Canberra Family & Baby Portraits

Sessions designed around your family,

wherever you feel comfortable

 

 Your family on location, at home or in the studio

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Baby & Family In The Studio

Welcome your baby into your family with a photoshoot that captures each family member as they are and the love you all share for each other.

What’s Included

– A range of baby outfits and collared wraps for you to choose from
-A timeless studio setting to keep the focus on you and your baby
– A home away from home in our studio to put your feet up and relax while we work magic with your baby.

 

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The Photoshoot Experience

Designed around your family dynamic, we guide you through everything from designing your shoot to your one-on-one photo reveal and final product design session. Learn More

The Investment

Session fee is $150 and families typically invest an average of $

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Read our most frequently asked questions or get in touch to book! 

Your Family In The Studio

This style of family portraits take away all the frills, for a simple elegant look that captures your family as they are. 

What’s Included

– The whole family!
– A timeless studio setting that is classic and elegant
– Your personalised one to one ordering session where we’ll help you select your favourites to display in your home.

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The Photoshoot Experience

Designed around your family dynamic, we guide you through everything from designing your shoot to your one-on-one photo reveal and final product design session. Learn More

The Investment

Session fee is $150 and families typically invest an average of $

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Read our most frequently asked questions or get in touch to book! 

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Your Family On Location

Our playful style of photography fits into your unique family dynamic. With genuine smiles only, don’t let stiff family portraits get in the way of capturing real moments of connection.

We’ll help you curate a series of beautiful artwork to display on your walls, celebrating this unique stage in your family’s story and giving your child’s sense of belonging a little boost!

What’s Included

– Design consult where we’ll help you with everything from outfits to location.
– One to one design consult to curate a selection of your favourite pieces to display in your home and share with loved ones.

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The Photoshoot Experience

Designed around your family dynamic, we guide you through everything from designing your shoot to your one-on-one photo reveal and final product design session. Learn More

The Investment

Session fee is $150 and families typically invest an average of $

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Read our most frequently asked questions or get in touch to book! 

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Extended Family

For families of all shapes and sizes, from new parents to a large brood, older siblings and grandparents too. The perfect for gift for celebrating those rare occasions when the whole family is in one place.

What’s Included

– Design consult where we’ll help you with everything from outfits to location.
– One to one ordering session to curate a selection of your favourite pieces to display in your home and share with loved ones.

DO NOT DELETE
The Photoshoot Experience

Designed around your family dynamic, we guide you through everything from designing your shoot to your one-on-one photo reveal and final product design session. Learn More

The Investment

Session fee is $150 and families typically invest an average of $

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Read our most frequently asked questions or get in touch to book! 

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Baby Mini Portrait

This mini session is perfect for those short windows of calm in between the baby chaos, with still enough time come away with some beautiful images.

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The Full Experience

Tailored to your unique family dynamic, a personalised experience from your outfit selection to designing how the final photos will be displayed.

Our goal is to help you build moments of genuine connection to display in your home, celebrating your family as they are and showing your children how much they are loved.

Perfect For

- Thoroughly documenting your family at whatever stage in life you're at

- Families that want to take their time, adventure together, have fun and capture real authentic moments full of love and connection 

- Capturing you and your extended family

- Curating a collection of stunning family images to display in your home and share with loved ones.

 

 

  Mini Sessions

Designed to be short and playful, these 15-45 minutes sessions are held on specific dates each month.

Perfect For

– Families who want to capture all the smaller moments along your family's journey without going through a full photography session process.

– Treasure quality images over quantity, and would love to select their top ten favourite photos from a gallery. 

– Have a smaller budget for photography but don’t want to sacrifice on quality or service.  

- Kids (or partners) with short attention spans!

Is this for me?

Mini sessions are designed to be short and relaxed. But if you think your family may need a little extra time to warm up, has additional needs or want to include pets and extended family members then consider booking the full session experience.

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Need help choosing your session?

That’s what we’re here for, get in touch if you have any questions and we can guide you in designing an experience that fits with your families unique dynamic!

Steph Canberra Family Portrait Photographer

Meet Your Photographer, Steph, Mallie & Hannah

We’ve been capturing the treasured moments of Canberra families for over 10 years now.

Our mission is simple, to give you a fun relaxing time with your family and send you away with beautiful memories to fill up your home.

Frequently asked questions

How many images will I get to see?

A standard family portrait session (at least three family members – two parents and a child or one parent and two chilldren) produces approximately 70+ photos.

What is a typical investment for family & baby portraits?
 
