Maternity Portraits

Carly's Maternity Portrait ~ 37 weeks and counting!

Our gorgeous Carly is expecting a little sister for Harrison in just two weeks - I wonder if we'll get a Christmas baby! 

Her final week at work just went by, but not before we spent a little time with the whole family capturing them together, looking forward to what's about to come. 

We're going to miss Carly's smiling face at the studio while she takes her maternity leave, but we're so excited to meet the new addition to the family! 

Enjoy your break Carly, but don't get too used to it, we need you back ;-)


Courtney, Ashley, Rusty & Sophie ~ Bunbury Maternity & Newborn Portrait

When Courtney got in touch to enquire about booking a maternity and newborn portrait I got a little bit excited. I always love newborn baby cuddles, but when Courtney let me know about her fur baby Rusty and how she wanted to include him in the sessions I was over the moon. I'm a self confessed crazy dog lady and in our house our dogs are part of the family, so I love when clients feel the same way I do and they get to be part of the amazing things that happen in our lives.  

Not only did we have Rusty joining us on both shoots, but when it was time for the newborn session baby Sophie's nan, aunts and uncle also joined us. It was an epic session with so many people plus a pet (who behaved perfectly by the way ;-)), and a gorgeous baby girl who fought sleep at every moment, but never shying away from a challenge I kept shooting and captured some very special memories of a proud new family. 

Oh, and if you're wondering why Sophie is sleeping surrounded by a tool belt - well daddy's a chippie of course ;-)

Enjoy the gallery, and remember that if there's anything different you'd like to do for your next photoshoot just ask - we are always happy to create the kind of memories that have the most meaning to you! 

Jo x


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Teleah's Maternity Portrait

Thanks to our joint promotion with the lovely team at Body Firming and Beauty, beautiful Teleah came to see us recently to capture her baby bump less than a week before bub's arrival!

Teleah was absolutely glowing and we are happy to report that just a few days after her portrait session she welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world :-)

If you're wondering if your baby bump could look as gorgeous as this then the answer is Yes! What an amazing thing our bodies do as women during pregnancy, and everything goes back to normal (well, almost ;-)) so quickly you really should capture your amazing bump before it's gone. We are passionate about helping you remember the amazing changes your body is going through, and we use our skill and experience to shape the light and capture you in a way that will make you feel empowered and beautiful, no matter what size or shape you are!

Just check out our maternity and newborn portraits to find out about booking your own session, or let the team at Body Firming and Beauty pamper you with a luxurious pregnancy massage and receive a voucher for a Simply Studio Session with us as their special gift to you :-)


Mums-to-Be Morning Tea - Thanks for a Great Event!

Last week we hosted a gorgeous morning tea for a dozen lovely ladies all expecting a new bundle of joy by the end of the year. We had first time mums, family additions and some very generous local business ladies there to enjoy some yummies and spend the morning treating themselves. The event was an absolute hit and everyone had a great time talking babies and making new friends.

Thanks so much to all who came and made it such an enjoyable morning. Special thanks to Lucy at Body Firming & Beauty for the amazing foot massages, Carrina at Bunbury Counselling, Mel at Kiss Chasee, and Sonya at Bambini Impressions who all came along to chat to our mummies-to-be and help introduce them to the world of motherhood, as well as all the other local businesses who generously donated some treats for our goody bags. We're giving ourselves a big pat on the back too for gifting our guests a lovely belly photo each and for generally hosting such a wonderful morning, and we are hoping to see all our guests back at the studio in the coming months so that we can capture this special time with our special pregnancy & newborn portraits.

Of course you didn't have to be at the event to take advantage of our maternity and newborn sessions, so if you are expecting and would like this special time remembered in the most amazing way, just contact us to find out more!

As for the morning tea, it went so well that we are thinking of making it an annual event, are you coming to the next one? ;-)

Win a Maternity Portrait Package valued at $350!

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Bunbury Maternity photography

The studio has taken on a very clucky air just recently with the news that Jo is PREGNANT!

Thanks to this awesome news we are getting all excited about bumps and babies, and to celebrate this very special time we are giving away THREE studio maternity portrait packages valued at $350!!!!!

The Prize includes a tailored studio portrait session here at Clare Day Photographic Design, professional hair and makeup for your shoot, and a gorgeous 8x10" print of your favourite image (or $100 credit to spend on anything you want!) For your chance to WIN simply tell us what you are most excited or nervous about with your pregnancy, leave us your contact details (phone number or e mail is fine), and we will be in touch!

Entries close at 5pm on Wednesday 25th June and the winners will be announced on our Facebook page at 12pm on Thursday 26th June. 

All winning sessions must take place by 30th September. The lucky winners should be between 30-35 weeks pregnant at the time of their session.

Entries can be accepted via Facebook (comment on our competition post or PM us), e mail to or call us on 08 9791 4226!

Good Luck!!!