Dandenong and surrounds photographer

Winter has been beautiful for portraits. Soft light, kids rugged up in warm jackets and scarves and thankfully not too much rain. It’s nearly over though and I’m really looking forward to springtime.

I had the pleasure of photographing these siblings and their little cousin recently at the Dandenong Showgrounds.

I met their mum through the football club our boys play for, Dandenong North Sharks. I never imagined myself as a football mum, I don’t follow the AFL or support any team but I have really enjoyed being  a part of this club for the last few years and more to come in the future, if you are local and looking for a welcoming family friendly club in the Dandenong area then come join us when we return in the new season next year.

More from this session can be found on our Facebook page.

If interested in finding out more about our current springtime specials please send us an email to studio@susandarcy.com.au


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Melbourne Family Photography

13 years ago this mum booked me to capture her new baby girl. Whilst I consider myself a friendly person and adore all of my clients it’s not that often I form and stay ‘real life’ friends with them This mum and I had things in common and we had daughters the same age, similar parenting views and all that stuff, so friends we became. Both of us have grown our families since and have busy lives so we no longer catch up very often but it’s always lovely when we do.

It was awesome when she contacted me recently to update the girls portraits.

We captured these at the beautiful Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster. We wandered and captured and chatted. it was a lovely afternoon. Lots of autumn leaves around still through winter, trees galore and some beautiful rock formations.

Allow me to share 3 beautiful ballerinas with you (these girls are going places!)

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Please check out our facebook page for more images from this session.


If wanting some fabulous outdoor photographs captured of your family in Melbourne’s, north, east, south east then please drop me an email studio@susandarcy.com.au

Spring is on it’s way!

Yay! Winter is nearly over. Personally I quite like the cold and yes, yes we all know we need the rain but my favourite seasons of the year are both autumn and spring. Not too hot, not too cold….just right.

We are currently taking photography bookings for spring. If interested shoot us an email @ studio@susandarcy.com.au or use the contact form on this website. We’d love to hear from you.

Now to share another recent photo session. This is another returning client, I photographed the older brother back in 2012 when he was not quite a year old. It was time to update the family photographs as he now has a beautiful younger brother.

We captured the photographs at their home and also headed down to their local park in Rowville for a few extra outdoors photos. So many beautiful images.


To view more from this session head over to our facebook page.

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PS. There are only 20 weeks left until it’s Christmas! (sorry)

Winter Fun in the Sun.

We had some fantastic offers on family photography sessions over the winter season and many past and new clients jumped at the opportunity to get out and enjoy the winter sun and get some wonderful portraits of their families captured.

I met this lovely family at Emerald lake in the Dandenongs for a fun filled family photo session. We even included the family dog in some of the photos.

I often get asked by families what sort of backdrops make for the best photographs. I love photographing in the great outdoors and Melbourne has so much to offer in the way of parks. Nature makes a gorgeous backdrop for your photographs but isn’t too distracting so the focus is still on your family and the connection you have with one another.

To view more images from this session please head on over to my Facebook page.

To enquire about having your family photographed please follow the link on the contact page of this blog.

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Relaxed Family Photo Session {Blackburn Photographer}

I’d love to share this family photo session with you. I captured this family a few years back when their eldest son was just 7 or so months old, now he is a big 3 year old with a beautiful baby sister.


We started the photo session at the family home in Melbourne’s south east, then moved down to , the lovely, Blackburn Lake for our photoshoot. Such a beautiful simple backdrop for their family photos.

I’d love to share some with you. To view more from this session please visit our Facebook page.


If you would like info on pricing for our family photo sessions, held in Melbourne’s. south, south east, east and northern suburbs please drop us an email to studio@susandarcy.com.au or use the contact page on this website.


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