I am a documentary photographer who provides authentic storytelling for
laid-back, adventure-loving families in Warburton and the Yarra Ranges.

I serve busy parents with young, active families by capturing delightfully honest stories of their everyday that reaffirm how wonderful and full of love their lives are.

A co-conspirator of play, my super power is effortlessly fitting into your daily routine and making friends with your children so you can all be fully yourselves, because no one has time to do anything for the camera.

my name is gathoni


families do not all fit one mould, whatever your definition of family is, you are welcome here


unposed, unfiltered photos of life beat perfection anytime

I believe

our busy, mundane lives are full of poetry and grace-if you pause to notice 

I believe

pineapples do belong on pizza. fight me. 

I believe

This will be easiest family photography session you've ever had because you literally don't have to do anything

I then curate your collection into a stunning Fine Art album that you will be proud to have on your coffee table and which will be endlessly fascinating to your future selves. I’ll even help you decide where to hang up your Wall Art and install them too. Too easy!

Over the years you will have a gorgeous collection of artful photos from your photographer who really, truly gets you.

My clients are busy parents just like you, who want to document where their lives are at right now but don’t have the time to squeeze one more thing into an already full to-do list. Let alone get everyone (the dog and house too) looking clean, cheerful and perfect for the photos. If you’re honest, you can’t really see your family reflected in such images.

Because you want to preserve the memories of your children's childhood you take countless photos of your family but you’re hardly ever in them and really don't have the time to work out the logistics of printing. You remain forever in fear of losing your phone because you don't always remember to back up to the Cloud.

I am here to help.

I'd love to be your storyteller

Warburton, yarra valley

I acknowledge the wurundjeri people of the kulin nation as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which I live and work. i pay respect to their Elders, past and present.

Always was, always will be.