You'll find our studio above Mère Baby & Maternity Shop and Mère Cafe - House 63b, Street 214 (Samdach Pan) Boeng Trabek, Phnom Penh.


Bookings are essential - phone to make your booking 086789977 / 023210656

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Welcome to Cambodia's premier maternity, baby and family photo studio with award winning Australian Photographer Crystal Carol Patterson. We provide the highest quality of natural studio photography, every photo shoot is unique and special, and our one of a kind props are exclusive to our studio. Our albums are imported from Australia and specially crafted for our studio to provide you with the best quality from start to finish.


Book your Mère Photographie photo shoot experience today - 086789977 / 023210656


Meet our photographer, all the way from Australia! Crystal Carol Patterson has more than 10 years of professional photography experience specialising in newborn babies and children. She knows just how to capture the best photos of your children, with all the special tricks to make kids smile and laugh, and comfort and calm the newborns for those gorgeous sleeping poses. 


Our natural light studio is one-of-a-kind in Cambodia and it's this natural style that gives us our unique look. The photos we create are stunning and timeless, we capture the moments from today that wow you tomorrow.


Book your Mère Photographie photo shoot experience today - 086789977 / 023210656

We believe in giving our clients the best possible quality from the photo shoot experience, our props and accessories, our professional photography equipment, our artistic and attentive editing, and finally - our beautiful photo albums.

Our photo albums are made especially for us by Jorgensen's Australia - one of the world's leading photography presentation providers used by the top studios around the world. Jorgensen's hand-craft each of our albums to ensure top quality craftsmanship, while maintaining a classic and simple style to let the photos be the main focus. Our albums are completely unique in Cambodia, you won't find this style anywhere else.

We take pride in our work to give our wonderful clients the best mementos of their loved ones.

Newborn photography is a very specialised art, we are proud to be the only studio in Cambodia who offers this unique style.

​Capturing these images requires years of experience, patience, creativity, and a genuine love of these little babies. Our photographer has photographed thousands of newborns over the years and is an expert at handling these babies with care and affection - we know that you are trusting us with your precious new life and we take that trust seriously.

​Because newborn photography is so specialised, there are some important things to do when booking and preparing for your shoot:

1. Baby should be 5 to 10 days old for their photos shoot (and definitely no more than 2 weeks old)

This is the most important thing for creating the best newborn photos. Baby will be easier to pose, will sleep deeper, will cry much less,  will be more flexible (so able to do the cutest poses that babies over 2 weeks cannot do) and will be much more happy and comfortable for their shoot.

​2. Newborn photo shoots should be booked for the morning

Babies (and all children) are usually happier and more settled in the morning. In the afternoon babies can be more tired, especially if they have not slept well during the day.

​3. Keep baby awake for 1 to 2 hours before the photo shoot

This means that they will be more sleepy when they have their photos taken and baby will be is easier to pose for those super cute shots. One way to keep baby awake and calm before the photo shoot it to give them a nice long bath, and when you are travelling to the shoot talk to them and move them around to stop them from falling asleep.

4. Wait until you arrive at our studio to feed your baby

Please try not to feed baby for 2 to 3 hours before your photo shoot, then you can feed baby as soon as you arrive at our studio and they will sleep soundly and happily pose for photos. Important - be careful not to over-feed baby. Of course we want baby to be fed and have a full tummy, but if baby is fed too much then they will be very uncomfortable when we try to pose them, they will cry much more, and they will often spit up the extra milk. 

5. Bring a pacifier for the baby

When we work with your precious baby we handle them with great care and love, but sometimes babies will cry a little bit when we change their clothes or put them into a new pose. A pacifier is very helpful to soothe baby and make sure that both baby and parents enjoy the shoot.

​6. Allow 2 to 3 hours for your newborn photo shoot

Newborn photo shoots take longer than other shoots. When we are working with a little baby we work slowly and calmly and do not rush. Most newborn photo shoots take around 3 hours but they can be anywhere from 2 to 4 hours so please make sure you allow plenty of time.

​7. Make sure that the whole family comes to the shoot

We will capture precious family and sibling photos for you, so please come prepared to be in the photos. The best colours to wear are white, soft/pastel colours, and florals. We will take family and sibling photos in the first 30 to 60 minutes of your shoot, and then we kindly ask that older children be taken out of the studio while we focus on the newborn photos.

8. Your baby’s and your family’s health and safety is our number 1 priority.

We promise that we will never do any pose with your baby that risks their safety, that makes them uncomfortable, or that risks hurting them. Some of the photos that you see on our website are actually composite images – behind the scenes the baby may be supported by mummy’s hand or daddy’s finger! Please do NOT try these poses at home without the necessary safety precautions.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information. We have learned these important tips over many years and many babies and with your help we will create the most beautiful newborn photos you’ve ever seen, and your photo shoot will be fun and stress free.


Phnom Penh Photographer