National Family Portrait Month


We have been selected as one of the many photography studios around Australia to photograph Mothers and their Children, to help raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation.

National Family Portrait Month is in it's 4th year, and the charity that will benefit from our fundraising efforts this year is Make-A-Wish Foundation, and if you watch a couple of the videos on their website, you will see the fantastic work they do to put smiles on kids who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.

If you were thinking of updating your family portraits, now is a great time to support a great cause at the same time.

How do you take part? To be part of this exciting fundraising initiative, register below with your $51 participation fee, all of which we will donate to Make-A-Wish Foundation. We will then contact you to arrange a time for your portrait session. This is your chance to help a good cause and also have a beautiful portrait session with your mum or children, so get involved today. You will also be featured in a book called “A Mother and her Children”.

Also, register before the end of July, and we will also include a $100 print credit, to say THANK YOU for participating.

Register here  and nominate Don Shiel Photography as your photographer.

Registrations close July 31st and sessions can take place until the end of October 2018. 


What is National Family Portrait Month? National Family Portrait Month is in July 2018 and is a national fundraising effort to help raise $20,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Last year we raised over $30,000.

What is in it for the customer?  In addition to helping raise much-needed funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation, 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 until the end of October 2018, for a $51 participation fee, all of which will be forwarded to Make-A-Wish Foundation, mothers and their children have a great opportunity of having a professional portrait taken that will appear in an inspirational book, called “A Mother and her Children.”

Who are the photographers?  Photographers around Australia have come together by making their 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 and if you register before the end of July, and we will also include a $100 print credit, to say THANK YOU for participating.

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