Kiddy Kats Photography is a boutique photographic studio based in Ferntree Gully in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
~ Capturing your family from birth, and as they grow ~
Newborn, Infant, Baby and Family photography specialist, passionate about capturing natural yet stunning portraits and proudly providing parents with high quality photographs that they will treasure a lifetime!
Michelle is an award-winning Melbourne based photographer and the owner of Kiddy Kats Photography. She has also recently become a mother to a baby boy! Michelle loves creating beautiful portraits of your baby and children that also capture their natural smiles and cheeky personalities. She is also very passionate about capturing the special connections you share with each other as a whole family.
Michelle particularly loves photographing babies within their first year. Babies grow and change so fast in that first year, and life goes by so quickly yet your love grows stronger every day! Being able to freeze this hectic time in your life and hold on to those memories for a lifetime is the reason why Michelle loves her job! She genuinely feels privileged to be asked into your lives to capture this special time for you and leave you with photographs that you will treasure forever. Having these memories for your baby when they grow older is also just as special for them as it is for you!
Melbourne Contact Info:
Kiddy Kats Photography is located in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs, only 30km from the CBD. The photography studio is on Yarana Street in Fern Tree Gully, just off Burwood Highway or Scoresby Road.
For a complimentary consultation you can contact Michelle on:
"Thank you so much for capturing such precious memories of our daughter. Michelle was so incredibly patient and professional when working with our newborn daughter who was not overly cooperative. At no point did Michelle rush or push our daughter in the process and the finished product is invaluable! Michelle was able to capture absolutely gorgeous images of my daughter and our new family. I would and have recommended Michelle to my friends and family." - Molly, South Yarra (City of Stonnington, Victoria, Australia)
"I have used Michelle's photography skills twice now; firstly for newborn photos of my daughter in the Kiddy Kats studio and then more recently, 18 months later, for a Mother's Day four generation photo shoot of my daughter, Mum, Nana and I, outside in the Dandenong Ranges! Both times I couldn't be happier with the service and result! Michelle is a lovely person to deal with and makes you feel instantly comfortable with the whole process. I am in love with all my photos and was so pleased to gift some to my Mum and Nana for Mother's Day! They were so happy with such a meaningful gift. It was worth every cent! Thank you Michelle, I will be coming back for sure." - Brieanna, Emerald (Shire of Cardinia, Victoria, Australia)
2017 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards
In August 2017, my photograph below won a Silver Award at the APPA's with a score of 82. An achievement I was very proud of with the first time entering these awards! I am now completing a photo book fundraiser for RSPCA Victoria capturing the bond between kids and their pets - you can apply here!
Michelle is an Accredited Professional Photographer with the AIPP. To become accredited, photographers need to apply and submit a folio of 20 photographs within their genre. The application is assessed by a panel of 3 judges and they are given accreditation if successful. This means that you as a customer can be assured that you are hiring a photographer of a professional standard who will provide you with high quality portraits. Read my BLOG for further details!
Kiddy Kats Photography also specialises in Pet Photography, which you can see on the website above. Michelle especially loves involving the family dog within family portraits, as she understands they are just as much a part of the family as your children. She also loves photographing kids with their pets and is currently fundraising for RSPCA Victoria with the creation of a unique coffee table book on this topic! To learn more, please go to: www.kiddykatsphoto.com.au/book.
Your dog and other pets can be photographed in the Kiddy Kats studio in Ferntree Gully or in one of the nearby parks that offer a stunning backdrop.
I have worked with a lot of Melbourne families and new mums over the past few years and I have heard many stories from Mum and Dad about their past experiences with other photographers. Stories that often upset me because they tarnish the reputation of all photographers. I most commonly hear about experiences where parents feel 'ripped off' after having their photographs taken, or parents being underwhelmed by the end results.
I understand that finding a suitable photographer can be quite overwhelming so I have put together this extensive blog so you can better understand your options and make an informed decision. After all, there is a lot of effort on your behalf to have your memories captured and newborn photographs especially can't be repeated when the window of opportunity is so small.
How Much Do Photographs Cost?
Just because someone owns a camera, unfortunately it doesn't necessarily mean they know how to use it.
In the digital age, anyone with an iPhone and Facebook page can market himself or herself as a photographer, so it is important to find a photographer that you can trust to capture your memories. After all, those precious moments disappear in a flash! When considering a photographer, it is a good idea for you to find out about the photographer, their experience, reputation, and business policies.
Photographers’ prices tend to be based on an industry standard equivalent to their skill and experience.
Behind-the-scenes of a Family Sunset Photo Shoot in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges.
Based in Ferntree Gully (Melbourne Eastern Suburbs), it's an easy drive up into the Dandenong Ranges for my sunset Family Portrait Sessions. I love to use a couple of areas in Olinda and find that family portrait clients find them just as breathtaking as me! I also use a local park in Boronia for Melbourne families that want less travel time or need easier terrain.
I offer Family Sunset Photography sessions October through to May.
Kiddy Kats Photography is in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs in Ferntree Gully (part of Knox City Council), which is located at the base of the Dandenong Ranges and only a short travelling distance from the following suburbs: Scoresby, Boronia, Bayswater, Rowville, Mulgrave, Ringwood, Heathmont, Mitcham, Nunawading, Glen Waverley, Donvale, Doncaster, Park Orchards, Warrandyte, Oakleigh, Berwick, Olinda, Wantirna, Wheelers Hill, Chadstone, Carnegie, Belgrave, Lysterfield, Narre Warren, Burwood, Camberwell, Blackburn, Box Hill, Upwey, Tecoma, The Basin, Kilsyth, Lilydale, Croydon, Forest Hill, Mount Waverley, Ashwood, Vermont, Keysborough, Emerald.
Michelle was raised in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne where she continues to live to this day. Taking inspiration from the natural beauty of the area she is passionate about telling the stories and capturing the memories of the families in her community.
The natural landscape that surrounds the Knox City area form the backdrop to her outdoor work. In particular, she loves to use the Dandenong Ranges as the perfect backdrop for her Sunset Family Portraits. Growing up and still today Michelle loves a drive through the mountains and to relax in the picturesque parks in the area. Ferntree Gully is home to Kiddy Kats Photographic Studio, proudly a local business in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.