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Keita’s 5th Birthday Party

This birthday has been in the planning stages for quite some time.  Ever since Frozen became every little girls favourite movie.  I enlisted the help of a friend (Camilla Greening) who is fantastic with party planning, desert table set up, party everything.  She really should do this professionally but at this time has chosen to take things slowly (but if you would like her contact details let me know, her portfolio is crazy good!).  I knew I didn’t want to do the cliche Frozen party but I wanted to make it sparkly and pretty to suit our little princess Keita.  So of course I headed to Pinterest for some inspiration and this is what we ended up with!  I have been asked where we got certain things so vendors are listed below.

If you would like your child’s birthday party photographed, email us on for our hourly rate which includes digital images taken of the day.frozen birthday partykids birthday party sydneystoryboard033storyboard027storyboard024storyboard023storyboard028storyboard029storyboard026storyboard021storyboard022storyboard030storyboard031Cakes: White cake made through a friend of a friend, Blue and Grey by me

Honeycomb balls: Lambert and Lord

Background: Tinsel curtain x2 (could even go 3) from Shindigs.  Photography backdrop stand to hold it in place.

Lollies: Candy Bar Sydney 

Lolly jars: Camilla and my own

Cookies:  The Well Read Cookie

Chocolates: Aldi unwrapped in covered in printable

Cupcakes: through a friend (contact me for details)

Chocolate covered Oreos: Camilla

Macarons:  Dominique (up and coming pastry chef, contact me for details)

Cake topper: Camilla had purchased this for another party but hadn’t used it.  She brought it along the day of the party and it fit perfectly.  “This is the best day ever” is one of Keita’s most used phrases!!


Win with Art of Joy Photography

We’ve been in the studio for over 6 months now and we haven’t done a competition!!  I think it’s time!! Up for grabs we have session of your choice.  You might be long overdue for a family portrait or maybe you just want to capture your children in a fun and relaxed shoot.  You choose what suits you!

What you will win:

A full session (valued at $150)

$500 credit to spend on products or files!

How to win:

There are multiple ways to enter and each entry will give you another chance to win


1. Like us on Facebook

2. Share and comment on the original post on Facebook

3. Tag a friend

3. Tag a friend


1.  Follow us on Instagram @artofjoyphotography

2. Repost the competition picture on instagram.  You must tag us and put #artofjoywin (only public profiles sorry)

3. You can repost as much as you like but must tag us so we can see it

4. Tag a friend on the original poststoryboard035storyboard036storyboard009storyboard015    Terms and Conditions

Prize is non transferable for cash.

The prize must be used within 4 months

Locations of the session is at our Ramsgate Beach, Sydney studio or at Ramsgate Beach/park.

The session is for a nuclear family (parent/s and their children)

Photos remain copyright Art of Joy Photography and may be used at a later date for promotional purposes.

By entering the competition you agree to the terms and conditions


Weekday baby sessions | Baby photography sydney

midweek baby sessionsBabies grow too fast!  It seems like yesterday my eldest was born.  I remember the day before he started school I bawled my eyes out as it had all gone too fast.  Next year he turns 10, YES 10 years old!!  Children really do grow in a blink of an eye, for this reason we are now offering midweek sessions at the discounted rate of $50.  It’s a great way to get some updated professional portraits of your little ones.  Email to book your session today. Does not include newborn photography.  Limited to a max of 3 children.


Styled session | Sydney children’s photographer

Two weeks ago I went to the amazing One Fine Baby Fair.  If you missed it this time round I recommend you go next time.  It was ever so stylish and a lot of the business were run by mamas!  There was a lot of creativity and inspiration going around from children’s bedrooms to parties to fashion.  Needless to say I made a serious dent in the bank account…  Anywhoo  I picked up this gorgeous leather crown and knee highs from the very talented mum’s who run Hubble + Duke .  Perfect for the studio and a little bit of fun!storyboard001