A pregnant mother hugs her eldest son
A girl hugs her pregnant mum's belly
A pregnant couple sit on a beach at sunset
A pregnant woman sits surrounded by her children
A little boy pats his pregnant mum's belly
A husband kisses his pregnant wife on the head

I adore all of the new chapters that families experience! The excitement and anticipation as you expect a new little family member. The arrival of a new baby and getting to know this new tiny human you have so lovingly created. The joy you experience as your children grow right before your eyes and experience life's many milestones. I love to share all of these wonders with my clients as we document these incredible events.

My aim as your lifestyle photographer is to invite you to connect with each other on such a level that you forget I'm even there. I want you to have so much fun with your family that it doesn't feel the way you thought a photography session would. By focusing on your bond and connection with one another, I can ensure that you never feel staged or awkward.

As a lifestyle photographer, I love to capture the organic, raw essence of your lives, the important things you want to remember. Their tiny toes that won't fit in your hand forever, the uncontrollable belly laughs, the warm tender cuddles, the petite little fingers that play with your hair - the real, honest, unique beauty in your everyday.

New parents admire their newborn baby girl
A fathers hands holding his sons tiny feet
A baby girl is snuggled between her parents
A father gazes adoringly at his newborn baby
A baby girl gets cuddles from her family
A family smile at their newborn baby boy
Your session

Depending on your family's routines, there is a session type to suit everyone. Sessions run from 1-2 hours allowing plenty of time for fun and laughter, as well as quiet moments for snuggles. I generally recommend the ease of an in-home lifestyle sessions if you have younger children or babies with set routines. You then have the freedom of being able to stick to their set nap or meal times, and everyone is more comfortable in familiar surroundings. Outdoor sessions are loaded with fun and games, allowing children to run and be themselves. My outdoor lifestyle sessions are better suited to couples or children over 1 year old. All of my IN-HOME LIFESTYLE sessions are scheduled from 10am on Thursday-Saturday. All OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE sessions are scheduled for Saturday from 6pm during Summer or 3pm during Winter, or some locations during the morning from 7am, to ensure we capture you in that glorious golden hour light. Because I take a strictly limited number of bookings per month, it is a good idea to book well ahead of time so as to avoid disappointment, as I can book out months in advance.

A couple share a kiss while holding their baby boy
A father swings his son around as they laugh
Siblings sharing a kiss at sunset
Little brother whispering jokes to each other
A mother and her baby boy share a cuddle
A family stand in the opening of a train tunnel

Lifestyle photography prices

$695 - Sweet & Petite Package includes:

Your 1-2 hour Lifestyle photography session, in home or on location, 10 of your favourite images on USB selected from your image gallery, Selected images edited in both colour and B&W versions.

Add on products

Matted Fine Art Gift Prints - 5x7" for $55 each or 8x10" for $75 each

Acrylic Photo Blocks from $200

Framed Fine Art Prints from $595

Ready to hang Canvas Prints from $350

Lite Photo Albums on Fine Art Paper from $395

Embossed Cover Heirloom Albums on Fine Art Paper from $795

Package upgrade options

+$300 - Elysium Essentials

Upgraded from the Sweet & Petite package -25 Full resolution digital images in both colour and B&W on USB, Low resolution images of you selection for social media, a 5x7 inch fine art print of each selected image, two 8x12inch matted fine art prints, one 20x30inch fine art print

+$600 - the whole shebang

Upgraded from the Sweet & Petite package - Entire image gallery of 40+ images supplied as Full resolution digital images in both colour and B&W on USB, Low resolution images for social media, a fine art 5x7 inch print of each image, two 8x12inch matted fine art prints, one 20x30in fine art print, a 7x7 inch Flush mount 'Lite' album with 20pg (10 double spreads).

Upgrade to a 10x10inch Heirloom Album for +$300 (Whole Shebang only)

Discounted packages are available when booking multiple sessions.

Having your lifestyle photography session with Elysium Photography is as easy as 1, 2, 3!


All of my photography packages include our session time, a private online image gallery, a selection of your favourite digital images on USB edited in both colour and black & white full resolution, and low resolution versions of your selected images - perfect for sharing with family and friends. All of our beautiful products have been carefully sourced from a variety of professional photographic suppliers and are of the highest quality. Once I have confirmed that I'm available for your session date, you will be emailed a quote and we can move onto step 2...

Step 2: Sign your client agreement and pay a booking retainer

I require a signed contract and $200 non-refundable booking retainer which is subtracted from your package fee. While this retainer is non-refundable, it is transferable to a different date. This is invoiced to you once the signed contract has been received. The remaining balance from the minimum package is due 1 week prior to your session.

Step 3: Select your images

We've had an incredible photo session and approximately 2 weeks after that, I will email through a link for your online image gallery where you can select your favourite images. After viewing your gallery, you have the opportunity to upgrade your package to include more images and various printed products. The upgrade costs are due in full prior to deliver, but can be paid in interest free instalments. Credit card payments are accepted, bank transfers are preferred.

Still have questions? You can click here for our Frequently Asked Questions page!

Payment plans are available on all of the above packages. Sweet & Petite is the minimum portrait package spend (excl. wedding photography). A $200 non-refundable booking retainer is due upon booking confirmation with the remaining balance due the week of your session. Your final package choice can be made after viewing your image gallery. Upgrade costs must be paid prior to final delivery. Lifestyle portrait sessions run for 1-2 hours at locations within the Sydney metro area for up to 6 family members (immediate family excepted). Additional fees apply for large extended family sessions.
--  Prices may change at any time without notice. Prices are guaranteed for 14 days after enquiry. Dates are not held without paid session fee --
Payment plans available. Photographer is based in South-West Sydney and travels the entire Sydney region. Additional travel fees may apply for out of Sydney areas. Additional fees apply for sessions with more than 6 family members, immediate family accepted.

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