Family  Photojournalism


D O C U M E N T A R Y   S T Y L E    P H O T O G R A P H Y


Where my passion lies……I am truly, madly & deeply passionate about documenting and capturing life’s moments as they are today and creating memories that will last forever.  


Words cannot express these special times we experience with our families, our everyday. We all know too well that time flies way too fast and our precious children change so much so quickly.  


Documenting their life as it is today could be anything from their favourite outfits, toys, and friends to the activities they enjoy.  Fly-on-the-wall photography will reveal delicate connections within the family more faithfully than traditional portraiture. Thus giving us memories of life, with feelings of movement and echoes of conversations and sounds, rather than a simple snapshot; photographing these special moments allows us to have something precious to look back on, remembering how it felt to be there. 


I am the fly on the wall in most of my shoots unless you would like a group family photo that I can also appreciate.


My aim is to capture timeless photos of your children whether they are in a role-play scenario, jumping on a trampoline, playing with Grandma or whatever it may be. Wearing their favourite outfits over and over or those shoes that they love to wear and play in.  


Documenting their messy bedrooms, the crazy back deck with toys and shoes everywhere will be memories your children can study and look at into the future. Remembering what their childhood was really like. 


These days will eventually be distant memories and I want to make sure I capture them for you before another chapter in your child’s life begins. It is a short and quick transition from baby to toddler, to being a schoolchild to the teens and before you know it, adolescent and adulthood and I don’t want these little memories missed and not documented.


How it works....

I will come to your home as it is today (no tidying necessary) where it all happens.  Family members could be visiting, or I can meet you somewhere special..take a trip to Grandmas house perhaps. Maybe you are moving home in the future and want to capture memories in your current home where your children grew up, or just simply documenting your everyday life as a family.


I truly adore capturing these moments and making people happy by presenting them at the end with a fine art Photography book that tells their story.  I only need a few hours of your day to collect these memories and on this day you only need to be doing a few of your normal daily routines and activities.
From early morning, breakfast time, lunchtime, family activities, homework, helping in the kitchen, role-play, reading, board games or any playtime.  
Anything anytime is magic.



"Day in the Life"


Your family's life, 

this is as natural as it gets,

memories you can look back on,

don't let these memories fade.


                                                                Marlene Suter



Grandparent/s & Grandchildren


(up to 2 Grandchildren)


"Documenting life at Grandma's/pa's house" 


Let me capture those precious memories with your Grandchildren in your home.

This could be anything from your Grandchildren just hanging out in your house, to you reading, playing or baking with them on days you look after them.


Documentary style photography- a slice of your life.


This includes up to 2 hours in your home

Consultation, Photoshoot,


a USB stick of up 50-60

 edited high and low res J-peg images



Slide show of the images to show friends and family

*$150 for all high and low resolution edited J-peg images



Family documentary


"Life's precious moments"




click  "A Day in the Life ... for example photos



A relaxed photoshoot, 3-5 hours at your home,

consultation and lots of editing time. 


A beautifully crafted documentary  Luxury photography book

that tells your story at this moment in time.


a USB Stick

with all the edited high and low res J-peg Images

from the photography book.

 A Slide show of the images from the book to show to friends and family


I will also set aside

some time for family fun group Photographs

(at no extra cost )



*Photography books are 12"x 8" and are up to 20 pages

*Additional pages $35 each spread (2 pages)





Documenting Parent & child


Both parents - add $150


Photographing that special bond you have with your baby

in the comfort of your home.

Documentary style photography- a slice of your life


This includes: 

A photoshoot of up to 2 hours, 

consultation, and viewing time, 


a USB stick of up 30-40 high and low res edited J-peg images

(50-60 images with both parents)


$150 for all high and low resolution edited J-peg images





Family fun shoot



 family fun group shots of your family 

(up to 6 family members)

 Click here to see eg- Family fun photos


This includes:

A photoshoot of up to an hour at your home,

Consultation, photoshoot, viewing time and editing time.

a USB stick

of up 15-20 edited high and low res J-peg images


*$150 for all high and low resolution edited J-peg images

(This is not a documentary session)







​Marlene Suter

​P H O T O G R A P H Y