Hi there,

I’m Mel Lawler. I’m a lifestyle photographer, cancer butt kicker and Mum to two gorgeous girls. In the midst of all of the craziness of treatment, we decided it would be a great idea to become hobby farmers! So we moved back to where I grew up… the rolling hills of South Gippsland! No time like the present!!

One of my favourite things in the world to do, is to pick up my camera and capture the love and connection you share with your partner, your baby and/or your children.

I specialise in Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Family photography.

Servicing South Gippsland, Bass Coast, Mornington Peninsula, Latrobe and South East Melbourne.

I can’t wait to capture some natural, unposed, story telling images for you.

Love Mel xxx

images credited to the talented @Bec Stewart Photography

images credited to the talented @Bec Stewart Photography

berwick family photographer - melbourne - south gippsland


Come explore with me…

My families are the free spirited kind. The individuals who come and explore our beautiful surrounds with me. The families who play and help me to express their love by showing me the raw moments of love, connection and emotion whilst seeking out adventure together.

We can set out on an adventure on the beautiful beaches of the Mornington Peninsula or Bass Coast or the stunning hills of South Gippsland. Let’s go where your like to create memories together that will now be documented to be recalled on for a lifetime.


Showcasing the essence of you


Maternity photogarphy

In home or outdoors

Maternity Photography

For the expecting parents who want to document their pregnancy journey

Your images will tell the tale of pregnancy and bring you back to the memory of growing you little person inside of you. They are document of the love you share and excitement arousing with meeting this little person for the first time. For the colder months, we can organise a lifestyle session in your home. Or we can head outdoors to one of the stunning locations I use around the outskirts of Melbourne.


in home newborn photography

Documenting your newborn love bubble

These sessions are for documenting those first few precious days/weeks of having your new baby in your home. It is a record of that bubble of love you are caught up in. The perfect space you designed especially for them. The first baths, feeds and cuddles. It is a record of your journey into parenthood.

Newborn lifestyle photography

in your home

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Birth Photography

A document of arrival earth side

Birth Photography

A documentary of your child’s arrival earth side

For home births within one hour from Korumburra or the following hospitals..

  • St John of God Berwick,

  • Casey Hospital Berwick

  • West Gippsland Hospital Warragul

  • Frankston Hospital

  • The Bays - Mornington

  • Gippsland Southern Health Service- Leongatha

  • South Gippsland Hospital - Foster.

  • Monash Clayton

  • Dandenong Hospital

  • The Valley Private Hospital