Family Portraits

Family Portraits Melbourne

Your family’s story captured with gorgeous imagery.

Getting the kids all dressed up for the family photo shoot can be a real pain.

Thankfully for you, Simon James absolute loves photographing his family clients and provides an experience that even the kids can get excited about.

With a strong emphasis on fostering a genuine connection with those in front of the camera on your family photo shoot day, Simon takes great pride in making a Simon James Photography family photo shoot an immensely enjoyable one for parents and kids alike.

In providing a safe, warm, and welcoming environment, whether shooting at your home, the local park or the studio, Simon work hard to ensure that everyone involved can connect with me as a person first and foremost, so that they can express themselves to ensure we get the perfect shot.

Check out a handpicked selection of family photography below.

Testimonials
Dealing with Simon was a pleasure. Quick to respond to emails.High energy and humorous, while still professional, Simon made everyone feel at ease, providing us with relaxed, lovely photos for our... website. We could not be happier with the results.read more
I'm picky, I'm not photogenic, my curly hair and frizz is a nightmare to work with - but none of it mattered working with Simon. I didn't have to worry or stress about any of it, all I had to do was... focus on being myself on set knowing Simon would take care of the rest. I have never printed or framed a picture of myself, but I think its about time I did!read more
Simon James is your go to artist if you're looking for a one-of-a-kind photographer. I had a photoshoot session with Simon. I was a bit nervous at the start since it was my first photoshoot ever and... I wanted to look beautiful and have special photos taken.Simon made sure that I was as comfortable as I could, he gave me directions on how to sit & move my head and all my pictures looked so natural & beautiful!He pays attention to the smallest details and makes sure that you have a perfect picture while you feel & look beautiful.Simon is a living legend, he is highly recommended and he is the one to go to when you want to have those special moments captured.read more
I was nervous getting my photos taken for my website. It is easy to advise my clients to get original images especially of themselves to go on their websites to really make their website... theirs.Simon made the experience very enjoyable. He worked his craft to perfection. The images came out so good that I am challenged to decide which image to put on my website. A great problem to have.I highly recommend Simon for your website and head shot images. You will be very happy as I am with my new shots.read more
Simon photographed my wedding in February, and did a sensational job. Apart from leveraging his experience shooting 1000+ weddings, with a great planning session beforehand, and fast turnaround... afterwards, there was one very memorable moment.He arrived at the venue, and realised that by the time the ceremony started, being an outdoor venue, the sun and shadows would be wrong. We quickly moved everything about 5 metres, before the guests arrived, so the lighting was perfect.It is this intuition and experience that is priceless, and why I highly recommend Simon James photography, for when you want someone who will take the perfect shot, no matter what.read more
I went to Simon to get a headshot for my online presence. I am very happy with the approach and outcome. I highly recommend Simon.
Simon James Photography is amazing, I was fortunate enough to work with Simon to get my professional portrait photos for my business and lifestyle photos for a project I am working on. I have worked... with professional photographers for years, Simon is the first to ask questions about how the photos need to be before taking them. His level of professionalism and knowledge was so good it caught me off guard. Highly recommendedread more
Simon was our wedding photographer and we were so impressed with his work that we also engaged him for family photos with our newborn. Simon is fun and enjoyable to work with and knows exactly what... he's doing behind the camera. He's particularly good at putting his subjects at ease while providing directions to ensure great photos. We highly recommend Simon.read more
We can not rave enough about Simon and the amazing photographs he has taken for me and my family over the many, many years. From Corporate headshots to photos of my family growing. He has always... captured every moment perfectly.His personality and professionalism makes us all feel comfortable and relaxed to ensure we are showing our best self in the photo. There are many laughs through out the shoot too.He was also super quick with showing what was taken, no waiting for weeks.Highly recommendread more
Simon was exceptional. I am not comfortable in front of a camera, but Simon made the whole experience easy by offering great advice to capture the best photo possible. I love the photos he took and... have already booked the next session. Don't go anywhere else, Simon is the ultimate experienced professional!read more
Over the last twenty years, Simon James Photography has captured the most beautiful images of our milestone events - from pregnancy photos to multiple 'big' birthday celebrations, from our daughter's... christening to corporate headshots for our business. Simon is an absolute joy to deal with. He has an infectious energy and a rare talent for bringing out the best in his subjects. Professionalism, talent and a genuinely great person all rolled into one!read more
