Family Portraits & Lifestyle Photographer – Brisbane & Sydney

LifeStories – fun, authentic family photography

Celebrating the beauty in the everyday!

I believe beauty can be found in the ordinary everyday. That the little moments matter.  Not everything beautiful is extravagant. It can be the simplest of things, that most people don’t even notice. Heartfelt hugs, big smiles, dirty faces and giggling out loud.

Your family photos shouldn’t be contrived, staged or overly posed. They should be natural, show emotion, and a direct reflection of your family’s relationships which makes your story yours. I embrace unconventional and different. Does this sound like your family? then read on …

I am the professional photographer behind Deb Boots LOVE STORIES. I have been running a successful wedding photography business for a number of years and have become one of Brisbane’s leading wedding photographers.  Named by The Wedding Club as one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers of 2015. Also a member of the international photography association Fearless Photographers.

Over the years I have photographed so many wonderful couples getting married, who then go on to have families. In the past I haven’t had the available time amongst the weddings to offer those couples family portrait sessions. It has been sad to sit back and watch their family grow from the sidelines after being an integral part of capturing their wedding day memories.  At the start of 2015, I made the decision to cut back on the number of weddings I shoot each year, to be in a position to offer both my wedding couples and other families the opportunity to enjoy a family photo session much like the way I shoot weddings, heartfelt and authentic.

One reason why I avoided family portraits in the past, was that I didn’t want to go down the path of the posed baby photos. Not that I think there is anything wrong with that style of baby photography, as the photographers that shoot that style are creating beautiful baby art for the new parents, but that’s just one particular style and it’s just not to my taste or what I want to offer in the way of family photos. Plus there are plenty of great portrait photographers offering that style already. Read on to find out how my style differs.

“The best thing about a picture, is that it never changes,
even when the people in it do.”

– Andy Warhol

Authentic stories capturing family life

What I love seeing in family photos is more than just faces looking at the camera, I want to capture emotions and the family having fun together. Capturing families in a documentary and lifestyle manner, to tell authentic stories of family life, just as I like to tell the real story of the wedding day. When I start asking around, those couples that wanted natural wedding photos, now as parents are also wanting natural family photos.

My wedding photography is all about documenting couples LOVE STORIES. My family photography is all about documenting the next phases of a couple’s life beyond the wedding day with the Deb Boots LIFE STORIES sessions.

The types of family portraits & lifestyle photography sessions on offer are listed below.


Lifestyle photography sessions Deb offers …


Got your own idea?

I’m thinking water balloons, sprinkler, silly-string, jumping castles, coloured smoke … any one up for getting covered in mud? … we seriously should talk :)

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Unlike those boring family portraits where everyone is wearing matching outfits and they could be any family, our Family Portrait & Lifestyle Photography Sessions are FUN. With a huge emphasis on telling your unique stories, letting your personalities shine, and capturing how you interact as a family. From those lazy Sunday morning spent reading stories to the kids in bed, playing in the backyard under the sprinkler on a hot summer’s day. It’s those authentic stories of your family that I want tell the most.

Read more about our family portrait sessions.

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Want to see some of my favourite lifestyle sessions …