It’s time to let go of the “perfect” family session you have in your head & embrace the chaos that is family. Children are loud, they’re wild & they don’t want to sit still so let’s roll with that & have a bit of fun. Yes, I will reign it in & get you all sitting together for that perfect, everyone looking at the camera shot but that’s not the sole focus of my sessions. I want all of the personalities and all of the quirks that make your family who they are to shine. I’ll capture all of the little details..the chubby fingers & toes & the bouncy curls. All of the things that are gone in a blink of an eye.
You’ll miss all that craziness believe me!
So let’s have a chat about your favourite places to hang & the things you like to do as a family & incorporate these into your sessions, let’s make this photo session as unique as you are!
We live in an age where the digital photo is easily accessible, no longer do we have to wait a week for our roll of film photos to come back to us but this isn’t necessarily a good thing.
How often do you look at the 1000’s of photos on your phone?
Do you have past photo sessions hidden in your drawer on USB drives?
I believe there is more value in printing your family photos & displaying them on your wall or in an album. You’ll wander past each day or look at them just before you turn out the light at night & you have something to pass down to your children as well.
Sitting in front of the computer scrolling through digital photos just doesn’t have the same effect as a physical album in your hand that you can flick through with the kids.
I have structured my pricing to make it easier for you to get. those. photos. printed.
I know that life gets busy especially when we’re juggling kids, work & all the things that come with that. I’m guilty of putting jobs like getting photos printed to the bottom of the pile & before you know years have passed & you still haven’t printed any photos.
Here’s where I can help…
I have a range of printed products you can choose from & if you have a space in your home & aren’t sure what to do I’m more than happy to come to your home & help you choose the best products for you.
I can also do custom sizes as well if you’re wanting something a bit different to what I have on offer here.
Photos were meant for print
They’re meant to be viewed big
So let’s do this.
Due at time of booking to secure your spot
These prices are additional to the sitting fee
Each printed image comes with the matching digital file
Custom sizes available
Each printed image comes with it’s matching file
These prints are a versatile choice for those not 100% on how they’d like to present their images. They can be kept safe in their gorgeous box to be passed on through the generations, framed or you can display them on shelves with display holders.
Each printed image comes with the matching digital file
Time is a thief & your family are only going to get older & bigger by the second. Don’t wait for that elusive time where you have shed 20 kilos or when your children are “well behaved”. You want to capture your family now & every year from now because believe me your going to want to hold onto all those little moments, those little hands & those crazy personalities because soon enough they’ll be heading off to high school & hiding in their rooms. And your children are going to want you in the photos when they’re older, they love you for who you are & they don’t see all the imperfections we’re so good at picking out on ourselves. Exist in your families photos.
In terms of the time of the year…for me autumn is hands down the prettiest time of the year. It’s not too hot, the sun sets earlier & lets not forget all the pretty colours from the trees! But all the other seasons have their perks too, summer has splashing about at the beach, spring has lovely flowers & winter, well winter can be beautiful too when its not raining!
I totally get why you would want a shorter session but theres a few reasons for why I suggest about an hour for a shoot…
A lot of the time I am meeting you & your family for the first time. It can take a little while for young kids to warm up to me enough that I can capture genuine photos of them. I like to spend a little time asking them a few questions & mucking around with them before I start the session properly so that they know I’m not some scary lady with a huge camera.
Also, my sessions are not an hour of sitting still looking at the camera. In order to get natural, playful shots of your family I need you to MOVE..I do this with little games, walking around & sometimes I’ll even let kids have a bit of unstructured play time if we’re somewhere cool & they want to explore. Don’t think of this as a photo session but rather an hour where you can hang out with the kids, interact with them like you would any old day, just generally show them some love and connection. I will help with this if it feels a bit weird at first…
If you’ve seen my work you will know that I love the mess & chaos of family life. I do not ask you to tidy up everything beforehand, I feel like it’s nice to have this memento of how crazy this time was…all too soon you’ll have a quiet, tidy home & I’ll bet you’ll miss these times. In saying that, I also utilise windows, & usually just ask that a big bed is made up nicely & we can have big family cuddles on the bed. If you have a backyard & it’s fine I’ll usually get you outside mucking about as well. I think it’s great to have memories of not only the family but of the houses we lived in as well, especially if you move a bit in the future.
It can be a bit of a headache to think about what the whole family will wear for a photoshoot. I have a guide that I’ve written to help you a little here, the biggest thing is to wear what makes you feel fabulous but is also comfortable. If your a jeans & tees kind of fam then go with that, not everyone has to wear beautiful, frilly dresses (although they do look amaze). At the end of the day you should look like yourselves in the photos & not like you’re pretending to be something you ain’t.
I’m totally up for shooting in all kinds of weather, a moody sky can add so much drama to a session. However, I know with kids that can be tricky…the last thing we want are cold, windblown children. I’m happy to reschedule our session until a fine day & will be in contact a day or two before our session to discuss this if the forecast is looking terrible.
If your ready, lets get chatting about capturing your beautiful family, please fill out my contact form & you can expect a message back to me within a few hours. I can't wait to chat with you!Get in touch
“Thankyou so much for the beautiful photos, an absolute treasure to have. I'm so happy we did it, despite the challenges doing anything with a newborn & a preschooler presents! I just love your work & will continue to recommend you to everyone, as well as calling on you again in the future!”Shannon & Paul