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When you book a session with Always Belle Photography, you will be sure to experience baby photography at its finest with professional photographer and paediatric nurse Elle Payne. Each session is unique and will provide you with timeless photography to treasure for years to come.

Your baby will only be this little once in their life, and it’s only for such a short peroid of time. Elle strives to capture these special moments before they pass you by, allowing you to cherish them forever. Each sitter  photoshoot provides a unique set of challenges. Elle has worked with babies and children at the Royal Children’s Hospital for over twelve years now, providing her with the skills and expertise to deliver one-of-a-kind photography. Her work is both artistic and charming. Elle aims to provide a calm and relaxing session for everyone involved, ensuring that all babies are in safe hands. In a predominantly digital society, Elle understands that you may not always be able to share wall art or hard copies of your photographs with friends or family.  For this reason, Elle proposes a unique service within her “hybrid” approach to photography, offering both art pieces and digital negatives.  Elle’s clients value the level of detail and love that is put into each of her sessions, describing her as “the most patient, understanding and gentle person.”

Whatever it may be that you are looking for in a baby photographer, Always Belle Photography is here to deliver with welcoming service and stunning results that you will not find elsewhere.

Sitter Sessions are $125 each and images are available to purchase following your session. Don’t like any of your images? That is ok, we will give you a full refund for your session….but we know you will love them x





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When is the best time to photography my baby?

Sitter sessions are best done when your baby has begun sitting up but is not yet crawling. At this age they normally haven’t developed any stranger danger and will give us some gorgeous expresssions.

Where will the session be held?

Sessions are held in my beautiful studio in Eaglemont Village, Melbourne where we have access to all the equipment required and the environment can be kept comfortable for everyone.

How long does a sitter session take?

Babies at this age often don’t have long before they got bored, hungry or upset so we need to move quickly! Most sitter sessions will take between 45mins – 1 hour. 

Is it possible to have family portraits taken too?
Of course! We always photograph family portraits at the end of the session. You can opt not to have these photographs taken however we will highly encourage it. Your baby will not stay this little for long and it is important to have beautiful keepsakes to remember this time. If you are requesting sibling portraits, these will be done at the beginning of the session so that children can then be taken for a walk to the park or out for lunch whilst the rest of the session is completed.
When should I book?

As we usually don’t know when your baby will begin sitting unassisted, it is best to wait until this point before booking in. Once your baby is sitting, get in touch so we can get you in before they then start to crawl!

How long do we have to wait until the images are ready?

Not long because images will be available to view immediately after your session! Whilst baby is being dressed and ready for the trip home, I will prepare your images to be viewed on the big screen where you can choose any that you would like to purchase. 

Can I just purchase digital images?

Absolutely. Once you see your images you will choose a digital file collection of the photographs that you love. Following this you will be able to see, touch and explore all of our products to choose the best way for you and your family to display their photographs. 

How do I book?

Complete our contact form! Get in touch here and I will get back to you as soon as possible.



If you have never booked a professional photographer before, the idea can be very daunting!

To make this process a little easier for you, I have put together a little step-by-step guide so you know how your experience will develop over time!

Here at Always Belle Photography, I want to give you the best experience of capturing this amazing moment that will result in beautiful memories for you to display around your home.

If you have any further questions about how this experience will be unique for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here!



Let’s get you booked in! Firstly, head over to fill out my contact form to check my availability around your due date. Due to also actively working as a nurse, I am only available to take on a limited amount of sessions each week. Don’t waste any time and get in touch! A session fee is required to confirm your session.

To contact us, click here!



What I normally do is pencil in your due date and then we schedule the exact date and time for the session once your baby arrives. We try to get all of the details taken care of prior to the birth since things in that first week can get a bit overwhelming at times!

If you have any ideas of how you would like your images styled we can also discuss this prior to your session, otherwise, I will tailor a session just for you. Once your baby arrives and your session is booked, I will email you a small guide for how to prepare on the morning of your shoot!




This is when all the magic happens! The hardest part of your day should be leaving the house, as once you arrive it’s time to relax! Have a coffee and a muffin and put your feet up….some parents will even have a little sleep! You can let me know what colours you would like throughout your gallery, any poses that you do like or don’t like and we can begin capturing memories of your beautiful baby and your family. I will aim for a gallery of 20-30 images.

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It’s time to see your photographs! Following your session, we will take a short break to prepare your photographs and they will then be ready to view in a same-day cinematic experience just shortly after your session finishes.  Beginning with a custom-made slideshow to music you will be able to sit back and enjoy looking at your new family!

Following this viewing, you will then be able to decide which photographs you would like to purchase and how you would like to display your photographs. The studio is full of samples for you to view, feel and touch and I will be there to help you if you need it!

Payment plans are available if needed.

For more information on our luxury products click here!

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Your wall art and albums will be ready 4-6 weeks after your reveal. These products are made with the highest quality materials and aren’t readily available to the general public. These products come with a lifetime guarantee.

As soon as your products are ready I will be in touch for you to collect them and will eagerly await the photos of them being displayed around your home!