Enjoy

Your Family As They Are In This Moment

A chance to remove yourself from the normalcy, be present without any distraction and let us take care of the rest.

 

Your Experience…

Let Us 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…

Design My Session

It starts with your design consult, where we’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.

My Photoshoot

All you have to do is turn up as you are and leave the rest to us. Loud, energetic & boisterous kids? Good – those make for the best pictures!

It’s our job to make sure your kids stay entertained and your partner relaxed, while you sit back and enjoy your makeover – it’s on us.

My Reveal

Your photo reveal starts with a slideshow telling your family’s story through the photos we have captured.

Then we’ll discuss how you want to display your images in your home and guide you in selecting the best of the best to create a series of lifetime legacy pieces to take home with you.

Some families’ goals are to narrow down their photos for a digital package; others will decide they want to buy them all!

Ultimately, most families want a finished product for the home. We have all-inclusive options that include the entire gallery of photos and finished artwork for your home.

Filling My Home

Your artwork order is carefully handmade with our carefully selected photography labs across Australia, so you should expect 8 weeks to receive your products back at the studio.

We’ll then send you a message letting you know that your products are ready for pickup and installation!

Digital images are provided via a personal online gallery within 7 days of your final payment.

Your Home

Filled With Love

Memories your kids can hold as tangible reminders of how much they’re loved.

Wall Art

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.

Folio Art Boxes

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.

Photobook Albums

Storybook albums 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!

Are You Ready To

Start Building Your Family Legacy?

Russ

“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”

Lyssa

"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"

Mel

"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"

Tenille

"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."

Azelia

"Thanks Janet for the lovely images you captured of our family - it is a joy to have them on our wall!"

Casper

"Janet is a great photographer taking very high quality photos. She also communicated clearly what the process was going to be from setting up the meeting through to the delivery of your chosen product. I highly recommend her services!"

Kate

"Not only are Janet's images breathtakingly beautiful, she has a way of making you feel relaxed and calm- not easy for new or pregnant mummas! Highly recommend"

Ashleigh

"Fantastic! Caring and a beautiful package from the first family shoot, to maternity, newborn session in hospital and family shoot. Can't wait for the next installation when bub is bigger"

Choose Your

Experience

The Full Experience

A personalised experience from beginning to end, from your in-person design consult, and outfit selection through to designing how the final photos will be displayed.

Our goal is to help you build a collection of lifetime legacy pieces to display in your home, tell your story, and capture all your #littlemagicmoments. We'll capture all the details that make up your family and freeze them in time so you can see them forever.

 

Perfect for

- 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.

Mini Sessions

Designed to be short and playful, these 15-30 minutes sessions are held on specific dates and locations each month. 

 

Perfect for

- 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?

Mini sessions are designed to be short, playful and relaxed. 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 full session experience.

Mini Session In The Studio
Limited Edition Seasonal Sessions

Relax and Enjoy Yourself

Put your full trust in us when it comes to taking your photos. We don’t require any upfront investment or commitment. Our goal is to amaze you with the best photos you’ve ever seen.

Once you've seen your portraits at your ordering session, it's only then that you'll choose your package to purchase. We're here to help you choose the package best fits your needs!

Need Help Choosing Your Session?

That’s what we’re here for, get in touch if you have any questions and we can guide you in designing an experience that fits with your family's unique dynamic!

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 of award-winning photographers are neurodivergent. It certainly makes for a creative, fun if not sometimes chaotic workplace!

 

Janet

Answering

Your Questions

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

Mini Sessions:
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).

Full Sessions
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.

 
DIGITAL IMAGES
Yes, digital images are available as well.
Your Full Experience: 
  • The entire gallery (over 70+ images*) $2400
  • Artwork & Digital Image Packages start from $2900.
Your Mini Session:
  • 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.

Weather

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.

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