Authentic family photography that celebrates you just the way you are.
Our approach to family shoots is refreshingly natural. Never staged and always within your comfort zone. We help you capture a moment in time and the human connections that are uniquely yours.
Choose to tell your story with candid photos that do it justice.
It's all in a name
The French call it 'de lumière'. We call it light.
from happy families
We have just had our third photo session with Sarah, she is literally documenting our little girl growing up!
Sarah is so easy to work with, and instantly bonded with our little girl which allowed her to get the most amazing shots.
Next session already booked in.
Sarah has become
part of our family
every important occasion in our lives from engagement to newborn and beyond.
There is nothing she can't do and will go to great lengths to get the perfect shot!
The hardest decision you will have to
make is choosing a
Hayley + Nathan
Packages | Collections
Photography collections as precious as your family
We understand that everyone has a different vision and budget for a photography session. Some love the full package with a gorgeous wooden memory box, birth announcement cards or lay-flat albums, while others prefer to receive high resolution digital files and work out the rest later on.
That’s why we guide you with our most popular packages so you get an idea of what tends to work best, but are happy to customise a package to suit you to a tee.
What you need
Here are a few general things as a starting point
Our portrait collections begin at $595
All our packages include:
A pre-shoot consultation
Your edited shots both in high resolution (for print) and low resolution (for the web) that you can access and share via your online gallery
A highlights slideshow that lets you relive the moments
Unlimited patience and skill to turn unsettled babies, toddler tantrums or cheeky family pets into priceless memories
You will typically receive about 120 photos from a newborn session, 150 photos from a family session and 80 photos from a maternity session.
Let's answer some of your questions
What’s the de lumière photography style in a nutshell?
At de lumière photography, we’ve mastered classic photography with a hint of magic. A Magic that captures candid moments of love and laughter, playfulness and happy tears, adoration and vulnerability. We take the time to get to know you and have the odd trick up our sleeves to tease that perfect shot.
Who will be photographing our family photos?
de lumière photography is a close-knit team of like-minded creatives, all with the same keen eye for the perfect shot and years of experience under our belts. Get to know the people behind the lens here.
What does a newborn session involve?
Welcoming a newborn into your family is a truly life-changing experience. Capturing this moment of love, amazement and vulnerability in all its facets is where we come in. Opting for professional photography to capture the raw beauty of your little one’s first few days is one of the best investments you can make.
The best time to capture your newborn is within the first 14 days of their life. That’s when your newborn still confuses day and night, spoils you with the cutest facial expressions and curls up in that signature position. It’s best to plan ahead and book a tentative date while you are pregnant that we can firm up once your precious bub has arrived.
Many families choose to combine their newborn shoot with a mini family session so you get the best of both worlds. In the first part of the shoot, it’s all about your newborn. We’ll use accessories and props to create truly stunning photos with your bub taking centre stage. The second part is all about those family cuddles and capturing the excitement of parents, siblings and any extended family or pets.
We allow up to 3 hours for your professional newborn photography session, which takes the pressure off and puts everyone at ease that we’ll get the perfect shot. We know that bub needs to feed and might decide to play up. Rest assured that years of newborn photography have turned us into baby whisperers with a magical skill to please even the fussiest of newborns.
When is the best time to have maternity photos taken?
We recommend having your maternity shoot at about 36 weeks pregnant. It’s best to plan ahead and book your shoot date well in advance.
How long does a family photography session take?
We allow up to one hour to capture your immediate family and 1 ½ hours for an extended family portrait session. That gives us enough time to work with toddler tantrums, different dynamics and a few different backgrounds.
Can you help us choosing photography locations for our family photography?
We capture families all across Sydney and have compiled some of the standout locations in this handy guide.
If you’re looking for locations in the heart of Sydney, then Watson’s Bay, Nielsen Park, Little Bay, The Rocks and The Royal Botanic Gardens are a safe bet. We love anywhere with gorgeous Australian backdrops!
The stunning Blue Mountains also lend themselves perfectly to outdoor family photography. Some of our favourites include Wentworth Falls, Blackheath, Yarramundi Reserve and Lawson.
When will I be able to show off my photos?
We’ll usually deliver your online gallery within two weeks of the shoot. We take pride in the quality of our work, which is why we take the time to tweak your shots until they’re just perfect.
What do we do if we’re somewhat camera shy?
There’s no need to worry. de lumière portrait sessions are relaxed affairs. Consider it a casual catch up where we start with getting to know each other before you almost forget that we’re there. Candid shots are our specialty! We let you interact with your loved ones and let your kids get on with their games. That’s when the most natural shots magically happen. Wait and see.
We don't know what to wear! How do we prepare? Help!
You’re the perfect photographers for us. What’s involved in booking you?
There are so many things that come to mind once you’ve booked your photography session. Trust us as your helping hand to take the stress out of the preparations. We’ll discuss what clothes to wear, how to prepare and where we’ll meet. We’ll also give you some ideas to make your photography session truly yours.
Once we’ve worked out that we’re the perfect match, you’ll pay a deposit to secure your date and we’ll agree on a package that suits you to a tee. You’ll then pay the balance before the session so we can finalise the last bits and pieces. That’s when we’re all set to make memories
Real moments, real families, real emotions
Inviting a photographer into your life to capture your family - your pride and joy - is a true sign of trust. This trust comes with responsibility for us.
We take the time to get to know you before we shoot.
We find out what makes you and your family unique.
We make you feel at ease even when you’re emotional, vulnerable or unguarded.
That’s when the magic happens.
Let’s preserve your candid moments for generations to come.