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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    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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