Baby Girl with Dad

Our Favourite Moments of 2017

Phew! It’s been a massive year at Hugster Family Photography – our first full year since we split our wedding and family portrait brands and Hugster was born. It’s been a slog to get our new name out there, but so rewarding meeting so many beautiful...

A tight knit bunch

When Sarah finished uni and moved interstate to a small country town, little did she know that she would meet the love of her life. After work, Sarah visited the gym during the week and the pub on the weekends. Nathan worked at the pub and was always at...

Family portrait sessions at the beach

For many Melbourne families, summer means beach time! Sand castles, fish and chips, ice cream, swimming, paddling - but have you considered family portrait sessions at the beach? We are blessed with so many beautiful bay beaches that provide a really...

Digging For Family Treasures

When we heard that one of Belle’s sons was named Toby (the same as our cheeky 4-year-old) and shares the same love of fart jokes, we knew we would definitely get along! This Toby is two years old and simply adores his older brother Zac. Belle told us that...

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...

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