Click the link below to purchase and you will be emailed your e-voucher – if you would like a physical voucher then please let us know (we can't guarantee this will arrive before May 14 though!)
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS TAKE?
These sessions are just 30 minutes (the sweet spot for toddler and teenage attention spans), but allow up to an hour all together. This gives us enough time to capture all this gorgeous details of you and your family connecting and having fun, usually running or walking along the shoreline and maybe playing in the sand dunes. It also means that other families will get the chance to bask in the glorious golden light before the sun goes down! Aim to arrive 15 minutes before your time slot so no one feels too rushed or stressed should you get stuck in traffic!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You want to look your best but it's also important that you and your family are comfortable in whatever outfits you choose. Try to make sure that everyone's clothes work together and that the colours complement each other (that doesn't mean the entire family in white shirt and jeans!!) Neutrals (like whites, creams, beiges) with perhaps a pop of one colour or tone work well. Try not to overthink it – dress the kids in anything that you love them in and wear something that you know you won't look back and cringe at! Stick to subtle patterns and ideally keep it to just one family member (soft florals for instance rather than a bold check). Textures look great in photos so in summer, floaty dresses for girls and linen shirts for boys, in winter think layers and knits. I usually say get mum sorted first and work everyone else's outfits around yours!
WHAT'S THE BEST LOCATION FOR A SHOOT?
The ideal location is somewhere that holds special meaning to you and your family. In my experience, photographing children outdoors where they can play and run around is the best way to capture their unique personality. Your home can also be a great choice, particularly for babies, where you will feel comfortable surrounded by familiar things that you love. I am also happy to recommend location spots and advise on the best times according to sunrise and sunset.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE SHOOT?
A change of clothes for everyone but particularly young children is a good idea. Also, if your kids have a favourite toy they can't be without (and you don't mind being in the photos!) then bring that too. You are welcome to bring bikes, scooters, balls or anything that you feel reflects your family's personality – but letting children use their imaginations often make for the best photographs. Don't forget water/milk/snacks and obviously nappy changing essentials if you need them.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
I obsessively keep an eye on the weather (one of the perks of the job!) and if the radar looks really unforgiving I will be in touch to reschedule. However, the shorter nature of these sessions usually means that we can wait for the rain to pass - but don't worry, the weather is for me to stress about and rest assured I will let you know in plenty of time if we need a back-up plan.
WHEN WILL MY PHOTOGRAPHS BE READY?
Within two weeks of our photo shoot, you will receive access to your private online gallery of carefully selected images. Prints are ready two to three weeks after ordering. Albums and other custom items can take up to six weeks.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY SESSION FEE?
Your $250 session fee covers your photoshoot, style consultation, design session and professional editing of your beautiful images. It does not include prints or digitals however you do receive $100 print credit to put towards these after you have received your gallery. Prices start at $95 and wall art starts at $175. Just to give you an idea, some of my clients spend $200 and some spend $2000 - if you love your images then you are welcome to purchase them, but only once you have seen them and there is no hard sell here!!
**Mother's Day session fee is now $175 but still includes $100 print credit**