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A Fun Photography Project celebrating Awesome Kids

Awesome Kids Project – Photographing their uniqueness, creativity, personalities & special interests for our latest book!


“AWESOME KIDS PROJECT” is a Photography Book Project celebrating Kids aged between 1 and 18 years. Celebrating their uniqueness, creativity, personalities & special interests and just how Awesome Kids are!

This project will also support and raise funds for our chosen charity Starlight Children’s Foundation.

The is a wonderful opportunity to have beautiful, fun and meaningful photos taken of your kids that celebrates your child’s uniqueness, personalty and special interests. Plus If you would like to include the whole family for some updated family photos its a wonderful opportunity to do this and is welcomed.

The photography sessions will take place with Maple Gallery Photography either in our Studio or at an outdoor location in Melbourne and the Macedon Ranges.

At the end of the project we will be designing and producing our first edition of AWESOME KIDS– A beautiful hard cover book celebrating kids. Each participating child will feature in their own double page spread with our favourite photo of them alongside some fun facts about them. eg: their favourite hobby, special interest or their hopes and dreams for the future.

We are also very proud to announce that a percentage of the sales will be donated to our chosen charity – Starlight Children’s Foundation.

A little more about us: Maple Gallery Photography is a husband and wife team. Brad and Suze Downer. We are a leading newborn and family photography studio with 17 years experience photographing newborns, children and families. If you are looking for a photographer who will take the time to get to know you, who will be able to relax your kids, then you are looking in the right place.

Between 2016 – 2020 we produced five hard cover books titled “Newborns of Melbourne, which celebrated and featured beautiful images of Melbourne’s newborn babies along with heartfelt words and stories of hopes and dreams for their little one. All while raising much needed awareness and money for the Stillbirth Foundation Australia. You can read more about us here.

If you would love to have your kids involved please fill in your details on the form provided on this page. You can also read more about how it all works, along with the costs and availability below.

We are looking forward to meeting lots of Cool and Awesome kids and families soon. x

two girls laughing near building Macedon Ranges
Our two Kids Charlotte and Lucy



Most frequent questions and answers

Sessions are taking place in our Gisborne Studio or Outdoors in Melbourne and the Macedon Ranges.

Sessions are available Tuesday – Friday and some selected Saturday’s until approx. mid 2024 or until all spots are filled.  Please Note: Saturday sessions are very popular so if this your preference don’t delay.

• Your Child’s Photography Session, approx 45min – 1 hour in our Gisborne Studio or Outdoors in Melbourne and the Macedon Ranges. (valued at $200)

• The opportunity to include family and sibling shots at the same time, this is a wonderful opportunity to capture some fun and loving family portraits at this time if you wish.

• Your child will feature in the AWESOME KIDS Book, featuring in a double page spread which includes a photo alongside text about your child e.g: their interests, hobbies and dreams. This is a fun interactive questionnaire we ask each child to fill in and compliments their photo in the book.

• A Viewing and Ordering appointment approx. one week after your shoot to view and order your child/families photos.

• You will also receive one copy of the AWESOME KIDS Book which will be designed and published at the end of the project, approx. mid 2024 or when the spots are filled. (valued at $99)

• Your participation in this project helps to raise money for our chosen charity.

• The photos taken at your photography session are not included.

• At your viewing and ordering appointment approx. one after your session you will have the opportunity to purchase any prints, wall art or digital images.

• $65 per child who appear in the book.
• Additional children from the same family can also  appear in the book for $25 per child.
We are accepting children aged between 1 and 18 years of age. Please note this is not for newborns or babies.

Fill in the application form above. Once we have selected a suitable date for your session – Payment of the Session Fee confirms your booking.

• Mounted Art Prints are available from $195 each. These can be easily framed yourself in standard sized frames.

• Our Popular Portrait Print Box begins at $1450  – Which includes a Collection of 10 Mounted Art Prints plus the corresponding high resolution digital Images supplied in colour and black and white.

• High Resolution Digital Image Collections begin at $695 for 5 Images or $990 for 10 Images. Larger collections are also available.

• Larger Framed Wall Art pieces are available and begin at $695

• Keepsake Albums are also available.

• There will also be a Special Package available for all participants of AWESOME KIDS made available in your purchasing Appointment only – Please ask us about this when booking.

• No Min spend is required.


A collection of mounted prints that you can frame yourself, Framed or canvas wall art, personalised albums or a collection of digital images.


You can include family and sibling photos within your session - here are few examples of our family work.
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