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Family Photo Sessions

Let’s talk Family Photo Sessions! My family photo albums have always been something I’ve treasured. However, we didn’t have a single professional family photo shoot when I was growing up. In my family albums, every single beautiful photo I have was taken in a candid moment by one of us. This is *almost* ideal when I think about how I want to remember my family and life’s moments through photos. The only thing lacking is more photos of all of us having fun together.

My love for these captured moments has shaped the way I photograph families. I believe that happy smiles are always better when they’re plastered on the faces of people actually having fun! When I photograph your family, my aim is to capture all the little quirks and expressions and relationships within it that make it unique.

Do we have to pose?

We’ll always try to get that one photo where everyone smiles at the camera. It might be perfect or imperfect, but I don’t really aim to capture perfect. I think what will become important to you and your kids in 20 years are images from your family photo sessions that visually show the connections between you all. Giggly laughs, a smile that means trouble, a tiny little hand holding your finger. Things that change and disappear as kids grow but can exist in photos forever. I want to capture connection and warmth, fun and play. Things like searching for crabs in rock pools, building sandcastles and stomping in puddles. Moments where your kids run to each other for a big squishy hug (or to tackle each other to the ground)!

If this sounds like the type of family photo session that you think would best preserve your family memories, get in touch! Scroll down to see more information on my session costs.

 

Session Fees are for afternoon sunset sessions and include an hour on location with up to 6 people anywhere from Glass House Mountains to Mooloolaba.

This fee does not include any images, please see below for further info on image prices.

 

To book a date and time for your family photos, a SESSION FEE must be paid. This is payment for my time at the session itself, post processing of your images and an online viewing gallery of the images for you to purchase your chosen images from. It 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 an additional fee.

 

WEEKDAY (Mon-Fri) SESSION FEE: $220

WEEKEND (Sat-Sun) SESSION FEE: $330

 

Extended Family Upgrade Fee for 6-20 people: $110 (additional to your weekend or weekday session fee) Over 20 people will incur additional fees!

 

2-3 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 that are created in a professional print lab as an add on to your digital package, to adorn your walls and hall tables!

 

Digital images are priced as below!

 

Single Digital Images: $55/each

25 Digital Images: $550

50 Digital Images: $770

100 Digital Images: $880

Digital Full Gallery (150+): $1100

 

 

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 your shoot! Or even book a shoot just for you and your dog - I'm 100% down with that!

 

 

HOT TIPS TO MAKE FAMILY PHOTOS WITH KIDS FUN + EASY

  • 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!
  • Bring snacks! The best time of day for photos is not always the best time for day for kids - but avoiding hangry kids makes this a little less stressful. Preferably delicious stuff that won't stain/mark hands and clothes.
  • If you are including your beautiful furry family member and they don't have excellent recall, bring an extra set of hands to hold the lead and take them for a walk between their glam shots so you aren't stressed about them!
  • Let me know in advance if you have anyone with extra or different needs, I want to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible and if there is something I can do personally when speaking to/directing or just hanging out with your child or family member to facilitate a smoother shoot I would love to know!
  • Most of all, let go of any specific expectations and try to enjoy every one of those 60 minutes that we spend capturing memories however it plays out!

 

EMMA NAYLER

Sunshine Coast Family + Pet Photographer

Sunshine Coast Family Photos Family photo sessions

Emma Nayler

 

Sunshine COast Wedding + FAMILY Photographer