A year in photos – top 100

I love to reflect on each year of working with the wonderful Adelaide families who trust me with their precious family photos. I have the best job, getting to meet and connect with so many different people and hearing their stories.


Our team compiled a selection of 100 of our favourite portraits from 2021 and here’s why:

  • My whole mission since I started Deb Smith Photography 12 years ago has been to provide an affirming, unique experience for people through child and family photography. ​ 
  • I’ve been working really hard to grow and reach more people so that the world knows family photography is worth it
  • I want to make sure our work aligns with our values (fun, natural, and caring)
  • For our team to challenge ourselves creatively


What makes an image stand out:

  • Emotion: how the image makes you feel
  • Narrative: does the image tell a story?
  • Artistic qualities: framing, lighting, the unexpected


Which images speak to you? Which one do you most find moving, beautiful, challenging, artistic or funny? 

The idea of being photographed can be daunting. That’s why I provide an easy, relaxing, fun experience, which is equally important as the photos themselves. With me, you and your team will feel safe and completely comfortable.