Seasonal Mini Sessions
These short and sweet mini sessions utilise the beauty of Canberra in all its different seasons.
Designed to be short and playful, these sessions are a fun family activity and a perfect opportunity to capture genuine authentic images that look fabulous on your walls.
- 15 minutes of session time
- Relaxed and playful session on a beautiful backdrop
- One-on-one ordering session where you’ll be shown 40+ beautiful portraits to choose from.
Mini Sessions cost $50 and families usually invest an average of $1000+
- Updating your family photos on a yearly or twice-yearly basis and capture all the smaller moments along the way.
- Kids (or partners) with short attention spans!
- A more organic and playful style of photography, with ZERO awkward poses.
Is This For Me?
These sessions are designed to be short, playful and relaxed. But if you think your child 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.
Your Personalised Experience
Unique to Your Family
The difference between stunning images that capture your family at their finest, and forced smiles in awkward poses, is being able to truly connect with your photographer.
My job is to craft a joyful experience that brings out the best in your whole family. From designing your session around your unique family dynamic to keeping your kids entertained and engaged during your session.
More than just a photoshoot, this is a chance to remove yourself from the normalcy, be present with your family and most of all capture all the details that make up your tiny human, frozen in time forever.
Have questions about your photography session? Here are all the FAQs you need to know!
Who Can I Include In My Session?
You're welcome to include whomever you would like. There's no limits! Everyone is welcome! Grandparents, friends, mums groups and fur babies, whoever you call family!
I'll design the session around your unique needs. If you'd like your newborn session to be all about mum, dad, and your new baby, or just your baby, or just your baby and their older siblings, I'll create magic no matter what your preference is!
Family sessions, on location or in the studio can be just you and your fur baby, or you, partner and your three energetic kids, or just your baby on their first birthday, or you and your crazy extended family.
Your session is all about you!
What Will I Spend? I Only Want Digital Images, Is This An Option?
Little Moments Mini Sessions:
I offer a range of packages that are created to give you a balance of finished artwork and your favourite photos digitally.
Packages start from $790. My most popular package choices see families spend $990 - $1490. This can include the entire gallery of digital images or 20 of your favourite photos in digital format and a number of beautiful wall pieces ready for display in your home.
*40+ images provided with a family composed of three or more family members.
Masterpiece Portrait Sessions
The most popular choice, families choose this immersive session because they want a fully customised, done for you experience. We'll have plenty of time for me to get to know you, play with you, and give you time to settle in and really take our time creating magic. You'll have your preference of date, location, the styling of the session.
Packages are all-inclusive, and start from $2600 for the entire gallery of digital images. Families who choose this experience want to print beautiful images to enjoy in their homes every day. If you spend over $3200 on heirloom artwork to display in your home, you’ll receive the entire gallery of digital images complimentary as well.
*70+ images provided with a family composed of three or more family members.
- The entire gallery (over 70+ images*) $2600
- Artwork & Digital Image Packages start from $3200.
- 5 digital images are $790
- 15 digital images are $990
I'm on a budget, do you offer payment plans?
Yes! No Interest Payment Plans are available via a PayRight. Let’s discuss your options early in the process so there is transparency for all parties involved. I recommend a Little Moments Mini Session if this is the case!
Don't worry about making a commitment right now! Just wait until the exciting portrait reveal, and then you can decide what's best for you. And remember, I'm here to guide you in your choice. We'll work together to create a package that suits your needs. But, fair warning – my clients fall in love with their photos and can't help but choose them all! So, get ready for an amazing experience and some truly unforgettable memories.
Do I have to choose my package when I book?
No! I want you to see your photos before I help you choose your images and package. I don’t require the purchase of a predefined “collection” or “package”, and I certainly don’t make you choose your package upfront. This gives you the freedom and flexibility to choose how you wish to invest in your memories.
How Many Images Will I Get To See?
Depending on your session choice, I'll create loads of variety, and as many images to choose from as possible without making it an arduous process for you.
A fully customised, immersive Masterpiece Portrait session with at least three family members (two parents and a child or one parent and two children) produces approximately 70+ photos.
Your shorter Little Moments Mini Sessions produce approximately 40+ photos.
When will I choose and pay for my package?
Don't worry about making any commitment before deciding to book! Just wait until your exciting portrait reveal, and then you can decide what's best for you, when you can see your family in the photos.
And remember, I'm here to guide you in your choice. We'll work together to create a package that suits your needs. But, fair warning – my clients fall in love with their photos and can't help but choose them all! So, get ready for an amazing experience and some truly unforgettable memories.
How Long Will My Session Go For?
Your session time will depend on what session type you’ve booked. I am also very baby and child-led, and will follow their lead - as long as they are happy and willing!
- Family Masterpiece Sessions are approximately 1 hour
- In-Studio Newborn Masterpiece Sessions are approximately 2-3 hours
- Extended Family Masterpiece Sessions are approximately 1-1.5 hours
- Little Moments Mini Sessions are 15 minutes
- In Studio Little Moments Sessions are approximately 15-30 minutes
- Maternity and First Birthday Masterpiece sessions 30-45 minutes
What Is Required To Book My Session?
All sessions require a non-refundable session fee to take your booking. This is your session booking fee and is separate from your package purchase.
After your session, you’ll buy the photos you love, in a format that works for your family.
Little Moments Mini Session fees are $50
Masterpiece Portrait Session fees are $150
How Long Will It Take To See My Photos?
