Photographing people. It's what floats my boat!

I can't wait to meet you

Do you ever find yourself with your kids, reliving your own childhood…picking blackberries, swinging on tree tyre swings, having outdoor sunset picnics, baking biccies in the kitchen and licking the spoon?  Me too! I LOVE being silly and sharing joyful moments with families like yours and creating amazing images while we’re at it. 

I’m the brains and beauty – if I do say so myself – behind Hills Portrait Studio (formerly Deb Smith Photography) and if you love silliness and nostalgia too, I’m your gal. Why? Because I’ve been photographing Adelaide families since 2012, and still going strong.

I know how it feels to worry how you look in photos. I know how if feels when you worry how your kids will behave. I also know how if feels to worry about ALL THE THINGS.

I’ve got you! I’m here for you every step of the way.

If you’ve never had a family photography session before then here’s your perfect opportunity. I can’t wait to meet you!

Step One

Getting To Know You Call

There’s a few things to consider – who are you bringing to your photoshoot? Will you include your pet? Do you have young children with set nap times? Is the indoor setting of the studio going to suit your needs best or would an outdoor nature setting be better? What will you wear? Which print products are right for you? Will you choose something for the wall? Something for the table? We’ll get in touch with you as soon as you’re booked in to get planning. We do this in person over a coffee at our Blackwood studio or via a Zoom video call.


Step Two

Portrait Shoot

Hills Portrait Studio, Adelaide Family Portrait Photographer

It’s a relaxed, enjoyable experience that every family should get to enjoy at least once. Include Grandma, Grandpa, mums, dads, kids, doggos, everyone!

Start with your session booking of $278.


At home or outside?

Some families like to have their session at home, especially if being inside is more convenient. Inside is also a great choice with baby sessions, and for people with mobility issues.

Being outdoors creates a great natural backdrop and the Blackwood Forest provides a gorgeous location all year round. If the weather is terrible on the day of your shoot, don’t worry, we reserve a few times throughout the month for reschedules. 

You can also opt for a beach location, or if you have somewhere in mind, do tell!

Step Three

Pick a Package

Hills Portrait Studio, Adelaide Family Portrait Photographer

Choose your own adventure

A week or so afterwards you’ll be able to preview an online slideshow of your images. From there, you can choose your own adventure (Three digital + print packages available), or we can book in a zoom call. I love to help pick your favourites, listen to your ideas, and offer options that fit you best.

Interest-free payment plans are available through Aussie company Payright, and we also offer Afterpay.

All our framed enlargements and canvas artwork for your walls at home come with a 75 year guarantee.

Step Four

Take Home Printed Portraits

Hills Portrait Studio, Adelaide Family Portrait Photographer

Still got a question?

Or are you ready to get started?