Real life photos for fun-loving families.

Let's ditch cheesey, posed and fake, and let them be fun, wild and real.


Real life photos for fun-loving families.

Let's ditch cheesey, posed and fake, and let them be fun, wild and real.

What if you could have real life photos of your entire family, that look and feel exactly how it feels when all your family get together, without any whinging and bribing, & without looking cheesy or fake?

What if you were IN those family photos, and those photos you absolutely adore were IN your family home (and your parent’s home), bringing a smile to your face every single day (even the days that are long & loud)?

If you’ve been putting extended family photos in the too hard basket, because kids are hard, life is hard, getting everyone together is hard, then it’s time we had a heart to heart.

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Let me guess...

You’re busy at work, and oh-so-busy at home, getting everyone together for photos is like herding sheep, or perhaps you KNOW you’ll all be together, but there’s those few black sheep who’d rather just have a beer and a catch up, than sacrifice any of their fun family time for ‘posing for the camera’.

The thing is, whether it’s Mum’s 70th, Dad’s 80th, a ‘once every few years’ family holiday, or just a regular ol’ Sunday BBQ in the yard, the opportunity to have ALL your favourite people together is worth celebrating – and documenting, for the generations to come.

Does this sound familiar?

But it doesn’t have to be this way…

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extended family photos in gold coast backyard

How would you feel, knowing…

What if your family photos weren’t all ‘awkward matchy-matchy family in a field’, and you could choose your own adventure?

Your family, your story, YOU choose how we tell it…

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jonsson family farm with boy on billycart with grandad

The ‘Family Get-Together’ Session

An activity-based session for the families who hate to sit still, to capture exactly how this chapter looks and feels.

A mix of relaxed group shots, separate families, kids playing and any in-between magic.

This one’s for you if…


  • 90 minute relaxed photography session
  • Your full gallery of 150+ stunning digital images


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nans 90th birthday with cousins around birthday cake

All sessions include-

  • Session planning questionnaire and/or phone call
    (so your session is actually tailored to YOU, and doesn’t look like the stock photo in your Ikea frame)
  • Location and activity advice
    (can be your home or favourite place, and favourite things to do, but sometimes it helps to talk it through)
  • Styling advice (if needed, but if your kid wants to be a fairy, that’s cool too!)
  • Photography session (where we have FUN and make magic!)
  • Downloadable slideshow to music (the best part!)
  • Your full gallery of images to download in high resolution, no having to pick favourites or leaving photos you love behind (they are all yours, so you can do whatever you want with them!)
  • A professional online print shop, linked directly to your gallery
    (in case you prefer printing photos from bed in your PJ’s)
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Don’t just take my word for it…

I am forever grateful that you captured my family just as I see them myself. I feel blessed to have the most adorable children and grandchildren. Our home is a haven full of shared love and here we make wonderful memories together. The essence of this is in every photo. Thank you once again.


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So why would you trust ME with your family photos?

Hey, I’m Heidi!

Many clients say that having me over to capture their family feels like a regular Sunday arvo, and ‘Heidi was like an old friend who popped by with her camera.’

THIS is exactly how it should feel, no pressure to perform, or behave or be anyone other than your wonderfully, beautifully, chaotically imperfect selves.

You may secretly think that your life is boring, or wild or weird – but I assure you, I don’t care!

I’m not some magical judgemental photography unicorn there to expose your imperfect family.

These photos are for you, and for them, and those weird and wild and boring parts of everyday life are the things you’ll hold onto in 20 years time, and say ‘remember when… how good were those days’.

As my boys get older, I know each nudie run or bedtime hug or fart noise or hand reaching out for mine, is numbered.

The photos we will create together are the EXACT kind of photos that I crave & always make sure I capture for my own family. Over the last 7 years, 500 families have trusted me to document their unique story for them, and gosh I know you want this too.

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Kind Words

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Frequently Asked Questions…

I’m a mum of two very energetic boys, I get it, the more you tell them what to do, the less they want to do it! I usually start with a few ‘everyone look at the camera’ shots and then the rest of the session is pretty chilled out, I might give some suggestions for things to do, or more photogenic places to go, but generally I just let the kids play and explore. Often the best photos are when your kid is doing the thing that makes them most happy! And if meltdowns happen (and they will!) I may take an adorable photo of that, and then we can take a little break or head on a different adventure.

