups specifcally to convert to black and white.  There is something really soulful about a beautifully crafted black and white image!

When I do a black and white conversion there is a lot of individual editing that goes into it so that it is not the same as if you purchased a colour image and just converted it yourself.


After your Session

Your gallery of beautiful images is ready within 7 days of your professional photography session.

Once you have picked your favourite images you have the option of ordering professional quality print products.  I have samples of these in my perth photography studio for you to see in person before you decide if you want to opt for professional printing of your favourite images.

Payment plans are available for all my products.


Milestone Sessions during the first year

The first year of your baby’s life is so incredibly special and they change and grow so quickly I encourage all my clients to schedule regular sessions to capture this beautiful time professionally!

I recommend Milestone Photography sessions at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months.  Whether you want to include family at each of these milestone photography sessions or not is up to you, but I love capturing your family bond as your baby grows up too!


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Alisha Rendon

We have just had our second newborn photoshoot and are so in love with Zina’s work. Zina is extremely talented and very warm and welcoming. She has a special gift with handling babies, so soft and nuturing you can tell she loves what she does., the proof in in the pudding. We drove over hour drive just to see her and we are never disappointed. We cant recommend her enough. Already planning our next family photoshoot.😊


Nabila Morgan

There are not enough words to describe how amazing Zina and her photos are! My little baby was super fussy and difficult and Zina had the magic touch with my baby, and was so patient and wonderful. She did not rush me at all to settle my baby and made me feel so comfortable to take my time and not feel guilty that my baby was super fussy. Zina is super gentle and understanding, she was very kind and hospitable from beginning to end. Zina’s photography skills are beyond incredible. I am super happy with the photos and how flexible and easy going Zina was to accommodate me for the photoshoot. I will forever cherish the amazing photos Zina took of my baby and the wonderful experience had at her studio. Thank you so much Zina.


Ellie Washfold

I highly recommend Zina!!

We’ve had 3 newborn photo shoots within the last 3 years and she’s been absolutely amazing with each one especially this last one capturing 2 toddlers and a newborn together which I swear is near impossible!

Frequently Asked Questions

When should my newborn be photographed?
Typically, Newborn photography is done while your baby is between 5 and 14 days old. Sometimes life gets in the way and I have photographed babies up to 6 weeks and still been able to achieve the newborn style posing. This is very individual though, and the best way to ensure we get the most poses is to have your session early.
Where do Newborn Photography sessions take place?
For the styled, slightly more posed images you see on my website it is best to book a session at my studio.

If you love the lifestyle images, then we can book an at-home session at your home.

What do Newborn Photography sessions cost?
I have digital packages pricing information on my website here but if you are after something specific and where you want to include prints, please get in touch so I can give you a custom quote based on your needs.
When should I book my Newborn Photography session?
It is best to book your session at least 2 months in advance, but if you have waited a little longer feel free to enquire about availability as I sometimes have a few last minute spots open up due to rescheduling dates.
How do I know what date to book?

I can understand how hard it is to plan ahead, so I suggest a tentative date for about a week after your due date and then when your baby arrives we can discuss whether we want to keep or reschedule the original date.

What if my baby won't settle?

My priority is always to make your family and your newborn baby comfortable and sometimes this means we have to adjust the session to fit around your newborn baby’s needs.

Some newborn babies are just not happy when they are not being held and in that case I can adjust your session and pose your newborn baby in your arms to ensure we capture all their beautiful details while being held.  This also shows how little they are in your arms.

What if my baby is already older than 14 days?

Sometimes life gets in the way and you may not make it for your newborn photography session within this window.

When that happens we will improvise and while I will always try to achieve the newborn photography poses but if your baby is already alert and not comfortable with their feet up to their chin anymore then we will adjust the session to suit your baby and capture different poses which show their character exactly as they are now.

What do I need to bring?
I have everything we need in terms of wraps and accessories for your baby.  You can bring a dummy as this helps to settle your baby while I’m posing them, some snacks for your family if you like and if you have anything sentimental you would like to include in the session, please bring that along too and I will see how I can incorporate it. 
What kinds of payment options do you accept?
I accept cash, eft, eftpos, online checkout, paypal, afterpay, humm and payright.
Do you photograph twins or triplets?
What do I do if one of my family members is sick on the day of the session?
Please let me know as soon as possible if you or your child are sick so we can reschedule. I will not require an additional deposit or charge a fee for rescheduling under these unavoidable circumstances. In turn, I will inform you if I am ill and need to reschedule the session. I am always extra careful about protecting the babies I get to work with. I sanitize the studio before and after each photo session, wash my hands before and throughout each session, have hand sanitizer available, and thoroughly launder all blankets, swaddles, hats, etc. after each and every session.

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