National Family Portrait Month


We are looking for Mothers and Their Children to be photographed for an upcoming book called “A Mother and her Children.. and unbreakable bond”.

To be part of this exciting fundraising initiative simply register below with your $51 participation fee, all of which will be forwarded to Beyond Blue to help raise our target of $10,000. We will then contact you to arrange a time for your session.

Registrations now closing August 14th and sessions can take place during August and September 2017...Spots are filling up fast, register now. 

For further Information and to register visit Please nominate Don Shiel Photography as your photographer.

beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.


What is National Family Portrait Month? National Family Portrait Month is in the month of July 2017 and is a national fundraising effort to help raise $10,000 for the beyondblue charity.

What is in it for the customer?  In addition to helping raise much-needed funds for beyondblue, and have a priceless portrait taken, you will also have the opportunity to purchase photographs from the photography session.

What month is it held?  Annually, registration is during July and sessions can take place during August until end of September 2017, for a $51 participation fee, all of which will be forwarded to beyondblue, mothers and their children have a great opportunity of having a professional portrait taken that will appear in an inspirational book, called “A Mothers Love.”

Who are the photographers?  Photographers around Australia have come together by making their own donation to help raise funds for the charity, and are also donating their time and talent to the cause.

Can I have all the family photographed?  We will be happy to photograph the whole family at no extra cost.

Can I purchase photographs?  Yes, of course, Don Shiel Photography will give you the opportunity to purchase photographs. Please call Don on 4623 1923 and ask about a bonus print offer.

Will my photograph be in the book?  Yes, all those who pay their participation fee and are photographed will be in the book.

Do I get to choose the photograph for the book?  The book designer will choose all the photographs in the book to ensure that the design is balanced.

When will the book be published?  There will be a separate special edition book produced for each state represented. We hope to have the books published before the end of the year.

How much will the book cost? The price of the book will depend on the total number of books ordered but will be around $85.

Where can I buy the book?  The book may be purchased online, or from participating photographers. Check out last years book HERE. More information about the project can be found on the National Family Portrait Month Website.