I’m Jess and I’m a professional photographer based in Magill, South Australia, specialising in newborn, maternity and family photography.

I started photographing babies in 2013 and have slowly refined my style to what it is today. I can honestly say, it’s truly my favourite part of the job. Lilac in Hand started as a passion project on weekends and after many years of building up my skills and portfolio, in 2018 I took the (calculated) plunge and made it my full-time gig.

I’ve always had a love for babies, but this was heightened when my littlest sister was born, when I was eleven. I quickly adopted the role of second mum to her and have dreamt of having my own family ever since. Though this road has been (and still is) tricky for us, I find solace in capturing these precious memories for families and creating a safe space for new parents to unapologetically be themselves. Having a baby is a big deal and I want you to feel supported as you launch into your new role as parents to this tiny human you have loved, grown and nurtured well before they were welcomed earthside.



Newborn sessions are held in my home studio in Magill, ideally when your baby is between 5-16 days old. I’ll preserve the details of your sweet new baby before they fade away in a sleep deprived haze.


Ideal for mumma’s between 32-36 weeks. Choose between my many glorious outdoor locations, the comfort of your own home
or my studio in Magill. This is a time to celebrate your amazing body!


Sitter sessions are for babies aged between 6-12 months who are sitting unassisted.
I’ll capture your growing bubba as they enter a new and exciting phase in their development, and their personality is bursting!