Thinking about booking a photographer to capture your pregnancy
and sweet newborn moments?

Adelaide Maternity & Newborn
Photography by

Light filled studio setting

Natural, moment-centred

Family inclusive

Ridiculous confession 🙈
I love newborn shoots, but I never booked one because I was so ashamed of how much weight I had gained. I hated every single photo that was taken with me in it and began dressing in big jumpers and jeans because I didn’t know what to do about my shape.
After reading Deb’s bio and seeing how much importance she places on people feeling comfortable I decided I should see if I could be brave enough to put on nice clothes and have some proper pictures.
I’m so glad I did. We had an amazing day and now we have a collection of beautiful photos of our little man and our family looking absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you Deb. These pictures mean more than you will ever know.



WANTED: Expecting Mamas and their newborns to photograph.

Complimentary session + $200 gift certificate

We are looking for expecting mothers and their newborns to photograph for social media and website gallery updates.

You will receive a COMPLIMENTARY photography session and a $200 gift certificate towards your product order to say thank you.

The whole family is welcome and encouraged to participate! Bring along Dad, siblings, or family pets.

We make photoshoots easy and fun for busy Adelaide families, to create natural and timeless photographs without the awkwardness. 

The Hills Portrait Studio
Newborn & Maternity experience

Deb Smith is the owner and principal photographer at Hills Portrait Studio est. 2012 and one of the most experienced family photographers in the region. Deb is known for how she connects with children and babies, her fun approach to families, and creative vision. Hills Portrait studio provides personal, customised service and unique heirloom products, for every style and budget.

Deb photographs both maternity and newborn.  Sessions take place at our beautiful airy and light-filled Blackwood studio. Our ‘at-home-style’ photography is directed (but not posed), baby-led, and authentic. Our styling is organic, light and natural.

We have a special offer running now – for a limited time and for a limited number of sessions – which includes the following: 

1. Phone chat

We’ll start with a planning session to customise your photoshoot. We like to get to know you and your hopes and ideas for your ideas and discuss things like clothing and styling and answer your questions.

2. The maternity session

Recommended for when you are 32-36 weeks pregnant. On your own, or with children and/or partner. At our Blackwood studio with full access to our beautiful wardrobe (we have an ever-growing range of dresses).

3. The newborn session

Recommended for when bubba is 10 days to 4 weeks old, but can be up to 6 weeks. For the whole family. At our Blackwood studio.

4. The purchasing appointment

This takes place at our studio in Blackwood. View your family images in a slideshow presentation. We will listen to you and together we’ll create some stunning artwork for you to keep forever.


What’s the Catch?

We need your help to build our reputation in the maternity and newborn genre! 

We offer something completely unique in Adelaide, and up until recently we haven’t advertised this with the world! Our 9 year reputation is mostly centred around our outdoors family sessions and our headshots. But it’s time for us to step up! We know that the mamas of Adelaide want natural portraits, and that the main style of posed newborn photography out there doesn’t suit everyone. That’s why we are offering this ridiculously good special offer!

We want to:

  • increase the number of newborn sessions that we are currently taking on so we can spread the word about our style of maternity and newborn photography,
  • create some beautiful imagery of our client wardrobe in action that we can use in our marketing and social media, and
  • understand better what families want when it comes to maternity and newborn photography so we can provide the best service and experience in Adelaide!

So all this means is that we will be asking you for a testimonial and permission to use a small selection of the beautiful photos we create for you to further advertise, promote and communicate our services to other families! 

Pricing and Products

Full transparency: although this special offer represents significant value and there is no obligation to purchase, you will not be able to walk away from this experience with just a single framed 5×7.5″ print! Why? Because you’re going to love your photos!

Your safeguard: it’s important that you feel safe and looked after during your experience with us, therefore we take full liability for the creation of your portrait collection. You don’t need to make any decisions or commitment to buy anything until your purchasing appointment. And even then, if you don’t want to purchase, or you don’t love your photos, you can just order your included print and nothing more. Rest assured, ‘hard-selling’ is not our style! And, if you’re budget conscious, all the information you need is available for you to look at before your book. 

We believe that professional portraits deserve pride of place in your home and not lost in the digital clutter of our daily lives, so we have spent many years perfecting our product range to suit contemporary tastes, lifestyles and budgets. You can choose from prints, wall art and albums, and digital files can also be included. 


  • Matted prints start at $780 for a set of four 7×10″ prints.
  • Framed wall art starts at $678.
  • Framed wall art with multiple images in it starts at $780.
  • Digital files can be purchased on their own for $200 each (minimum of 5)
  • Matching digital files are complimentary with all orders over $1500
  • Customised wall collections with 3-4 individual pieces start at $1578.
Most families invest $800 – $3000 on their portrait collection. Payment plans are available.

Deb is so friendly and comfortable to be around! As someone who doesn’t like to pose much, Deb makes small suggestions when photographing and the rest of the time, it just feels like you’re playing around with your family, while Deb captures beautiful candid moments. Highly recommend!


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Terms and Conditions of sale

  1. This offer is not available for currently booked sessions, pending gift certificate bookings, or sessions that are pending a reschedule. 
  2. Your due date must be before (approximately) 31 November 2022.
  3. Session must be booked before baby is born. 
  4. You may not transfer or combine your session or this offer to any other package, promotion, prize, gift certificate, or special projects like It’s a Small world (book project).
  5. This offer cannot be used for at home or location sessions. Both sessions must take place in our studio. Sessions are available on weekdays only.
  6. The $50 booking fee is due at the time of booking and will be returned to you at your purchasing appointment or credited to your order if you place one.
  7. The offer includes a print OR a $200 gift certificate. No digital files are included in this offer, but are available to purchase as part of our packages.
  8. You must be prepared to give us permission to use some images from your collection to promote our services (similar to what you see on this page or on the ad you may have clicked on on Facebook), however you can specify which images if you like. 
  9. You must attend at least one purchasing appointment, following your newborn session. 
  10. You must not be booked with another photographer for either maternity or newborn photos (please don’t attempt to hide this from us – Adelaide photographers tend to know each other).
  11. Our regular cancellation policies apply.  

Meet your photographer.

Hi, my name is Deb and I’m a diehard 80s movie fan. I love quoting lines from movies like Stand by Me and Aliens to anyone who’ll listen! 

I’ve dreamed about travelling around Australia in a caravan since I was nine…

Not sure what’s more embarrassing… my knees-up happy dance or blowing my nose and sounding like The last train to Busan…

I’m an introvert at heart and love grabbing my laptop and working at a cafe…

My superpower is bringing people out of their shell and empowering them in front of the camera…

I make photography easy and fun for busy Adelaide families like yours, to create natural and timeless photographs without the awkwardness.