About Maple Gallery
Hello and welcome to Maple Gallery Photography!
We specialise in creative and contemporary portraits of newborn, children and families, we don’t discriminate, pets are considered part of the family unit too! Whatever makes up your precious family, it is our job to tell your unique story in pictures.
As a husband and wife team with kids of our own, we understand what parents want out of their photo shoot, and how to work with children (and pets) of all ages and personalities. Our empathy, combined with highly professional photography skills, is what makes Maple Gallery the photographers of choice when capturing the essence, personality and individual beauty of your family members.
From our Ascot Vale studio to individually scouted outdoor locations in Melbourne and the Macedon Ranges, Maple Gallery Photography provide professional and creative family portraiture to last a lifetime and beyond.
Brad + Suze Downer
Introduced through friends at the ripe young age of 15, we have been together in every sense of the word since, both working for our family’s commercial printing business as a printer and graphic designer for twelve years, before starting Maple Gallery Photography in 2005.
A career as a photographer was a natural progression from a hobby. During our weekends we’d take day trips into the countryside to feed off the beauty of the landscape for photo inspiration, purely for the joy of it.
A chance meeting with a legendary Melbourne portrait photographer through the printing company left us feeling genuinely inspired, leading us to seriously consider taking a similar path.
With a leap of faith we decided to jump into the world of professional portrait photography and haven’t looked back since.
In 2014 we made the move from Melbourne to the Macedon Ranges, to offer our girls a country-style upbringing. As a result we now offer outdoor sessions in the beautiful Macedon Ranges, as well as indoor sessions in our Ascot Vale studio.
We hope you enjoy browsing our website, please give us a buzz if you have any questions or would like to book a session.
Brad + Suze Downer