Wouldn’t YOU LOVE a lasting memory of that special bond? ❤️

Does your little one have the most adorable and intense bond with their fluffy or furry bestie?

A magical bond that’s easily one of the fondest memories of so many childhoods.  From tales of searching high and low for missing besties or long return trips to retrieve their besties accidentally left behind (so everyone can get some sleep)  to cheeky shenanigans with the family dog.  

These are the memories that become the cornerstones of our childhood stories.

We want to capture these bonds in a heartwarming collection of beautiful portraits, that both YOU and YOUR child, will treasure forever. And at the same time, raise much needed funds for Operation Sunshine WA.

We are looking for kids up to 10-years-old and their furry or fluffy best friends – whether it be their pet or their childhood toy they simply can’t live without – to be part of our NEW and EXCLUSIVE book, “The Besties Project”.

Your Portrait Session is fully COMPLEMENTARY and you’ll also receive a $100 Print Credit to put towards owning your very own photos from the session.

Your $50 Booking Fee will be donated to Operation Sunshine WA.

]Expect these Portrait Sessions to be cute, fun, full of laughter and with lots of personality!

Funds raised will be donated to Operation Sunshine WA and each child photographed will feature in the book. Help us support those children and young people in need who deserve to be happy, cared for and most of all safe.

Wouldn’t YOU LOVE a lasting memory of the special bond between your children and their furry or fuzzy friend?

Your Portrait Session is fully COMPLEMENTARY and you’ll also receive a $100 Print Credit to put towards owning your very own photos from the session. Your $50 Booking Fee will be donated to Operation Sunshine WA. Let’s raise $3k!

Only a few spots remaining! Secure your session TODAY before we close off bookings.

This is your chance to have your child photographed and raise funds for a worthy cause at the same time.

Let’s raise $3k!




What is the Lilypad BESTIES PROJECT Experience?

The Consult Call

Let’s chat – getting to know you and your family better and to sort the nitty gritty + finer details of the Besties Project.

The Besties Shoot

A lot of fun laughter and a crazy moments mixed with plenty giggles and smiles that will make your heart sing!

Viewing & Design

A cinematic show of all your gorgeous images and custom designed artwork. You can purchase portraits of your own at this appointment but there is no obligation.

The $100 Print Credit

As a thank you for being a part of the project and helping us raise much needed funds, we’re giving you $100 towards anything you want to order.



A double page spread just for your child and their bestie in our exlusive new book, The Besties Project.


Your participation is secured with a $50 fee that is donated entirely to Operation Shine WA, helping to bring happiness to the lives of children and young people in out-of-home and crisis care across Western Australia.

Meet your photographer

I’m Lisa. A photographer to the very heart. My sole focus is to capture what you love about your family and create art that becomes a part of your home and your legacy. Your family. Forever.

I’m a fully-accredited Master photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and have been honoured to be the 2019 International family photographer of the Year and a four times WA Professional Family Photographer of the Year.

All that really means is that you can relax, I’ll not only capture images of your family you love, we’ll have fun doing it.

It really is all about you!

Why Operation Sunshine WA?

Operation Sunshine WA is a community group that provides emergency care packs to children entering out-of-home care and crisis centres in Western Australia.

Being removed from an unsafe home is a huge upheaval for any child. That’s why we want to support Operation Sunshine. Their kits provide a distraction for kids, but it’s more than that. They help preserve children’s dignity and self-worth. And they can provide comfort at what can be a very difficult time.

Your $50 participation fee can pay for a full emergency kit for a baby, or part of one of Operation Sunshine’s youth kits.

Here’s a few we’ve already taken!

And this is what they’ve been saying!

Lisa was incredibly flexible when various family incidents and winter weather meant that we had to postpone our beach session again, and again, and again. It was worth the wait, and the photos are gorgeous! Getting three kids (one of whom would not touch the beach sand), a dog and two slightly frazzled parents to relax, have fun and look great doing it is a pretty amazing feat. Thank you Lisa!

Jacqui Read WA

Lisa was very welcoming, warm, patient with my girls and created a fun and easy-going atmosphere for our photoshoot.

The pictures are delightful. Thank you

Susan Schmidt WA

Lisa, thank you so much for perfectly capturing our little family! You were an absolute delight to work with – professional, funny and totally put us at ease.

Bonus points for giving our fur baby big cuddles, she loved you too! Thanks again

Kate Ramage WA



What will it cost me?

$50.  This will be donated directly to Operation Sunshine.

What do I get?

The opportunity to be photographed by award-winning photographer, Lisa Ivandich. PLUS a $100 voucher to put towards prints.

When can I do the shoot?  

Shoots are held on weekdays. School holiday dates are available, but these book fast.

Can my whole family be involved?

Absolutely!  Lisa has a habit of convincing everyone who comes along to be in the photos (look out, Grandma). We encourage you to bring the whole family along to make the most of the session.

Can I purchase photos? 

Yes, of course! A week or two after your session, you will be invited back to the studio to view the images. There is absolutely no obligation to buy; choose only what you love. There’s a guide to our favourite products & prices on our website!  

Will my child’s photo definitely be in the book? Can I choose the image? 

Every child photographed for the project will be included in the book. To keep the design consistent, we will choose the image. However, you’ll be invited to choose a selection of favourites during your viewing and we’ll work hard to include one of your chosen photos in the book.

Do I have to be in the book?

Yes. To participate in The Besties Project, you must agree to the publication of your child’s image in the book. This will include your child’s first name, age, and a couple of lines about them and their bestie.

When will the book be published and what will it cost?

We are committed to raising $3000 for Operation Sunshine WA. We expect that it may take up to 12 months to take the photos and go through the design process.

The Besties Project keepsake books will be sold for the cost of production. We are not looking to make money from them and all proceeds go directly to Operation Sunshine WA.

Final pricing will depend on the number of books printed but we expect it to cost about  $75-$85. 

What happened the “Babies & Besties”

This project started out being called Babies and Besties and was primarily focused on kids under 5 and in the studio. And then there was 2020. With our new normals we started doing some location shoots in our gorgeous Melville locations and increased the age to any child up to 10ish, because older kids were needing their bestie just as much. With demand for Operation Sunshines services sadly increasing increasing, widening the scope just felt right.  So, we dropped “babies” from the name and kept the most important part, “The besties”.  


Finalist 2018, 2019

Winner 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Finalist 2018


Only a few spots remaining! Secure your session TODAY before we close off bookings.