A family portrait session is a wonderful opportunity to document your family unit at its best, enjoying some precious “downtime” and just having fun. It can be held in a studio with artificial light or in the comfort of your own home in a style known as lifestyle photography.
No matter what type of family portrait session you are looking for, Adelaide has artists who can make it happen, with the following 10 among our favorites.
My Only Sunshine
My Only Sunshine Photography is an award-winning Adelaide photography business that specializes in family, newborn, and maternity sessions. It is owned by Verity, who has worked as a full-time photographer for almost a decade and loves capturing the beautiful moments of family life. Her style of photography has been described as emotive, whimsical, and ethereal, with a blending of different textures and colors to make her subjects shine.
Kate and Co.
Based in Edwardstown, Kate and Co. is a collective of five family photographers - Kate, Deb, Jackie, Tenille, and Morgan - who all shoot in a similar style. They say that they are “obsessed with simplicity and minimalism” and are on a mission to slow down this “chaotic crazy life that is raising children, day-to-day life, work….”
Owner and lead photographer Kate is inspired by Zen Buddhism and the Wabi-Sabi philosophy of seeing beauty in the imperfect, the impermanent, and the incomplete.
Wish Photography by Katherine Stannard
Katherine Stannard is the owner and creative director of Wish Photography, which offers family studio portraits as well as on-location shoots. She has four children of her own and explains that just days after they were born, she became fascinated with “capturing every little detail on film.”
Katherine worked for 10 years as a registered nurse before making the switch to photography and hasn’t looked back since. Today, she is also joined by Brazilian photographer Monica during outdoor family sessions.
Tania Gaylor Photography
Tania Gaylor is on a mission to create “stunning art…that just happens to be of your family.” Her sessions are all about having fun as a family while she captures all of the emotions and connections you share. She specializes in capturing the essence of your family in a style that has been described as elegant and artful, as well as offering custom-designed artwork that you will be proud to hang in the family home.
Melissa Alagich Photography
Adelaide-based family photographer Melissa Alagich truly loves what she does and describes her business as her “4th baby”. Over the years, she has had the privilege of working with hundreds of wonderful families and creating incredible memories for them.
As a photographer, she wants to document those cherished “downtimes” you share as a family and capture images that will transport you back to that moment in time. They act as a reminder of how precious family time is amidst the busyness of everyday life.
Melanie Nelson Photography
With 15 years of professional experience under her belt, Melanie Nelson is one of the most in-demand family photographers in Adelaide. She says that her style of photography is “full of happiness and warmth”, with the gorgeous light of Adelaide being a big inspiration.
Melanie is a mom of two herself and loves capturing the moments shared between families. Clients rave about her professionalism and attention to detail, which is what makes all the difference.
Agata Ferrante is a nationally award-winning photographer and a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. She is based out of a stunning whitewashed studio in Parkside where she captures newborn, maternity, and family portrait sessions in a style that is natural and organic.
Agata trained with some of the best photographers in the industry, including Leanne Curtis and Leah Robinson, before branching out with her own business, which is heavily focused on the art of storytelling.
The Little Oak Studio
Based in Ridgehaven, The Little Oak Studio is owned and operated by Rachel, who describes herself as not only a family photographer and artist but also a baby whisperer. She is on a mission to craft beautiful take-home memories that “young families will treasure forever” while ensuring that everyone who steps into her space feels welcome and comfortable enough to share “their unique story of togetherness in the world.” Rachel also offers outdoor family portrait sessions at a beautiful location in nearby Houghton.
Deb Elton Photography
Deb Elton is an Adelaide family photographer who is all about “capturing moments from today…creating memories for a lifetime.” She strives to create a fun and relaxed setting for the families she works with while capturing images that reflect the true personalities of you and your children.
When you book a family portrait session with Deb, you can expect lots of adventure, love, and laughter as you create lasting memories that you are sure to treasure for many years to come.
Carrie Jones Photography
As a lifestyle family photographer, Carrie Jones is dedicated to capturing “the connections, the joy and the essence of what makes your family unique” during sessions that are relaxed and fun. She describes lifestyle photography as lying somewhere between classic portraiture and documentary photography and prides herself on being able to connect with young kids.
Carrie isn’t one for minimal posing or forced smiles but rather offers gentle guidance throughout her shoots to ensure that the light and environment are being used to their full potential.