Baby Girl with Dad

Worth the wait

Some things are worth the wait.... and that includes these beautiful family photos! Kathryn's mum purchased a Hugster family photography voucher at her local school fete last year. We scheduled in an Autumn session for Kathryn and her two daughters Alize...

Love your grandparents

Grandparents and grandkids share a special bond that is a real joy to witness - especially in our family! And it’s no surprise really. For many grandparents, it’s a second chance at parenting – but with more fun stuff and less responsibility. And so, to...

Love is love

While the debate over marriage equality consumes the nation, it sometimes seems to get forgotten that there are already thousands of same-sex parent families who are just going about their daily lives. I've often wondered how many people out there are...

Including your dog in a family portrait session

For many families, their dog is an essential part of the family, so it makes sense that your fur-baby will also come along to a family portrait session. We’re more than happy to include your beloved pooch in our sessions, but a little extra planning goes a...

Migrate south for winter

While most of Melbourne heads north to Queensland for the winter school holidays, Jess and Brett are one of those crazy families who made the opposite move down south, moving back to Melbourne two years ago. Considering they are much more used to balmy...

Why we don’t want your kids to ‘behave’

Nearly every parent that we’ve photographed has had a moment during their session when they turn to Iain and say, “I’m so sorry my kids aren’t behaving, how are you going to get a good photo out of this?” Trust us, Iain is a magician when it comes to getting the best...

Winter Session Tips

Winter might not be the first season that jumps to mind when you think ‘family portrait session’ but if you’ve got kids who love the outdoors (and whose don’t?) this time of year is perfect! There’s lots of reasons - cute winter woollies, having a park all to yourself...

Last days of Autumn

We love sessions in the late afternoon, golden Autumn light and Jasmine and her kids were lucky enough to snap up one of the last days before all the leaves fell to the ground. We loved getting to know this family, the kids were exactly as Jasmine described them:...

The best family portrait session locations

Once you've decided on the date and time of your session, deciding on the perfect location is the next most important factor. We photograph all our sessions outdoors in natural light (except for newborn sessions) as it best suits our style of photography and allows...

Why we love Autumn family portrait sessions

Autumn is awesome. Here in Melbourne we have just had a great run of beautifully typical Autumn days – crisp and foggy in the morning, clearing to gorgeous sunshine for the rest of the day. Throw in some stunning family portrait sessions we have done recently and this...

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