All packages include:

  • pre-session planning (location, outfits, 'get to know you' questionaire), so on the day you can relax and enjoy yourselves
  • a fun-filled natural light session in the late afternoon to ensure a backdrop of soft golden light and flattering portraits of your family
  • professional and experienced family photographer (and Mum of two) Joanna, who will build rapport with your children, regardless of age or personality
  • an online gallery of your photos active for 10 days to choose your favourites and share with others
  • a selected number of high resolution digital photographs to print yourself, anywhere, at any size or quantity
  • option to purchase more or the entire set of photos from your gallery after your shoot
  • friendly, attentive and professional service!

Package 1

Mini Shoot

Perfect for the busy or budget-conscious family, this short and sweet portrait package is scheduled 2-3 times per year — either Valentine's Day, Mother's Day (May), Jacaranda season (Sept/Oct) and/or Christmas (Nov). Register your interest as places are limited.

Package includes:

  • 15-30 mins shoot time
  • 25+ photos to choose from
  • choose your 5 favourite digital files
  • up to 5 people (each shoot differs)
  • Brisbane location specified by me

$250 package


Option to add

  • One extra digital file $75
  • Complete set of digital files $389

Package 2

On location or studio

Incredible value — the session you've always dreamed of and suitable for a family shoot, portraits (maternity, couple, senior, formal, engagement, newborn etc.). The most versatile session that can be tailored to you!

Package includes:

  • 1 hour shoot time
  • 150+ photos to choose from
  • choose your 5 favourite digital files
  • up to 5 people + family pet
  • Brisbane location

$350 package


Option to add

  • 10 extra digital files $289
  • Complete set of digital files $449
  • Extra person $50
  • Enquire for travel outside of Brisbane (Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast and hinterland)

Package 3


The perfect opportunity to capture this fleeting time together during a family holiday, reunion or celebration. This session will produce some heart-filled moments that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Package includes:

  • 2 hours shoot time
  • 300+ photos to choose from
  • complete set of digital files
  • up to 15 people
  • Brisbane location

$250 retainer



$250 retainer to secure your date, then balance of $800 before shoot date (total cost $1050).

Option to add

  • Extra person $50
  • Enquire for travel outside of Brisbane (Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast and hinterland)



How long does a family shoot take?

I offer 3 different portrait packages with sessions lasting from 30 minutes up to 3 hours. Please choose a time for your session that best suits your family or extended group, allowing for time to warm up and relax.

What areas do you service?

I service all areas within Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast or Toowoomba location OR your own property if it is not too far to travel in a day. If you are further away than this, please contact me and we can talk about your requirements. Please refer to my Portrait Packages for location inclusions.

What lighting do you use?

I use the beauty of natural light and often use a reflector. My subjects are normally placed in covered or open shade, rather than full sun and I prefer to shoot in the late afternoon soft light.

What happens if there is bad weather on the day of the shoot?

If there are poor weather conditions on the day of your shoot, such as rain, storm or strong winds, we will need to reschedule. I will call you at least 3 hours before the session to confirm if the session will go ahead or not. Feel free to check in with me throughout the day of your session.

For Mini Shoots, please refer to the Terms and Conditions specific to the shoot.

How long after the session do I receive my photos?

It normally takes between 1-2 weeks to prepare your images and upload your photo gallery, depending on the package you have chosen.

This time is spent in my digital darkroom (many hours on my computer) editing and crafting your photos – cropping, rotating, removing flaws and distracting items, correcting colour tone or unavoidable colour casts, adding textures, adjusting hues/saturation/brightness/contrast in part of each photo, resizing and sharpening for the viewing size. In the meantime, I will provide you with a sneak peek of a selection of your images.

Where do you take photos?

The location of your session is completely your choice and I work with you to find a location that will reflect both you and the style of photos you want. There are some beautiful spots in and around Brisbane that I can suggest, from beaches or forest to urban locations. I am also happy to come to your family home or your local park. If you have a specific location in mind, please let me know. I love to explore our beautiful land, so if you’d like to venture further away I can usually accommodate your request for a small travel cost.

If you have booked a Mini Shoot, the location will be set by me (depending on the season), and is usually around north-west or inner city Brisbane.

If there are distracting elements in the background (dogs, people, signs etc.) will you remove?

Yes! The photos you see in your gallery still contain background elements. I will take care of all that for the photos you choose before they are sent to you.

