Baby’s 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.

What’s Included

– 15-45 minutes of session time
– A timeless white background to keep the focus on you and your baby
– One-to-one photo reveal where we’ll help you pick out your favourite pieces to display in your home

Studio Session costs $49 & average investment from $500

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

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?

Mini 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

What Photo Packages Are Available?

We offer a range of packages that balance finished artwork and digital images.

Our packages start at $990, and our most popular package, priced at $1490, includes 20 of your favourite digital images and a beautiful storyboard piece ready for display in your home. Upgrading to include all the digital images is available for an additional $500.
Typical investment $990+ for 10 digital images + wall art

What Are Your Rescheduling Policies

For more information on our rescheduling policies, please see our terms and conditions page.

Where Is Your Studio Located

Our Studio is located in West Belconnen, in Macgregor, ACT. There is plenty of car parking available in front of our building. We are located on the opposite side of King Swim.

The address is 3/12 Chalmers Place,  Macgregor.

How Many People Can We Include In Our Session?

This session is limited to you, your partner, your baby and their older siblings. 


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.

Book Your Baby’s Mini Portrait Session

Your family as they are captured in 3 easy steps


View the experience


Get in touch

We’ll start with a chat, before inviting you into our studio for a free consultation. Here we’ll help you design your photoshoot to match your unique family dynamic.


Have some fun

All you need to do on shoot day is turn up. You’ll play together, laugh together and simply have fun in front of the camera, while we capture some memories.


Fill your home

2-4 weeks after your session, you’ll be invited back to our studio for your reveal. Choose your favourites and take them home ready to fill your home with love and connection.

Frequently asked questions

How many images will I get to see?

An immersive family portrait experience, where we will spend approximately an hour or so together typically produces 150-250 portraits, give or take. While our smaller session types typically produce 50-100 portraits. 

What is a typical investment for family portraits?

You have the option of picking between our two services.

Our fully immersive family portrait sessions are perfect for those who desire a personalised experience with finished artwork to display in their home. With an investment of $3200 or more on your custom-made artwork, you will receive the entire gallery of high-resolution digital images, making it easy to share your family memories with loved ones. This means you can receive all the digtial images as well as a cluster of wall art to display in your home.
Typical investment $3200+

For those looking for a shorter session, we offer a range of packages that balance finished artwork and digital images. Our packages start at $990, and our most popular package, priced at $1490, includes 20 of your favourite digital images and a beautiful storyboard piece ready for display in your home. Upgrading to include all the digital images is available for an additional $500.
Typical investment $990+ for 10 digital images & wall art

I only want digital files, is that an option?
Yes, it is!
For the Immersive Portrait Experience: 
  • The entire gallery (over 150+ images*) $2600
  • Artwork & Digital Image options start from $3200.
For Mini Sessions:
  • 15 digital images are $990
  • The entire gallery of images is $1290
What is required to book a session?

By purchasing the $49 Father's Day Session Special, I will be waiving the usual session fee and gifting you a $250 credit to spend on a photo package. We will meet at my studio for a design consultation where we have a chat and determine what session type (custom or mini) suits your family best. At the conclusion of this consultation, should you be happy to proceed, we will get you booked in!

You are welcome to decide then if it's not a good fit for you, and you will receive a refund of your $49 payment.

Please note that if you do proceed, you are still able to cancel and receive a refund provided you give four weeks' notice prior to your session time.

This commitment secures your spot on our calendar and allows us to dedicate our undivided attention to your family.


*Please note that the payment of this special offer does not include any digital images.


How long will it take to see my photos?

We understand the excitement and anticipation of seeing your family's portraits. That's why we strive to make your photo reveal an experience in itself. We take the time to carefully curate and edit your images to ensure that they meet our high standards of quality and artistry. During your photo reveal, you'll get to see your images in their full glory and relive the special moments captured during your session. We typically schedule the photo reveal 2-4 weeks after your session, but we are happy to work with you to find a date and time that fits your schedule.

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?

Fully Immersive Experience Sessions: 

  • On Location Immersive Family Portrait Adventure Sessions is typically 1 hour
  • Immersive Newborn Portrait Experience is typically 1-2.5 hours
  • Family Portrait Sessions with the Extended Family is typically 1-2 hours
  • In Studio, Immersive Portrait Experience for Families is typically 1-2 hours
  • In Studio, Relaxed & Timeless Baby Sessions is typically 20-40 minutes (with buffering time for accommodating and settling your baby if necessary)
  • In Studio, Playful & Timeless In-Studio Family Sessions are 15-20 minutes 
  • In Studio, Comfortable & Quick Portrait Sessions are 15-20 minutes
  • On Location, Playful Family Sessions are strictly 15 minutes and are held back to back with other families
What is the best location for a photo session?

The best location for your photo session really depends on the look and feel that you're going for. We're happy to recommend some beautiful outdoor locations or discuss options for an in-studio session. We can also come to your home and capture you and your family in your own environment. During your design consultation, we'll work with you to choose a location that reflects your personal style and meets your family's needs.

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?

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 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.