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 $200 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.
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.
Private Photo Shoot
Our private shoots are ideal if you have a date or location in mind, or if you have a large group of people. Get in touch with us on the contact form here to check our availability.
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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Kate has been shooting my little girl every year since the year she was born. Very happy with the photos and great value. 5/5 by Julia Zhu 2-5-2022
Love the photos 5/5 by cecilia 16-4-2022
Very relaxed and fun. Great rapport with us and the kids. Really enjoyed the session.
5/5 by Cathy Eracleous 10-3-2022
I enjoyed my photo shoot with Kate. She is very professional photographer with good customer skills. 5/5 by Gurpreet 3-3-2022
It was a good experience. Great photographer who is engaging which made it fun. Nice setting. 4/5 by Claire Bundey 3-3-2022
Such a relaxed and friendly session, and so affordable. My kids loved it, the fact that it was outdoors made it so enjoyable for everyone. Will definitely be using them again in the future. 5/5 by Ineke Lam 6-1-2022
Great location, really happy with Kate; she makes everyone feel very at ease. 5/5 by Mandy Shapley 24-12-2021
Kate was very friendly and professional. The photos turned out even better than I expected. 5/5 by Tanya Pendlebury 3-8-2021
We enjoyed the day very much, and the photos are wonderful! Thank you! 5/5 by Besharl Hein 11-2-2021
The photos are so beautiful .
We love it. 5/5 by Nilar Win 16-1-2021
Great! Friendly photographer, relaxed and informal photos. But best of all we loved the photos 5/5 by Holly Clark 13-11-2020
I would really like to thank you for the session. It was such an easy and informal way to get some family shots. Kate and her assistant were amazing. They made everyone feel comfortable. It was the most enjoyable photo shoot I have had. And I hadn't even planned on being in the photos! 5/5 by Claire H 30-6-2020
It was a great morning doing the photo shoot and we're really happy with the pictures. I'm sure we'll use My Family Photo again in the future to capture our family as we grow. 5/5 by Sarah Simmons 13-12-2019
kate is awesome. she captured the greatest moments in such a short 30 minutes. we love our photos and will definitely have our family photos again next year. 5/5 by Karen Li 9-12-2019
5/5 by Jessica Hughes 9-12-2019
Great idea especially for younger kids. 5/5 by Daniela Ugrinoski 8-10-2019
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