How do I log into my gallery?

Use your email address and password at the bottom of the email sent to you after your shoot.

Can you combine photos?

Yes, where possible. A composite image (which involves moving a head/face/expression from one photo and compositing it into another photo) is available by request. A composite image ensures you have the best expression of every family member.

How long is my gallery active?

Your gallery is active for 10 days. Please select your favourite photos and order prints or extra digital files prior to the expiry date.

Can my photos be retouched?

Yes, this is an option for $25/photo. You can send specific retouching or cosmetic retouching requests to me by email. Turnaround is usually 3-5 working days.

However, I don't charge for simple retouching tasks, like removing a pimple or scratch. Please call or email to discuss and I'll take a look.

Retouching includes:
~ cropping and/or slightly rotating individual images for best subject impact,
~ removing or blending distracting background elements,
~ lightening or removing eye bags and blemishes (e.g. pimples, insect bites, scars, wrinkles, uneven skin tone or pigmentation, veins, freckles, bruises),
~ body contouring (e.g. re-shaping arms, legs, waist, breasts, stomach, neck, nose, chin, forehead etc. where possible),
~ thickening or extending hairlines,
~ removing lint from dark clothing,
~ minor alteration to colour or shape of clothing,
~ brightening eyes, and
~ whitening teeth.

Can I purchase all the photos in my gallery?

Yes you can! Simply select "All Photos Download (High Resolution)" inside the Print Store and add to your Shopping Cart.

Can I order prints and other products?

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Can I buy wall prints?

Yes. The Print Store inside your online photo gallery contains a curated selection of prints and bespoke products to display your photos inside your home. Follow the instructions to purchase prints that will be delivered to your door.

What happens if my child or a family member is sick on the day of the shoot?

These things happen! If possible, please give me as much notice as possible prior to your session as it’s very hard for me to fill your spot with another family at short notice. Occasionally I may have hired special equipment for your session and I still have to pay for these unless I can give adequate notice of cancellation.

For Mini Shoots, please refer to the Terms and Conditions specific to the shoot.

How do I choose my photos?

Inside the online gallery you can select and mark your favourites for me to see. You can also share your gallery with family and friends.

Your digital files will be checked and prepared for print and a link to download the high resolution files emailed to you.

Can I share my photos with family and friends?

Absolutely! Your photos will be uploaded to a private online gallery. I will give you a password to log in to your gallery and you may share this password with your family and friends. Your online gallery will be available online to view for a period of 10 days.

Can you come to my home and help me with displaying my photos?

Yes! Enquire about an in-home design appointment.

How do I know when you are offering MINI SHOOTS?

Subscribe to my INSIDER eNEWS so that you are the first to hear about exclusive offers and seasonal Min Shoots before they are released to the public.

Do you offer free modelling shoots?

Yes, occasionally I offer FREE digital files in return for modelling time when I want to refresh my portfolio or have a creative idea I'd like to try.

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Love Notes

“Joanna really goes above and beyond with planning the perfect shoot — from meeting me initially and hearing what we would like to suggesting the best location for what we were after for our maternity shoot with our two dogs.

She made us feel at ease and also included our dogs in such a natural way.

We are so happy with our photos, it captured more than we could hope for. I love the way she just captures “natural”.”

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“Joanna, you did an amazing job capturing our little family. The photos are candid and simply beautiful.

You were very professional and patient with our little ones, including our fur baby. Weeks prior to the shot, you provided us with lots of helpful inspirations.

We had so much fun on the day. We will definitely use your service again for future photoshoots.”

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“Jo, I wanted to say a huge thank you for your time, patience and professionalism for our first ever family shoot the other week.

My husband and I generally aren't comfortable in front of the camera, but you put us all at ease at once!

The kids were very relaxed and responded well to your fun and playful ideas. They were oblivious to the fact it was professional guidance!

We're so thrilled with all the photos, they'll be treasured forever. I couldn't recommend your service highly enough.”

“We recently had a generation photo shoot with Jo. She was most patient and accommodating as we tried to find a date that suited all 14 of us.

On the day, Jo put us all at ease and captured the different family groups perfectly. The two toddlers and newborn baby proved a challenge, which Jo handled with ease and captured their little (big) personalities beautifully!

Thanks Jo, we will treasure these special family photos. You have been a pleasure to work with.”

