Family photographer Melbourne

Session Information - Family Photography

What to expect from your session, with your family photographer Melbourne, Vanilla Images.

Working with an experienced Family Photographer in Melbourne, means that your portrait photography experience is not only fun. but easy. 

Our family photography sessions are kept unobtrusive and relaxed. This results in natural and expressive images that reflect your family’s current stage of life and the personalities of every individual.  

Before we start, each family photography session is completely tailored to suit your family’s specific needs in a detailed pre-shoot design consultation.

Visit our Experience Page to find out more about the Vanilla Images portrait process.

Relaxed and Fun Outdoor Family Photos by family photographer Melbourne Vanilla Images

Capture the moment with family portraits that will last.

It all happens so quickly it’s easy to forget to capture your children’s golden moments with professional photos.

The change from newborn, to a toddler, to starting school and then suddenly all grown up, happens in the blink of an eye. 

Once those moments are gone, will you have a way to remember those times forever? Ones that you can share with your child and with their children? 

If you don not, Family photography is the perfect way to document your family’s story and capture the moments as you and your family grow and change.

Natural Family Photography of Mother and Child

We work with your kids.

We understand that children vary so much in character and are at different stages in their life. 

Each of our sessions are children led, so you don’t need to worry if they are shy or boisterous. Your session is meant to capture you and your family, just being you!! 

4 month old baby family portraits

The whole family is welcome!

We love including the whole family in our Melbourne family photography sessions! 

Immediate family is of course a must – displaying family images creates a positive impact on your children’s development. 

But you are more than welcome to include grandparents and pets too!

Baby Milestone Family Photographs

Match your artwork to your home!

Wall art is one of the most popular choice for displaying family and kids portrait photography. Our uniquely designed photo shoots mean we can style your session so your images will suit the spaces they will fill in your home.

As part of our service, we offer artwork pre visualisation tools, so that you can even see exactly what your pieces will look like in your own home! 

To find our more about our display options, visit our Finished Products and Pricing page.

Relaxed, fun family photography

Where will the photography shoot happen?

Family and children’s photography sessions can of course happen anywhere!

But we usually shoot outdoors in either a beach, garden, bush or urban session, with plenty of space to move around and for younger children to play.

Your family photographer in Melbourne Karen, will help you pick the perfect backdrop for your session in your pre-session planning call. 

Father and daughter Family Photography Melbourne

Timed for the light.

Our outdoor family photography sessions are timed for the best light of the day, which is 45 minutes after sunrise or 1.5 – 2 hours before sunset.

Generally morning sessions tend to work best with younger children and afternoon sessions often work best for older families.

Kid photography with family photographer Vanilla Images

Have more questions?

Visit our FAQ’s page for more detailed information on our Melbourne family photography sessions. 

Family photographer Melbourne - Gallery

Investment - How much will a family photography session cost?

Payment to book

Your session fee


$150 standard session / $195 generational (extended family)

View current booking specials here.

Then this happens




In your in-studio viewing you purchase your prints / image collection.

All options are a mix of print & digital

See the finished imagery first and then only invest in what you LOVE!


Prints start at $250, however most people purchase an image collection, which start at $990.

Our most popular options are around $1590.



Payment plans are available.

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Garden Family Photos

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Ready to book?

Do you want to purchase a session now and sort out the details later?

Not a problem! 

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Then press the BOOK NOW button below.

Once purchased your photographer Karen will contact you to complete your booking and design your session with you.

Have a question or need to chat before deciding?

Karen would love to chat to see if the studio is a good fit for you or answer any questions you might have.

Clicking the button below will take you to Karen’s phone appointment calendar so you can select a time for her to give you a call.

If you have a quick question and would prefer it answered without speaking with anyone there is a contact form too! 

Having a chat is completely obligation free, so book now to speak to Karen!