"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.

Through photography Barb explores childhood imagination, play & dreams to capture unique and thoughtful imagery.  Barb offers both private commissions and Limited Edition Prints via the shop.

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

Private Commission

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.

"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."

The time of childhood fantasy through imagination is fleeting, playful, curious and so authentically your child. A moment in time truly worth embracing and capturing.

Together we dream up an idea that can be big, small, dreamy or realistic. The focus is your child/ren however we can take one or two family photographs if requested.    We offer many products to choose from including quality heirloom albums, prints and many other options.

So what's next?

Firstly to book a JinkyArt session or if you have any questions at all please contact Barb's PA, Shelley at  We usually book at least 6 to 12 months in advance so please contact us as soon as possible. If you require the session sooner, contact us, and we will try our best to work with your requirements.

Barb is available for travel and offers options for travel both within Australia and overseas.

Statement 2014 : Animals :  It is really important to Barb that the children and their families have an experience that is as magical as the photographs.   JinkyArt believes that education of, and experience with, animals will create awareness and help promote conservation.  Through a child's eyes and imagination we are able to help spread this important message. In 2013 & 2014 we worked exclusively with zoos and ethical, reputable handlers to photograph the pure joy and wonder that animals bring to children via their daydreams to create a series. If you are after an animal for a session, we recommend farm animals, birds & pets.  Digital artistry is a wonderful skill however Barb does not Photoshop animals into her photographs that were not there at the time of the session.



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Please be aware that for all family, child and portrait sessions, Barb Uil reserves the right to retains 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, publish, scanned and reprinted, or reproduce in any manner or medium. Either from this website, client galleries or from prints

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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.

Website by : - thank you so much to the flosites team!

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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