“From the first point of contact, we loved Jo's energy and ideas on how we could achieve what we truly wanted from the shoot.

We had a large family group & apart from some portrait shots, we wanted to capture the natural, whimsical moments of two young children throughout the shoot.

Jo's fun & effervescent personality kept the children engaged and smiles on everyone's faces.

When the proofs were available to review, Jo was fantastic in suggesting combinations of shots for our story boards”

“From the start to the end, Jo has been nothing short of amazing.

Her attention to detail in the set up stage ie. learning about each member of the family in our generations shoot to assisting with colour combos.

On the day it was fun and relaxed!!!

The photos are magic, memories we will treasure forever.

And as we consider how we're going to display our photos, Jo has assisted with ideas and yet more creativity.

Love your work Jo!!”

“Wow Jo! These photos are just so beautiful. I love them all. We all had so much fun too. I can't stop looking at them.

The storyboards have brought tears to my eyes. They are all so wonderful. I want them allllllllll. Thank you for taking the time to create these. You are just so talented.

Love, Love, Love them so much.

Thanks for taking such amazing photos of my family. xx"”

“I loved the whole experience of my family photo shoot with Joanna—from the wonderfully informative emails to advice on what to wear, through to the low pressure placed on us during the photo shoot. It was great fun, something I never thought I would say about having my photo taken.

And then when I saw the photos, I was absolutely blown away with Joanna's skill and creativity and the huge amount of wonderful, natural looking photos she presented to us.

I wouldn't consider going to anyone else.”

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“Our family will treasure Jo's beautiful photos forever, as she captured our kids' personalities and those moments that we wanted to last forever.

We are so grateful we had our family photos done by Jo—she was amazing!

Jo made the photo shoot fun for the kids, and they didn't realise most of the time it was about having their photos taken, so the photos were natural, not posed!

She really understood what we wanted.”

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“The passion and love Jo has for photography was evident during our maternity and newborn shoots, as well as in the resulting photos, and even in the packaging details and handwritten note we received.

Jo is extremely professional and her attention to detail is flawless. She went above and beyond and put 1000% of her time and energy into our shoot.”

“Joanna is warm, friendly and professional! She knows how to get the most out of who she is photographing (even kids who hate sitting still and having photos taken!) and is an absolute wizard with the camera!

She took photos of my family and they are breathtaking—definitely brought a tear to my eye. I would recommend Joanna to anyone wanting some special photographic memories.”

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“Jo is fantastic! Her talented and creative eye, combined with her charm and charisma, make the photo shoot experience an absolute blast.

She is there to help pick the perfect location, gives you tips on the perfect wardrobe for the shoot and just knows how to make her subjects laugh and relax, getting fantastic, natural photos that you just can't wait to show off to the whole world.

Love your work Jo xox!”

“Jo was professional, friendly and a lot of fun to be around.

Right from when I first made contact with her she was a joy to communicate with.

Jo is such a nice person, I'd enjoy having her take photos of our family again .”

“Jo, your vision and creativity gave every bit of personality to our family across a storyboard of images.

I'm so in love with our images. These memories are priceless and something to treasure as our babies grow and change.

Your genius and humour has certainly been emphasised in our family shoot. You made my husband smile and that's hard work in itself!


“Our photo shoot with Joanna was exceptional! Very quickly, we were at ease and having fun as Joanna worked her magic with the camera and captured moments that are now very special memories to be looked at and loved.

As grandparents, we now have cherished photos of the grandchildren that there is no way we could have achieved ourselves, and we had lots of laughs doing this shoot together.

Joanna's professionalism is outstanding, from the shoot, presentation of photos to choose right through to the arrival”

“We throughly enjoyed our session with Joanna. She worked with the children so well and they reacted to her wonderfully. The slide show viewing set to music brought tears to my eyes - Joanna truly captured each of their personalities perfectly.

Joanna is a gifted talented photographer and we will definately be back. Thank you for the memories you have so beautifully created.”

“Jo, you did a fantastic job of capturing our family memories.

You made our shoot fun & exciting for the kids resulting in some gorgeous photos.

Thank you again, we are thrilled!”

“Joanna has been photographing my children and I and my parents over the last 10 years.

I hate photos and yet every time, Jo makes all of us feel relaxed. The experience is fun and it's just so easy to be around her. All our photos are just amazing—she certainly goes the extra mile.

We have had numerous outdoor sessions and one even included our dog.

