Family photography for Warrnambool and Colac families

What to expect from your family photography session

We help families in the Warrnambool and Colac areas. Have you been thinking about family photography for a while but haven’t got around to it? I get it! There’s lots to think about.

Do these make you not book as it’s all too hard!?

  • Too busy
  • Not enough time
  • No idea how to pick a photographer
  • Worried kids will not behave
  • No idea what to wear
  • Worried I will hate how I look in photos
  • Keep forgetting to set a date
  • My husband hates the camera
  • Don’t believe you can get good photos of everyone looking at the camera
  • Worried I won’t get normal facial expressions from my kids (those dreaded “cheese” pics or “dear in headlights!”)
  • And more…….

Let me show you what a typical family photo session is like. I aim to make your session an experience that is fun, a way to appreciate each other and to make new family memories that will be remembered well beyond your photo session. family photography warrnambool colac


I help with outfit ideas, I pick the location and time to ensure the best conditions for beautiful portraits. Let your kids off the hook, no ‘behaving’ it’s fun time! I take the lead and ensure your kids are at ease and most importantly have fun! I know how much you want your family pictures to work. The best way to get them, is when they are relaxed and having fun. Bribery is always a good one e.g. ice-cream after the session! I LOVE this post from Clickinmons on 8 Tips for families before their photo session. They were more than happy for me to share with you. We have the same values in photography and want to capture you authentically.  It is a MUST read!

Sometimes the session can get little CRAZY… Kids licking your face, stacks on, dad’s flippin their kids in the air AND cute Eskimo kisses, BIG cuddles and what ever your families “Thing is” I want to see it! My family are weirdos. Monster noises, pretending to eat each others arms or making our own song and dance…


I will talk you though this gorgeous families images below so you can see what goes on behind the scenes….


Warrnambool family photography in bush

The “Cheese” smile, then I got rid of that quick smart


Some aerial flipping fun got this little man playing the game

Jake got a bit over it at one stage (as most kids do) so we took a break and I showed him my special leg flipping trick where I flipped him over my head. He LOVED it! It was enough to make him excited for more pictures and afterwards he got to do this trick with his mum. family photography warrnambool colac





Family photo sessions are FUN. No really – even the dads will enjoy it.

Before we know it, our kids will grown up and ditch us (whaaaaaa!!) and what a beautiful way to look back and remember this moment every. single. day.


If you would like to book a session with me, please check our availability by filling in the contact form link below.

I’d love to hang out with your family.


Jess x



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    It's Jess, your go-to newborn photographer, and today let's chat about one of those adorable quirks that often steal the spotlight during our newborn sessions – hiccups!


    Ever wondered why those tiny, hiccupping symphonies happen? Well, fear not; I've got the inside scoop for you!


    Warrnambool Newborn Photography


    1. Baby's Superpower: Developing Diaphragm

    Newborns are like little superheroes in training, and their hiccups are a sign that their diaphragm, the muscle responsible for breathing, is flexing and getting stronger. It's like their own mini gym session, preparing them for those hearty belly laughs and future superhero feats.



    2. Gastrointestinal Adventure

    Sometimes, those cute hiccups are just a part of your baby's digestive journey. Their tiny tummies are navigating the ins and outs of processing milk, and hiccups can be a natural outcome of this gastrointestinal adventure.



    3. The Learning Curve

    Just like we stumble while learning to walk, newborns might hiccup as they figure out the whole breathing-and-swallowing coordination dance. It's all part of the learning curve, and trust me, they'll be mastering it like pros in no time!



    4. The Calming Effect

    Believe it or not, hiccups can actually have a calming effect on your little one. It's like a rhythmic lullaby, creating a soothing pattern that might even help them drift off to sleep. Ah, the magic of baby hiccups!

    So, the next time your precious bundle of joy breaks into a hiccuping melody during our photoshoot, know that it's just another note in the beautiful symphony of babyhood. 🎶



    Common Questions about hiccups:


    How do I stop my baby's hiccups?

    To ease your baby's hiccups, try gentle burping, offering a pacifier, or letting them suck on a small feed. Patience is key; hiccups often resolve on their own.


    Do hiccups mean the baby is OK?

    Yes, hiccups are usually harmless and common in newborns. They often signify a developing nervous system and are not typically a cause for concern.


    Why does my baby hiccup for no reason?

    Newborns hiccup frequently, and sometimes seemingly without cause. It's a normal part of their development, linked to the maturation of the diaphragm and respiratory system.


    What is the purpose of hiccups in infants?

    Hiccups in infants serve a developmental purpose, helping to strengthen the diaphragm and respiratory muscles. While their exact function isn't fully understood, they're considered a natural part of a baby's growth.


    Should you sit the baby up with hiccups?

    While it's not necessary, you can try holding your baby upright or allowing them to suck on a pacifier. However, most hiccups will resolve on their own without intervention.


    How long should newborn hiccups last?

    Newborn hiccups are typically short-lived and can last anywhere from a few minutes to around 20 minutes. If they persist for longer periods, it's always a good idea to consult with your pediatrician.


    And hey, if you're curious about capturing these delightful moments (hiccups included) in a frame, I've got you covered!


    As a seasoned newborn photographer, I'm not just skilled at handling these little ones; I'm also your guide to creating timeless memories that celebrate every adorable nuance of your baby's journey.



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    I'm Jessica Van Den Berghe, a small-town

    Camperdown girl with big dreams.
    I'm hooked on Netflix, in-door plants, candles and crispy pork crackling with apple sauce.


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