family photographer warrnambool|photography at sunset

Why consider a family photographer sunset session?

I’m a family photographer covering Warrnambool, Camperdown and surrounds. Our family outdoor sessions are held at sunset. If you have young children your probably thinking “What The!?” as it’s after your child’s bedtime. I understand as I have my kids in bed early too. Rest assured, all you have to do is adjust your child’s day nap later in the day as best you can and bring snacks/drinks for them. One night staying up past their bedtime will be fine as we will actually be having fun – I promise!

Why shoot at sunset? If this session featured below was held at the same location but at a different time, there would be no soft golden light filtering through the trees, bringing these images to life. This magical golden look and feel cannot be replicated. This session was taken one hour before sunset. See how softly the light filters through the trees onto the grass, leaves making beautiful highlights in their hair. Shooting at sunset is vital to get those warm tones. This is called the ‘Golden Hour’. It is the most flattering light to shoot in as it is soft and one directional, no one will be squinting.

If the weather is overcast, we reschedule one shoot to try and get the sun. If the second scheduled shoot is overcast with no rain we will shoot without full sun. Taking images when overcast, although there will be little or no golden tones, it will have a gorgeous luminance effect to the image instead which creates the feel of well done studio lighting.

I love capturing families playing together, cuddling, being silly and just loving each others company – appreciate each other. Although I always try to get that one desired shot of everyone looking and smiling at me, please remember you don’t all need to be looking at the camera for a beautiful family photo. Natural interactions with your family make for beautiful portraits. I’ll be playing with your kids, telling them silly jokes, encouraging dads to show off their kid-flipping skills and getting your children to show me their BEST ever hugs and kisses. Sounds like fun doesn’t it?


Warrnambool family photographer – session held in Camperdown

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We have limited family sessions available each month.  If you would like more information on our family sessions pop on over here.

For full details on our packages or to book a session, please use the contact form and I’ll be in touch.


I look forward to hanging out and meeting 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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