Steph Canberra Family Portrait Photographer

“Make sure that you ‘click’ with the photographer. Doing so ensures that you will get some great shots, that also show your family’s personality!” – Michaela

Hi, I’m Steph

Portrait Photographer & mum of two little ones

I have had the joy of capturing Canberra family portraits for over 10 years now.

The best part of my job is laughing with you, getting lost in your stories and making genuine connections. I truly believe this how we capture authentic photos together that speak to each family members personality.

I pride myself in being able to match the energy of any child no matter what age or temperament. If that involves creating games and getting down and dirty with your little ones, them I’m in.


A neurodivergent friendly photography studio

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Understanding Neuro-Spicy Brains

We get it—every brain is wired a little differently, and that’s something to celebrate! Our team is trained and experienced in understanding the nuances of neurodiversity, from autism and ADHD to anxiety and beyond.

Playful Yet Mindful Approach

Our playful approach isn’t just for kicks; it’s a carefully adapted method designed to be inclusive for all family members, regardless of neurodiversity. We create a comfortable, low-stress environment where everyone can shine in their own unique way.

Tailored to Your Family’s Needs

We understand that ‘one-size-fits-all’ doesn’t apply when it comes to capturing your family’s special moments. That’s why we offer personalized sessions that accommodate sensory sensitivities, attention spans, and comfort levels.

Your Family, Your Rules

Whether it’s taking breaks, having a quiet space, or incorporating special interests into the session, we’re here to make it work for you. Your family’s comfort and happiness are our top priorities.

Come As You Are

We believe that every family is perfect just as they are. No matter the spectrum of differences that make your family unique, we’re here to capture the love and connection that binds you together

Your personalised experience

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As a mum of two, I understand that family life is chaotic and nothing ever goes to plan when you have little humans running about. That’s why all of my family sessions are play-based and lead by your unique family dynamic.

So if you’re after perfectly posed family portraits, looking at the camera and saying “cheese”, I might not be the photographer for you. But if what you’re looking for is genuine connection amongst those beautiful unscripted moments – then let’s do it!

A note on inclusivity



Everyone is Welcome Here

We believe that every family is a tapestry of unique threads, each one adding its own color, texture, and vibrancy. That’s why we’re committed to being a studio where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

All Families, All Configurations

Whether you’re a family of two or ten, whether you’re married, single, or co-parenting, whether you’re LGBTQ+ or straight, we celebrate the love that makes your family yours.

Neurodiversity and Physical Abilities

We’re trained and committed to accommodating neurodiverse families and individuals with different physical abilities. Our studio and sessions are adaptable to meet a range of needs.

Cultural Sensitivity

We honor and respect the diverse cultures, traditions, and backgrounds that families bring into our studio. We’re always open to incorporating any cultural or religious elements that are important to you.


From newborns to grandparents, we believe that every age adds a different kind of joy and wisdom to the family dynamic. Our sessions are designed to be comfortable and accessible for all ages.

Body Positivity

Every body is a good body. We strive to create a body-positive environment where everyone can feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.

Your Comfort, Your Terms

We understand that comfort levels vary from person to person. Whether you need frequent breaks, a quiet space, or any other accommodations, we’re here to make it happen.

We’re not just about capturing beautiful photos; we’re about capturing the beautiful diversity of life itself.

Our Little Grasshopper team



Steph is the playful and vibrant creative force behind Little Grasshopper Photography. As a mum of two, Steph’s personal experiences have helped shape her passion for playful and interactive family photography. Since establishing her business in 2015, Steph has developed a highly detailed skill set that allows her to create stunning artwork that her clients proudly display in their homes.

Steph’s focus on capturing the essence of her subjects and their relationships has earned her a loyal following and a reputation for excellence. She is deeply passionate about her craft and takes great pride in every project she undertakes. With her warm and approachable nature, Steph makes every client feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera, resulting in photographs that are authentic and full of personality.

Despite her success, Steph remains grateful for the support of her clients and the contributions of her team. She is not afraid to be silly with the kids, and her outgoing and vibrant personality shines through in everything she does. With her talent and vision, Steph has created a business that is not just about photography but about celebrating life and love.

Tell me more

Mother of two children, Steph is a fun-loving, high-energy person who is highly in tune with people’s emotive states and certainly uses that to her advantage when photographing families. 

She understands that family life is chaotic and nothing ever goes to plan when you have little humans running about. That’s why all of her family sessions are play-based and led by each unique family dynamic.

Steph is fueled by sugar-free energy drinks and has a dangerous love for donuts and chocolate brownies.

portrait showing Mallie from Little Grasshopper Photography


Kim is an essential member of Little Grasshopper Photography, bringing joy and energy to every aspect of the business.

She is often working alongside Steph during mini-session days, helping clients feel comfortable. Kim is also our in house hair and make up artist for clients of ours who would like that little “lift” to help make them feel good before their session. In addition to her work at Little Grasshopper Photography, Kim is the relationship manager and photographer for our sister company Authentic School Portraits. She builds strong relationships with schools and families, ensuring they feel valued and heard.

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When she’s not helping our clients look their best or creating stunning school portraits, you can find Kim in her element running her home-based hair salon. Her incredible eye for detail and her warm and approachable nature make her the go-to hairdresser for anyone looking to feel fabulous.

Kim’s passion for excellence is infectious, and she has a knack for making everyone feel at ease. Whether she’s behind the camera, making sure every shot is perfect or cracking a joke to put a smile on someone’s face, Kim is a force to be reckoned with.

So, if you’re lucky enough to cross paths with Kim, get ready for a wild ride of hairdos, stunning photos, and contagious laughter. You won’t want to miss a minute of the fun!

Kim’s drink of choice is several lemon-flavoured energy drinks that give her that pep to keep going and going and going…

portrait showing Ben from Little Grasshopper Photography


Danielle is our talented photographer and photo retoucher at Little Grasshopper Photography. With her incredible Photoshop skills and her magical mouse, Danielle brings a touch of artistry to every family portrait, ensuring that every image looks its absolute best.

As an integral part of the team, Danielle takes great care in enhancing and refining each photograph, ensuring that every client is thrilled with their final product. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for making people look their best, she works tirelessly to produce images that families will treasure for years to come.

With Danielle’s help, it’s no trouble to make anyone look like the best version of themselves. Her passion for photography and her commitment to excellence make her an invaluable member of the Little Grasshopper Photography team, and we feel fortunate to have her bringing her creative touch to every project.

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You’ll probably find Danielle exercising when she’s not at the Little Grasshopper Photography studio.

A lover of yoga, bike riding, running and probably countless other body-enriching activities, Danielle fits right in with our team by being a little bit of a nerd too

Fun fact about Danielle – she was the young reader who asked JK Rowling if Dumbledore ever loved anyone, to which JK replied, “Dumbledore is gay, actually.” Our team was blown away when they heard this tidbit of information.

Children having fun in family photo session
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Family playing together in Canberra Family Portrait Session

“We have one very shy and headstrong four-year-old and if you don’t strike the mood right, it’s impossible. Steph managed to capture every smile I barely saw, and you wouldn’t even know what a cranky pants he was!” – Kelly

“We have one very shy and headstrong four-year-old and if you don’t strike the mood right, it’s impossible. Steph managed to capture every smile I barely saw, and you wouldn’t even know what a cranky pants he was!” – Kelly

Children having fun in family photo session
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Family playing together in Canberra Family Portrait Session