Because family is everything....


CAPTURING CONNECTION AND MOMENTS THAT ARE REAL


Lizzie + SallyMay | Your visual storytellers


NZIPP Family photographer of the year- FINALIST - 2021/2020 - Lizzie Gilmour

AIPP Family Photographer of the year - FINALIST - 2021 - Lizzie Gilmour

AINPI - International Photographer of the year - WINNER - 2020 - Lizzie Gilmour

Portrait Masters USA Family Category - WINNER - 2019 - Lizzie Gilmour


Kowhai and Thistle Families


Time does not stand still - and neither do the kids or pets! But we aim to capture your family, honestly & beautifully to preserve this stage in life forever. Our photoshoots are fun, relaxed, and ultimately an enjoyable experience. We feel like we meet you as photographers and, by the time we have finished, we have made some new friends.


All of our clients are amazing individuals and we treat every photoshoot as a unique experience with unique outcomes that showcase the very essence of your family.

Family Session


Moments in time are fleeting and to capture your family as it is, right now, is what we do


Whether you're wanting yourselves with your pets, your immediate family or an extended family session with grandparents and the rest, we would love to work with you. We approach every family shoot differently as every family is different. Our aim is to capture genuine connection, record those little moments and to create a gallery of photographs that tells the story of your family at this stage of life.


Family sessions at a location of your choice start at $1200

These include an online digital gallery of 150+ images with professional prints.

Maternity Session


quiet moments full of ANTICIPATION of the joyful times to come


Pregnancy somehow feels like the longest yet shortest journey in time. As you count down the days for your little one to arrive it's so meaningful to take some time to document this stage of loving expectation. To look back on that beautiful baby bump is precious beyond measure.


Maternity session in studio or at a location of your choosing $600

Includes your choice of 20 digital files from an online gallery


Options are available to combine Maternity with Newborn sessions - please contact us


Lifestyle Newborn Session


just when you think you know love, someone so little and precious comes along to remind you just how big love really is


Lifestyle newborn shoots are such a special way to capture those early days with your new baby. We love being able to document all of those little details, the family gifts, the way you've lovingly set up the nursery space, the teeny toes, the fleeting expressions, those hazy days of love and need. All without you having to leave the house.

What a story it will tell in years to come.


Lifestyle newborn sessions at a location of your choice start at $1200

These include an online digital gallery of 150+ images with professional prints.


Options are available to combine Maternity with Newborn sessions - please contact us