Newborn photography Melbourne

Newborn photography is the passion of Melbourne-based photographer, Leigh Hodgen. In addition, she specialises in baby photography, child photography, maternity photography, family portraits and cake smash photography. The newborn photography business, located in Wheelers Hill, is owned and operated by Leigh Hodgen, a professional photographer and registered member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) and the International Newborn Photography Association (INPA). Leigh has her advanced certificate in newborn photography, covering Newborn Health & Safety, Workplace Health & Safety and Newborn Photography Best Practice. Therefore, you can be assured of consistent high standards and service. Above all, you are working with a professional who is bound by the AIPP Code of Professional Practice and one you can trust.

THE LATENT IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY – Newborn Photography Melbourne, offers an exclusive and affordable boutique customised photographic service. All tastes and styles are accommodated for, through the imaginative talents of photographer and artist Leigh, at her professional studio in south east Melbourne.

Here at The Latent Image Newborn Photography Melbourne, we deliver chic, contemporary and creative interpretation of images, fine art and digital mediums. As a result, the end product is unique and powerful eye-catching imagery. In other words, Leigh will supply you with quality original products in the form of that special masterpiece, striking image, or stunning portfolio, capturing fleeting moments in time, for truly lasting memories.

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Why Choose Us?


I have over twenty years of experience in both photography and illustrating children’s books and have been operating my photographic studio in south east suburbs of Melbourne for the last eight years. I am a current member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers. Moreover, being a Mother myself of two amazing children, over the years I have worked on perfecting my ability to creatively capture the special memories of your new baby or toddler.


I pride myself on supplying my clients with products that are printed on the highest quality professional photographic paper and canvas. Likewise, our products including presentation boxes and hand-crafted albums are exquisitely assembled and represent the latest trends. All my digital images are edited to an extremely high standard and supplied to you as large high resolution files. Above all, I work closely with my clients and take the time to ensure their total satisfaction.


I thrive on creativity bringing together tones, textures, fabrics and materials to complement, shape and enhance your photographic session. Importantly, innovative lighting techniques are used to further augment the detail in your image. The majority of the hats, headbands and posing toys used during the session have been knitted, felted or sewn by myself. I absolutely love bringing the various elements together in a way which will create a unique memorable collection.

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We get amazing testimonials!

Leigh (also a mum) was so patient, super patient…. In fact I was ready to leave as Jack my two and a half year old was so difficult. He just didn’t want to be in the same room. After considerable time, music, bubbles, a special treat we shot some really fabulous family photos. Leigh clearly knows how to work with toddlers and kids.
We have never had professional photo shoot before but we could not be happier with the whole experience. Leigh very warm, patient and professional. The shoot ended up taking a lot longer because so many wonderful ideas kept popping up. The whole time, I felt at ease and never rushed. We loved the photos and have every intention of coming back when bub’s one year old. Definitely happy to recommend the Latent Image for all your photography needs!

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