I hope you enjoyed looking through the gallery at some of the lovely families I’ve captured recently. People tell me what they notice is that everyone looks really relaxed, comfortable, and genuinely happy. It’s rewarding to hear this as it’s really my mission to create portraits that make you smile – great memories for your family both on the day and into the future is my ultimate goal.
Some of these families felt they weren’t going to look good, and mums feel uncomfortable, and some dad’s think it’s going to be awkward but it doesn’t have to be that way. I want you to come along and not think about posing or being uncomfortable, no fake grinning.. just come along and play with the kids and relax and have fun and I’ll make it easy and simple for you, and we’ll capture precious memories of your family that you love forever.
It’s about just being yourself and enjoying time in a park or a natural location. But really the location is the second consideration, it’s mainly about coming along with your family turning it into a fun time out together. One really important preparation is making sure no one is hungry or thirsty or rushing beforehand. Then you can ease into play / relax time, and enjoy just being yourselves.
Usually within 20 minutes or so I can capture the magic. I’ll help you with what to wear and where to go and will help you get an idea of what you would like to end up with. Keep in mind that these portraits will be around forever and they’ll become your gorgeous family heirlooms, today preserved forever :)
This brings me to something that is a bit difficult to talk about. Having met so many families over the years, sadly from time to time I hear back that they have lost loved ones. And even more tragically it’s not always confined to the older family members, sometimes they loose babies, little children, teenagers, mums and dads. They face difficult times, and in my experience the portrait memories we have created together become all the more precious. I often get calls from families who share their sad news with me, and they tell me how precious the photographs are and that they’ll treasure them forever. I’m very appreciative that I can contribute in a small way, and I’m thankful for the opportunity.
Imagine yourself in 20 years time looking back at these precious memories of today. We don’t always have time to stop to take stock that everyone is growing up so quickly. So capture the moment now as even in just a few short months you’ll notice a difference in your family.
We can capture a variety of images like these for families, there’s probably about five specific images that everyone likes. Every family looks different but generally the images most families like to end up with are the whole family, the parents, an image of the kids together and a beautiful picture of each child.
Margherita captured moments in time that will stay with us forever. The kids are just growing up way too quickly! She really listened to what we were looking for and made the whole experience fun and natural. Thanks Margherita :)
We LOVED our session with Margherita - she was fun, engaging, had perfect outdoor locations and we are thrilled with the finished family portrait. Margherita keeps you updated along the way, has some great video tips and it truly a pleasure to work with. Thanks Margherita! Jade & Nick
Our photos are terrific.
We all look happy and relaxed, even the kids and the puppies.
Couldn’t be happier.
Thanks so much.
The Weller-Jenkin Family
My husband and I both fancy ourselves as photographers, so we did our research before our wedding 10 years ago. And Margherita did not disappoint.
Now, a decade and 3 children later, we wanted someone who could capture our children in a way we weren't able to - namely, relaxed and all smiling at once in the same photo.
The photos she took of our family were perfect. Her manner during the shoot was fun, relaxed and I was very blown away by what she was able to capture, considering the attention span of our 5, 3 and 1 year olds.
I would recommend Margherita in a flash.
Thanks so much for some fabulous professional head shot photos! Terrific shoot experience from a very professional and knowledgeable photographer and gorgeous final photos. Thanks Margherita!
Margherita was great! She replied and gave us the prices really quickly and was quick to help us get the family photos we wanted before my brother left for Canada. She was very accommodating and a joy to work with. She kept us all smiling and engaged whilst my brothers were having the classic sook about having their photo taken.
She was great to work with and will be our first choice for the next special occasion when we're all together.
Yesterday I received a brown box with the most beautiful pictures of my family. It was nearly the final step in what was a comfortable and worthwhile experience for my family (I am off to the framers next week!!!)
In less than 20 minutes Margherita captured our 4 personalities in every frame just perfectly whilst juggling my husband in his knee brace so soon after his surgery, a child with emotional issues (my goodness we now tell your joke every time she has her photo taken!!!) a crazy toddler and a mother who is always on the other side of the camera.
Margherita, we cannot thank you enough!!! The whole process from start to finish is so worthwhile and such a beautiful way to capture images that will last forever on the walls in our new house. I highly recommend you and your services for your professionalism and friendly manner that truly captured who we are...we will be back for round 2 in the future.
Margherita was able to capture some beautiful photos for us, even though one of our children wasn't in the most cooperative mood. We left the photo session feeling like there couldn't possibly be a single decent photo, however Margherita was able to capture several amazing shots. Thanks so much Margherita! You made the whole experience enjoyable, relaxed and easy.
We had such a great experience and the photos look great! We had flown in from Sydney during the Christmas break but were fitted in and everything done so efficiently... Thank you.
Our photo session with Kiss Photography captured a very special moment for our family. The people in your photos are given the opportunity to revisit this moment and share it with all who can admire your beautiful work. Thank-you Margherita for sharing your gift, you even managed to get our boys to smile. My gorgeous family are fortunate to have had this opportunity to create memories to cherish in pictures with Kiss Photography. Kathleen
What a lovely experience by a very kind caring lady, who settled my nerves and made my daughter, Kodi feel very very special. Margherita captured the essences of Kodi's life with her dog and her horses in the most relaxing natural way.
