Thursday, 23 July 2015

July Special {Newborn Photography Melbourne}

 I'm often asked when is a good time to book a newborn session? If you would like to have images of your tiny newborn all curled up and sleepy the best time is within the first two weeks. Normally my clients book newborn sessions when they are pregnant so then I can have their due date in my calendar and we can roughly estimate when the session will go ahead. So the earlier the better .. 
Now there is even better reason to book your newborn session early! If you book your newborn session in July you will receive complimentary mini maternity session on me for FREE! How great is that!

Maternity sessions are normally best done somewhere around 7-8 months when your belly is nice and round but before you start to feel too heavy and uncomfortable. 

Gift vouchers are available too! Think what a lovely gift this would be for a dear friend or daughter. And if it's for yourself consider it as an investment for your family as these images will be treasured as the years fly past (and trust me they will!)

Interested? Send me an email or call for a chat 0424 080 565 (I'm in australia time on Friday morning) 

I would love to hear from you!


Sanna Griffin is an accredited professional family portrait photographer,specialising in newborn photography, child photography and family photography in Melbourne, Kew and eastern suburbs.

Please review the portrait photography in my galleries on my website and read my blog for more recent photography sessions and information.

bookings or 0424 080 565

Sunday, 12 July 2015

JENNI + SAMU| Helsinki Maternity session

Sweet maternity session with Jenni & Samu who about to become parents for the first time! They haven't found out if they are having a boy or girl so in few weeks time they are having one BIG surprice when the baby arrives. Such an exciting time!

Would you like to capture this amazing time in your life? If you are pregnant please send me a message - I'm offering complimentary mini maternity session for each newborn session purchased in July! So you just need to book and pay your session in July and you receive complimentary maternity session. How sweet is that! Email me (gift vouchers available) to book. 

Now please enjoy the images. x

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Family love {Melbourne Family Photographer}

Some family love for you .. It was a beautiful and warm autumn day at the Botanic gardens, Melbourne.

Would you like some relaxed and natural images of your family? YES? Well then I'm your photographer. Please contact me - I would love to hear from you -

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Welcome to the world Evie Scarlett {Melbourne Newborn Photographer}

Welcome to the world little Evie! Evie's mum booked the shoot last year when she was in her early stage of pregnancy so I had her arrival in my calendar nice and early .. We had such a lovely and relaxing shoot and got to play with few props and different poses.

My newborn sessions are normally done within the first 12 days of babies life so if you are expeting now is the best time to book your session.  Contact me for more info:

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Helsinki sessions 2015 {Melbourne family photographer}

I'm heading to Helsinki (Finland) in June and would like to the opportunity to photograph families and/or children there. If you are in Helsinki between 12.6.-22.7. I would love hear from you. Let's create something amazing - the light is so beautiful that time of the year in Finland. I have few locations in mind however I'm open to ideas if you have preferred place for your family portraits.  Book today to secure your spot (places are limited).

I made a package for you to make it easy and good value:

One hour session in location (Helsinki)
1 x enlargement (20x30 cm)
10 x Digital images on USB

(upgrades available)

*max 6 people

Bookings and enquiries:

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Laneway family session {Melbourne family photographer}

I have been dreaming about doing a laneway family shoot for ages so when Lilibeth suggested city laneway location I was so excited. And as soon as I met the family I knew the location was perfect for them. I managed to find nice and narrow laneway with minimum trough traffic and would love to shoot here again any day. The images really speak for themselves .. I struggled to choose only a handful of images for this blog post as there were so many amazing shots.


{Want to book your own family photography session? I would love to hear from you: or 0424 080 565}

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Mummy & me session | Melbourne family photographer

Mums love photos but they are always hiding behind the camera.
 That's why I love mummy & me sessions where it's just about mum and the kids.

This is what the mum had to say about our session: 
"Photo shoots with Sanna have been so good, no stress. She is really good with kids, gives them time and makes them smile. I love the relaxed atmosphere. The photos are just amazing, Sanna can really capture the moments perfectly.
I highly recommend Sanna Griffin Photography." 

