Canberra Seasonal Mini Sessions


Canberra seasons offer the perfect opportunity for capturing vibrant, playful moments between you and your family. Each season we reserve a limited number of spots for families to make the most of the beauty Canberra has to offer.

What’s Included

– 15 minutes of session time
– A location selected that makes the most of whatever season we are currently in
– One-to-one photo reveal where we’ll help you pick out your favourite pieces to display in your home
– Special packages designed to offer families great value with a mixture of digital images and a finished product for your family to treasure


Mini Sessions costs $49 & package investments start from $790

“Photos with kids are tricky, but my boys were having so much  fun  that Steph could capture some beautiful, candid shots” – Natalie

Canberra Family Photography

This is perfect for families who…


– Want to capture all the smaller moments along your little ones journey without going through a full photography session process.

– Don’t want or need an hour or two of photography time. 

– 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.  

Is this session for me?

These sessions are designed to be short and sweet with minimal planning required, so if you would like to take your time to design fully styled session or include additional family members we recommend booking a full session experience.

Frequently asked questions

How many images will I get to see?

A mini family portrait session (at least three family members – two parents and a child or one parent and two chilldren) produces approximately 50+ photos.

What is a typical investment for mini sessions?
The initial payment of $49 secures your session time and allows you the opportunity to view your photos before purchasing them. This means you’ll get to see over 50 beautiful family photos. We’ll aim to capture the family photo a few times, as well as individual portraits of your child(ren), sibling portraits, and photos with each parent and the kids and we can even update a couple portrait of the parents together! All this in the span of 10-15 minutes. Yes! We can achieve that many photos in a short period of time!
We offer a range of packages created to give you a balance of finished artwork and your favourite photos digitally.
Packages start from $790 for your top five favourite photos digitally in high-resolution.
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 $500 is available).
I only want digital files, is that an option?
Yes, it is!
For Mini Sessions:

We’ve got some great options for digital images that we think you’ll love.

You can choose from 5 images for $790, 15 images for $990, or if you want to go all out, you can get all the images for $1290.

We totally get that everyone’s needs are different, so we hope these choices help you find the perfect fit. 

What is required to book a session?

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

Mini session fees are $49

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?

On Location Family Mini Sessions are 15 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 use for our mini sessions and will let you know one week prior to your session time where the location will be. 

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?

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.
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 our 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 we may not be the right fit for you as our style of photography is to capture family connections through play-based prompts and have you interacting with each other and your environment.

Steph Canberra Family Portrait Photographer

Meet Your Photographer Steph

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

My 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.

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