Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people – perfect for families with little ones who can’t sit still for too long!
A regular portrait session can cost upwards of $1000, but for $175 you’ll receive 15 professionally edited digital files (chosen by you) in a download gallery (in your choice of colour or black and white), which will be shared with you after the session. You'll also have the option to purchase extra files after the session if you want to.
You can then print out your photos as many times as you like, in whatever size you like.
Professional photographer Kate Sheffield will capture beautiful, natural moments between you and your family. However, if you’d prefer just some photos of the kids by themselves that’s fine too!
It’s a great way for mum and dad to get out from behind the camera and into some photos with the kids.
How to Book
Choose a session time that suits you from the list below and please include the number of people who will be attending. Places are limited so book early to avoid missing out.
Bubbles & Balloons Photo Sessions
These styled sessions are perfect for getting smiles out of kids who don't usually love the camera, and will give your annual family photos a sense of fun and colour! The bubbles and balloons are provided by the photography team, so you can just turn up on the day. Our next Bubbles&Balloons sessions are listed below on Saturday 17th August.
Please note sessions on the beach can be windy. You may want to wear your hair up or choose another location to attend a session if you are concerned.
If you have missed out on a session, you can follow us on Facebook to stay updated on all of our upcoming sessions throughout Melbourne.
Refund Policy: 7 days notice required for a full refund. Re-scheduling requires 7 days notice. In the case of bad weather (heavy rain) the photo session may be cancelled and you'll be given the option of rescheduling or a refund.
If you need to reschedule less than 7 days before your session then a $40 rescheduling fee applies.
If you need to reschedule or refund your booking, then please contact the office using the form here . Your photographer is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you.
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Our Spring Picnic sessions are available on Sunday 8th September at Fitzroy Gardens!
Our styled Christmas photo sessions will be held on Sunday 3rd November at St Kilda Botanical Gardens!
Photos taken by Kate Sheffield
4.9/5from 24 reviews
Kate is an excellent photographer. She is so patient to deal with kid while photo taking. She made us comfortable in photo taking during the whole event. Thanks for that. 5/5 by Thuzar Myat 19-6-2019
Kate was fantastic, put us at ease & we got some great shots. Will be making this a bi-annual event for me & the kids: easy to arrange, professional, affordable & great results. Very happy customer, thank you! 5/5 by mandy shapley 24-4-2018
excellent. highly recommend 5/5 by Steve Brown 13-4-2018
The photos are absolutely amazing! Thank you so much! They are so beautiful, such a tough choice narrowing it down to 15. 5/5 by Kassandra 30-11-2017
These photos look incredible! We had such a great experience despite the weather and crying toddler. They are greatly appreciated and we will definitely make this an annual thing! Such a great idea and truly beautiful work. 5/5 by Daniella 22-8-2017
What an outstanding experience! We got amazing family portraits that we will cherish forever with such personalised service at an amazing price! So happy with the result and cannot thank you enough! We will be back for more to record the kids as they grow. Many thanks to Brooke and photographer Kate! 5/5 by Elizabeth Thong 26-3-2017
Special thanks to the photographer Kate for such an outstanding job and capturing us so well! These are the best photos we have had done in years. 5/5 by Elizabeth 21-3-2017
It's an awesome idea, love the fact that it only takes 30minutes 5/5 by Daniela 19-10-2016
5/5 by PAULA MARTYL DE BORBA 1-8-2016
Very good to have family photos outdoors, the children warmed up easily to the photographer. 5/5 by cherrie 31-5-2016
We really enjoyed our selves. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable 30 minutes. Kate is a pretty chilled out photographer and made us feel really comfortable. 5/5 by Amanda Peterson 15-5-2016
5/5 by AndreaJasper 29-4-2016
We were all very happy with the experience:) 5/5 by Lena Fox 23-4-2016
We had a wonderful time at our photo shoot and are extremely happy with the photos. 5/5 by Blaz Persich 20-4-2016
It was a beautiful day, we had such fun, looking forward to receiving the photos soon. 5/5 by Lena Fox 20-4-2016
The session was so perfect for our active 3 year old and also our 1 year old who's just started walking. You really nailed it with 30 minute sessions, I don't think 1 minute longer would have worked for us. The amount of photos Kate was able to take in that time was terrific, we were pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to get some photos printed and on our walls. 5/5 by Susan Roberts 20-4-2016
We had a great time, it was fun, quick & easy with a great result. 5/5 by Blaz Persich 11-4-2016
very enjoyable family photo session! would love to do it again 4/5 by Evelyn Muliawan 11-4-2016
5/5 by Jason Hay 6-4-2016
Great idea and very well run. We had fun and appreciate all the time and ideas for photos 5/5 by Barbara Jasper 24-1-2016
Professional and unrushed. I was initially worried about the time constraints, particularly with a small child and other families ruining late and encroaching on our time. But this was far from the case. Very enjoyable session despite the weather. 5/5 by James Wan 24-11-2015
It was so easy to book my family into this event, find the location, and have a quick photo session. Half an hour booking was perfect for family with a 7 year old boy - nobody got bored and it felt like there will be plenty of shots to choose from. 5/5 by Jenna Mellerick 22-11-2015
I love this concept of getting professional photos taken in a beautiful environment in a short space of time for not a lot of money and you get to own the photos to reproduce as many times as you like. Brilliant!!! I am highly recommending to everyone!! 5/5 by Sheree Gome 1-11-2015
I was organised well. Kate knows her work and set a rapport with her subjects. She was quick to get pretty good pictures of my son who had set her a challenge.
Thank you Kate for the photo sesssion and Brooke for organising the event. Looking forward for the photos. 4/5 by Rohit Anchi 11-7-2015