Family stand on a wharf for their Melbourne family photography session.

      Location, Location, Location!

      People often ask us about good locations for family photography in Melbourne. Naturally, the location is only one of many elements to consider, but it is an important one! For the annual portraits of this gorgeous family, we wandered along Docklands, Melbourne, and made the most of the hour or two before sunset. They had put effort into styling, choosing classy neutrals that fitted beautifully alongside the boats, water and skyscrapers.

      Family Portrait Docklands. Pause The Moment.

      Keep it simple

      Having lots of options for neutral backgrounds makes your subjects pop. This is especially true in family photography as it is the faces, expressions and connections that matter most. We always keep the mood light, cheerful and casual. This helps us make the most out of our sessions with everyone – not just the kids! Grownups need to be relaxed and having fun too so that this comes through in their photographs.

      Portrait photography by Pause The Moment

      There’s no rushing quality photos with kids (or anyone!) so we like to take our time during all our portrait sessions. Capturing cute or loving moments between families is always special. A stroll through Docklands certainly proved to be lots of fun for the adults and children alike. They pointed out elements of the scenery to one another and laughed and joked the whole way.

      Father and son share a smile at the Docklands family photography.

      Docklands advantage

      Taking family photography in the Docklands area gives you the best of both worlds. You have smooth, neutral backgrounds of piers, buildings and the glassy water. But you also have fun, interesting features to add context and class to the final set of images.

      Mother and daughter walk along the Docklands

      We believe that family photos should capture the character of the family unit. Some families are characterised by their sportiness, their earthiness, or their energy. This particular family are full of class, style and warmth. This made the Docklands precinct a perfect setting for them, and their immaculate monochrome styling was ideal. Their images were crisp, clean and touched by the golden light of the sun heading downwards, reflected off the water. The photoshoot was a pleasure for us, and our clients were delighted with the beautiful results!

      Stylish Melbourne family photography.

      Stunning Melbourne Portrait Photography

      Couple embrace under the Bolte bridge in Melbourne

      Boy smiles at Docklands family portrait session.

      The Melbourne eye is a backdrop for portrait photography.

      Family meditates on the docks.

      Cute family photography Melbourne.

      Meditating on the docks.

      We love to take family portraits at Docklands, Melbourne and many other locations. To make an enquiry or a booking, please contact us on 0414-737-417 or


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