Thank you so very much for making our photos come to life and look wonderful around our home.
Sue and Kodi x
Thankyou for our lovely family portraits. I won a family portrait package including a photo shoot, 2 images and a $80 credit. With most gift vouchers you receive or win you don't receive any images and feel very pressured to purchase more. I can truely say this was a lovely prize to win as we actually got the full package including beautiful prints without pressure of spending more than we wanted to or could afford. It was nice that we could actually enjoy our prized package without pressure and with the same attention, communication and skill from Margherita.
Thankyou for our lovely prints and memories of our family.
Michelle and Michael Tomkinson
Our photo session with Kiss Photography captured a very special moment for our family. The people in your photos are given the opportunity to revisit this moment and share it with all who can admire your beautiful work. Thank-you Margherita for sharing your gift, you even managed to get our boys to smile. My gorgeous family are fortunate to have had this opportunity to create memories to cherish in pictures with Kiss Photography.
We recently had some family portraits done at our favourite beach. Wow !!! The end result is amazing. We couldn't be happier with our photos. Margherita captured all of us looking our best and looking very natural, including our dog. Thank you Margherita, you are one amazing photographer and one amazing lady. You radiate sunshine and happiness and it was a pleasure spending the afternoon with you.
We are so grateful that you were the one to do our first family portraits. We thoroughly enjoyed the photo shoot - you were brilliant at getting the best smiles out of all of us. Thanks for your guidance on portrait sizing and arrangement - you were a pleasure to deal with.
We really like our pictures. We had family portraits in two different locations including grandparents which was not easy but Margherita did a great job in making things much easier and relaxed for everyone. I recommend Margherita, she did a great job!
Thank you for such beautiful family portraits.
Very professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Can't thank you enough for all your hard work.
Our family photo session with Margherita was the most enjoyable one we've ever had. She is a true professional who obviously loves what she does and manages to put everyone at ease - even the reluctant ones. Our beautiful photos have really captured the best of us and draw many compliments from visitors to our home.
I can truly recommend Margherita's photographic expertise and service.
It was great having lovely family photos taken. It was really fun for the whole family. The final results are just priceless.
Nicolas & Leanne Roulant
Margherita could get even the most reluctant to smile! Fabulous family photos, and so many good photos to choose from!
Nothing short of an excellent experience.
Margherita photographed our 3 year old boy with ease which is by far not an easy task at all!! Thanks Margherita, it is so nice to have such a lovely memory of our family at this stage in our life.
We were delighted with our recent family portraits. The process from the time of booking to having our portraits framed was so easy and your professionalism was much appreciated.
Margherita made the entire process of family photos not only effortless but a really enjoyable and memorable experience. The results speak for themselves as the photos are far better than we even dared imagine beforehand. It's a real pleasure dealing with someone who is so passionate about family portraiture and who obviously cares so much about her customers and achieving great results.
Margherita you are truly wonderful and do a fantastic job. You made myself and my family so comfortable in our photo shoot and also very helpful in helping me choose the frames for our beautiful photos.thank you so much
Margherita met us at the framers and already had some picked out which made the whole process much easier. Thank you for your assistance Margherita your advice and expertise has ensured we will have framed photos to treasure for many years to come. Leigh x
We are really pleased with our photos and much appreciated your flexible, friendly and professional approach.
Hi Margherita, thanks for the big effort in getting us photographed and helping to shortlist the best images. Appreciate your hard work and attention to detail. Regards, Alex.
What a find! We were looking for a photographer for a large family portrait involving 21 people. Margherita was absolutely fantastic and the results are amazing. From our initial enquiry to the sitting, to choosing the photographs, her service and professionalism was remarkable. Very happy to recommend Kiss Photography!!
Thanks Margherita for your patience and professionalism we are so very happy with our photos . We enjoyed our time spent with you
The photo shoot was quick, fun and relaxed. Margherita even managed to make our teenagers smile! We are extremely happy with the results - lovely, relaxed natural portraits which we will enjoy for many years to come.
Thank you for making our photography experience so enjoyable. your incredible passion and zest for life is infectious and the high quality of your work is obvious. Thank you!
Despite our hypo 20month old son, Margherita still managed to capture some amazing shots of both our children and the whole family! Thank you for the memories I know we will treasure for a lifetime. I can't wait to get the finished prints!
At first we thought it strange that there was no Studio option available. We decided to go with the outdoors settings as suggested by Margherita. We are glad we did.
From first meeting Margherita in the park we were impressed with her approach to every detail, settings , positions expressions etc.
We appreciated being skilled in finding ourselves at ease with the camera.
The variety of settings used was interesting at the time, but we saw the value when the photographs were shown.
Margherita's approach to showing and choosing which photographs we liked was new, convincing and professional. We ended up with more photo graphs that we had intended, but it was our choice.
We look forward to the finished photographs.
We were were pleased to find Margherita from Kiss, and she has our recommendation.
Very easy process and we are extremely happy with the end results .
Thanks J +S
Your joy and enthusiasm shines so brightly that all those being photographed can’t help but enjoy the experience. The gorgeous photos are testament to this too. Thank you!