The joys of becoming a parent and growing a family are endless. From the moment they are born, there will be a flood of emotions and excitement to see your bundle of joy experience the world around them. Since children grow and develop quickly, it’s important to capture those precious moments as a beautiful memento for the rest of your lives.

To help make your Gold Coast family photographer search easy, we have compiled a list of the 10 best names in the industry. They are some of the top studios that beautifully capture the heart of each family and known for providing top-quality service throughout the entire process.

The talented team at Sunlit Studios is ready to capture all those special moments that happen in a lifetime. Specialising in everything from family photography to newborns to weddings and more, the five professionals who make up the team have years of experience with clients who share these intimate moments with them.

Alana is the founder and main family photographer for Sunlit, and along with her husband Cameron help coordinate perfect photography sessions with every client. When she is not teaching tutorials and workshops from the studio, she is enjoying every moment, capturing special moments in a family’s life.

Location: Ormeau Hills, Queensland

Style: Warm, classic, Timeless

Package Prices: Weekday sessions $150, Weekend sessions $250 (access to exclusive locations, 1-1.5 hours design appointment in studio, selection of 20-40 photographs). Digital files and products are extra and customisable.

Contact : Sunlit Studios

Stacey has worked in the photography industry for over 20 years and has had a hand in every aspect of the craft. From working in a darkroom to printing to photography with pros, she has carved out a niche of her own, doing what she loves most, photographing precious moments in the lives of her clients.

Specialising in families, pregnancy, newborns, pets and weddings, Stacey strives to capture all of those raw and intimate moments people share during memorable times in their lives. Her warm approachable personality is what makes all clients relaxed during photography sessions, making her one of the more sought-after photographers in the Queensland area.

Location: Miami, Gold Coast

Style: Classic, Relaxed, Whimsical

Package Prices: 2 hour pre-session location sitting Fee $100+, Print collections $590+ (framed, canvas, acrylic prints, print boxes or fine art prints)

Photographer : Stacey

Twice awarded as one of the top ten Gold Coast newborn photographers in 2018 and 2019, Leanne Handreck is a passionate photographer who loves to meet new people and capture special moments in their lives. Inspired by her son and wanting to photograph him at every special stage in life, she takes her patience and experience working with children and applies that knowledge with all of her clients.

Specialising in newborn and family photography, Leanne wants nothing more than to give everyone a truly memorable experience that they can cherish for a lifetime. With her cozy studio, collection of props and her relaxing personality, every client is sure to have a warm comfortable experience for their family session.

Location: Southport, Gold Coast

Style: Classic, Timeless

Package Prices: Individual canvas prints $85+, Acrylic blocks $70+, Brag Books $105+, woodblock prints $125+, aluminium prints $200+

Photographer : Leanne Handreck

Established in 2012, Michelle has been photographing families in her home studio and across Queensland. Offering all of her clients a personal experience to capture honest moments within a family, her passion for capturing the best of everyone is why she is able to 100% guarantee her work.

With an expert eye and experience finding everyone’s best side, her aim is to create a warm relaxed atmosphere and provide a snapshot in a family’s life that will be cherished for many years to come.

Location: Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast

Style: Classic, Timeless

Package Prices: $100 1 hour session fee, Digital packages from $329, individual prints from $35

Photographer : Michelle Ladlow

With a passion for capturing all the small details that a family shares and special milestones that happen along the way, Mel is a professional photographer who chose to start her new life in Queensland from England over 13 years ago.

As a mum of 2 boys, she knows just how precious capturing special moments in a family can be, and just how important they will be to revisit as the years go by. With her keen eye for capturing subtle emotions and ensuring her clients are always at ease, Mel’s dedication to every session shows just how much she cares.

Location: Tugun, Queensland

Style: Classic, Timeless

Package Prices: $100 session fee, photography packages start from $595.

Photographer : Mel

For the past 9 years, Connie has been perfecting her craft for capturing precious moments in a person’s life. From family photography to babies and beyond, her passion is to catch those warm loving moments that are shared within a family.

Sharing special moments with all of her clients, Connie specialises in capturing raw honest emotions that hold the most sentimental feelings in a photograph. Offering beautiful shots that will be cherished for a lifetime, she is always finding ways to enhance client sessions for a truly memorable time.

Location: Yatala, Queensland

Style: Classic, Timeless, Whimsical

Package Prices: 45 minutes-1 hour session on location $125 (consultation, use of maternity and newborn clothing), photo collections vary from $550.

Photographer : Connie

With a passion for capturing those special moments in a family’s life, photographer and founder of Winni & Mini, Tanha Basile has grown her hobby into a professional business, specialising in family, newborn and baby photography.

Offering clients stunning family sessions around sunset, her photos are warm, loving and perfectly catch the fine details and emotions shared within a family. Offering her cozy studio for newborn photos or stunning outdoor settings for families of all sizes, she is dedicated to giving all clients a memento they will cherish for a lifetime.

Location: Upper Coomera, Gold Coast

Style: Classic, Whimsical

Package Prices: starting from $200

Photographer : Tanha Basile

With 16 years of experience behind the camera and AIPP accredited, primary photographer Leah Follett chose to focus her attention on family, weddings, and newborn photography because of the wonderful connections she makes with everyone she meets.

To get the best and most natural photos of a family, Leah spends the time to get to know everyone on a more personal level so that each photography session is casual and comfortable. Giving expert direction and having the ability to disappear into the background, Leah gives families a chance to interact naturally so she can capture those warm relaxed moments.

Location: Southport, Gold Coast

Style: Classic, Timeless, Fun

Package Prices: Customisable

Photographer : Leah Follett

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When you’ve grown older and are looking back at photo albums to recall all of those special little moments captured on camera, we know that you’ll be thankful to have booked the services of a family photographer, to make permanent the swiftly fading memories of your family before they grew up into their full adult selves. With the services of one of these incredible family photographers across the Gold Coast and beyond, you’ll have access to these kinds of photographs, to provide you with a sense of nostalgia and comfort as you guide your family through their lives and follow their individual journeys. We hope that you find the time to reach out to a few of these family photographers on our list of the very best photographers in and around the Gold Coast to see if they have any availability for an appointment. With all that said, we wish you the best of luck as you go about securing an appointment with a family photographer in your local area!


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