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Kinder photography


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My signature documentary family session is 4-5 hours long and costs $800. 

This includes pre-consultation by phone or zoom, photography and creation of your gallery.

 Digital files and printed products are purchased separately once you’ve viewed your photos

morning/afternoon in your life

I offer beautiful, bespoke Fine Art Albums and Wall Art, museum-grade products that preserve display your story with the reverence and artistry it deserves. Prices range from $850 to $2950.

Please get in touch with me so I can tailor my offering to what serves your family best.

family reportage

Do you often wonder what your child gets up to at Daycare or Kinder? What their lives look like while we are away from them? 

With our little girl starting childcare soon, I can completely empathise. I would love to see a snippet of her life while she's not with me.

Documentary portrait for kids at kinder

kinder photography

Starting in May 2022, I am offering documentary portraits to Early Childhood centres in the Yarra Ranges. 

My documentary portraits of children at day care or kinder are natural, effortless and brimming with personality.

Please contact me for more information.

FROm $4000

I document weddings for fun, adventure-loving couples who like the way I tell a wedding story and are getting married in Warburton and the Yarra Ranges surrounding towns.

Documentary wedding photography

Wedding pricing

I will be available to document a select number of weddings on the Kenyan coast from October 2022. Please get in touch for more information about my offering for couples getting married in Kenya. 

getting married in kenya

A: It is a story-driven style of photography that is based on the principles of photojournalism. I don‘t direct or pose you, I photograph you going about your day like you normally would. You don’t need to tidy up, have your house look perfect or even dress up for the photos. These photos are about your real, everyday life. 

Q: WHAt is this documentary photography you speak of?

A: There is such beauty and poetry in the mundane. I understand, it's hard for me to see it in my own life when I'm in the thick of it. My job is to witness and document it for you. 

Q: Our life is pretty normal, I'm afraid you won't have anything to shoot

A: Hardly different from your usual routine. The only difference is that i’ll keep you company with my camera. I won’t be making photos all the time, just when I see something. By the end of our time together it should feel like you just spent time with a friend. 

Q: what does a session with feel like 

A: Nah. Unless we are having a portrait shoot, there's no posing involved. Just do you. 

Q: will you pose us for some of the photos?

A: I do edit the photos to ensure there's a consistency to the colour and general appearance. However, as this is photography of real life, I don't photoshop things in or out. 

Q: Do you edit your pictures? Can you photoshop things in or out?

van der wedyen Family

the photos are amazing!! So many nice family ones, the children together and of Tim or I with the children. And Tim says better than our wedding photographs!

ellie seppings

Having Gathoni at our home was truly a gift, you captured our reality with 2 young boys beautifully. We felt so comfortable being ourselves while you worked your magic. It was a day full of fun we certainly won't forget. We have the most amazing pictures for keeps that we treasure so much. Thank you so much for photographing our family. Can't wait for the next one! 

Amie Hatego

 I shared some of the photos with my friends,They found the shoot positively charming, and even stunning (despite being so untouched and unposed!). 

Zoe devisser

over the last 5 years Gathoni has managed to capture the daily life of our family in all its highs and lows-from beautiful smiling faces to tantrums to secret kids business. These pictures will be forever cherished. Thank you, gathoni.

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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.