In between the crayon scribbled walls and crowns of now-empty spaghetti bowls live the quiet, intimate moments between parent and child. Brother and sister. The moments to hold onto. The moments to never let go. The moments we capture with a camera, slide into family photo albums and frame on the walls to remind us of what it means to love.

In between the crayon scribbled walls and crowns of now-empty spaghetti bowls live the quiet, intimate moments between parent and child. Brother and sister. The moments to hold onto. The moments to never let go. The moments we capture with a camera, slide into family photo albums and frame on the walls to remind us of what it means to love.

In between the crayon scribbled walls and crowns of now-empty spaghetti bowls live the quiet, intimate moments between parent and child. Brother and sister. The moments to hold onto. The moments to never let go. The moments we capture with a camera, slide into family photo albums and frame on the walls to remind us of what it means to love.

In between the crayon scribbled walls and crowns of now-empty spaghetti bowls live the quiet, intimate moments between parent and child. Brother and sister. The moments to hold onto. The moments to never let go. The moments we capture with a camera, slide into family photo albums and frame on the walls to remind us of what it means to love.

family photography for the intimate moments in life

Welcome to jessica perera photography

family photography session styles

Carrying your first, or even fourth, child is an experience to behold. Feelings of unabridged joy and endless excitement are at the forefront, but there’s often undertones of nerves. All feelings are at home in my maternity sessions, helping you feel at ease in front of my camera as we capture your first, or even fourth, journey to parenthood.

maternity photography

Your newborn is newborn no more. They’re starting to crawl. To explore. To find their feet in the world they’re starting to make their own. My baby sessions capture little ones aged 2-6 months. My sitter sessions capture slightly less little ones aged 7-12 months. The joy of watching them transform from newborn to baby to personality-filled toddler, all captured for you to feel the joy in these moments in the years to come.

babies and sitters photography

If there’s one thing that’s certain in our world, it’s that our newborn will only be newborn once. Captured within the first two weeks earthside, my newborn photography sessions will keep those earliest memories for you, and your newborn, to hold onto forever.

newborn photography


Between the Christmas shopping, dessert baking and gift wrapping, it’s easy to forget the true magic of Christmas - family. Take a moment to enjoy your loved ones with my Christmas family sessions, holding onto the true spirit of Christmas in amongst the holiday chaos.

christmas family photography

They grow up fast, too fast. One moment, they’re smashing a cake for their first birthday. The next, they’re learning to ride a bike. Going to school. Having their first sleepovers. Slow time to a halt with my outdoor family sessions, capturing the here and now for you to hold close as they grow and find their own place in this world.

outdoor family photography

mother, nurturer, photographer

meet jessica

Just like I’m a mother, a daughter, a wife - I’m a photographer. It’s in my DNA. It’s written in the stars. There was a time where I halted my photography career to make ends meet, but my camera found its way back to my hands and I found my way back to you and your families.

Now, I get the unequivocal pleasure of capturing the intimate moments between families in and around Melbourne. I get to feel the intense joy, delight and love shared in front of my camera. I get to experience what it means to be a family at home and at work.

And it’s nothing short of magic.

I have no words to describe how beautiful and calming Jessica has been towards my baby boy Octavian. It was such a pleasant experience considering how nervous I was for a first time mum and Octavian only being nine days old.

She handled everything so smoothly and beautifully with such care. She has such an amazing set up at home to make sure your baby has all their needs met (heater, white noises, etc). Thank you again, Jessica, for being fantastic at what you do.”


- The Djanic family

Jess is so brilliant with teeny tiny babies and so gentle with fragile new mamas. Her photography is stunning and I could not have asked for a more patient, beautiful soul to have photographed our one week old baby.


-  The Johnson family

Jess is so gentle and patient and the way she handles newborns was amazing. She made us feel so comfortable and I loved how she communicated what she was doing throughout the session.

Jess, you are a phenomenal photographer and even more so a beautiful soul. Thank you from our family to yours.


- The Tuchlei family

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Jessica took our newborn photos throughout our daughters first year. We found Jessica to be a true professional and her approach has resulted in truly fantastic photos of our daughter and family, which we will cherish for a lifetime.

We feel blessed to have been able to use Jessica’s service.

We highly recommend Jessica Perera Photography!


- Camerlia

Jess took some absolutely amazing photos in our newborn session and was so kind and patient when involving my 2 older children. it was such a smooth and stress free experience and the photos are ones that I will treasure forever.


They are absolute beautiful


thank you again jess xx


-  Emily

What an amazing photographer and person Jess is! 5 stars is not enough! Jess was an absolute joy to work with, she is highly professional, friendly and of course amazing at what she does. She loves her job and is passionate, I love that about her and it certainly contributes to her success.

Another thing I love about Jess is that I could feel her genuine excitement for us as she was capturing our baby boys. She was on a mission to capture the best images possible and she certainly did!

Jess exceeded our expectations and we are very happy that we chose her for our newborn photos.


- Alycia

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capture this moment with your family before it fades away

stop time in its tracks

And capture your family’s most intimate moments. Whether you’re more excited than your little one is for Sunday pancakes or you’re feeling the kind of dread you feel when finding texta on the crisp white walls of your kitchen, it’s my sole purpose to make you feel at home in front of my lens and I’m honoured you’re even considering trusting me with this role.

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