Melina Feiss Photography | Session Information


Maternity session can be done in my home studio or outdoors on location in Woodend, Gisborne, Kyneton or basically anywhere in the Macedon Ranges. For the session you can either choose to wear one of my maternity gowns or you can wear something of your choice and special request are always welcome.  Partners and other siblings are welcome to join in the session. Sessions take up to one hour. Included in the maternity session you will be given a gallery of 15-20 images to choose your package images from . Your gallery will be ready within two weeks of your session.  


Newborn Sessions are best done before the baby is 21 days old, bookings can be made prior to baby being born and rescheduled as needed. Newborn sessions are done in my home studio in Woodend, and normally take 2 to 4 hours depending on how baby is on the day.  Newborn sessions can be done after the baby is 21 days old , but it is likely that I will not be able to take as many sleepy shots during the session. In a session I aim to achieve 2-3 bean bags poses and 2 prop poses and family photos and special request are always welcome. All props, outfits and blankets are supplied by me.  My home is 28 degrees during a newborn session so it is nice and warm for baby, I have everything you need to be comfortable during your session, change table, breast feeding pillow, spare nappies, toys for siblings, water and snacks for the parents. So all you need to do is sit back and relax while I create precious memories for your family. Parents and sibling shots are included in the session fee. With the newborn session you will be given a gallery of 20-30 images to choose your package images from. Your gallery will be ready within two weeks of your session. 


Family sessions are done on location anywhere in the Macedon Ranges, they can be done at a location of your choice or I can carefully select a suitable location. Family sessions are normally done on a Sunday afternoon and do not normally take longer than an hour. Spring and Autumn are the most popular times of year for family sessions, the session does include up to 6 family members but additional family members can be added for an additional cost. From my career in child care, being a Mum of 3 beautiful girls and experience photographing loads of families I am a natural with children and can connect with you and your children to create natural images that you will want to hang on your walls that can be treasured forever. Currently I do not offer "In Studio" family sessions but will be in the near future. 


Cake Smash:

Cake Smash sessions are done in my home studio in Woodend. The session normally takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. The cake is included in the session fee and is made from a local professional cake baker and decorator. You can use one of my cake smash outfits or one supplied by you, if you are supplying your own outfit you will need to supply Melina with an image of the outfit at least 2 weeks prior so that the cake and styling can be matched to the outfit. At the end of the session Melina will also photograph baby in an replica antique bath that not only creates gorgeous and funny images but also assist with getting baby clean from the mess of the cake.


For bookings and information

Melina Feiss Photography is fully dedicated to capturing all of gallery numbers quoted in the information above but can not guarantee them as it solely depends on the co-operation of the subject on the day. 



Newborn, Baby, Child, Maternity & Family Photographer | Woodend-Macedon Ranges