Before Your Session
I am typically booked several weeks in advance, so it is important to call early to reserve a date. I do however allow room in my schedule to accommodate newborns, as the best time to photograph them is between 7-10 days. All sessions begin with a pre-session consultation over the phone, to discuss your requirements. I want to create lasting memories for you. Once we have agreed on a session date I shall send you out some more detailed information for you to peruse and forms to be completed and returned with your session fee within 7 days to secure your booking. Once the phone conversation has been conducted, please note that you can ring me as many times as you like to discuss any creative ideas you may have spontaneously have thought of and want to discuss.
During Your Session
Your portrait session will last for between one and two hours, but rest assured I will take all the time necessary to capture the true spirit of your family.. I love to treat the session like a play date and encourage children to do what they love, to run, to dance, to sing or blow bubbles and quite simply to be themselves. Whilst some images may be posed, they are not forced. For the grown ups I am just as relaxed but I will offer you gentle direction and tips to help you relax and look your best. The unexpected can happen, and often will, and being open to these spontaneous changes can bring beautiful, warm and natural images.
You may have a lot of options when it comes to clothing. If you prefer a classic look, choose something simple, without busy patterns or logos. Let’s not distract from the essence of the portraits, your family. Jeans work really well as you can dress them up or down. Bare feet always look perfect and babies look best in their own skin, or just wrapped in a blanket. But please…….don’t be afraid to have fun. For a more modern look bring a few fresh and funky items too……show personality! Tights, hats, jackets, gumboots, singlets, beanies, scarves all make for wonderful accessories. If in doubt, bring several outfits and I will help you choose what will work best.
After Your Session
After the session, approximately 30 images are selected and handcrafted to be artistically edited and presented to you within two weeks. I will contact you via email to give you your password so that you can access your sessions images. You will have 48hrs to view your gallery (at a time that is suitable for you). You may have your gallery republished for an additional 48hrs for $35.
Session Fee Includes
- Photographer’s time and talent
- Immediate family members only up to 4 people. Additional people in the same family are $40 extra per person
- Custom hand editing of your ordered images
- Password protected online proofing gallery
- Gallery includes a minimum of 30 images from your session