Hi, I'm Jo-anne,

My friends call me Jo, and I am a natural light photographer specialising in photographing

children and families who have special needs. And everyone else! 

As your photographer, I love to hear your story, talk with you, get to know you and capture connection within your family, and children are just simply beautiful, a Gift!


I photograph children doing what they love.


My aim is to provide a safe, sensory aware environment, keeping anxiety levels to a minimum.

What sets me apart is that I understand the special needs involved with working with children and families who have sensory issues, physical limitations and behavioural challenges. 

I look for those special personal moments, making sure everyone shines.

I'm pleased to say, I am a Special needs Portrait Photographer covering the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and beyond.



If you need to reschedule a session, or your family needs to familiarise themselves with me

and the equipment I use, I am happy to help. My goal is to listen and work with you to enable us to photograph your family at a location that is familiar and suitable.

To prepare your child before our session, see our fun and interactive Social Story.

My style is natural and timeless, ensuring a lasting investment and heirloom you and your family will cherish.

Clients are often delighted and amazed by the finished artwork.

Please click here if you would like to chat more about booking a session. I look forward to meeting you!

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"The Love of a Family is Life's greatest Blessing."

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Contact me

Please fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you soon. 

I can also be reached on 0408734007.

I look forward to working with you to create some beautiful memories for your family.

Jo Danes – Photographer


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