These moments are fleeting and precious.

But we can preserve these memories, protect them and draw on them when we have a momento to evoke them. Beautiful images of your baby or your family are about so much more than a pretty picture to hang on the wall. They’re about helping you to remember that fresh newborn smell, the warmth of that embrace, that sense of wonder or that feeling of reckless joy that existed in that moment.

family photography for the sentimental souls
Yarra Valley & Melbourne

Two girls spinning on grassy green cliffs family photography

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

Young girl snuggles into her mum whilst holding a daisy during family photography session
Family cuddle on a hill at sunset - family photography by Chapter and Song
Newborn Photography in your own home with Chapter and Song Photography
Mum cuddles her two children with golden light behind them. Family Photography by Chapter and Song

Yarra Valley Family and Newborn Photography

My Work

The Hayhurst Family – Extended Family Photography Melbourne

The Hayhurst Family – Extended Family Photography Melbourne

Extended family photos have been so popular this year. Nothing like a couple of years of complete uncertainty and fear to make you realise how important certain relationships are in our lives, and how precious the memories of our time together will be in years to...

Joy Filled Family Photography

Joy Filled Family Photography

Check out this beautiful family. All the giggles and silliness made for a super fun session, and Melbourne turned on the sky for us too! [dss_masonry_gallery...

How to prepare for your lifestyle newborn session

How to prepare for your lifestyle newborn session

Those first few days after baby arrives can be so intense, but also incredibly beautiful. As you and your family get to know the newest addition life can slip by so quickly. That’s what I love so much about photography, capturing moments for you to revisit and relive...

A Healing Homebirth Story – Birth Photography Melbourne

A Healing Homebirth Story – Birth Photography Melbourne

Documenting birth is always such an incredible privilege.  But when that birth is for a dear life long friend there is just this extra bit of magic about it. I knew that Amanda's previous three births had all had unexpected interventions and she was really hoping this...

Welcome little one!

Welcome little one!

Meet my beautiful neice, Amity. She's just divine and it was of course a dream capturing some images of her tiny, newborn squishiness. This stage is over so quickly, but I'm so glad we made some images of those gorgeous hand wrinkles, newborn flakiness and just...

Painted skies – The Kumar Family

Painted skies – The Kumar Family

If you ever wondered why I only shoot outdoors at golden hour, let this session show you why!  Stacey and I clicked from the very start, she was just so lovely and was a fan of my previous work which was just so encouraging to hear. She was a little nervous that her...

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

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