Is family life ever perfect? Your kids want to see you, with them, so they can hold those memories and feelings in their hearts. You may never lose those 5 kilos, you may never re-paint that feature wall, and that is okay. Your kids don’t care, time goes fast, don’t wait. (or if you’re like me, a photoshoot is a great deadline haha).

Yes, absolutely! I usually aim to get all the bigger group photos done first and then any smaller families that want some family shots or sibling shots can separate from the group and do their own little mini session.

Great question – click here to find out about the process of working together.

If you need a weekend, I am usually booked out a month or 2 in advance, so get in touch ASAP to check availability. If a weekday suits you, at least 2-4 weeks notice is great. I do get the odd cancellation, so it’s always worth checking if you aren’t sure!

Generally my shoot days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and can either be mornings around 9am or afternoons about an hour or two before sunset, depending on your home/location/activities.
Thursday, Friday and Saturdays by request only, please do ask!

I absolutely love photographing families in places that are special to them, whether that is your family home, or the beach or park you always go to together, if the place is special to you, the photos will also be that little bit more special in the years to come. If it’s just a photogenic location you need, then I’m happy to recommend some options around the Gold Coast and Northern NSW. You can also download my Location Guide from the FREEBIE page here on my website.

Absolutely! I have a golden retriever, he is our baby, I couldn’t imagine having family photos without him! Let me know if you want to bring your fur baby and we can make sure it’s a dog friendly location. They can be in all the photos if you want, or we can find a shady spot to tie them up or let them roam free if they are allowed, up to you! Of course if your photos are at home, you’re welcome to include all your pets- dogs, cats, horses, chickens, goats, lizards, the more the merrier!

For past clients who have had a full family or newborn session with me I offer a $100 discount off your chosen session. If my sessions aren’t within your current budget, keep an eye out for one of my mini sessions by joining the Fun Mum Photo Club (free to join!) as they will be announced there first.

Yes! I usually do ‘Mummy & Me’ mini sessions around mothers day and
Christmas mini sessions in late November. These sessions are shorter than my regular sessions, with a small number of images at a discounted price. Best to join the Fun Mum Photo Club as they will be announced there first.

You are more than welcome to pay off your session in installments. It’s so easy to organise! If you book your date in advance, a $250 deposit is required, and you can pay the balance in monthly installments until 2 weeks prior to our session.

Cloudy skies make for great photos, but I certainly don’t want to get stuck in a storm. If it looks like it may rain and this will affect the activities or the vision for our shoot, I’ll be in contact in the days prior and we can decide together if we should reschedule.
If you or your little ones are sick, please try to give a least 24 hours notice, and we can reschedule when everyone is feeling better.

There are no rules here, what you wear is totally up to you and your family, I want you to look and feel like YOU and not a put-together Pinterest Family. But in case you need some gentle guidance, you can download my What to Wear Guide from the FREEBIE page here on my website.

Yes, travel within 45 minutes of Worongary is included in your session. Travel to Brisbane or Byron suburbs is simply a $50 travel fee. I’m happy to consider travel outside these areas. I often road trip down the East Coast to see family in Sydney and the Central Coast, and do a Melbourne trip and a North Straddie trip every couple of years, so please get in touch​ if you’d like to arrange a session.

After your session you will receive your photos in an online gallery that is linked to a professional print shop. You can purchase prints and albums, and I will arrange it all for you so the quality is brilliant, and you get to enjoy your precious photos for generations to come. If you’re more of a DIY gal or want some ideas on how to display your prints you can download my What do I do with my Photos Guide from the FREEBIE page here on my website. Or check out this Blog: Print shop vs. Kmart. What’s the difference?

Let’s bring photos into your family home that your heart truly adores,

that celebrate your family life so you can remember how this chapter feels-

the beauty, the fun, the chaos of your favourite people and your days together.

Love for Heidi