My philosophy is simple. Your story, plus my vision to create incredible portraits. I really resonate with all that it means to watch your children grow and become their own person. To see them interact with the people they love and explore life with their own little personalities guiding them. Documenting even just one day of this for you is a privilege and a pleasure. I would love to capture your kids doing life their way. 

Your sitting will be tailored to you, with the location, timing and special requests all taken into account. The best photographs are made when parents invite me to see their bond with their children and the little things that make your family unique.


Every aspect of having your family photographed is taken care of for you, from advising on the best outfits for a stylish look to your portraits, to organising an art hanging specialist to help you hang your artwork in your home. Your photographs will be treated professionally from start to finish. 



To help you with the enormous task of choosing your photographs I come to your home to help you plan how you will display your portraits. With many years of experience, access to all of the beautiful professional display options on offer and a passion for interior design you can rest assured that you will hang the right photographs in the right space and enjoy them for many years to come.

Your photographs will be printed with care, transformed into beautiful heirloom albums and wall art and will stand the test of time so that your grandchildren will one day cherish them too.  It's my hope that portraits will make you smile and sigh every time you walk past them, and your children will be fighting you for them when they leave home! These photographs will be a beautiful reminder of their childhood.


copyright and model releases

Commissions are taken with the explicit understanding that copyright is retained by Simone Hanckel on all photographs created at your sitting. Copyright encompasses the right to reproduce, scan, digitise, or copy in any fashion.

A model release will be required if your image is to be used by Simone Hanckel Photography for promotion, awards or display. Your wishes are respected if you don't want your child's photograph to be used by the studio for our marketing. 


Commission fees begin at $275 for a standard sitting in an Adelaide Metro location. Prints from the a la carte price list begin at $150 for a 5x7 inch custom print. Most clients budget between $1500 and $4000 for their finished pieces, but I cater to all budgets and there is no minimum spend.
Please note, I do not sell printable files of our work. I take great pride in my product and it's my pleasure to craft beautifully and professionally printed artwork for you to enjoy for generations to come. 

All copyright of images commissioned remains the property of Simone Hanckel Photography.  Cameras or recording devices are not permitted to be used at your sitting. All photographs purchased will be archived for insurance purposes should anything happen to your prints. Photographs not purchased within sixty days of your sitting will be deleted to make way for new work.


gift certificates

Gift Certificates are available and begin at $300 which also includes the sitting fee (waived) and $300 towards prints. If you're interested in a Gift Registry for a new mum, please contact us to set up one for you! 

Your Gift Certificate will not have an expiry date, but will be subject to current products and pricing. 

Gift Certificates are not exchangeable for cash or any other consideration.