Couldn't recommend Joanna enough. You will not be disappointed and you will have memories to last a life time.”

“We had a fantastic experience with Joanna. She listened to what we were after and produced beautiful photos. She put us all at ease quickly and got some excellent shots of our family's natual connections. We would highly recommend her!”

“What a professional and enjoyable experience we had on our photo shoot with Jo.

She was amazing with the kids and handled the large group shots with ease.

We will definitely be back!”

“Jo was a fantastic photographer and made my kids feel at ease. My 3 year old son hates his photo taken bit she made him at ease and some great shots were taken.”

“Well, as always Jo, you got some gorgeous shots — and of course I can't decide, so we are going to get them all again. :)

Thanks again for a wonderful experience. You are so great with babies and very calming for a new first time mum. :)”

“"Jo, you are a genius ... we just opened our photo book and it is just beautiful ... such great shots. You made all of us look great. Thank you once again x"”

“Jo, you really do have a way with kids. I loved that you didn't seem rushed during our shoot — you were prepared to make sure you had the photos I wanted.

Our experience was fantastic from start to finish. I also loved the app idea. Now I have those beautiful photos with me all the time. :-)”

“I'm lucky, happy and proud to be able to look at this photo everyday. Always brings a smile, sometimes a tear.

I don't think anyone else could have captured and produced such a beautiful piece. Thank you Jo x”

“Joanna offers a full service from guidance on what to wear, to considerations for different shot locations.

Despite having semi-reluctant young adult children, Joanna put us all at ease to produce some long overdue wonderful family photos.

I am very happy with the result. The hardest part in the process is narrowing down the choices.”

“OMG Jo, mum showed me the photos and how you packaged everything for delivery JUST SO BEAUTIFULLY!!!!

Thank you SO much for all the beautiful photos and for doing such a wonderful job for us, I could not recommend you highly enough to everyone I know.

I will take some photos of the ones I get printed out for my house 😊xoxox”

“Jo was so easy to deal with and provided us with a newborn session at short notice.

She was terrific, especially when we were so tired with a new baby and toddler.”

“I needed a beautiful shot of my daughter for an awards wall at her old high school. A friend of mine suggested Joanna Kate because she had had some photos taken by Joanna and was really happy with them.

My girls came back saying they had had a lovely experience, really enjoyed it (which showed in the photos) and found Joanna very nice to work with. We were really happy with our whole experience and would definitely recommend you to others.”

“Jo, I love how you work with light.

What a fun afternoon we all had getting our photo's done! You were so patient with the kids and you really connected well with them.

We loved getting a 'sneak peak' on Facebook before getting our finished products ... and they were so beautifully packaged!.

Thanks Jo! We will be back next year for the next lot of family photos.”

“Ohhh Jo......what a fantastic job you've done and I've only scanned through them. They are all I hoped they would be and more!

Definitely have some favourites already. Can't wait to go through them with Luke. Thank you xJen”

“You are brilliant !!!! Thank you so much — I love these photos! They are absolutely gorgeous. You have definitely found your niche! I can't stop looking at them.”

“"Awww thanks Jo. You were wonderful as usual and had all my monsters relaxed and enjoying themselves."”

“I LOVE Jo's photography and personal style, but I also love how she can easily adapt to what her clients like/want, and offer suggestions and advice to ensure that the clients needs are met.

I always love the easy-going and relaxed way Jo conducts her photo sessions - she puts everyone at ease, and shows her obvious delight in photographing babies and children! She has a lovely and gentle way of guiding everyone into the best positions and light so that she is able to capture some truly amazing images.”

“"Everyone comments on our gorgeous prints all over our house and what a talented photographer must have taken them. We love our photos and love you x"”

“Our family and friends have all gushed over the gorgeous images, which captured the five kids' personalities - and their brightest smiles. Joanna was incredibly patient, reassuring and generous with her time, and I'm sure her calm, positive approach and fun little tricks were responsible for winning the children over. Joanna also impressed us with her ability to run with whatever the children chose to do, which resulted in very natural, candid images.”

“After the birth of our third child I wanted to have some decent photos of our whole family. Friends of ours had used Joanna Kate Photography a few years back and we really loved their photos. I saw the Father's Day promotion and was keen to have a photo shoot with Jo. Joanna was very friendly and caring (really good with the kids!) and made us all feel comfortable during our shoot. The photos turned out amazing!”