Most families work with us because they want someone to create heirloom artwork for their homes
 
In this case, if you spend over $2900 on heirloom artwork to display in your home, you’ll receive the entire gallery of digital images in high resolution as well. 
 
*70+ images provided with a family composed of three or more family members.
 
For Mini Sessions:
We offer a range of packages that are created to give you a balance of finished artwork and your favourite photos digitally.
Packages start from $490.
 
Our most popular package is $990, this includes 10 of your favourite photos in digital format and a beautiful wall piece ready for display in your home. (Upgrade option to get all the digital images for an additional $400 is available).
 
I only want digital files, is that an option?
Yes, it is!
 
For the Full Experience: 
  • 20 digital images are $1500
  • The entire gallery (over 70+ images*) $2400
  • Artwork & Digital Image Packages start from $2900.
 
For Mini Sessions:
  • 5 digital images are $490
  • 15 digital images are $990
What is required to book a session?

All sessions require a non-refundable session fee to reserve your date. 

Mini session fees are $49
Full experience session fees are $150

How long will it take to see my photos?

We will book you in for your photo reveal at the conclusion of the photo session. This will depend on your availability and ours, but typically we have our clients return to the studio for their photo reveal approximately 2-4 weeks after the session date.

What should I wear to a photo session?

While it might feel easiest to go out and buy new outfits for everyone, there’s no need to – coordinating your outfits from the clothes you have in your wardrobe is perfectly acceptable. And they don’t have to be designer clothes! The goal with your clothes is to ensure that they complement and aren’t distracting. Wear clothes that flatter your body and that make you feel comfortable and that you know your kids will be okay in. Choose a colour palette of four to six complementing colours that are going to suit the location. At the bottom of this page is a free What to Wear Guide which includes a range of colour palettes, I highly recommend looking at it as a starting point.

What time is best for an on location photo session?

Ideally, we want to start your photoshoot 1-2 hours before the sun sets. Why? Because that’s when the lighting is soft, flattering and golden. The sun is low in the sky, which means there are no harsh shadows on people’s faces and we can get that gorgeous warm glow that will make your photos look magical.

How long will the session be?

Your session time will depend on what session type you’ve booked.

Family Adventure Sessions are approximately 1 hour

In-Studio Newborn Sessions are approximately 1-2 hours

Extended Family Sessions are approximately 1-1.5 hours

Family Mini Sessions are 15 minutes

In Studio Baby Mini Sessions are approximately 15-45 minutes

What is the best location for a photo session?

We’ve been photographing families in Canberra for over 10 years and are constantly on the lookout for unique, special and beautiful locations that factor in good lighting and are tactile so that kids can explore and play easily. We have a range of locations that we will suggest after consultation with you based on what your personal aesthetic and vision is.

What is the best time for a maternity and newborn session?

For your comfort and mobility, we recommend your maternity shoot be taken at the 30-34 week mark.

For newborn sessions, you have a choice between a semi-posed or lifestyle look or a blend of both, I recommend the baby being between 1-3 weeks if your preference is more posed or up to 6 weeks of age if you’re looking for a more lifestyle look.

What if my children take time to warm up?

We are very good at working with children with all sorts of attention spans, temperaments and energy levels and will always work to get the best out of your children whatever their mood. Our photo sessions are child-led with a focus on play, which works well for family members who are reluctant to have their photos taken. Sometimes it can take up to 5-15 minutes for children to appropriately warm up to someone they’ve just met but we are very good at connecting with kids and helping them to relax.

What are your rescheduling policies?

Sickness
Check out our terms and conditions regarding rescheduling to be across all of the details. We will absolutely accommodate you in the instance of sickness.
Weather
We know you’ve got everything crossed for good weather on the day of your session, however, we can’t control the weather we can only read the forecast and make decisions based on that information. I have seen skies clear on rainy days and thunderstorms come out of nowhere, therefore I will make a call on whether we need to reschedule your session 4 hours beforehand. We may end up changing the location to work around the weather.

My mum wants a photo of us all looking and smiling at the camera, can you do this?

Absolutely, in every photo session, it is my goal to get photos of you looking and smiling at the camera as well as playful and interactive shots. However, if you’re more set on these traditional-looking photos, then it’s possible I may not be the right fit for you as my style of photography is to capture family connections through play-based prompts and have you interacting with each other and your environment.

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

“It was a great afternoon out with some incredible photographs that beautifully capture this moment in our lives.” – Alice

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

“It was a great afternoon out
with some incredible photographs that beautifully capture this moment in our lives.” – Alice