Outdoor Family Portraits in Camperdown

Sharing Family Memories together

Outdoor sessions are the perfect choice for young families. Plenty of space and many exciting things for your little ones to explore. Sometimes studio sessions aren’t as well suited for younger children as they become board quickly. All they wan’t is to run around.  Being located in Camperdown, we’re spoilt for choice on shoot locations.

“I will help you remember this special time in your lives for years to come each time you walk through your living room and glance
at the wall”.

Golden Hour

These images have gorgeous soft golden tones. The lighting is stunning. This is because sessions are held one hour before sunset and it’s well worth the wait. I have great tips if you’re worried about your kids staying up late and missing their usual bed time. I promise it will work! I haven’t had a kid go troppo on me yet.

Always Photogenic

I’m very aware that most families feel very nervous and worried they’ll look awkward in photos. It’s my job to make you feel comfortable so you can be yourself. One way I make sure of this, is to remind you that you are here for each other, to spend beautiful moments with each other. I’ve asked parents to ignore me and to play games, talk and cuddle their kids then everything comes so easily. It’s my job to direct you and to make you feel comfortable.

I love working with children, it’s what I do and I have many tricks to make the session fun and to get genuine smiles. Don’t worry about your child only giving the fake ‘cheese’ smiles. We’ll warm up to getting their true personalities.

Jess Who?

I’m a mum of two young kids Bonnie and Rueben. I live in beautiful Camperdown Victoria and my family commitments have me offering only a VERY LIMITED session per month. This allows me to give you a customised experience and the time and care you deserve. Here’s more on why I do what I do with My Story on becoming a photographer. I’m so passionate about families. I absolutely LOVE doing this for you, its an amazing experience for me too, to see the connections you have with your family.

If you’re thinking of a session we’d love to hear from you! When you’ve checked out this gorgeous gallery use the details at the end of this post to book.


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Like to see more of our family sessions? Visit our Family Photography Session Blog here.   Or if you’d like to check out another family session that is one of my absolute faves see one of My top 5 family Photography sessions here.



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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Are you ready to take your newborn photography skills to the next level? Consider joining our 30-minute Masterclass , where we’ll share game-changing insights to elevate your photography game. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your photography skills and create unforgettable memories!


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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.


T.0439 932 229