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 15-20 beautiful portraits to choose from.
Mini Sessions cost $49 & 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.
Have questions about your photography session? Here are all the FAQs you need to know!
Who Can I Include In My Session?
Everyone is welcome! Grandparents, friends, mums groups and fur babies, whoever you call family!
How Long Will My Session Go For?
Your session time will depend on what session type you’ve booked.
- Family Sessions are approximately 1 hour
- In-Studio Newborn Sessions are approximately 2-3 hours
- Extended Family Sessions are approximately 1-1.5 hours
- Mini Sessions are 15 minutes
- In Studio Baby Sessions are approximately 15-45 minutes
- Maternity and First Birthdays 30-45 minutes
How Many Images Will I Get To See?
Depending on your session type, we try to provide as many images to choose from as possible without making it an arduous process for you. A standard full-length family portrait session with at least three family members (two parents and a child or one parent and two children) produces approximately 70+ photos.
Your 15-minute mini sessions produce approximately 30+ photos.
What Is Required To Book My Session?
All sessions require a non-refundable session fee to reserve your date. After your session, you’ll buy the photos you love, in a format that works for your family.
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 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 Will I Spend? I Only Want Digital Images, Is This An Option?
Once you've seen your images at your ordering session, that's when you'll choose and purchase your package
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).
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.
- The entire gallery (over 70+ images*) $2400
- Artwork & Digital Image Packages start from $2900.
- 5 digital images are $490
- 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. We recommend a Limited Edition Mini Session if this is the case!
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, we have a large client wardrobe of flattering outfits for the whole family.
Choose a colour palette of 2 to 4 complementing colours that are going to suit the location.
What If My Children Are Shy And Need 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.
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, 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.
What Is The Best Location For My Photo Session?
Our studio is located in MacGregor. We have a number of locations already scouted in Canberra, to suit a variety of needs. We 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 your personal aesthetic and vision. If a particular image of ours resonates with you, let us know, as certain images have been taken at certain locations and times of year.
What Time Is The Best For An Outside Session?
Your 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, we recommend your maternity shoot be at your 30-34 week mark.
For newborn sessions, you have a choice between a posed or lifestyle look or a blend of both. We 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.
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 genuine need - ie 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.
“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."
Hi There! I'm Janet. I'm a mother of two fierce, highly rambunctious, primary school girls and an award-winning Canberra family photographer.
I've been capturing Canberra families of all shapes and sizes since 2014 when I established Moments Photography Canberra. Between me and my phenomenal team, we have over 15 years of experience photographing families of all shapes and sizes.
Our 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...
We're also a unique team who are all neurodivergent. It certainly makes for a creative, fun if not sometimes chaotic workplace!
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