"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 two styles of photography, JinkyArt and JinkyLife.  Once you have read below, if you would like to go ahead and register your interest in booking in a session, please email us at If you are unsure about which style of session suits you, simply email us with your favourite Jinky photographs and any ideas that you have about your session.

All pricing is in AUD and inclusive of GST.  (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."


Batemans Bay (40km Radius) : $150 (1 hour mini beach or beach house sessions)

Braidwood & Bungendore (20km radius) : $200

Canberra (Standard Session Fee) : $250

Bowral : $350

Sydney : $400 (no further north then Dee Why). Limited Availability.

Out of Area : 2016  : Melbourne area, Brisbane, Perth is also available ($250 session fee).

Out of Area : At times we have planned trips to other areas (see above for any planned trips). Please watch our social media and blog for any planned trips upcoming or contact us.  The session fee is $250. If you are out of the above areas we may be able to travel to you (gather 6 friends to book a session) or we may have plans to be in your area.   If you are after a session just for you, and are willing to pay travel fees please contact us to discuss.

Please note that the session fee does not include any prints, digital files or products. You can purchase those separately after the shoot.  Please email us for full pricing details once you have decided upon the style of shoot that you are after.

JinkyLife bookings do not have a minimum order requirement.  JinkyArt bookings have a minimum order requirement of $2000.

The above session fee does not include any prop fees for JinkyArt bookings  such as animal hire, styling etc. (Can be up anywhere between $50-$700 extra however we will discuss this after your interview).  The session fee is due at the time of booking the session and is not refundable (it is transferable).



JinkyArt :  Personalized Session

A "JinkyArt" session is an individually personalized session and 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 depict your children in a way that can be treasured for years to come.   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, signed prints (starting at $120) and many other options. Please note that when booking a JinkyArt session there is a minimum order requirement of $2000.  See below for examples.




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



JinkyLife : Sweet Family Moments

A JinkyLife session is a relaxed documentry style session that is about capturing sweet family moments. Under the JinkyLife session you can choose to have a documentry style shoot in your home, a relaxed session on the beach or a shoot that has all the feel of a JinkyArt session however without the personal styling. JinkyLife is all about capturing those special family  moments. We offer many products to choose from including quality heirloom albums, prints (starting at $99), digital files and many other options. 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.

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

The JinkyArt team are super proud to support :



For media inquiries please contact us at

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 fill in this form or email us.  Our office hours are M-F  (9-5) Sydney Time however we do shoots 7 days a week.