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Melissa and Emma || Mother and Daughter portrait Adelaide

This Mum and daughter Melissa and Emma share the same zany sense of humour! They’ve now introduced me to the TV show Miranda – if you’ve seen this show, now you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, here is a great starting point – Miranda: The Ten Funniest Moments (Number 7: Not content with getting her high heel stuck down a crack in the pavement, Miranda also manages to set off a series of water spouts in this first-rate scene. Gary’s (Tom Ellis) expression of deadpan bemusement as a bedraggled Miranda hobbles towards him… can you picture this? They could be describing me LOl!)

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Alyce’s created the beautiful hair – long, classic Hollywood curl for Emma and a light funky twist through Melissa’s classic bob.

Makeup by Belinda Oliver (Blush and Brush).

Emma brought a classic piece, her favourite black leather jacket (bought in the Men’s section, she proudly explains) and we decided to make red and black the basis of their combined looks.

Emma allowed me some creativity to wrap her in some gorgeous red satin I had on hand to create a “custom dress”. I just love it! (See pictures 2, 5 and 7  below).

How would YOU like to be photographed? Let us create a custom look just for you.

For bookings or to answer any questions, call me at the studio on 08 7070 1667.


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Have a teenaged daughter? || Adelaide family photographer

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Have You Always Wanted a Beautiful Portrait with your Daughter?


I’m all about building positive self-image and being a teen can be tricky to navigate in this social media age.

I want to encourage more young women to be strong and confident individuals. How? With the experience of a photoshoot with their Mum in my Blackwood studio!

I follow Adelaide’s Taryn Brumfitt, founder of the Body Image Movement, and love her mission to lift the self image of women everywhere. As a mum of a nearly 10 year old daughter, I’m all too aware that everything I say and do influences her.

If this resonates, I’d love to hear from you! Click here to fill out the contact form to let me know you’re interested.

I plan to write a series of blog posts on my website based on these photoshoots.

Why should you have a Photoshoot? Well, I’m glad you asked. You get great photos together – no stiff poses, no forced smiles – I’m all about telling your story, and being authentic. You’ll have fun. And we’ll have captured some real moments for all time.

This offer is good for 5 Mums and their teen daughter (aged 13-19), who both enjoy dressing up, have a great sense of humour and a great relationship. I have plenty of items in the studio wardrobe for you to choose from, if you wish. I love photographing different styles. Love swirly skirts? Great! Hate pink, prefer jeans and boots? Great!

If you apply to participate in this offer, you must be available during the month of July (including the school holidays) and be happy for me to use your photos on my blog.

I’ll be offering a free photography session and a “thank you” print to the right families. I’m not looking for models, just everyday people.

If this sounds like you and you want to know more, just click here to fill out the contact form and we’ll chat. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is hair and makeup included? The offer includes the photoshoot only, but I have a team of professional hair and makeup artists and would encourage you to include this as an add-on to your session. It’s just $100 per person and adds to the enjoyment of your day.

Is this really free? What’s the catch? – Yes the session and thank you print are free, but in return I would like to feature your photos, behind the scenes video and story in one of my upcoming feature blog posts about mothers and daughters. It would also be sweet if you left a review of your experience on my Facebook page.

Can we buy more photos? – Absolutely! When you return to the studio to see your photos, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase more if you wish, but you’re not obliged.