Winter Special | Melbourne Family Photographer

We have a dedicated playroom where the toys are meant to live in our house, and this is not that room. Our house goes from clean to a mess in about 60 seconds. We have a sofa that is referred to as 'the laundry sofa' where a permanent mountain of laundry resides. Our daughter likes to climb into any box, basket, cupboard or bag that she can fit into. And our son is a climber and likes to destroy what is left of our sofa on a regular basis. Some may find an image like this embarrassing, but these are the images that I love to capture the most. These are my memories. These are the images that will mean the world to me in the years to come. The laundry might always be there, but the toys and the messes won't last forever, the chaos with the kids will change to life with teenagers, and this scene will look completely different in the not too distant future. 


For five years a scene I saw multiple times a day was Ben with his old soft giraffe cuddled in one hand and his thumb in his mouth with the other. It suddenly occurred to me that he wasn't carrying his giraffe around as much anymore and that I hadn't seen him sucking his thumb for a while. When I asked him about it he told me he's a big kid now and big kids don't suck their thumbs. As grateful as I was that we didn't have to wean him off it, my heart still hurt a bit. Our babies are growing up far too quickly and these little everyday things don't last forever. There were no warning signs or alarm bells going off to let us know in advance. One day he did it and the next day he stopped.


This is why I photograph the way I do. These are the memories I don't want to slip away. These are the details I want to hold onto forever. The ordinary is extraordinary!


  • 1 hour session in your home documenting a small slice of your everyday life
  • Online viewing gallery
  • 20 high resolution digital images
  • Print Release
  • 20% off additional images and products
  • $350

Let me capture all of the fleeting details and memories you’ll want to hang on to…how your daughter carries her stuffed rabbit around under her arm everywhere she goes, the little tuft of hair that sticks straight up on your baby, how your son will only eat dinner with the red fork, the sink piled up with dishes and kids plates and baby bottles mixed in, your toddler’s dimply little hands, the mismatched socks your child insists on wearing, the spilled cereal all over the table…the little details that represent YOU that will make very special memories for the entire family to look back on in the years to come. Let me capture something honest, something beautiful and something unforgettable.

This is your chance to see your life through someone else’s eyes.  To see the beauty in yourself and the beauty in your family, because I promise, between the dishes and the potty accidents and the sibling arguments, amidst the blur of everyday life, there are moments of such pure joy and love and honesty that make it all worthwhile!

Ideas for a session could be capturing your children’s bedtime routine with bath and stories and cuddles, a lazy Sunday morning making pancakes together in your pajamas, a backyard BBQ, making cookies, family game night, getting ready for school or doing homework in the afternoon…the opportunities are endless! It’s your life, it’s your moment, it’s your story! 

For more information, please fill in your details and I'll be in touch to discuss capturing your everyday moments!

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Terms and Conditions Apply: Sessions must take place by the end of September 2018. Not applicable for newborn sessions. 



Jenny Rusby