It’s National Family Portrait Month

The theme for 2021 is

A Mother Love

 A subject that couldn’t possibly be closer to my heart.

My mum was always the one with a camera in her hands, snapping photos of my sister, brother, and me as we grew up. And as I grew up and feel in love with photography, I started doing the same. 

When I was 24, my Mum unexpectedly passed away. Looking back through those treasured family photo albums, I realised that the great photos of her and I together were limited. One of us was always taking the photo. I can’t tell you what I would give to change that.

Now, I make sure I exist in my children’s family history.  That they will have special photos with their Mum that show just how much they were loved. They might not see the value now (teenage anyone?) but I guarantee – they will.

The time is now. Not when I finally lose that weight. Not when the garden looks a little bit better. Not when the youngest is a little bit more co-operative. Now. My family. Forever.

To celebrate National Family Portrait Month, we’re participating in a nationwide effort to raise $10 000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can get involved by booking a session with WA’s favourite family photographer (me!) for only $51.

And the best part is, every cent of your $51 donation goes to Make-A-Wish, an organisation that creates life changing wishes for critically ill children.


  • A photoshoot with Perth’s most-awarded family photographer, Lisa Ivandich (valued at uptown $200)
  • A $100 voucher to put towards a wall art or a collection of your favourite images.
  • Professional shots of your family, beautifully displayed in the “A MOTHERS LOVE” book, which will be published at the end of the year.
  • The knowledge that every cent of your $51 tax-deductible donation will go straight to help create wishes for critically ill children.


Registrations close 31 September 2021!

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

I was a bit worried we would feel awkward and not get any natural looking shots, you put us all at ease and had some great tricks up your sleeve with the kids!  We ended up with lots of natural looking photos.  Now we have some beautiful photos to pass on to our family and children . . . and for once all of us are in the picture!!

Michelle Pritchard WA

Lisa was fantastic, made having our pics taken so easy, half the time we were just messing around and she managed to get some awesome shots.  Lisa has plenty of ideas of how to make the shot happen and make everyone relaxed and natural.  So so happy with our photos, you did a fantastic job, I am absolutely stoked with the photos that you took.

Michelle Cameron WA


Lisa Ivandich is one of WA’s top family photographers. She has won the WA Professional Family Photographer of the Year for four years running. Lisa takes stunning family photos and has a tonne of tricks up her sleeve to get the best out of kids and their (sometimes shy) parents.


Your $51 donation to Make-A-Wish will be given entirely to create wishes for critically ill children.  It also guarantees that your family’s portrait will end up in the beautiful “A Mothers Love” portrait magazine.

To say thank you for your participation, you’ll get a $100 voucher to put towards the purchase of wall art or a collection.

Photos can be taken at our Myaree studio or at many of Perths gorgeous locations.


What is National Family Portrait Month?

National Family Portrait Month is normally in July.  In 2021, we are holding it over the months of July, August, September and October so as many states as possible have the chance to be involved. Each year, we highlight a different part of family life by creating a themed keepsake book. This year’s theme is A Mother’s Love. We’re celebrating by participating in a national fundraising effort to raise $10 000 for Make-A-Wish.

What do I get?

A full family photoshoot with Lilypad Photography and the opportunity to purchase prints. Your family will also be immortalised in National Family Portrait Month’s 2021 photo magazine, A Mothers Love.PLUS a $100 voucher to put towards wall art or a collection..

Who are the photographers? 

16 professional photographers across Australia are donating their time and talents to this great cause.

Can you photograph the whole family? 

Absolutely! We are happy to photograph the whole family (even grandparents!) at no extra cost.

Can I buy photos?

Yes, of course! Before your session, we’ll have a conversation about how you’d like to use the photos. Each shoot is individual, ensuring that we capture the best possible photos of you and your family. You can see more of what we offer here.

Will my photograph be in the magazine? 

Yes. If you are photographed for this promotion, you will appear in the magazine. 

Do I get to choose the photograph for the magazine? 

No, the National Family Portrait Month graphic designer will choose a photo from your session to appear in the magazine.

When will the book be published?

We’re hoping that each book will be published towards the end of 2021.

How much will the magazine cost?

This will depend on demand. Generally, they are about $55.

Where can I buy the magazine?

Once the magazine is published, you’ll get a link to purchase online. Check out last year’s book.