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Hello! I’m Jacinta Dal Ben, Melbourne photographer, visual storyteller, record keeper and the preserver of legacies. I am the sole photographer, child wrangler and baby whisperer of Jacinta Studios, in Hillside, just 24km north-west of Melbourne. My dream is to capture timeless keepsakes of families, children and newborn babies.
Because life is a journey filled with memories and moments that should be preserved, not just for you but for your children, grandchildren and future generations.
After all, photographs are the legacy we leave behind. Apart from being a juggler of many hats, I’m a wife and mum to 4 fabulous kids.
My brother and I were the first fraternal IVF twins born in Melbourne. So I have a genuine affinity for IVF babies and their parents.
I have a Masters of photography with the AIPP (Australian institue of professional photography) Awarded Nationally and Internationally for my photography. Throughout the years I’ve travelled Nationally and Internationally to teach the art and craft of newborn photography.
So, there you have it! Now you know a little bit about me, I’d love to get to know you! If you’re after a passionate and creative photographer to capture emotive and authentic moments of the people you love then get in contact today. Let me create a beautiful family legacy for you!
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We create beautiful and emotive family legacies for you, your children and your children’s children. What price can you put on eternal keepsakes?
The vision at Jacinta Studios is to create timeless and unique heirloom art pieces for your home.
Because why would you have generic artwork when you can display your favourite people on the wall?
Newborn photography isn’t just about a photograph; it’s about documenting a journey. Those first precious moments with your newborn are priceless. The first steps as you embark on your journey into parenthood. It’s capturing the bond between you and your baby and the look of adoration and sheer joy you feel when holding your newborn baby in your arms. These are the moments in your life that are so fleeting; and I love nothing more than preserving these moments. Your baby’s health and safety are always my priority. As a Melbourne newborn photographer and Melbourne family photographer, I am currently up to date with all vaccinations and all newborn posing is done with the utmost care and handling. I’m also an educator in newborn photography and spent 4 years travelling interstate and overseas teaching budding newborn photographers. So, you can rest easy knowing your precious newborn is in the safest of hands.
Family photos are one of people’s most treasured possessions. As your family grows it’s important to update your photos to document each milestone, each induvial personality and your family’s ever-changing interests. Many of my clients return yearly for an updated family photograph and I love nothing more than producing creative, personalised and unique artwork for display throughout their home. Family sessions will reflect your family. Is your family a fun and energetic bunch or a quiet and reserved group of people? Whatever your family’s personality is, I’ll work with you to design the perfect portrait of your family and advise you on location choices, wardrobe and styling. Importantly, I understand each family is different and made up of many dynamics and differing personalities. For instance, many children on the spectrum are uncomfortable in front of a camera and this can be daunting for both parents and children. However, over the years I’ve successfully photographed many kids on the spectrum, and I understand their challenges. All that’s needed is a little creative thinking on my behalf to find a connection with your child and we will achieve beautiful family photographs for your home.
Becoming a mother is truly wonderful, as a Melbourne maternity photographer, It is my goal to document that first step before your newborn arrives, the true beauty of pregnancy. You may think you don’t look your best during your pregnancy, but forget about the things that make you feel self-conscious just for one moment, think about the love, the excitement that there is a human growing inside you! How wonderful it will be to show your child these memories in years to come, just remember this is a moment in time you will not be able to re-create.
Who doesn’t love this age! 6-12mths is where you little one laughs at their own giggles, copies your expressions, plays with their toes, lays on their belly and pretends to fly, not to mention the bum shuffle! 6-12mth olds are the cutest!! As a Melbourne baby photographer this is where I LOVE to capture those twinkling eyes, dropped bottom lip, rosy cheeks from teeth starting to pop through, and the dance moves these little treasures groove too when we sing “wheels on the bus go round and round!” Baby sessions run for approx. 1-1.5 hours and we will schedule our session around your little ones sleep times so we make sure we capture them at their happiest time of day. The best age to photograph babies is between 6-9mths, older enough to sit on their own but not yet on the move.
As much as I love newborn photography, I also have a passion for creating unique and timeless fine-art portraiture. These portraits are stunning pieces of artwork lovingly designed and crafted by me especially for my clients. It could be a stunning portrait to commemorate your daughter turning 18 or a styled shoot for three generations of women. Whatever your request, I will work in collaboration with you to create the perfect, fine art piece for your home. All fine art portraits are created in Jacinta Studios and the sessions focus on poise, expression and conveying the emotion of each subject. I’m quite famous for whipping-up something creative on the spur of the moment so be prepared for a surprise! If the outdoors is more your style, I have a treasure trove of fabulous outdoor locations perfect for your portrait session and will collaborate with you to capture the perfect portrait. All portrait sessions last approximately 1-2 hours. If you’d like to chat further about booking in for a portrait shoot, please drop me an email.
You know you need them…. Photos of you looking confident, strong, fun, energetic, passionate, glamorous, intelligent, what ever it may be, as a Melbourne personal branding photographer that is what I am here for! Now I know your nervous, trust me I am the first to say I am not confident in front of the lens! Yet our audience craves to connect with us on a deeper level, we all know we engage more when we share ourselves to our audience. I am here to make you feel comfortable and confident in front of the lens! Personal branding can be used on multiple platforms, starting from your email signature, your website, your documents, speaking engagements, books, social media, the list goes on! What are you waiting for, bite the bullet and lets get cracking on creating all your content to help your business sore!
Jacinta is the ultimate professional and an amazing photographer. We are over the moon with our family photos. Jacinta’s creations are unique and second to none. Absolutely amazing!!!.
I am so lost for words and cannot thank you enough for capturing these beautiful images of our precious little angels. Your patience and experience truly exceeded my expectations. You are a wonderful person and a amazing photographer. X
Jacinta’s work is stunning. She is very professional, great with kids and extremely patient. Our photos turned out amazing. We’re very lucky to have been photographed by her. Thanks again, Jacinta