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.

 

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!

Our Little Grasshopper team

 

Steph

Steph is the owner of Little Grasshopper Photography, she established her business in 2015 and has grown it and her team to where it is today. 

Over the years, Steph has developed a highly detailed skill set that allows her to create beautiful artwork that hangs on the walls of her client’s homes. Her focus is on playful, interactive photography that breathes love and life. 

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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.

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Mallie

Mallie is the person who greets you with a burst of “Good morning sunshine!” and makes your life run smoothly with her calm, clear head and endless energy.

She’s our first point of contact at Little Grasshopper, you’ll likely talk to her on the phone when booking in.

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Mallie is a pet lover from the US that moved to Canberra, Australia, to marry her long-distance love. After losing her husband in 2017, she started raising awareness for organ and tissue donation.

Mallie is a pet-loving animal whisperer who has fostered easily over 90 cats and kittens. She has five furry friends of her own – a three-legged dog and four kitties.

She’s our little ray of sunshine, and we’re so lucky to have her. Mallie loves the water – especially being on or near it – so much so that she dreams of living on a boat someday.

Her caffeinated drink of choice is two large Monster energy drinks in the morning.

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Janet

Janet is a family and baby portrait photographer who specialises in capturing fine art photography for our families.

“She is a mother of two rambunctious girls who are her inspiration – the feeling is mutual though as they often claim they want to be a photographer “just like Mummy!”

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Janet often changes her hair to different colours of the rainbow (purple being her favourite).

Janet’s goal with every photo session is to create an unforgettable experience for the whole family – one that will be treasured forever! With artful portraits that are full of true, authentic moments.

Janet is our resident donut temptress and you can always rely on her to lure you down the path of indulgent eating.

Her caffeinated drink of choice is anything lactose and sugar free. Coke Zero always wins the day!

Hannah

Hannah is who ensures our clients get to see their photos so soon after their photo session and receive their artwork in a timely manner! As our Studio Manager, she handles the studio day to day management and keeps all of our client workflows moving along.

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Hannah has a deep love for understanding people. She admits that she loves to understand them so that she can look for how she can help them achieve their goals. She has a degree in Anthropology, which helps her with this endeavour. And is currently working towards a Bachelor of Visual Arts.

Hannah has a background in photography and also loves interior design. She and her partner spent a lot of their time last year decorating the apartment to fit her dark and moody aesthetic. While she’s usually dressed in large round glasses and dark colours, on the inside Hannah’s personality is warm, bright and she sees the best in absolutely everyone. Hannah is a lover of dogs and cats alike and spends her evenings and weekends at home with her partner and her two cats, or out for brunch in Kingston with her friends.

Hannah’s caffeinated drink of choice is a latte (largest that they’ve got!), no sugar. She proclaims, “I’m very basic”.

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Ben

Ben Yosef is your personal portrait artist. He’s in charge of making our client’s portraits look their best!

With his magical mouse and Photoshop skills, it’s no trouble for Ben to make anyone look like the best version of themselves.

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When he’s not at Little Grasshopper Photography studio, you’ll find Ben working with Canberra businesses to create captivating imagery for use on social media and their websites. Check out his insta for some incredible photos! @bencalvertphoto

Then, when he’s not working on photos, you might find him watching horror movies or out to brunch. He is our in-house restaurant aficionado and is often telling us about the latest trendy restaurant we should all check out.

His favourite food is pasta (although pancakes are also a big deal for him) and when it comes time for coffee, he always orders a small long black with a dash of cold milk.

portrait showing Kate from Little Grasshopper Photography

Kate

Kate is our magical fairy godmother who can transform anyone into the best self with her dazzling transformations and expert skills. 

With over 10 years of global industry experience and an educator herself in her industry, Kate is absolutely phenomenal at what she does. 

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Kate loves using makeup and her skills to transform women into the best versions of themselves!  

Her love of beauty extends beyond makeup as Kate is also very passionate about nutrition and health. 

She also considers herself a astrophysics geek who likes cats (yes really) and is a pop culture junkie. She loves all sorts of music and often has eclectic playlists playing in her studio space. In fact, her beauty studio can be found within a recording studio! 

She takes her coffee black but she does love her tea as well to help calm her down after the caffeine fix.

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