If you’re looking to celebrate a milestone, track your kids growth or just get in the shot yourself, then you’ve come to the right place!

There is something special about a family portrait that hangs in your home and acts as a reminder of the strength and importance of family bonds. It reinforces a sense of belonging and togetherness for all your family members. A family portrait tells the visual story of your whole family through the years, and can become part of your family’s tradition.

Tips to help you through the photo shoot

Working with children and animals during a photo shoot can be very challenging, so set your family up for success by trying these tips:

  • Make sure everyone is well fed and well rested before the photo shoot
  • Take a change of outfit (and lots of wet wipes) for toddlers and babies
  • Try to wear complementary colours
  • Take treats for your furry family members to keep them distracted
  • Remind everyone before the photo shoot of the feel you want portrayed in the portrait. If it’s a purely fun portrait, your kids may not need to look at the camera.

Here is a list of local family photographers around the Melville area who can capture the uniqueness and joy of your family.

Julie Casali Photography, Palmyra

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Source: Julie Casali Photography

Julie Casali is a lifestyle photographer as she uses natural light and prefers phoot shoots that aren’t posed. Talking, smiling, enjoying the moment…that’s how she will capture your family’s magical moments. Julie has years of experience and understands the importance of location so she knows lots of the best spots around Perth. She also offers underwater photography.

Kirsten Graham Photography, Fremantle

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Source: Kirsten Graham Photography

A master photographer with over 15 years experience, Kirsten will capture the most beautiful memories for your family. She makes you feel at ease in front of the camera – a photo session should be full of fun with natural smiles. A range of packages are available, from mini session days held every few months, to a full bespoke session in your choice of location. Gift certificates are also available to give the gift of memories.

Lilypad Photography, Myaree

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Source: Lilypad Photography

Lilypad Photography has won WA Professional Family Photographer of the Year for four years in a row. Not only do they take your family portraits, but they also capture the fun and spontaneity of family life. They offer whimsical portraits and even underwater shots of you and your family. For more information and details about Lilypad Photography, find them online.

Anita Underwood Photography, Murdoch

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Source: Anita Underwood Photography

Anita underwood is local photographer who specialises in family and wedding photography. Her love of photography shines through her images as she gets to combine the two loves in her life – photography and people. She will capture emotions and moments that you may not notice but her camera will.

  • Address: Murdoch
  • Phone: 0451 463 304 or anita.underwood@bigpond.com
  • Website: Anita Underwood

Be Photography, Fremantle

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Source: Be Photography

Be Photography has been capturing families throughout Perth and Fremantle since 2005 using natural and uncluttered photography. They capture emotions, joy, connections and love, preferring lifestyle images, everyday moments and fun locations, where the personalities of their clients can shine through. They also offer baby hand and feet keepsakes that you can book without a photography session.

Cooper Studio, Melville

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Source: Cooper Studio

Cooper Studio is a contemporary photography studio that is based in Melville. The studio itself is referred to as the Bird House Studio and is a 3-storey modern building with lots of natural light. It has a very relaxed and casual feel which is perfect for either your family portrait or a photo just of the kids. You can find a blog on their website that offers photography advice for your snaps at home.

  • Address: Private address in Melville, call for location 
  • Phone: 9433 4312 or 1300 305 410
  • Website: Cooper Studio

Fisher Photography, Attadale

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Source: Fisher Photography

Geoff Fisher of Fisher Photography loves photographing and interacting with families and sharing joyful experiences with them. He aims to take creative, interesting, pleasing and emotionally moving images that his clients remember with delight. His love of photography ensures that he keeps up to date with the latest technology so his portraits can capture a family moment in the best detail. Check out his fun before and after shots of families returning for portraits as they grow older.

  • Address: Attadale
  • Phone: 0414 644 071 or geoff@fisherphotography.com.au
  • Website: Fisher Photography

For more local businesses, head to our business directory. You can also find on our blog a great article about The Importance of Family Traditions.

Melville Mums
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