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Timeless and emotive family photography in Melbourne

Family Portrait Photography in Melbourne

Natural photos infused with personality

You want family photos that look and feel authentic, captured in a beautiful space where kids can be candid and Mum feels beautiful and relaxed.

Welcome to SEEN Studio! We create contemporary family portraits that connect with heart and spirit, turning your loving moments into timeless and beautiful art.

The process

As your family portrait photographer, we create a unique concept
for your day based on what you love, your style and your personalities.
Your family photo shoot experience comprises these steps:


Get in touch

Allow 20 minutes

We will begin with a no-obligation discovery consultation either over the phone or in-studio to understand your style and vision for the shoot. We’ll answer your questions, set a date, and confirm your booking with a payment.


Planning and styling

Allow 1 hour

In pre-production time, we will go over all of the specifics of your family portrait photography, map out your head-to-toe looks and prepare you to look your best in photos! You’ll feel extra confident and prepared going into your photoshoot.


The photoshoot

Allow 2-3 hours

We reserve the studio exclusively for you on your special day. Our team will work with you to create a makeup look that enhances your natural features and complements your style. Throughout your personalized photo shoot with Marina, she will skillfully guide you on wardrobe and posing – even if it is your first professional photography session, we will ensure you feel comfortable, confident and have a great day you’ll never want to forget!


Presentation and ordering

Allow 1 hour

On the same day as your shoot, you can view your photos and fall in love with them all! After a delicious lunch, we’ll invite you to a private screening room where you can relax and choose your favorite photos. We will present you with the finest ways to turn your photos into elegant art pieces. Payment is taken at this appointment and then we begin creating your chosen products.


Enjoy the Artwork


Display your favorite family portrait on the wall to remind you of the warmth of your family bond every time you see it! Bind the rest of the photos in a bespoke family album. With our fast turnaround time, you can enjoy these keepsakes that will forever define this moment in your life.


Here’s What Other Melbourne Mums Have To Say

Hayley's Story

It was a wonderful experience! Marina is incredibly talented and knows how to get the best out of her subjects by making us feel happy and comfortable and giving clear directions. Our photos are more beautiful and natural than I could have imagined. She captured our personalities perfectly. I wholeheartedly recommend Marina to anyone.

start a family tradition

keep today’s memories alive for generations

Family isn’t something you “do”, it’s your life. Start a family tradition with SEEN Portraits and capture the uniqueness of your family story: get together, cuddle each other, let the kids goof around, bring the dogs…  

Do it every year on your child’s birthday or make your very own “Annual Family Bonding Day” and celebrate the warmth and love of your family.

Cozy family photo studio

Candid and relaxed family photography

Our comfortable studio is designed to help you fully immerse yourself in the moment with your loved ones. No wind or sand on your feet – let’s capture these fleeting and invaluable moments in a truly memorable atmosphere.

Family Photosession Pricing

We personalise each photoshoot to your individual needs

All of our family portrait sessions include grooming, wardrobe styling, pre-production consultation, and same-day image presentation in the studio. Family portrait sessions start at AU$690 and vary based on your ideas and budget. Contact us for a free discovery consultation and we will provide you with a quote for your portrait photography package.

By telling your story now, your children will be able to look back at a family photograph in twenty years’ time and think of you.

Lifetime Keepsakes

Timeless family photos, artfully displayed

Family Wall Art

Archival quality to suit your taste and style of home

A family wall portrait is one of the most treasured items you could buy. Let us help you create meaningful artworks and frame layouts that will grace your walls and warm your heart every time you see them.

Family Albums

Bespoke family photo books lasting for generations

You’ll find yourself so in love with your photos!
Turn them into a stunning editorial-style album expertly curated and printed with unparalleled quality to tell your family’s story for generations to come.

Mini-albums ordered alongside a feature album are the perfect gift for grandparents, godparents and extended family.

Family FAQ

We provide exceptional service from start to finish, and if you have
any questions that aren’t answered below, please don’t hesitate to ask.

SEEN portraits Family photography studio is based in Cheltenham, Victoria. This is located in the South-East Melbourne suburbs, approximately half-way between the Melbourne CBD and Frankston.

Booking is easy, please call (041) 2000 179 to book now or schedule a complementary consultation using this link. To book a family photo shoot online, please click here.

Our family shoots start at 9.30 am and last about 3 hours, including makeup and grooming. After the photo session, you’ll have a 40-minute break for snacks and coffee, with your photo viewing at around 2 pm or earlier. Timing might vary depending on the number of family members.

Most of our professional photographic shoots take place in our Melbourne-based studio designed for a five-star experience. Choose a studio photo shoot for modern, classic or candid portraits with clean backgrounds. Or, opt for beach family sessions for natural backgrounds and an adventurous vibe.

We specialize in high-quality finished artwork for your home and bespoke photo albums, covering everything from the shoot and styling to the design of your albums and framed images. We also offer digital copies of all images, depending on your preference. Our clients choose us for our comprehensive services and options that are tailored to each family’s unique needs. To explore all of our product options, please visit the link provided.

Please do so by all means! As fellow pet owners, we believe that your furry friend has to appear in your family photos. Let us know in advance, so we can set up the studio accordingly and accommodate your furry friend.

For a coordinated look, we suggest classic styles, plain colors, or subtle patterns. During our planning session, we’ll help map out your head-to-toe look to ensure that everyone matches and the tones complement your home’s decor.

Our service includes professional hair and makeup by our talented team. They’ll work with you to achieve the look you want, while enhancing your natural features. You can choose to have your hair and makeup done on the day, or do it yourself. Our team is dedicated to making you feel natural and look your best self for your family photo shoot.

We can do light touch-ups on skin blemishes, but we won’t alter your appearance. Let us know your concerns before the photo session, and we’ll try our best to address them through posing. If needed, we can also conceal imperfections in post-production.

On average, we will present you with sixty images to choose from, each of them beautiful on their own and together telling the story of your day. Most clients choose framed prints and an album, which includes all the images in stunning layouts that capture your family’s spirit. We’re confident you’ll love them!

If you feel unwell, then please let us know as soon as possible and we can postpone your session. We allow one reschedule with no extra charge. An at least 24 hour notice is required.

We hear you! Most clients tell us that they don’t like to be photographed, but by the end of their session, they’re having so much fun that they don’t want to stop. They always rave about how easy and enjoyable it was – even the husbands do! So, trust us, you’re not alone, but know that having your photos taken doesn’t have to be awkward. You are in the capable hands and we know how to make the process smooth for everyone. We’ll make sure you have a really, really great time and love the experience!

While it’s never happened before, we understand that you may have concerns about your satisfaction with the service and product we provide. Please take a look at our customer reviews, where many have shared how much they loved their photos! However, if you’re not completely satisfied, let us know at the design appointment and we’ll arrange a re-shoot at our cost to ensure you love your photos.

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Family photography Gift Card is an experience and a memory wrapped into one thoughtful present. Purchase a Photography Gift Card for your wife, mother or your friends today and let their precious moments be forever cherished.

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We would love to have you at SEEN.