We are a family run business that has been Sydney’s most popular choice in Childcare and Preschool Photography for over 17 years. Our unique style of natural outdoor portraiture, photographing the children while they are at play in their natural environment, results in beautiful images that capture the individual personality of each child. Our easy and efficient systems and very flexible photographers make sure that photo day is smooth flowing and enjoyable for directors, staff and children. We understand that every Centre has different routines and every child within that Centre has different needs and we always try to accommodate for this.

Our relaxed, organic approach to photographing children ensure that each child is photographed at their own pace and no child is ever forced to have their photo taken. We understand that it can often take a while for children to warm up, so we will always take the time required for each child to feel comfortable and excited to have their photo taken.

Our Team

At Sandpit Photos, we pride ourselves on our team of talented and creative photographers. Our photographers have been selected for their childcare experience, passion for portrait photography, and most importantly, their affinity with children.  Our team’s number one goal is to produce beautiful photos in a fun and relaxed atmosphere

Sarah View Profile

Sarah (Director of Photography)

Sarah is one of our most familiar faces, shooting for Sandpit Photos since 2005 “I do lots of different types of photography, but my favourite is still children’s photography. I love being around the kids as they are so much fun and have such a beautiful way of looking at the world, and I love the images that come from this.

Erik View Profile

With a background in Child Care and a love of photography, this is the perfect job for me. I love having fun with the kids and capturing their individual personalities. It is a great team here at Sandpit and we always have so much fun on the shoots.

Jess View Profile

Jess (Northern Beaches)

I have a strong passion for portrait photography and working with children and this career combines my two interests perfectly. I thoroughly enjoy capturing the unique character and essence of children, watching their curiosity and innocence brightens my day and being apart of these special moments is truly rewarding. I am very lucky to have fun everyday, making children smile.

Sam View Profile

Sam (Northern Beaches)

Sam has been a portrait photographer for more than 9 years. “I still enjoy what I do and get great satisfaction from hearing parents say how fantastic the photographs of their kids are.”

Michelle View Profile

Michelle (Canberra)

Photography has been my passion since I was young and capturing children and their cheeky ways is one of the best aspects of it. After starting a Wedding/Portrait business in 2010, I was offered the opportunity to work with Sandpit Photos. As a mother of two young children, I jumped at the chance to give other parents memories of their children’s experiences as they grow.

Mel View Profile

Mel (Northern Beaches)

I have been working with children for the past eight years and I have my Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education. I’ve always had an interest in photography and love combining my two passions. Working with children has meant that I have been lucky enough to see how their smile can brighten anyone’s day and I love being able to make that happen with the photos I take.

Monica View Profile

Monica (Head Office)

As a Mum and a lover of photography, outdoors and nature, I appreciate working at a company where we are all a small community sharing the passion of creativity. I love the style of photography at Sandpit Photos, where the beauty of children is combined with nature and the outdoors to create stunning images that I get to admire every day.

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Lucie (Northern Beaches)

I started my photography career journey more than 17 years ago and I am so grateful that my passion has evolved into a full time career. Specialising in capturing images of families and their children at all stages of their lives, it is a privilege to be able to capture special moments for our clients to treasure forever.

Alex View Profile

Alex (Southern Sydney)

I have completed a diploma of Photo Imaging at Sydney Ultimo Tafe in 2015 and a Certificate III in Fine Arts Photography in 2014. With a strong passion for photography, children and the outdoors combining them created my dream job. I love having the freedom at Sandpit Photos to create beautiful images that are lasting memories for families.

Kyliee View Profile


I have a strong passion for portrait photography and working with children and Sandpit Photos combines my  interests.  I  enjoy capturing the unique character and cheekiness of children. I  have fun everyday, making children smile.

Manifa View Profile

Manifa (Northern Beaches)

I love the spirit and energy of children. As a Mother of two girls, I know the joy that can be brought to a parent  from a beautiful photo of their child and I love being a part of this process. I also love being a part of such a fun and creative team and look forward to coming to work every day.

Karen View Profile

Karen (Central Coast)

From as young as I can remember, I have had a camera in my hands. I have worked in the photographic industry for almost 30 years. After having my daughter 9 years ago, I realised how much fun it is to photograph children so turned my focus to children’s photography. I am now very lucky to be working for Sandpit Photos and look forward to going to work everyday and enjoying the fun and laughter we have with the children.

Guy View Profile

Guy (City/ Southern Suburbs)

Ever since I was young I have always been really creative. I would always love taking photos using my parents old film camera. Getting to work with children is an extra bonus because no two days are the same and I get to come home with a smile on my face.

