Plan For Your Family Photos

Photo of attractive young couple and their three children. Photo by Caro Telfer, Photographer

Things change all the time. Nothing stays the same. Sometimes all we have left are memories – or photos if we are lucky enough to have them.
But you don’t have to leave photos to luck…
Plan a family photo session and you can be sure that you will have photos to complement your memories of your loved ones.
How can you get some exquisite professional photos that will show you in your best light? Schedule a photo session for your family!

Book a session, pay a deposit, choose a date! Don’t leave it until the perfect time, because there is never a perfect time. The best time is now!

“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Because if you like it today you can do it again tomorrow!”

I will come to your home to capture photos of your family in their own familiar environment. Include the horses or the dog, relax in your garden, show off your motorbike or any other special possessions, and your photos will really help to bring back memories in years to come.

Don’t want to have photos at home? No problem! Your family photos can be taken in a park or anywhere really – as long as there is light. How about photos on the beach? Or in a forest? Or family photos in your street?

Photo off attractive young couple with their three children standing in a grassy field. Photo by Caro Telfer, photographer.
A young family photographed in a field
Photo of mother at office desk surrounded by her three young children. Photo by caro telfer, photographer.
A mother with her office “helpers”.
photo of a gorgeous toddler on her mother's hip.
Gorgeous toddler carried by her mum.



Photos purchased through Austockphoto stock photo library

Austockphoto website showing photo by Caro Telfer on web banner

I’m a contributor to the Austockphoto stock photography library, which licenses exclusively Australian images to photo buyers from Australia and overseas. 

By using the Google image search function I have found several of my images that have been bought from the Austockphoto website online. Other images have been sold for use in brochures, publications and posters, so I am not able to find them unless someone spots one incidentally.

If you have a business or you work for an organisation and you need authentic Australian images for use in brochures, blog posts, or for your website, then have a look at before searching overseas stock photo sites (you know the ones I mean.) At Austockphoto Australian photographers receive a 50% commission on their images supplied exclusively to the Austockphoto library, so you know you’re supporting local photographers when you buy local images.

Young blokes drinking
Kids riding bikes
A mother and her toddler
Young people and car
A cute little boy and his football.
Retired seniors
Young woman walking on country track
Primary school aged girl wearing glasses
Teenage girl laughing
A little boy and his football
A little boy and his football
That cute little boy and his football yet again!
Stock photo of a mother and baby and toddler
A mother and her children
Photo by caro telfer showing teenage girls embracing
Teenage sisters sharing the love
A couple of young men.



Aerial Drone Photography as Art

Aerial photo of paddocks on a Australian farm shows a patchwork of yellows and greens.

Aerial Photographs let you see much more than ground level photos can. Aerial Photography is ideal for photographing properties, for real estate photography, and for stunning images of any location.

And more than that, aerial photos can make stunning wall art! The aerial photos are intriguing, and can make the viewer look really closely at what is happening in the image. Try one on your wall and you’ll be amazed by how many comments you get, and at how long you can sit looking at it without becoming bored. 

As art pieces, aerial photos are best displayed BIG! 

A pink salt lake creates a striking impact in this aerial landscape photo by Caro Telfer, photographer.
A pink salt lake creates a striking impact in this aerial landscape photo.
Aerial view of landscape with burnt black band arcing through the frame. Image by caro Telfer, Photographer.
A burnt strip of land is etched black on the landscape
Aerial photo showing the trail of grain fed out to sheep creating a sinuous line through a dry brown landscape
The trail of grain fed out to sheep creates a sinuous line through a dry brown landscape
Aerial photo showing A geometric pattern of bare earth, grass, and tractor markings in a newly planted orchard. Photo by Caro Telfer
A grid emerges from bare earth, grass, and tractor markings in a newly planted orchard
Aerial view of Darkan skatepark, taken by drone, by Caro Telfer.
This photo shows the layout of a community recreation area in a small town in WA



Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something!

How uncomfortable is it to stand in front of a camera and smile? Well I, for one, find it extremely uncomfortable! I HATE having my photo taken. I put on stupid poses, and I try to angle my face so that as few chins as possible are visible.

What about when people say “cheeeese” to try to get you to look like you’re happy?  Yeah, you end up looking like you’re saying “cheese”, right? (Actually I prefer “grannieeees undieeees“, but that’s another story…)

It has taken me a long time, and over the years I have taken a lot of dorky photos of people saying cheese, but it has finally dawned on me that people don’t like to stand and look at the camera to have their photos taken. It makes them feel uncomfortable!

Now, instead of photographing people posing and looking at the camera, I enjoy photographing you while you are doing something. Do you play guitar? Do you enjoy reading? Do you play a sport? Do you enjoy gardening? Whatever it is that you do, I’d love to photograph you doing it. For farming families, that often means doing things on the farm.

Photo of family and sheep in sheepyards
The family that works together and plays together stays together
photo of young farmer in yards with sheep in the wheatbelt
Hard at work, not having a photo session.
Photo of two young blokes drinking outdoors
Having a drink with a mate is more fun than having your photo taken!
portrait photo of a man and his pet parrot by caro telfer, photographer
Portrait with a pet
photo of a kid wearing bike gear riding a pushbike
Let your kids run around or play, like riding a bike, rather than standing still and smiling for photos.
Photo of young boy with his grandmother having a cup of tea
It’s as easy as having a cup of tea! Relax, and enjoy your photo session.
photo of kid on a skateboard by caro telfer, photographer
Kids love to show off their skills, like this kid on a skateboard.
photo of an older couple painting in art studio. photo by Caro Telfer.
Doing something you love can give an interesting focus to your photos.
photo of a man playing a guitar, by caro telfer, photographer
When you’re playing your guitar you are not self-consciously smiling for the camera.
Photo of a child reading a book with his grandfather
Reading a book to the grandson, if you can sit him down long enough…
photo of teenage girl avoiding sand thrown at her on the beach. Photo by caro telfer.
Having a sand fight – is that having your photo taken?


In this post I’ve shared lots of different things you could do during a photo shoot. You don’t have to stand in front of the camera and smile. Give your photos meaning by doing something that you love, with someone you love, and it won’t hurt a bit!