Your Family As They Are In This Moment
A chance to remove yourself from the normal day to day grind, to be present without any distraction and let me take care everything for you.
Your Full Service Experience
Let Me Look After You
Do you love the idea of arriving as you are to your session? Do you love the idea of a safe space for your family to be your true authentic selves?
Do you love the idea of a finished photo product to display in your home? Well, you've come to the right place...
It starts with your design consult, where we'll create your session together. I''ll guide you through everything from what to wear, how to prepare on the day, and how the final products will be displayed in your home.
Take Your Photos
Come as you are and leave the rest to me. Loud, energetic & boisterous kids? Good - those make for the best pictures!
It's my job to make sure your kids stay entertained and your partner relaxed, while you sit back and enjoy your makeover - it’s on me.
I’ll guide you in carefully selecting the best of the best photos to display in your home. I'm here to help you decide the format that works best for you. Most families want a finished printed product for the home. I have all-inclusive options that include the entire gallery of photos and finished artwork for your home.
Your artwork order is carefully handmade with my carefully selected photography labs across Australia, so you should expect 8 weeks to receive your products back at the studio. Digital Images are provided via a personal online gallery within 7 days of finalising your order.
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.
As Unique As You Are
Don't settle for a photo session that's the same as everyone else's. Get something special just for you! I'll work closely with you to make a session and a package that fits your unique needs. You deserve the best!
In The Studio
After a thorough consultation to understand your ideas, I’ll design your session especially to fit your unique needs and preferences. Perfect for fine art Maternity, Newborns, Teens and Families of all shapes and sizes.
Perfect for exploring the outdoors, chasing the light and find the magic of the outdoors. Perfect for Family Photos, Pregnancy Photo Shoots, or any other session theme you could imagine.
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?
Taking photos can be a stressful experience. It's not easy to get the perfect shot, particularly if you're worried about how the kids may behave, or if you'll feel comfortable in front of the camera!
It can be tough to find someone who knows what you want and has the skills to take great pictures. I'll help make it easy for you. I'm here to give advice, support and help with everything. You don't have to choose or pay anything until after you see your photos at your reveal and pick out what you like best.
THE MASTERPIECE PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE
Fully Customisable Sessions
This experience is for families who want to make sure every detail is just right! After a thorough consultation to understand your ideas, I’ll design your session especially to fit your unique needs and preferences.
This is an immersive experience. I'll get to really know you and your family. We'll take our time, letting your family get comfortable to allow your magical moments to shine through. I’ll create a session that will capture your true personality in an authentic, genuine way.
We'll work together to create beautiful masterpieces you'll love to have on your walls forever.
This session is for families who want a family photo shoot that feels perfect for them. If you want to create wonderful art for your home that is truly special, this is the session for you.
- Taking your time to capture your family at their finest with zero awkward poses.
- Full control over the location for your outdoor session, and the look and feel of your indoor studio session
- Stunning family images to display in your home and share with loved ones.
- Pamper yourself and your family with an experience to remember.
LITTLE MOMENTS SESSIONS
Petite Boutique Sessions
This mini session is perfect for families who want a quick but memorable experience! We'll have a brief chat to understand your needs, and using my magic touch, I’ll capture your little magic moments in a genuine, fun-filled way.
During your session, I'll quickly get to know you and your family, working my magic to make everyone comfortable in front of my camera. I'll capture your magical moments in a genuine and authentic way, in our short amount of time together.
These mini sessions are great for families who don’t need a customised session, but also don’t want to compromise on quality. If you want to create magic artwork for your home that still feels special, this is the perfect option for you.
- Updating family photos on a yearly or twice a year basis so you never miss a moment as they grow
- Kids (or partners) with short attention spans!
Is This For Me?
These sessions are designed to be short, playful and relaxed. 15 minutes in length they're perfect for families who desire minimal design choices and planning. But if you think your child may need a little extra time to warm up, or has additional needs, would like to have flexibility and choice over the location for the session, want to include pets and extended family members, then consider booking the masterpiece session experience.
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 10 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.
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!
Looking for an excuse to book your family photo session? Keep reading to find some awesome specials below!
This is the prettiest time of the year for family photos. An awesome opportunity to include Hair and Makeup for Mum as well as a complimentary piece of art for your wall.
– Mums who’d like to update their family’s photos and fill their walls with beautiful pieces of artwork
Maternity & Newborn
This special offer includes both a maternity & newborn session, along with hair and makeup $250 credit to spend, and a beautiful piece for your wall. Include the entire family to celebrate this special time.
– Mums who’d love to celebrate their pregnancy journey and adding a new baby to their family
Session Starter Pack
Make the mum in your life feel incredible by treating her to an amazing photography session that will show her how much she is loved by her family. $49 includes $250 credit to spend, a complimentary photo session and an amazing fine art canvas to hang on her walls.
– Mums who’d like to update their family’s photos and fill their walls with beautiful pieces of artwork
It all started on the day
I received the call
Without even realising, they managed to talk me off a ledge. Talking to them was like I had a friend.
It was the first time in a long time, in a very long time that I didn't feel totally alone.
Then coming into the studio, we were greeted like lifelong friends. the way every single person in the studio totally embraced my little family, my extremely wild little girl, my very quiet teen, my special little babe and my total awkwardness.
Just wanted to say thank you for being some of the most amazing people I have ever met. Thank you for my beautiful photos.
Thank you for embracing the different personalities of my family.
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“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."