MEET JESS I’m Jess and I’m a professional photographer based in Summertown in the Adelaide Hills. 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, but in 2018 I took the (calculated) plunge and made it my full-time gig and started working towards a lifestyle that would enable me to be present as a Mother and parent when that time would come to be. 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. This road has been incredibly tricky for us with years of Dr’s appointments, surgeries and sadly two babies lost along the way, but we are now expecting our first baby in January 2022. I love capturing these precious memories for families and creating a safe space for people to unapologetically be themselves. ABOUT Your family session can be held at one of my many glorious outdoor locations, or in the comfort of your own home. Although I have a very laid-back approach, there is still a little bit of planning that goes into your session. I’ll guide you through all the details – what to wear, what we’ll do and how to prepare your kidlets for your upcoming session. On the day, I will spend some time forming connections and creating a safe and comfortable space for you and your kids. It’s incredibly important to me to create a space where you feel comfortable, can unapologetically be yourself and have an insane amount of fun. This is about making memories, not taking photographs!BEHIND THE SCENESAn insight into a family session with Jess GALLERYClick on which gallery you would like to view NICHOLSON McARDLE CRUMPOLO DAY DUONG WATSON PRICING One all-inclusive package, with all edited images provided in a private online gallery for $1,100. I want you to enjoy your session knowing that you’re getting everything I am capturing on the day. And I want you to look through your gallery with love and excitement, not anxiety over which images you are going to select and which ones you’re going to leave behind. You’ll get a link to your gallery within 14 days from your session with your beautiful parcel arriving shortly after. I take on a limited number of bookings each month, so that all my clients are well looked after. Family sessions are incredibly personal and I want to ensure your session reflects that. AVAILABILITY Fully booked in lead up to maternity leave Limited sessions will be available from June 2022 CLIENT FEEDBACKWatson Family, “I’d put off having professional photos taken for such a long time because I’m so uncomfortable in front of the camera… however with my little girl growing up so fast I realised that having these special moments captured was so important. Jess made us all feel at ease and captured our little family so beautifully. I won’t wait so long before the next session now!”Crumpolo Family, “The perfect light and love that Jess manages to capture in every shot blows our minds every time. We are forever thankful to Jess for capturing such special family memories with so much patience, care and fun!”Neville Family, “Jess was amazing, she picked the perfect location and was so patient in coaxing our three-year-old out of his shell for photos. She captured his cheekiness perfectly and we love our gallery so much.”So if this is making your heart flutter in all the right ways, let's take this to the next level and go on an adventure together!