My own family photographs are some of my most cherished possessions

It’s been so long since I saw my family in New Zealand and I miss them immensely. Sometimes, when I’m feeling nostalgic or a little homesick, I dust off the family album and flick through the pages. Suddenly, my family don’t feel quite so far away. I can almost smell the crisp New Zealand air, feel the softness of the grass and hear my sister’s melodic laughter. My family photographs are a tangible and binding link and make me feel closer every time I look at them.

That is the power of a photograph.

Are you ready to book your family photography Melbourne?

Our Approach

My family photography Melbourne sessions are a fun-filled experience because I understand the importance of having authentic family portraits. After all, the memories we make with our family are everything! 

During your 1-hour family photography session, I will capture your memories as you celebrate family life together. All family photography sessions are held in one of my gorgeous outdoor beach or park locations around south-east Melbourne and the Mornington peninsula.

Family photography sessions are held in my studio, or at a gorgeous outdoor beach or park locations around south-east Melbourne and the Mornington peninsula.

Outdoor family photography sessions are held early morning or late afternoon when lighting is ideal. Family sessions in the studio offer more flexibility so will be scheduled according to availability.

Sessions are subject to availability on weekdays and weekends, however due to the popularity of my family photography, Melbourne, it’s best to book in as early as possible.

I want to give you the best possible results for your family photographs, so I’ll provide you with styling advice to suit your family and the ever-changing Melbourne seasons. 

So, relax and enjoy the session as I document your family’s love, laughter and all the fun moments in between. Now is the time to create your family’s legacy.

Your Life in pictures

Photographs are a way of preserving your life and ensuring your family memories are never forgotten. And you will never tire of looking at your beautiful family photographs proudly displayed around your home. Photographs are a permanent keepsake of your family’s journey and a precious reminder of our past. 

All photography collections include the digital files as well as beautiful fine art prints. I also offer a range of professionally crafted albums and wall art.

A Visual Legacy

These fine art prints, albums and wall art become your family’s legacy. Your children will fondly look back at your happy times together. Your grandchildren will reminisce over their time with you. 

Each year your family changes, your children grow and their unique personalities begin to emerge. 

So, it’s important to capture all these priceless memories with family photographs. 

Are you ready to book your family photography Melbourne?


“Our experience included all 4 grandparents and my children. From the moment of booking I found Melanie to be a delight to work with! She’s an exquisite photographer with amazing people skills. She made us laugh throughout the whole shoot and she exudes so much warmth. Everyone had fun and they all commented on how lovely and easy going Melanie was! Her photos were so beautiful- the composition of each shot just perfect. I loved her lighting…. she captured my family so beautifully! So professional from booking to printing…. I’d highly recommend Melanie. Thank you!”
“Melanie thanks so much for capturing so many gorgeous memories of my family, your calm and friendly nature shines through the camera lens and our kids were so relaxed. The proof really is in your pictures. Thanks again so much”
“Melanie is wonderful! We are a big family (M, D & 4 young kids), so a photography session is no easy feat! Melanie took it completely in stride and made an effort to get to know each of our children at the start of the session, which I really appreciated. She captured some really beautiful moments.”


Are you ready to create some lasting memories for your children? Book your children’s’ family photography Melbourne experience here.


Of course! Photography is about capturing your family for future generations to remember. My studio space cannot accommodate large groups but there are many outdoor locations for beautiful family portraits.

Styling your family portrait makes a huge difference to the end result. All clients will receive a welcome guide that includes handy styling tips and information.

Bring yourselves. I am photographing you and your most favourite people in the entire world. You may not even realize on the day what I’m getting – all I ask is that you trust and leave it to me. If you have a prop in mind for your family session (eg football) be sure to tell me about it when you complete your session questionnaire.

Although I love dogs, health and safety requirements prohibit animals in my newborn studio. If planning an outdoor session, you will need to check with the local council for dog friendly parks.

If anyone is feeling unwell, has a fever or is symptomatic, we will reschedule. In the current climate, it is just not worth the risk to others’ health and safety.

Absolutely! If you have a location within a 50km radius on Clyde North, that holds significant meaning to you, I’m happy to accommodate you.

With Melbourne’s inclement weather, I constantly monitor the weather forecast. If it looks like rain, we will discuss our options 8 – 24 hours before the shoot. Often, overcast days make for the perfect backdrop for your family portrait.