Honest & Artful Photography for Sentimental Souls


If you’re like me (and if you’re here I hope you are at least a little) you’re not interested in perfectly posed, cheesy smile-at-the-camera type photos. You’d much prefer images that capture true emotion and real connection. Heart-bursting, soul-filling images that explode with genuine joy and love.


In which case, you’re in the right place!

Honest and Artful family photography in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley
Honest and Artful family photography in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley

“Em is not only an incredible photographer, but she is also a beautiful person. She made the entire process easy, with great communication and the most beautiful results. I would highly recommend Chapter and Song Photography to anyone wanting some precious family memories.”

– emma

Melbourne family, newborn and birth photographer

Yarra Valley

Two girls spinning on grassy green cliffs family photography

Me and my Babies

They grow so fast!

Gosh, motherhood is a wild ride! It’s hard and messy and raw and exhausting, but it’s also breathtakingly beautiful. Each stage of parenting has its challenges and its heart meltingly beautiful moments that make the eye bags and reduced brain function totally worth it. That inexplicable love we have for our littles will be with us forever, but the memories do, sadly fade.

I know we all have smart phones these days, and capture so many of those sweet moments in snapshots. But getting family portraits is still so important, for many reasons, not least of which is that YOU’LL be in them! I get it! I still struggle with getting in front of the camera, but having photos of you with your family will be treasured by your loved ones for years to come! Let’s get some beautiful photos of you with your family!

What kind of session are you interested in?

“I never know what to expect when I receive photos back from a shoot but these were absolutely amazing and blew me away. She’s captured details and events we’ll treasure forever.”

– grace

Melbourne Family Photography | Chapter and Song Photography
Melbourne Family Photography - Yarra Valley Family Photography - Candid and natural photography
Fun loving family photography in the Yarra Valley Chapter and Song Photography
Melbourne Family Photography Chapter and Song Photography Yarra Valley

Melbourne & Yarra Valley Family, Newborn, Maternity & Birth Photography

My Work


The Wong Family

A fun-filled family session in the stunning Yarra Valley.

Melbourne Birth Photography | Chapter and Song Photography

When a midwife gives birth

A serene homebirth documented by Melbourne birth photographer.

Melbourne newborn photography. In home newborn sessions with Melbourne newborn photographer

Welcome Zoe Gilbert

A relaxed and cozy in home newborn session in Melbourne.


Hi Mumma!

Our little ones are small for such a short time! And whilst the good old smart phone has enabled up to capture snapshots, having YOU in the photos with your family is so important!
Let's capture some beautiful photos of the connection between you and your loves!

Hi, I'm Emily

Chapter & Song Photography | Yarra Valley Family & Newborn Photographer | © 2020