Portrait Photography

Loved Up and in-home family portrait sessions.
We capture who you are today.

A Melbourne portrait photographer with a difference


Loved Up family portrait shoots capture who you are today – the real you.

They’re about that special something that’s quintessentially you, right now. You, your family, in the moment.

At LJM Photography, we have two different types of family portrait sessions to choose;

– Loved Up family portrait sessions

– Family portrait HOME sessions

We are not a cookie cutter style portrait studio/photographer. Every one of our art pieces are customised to who you are!

Our aim is to create something timeless; it’s not necessarily about today.

It’s about creating pieces of art that you could proudly display on your wall for 5, 10, 20 years down the track… even for your

children’s children to enjoy.


You capture emotion and spirit in a way that very few photographers can. Working with you was like hanging with an old friend, comfortable, fun and we walked away feeling warm and fuzzy (with wonderful photos!!!)

– Eszter & Michael

An absolute ball

We liked how naturally everything flowed, we really wanted to capture personalities and experiences of the day and you had the ability to be present but not make people feel like they were being photographed.

– Steph & Claire

Passion, integrity, truth, beauty

From the moment we met Lauren we felt completely comfortable and knew we had made the right choice. From her stunning folio to her warm, cheeky personality – there wasn’t a thing we didn’t love about working with Lauren! Her unobtrusive nature, keen attention to detail and uncanny talent for capturing a thousand emotions in a single image is priceless.

– Dani & Chloe

a split-second documentary of you


My favourite stories


  • Hélène & Nath / Pregnancy Shoot With A Twist
    February 16, 2018
  • The Shanes of Botanics Melbourne Loved Up Session
    October 9, 2017
  • LGBTQI Family portrait
    "The JAHMS" Same-Sex Family Portrait
    August 23, 2017
  • LJM photography_Candid Melbourne Family Portrait photographer_Golden hour portraits
    July 19, 2017
  • LJM Photography_Recurring Family Portrait_Candid Portraits
    July 10, 2017
  • @Ladyladybaby / Family Portrait Shoot
    July 7, 2017
  • Eszter & Michael / Loved up New York City
    July 13, 2015
  • The Ferg family / Loved-Up
    June 19, 2015
  • Laura & Dave / Loved-Up capturing real life
    January 7, 2015
  • Claire & Steph / LGBT Loved Up
    October 30, 2014
  • Eszter & Michael / Toorak Loved Up session
    August 22, 2014
  • Ferg 2.0 / Family Portraits home session
    February 12, 2014
  • Kylie, Matty & Noah / Family Loved up session
    November 11, 2013
  • Featured / Frankie Mag
    October 8, 2013
  • The Becs - Loved Up at home
    February 15, 2013

You have very down to earth approach, as well as great understanding of how to capture the feel we were looking for.

Sam & Paul

Loved Up portraits


Loved Up family portrait session

Family portrait sessions take place near our office in Kensington. Here we can utilise the kid friendly parks as well as the great urban landscapes for the backdrops. The session takes approx. 1hour and is always fun and relaxed.

No posing, no pretension, no props (unless they’re part of the story). Just you, your story, your moment. And Lauren, the person documenting that moment with clarity, care, and compassion.

It’s not about blue denim jeans, crisp white shirts, and stiff poses. We don’t smooth your skin or thin you out. This is a real, raw and true split-second documentary of YOU.

About a week later we’ll get you to come in to our studio to pick your favourite images and check out the variety of artwork options and the best way to display them.


Loved Up family portrait HOME session

Loved Up family portrait HOME sessions are fantastic fun because I get to document the people, places and things that you most love

….in your own home.


a place that is special to you *

You could be whipping up your signature dish…you and your grandma sharing a memory…your family enjoying a adventure in the woods, beach or mountains…you concentrating, absorbed in your creative outlet….your kids in the backyard.…you and your baby holding each other….watching a sunset from your deck.…a quiet moment with your partner….

The only limit is your imagination.

On the day we’ll have a chat and get to know one another.

We want to learn about you in this special environment and what it means to you. We want to hear about the stories that go with it. By now, you won’t even know that we’ve already started shooting.

Home sessions start from 1 hour to a full day.

Let us tell your story!


*within 30km of Melbourne CBD

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Loved Up Portraits

Family is what you make it.

Loved Up family portraits capture them.

Love is where it’s at, let’s share it!

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About LJM

Lauren is not just a photographer, she’s also a lion tamer!

Just kidding!….Or are we?!