Kristiina View Profile

I have always been an enthusiastic photographer and I’ve had my own business for the last 7 years. I could take photographs all day, every day! Children’s portraits are my passion and I am fortunate to be able to do this as my profession. I love making memories for everyone!

Elesa View Profile

Elesa (Central Coast)

Having a background in performing arts and working in children’s pantomime for years. I have combined with Diploma in Digital Media and the love of all things photographic and film, has made being a part of the Sandpit family the perfect blend of  my skill sets. Not only do I enjoy my smiling audience but I get to capture that and produce a beautiful lasting photograph.

Maddie View Profile

I gained a passion for photography when travelling & I wanted  a way to remember the experiences. I started taking photos for local theatre companies & began actively learning more about what a camera can do.

Jo View Profile

Portrait photography has always been a passion of mine. I love being a part of the team at Sandpit. It is such an honour to create beautiful photographic memories for families.

Morgan View Profile

I  feel really privileged to be able to produce beautiful images that will be treasured for years to come.

Rachel View Profile

I’ve worked with children for many years both in childcare and as a teachers aid. I am a mum with a love of photography and capturing those precious moments.

Damien View Profile

I have worked teaching Martial Arts to children for many years and absolutely love working with children. I am also very creative, so this is the perfect job for me. I am able to combine my creativity and working with children, in a really fun environment, surrounded by a great team of photographers.

Sandra View Profile

Sandra (Northern Beaches)

I have always had a strong interest in photography, I’m now fortunate to be able to work in this industry. I love that I have the opportunity to capture the innocence and beauty of young children though my photographs for families to treasure.

Penny View Profile

Penny (Newcastle)

Working with children and capturing the spark that ignites their imaginations is such a rewarding job. Sandpit Photos does an excellent job of producing images for families that will be cherished for a lifetime. It’s such a rewarding experience to be a part of that creation.

Amber View Profile

With a background in both photography and early childhood education, working with Sandpit Photos allows me to combine both my passions and create beautiful happy memories for children and their families to cherish for years to come.

Naomi View Profile

Naomi (Production Manager)

I have worked in the production side of photography for over 10 years. I love seeing the children’s personalities shine through in all the photos. It is a joy to work with such a great team to produce something so special.

Shai View Profile

Photography has been has been a passion of mine from a young age. Since studying Graphic Design and exploring a variety of creative paths, I’m always being lead back to photography. Making children smile and capturing memories for their families is something I find incredibly rewarding. The kids also never fail to put a smile on my face.

Brooke View Profile

As a watercolour portrait artist with a background in child care centres I have always loved anything to do with art, photography and children. It’s so special to be able to capture children’s beautiful smiles for them and their families. I never thought I would have the privilege of being part of such a creative company and team!

Meet our Franchisees

New South Wales

"/ Sandpit Photos North West Sydney
Marieke Blinkhorne
p – (02) 9979 9334
e – info@sandpitphotos.com.au
a – 67 Darley Street  Mona Vale NSW 2103
Sandpit Photos Central Coast
Kylie Liddell
p – 0426 100 040
e – kylie@sandpitphotos.com.au
a – PO Box 7042 Mannering Park, NSW, 2559
Sandpit Photos South West Sydney/Wollongong
Belinda Gray
p – 8777 1999
e – belinda@sandpitphotos.com.au
a – PO Box 7302 Mount Annan NSW 2567
Sandpit Photos Penrith
Andrew Kilsby
p – 0411 791 833
e – andrew@sandpitphotos.com.au
a – PO Box 396 Winston Hills 2153
Sandpit Photos Newcastle
Kylie Liddell
p – 0426 100 040
e – kylie@sandpitphotos.com.au
a – PO Box 7042 Mannering Park, NSW, 2559


Sandpit Photos Canberra
Esther Kim
p -0430597055
e – esther@sandpitphotos.com.au
a – Mawson Parcel Locker, 99 Mawson Pl, Mawson ACT 2607


Sandpit Photos Gold Coast
Kelly Currie
p – 0452 515 770
e – kelly@sandpitphotos.com.au
a – PO Box 148 North Tamborine, QLD 4272

Photographers Wanted

We are always on the lookout for upcoming photographers who have portrait photography experience or have a passion for photography and are keen to learn. Sandpit Photos is a working franchise which means if we haven’t got a business setup in your area, chances are we will soon.

We are happy to take applications from any area across Australia. If you would like to find out more please contact our Head Office anytime on 99799334 or email us.


We are very happy with the overall service that your company provides. We are more than happy to continue using your company.

Ballykin at Rosebay

Every aspect of Sandpit’s product, service & systems are great. I would have difficulty going back to another photographer now (I won’t be!) Sarah was great, flexible with staff & fun for the kids.

North Ryde