"Barb Uil has become one of the most sought after portrait

photographers in Australia, and its not hard to see why"

~ Better Photography Magazine Australia.

Thank you for your interest in booking a session with Barb Uil.

Barb has three styles of photography. JinkyArt, JinkyLife and JinkyBaby.

Once you have read below, if you would like to go ahead and register your interest in booking in a session, please fill in this form. Once the form has been filled in we will be in contact to discuss your booking request.

Out of area Sessions (both nationally and internationally) :  If Barb is coming to your area and is advertising sessions there will be no travel fee added. However, if you wish Barb and her assistant to travel to you for your shoot please be advised that travel expenses will be charged on top of the session fee.   Or you can organize 6 or more people in your local area to book in a session with Barb and we will waive the travel costs. Please note this is only available if you book a JinkyArt or JinkyLife session.

Below are the three styles of sessions to choose from, with example images below each.

All pricing is in AUD and inclusive of GST.  Below are the details of the Private Commission booking fee and what is included.  (Please note this pricing is for private usage only - please contact us if you require additional usage).

"Her photos make for a walk down a vivid memory lane. Full and alive with color, the photographs evoke echoes of innocent laughter, the feel of hushed breeze, and the soothing, calming warmth of the sun. Not to mention, a tinge of nostalgia for the good old days of childhood." ~ Digital Photographer Magazine Asia Pacific."



JinkyArt:  A JinkyArt session is Barb's signature work. A JinkyArt session is a collaboration of ideas aimed at creating a unique experience just for your child or children and in celebration of the wonders of their imagination and interests. We aim at delivering a once in a life time collection of photographs that depicts your children in a way that can be treasured for years to come.  This can be a shoot for a singular child, siblings or in celebration of a relationship such as mother and daughter.  Private commission fee is $2700  and includes a beautiful 12x12 keepsake album filled with up to 20 10x7 photographs from the session gallery.  $1200 is due at the time of booking, with the remainder due one week prior to your session date. Some prop hire/cost is included in the commission fee however if you request anything beyond this, we will discuss this prior to the session. We can also discuss the use of a stylist and other options if desired.  After the session you are able to choose to purchase prints, canvas, collections and digital files.    Print prices begin at $160 for an 8x10" Signed, matted and mounted print.  See below for examples.





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JinkyLife: JinkyLife is all about documenting your family naturally, as you are today. Be it in your home, your holiday house, or a favourite location.  Capturing your family life is just as important as photographing your wedding, and for this reason Barb will spend up to 4-6 hours with you, documenting all the wonderful moments in your life.  From newborns to families with teens. Private commission fee is $2700  and includes a gorgeous Coffee Table album filled with all the photographs from your session gallery. You can expect to view 50-100 photographs in your gallery with a mix of documentary and portrait photographs. A true collection to treasure for years to come.  $1200 is due at the time of booking, with the remainder due one week prior to your session date.  After the session you are able to choose to purchase prints, canvas, collections and digital files.   Print prices begin at $160 for an 8x10" Signed, matted and mounted print.   See below for examples or view this example on our blog.






"It's a truly rare talent, Barb Uil captures pure essence of baby..."- Practical Parenting Magazine Australia

JinkyBaby: JinkyBaby is for families and babies - a sweet innocent collection of portraits taken in our home Studio or the local area in which Barb resides (a small town, 45 minutes outside of Canberra in NSW). This session is specifically for local residents or those travelling into the area who are after a quick session with sweet and simple portraits.  Barb will spend up to 1  hour with your baby or family.  Private commission fee is $200 on a weekend, and $150 on a weekday and this is due at the time of  booking.   You can expect to view upward of 30 photographs in your session gallery.   The booking fee does not include any prints,  products or digital files however after the session you are able to choose to purchase prints, albums, canvas, collections and high resolution files.   Print prices start at $120 for an 8x10" matted and mounted Print. There is no minimum spend requirement. As this local area can get cold in winter months,  Barb offers studio shoots all year round, however outdoor sessions are only available from October 1 to April 15 (during the spring/summer months). See below for examples.




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Please be aware that for all family, child and portrait sessions, Barb Uil reserves the right to retain copyright unless otherwise previously discussed. It is a requirement that prior to the session, a copyright release form be signed and/or approved by the parent or guardian.

An unfortunate reminder - It is illegal and considered shoplifting if photographs are reprinted, published, scanned and reprinted, or reproduced in any manner or medium either from this website, client galleries or from prints.




Thank you very much for dropping by!

My heart for photography sits in capturing childhood imagination and the beautiful way that a child's daydream can take us on a fantastic journey.

I won’t prattle on, because more than any stories, reasons, acclaims or accolades, I would really love for my work to speak for itself.

Thanks again for visiting.

xoxoxo ~ Barb Uil.




Barb Uil : Photographer.

Simon Uil : Art Director & love of my life.

Shelley Bennett : Personal Assistant, super dupa prop finder and amazing friend!

My inspiration: Talia, Penny, Ede & Archer.

Many thanks to all the wonderful folk who have had a part in JinkyArt - be it creatively or personally - we adore you.

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2015 : Capture Magazine : Full page and interviewed for  article. {View}
2014 : Mozi Magazine : Q&A With Barb Uil : Feature Profile.
2013 : Portrait Photography Magazine China : Cover {View} & Profile Interview{View}.
2013 : International Industry voted [F] Award : Best Family & Child Photographer
2013 : Capture Magazine Australia : Cover {View}, full page within article.
2012 : Capture Magazine Australia : interviewed for article.
2011 : Digital Photographer Magazine Asia Pacific Region : One on One with Barb Uil {View}
2010 : Professional Photographer Magazine America : High Jinks : April 2010 {View}
2010 : The Canberra Times : 5 questions : January 2010
2009 : Shop4Kids Magazine Australia : Road Test Article : JinkyArt Photoshoot
2009 : Practical Parenting Magazine Australia : January : Cover {View}
2009 : Essential Baby - Sydney Morning Herald : Business In Profile.
2008 : October : Practical Parenting Magazine Australia : Cover {View}
2008 : September : Practical Parenting Magazine Australia : Cover {View}
2008 : August : Practical Parenting Magazine Australia : Cover {View}
2008 : Practical Parenting Magazine Australia : Covers x 2 months :
2008 : Practical Parenting Magazine Australia : Portraits Guide Article.
2008 : Better Photography Magazine Australia : Profile : The Portrait Photography of Barb Uil. {View}
2007 : Junior Magazine Australia : Cover {View}
2007 : Family Circle Magazine Australia : Profile : The Way We Are
2005 : Shutterbug Magazine America : 2005 : Article : Photographers whos blog.
2005 : Sydney Morning Herald : Article : Top Blogs of the World
2005 : The Melbourne Age : Article Mention


“Barb Uil has become one of the most sought after portrait photographers in Australia and its not hard to see why”

Australian Better
Photography Magazine

To contact us please email We are open Monday – Friday, Sydney Time. 9am-5pm.

For private portrait commissions of babies, children or families simply call: 0400 388 974 ( int 61400388974 ). Our hours are M-F  (9-5) Sydney Time. Or please email