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Have a teenaged daughter? || Adelaide family photographer

adelaide family photographer

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.



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Sweet AND Raunchy || Boudoir photographer Adelaide

This was a fun boudoir session to photograph.

Dark portraits

My client brought some examples of images and styles she had in mind for her shoot and this set the basis for our inspiration board. We came up with a plan that included using props for posing, including the couch, chairs, bed and ladder. We also decided on a mix of light and airy styles as well as more dark and sensual looks.

Pose on the couch

This is the most requested pose in boudoir sessions…. flattering and sexy for all body shapes and sizes. The beauty of bringing a sexy pair of heels is you don’t even have to stand in them!

Classic boudoir

Victoria's Secret

Matching black bra set

Sexy lingerie

This vintage ladder is one of my favourite props to pose with. It’s fun but a bit raunchy at the same time.

sexy police girl

the white sheet session

How would you like to be photographed? Call me, Deb, in the studio to book your free style consultation on 08 7070 1667.

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Life Coach Thilan Legierse || Personal Branding Portraits Adelaide

Adelaide Life Coach Thilan Legierse specialises in Communication and Conflict Management Skills.

Thilans professional headshot With a legal background working as a barrister and having worked overseas in different capacities, Thilan brings rich experience to this role.

Thilan approached me for some fresh new corporate headshots to represent her personal branding on her website. The brief was to create both studio based and outdoor portraits, in her signature look – a range of brightly coloured dresses.

We included hair styling in keeping with her usual look with hairstylist Alyce Brand and created a light natural makeup with makeup artist Andrea Wauer. 

We also wanted to include some less formal, laughing images, to show her warmth, and approachability. Because life’s not all serious!

The outside images were taken at Wittunga Botanic Gardens, Blackwood.

Personal branding and headshots



“I’ve received fantastic feedback about my new images,” Thilan tells me. “I’m really pleased with them.”

To find out more about personal branding headshots, call the studio on 08 7070 1667 or contact Deb via the Contact page.

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Celebrating Mums this Mothers Day || Limited $99 offer

Are you looking for a unique present for Mum this Mothers Day? If you’re like me, maybe you buy your own pressie. Why not? We certainly don’t need just ONE day in the year to remind us how amazing we Mums are LOL! But as you would know, I am passionate about the need for us to exist in photos, so that in years to come, our children will be able to SEE and remember us. There’s no excuse for avoiding the camera. Are you worried about a few extra kilos or smiley lines? I’ve got you covered!

deb smith photography beauty portraits Here’s your chance to claim your Mother’s Day Beauty Portrait deal! For just $99, you’ll get a 3 hour portrait session, professional Hair and Makeup Artistry with my makeover team, and style consultation for your very own Beauty Shoot! Nothing to wear? Come check out the studio wardrobe. From formal, fitted and sexy, to soft, romantic and flowy, I have something in every size and colour for you to try on.

Invite your loved ones to share the memories– no extra cost! Invite Dad and the kids to join you at the end of the session for a fun family portrait.

she came for a glamour portrait


With your portrait order, you’ll also receive the  gorgeous limited edition gift folio in natural linen (valued at $275). Call today to book 08 7070 1667.

unique present and gift for mothers day 2017

**I’m giving away UNLIMITED sessions at the $99 promo price from now till Mother’s Day. You may schedule your session in the weeks and months ahead but you MUST CALL by the 14th May to claim the deal. 08 7070 1667. Tag your Mum, sisters, and best friends to share the news!***

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Wittunga Botanic Gardens || Blackwood Portrait Photographer

When local small business owner and Mum Beth approached me to plan a portrait session with both sides of her extended family, the best place came straight to mind – Wittunga Botanic Gardens. In spring and summer, the colourful blooms on display are quite extraordinary. The colours are so vibrant and suit family photos so well.

This garden location is so perfect for all ages – children especially love the expanses of well maintained grass, the ducks and the small lake. It’s just one kilometre from the Blackwood roundabout. I think it’s one of Adelaide’s best kept secrets!

Here are some images from the first session with Dad’s side of the family:


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Mum with baby at Wittunga Botanic Gardens with Blackwood Portrait Photographer

children's outdoor portraits at Wittunga Botanic Gardens in the spring or summer

Big teenage brother and little sister for portraits at Wittunga Botanic Gardens

She is two years old with a pretty dress and pink flower in her hair to dress for photos

Grandma and grandpa in family portraits

Dad and 15 year old son in their outdoor family photos

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Best family photographer in Adelaide

Best family portrait photographer in Adelaide

informal fun and casual photo of grandma in the gardens

Family photo outside in the sun with Mum Dad brother and sister

Wedding anniversary photos

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