No excuses - get in front of that camera - I dare you .. 
You can contact me on 0424 080 565 or 

Hope to hear from you soon. x

Friday, 3 April 2015

Why choose accredited photographer? { Melbourne family photographer }

I recently reached one of my personal goals and became accredited professional photographer by AIPP. Now for me personally this was obviously an awesome event but I hear you asking what does it mean for you as my client? And why should you choose a accredited photographer?
What's AIPP?
AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers) has been helping pofessional photographers more than 100 years to be become not only more creative but more succesful businessmen and women. They advocate for excellence in imaging and is the membership organisation of choice for professional and aspiring image makers.

Why choose accredited photographer?
Current technology has brought greater accessibility to cameras that produce high quality images. Everybody can be a good photographer. What makes accredited professional different?  

Accredited pfofessional is:
  • Assessed and Proven – Accredited members are judged by an assessment panel to ensure that each accredited member achieves and maintains an expected level of craftsmanship
  • Is Professional - operates a registered business and has liability insurance as appropriated for their business. They also follow the AIPP code of practice and AIPP terms and conditiuons of membership and agree to abide by the AIPP accredited members requirements.
  • Is Experienced – every Accredited Member must have a minimum of two years industry experience before applying for Accreditation. Have the skill creativity, style and ability to get the job done on time and on budget. 
  • Never Stops Learning – through the AIPP continous professional Development  (CPD) program, all Accredited Members must take part in workshops and seminars throughout each year to ensure they continue to develop along with the industry. 
More information:

I'm available for family photography, newborn photography and child photography in Melbourne, Kew and surroundings. For bookings and enquiries you can email me on or call me on 0424 080 565.

Look forward hearing from you! x

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Mothers day sessions + free gift for first 3 bookings! { Melbourne family photographer }

Mothers day is here before we know it!

Have always wanted "that" image of your family or perhaps dreaming about "mummy and me" session with the kids? Book it in and I look after the rest: One hour to cuddle, kiss and play silly games with your family and also get images that last lifetime.

Mothers day sessions + free gift for first 3 bookings!

Thurs 9th April - midweek session on school holidays, perfect for mummy and me sessions.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th April - want to capture the whole family - no worries!

The first 3 bookings (only 2 left - be quick!) will receive complimentary mini album to hold your favourite images from the shoot. Perfect for gifting or maybe want to keep it to yourself  (fits perfectly in your handbag). 

 Please call or email me - I would love to hear from you!

Bookings: or 0424080565

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

I'm accredited with AIPP + giveaway alert!

My best intentions to write a blog post once a week have already fallen through however trying to get back on track .. this time have some very happy news for you! 

I'm now officially accredited with AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers). This is a big milestone for me personally so decided to celebrate it with a giveaway:

You can enter via my facebook site by liking my facebook page, sharing the post and commenting which kind of session you would like to win. the Giveaway image posted, will be pinned the top of the Facebook fan page at **Please note this giveaway is not endorsed by Facebook**

The only hitch is you have to travel to me for the session. The winner will get their choice of a Family, newborn, Child or Maternity session. This is a FULL session with 20 digital images with release to print at your own leisure.
Lots of luck! Winner will be drawn on Fri 20.3. at 3pm!

Sanna x

Friday, 6 March 2015

Letter to my son

My Little Man,

You're turning Five today. You are one-seventh as old as me, yet sometimes you seem worlds wiser. On occasion, you seem bat crazy too, so it all balances out. Surviving half a decade is no mean accomplishment, which is why I'm awake at 5 a.m. thinking about your life so far.

Five, huh? Big day. The first few months when we brought you home, I slept with my arm across your bassinet, my hand on your chest, so I could make sure you were still breathing. You won't remember that even though it was the first and last time you ever got to sleep in our room. Sorry, sweetie, but boys who thrash about sleep in their own beds.

