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“we worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today...”

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Children will be children, especially when they are expected to behave at a photo session! I do like to try & capture natural portraits, which means dodging around kid’s natural ebullience without squashing it! It does require a bit of help from parents, sometimes...

From individual portraits to large family groups, I enjoy the dynamics always present in families, especially across several generations! If you’ve got a 50th wedding anniversary, for example, what better way of celebrating than capturing all the family together.

Here you will find some samples of my work to help you decide on the type of photographs you’d like, all the costs so there are no surprises, a booking form to book yourself in (or a gift voucher purchase) & some preparation notes. Simply fill the booking form in or, if it’s easier, just call me!



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“children will not remember you for the material things you provided

but for the feeling that you cherished them” - richard l evans

Families & Children Gallery


$299 incl gst.


  1. *Come as you wish to be photographed! If you like co-ordinated clothes, then come armed with matching outfits. If you want a family image to last, try & avoid anything that is too trendy; but if you want to capture the here & now, come dressed in the latest rags!

  2. *Depending on the age of the children, it can be fun to include something that reflects their interests - skateboard, barbie doll, guitar... Whatever it is, bring it along.

  3. *Try & keep it simple, plain colours if possible, but do bring accessories (jewellery, hats et) & a change if you like

  4. *If you’d like the services of a professional hair or makeup person, make sure you let me know when you book

  5. *But most importantly, just relax & don’t worry about these guidelines if you don’t want to!


Please do just call me if you have any questions or want me to book you in. Otherwise, you can go ahead & fill in the appropriate form, depending on whether the session is for yourself or a gift, then you’ll be taken to my payment page where you can choose to pay by credit card, PayPal, bank transfer, cheque or cash.

Weekends & evenings are in high demand, so I do need a 20% deposit paid to secure any weekend appointment.

You can read all about my gift vouchers on the pricing page if you’d like to know more.

What’s included...

  1. *An unhurried studio portrait session, approximately 60-90 minutes, in a purpose-built studio, or in a location of your choosing...

  2. *$200-worth of hand prints, to be selected by viewing day, or within 6 weeks of the session, whichever is sooner. (See my handprint price sheet to understand what you can get for that)

  3. *Membership of the ‘cute kids’ club or ‘family’ club, depending on the age of the child(ren).

  4. *Under the club rules, you can return for a free of charge session every year until the child’s 18th birthday! You pay only for the prints you want from each session.

  5. *A money-back guarantee. If you don’t like any of the images, you can have another session free of charge, or your money back.

  6. *An online pre-viewing gallery of your session images, so you can see them in the comfort of your own home & share them with friends & family anywhere in the world.

  7. *Complimentary lifetime storage of your image files with the Image Archives, so they will always be there for you to see again.



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