"Christmas Family Minis" Special

CALLING ALL FESTIVE FAMILIES: Looking for an alternative to the shopping centre Santa photos? Need a unique gift for your family this Christmas instead?

This has been a tough year to say the least.

Home-schooling. Mask wearing. No shopping. OH MY!

But there’s a light at the end of this 2020 tunnel! And here at Melanie Day Photography, I’ve been absolutely itching to breakout the Christmas tree, don my Santa hat and get all festive.

So let’s celebrate the start of the silly season and the bonds that have never been stronger. And let me capture your family at its absolute best!

I’m now taking bookings for my “Christmas Family Minis”. The perfect gift for the whole family – just in time for Christmas!

This year’s theme is WHITE CHRISTMAS. We have a beautiful minimal living room style backdrop with Christmas trees and a fireplace. The 3 metre large set is big enough for full family photos (up to 2 adults + 4 children).  And the option for a plain non-Christmas themed family photo if you wish.

  • 30-Minute Portrait Session 5 x Digital Images
  • 1 x Digital Christmas Card that can be printed or sent as an eCard
  • Full gallery of professionally edited images available within 1 WEEK.

ONLY $150!

You also have the option to purchase all photos from the session for an additional $100.

These make great presents for those “hard to buy for” Grandparents!

A non-refundable $50 DEPOSIT secures your session, with the balance due by 9th November. If shoots cannot go ahead due to unforeseen Covid-19 restrictions being placed, your deposit will be refunded.

Book your Christmas Mini Session TODAY.

Book Your Session


A mini session is a smaller photoshoot with a shorter timeframe. This mini session is specifically themed around Christmas.  If you are after a full session that is not themed please contact me for further information about other sessions.

Preparation for your photo session can make all the difference! The Christmas backdrop looks very light & fresh with white/green/red. This is a versatile backdrop for a number of looks, you could go all out with Christmas attire or keep it simple with shorts and a tshirt.

There will be time for one quick clothing change, if say you wanted to do a couple of Xmas themed photos and then have the rest with standard dress.

In past years I have provided Santa hats and accessories, as well as candy cane treats for the kids. For obvious reasons, I’m not going to be able to do that this year but I will provide some suggestions on sourcing Christmas themed clothing.

The session will go for 30 minutes. Please make sure you are on time. Due to Covid safety I will require time for clean up after each session. Please note if you are late you will lose some of your session time.

Sessions will go ahead according to government guidelines, with ample break time in between sessions to ensure thorough cleaning. You can expect the following:

I will:

  • Reschedule if anyone in my household is unwell
  • The studio and all surfaces will be thoroughly disinfected in between sessions
  • You will be offered hand sanitiser on arrival
  • I will wear a mask 100% of the time
  • Maintain distance during the shoot (I have the right camera gear for this)
  • Keep a visitor log of all families that attend


And I ask of you:

  • Do not attend if anyone in your family is unwell
  • Please remove all shoes & socks before entering
  • Only people to attend the studio are those being photographed
  • Arrive on time so that we can make the most of your session

These sessions are non-refundable, except if I am required to close again because of restrictions, in which case you will be refunded in full. If someone is sick, please contact me as soon as possible and we can find an alternative date.

There is a maximum of four children per mini session. These sessions are generally for children only but parents can also participate.  

You will receive a private online gallery of your images within 1 week for viewing.  The images you choose will then become available for download only.

Yes you can.  Further information on upgrades will be emailed out with your gallery link.


Meet Your Photographer

Hi and welcome!

Melanie Day Photography was established in 2016 by combining my long standing love of photography with all things baby and family.

My love of photography started some 25 years ago in my high school dark room developing film the old-fashioned way where it became a bit of an obsession. The skills I learned were first used to photograph my many travels and adventures as a young adult, but it wasn’t until I became a mum and started photographing my 2 children that I realised this was what I loved to do. I feel so blessed to not only to be a mother but have found my passion for photography and to be able to do what I LOVE on a daily basis.

Visit the gallery for examples of my work or contact me to discuss your family portrait desires and let me show you how I can make your session extra special.

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