Children and Family Sessions
If you're looking for a fun and experienced Auckland family photographer you've come to the right place! We LOVE celebrating families and watching them grow year after year. For these sessions, we have two options. We can take the kids outside, where we choose one of the city's best parks or beaches to use as the backdrop of your family photography session, or we can organise an indoor session in our Auckland studio if you are looking for something a little more formal.
Let's go outside!
Perfect for little explorers with loads of energy! Whether it's a park, the beach, or in your neck of the woods, getting outside brings a little magic to family photography.
Worried about the weather? Don't be! Believe it or not, the best photos are taken with a bit of cloud cover, and we've even had some stellar results in-between rainy patches! However, if the forecast really isn't playing ball, we can always reschedule or choose a covered location.
You can find FAQs at the very bottom of this page.
“I have used Siobhan for maternity, newborn and family photos and have been thrilled with all of her work.
So friendly and calm to work with.
We have lots of precious memories on our walls thanks to Siobhan!”
If you're looking for family portraits that are a little more formal, or have tiny little ones who aren't yet ready to play outside, a studio session may be perfect for you. Neutral backgrounds, gorgeous props, and the ability to get a bit artsy - if that's your style!
Pets are welcome too - we would love to meet your fur baby!
These sessions typically take somewhere between half an hour to an hour, depending on how many little faces we have to photograph. Check out our studio here to find out what you can expect.
Siobhan Kelly is an Auckland photographer and you can find the studio in Pt Chevalier.
Auckland Family Photographer FAQs
When should I book?
The more notice you can give us, the better! We do tend to book up (especially during weekends), so if you’re thinking of coming for a family photo shoot, do let us know and we will do our best to find you a spot.
How long do sessions take?
Family photography usually takes about an hour – long enough to take a walk around the park and explore. Having said that, there’s no real time limit so there’s no need to worry about not getting the perfect shot in time!
What can I expect during the session?
With over eight years of family photography experience, here at Siobhan Kelly Photography we know what we doing and have a tried and tested workflow. If we’re outdoors, we’ll start heading off for a walk, watching to see what the kids want to do (if they’re happy, the photos look great!). We will stop and start throughout the walk, making the most of each location. Don’t worry at all if you’re feeling nervous – we have plenty of tricks to tame toddlers and children and to make you (naturally) smile!
When you book in with us, we will also send you a session guide, so you know exactly what to wear, what to bring, and what to expect.
I saw this photo with a prop I love…
Bowls, baskets, headbands, hats… if they belongs to the studio (most things do, unless they were brought in specifically by clients) – you’re welcome to use them in your session too! Feel free to ask ahead of time and we can make sure to incorporate it in your family photography session. Having said that, if you have anything special you’d like to include, feel free to bring it along too.
You do other types of photography too, right?
Sure do! If you’re looking for any of the following, click on through –
I still have a question!
We would love to answer it! To find out anything about our Auckland family photography sessions or anything else we may be able to help with, please get in touch with us. We can’t wait to meet you and your family!
-Siobhan Kelly, Auckland family photographer 🙂
“We have enjoyed two family photoshoots with our babies and family. We adore the photos and will treasure them forever. Siobhan’s ability to connect & settle the little ones to capture beautiful moments is magical. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a family photographer.”
“Siobhan takes beautiful photos and has an incredible talent with babies and toddlers. For our last family photoshoot, we had a newborn, 1 year old, 3 year old and 6 year old and it was one of those crazy child days, but Siobhan turned up and worked her magic, and we have gorgeous family portraits to treasure. Thank you Siobhan!“