Family photo sessions with me aren’t all about matching outfits and everyone beaming at the camera simultaneously. Sure, we aim to get that one perfect snap so Nana can frame it and put it in her display cabinet with pride of place, but for the rest of the time we’re shooting, I want to capture your family and all the little quirks and expressions and relationships within it that make it unique.
Kids generally don't love being taken to the beach and told to stand still and smile, so I encourage play and fun so they can warm up to me and my camera before we start asking too much of them. I strongly suggest that you just play and engage with them as much as possible, if i need you to be more still or to do something specific for a photo I will always ask, but the best photos come from just being yourselves, acting like you would at home on the couch or in the backyard and trying to forget I'm there as much as you can!
I think what will become important to you and your kids in 20 years’ time will be those little moments where you can visually see the connections between you all. That roaring laugh, the smile that means trouble, a tiny little hand holding your own, they’re all memories that mean something and will for years to come. I want to capture fun and play, searching for crabs in rock pools, building
sandcastles and stomping in puddles or running to each other for a big squishy hug.
If this sounds like the type of session that you think would best preserve your family memories, get in touch; my session pricing can be found below!
To book a date and time for your family session, a SESSION FEE must be paid. This is payment for the session itself, and is non-refundable in the event of cancellation but can be transferred to another date/time within 3 months of the original date booked. You can upgrade your session to include your extended family for additional fees.
WEEKDAY (Mon-Fri) SESSION FEE: $220
WEEKEND (Sat-Sun) SESSION FEE: $330
Extended Family Upgrade Fee: $110 (additional to your session fee)
Two to three weeks after the session you will be emailed an online viewing gallery of all the edited images from your session, where you can then choose and purchase your digital copies of your favourite images and buy prints if you wish. I offer a variety of beautiful printed products to adorn your walls and coffee tables, and strongly encourage you to print your images!
These are the most popular options buying digital images.
25 Digital Images: $330
50 Digital Images: $550
All Digital Images (100+): $880
My portrait sessions take place outdoors whenever possible, and I always recommend that the last hour of light before sunset is the best time of day for your session to take place in order to get the natural lighting and look of the images that I produce!
PLEASE bring the whole family; pets are always warmly welcomed along to along to your shoot! Or even book a shoot just for you and your dog - I'm 100% down with that!
I know many amazing newborn/maternity photographers - this is not my specialty but I can highly recommend some who are outstanding in this field!