Now you pick out your own pyjamas, brush your teeth, choose bedtime stories and beg to keep the light on so you can "read" in bed. You love your sleep, in fact, you are one of the only children I know to sleep-in on the weekends – Daddy and I are very grateful for that!

You have changed so much in the past few years.

You've lost your baby belly and have exchanged your chubby thighs for spindly legs and knobby knees. You can open doors, write your name, recite the alphabet, count to 40, empty the dishwasher and dress yourself. You have learned to say please and thank you, ride your bike, play by yourself for an entire morning and swim. You say "I love you" frequently and occasionally to get yourself out of trouble.

You love ham and cucumber sandwiches and would have raspberry and honey toast every day for breakfast if we let you. You know what the rules are and try to circumvent them with a mischievous smile. You are usually very cooperative but occasionally can throw a wicked tantrum. We'll be happy when you outgrow that.

But for everything that's changed, so much is the same. I still watch you sleep every night before I go to bed. My heart skips when you smile at me. Daddy and I talk endlessly about how lucky we are and spending time with you is one of our favorite things.

You have always been a “yes” man with a positive attitude. Although you've gotten bigger and more independent, you haven't lost your earlier optimism and excitement. That might make this year a challenge because your world is going to get bigger. You have started school now and everything is new. People will expect more of you. There might be days when someone says they don’t like to play with you and you won't like it, but it will be ok. Remember how it feels so you won't do it to anybody else. You're also going to learn to read, which, I promise you, is the coolest thing ever.

Five seems like a threshold, the time you change from a baby into a boy. It's not college, but it feels like a leap, which is why there are a few things we should talk about before you officially enter the world of "big kids." First, the small gold coin is worth two dollars is more valuable than the 50 cent coin that is the big shiny silver one. Just want you to understand this before you start changing lunch money at school yard. Second it’s “dandelion” not “dandy lion”.  I almost hate to fix this one, because it's ridiculously cute, but it's probably for the best. Finally, tomato sauce is not a vegetable. It's just not.  

Next weekend, while you're celebrating with Octonaut cake and balloons, I know you won't be thinking about any of this. You'll be blowing out candles and opening presents. What matters to you is frosting and your friends. Which is exactly as it should be. But it's different for me, and that's why I may get teary and hug you too tight or kiss you too often. Try not to let it bug you. Someday you'll read this and know that, for me, 5 is about letting you step out into the big and fascinating world, full of possibilities. Five is about watching you start to figure out who you are and where you belong. The next five years are going to be interesting, but I know you're going to love it.

Happy birthday!

Love Ă„iti (aka Mum)xoxo

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

My studio set up {Melbourne newborn photographer}

I'm now available for newborn shoots either at my studio or at your own home.  If you would love to have images of your tiny newborn curled up and sleepy, these photographs are captured best in the first two weeks, preferably between 5-10 days old. So best time to contact me is when you are still pregnant! Call 0424 080 565 or email for bookings. (Gift vouchers are available too for an unique and memorable baby present).

Here are few of my favourites from little Sofia's shoot - she came to test my studio and was just a delight to photograph:

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My first "watch me grow" baby turns 1 - Melbourne child photography

One of the products that I'm really really pumped about is my "watch me grow"- package. It includes three photoshoots during babys first 12 months and really captures the importants milestones.

My first "watch me grow" baby has turned 1! And as I'm ordering the last batch of her prints I'm feeling bit sad - no more photoshoots with this family (for little while). I have truly enjoyed the experience and will miss those little dear faces for sure. The kids have also got to know me and by the 3rd shoot kids (and parents!) knew excatly what to expect and so we created many beautiful images together.

Interested to book "watch me grow" package? Please call me (0424080565) - I would love capture your babys journey through the first 12 months.

The package includes:

- 3 photoshoots over 12 month period
- 24 birth announcement cards
- one 7x10" matted print from each shoot
- five digital images from each shoot
- digital gallery to share with friends and family

Book before Sept 30th and get this package for $590 (normally $650).

Here are some of my favourite moments over the past 12 months: