Photography by Sarah Joy - Fitzroy Newborn Baby & Family Photographer

About Sarah

  • Hi and thanks for visiting. I'm Sarah Reilly, a passionate, accredited and experienced baby photographer based in Fitzroy who promises to capture beautiful and natural portraits of you and your family that you will cherish forever.

  • I specialise in taking timeless photographs of your newborn baby, family, wedding and birth. My style will relax you and I guarantee you will have fun – you will never feel rushed ensuring that your images will be natural. I am patient and gentle, ensuring you are always comfortable, and can be yourself. I love candid moments that celebrate your family and reflect your family’s personality.

Photography by Sarah Joy studio

Photography by Sarah Joy studio

Session Information

  • Newborn and family sessions can be hosted in my beautiful light-filled Fitzroy home studio, or we can host your session in a beautiful leafy park (such as the Edinburgh Gardens or Carlton Gardens).

  • My gallery of images can be viewed here, and please see my information page for packages and other details on sessions. I have also prepared a guide on what to expect in a newborn photography session and also my tips on what to wear in your family photo shoot. 

  • My studio is filled with beautiful props for you to choose from including backdrops, wraps, bowls, cute little outfits, blankets and newborn sized toys. Scroll down for a video of my studio in Melbourne.

Photography Qualifications & Baby Safety

  • My fascination with photos came about at a young age, receiving my first camera from Santa when I was 8 years old. My passion for photography only grew as I got older, as I developed my craft starting with film in secondary school to developing via many courses in photographic, digital and graphic design at RMIT. 

  • Newborn and baby photography is a unique genre which I take very seriously to always ensure the baby is comfortable and safe at all times. Photography by Sarah Joy was established in 2014, however I have been practising and studying photography for more than 10 years. I have been specialising in baby photos for more than 6 years and have captured more than 200+ newborn sessions.

  • I am a certified member of the APNPI (Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International) and am also their proud Social Media Manager for Instagram! I am also a member of the INPA (International Newborn Photography Association). My wedding photographs have been featured in the Australian Modern Wedding Magazine. I am also0 a member of Heartfelt, an amazing volunteer organisation providing the gift of photographic memories to families with children who have serious or terminal illnesses.

  • I have a current Working With Children Check, Senior First Aid & CPR certificate, whilst ensuring that my vaccinations are always up to date. 

  • I have a deep love of learning and am passionate about having the most up to date technical skills and the safest practice for newborn babies. Baby safety is extremely important to me, so I have received intense workshop and 1:1 training from some of the world's best newborn photographers including Kristen CookKelly Brown, Amy McDaniel, Nicole Miller SmithErin Elizabeth, Anya Maria, Luisa Dunn, Elise Gow, Sujata Setia and attended The Baby Summit conference in Australia. 


You can view my past client Testimonials and more examples of my work on my FacebookInstagram, Pinterest and Twitter pages.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for purchase, please make an enquiry & I will tailor a beautiful custom gift certificate for your loved ones. You are able to purchase a session fee; full package or a nominated amount that suits you.

Get in touch

Thanks for visiting, I hope to meet you and capture some beautiful memories of your family soon. If you'd like to make a booking, please contact Sarah at: or phone: 0418 526 248