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Captured Hearts Photography
Capturing memories of your little loves that have captured your heart

Specialising in baby photography, family photography, and pet photography.

Award-winning photographer Michelle loves to create authentic memories for your family, celebrating those you love most as well as capturing the special connection you share.

Michelle specialises in bringing your photographs to life with premium Wall Decor, photographic prints, & albums, to enjoy in your home and make you smile each day!

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Each time I walk by a photo of the younger you, my heart remembers each cuddle, each milestone, each big grin. I realise how much my joy has grown and it stops me in my tracks... because even though the days go by so quickly, time stands still each time I remember the younger you.

Boutique Melbourne Family Photography Located In
The Eastern Suburbs

Located in the Melbourne Eastern Suburbs (Emerald), in the stunning Dandenong Ranges, baby and family photographer Michelle loves to create stunning portraits of your family that also capture your children's natural smiles and cheeky personalities! She is also very passionate about capturing the love and special connections you share with each other as a whole family. Additionally, Michelle loves (and encourages!) you to involve your beloved pets as they are often seen as part of the family!


With a young family of her own, Michelle truly understands how quickly life goes by and how fast your children grow! This is why a baby photoshoot, inclusive of baby family photos, holds a special place in her heart. 


As an experienced family photographer in Melbourne, Michelle understands the amazing power photography has to re-ignite your memories for years to come. She strives to give all families a personal experience, in addition to offering quality portraits and products. Michelle believes your photographs deserve to be printed to enjoy every day and therefore loves offering a full service from capture to print. Flexible packages are available that include Wall Decor (canvas/framed/acrylic), Albums and Professional Prints. Your favourite photographs are also included as digital files within most collections.


Investing in professional photography really is the perfect way to celebrate your family's love! Captured Hearts Photography aims to offer affordable family and baby photography in Melbourne, giving you the freedom to select a photography package that suits your needs and budget without compromising on quality.

Newborn Photography has become very popular in recent years, but for many parents this time is too hectic and overwhelming to commit to a photo shoot. Michelle specialises in photographing babies of all ages, as there are many adorable milestones within that first year!

One Of The Most Reviewed Family Photographers On Google


It may seem like a difficult task to find reliable family, pet and baby photographers in Melbourne that have the skill, patience and dedication required. As an award-winning photographer and the owner of Captured Hearts Photography, Michelle takes the time needed to capture stunning portraits during a relaxed newborn photoshoot, baby photoshoot or pet photoshoot. She is also very passionate about making the whole experience enjoyable for you and your family!


Michelle’s passion for photography began at the age of just 15. After studying photography at university, she enjoyed a career in the film industry spanning nearly 15 years before making a career change to a portrait photographer. Her love for new born photography and family photography was naturally reinforced with the birth of her son in 2018! 


Michelle is particularly passionate about photographing babies within their first year. Beginning a family of her own encouraged her passion for new born photos, but also allowed her to watch and capture her children’s milestones throughout their whole first year.  This really ignited a commitment to provide parents with a memorable baby photoshoot, creating stunning portraits that they can treasure forever!

The Importance Of Newborn & Baby Sessions

Babies grow and change so fast in that first year, and life goes by so quickly yet your love grows stronger every day! A newborn baby photoshoot allows you to capture the tiny details and first memories of your baby, but as they quickly grow and change it’s so precious to capture their milestones and emerging cheeky personality! Whilst this time seems to fly past, professional photographs allow you to freeze this hectic time in your life so you can enjoy these memories for a lifetime. This is the reason why Melbourne newborn photographer Michelle loves her job so much! She genuinely feels privileged to be asked into your lives to capture this special time and leave you with baby photos that you will treasure forever. Having these memories for your baby when they grow older is also just as special for them as it is for you! 

Dandenong Ranges Family Photographer

Helen, (Rowville VIC)

“It's daunting having a photo session with three little munchkins - any meltdown could happen anytime. But, we enjoyed the experience and were relieved that they were all well-behaved, and the session was a success. Thanks to Michelle, she was very professional and patient, not only during the day but throughout the whole process. We were delighted with how the photos turned out! And when we hung them on our wall, they looked even more brilliant. She has thought through every step of the way and makes the process a breeze. I will recommend her anytime!” 

Newborn Photography Rowville

Samantha, (Point Cook VIC)

Michelle is absolutely brilliant to deal with and is truly fantastic at handling both newborns and dogs. The photos we have are gorgeous, we’ve had so many comments on how lovely they are and we will treasure them for a lifetime. She was very experienced at managing our baby boy and she was incredibly patient with our Australian Shepherd. Would highly recommend Michelle for newborn or family photos, especially if you want to include your fur children!”

Family with Pets Portraits Melbourne East

Melissa, (Ferntree Gully VIC)

My husband and I would highly recommend Kiddy Kats Photography. We were very impressed by Michelle's professionalism, patience and eye for detail. The photos taken exceeded our expectations. Michelle was able to captured personality and warmth all within a beautiful setting. Thank you Thank you Michelle, we will cherish these photos for a lifetime x

Melbourne Contact Info

Captured Hearts Photography is located in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs, 50km from the CBD. Previously known as Kiddy Kats Photography, the photography studio has recently moved to Emerald, near Bailey Road and Paternoster Road.


The studio is within 30 minutes from many family-friendly suburbs such as Monbulk, Cockatoo, Avonsleigh, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Selby, Belgrave, Silvan, Seville, Lysterfield, Rowville, Upwey, Ferntree Gully, Endeavour Hills, Narre Warren East, Narre Warren North, Naree Warren South, Olinda, Dewhurst, Clematis, Berwick, Beaconsfield Upper, Beaconsfield, Gembrook, Officer, Pakenham, Pakenham Upper and Nar Nar Goon.

For a complimentary consultation you can contact Michelle on:

Australian mobile 0401 514 969 or Book A Phone Consultation Appointment

Or fill in the Photo Session Enquiry Form and Michelle will attend to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Emerald, Melbourne VIC 3782

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