Family Documentary Photography





Documentary Family Photography Sessions are all about capturing your family as you are.  Doing the things you regularly do together.  I will come into your home or a location that is special to you and hang out with you for a morning or an afternoon.  

Unlike a traditional family portrait, I won't pose you or even necessarily tell you what to do.  

  It's just you, me, my camera and whatever is going on. Play together, read a book, climb a tree or bake a cake (there's no right or wrong thing to do).  I'd rather keep things unscripted and let things unfold the way they do.  If things get messy or kids get cranky - great! - that's all part of The Imperfect Project. 


Family Photo Session

Your Documentary Family Photo Session will include Jess photographing your family for a morning or an afternoon, usually for about 2-3 hours. From this you will receive the high resolution images (Approximately 70 images) to tell the story of your family and also a web gallery for you to share with your family and friends.

• Photo Session for about 2-3 hours
• Edited high resolution images
• Web gallery to share with family & friends



Do we get our images on disc?

Even better, you get them in a online gallery that you can share with family and friends. You also get a special password so you can download the high resolution, un-watermarked images. 

Can we purchase prints and albums?

Having your photos printed and displayed around your home for you to enjoy every day is exactly what we want! Beautiful Fine Art prints are available for purchase through your online gallery. Our Fine Art Albums are an excellent way to tell the story of your family. These can also be purchased after your shoot. Just get in touch for pricing.

Where will we do the shoot?

We usually complete the shoot in your home where everyone is most comfortable to completely be themselves.  Or, we can do the session at a location that is special to your family.

How do we book?

We ask for a $200 retainer to book in your session and then the balance 5 days prior to the session. And yes, we accept Credit Card Payments or direct deposit.


What should we wear?

Since we’re trying to photograph real moments we’d encourage you to just wear whatever you usually wear. Clothes that are comfortable to play with the children in. And for the kids - if you’re kids are likely to be painting or baking or playing in the sprinkler, then whatever is comfortable and you don’t mind getting messy.

Do we need planned activities?

I feel it works best when things aren't too planned. Just do what you always do as a family and anything unexpected that might happen is just part of the fun! That is what life is all about. It may seem like a long time but this gives the kids a chance to get used to me and in a way forget that I'm there. Nothing needs to be forced and I promise it won't be painful for those that might not be very comfortable in front of the camera, I will literally just hang out with you and if you have fun with your family, the photos will reflect that.

Where are you based?

I am based in Nundah, Brisbane and am available for sessions within the general Brisbane area. I am also available for Family Sessions on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast or even interstate however a travel fee may apply. Get in touch if you'd like more info.

How long before we get to see our photos?

We aim to get your gallery to you within 3-4 weeks.