I engaged Simon to update my profile headshots and was impressed by not only the quality of the photos but the process, it's never easy self analysing your own photos but Simon make you comfortable,... easy and knows how to get the perfect shot without you even realising.I highly recommend Simon for his quality work to get the best shot of you.read more
Simon did a full day shoot for my team in our rebrand. I was extremely happy with the attention to detail and effort that went into making sure I had the perfect shots for every marketing channel in... my business. I have so many amazing shots looking the best version of myself. I would not hesitate to recommend Simon to anyone looking for high quality photos to make their brand stand out!read more
Simon is an incredibly talented and intuitive photographer. I engaged Simon to photograph my seminar and the whole process from start to end was smooth, easy and extremely successful.He met with... me, came out and saw the venue and asked me all the right questions. On the day Simon was communicative, flexible and very positive which helped the day run smoothly and easily.The final photos were even better than I could have hoped! I had the photos within 48 hours of the event and he was an absolutely pleasure to work with when choosing the best images. .Simon is certainly my trusted go-to photographer and I would not hesitate to recommend my nearest and dearest to him for photos for any event.read more
Simon used his genius to photograph a recent fundraising event I hosted for Just Peoples. He captured the ambience and atmosphere of the evening perfectly, which for a charity event particularly is... extremely important. Simon’s photos beautifully conveyed that feeling of excitement, connection and inspiration in the room, particularly while listening to the guest speaker, or while they were having meaningful conversations and were inspired to contribute to the world through Just Peoples.I am so excited to share Simon's pictures with our community and use them to promote future events so people can visualise the awesome time they will have when they join us next time.Simon sent me some screen grabs within one hour of the event finishing which was really special as in this instant world we live in it can be hard to wait for professional shots, so I particularly appreciated to get these through before I’d even made it home.I love working with Simon, he’s fun, he’s funny and he puts everyone at ease ensuring their natural beauty, inside and out, shines through.read more
Thanks Simon for making the whole experience comfortable. My new images are perfect for my website. thanks for the super quick turnaround too.
Where do I even start?!Simon was absolutely amazing from start to finish. From the moment we first got in touch right up until the wedding day and beyond. Thank you Simon for being able to capture... all the love felt on our wedding day. The photos are better than I could have ever imagined. I honestly couldn't recommend you enough. Thank you!read more
Simon recently assisted me with updated photographs for my website, social media library, and also profile pictures. Working with Simon was great fun, and he has given me some absolutely beautiful... images as a result. Thank you Simon xread more
Simon was so amazing during this pandemic. We had to postpone our wedding and on our first wedding date Simon has so much passion for making people happy that he still took some family shots for us.... On our wedding day when we finally got to have our dream day, Simon just made the day flow and be so effortless. The photo turn around was super quick and such amazing beautiful natural shots. Could not of asked for a better photographer. Easy to get along with, bubbly, caring and passionate!read more
After seeing Simon's work I decided to get him to take photos of me for my website and a new head shot. As someone who is not comfortable in front of a camera I was pleasantly surprised at how much... fun Simon made the 'shoot'. He is a truly talented creative professional. I highly recommend Simon for any photographic work that you need.Thank you Simon for making this a great experience.read more
Simon was fantastic to work with for my corporate headshots. Not only am I ecstatic with the photos, the whole experience was extremely positive. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a... photographer in the area.read more
Simon took a series of headshots for my LinkedIn profile and professional branding. He was a joy to work with and captured images which conveyed my personality beautifully. I highly recommend him.
We are so delighted we made the decision to have Simon take some family photographs with our adult children and grandson. The milestone of our grandson turning three, and that the CoVid-19... restrictions highlighted just how important our family are to us. We know that too often time slips by and precious moments can be missed.Thank you Simon for your professional approach in creating a range of group, small group and individual family photos (taken in our own home and garden) that we all treasure. It was so much fun!read more
Simon James is the consummate professional who has spent thousands of hours honing his skills, the knowledge of his equipment, his attention to detail and new perspective is why he is highly sought... after by clients all over the world, who has a knack of being in the right place, at the right time, to capture that perfect image.read more
Simon recently completed a corporate photographic shoot for one of my clients. With executives in Australia from global offices around the world, we took the opportunity to update our library of... corporate head, team and operational shots. Simon was utmost professional in his approach and dealing with all levels of staff and management including the global executive team. He was flexible and no-fuss, and got the job done working amongst a fully operational corporate office while also demonstrating creativity, independence and flair to ensure we captured some candid, informal shots as well. The results were terrific. I would recommend Simon due to the quality of his service and photographs and value of the investment.read more