We will book you in for your ordering session at the conclusion of your 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 1-4 weeks after the session date.
What Should I Wear To My 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.
For your Maternity & Studio Sessions, I have a large client wardrobe of flattering outfits for the whole family, and everything needed for babies.
When you book, you'll receive a comprehensive PDF guide on how to choose what to wear. I'm also here to assist with the process as well and will talk you through the choices!
What If My Children Are Shy And Need Time To Warm Up?
I am very good at working with children with all sorts of attention spans, temperaments and energy levels. I'll always work to get the best out of your children whatever their mood. Your photo sessions is 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 I'm very good at connecting with kids and helping them to relax.
I Want Photos Of Us All Looking and Smiling For The Camera, Can You Do This?
Absolutely, in every 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, I may not be the right fit for you. My style of photography is to capture genuine, authentic magic moments, through a relaxed play-based directed manner and having you interacting with each other and your environment.
What Is The Best Location For My Photo Session?
My studio is located in MacGregor. I have a number of locations already scouted in Canberra, to suit a variety of needs. I'm 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. I have a range of locations that I will suggest after consultation with you for your Masterpiece Portrait session, based on your personal aesthetic and vision. If a particular image of mine resonates with you, let me know, as certain images have been taken at certain locations and times of year.
Little Moments Mini Sessions will feature the best look in the foliage for that weekend. The location will be predetermined and chosen a couple of days out from your session. If you'd like more control over the choice of location for your session, please choose a Masterpiece Portrait Session!
What Time Is The Best For An Outside Session?
Your on location session will be booked for 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. Morning Sessions are also available and will be booked for 1-2 hrs after the sun has risen.
What Is The Best Time For A Maternity And Newborn Session?
For your comfort and mobility, I recommend your maternity shoot be at your 30-35 week mark.
For newborn sessions, you have a choice between a posed or lifestyle look or a blend of both. I recommend your baby be 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.
Newborn Masterpiece sessions are perfect for babies up to 3 months because I allow for plenty of time to keep baby settled and happy.
Little Moments Mini Sessions are suitable for babies from birth, through to 12 months and beyond
What Are Your Rescheduling Policies?
Check out my terms and conditions regarding rescheduling to be across all of the details. I will absolutely accommodate you in the instance of genuine need - ie sickness. I do ask that you communicate with me so I'm able to accomodate your needs.
I know you’ve got everything crossed for good weather on the day of your session, however, I can’t control the weather. I 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 at the last possible moment. We may end up changing the location to work around the weather.
Your Dream Session
Are you looking for a session where you have full control over all the details? The Masterpiece Experience is for you! We'll sit down together and design your dream session. I'll design your session around your desires from your outfit selection, preferred styling, and choice of location, to designing how the final photos will be displayed. My goal is to help you build a collection of lifetime legacy pieces to display in your home, all the details that make up your family, frozen in time and captured forever.
Print Your Photos
Fill Your Home With Love
It's been proven that having family photos around your home shows your child every day how much they are loved. It's also wonderful to see how much your family loves you too!
You'll be able to choose the products that are right for you, to create your own, customised package.
Fill Your Walls
Fill your home with beautiful artwork displaying your family's love for one another, a proven way to boost your little one's self-esteem.
Fill Your Home
A custom made box filled with a selection of prints that tell the story of your family. Display them around your home or give as gifts to family members.
Fill Your Bookshelves
Storybook albums are designed with little fingers in mind, so you can flick through your family story together. If you’ve ever spent hours designing your own photo books, then you’ll be relieved to know we do it all for you!
Fill Your Heart
Digital images are also an option! Purchase them by themselves or in addition to your other products. You can also opt to buy the entire collection of photos. Priced at a discounted rate when you buy your wall art, albums or a folio art box.
Are You Ready To
Start Building Your Family's Legacy?
“Janet is an absolutely amazing photographer with real passion. We’ve had photoshoots for the kids with a number of other photographers and none of them compare to the beautiful outcome Janet is able to get. Very grateful to hear and capturing my favourite pics of my girls for a lifetime”
"Janet was amazing with our son during his newborn shoot. So happy with how our photos came out we have already booked for his 1st birthday 'Fruit smash'! Highly recommend"
"Janet did two sessions for me. A maternity and newborn session I was so impressed by the quality of the photos. I did email Janet a lot regarding what I wanted many times and nothing was too much trouble. She has excellent customer service skills but the photos are just beautiful and I am still amazed at how beautiful they are"
"Janet is an absolute baby whisperer. Her experience in working with children and her expertise in the field has ensured each time we have worked with her that we not only receive the most beautiful images of our family but it has been a super fun, efficient and easy process. Janet is fantastic is working with you to learn and adapt to your visual tastes and end presentation needs. Particularly love her immense prep work, communication and use of digital forms to make everything so easy."
Meet Your Photographer
Mother of two fierce, highly rambunctious, primary school girls and award-winning Canberra family photographer.
I've been capturing Canberra families of all shapes and sizes since 2014.
My mission is simple. To hold a safe space for your family to be your true authentic selves. To tell your story, to capture your little magic moments. To fill your home with photos that show how loved you are, and how much your family loves you in return...
I, along with my team, am neurodivergent. It certainly makes for a creative, fun if not sometimes chaotic workplace!
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That’s what I'm here for, get in touch if you have any questions and I can guide you in designing an experience that fits with your families unique dynamic!