Salt Mama Studio - Ipswich Children's Photography

Help us raise $2500 for Heartfelt.

With your support, we can help give the gift of photographic memories to to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births or have children with serious and terminal illnesses.

Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia and New Zealand dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births or have children with serious and terminal illnesses. Heartfelt is dedicated to providing this gift to families in a caring, compassionate manner. All services are provided free of charge.

Each year I photograph between 25 and 40 families for Heartfelt. I donate my time and skill, but it costs our organisation $65 to print and deliver each beautiful Heartfelt package to the families we serve. You will get the benefit of knowing another family’s pain may be eased with the gift of photographic memories.
Heartfelt looks after 1500 families across Australia and New Zealand per year.

Why “Kids of Ipswich”?

Cute to BootThe idea was born from a conversation with Toni from Cute to Boot. She’d seen similar projects and wondered why no one had catered to the Ipswich Market.

Being the “Creative Capital”, we knew that a project like this required nothing short of spectacular portraits that hadn’t been seen before.

Couple this with my love of photographing the hilarity of childhood and Kids of Ipswich began.


There is a $50 per child donation due to lock in your appointment. This will be donated directly to Heartfelt. It includes a hilarious portrait session with Amanda and guaranteed inclusion in the first edition of Kids of Ipswich – a beautiful limited-edition hard covered coffee table book. Editions will retail for $95 but will be available to participants for $75 on a pre-paid basis.

How it Works

About a week after your photography session, you will be invited back to the studio to view your child’s portraits and select your favourite, deciding what you might like to order for yourself, family and friends. Products are available to purchase at normal studio prices with gift prints starting at $150. There is no obligation to purchase, but I just know you will love them and what to display them in your home. This is also your opportunity to pre-purchase the book and share your child’s favourite quote that will accompany their portrait. You can find out more about the products I offer here.

Be a Part of this Project

We would love for your child to be a part of the Kids of Ipswich Project. For more information and to arrange an appointment for your child, please give Amanda a call on 0466 992 134 or use the Contact Form here on the website.