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Zanzo is helping to raise $20,000 for Make-A-Wish Australia

During the month of July 2019, we are looking for Mothers and Children to be photographed for an upcoming national book called  “A MOTHER AND HER CHILDREN… A Loving Bond”.  To be part of this exciting initiative, simply fill in the form below and we'll be in touch asap to book you in!  Your $51 participation fee will be forwarded to Make-A-Wish Australia, to help raise our target of $20,000.

So often we hear the stories in our community about children lives being unfairly cut short. Through various illnesses, often their quality of life is reduced to a point hard for most of us to imagine. What can we possibly do to help? Well, we do try our best through our photography to bring smiles to peoples faces BUT this year,  Zanzo has also joined forces with other leading photographers across the nation to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Australia who make some kids dreams come true!


You must register by July 31st to be part of this project

 (the photoshoot can take place anytime between now and the end of September 2019 but sessions WILL book out again) 

Last year we had such a great response to this project the sessions BOOKED OUT in the first few weeks so get in quick!

Over 50 Tasmanian families in 2018 helped towards raising $31,000 for Make a Wish Australia. 

For your $51 participation fee, you will receive a fun and relaxed studio photography session with Master Photographer Dean Mansbridge, and your image included in the “A MOTHER AND HER CHILDREN… A Loving Bond” book.  You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional prints or some stunning wall-art if you wish.

Here is what some of the mums from last years project had to say


Felicity Griggs

"Last year I took part in the Mother and Children’s portrait project with the Zanzo team. Dean is the most incredible photographer - particularly with children; he has them at ease and enjoying the experience within minutes of walking through the door, which allows him to capture their true personalities! I am a big believer in making memories, but just as importantly, being a part of the memories! Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, and heaven forbid something ever happened to me - I want my children to be able to remember me as clearly as anything else! So go on, make some beautiful memories with your kids, that your family can keep forever! I promise you won’t regret it!"


Trish May

"Big thank you to Dean and the gang at Zanzo. We were fortunate enough to participate in the National Family Portrait Month last year. Such a wonderful cause. Hubby was included and we ended up with the most amazing pictures, a true keepsake. We had our favourite turned into a canvas and also had a Designer album with all our favourites, as there were so many to choose from! We have had so many comments from friends and family. Thank you to whole Zanzo Team for helping to create not only beautiful pictures for us to treasure, but also, fun memories of the shoot and for capturing such special moments."


Kelly Smith

"Love being part of the project. It was a very relaxed and fun experience. When we were presented all of our images I had to wriggle my toes several times to stop tears!! ALL the staff was an absolute joy. Everyone is super nice and extremely friendly and helpful! If you have any doubts, just do it. You won't regret it."



What is National Family Portrait Month? National Family Portrait Month is in the month of July 2019 and is a national fundraising effort to help raise over $20,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation Australia.

What is in it for the customer? In addition to helping raise much needed funds for Make-A-Wish, and have a series of priceless portraits made, you will also have the opportunity to purchase photographs from their photography session.

What month is it held? Annually, during July, for a $51 participation fee, all of which will be forwarded to Make-A-Wish Foundation Australia, mothers and their children have a great opportunity of having a professional portraits taken with 1 image being selected to appear in an inspirational book, called “A Mother and her children.. A Loving Bond.”

Who are the photographers? Photographers around Australia have come together by making a their own donation to help raise funds for the charity, and are also donating their time and talent for the cause.

Can I have all the family photographed?  Absolutely! We will be happy to photograph the whole family at no extra cost, if you would like to take full advantage of the photography session.

Can I purchase photographs? Yes, of course we will give you the opportunity to purchase photographs. At your planning appointment (before the actual photography session) we'll discuss all of our products and pricing with you to figure out what might suit you best. We’ll also get to find out more about you so we can make the BEST photos possible for you.

Will my photograph be in the book? Yes all those who pay their participation fee and are photographed, will be in the book.

Do I get to choose the photograph for the book? Our graphic designer will choose all the photographs in the book to ensure that the design is balanced. They will endeavour to chose from the favourites you select at your slideshow viewing.

When will the book be published? There will be a separate special edition book produced for each state represented. We hope to have the books published before the end of the year.

How much will the book cost? The price of the book will depend on total number of books ordered, but will be around $85.

Where can I buy the book? The book may be purchased online, or from participating photographers. Check out last years book HERE.


More information about the project can be found on the National Family Portrait Month website.

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Last year over 50 Tassie families helped National Family Portrait month raise $31,058 for Make-A-Wish Australia.

Here are some of the images that Zanzo created for National Family Portrait Month in 2018 and 2017.


Anna Rooke

"Don't think, just get the photos done - you can't capture those moments again and you'll treasure them. Also you and the kids will have a great time in the process. There is a reason that we all look so happy in the photos"


Eris Gino

"Dean has a wonderful ability to tap into each family's uniqueness. He is especially good at relating to kids and so the end products are really natural. Our prints are absolutely beautiful. Incredible quality! Highly recommend the experience."