Simon was awesome! I hate getting my photo taken and he made it fun and helped me relax in front of the camera. Highly recommend him. Will def will work with him again.
I discovered Simon on Easy Weddings and after browsing his work just knew it was the style of images we were seeking. From the moment I spoke with Simon over the phone I knew there was no one else I... wanted to capture our day. He was witty, professional and he just seemed to understand what I was seeking instantly.My now husband & I believe ourselves to be a couple of the most unphotogenic people getting around and hate having our photos taken and yet Simon was able to achieve the impossible. We wanted classic yet casual shots and he nailed it painlessly.We absolutely love them, the images capture the mood and story of the evening perfectly. A gorgeous blend of classic intended shots and casual natural unknown moments which are some of our favorites.We have the most beautiful photos to remember our wedding day and we are forever grateful for that :)Thanks Simon.read more
Simon is a fabulous, friendly, fun photographer. He photographed our wedding and got heaps of amazing shots. Very grateful for the skills he has.
Simon took photos of our mechanics workshop for use on the internet and social media. He put us all at ease quickly and captured the image we wanted to project perfectly. The turnaround time... between sesion and availability of photos was super quick too! We will definitely ask Simon to help us again when we are ready to update our photos.read more
Simon photographed our wedding. He was very professional but personable which made the day run very smoothly and we love the photos.
Simon gave me a headshot that I am very proud of! He listened to the brief and smashed it out of the park. THANK YOU
I have recommended Simon to so many of my clients, friends and family for all special events they have coming up. It has been an absolute pleasure being able to work along side you in your... photoshoots. You bring such a positive, fun, exciting yet relaxed energy into your work and are a master at your profession. You produce quality images and I would give you 5 stars every time.I can't wait to work with you again Simon.read more
Simon was a pleasure to work with for our recent company headshots.. He is very professional and made the photo shoot fun which resulted in great pics! Thank you Simon!
Leading up to my maternity shoot I was nervous, felt terrible with how I looked and honestly wanted to cancel it. Then I arrived and Simon was an absolute pleasure. I felt like an absolute Queen and... Simon made me feel so incredibly comfortable! I have photos of this amazing time in my life I never dreamt I’d be happy with! I am so grateful that we chose to go with Simon and the photos are absolutely amazing, I’ve sent them to everyone I know instead of hiding them away for my eyes only! Could not be happier and would recommend Simon to everyone in a heart beat !read more
I engaged Simon for a small commercial job in the city. Simon researched my industry and asked lots of great questions which meant that the end product far exceeded my expectations.
Simon really took the time to understand what I wanted to achieve from the photo and exactly how I wanted it to look, he made me feel extremely comfortable and as a result, one of the first photos he... took was the perfect shot. I can't recommend Simon James highly enough.read more
The most friendly, professional, and passionate photographer we ever met, our family knew Simon for more 12 months and he has helped us on portrait and my personal headshot, not only we loved all the... works he created, but also the whole photographing experience was very enjoyable. Highly recommended!!!read more
Professional, fun and knows how to wrangle a crowd. We had a great experience with Simon. His location selection, eye for detail and retouching work are all very high quality. Happy to recommend.
Simon was fantastic to work with for my new headshots. Just a camera and myself is not a situation I find comfortable, he was able to create a fun relaxed environment to capture the image I was... looking for. I highly recommend Simon and his service, he is extremely professional and delivered exactly what I needed.read more
Simon captured Bec and my joint 30th birthday and surprise wedding perfectly. He was so fun to deal with and he has the perfect eye to get beautiful photos. We had such a fun day hanging out with him... and would 100% recommend.read more
WE HAVE THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOS EVER! Simon James Photography delivered the goods and we couldn't be happier. All his pictures captured every previous moment of our amazing day with artistic flair... and depth. A Funny and charismatic man who knows how to get the most from all in his shots (stubborn kids included) with multiple layers of depth that keep you looking back over them long after your photo shoot. Worth every cent! Thanks so much Simon, your far exceeded our expectations in capturing our beautiful wedding day memories! Awesome ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐read more
We have been using Simon for our family portraits for over twenty years and would not trust this important task to anyone else. He relates well to people of all ages and gets the best out of every... person, animal or any object in his frame.read more
