Capturing beautiful memories


Hey there! Below you will find out a little more about the various shoots I do - Weddings, Families, Baby Bumps & Blossom Studio.

As a people person I want your photo shoot to be fun. It's not a stressful thing and I can assure you I work quickly (especially with children) yet at times, we do slow down to capture candid moments I can see happening. I provide a nice balance of guidance so you have feedback about what I'm capturing and looking to shoot - gentle guidance I prefer to call it.

Chat to me about what you have planned, whether it's your wedding day, a new chapter such as a new baby on the way (or already here!), your beautiful family, a celebration of sorts- family reunions, big birthday celebrations (such as 50th's, 80th's or even 100th birthdays, and so on. 

I look forward to meeting you & getting to know you! 

Carly x

Carly Mangan (previoulsy Hack) is a wedding and family photographer located in the Adelaide area. 

Based in out of her office in Brighton, South Australia, Carly is available for photo shoots all over South Australia.  

Areas include along the coast Semaphore/Grange, Glenelg, Somerton Park, Brighton, Hallet Cove, Port Elliot and Goolwa and Adelaide Hills areas (just to name a few).  


Weddings are one of my favourite events to capture. Every celebration is different and I have been so fortunate over the past 15 years to have captured genuinely wonderful couples and their families.

Here are some points I believe to be important when looking for a wedding photographer...

Calmness - getting married is a big project (no matter how much you try to down play it! I know you want the best!). So I like to provide all of my wedding clients with a cool, calm and collected nature on the day, so you can get on with enjoying it without having to worry about a crazy photographer! I work like a ninja as much as possible to capture all of the beautiful moments and provide guidance on action and movement when needed so you are getting regular feedback. Most importantly I want you to absolutely LOVE your day! 

Communication -  it's important we are all on the same page. I always meet up with my clients pre-wedding so we chat about the schedule, what's important to them, plan priority locations around weather, lighting & shot ideas so the photo shoot is a truly awesome experience. I work with you on the timing so you can enjoy your party and the whole day isn't completely about the photography but rather, seamlessly integrated into it.

Smaller Weddings (time and people) I specialise in offering clients smaller hours of photography that suit their schedules, budget and group size - from 3 to 6 hours (more can be added). You still get the same quality photography in less time, without the big spend.

Photo Memories - All clients are provided with a wonderful range of images that capture their day beautifully. You'd be surprised at how quickly I work and plan my photo shoots so I keep the shoot moving but also giving you a wonderful range of photos. 

My Wedding Photo Shoots come with a USB of high res jpeg images beautifully edited images in a mix colour and black & white. Prices start from $1,450 for 3 hours and 200-300 images on USB up to $2,100 for 6 hours for 600+ images .

Don't forget to grab my Wedding Day Photography Planner Freebie here

I also cater for small weddings.

Chat to me about your wedding day & how I can help put your mind at ease!

Drop me a line if you would like me to send you an online wedding of a similar location to yours.

Baby Bump/Maternity Photo Sessions

Capturing your baby bump is such a fun photo shoot! The last time you will be as just a couple (or with one less child!). I love the sweetness between couples in this time when the world is a completely rosie place! 

Again, photographing outdoors provides the best backdrop and I work with my clients to decide on the best time of day for the most beautiful light. Anytime of the year is good, especially in Adelaide with a lot of sunny days here. 

Photo shoots start at $130 and a double photo shoot with gorgeous keepsake photos and photo books can be included as a double collection. 

Family Photography – Adelaide

Capturing families in the outdoors is always a relaxing experience and results in more candid and fun images. Children can come and go within the scene and I've found it to be a much less stressful experience for parents as they can enjoy the shoot.

I work quickly and try to do all family shoots in less than 45 minutes as most children are ready to go play within that time frame. We take breaks when needed to refresh the kids if required. 

Small Family photo shoots start at $130 for a group of 5 and products start at $250. I will consult with you to find a location that suits your unique style and tastes. Each session is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

Larger Family Photoshoots (6-15 persons) are $190. 

Blossom Studio

Blossom Studio is a simply gorgeous location for your photo session -whether it's with your family, your loved one or just the children, it's worth it. As one of my favourite places to shoot, it is a unique location that you will treasure the photos forever. 

It is my vision to capture your family in a beautiful, relaxed way making the most of this wonderful location. 

Blossom Studio has traditionally been run once a year - capturing families during the very short time it is around, however I have an additional location which is in bloom around the start of September. Thus the first bloom is around the middle to end of July or early August - depending on the winter season and then of course the weather once it is here (the wind can simply blow it away!) and the second location is around a month later.  

Bookings or enquiries can taken any time from the start of the year and when the blossom begins to appear photo sessions are booked in. Gift vouchers are also available.

Small Business Photography

Whether you are after a business head shot photo or something a little more like personal branding photo shoot session where we capture the essence of you for your small business - I can help. 

Professional Head shot photos are one of my favourite shoots to do and I love working with people on their photos for use such as Linked In, Facebook, business websites or email signtatures. I have worked with businesses such as The Commonwealth Bank, Flight Centre, More Space for Light and other beautiful small businesses. These include - Christina Wilkie Coaching, Danni from Divine Natural Health

A 20-45 minute Headshot photo shoot for one person is $130 and includes 3 images. 

A 3.5-4 hour Personal Branding Photoshoot is $550 and includes a suite of images for social media/website use.

Message me for the full details.

Carly Mangan (previoulsy Hack) is a wedding and family photographer located in the Adelaide area. 

Based in out of her office in Brighton, South Australia, Carly is available for photo shoots all over South Australia.  

Areas include along the coast Semaphore/Grange, Glenelg, Somerton Park, Brighton, Hallet Cove, Port Elliot and Goolwa and Adelaide Hills areas (just to name a few).  

Scruffies Pet Competition Winner – Deb and Nim – Family Photography

421-16-scruffies-winner-deb-nim-1421-16-scruffies-winner-deb-nim-2Earlier this year I ran a competition with Scruffies Pet Food store at Glenelg South. Deb was the lucky winner of first prize – a photo shoot with her family and beloved pet dog, Nim. She was so excited and appreciative, which truly made my heart melt. We hit the park at Marion, where there was a mix of blossom and gorgeous natural surroundings, not to mention an amazing evening of weather. Her two sons, Ryan and Daniel joined us along with the star of the show – Nim!
Nim was so well behaved and with a little bribery of fritz she did all that we asked! It was a pleasure capturing Deb and her family, and also working with the gang at Scruffies Pet food. They make the best dog food (so my Archie tells me!).