Family Photography in the Sunshine Coast

images that tell your story!

Are you looking for beautiful images inspired by love, light and connection?  I’ve been a Family Photographer for nearly a decade and in that time I have refined my workflow and designed sessions that are relaxed and fun.

My workflow for each session involves capuring images of your whole family, parents / couple, children together, each child on their own and each parent with each child.  These are especially special images to capture because they will become so special to your children as you grow old.

If you’re looking for an Extended Family Photography experience, get in touch and we can iron out the details.  Co-ordinating large groups can seem daunting, but it’s so worth it when you have beautiful portraits with everyone in them!

With so many wonderful locations on offer in the Sunshine Coast we are spoilt for choice!  Once you have chosen your location feel free to read my blog on what to wear for inspiration while you’re planning your photoshoot.

{Sunshine locations tab coming soon!}

After your session you will receive your images within 7 days, then you can decide how many you love and what you want to do with them.  When I help you design your wall art you are guaranteed to receive perfect looking products with guarantees of up to 75 years.

Frequently Asked Questions


Capturing your whole family together

My Family Photography sessions are designed to create beautiful moments, naturally.

We play games and have fun and once everyone is relaxed I capture you all looking your best!

The key is to have fun and truly appreciate eachother, enjoying this moment and celebrating the people you love most in this world.  Leave the rest to me!


Parents, celebrating the love that started your family!

Capturing parents is one of my favourite parts of every session.  It is so important to take time out to celebrate the love that started your beautiful family, and this is the perfect opportunity for that!


Siblings, the beginning of a lifelong friendship like no other!

This may be the single most requested image after the one of everyone together, and I love creating beautiful moments that show the real bond between your children.


Individual portraits that capture character!

Beautiful portraits of your children are an absolute must-have!  Plus studies have shown they are hugely beneficial in building confidence in children.

I aim for portraits that reflect your child’s personality, beautiful images that are full of heart!


Parent and Child Portraits

These portraits have a very special place in my heart.  These individual little relationships within your family unit are so very special and deserve to be celebrated individually!  These images are also the ones that will become extra special to your children as you get older!


Extended Family Photography

Extended Family sessions are very popular, especially at the end of the year when the whole family gets together for Christmas.

There is something incredibly special about being able to capture the special ond your children share with their cousins, aunts and grandparents.

My approach to these is similar as for my individual family sessions, except that we will have less variety per family.

We will focus on the larger group photos and the extended family relationships and connections.  If you want to extend one of these to add-on individual family sessions for each group attending.  This extends our time and where there are little children involved we may stagger the start to make sure it is still fun for everyone involved.  Please get in touch for a quote depending on the size of your group.


After your session

Your gallery of beautiful images is ready within 7 days of your professional photography session.

Once you have picked your favourite images you have the option of ordering professional quality print products.  I have samples of these in my perth photography studio for you to see in person before you decide if you want to opt for professional printing of your favourite images.

Payment plans are available for all my products.


Carly James

Zina has been our go to photographer for a number of sessions now. We did a newborn package for my youngest son, a family sunset beach shoot and most recently did an extended family shoot for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. This wasn’t an easy feat with so many people but Zina made it look easy! Zina is a true professional and knows how to get the best out of the younger children. She takes a nice mix of staged and candid photos. I couldn’t recommend her enough.


Nabila Khouri

There are not enough words to describe how amazing Zina and her photos are! My little baby was super fussy and difficult and Zina had the magic touch with my baby, and was so patient and wonderful.

I will forever cherish the amazing photos, thank you so much Zina!


Ellie Washfold

I highly recommend Zina!!

We’ve had 3 newborn photo shoots within the last 3 years and she’s been absolutely amazing with each one especially this last one capturing 2 toddlers and a newborn together which I swear is near impossible!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my pet to my family photography session?

We can definitely include your pets, it’s such a treasure to have images capturing each person’s bond with your beloved pet!

We will discuss what is comfortable for your pet and pick a location that is suitable and spend  little extra time incoporating them into a few of you portraits as well.

What kinds of payment options do you accept?
I accept cash, eft, eftpos, online checkout, paypal, afterpay, humm and payright.
Where will my Family Photography Experience take place?

Please take a look at my galleries page for some inspiration and get in touch if you have an idea for somewhere that is special to your family!

How long will it take to receive my images?
Your gallery will be ready for you to pick your favourites within 7 days of your session.
How many people can I include at my family session?
While I don’t put a limit on how many people you want to include, there is only so much we can get done in the time allocated for each package so please get in touch so we can discuss the package that suits your needs best.
What types of payment do you accept?
Paypal, EFT, eftpos, payright, humm and afterpay x
What if my children don't co-operate?
Don’t worry about it, I have the patience of a saint (really!) and I am more than happy to take however long we need to let your kids get comfortable with me.  It also helps that you will all be playing games together, and I have yet to meet the little person who doesn’t warm to the idea of having fun while I capture a few moments in between xxx
What if my partner hates the idea of a photoshoot?
This is actually very common and you can assure your partner that my sessions are short and sweet and full of fun!  We truly focus on you having fun with eachother and I take care of capturing the moments without a lot of posing or awkward moments x
What if it rains?
Rain is an ongoing issue with outdoor sessions and I will be in touch to discuss the options on the day.  Overcast weather is beautiful light, and mostly we have short quick showers in Perth so we can reschedule to a different time and dodge the rain on the day, or reschedule to another day. My priority is to ensure you have fun, and it’s hard to do on a miserable day x
What if I'm really awkward in front of the camera?
Don’t worry about that, it’s my job to make you feel comfortable.  I run through my sessions quite quickly on purpose, because while I’m directing you to new games and moving around you won’t have time to feel awkward and in no time, you’ll be having fun and I’ll be capturing amazing moments!
What should we wear to our photoshoot?
I have written a blog on this one because it’s such a common question!  

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