Simon was absolutely fantastic. We love our photos!!! He's got a great sense of humour and puts everyone at ease. Some of the candid shots are amazing. Highly recommend, and will definitely use... again!!! Cannot express enough how much we love our beautiful wedding photography!! THANK YOU SIMONread more
Simon is a very talented photographer that we highly recommend. We chose him to shoot our wedding day and were so impressed with the way he captured our special moments. Thanks Simon!
Only need three words to tell you all how good Simon is... Wonderful, Clever and Honest
Simon was a wonderful photographer who could always entice the biggest smiles out of some of my more stubborn family. Our Engagement photos were spectacular and really captured a memory we will never... forget. Would highly recommend. Thanks Simon!read more
Simon was an absolute pleasure to have at our wedding day! From the moment we contacted him from a google search, he was so professional and helpful and filled us with so much confidence that this... most important component of our wedding planning was totally under control. The photos are amazing and during the day, he made everyone feel so comfortable and happy, and it is evident in our final shots. He gave us something really special in our wedding photos that we can remember forever! We'd recommend Simon to any couple looking for a photographer for their wedding day. Thanks again for everything Simon! 5 stars!read more
Simon has taken commercial shots for our website. We are in waste management and were struggling to come up with creative ideas. Along came Simon who used his creative flair to produce great shots... for us. We highly recommend him for your next commercial project.read more
Simon is an approachable, good humoured and highly skilled photographer.Most importantly, he understood what we were looking for after an efficient and friendly face to face communication.He... definitely has the secrets to calm and bring attention from kids as well as making them laugh and happy all time.Thank you for making the whole photography experiences extremely easy and enjoyable; thank you for capturing memories that will stay with us forever.Highly recommended!read more
Simon did an amazing job photographing my wedding. Such a friendly and professional guy and now a friend!
Simon James has captured every important moment of my life with exquisite beauty! From engagement to marriage to children adding birthdays ...he’s has brought it all to life with his amazing... photography!read more
Simon has done amazing photography for our business, including Corporate profiles and onsite industrial photography. His creative ideas have transformed and modernised our business marketing.
My first photo shoot experience and Simon was truly wonderful to work with. His knowledge and professionalism helped me relax and produce some incredible head and body shots to start my casting... portfolio. Thank you Simon!read more
Simon did a really perfect job on our wedding day. He is not only a photographer but also a friend to make everyone happy. We appreciate to have him for capturing our beautiful memories and recommend... him with no doubt!read more
Simon recently took corporate headshots for our team. I couldn't recommend his services more, he made it a very pleasant experience despite the nerves of having professional photographs taken. Thank... you!read more
Simon is the most amazing photographer! He has a beautiful, vivacious personality that left all the guests in hysterics. Simon is extremely professional and has an amazing attention to details which... results in the most stunning images. We cannot recommend Simon enough!read more
The best guy in the biz! Gets the job done! Makes you feel completely at ease. We have used him for a family wedding, head shots and family portraits and couldn't be more thrilled with his work.... Highly recommended!read more
Brilliant, personable, versatile and highly experienced. I cannot recommend Simon more highly.
Simon has given my husband and I the pure magic of reliving both my sons from birth till present day. Looking back on those moments I find priceless . Simon has been able to capture these moments... amongst the chaos of life , I am not sure we could ever thank him enough. Everyone needs the Simon James experienceread more
Thank you Simon for your professional advice on shooting my staff for our website. We are all very happy with the result. I would recommend Simon for anyone who is looking a professional photographer... as he has been fantastic to guide us to make us look amazing. Thank youread more
Simon is an exceptional photographer. Not only is his work meticulously and beautifully presented but he also captures stunning photos with a relaxed manner and sense of fun. He is the consummate... professional and manages to shoot candid shots which resonate with atmosphere along with the more posed photos required by the formality of an event such as a wedding. He’s fabulous and we have been privileged to have him create beautiful family portraits for us in later years.read more
Simon James is an astounding photographer and story teller through his art. He captured our wedding day last Saturday with the most natural and exquisite photos that we will treasure... forever.Simon’s vivacious personality made us feel so relaxed and most of all we had fun with the photo shoot. He is truly professional, creative and a talented photographer and we will definitely engage him again for other occasions.To all the grooms and brides or for any occasion, we highly recommend Simon James as your photographer!Michelle and Alan Mooneyread more
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Google Rating
4.9
Based on 66 reviews
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