Sunshine Coast Family Lifestyle Photographer

for the memory keepers (aka parents)

Sunshine Coast Family LIfestyle Photographer

who want to capture the simple beauty

Sunshine coast family lifestyle Photographer

of the golden years

Sunshine Coast Lifestyle Photographer

Elli Hanson Photography

Home and Family Life

captured in a way that is true to you

Our photo shoot with Elli was so much fun our kids still talk about it months later. And because we were all so relaxed, the pictures she captured are 100% us and natural. We aren’t the family that does photos often and I confess to being a little nervous. Elli was so reassuring and calm, she’s a natural with families and a camera all at once. I would tell anyone- don’t hesitate, just go and get that moment in time in your family captured with Elli.


Can we talk parent to parent for a sec?

I am fairly certain that my most used emoji when talking to my husband and mum friends is that of the rollercoaster. Anyone with me?

The golden years are the most polarising contrast of life I think one can ever come across.

It's the two arm cuddle and long sleepless nights

It's the silly games ensuing laughter and daily lunchbox grind

It's finding the most ticklish spot and wanting to go to the toilet alone

It's the immense proudness cheering on the sidelines and the never ending taxi service

It's the beautiful glowing belly and learning to love your ever changing body

It's the first steps and poo explosions.

We experience this everyday!

And whilst sometimes as much as we think we would like to be able to make trades, each cannot exist without the other. Some times we get caught up in the constant hum of life and weighed down by the negatives.

Family photo sessions with me focus on the positives and draw them up to the surface like shimmering beacons of love, laughter and warmth.

My goal is to bottle up these glimmers in the form of memories and family photos. Don't hesitate, just capture that moment in time!

Sure, your toddler isn't going to be all smiles for the whole session. Your teenager will attend begrudgingly only to flash the most beautiful smiles in the last 5 minutes. It's a roller coaster after all? Trust me, I totally get it.

I’m Elli, a Sunshine Coast Family Lifestyle photographer

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elli from Elli Hanson Photography self portrait in natural light studio

Family Lifestyle Photographer

I have often found myself looking at photos wondering where on earth the time went.

Photos have the magical ability to transport us back to a moment.

Time adds pages and chapters to our family story.

I don't know about you but I want my family story book to be overflowing.

If filling your pages means documenting a family swim in the pool, kicking the footy on the beach or an afternoon ice cream - I am your gal.

Three things to know about me


People say I have a sense of calm about me. Don't worry - I bring it to all my sessions. If I am relaxed, you are relaxed!


My first car was a 1964 EH Holden and I SO wish I still had it. It was a white station wagon with a 3 speed column shift if anyone wanted to know.


I love being silly to make kids laugh. It's basically my only parenting hack. Sometimes a little silliness is all that's needed to shift the mood.

What if your session looked like this?

I think we can officially call Elli our family photographer after doing numerous sessions together over the past 3 years.

We all love her, her style and I’m not sure why we continue to be surprised but the photos are always to die for.

If you have a camera shy husband and a sassy toddler, Elli is ya gal.



This is MY process

1. Lets Chat

Finding the right photographer for you and your family is not always a straightforward mission. Let's get to know each other first. We chat via email as well as a pre-session phone call where I can answer any questions you have.

2. Book in

The session fee locks in our time together and then we plan the session of your dreams. I am all about co-creating with you and bringing your vision to life.

3. Take Photos

By the time our session rolls around we are more than ready. Your session with me is just like having an old friend tag along. I provide gentle prompts to let those magic moments naturally unfold.

4. Deliver memories

Your gallery of keepsake images will be delivered 2 weeks after our session where you can make your choices and select on the images you absolutely love and cannot live without. The ones that authentically tell your family story.

I am all about co creating with you!

No two sessions are the same.

What does a dream session look like for you?

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Outdoor Family Photography

Session Fee: $200

Have your session in your favourite family hang out. Whether that be the beach, hinterland, park (skate or other) or the local gelato shop. I am up for anything. Sunrise, sunset or during the day. Fine out more here.

Home Lifestyle Photography

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Home Lifestyle Photography

Session Fee: $200

Have your session in the comfort of your own home and add a whole new layer of depth to your story. Whether it's just updating the family album or to mark a milestone, home sessions are oh so beautiful. Read more about them here.

Studio Photography

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Studio Photography

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Have your newborn session in the comfort of my beautifully renovated and styled studio in the heart of Coolum. With a selection of outfits for mum and bub take the stress out of documenting this precious time. Read more here.

Outdoor Lifestyle Photography

Sunshine Coast Family lifestyle Photographer

Elli is truly one of a kind. Her calmness, patience and enthusiasm combined with her talent allowed her to capture our family at our most relaxed.

She was so great with our little girls who watch the slideshow of their photos endlessly :) I could not recommend Elli more highly.

It was such a positive experience - something I never thought I would say of getting family photos!

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Sunshine Coast Family lifestyle Photographer

Natural Light Photography Studio in Coolum Beach