Mama, get in the photos.

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Displayed family photos in the home

give our children a sense of belonging.



Karen, Christchurch | Family Lifestyle Photo Session

"Oh my goodness Jeannine, you are amazing!! I absolutely love our photos. Your passion shows through in the photos and you incredibly captured the atmosphere on that day. I've loved dealing with you, from our original communications, our photo session and now the incredible photos you have delivered. Karen"

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You don't like yourself in front of the camera so much but your photographer knows how to put you at ease and into the photo beautifully.

And if you don't like your photos? I pay you the session fee back!



Photo Session

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We know how quickly they grow up. Let's get together, map out what you love doing and then make it a relaxed yet memorable photo session in a place meaningful to you.

Photo Session

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You are meeting up with your extended family here in Wanaka on holiday or for a birthday celebration? Get this special time captured.

Photo Session

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Celebrate the love and bond between you and your child. It's not often that you get to be relaxed and in the photos.



This winter I created a photo book of one of our most memorable trips to Lake Constance (Bodensee) when the children were 4 years old. That is one of my favourite places and it was important for me to show my children this beautiful part of the world. Only when we held the book in our hands and went through it for the first time, we realised that there was not a single photo of me. 

Mamas out there, I'd like you to get in the photos more often. Maybe your children or hubby can take some snaps of you every now and then. Just show that you were there too! And, occasionally, ring your trusted photographer and get your family photos taken.

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Hurry, before you kids are grown up.



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Session Fee   NZD 150


10 digital photographs
NZD 400

80 (all) digital photographs
NZD 600



20" and up
start from NZD 500

comes with the 

respective digital



High Quality Book

inclusive Design

start from NZD 600

comes with the 

respective digital



How would you like to enjoy your photographs?
Let's see how I can help you.

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Jenny, Christchurch | Family Lifestyle Photo Session

"Jeannine photographs our family since our daughter was born. She knows exactly what photos we want. Jeannine helped us personalise our home with our photos, so we get to enjoy them every day."


What is your style and approach?

I love for you to get a balanced mix of some posed and mostly relaxed and authentic photographs. It is important to me to get to know your family before your session, so I can create a loose session plan which suits all your personalities and vibes. I will create opportunities for fun and playful interactions, cuddly moments and beautiful connections between all of you. I direct and guide you guys but also observe and document, ultimately, being able to show you who you are, not only how you look like. It's a blend of documentary and lifestyle photography. And with your session fee comes a framed photograph of your choice. I wish for you to have a beautiful photograph ready to display. It's on me.

How do we book with you?

After we've decided that we are a good team, you'll sign your contract and pay the retainer (session fee) of $200 to secure your session date and time. Rescheduling. We would like your children to feel at their best. If your child is not feeling right or sick, please get in touch and we will arrange for one other day. I appreciate you keeping a sick child to yourself. Vice versa I would reschedule if I am sick in order to not pass anything on to your family.

How can we prepare for our photo session?

After you filled out or in your questionnaire, I will create a session plan tailored to your family. This evolves around favourite family activities or daily routines and locations meaningful to you. Your home does not need to be tidy and meticulous everywhere, but I may push away bits and pieces, which would otherwise only distract in the photo. Please wear whatever you and your family feel comfortable in. Clothes should rather compliment than match. However, for some formal portraits, clothes with big logos would be distracting.

When and how many photographs will we get?

When you book a session with me, I am 100% yours and dedicate my time and creativity fully to you, your session and your photos. I'll get them curated and ready for you within two days. You can expect around 70 photographs, which will be ready for you to view in your private online gallery. Your gallery will be open for three weeks and gives you the opportunity to go through and decide what you would like to do with your photos. If you need help and inspiration, I am there for you.

But I do not feel comfortable being in the photo.

Mama, I got you. Me too. I needed half a bottle of bubbles to feel relaxed. Whatever works for you. I am here to guide you and tell you how to move or pose in order for you to look relaxed and yet beautiful. The chin, the arms, ... I know. Trust me. PS: Your children love you in the photos - no matter what - they see your heart, your love and soul. But I'll do my best to make you see the same.

How long does a session take?

That depends on you and your family. You might be worried that children act up and hubbie doesn't like being in photos either. We can make it short and sweet or take our time. I would allow up to 1.5 hours in order to get a nice variety of relaxed, fun and posted photographs.