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Mana Memories



Our physical life is fleeting and the time during these precious stages of growing a family even more so. Mana Memories endeavours to capture the precious memories of these momentous years. Specialising in maternity, newborn, motherhood, and family photography in a way that is simple, relaxed and natural. Dedicated to producing photos that forever show the uniqueness of each family and the joy of this period of life.  


Hi, I'm Carmel

Mother, teacher and photographer behind Mana Memories. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Please read below about the overall experience


The Overall Experience

This may be the first time you have done a photoshoot, so if it is, here are a few helpful things to know. Most importantly, you don't need to worry about anything, as we will always get some nice photos no matter what. Shoots are very relaxed, and everything is done to make sure you feel comfortable. The most important part of the process is talking, which starts with you sharing a little bit about your vision. This will be used to give unique guidance throughout the entire process on what to wear and how to prepare, all the way through to the best positions that can be used during your session to get the most flattering light and photos.


Mana Memories offers photoshoots in the comfort of your own home, in studio or in an outdoor location. The home works best for those who want a really natural shot or because of circumstances such as being unable to travel. My natural light-filled studio is located in Bidwill, Mount Druitt, and is the perfect place for intimate newborn, maternity, motherhood, or small family sessions. I have everything to make sure you are as comfortable as possible in studio from refreshments to full access to Mana Memories wardrobe for newborns, children, and mothers to toys and an enclosed garden for older children to take a break between photos. Outdoor sessions are great for maternity, motherhood, and families whose children are a bit older or have more than two children.

All Mana Memories sessions have access to a wardrobe full of a range of newborn, children's, and mother's maternity, post-partum, or other clothes to make you feel and look beautiful. Neutral tones are recommended, and the wardrobe provided caters to this style to allow for timeless photos. However, it is always encouraged to try to do a dress or style change during each shoot that allows for photos that capture each family's unique cultural background.

All of my packages include access to an online visual gallery in which you will be able to review a larger range of images (pre-edits) and select your favourites to be edited. Then you will be provided with your gallery of 20 high-quality, professionally edited photos, and from here you can select five images to be printed and delivered to you, so you will immediately have your images along with a few high-quality 4x6" prints ready to be framed. The packages can be upgraded to include a larger range of photos or a larger range of professionally printed photos that are ready to be framed. Further adjustments to prices and packages may include a larger extended family shoot or travelling to a location outside of the area. 


Most importantly, you'll be listened to and looked after from the moment you contact me, right through to the moment you receive your beautiful images.

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