Growing up I dreamt of living in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges and now I do. It is a magical and inspiring place with forests of ferns and soaring gums, gorgeous formal parks and gardens, and miles of walking tracks. I look forward to sharing it with you and your family.


Whether you live in the suburbs of Melbourne, the inner city or beyond a photoshoot with me provides a chance to step away from technology and outdoors into nature. It's an opportunity to embrace fun and adventure, and to spend quality time together as a family without the distractions and pressure of the bustle of daily life. As a photographer my goal is not only for your photos to show great memories but for the session itself to be an enriching and memorable family experience that you will look back on fondly.


There is so much to do and experience in the hills and forests of the Danenongs and the Yarra Valley beyond. A photoshoot with me can just be the beginning (or end) of a daytrip, a weekend away or a longer stay. Having grown up in the foothills and having lived on the mountain for the last 6 years I am across many of its greatest - and often secret - spots. I love sharing this information with clients and helping them plan their visit to my little corner of the world. Whether you want a cafe recommendation, information on where to stay, options to pick your own farm produce, activities for children or where to go to watch the sunset I can help you with your plans.

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Melbourne Family Photographer Specialising in Outdoor Nature Sessions and Forest Adventures photographing families from all Melbourne suburbs including; Abbotsford, Aberfeldie, Airport West, Albanvale, Albert Park, Albion, Alphington, Altona Meadows. Altona North, Altona, Ardeer, Armadale, Arthurs Seat, Ascot Vale, Ashburton, Ashwood, Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Attwood, Auburn, Aurora, Avondale Heights, Avonsleigh. Balaclava, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Bangholme, Baxter, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Beaconsfield, Beaumaris, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South. Bellfield, Bennettswood, Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Berwick, Bittern, Black Rock, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Blairgowrie, Bonbeach, Boronia, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Braeside, Braybrook, Briar Hill, Brighton, Brighton East, Broadmeadows, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Bulla, Bulleen, Bundoora, Burnley, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Burwood, Burwood East. Cairnlea, Calder Park, Camberwell, Campbellfield, Canterbury, Carlton North, Carlton, Carnegie, Caroline Springs, Carrum. Carrum Downs, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Chadstone, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Chirnside Park. Clarinda, Clayton, Clayton South, Clematis, Clifton Hill, Coburg, Coburg North, Cocoroc, Coldstream, Collingwood, Coolaroo, Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne South, Cranbourne West, Cremorne, Crib Point, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Croydon South. Dallas, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut. Diamond Creek, Dingley Village, Docklands, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Doreen. Doveton, Dromana. Eaglemont, East Melbourne, Edithvale, Elsternwick, Eltham, Eltham North, Elwood, Emerald. Endeavour Hills, Epping, Essendon Fields, Essendon North, Essendon West, Essendon, Eumemmerring. Fairfield, Fawkner, Ferntree Gully, Ferny Creek, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Flemington, Footscray, Forest Hill. Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South. Gardenvale, Gladstone Park, Glen Huntly, Glen Iris, Glen Waverley. Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Greensborough, Greenvale Lakes, Greenvale, Guys Hill. Hadfield, Hallam, Hampton, Hampton East, Hampton Park, Harkaway, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Heatherdale, Heatherton, Heathmont, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights. Heidelberg West, Highett, Hillside, Hoppers Crossing, Houston, Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Hurstbridge. Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East. Jacana, Junction Village. Kallista, Kalorama, Karingal, Kealba, Keilor, Keilor Downs. Keilor East, Keilor Lodge, Keilor North, Keilor Park, Kensington, Kerrimuir, Kew, Kew East, Keysborough. Kilsyth, Kilsyth South, Kings Park, Kingsbury, Kingsville, Knoxfield, Kooyong, Kurunjang. Laburnum, Lalor, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Laverton, Laverton North, Lilydale, Lower Plenty, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Lysterfield, Lysterfield South. Macclesfield, McCrae, McKinnon, Macleod, Maidstone, Malvern, Malvern East, Maribyrnong, Meadow Heights. Melbourne Airport, Melton (suburb), Melton South, Melton West, Mentone, Menzies Creek, Mernda, Mickleham, Middle Park, Milgate Park Estate, Mill Park, Mitcham. Monbulk, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Montmorency, Montrose, Moonee Ponds, Moorabbin Airport, Moorabbin, Moorooduc, Mooroolbark, Mordialloc, Mornington, Mount Dandenong, Mount Eliza. Mount Evelyn, Mount Martha, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave. Narre Warren East, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Narre Warren, Newport, Niddrie, Noble Park. Noble Park North, North Melbourne, North Richmond, North Warrandyte, Northcote. Norwood, Notting Hill, Nunawading. Oak Park, Oaklands Junction, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Oakleigh South, Olinda, Olivers Hill, Ormond. Pakenham, Panton Hill, Park Orchards, Parkdale, Parkville, Pascoe Vale South, Pascoe Vale, The Patch. Patterson Lakes, Pennydale, Plenty, Point Cook, Port Melbourne, Portsea. Prahran, Preston, Princes Hill. Ravenhall, Research, Reservoir, Richmond, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Ripponlea. Rockbank, Rosanna, Rosebud, Rosebud West, Rowville, Roxburgh Park, Rye. Safety Beach, St Albans, St Helena, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, Sandhurst, Sandringham. Sassafras, Scoresby, Seabrook, Seaford, Seaholme, Seddon, Selby, Seville, Sherbrooke, Skye, Somerton, Sorrento, South Kingsville, South Melbourne, South Morang, South Wharf. South Yarra, Southbank, Spotswood, Springvale, Springvale South, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights, Sunbury, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, Surrey Hills, Sydenham, Syndal. Tally Ho, Tarneit, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes, Tecoma, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, The Basin, Thomastown. Thornbury, Toorak, Tootgarook, Tottenham, Travancore, Tremont, Truganina, Tullamarine. Upfield, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey. Vermont, Vermont South, Viewbank. Wantirna, Wantirna South, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South. Warranwood, Waterways, Watsonia, Watsonia North, Wattle Glen, Waverley Park, Werribee, Werribee South, West Footscray. West Melbourne, Westgarth, Westmeadows, Wheelers Hill, Wildwood, Williams Landing, Williamstown, Williamstown North, Windsor, Wonga Park, Wyndham Vale. Yallambie, Yarrambat, Yarraville, Yuroke.



Kate Cashin is a family photographer based in the Dandenong Ranges outside of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

She specialises in nature sessions and forest adventures with the motto "Play. Move. Explore.".