Sky above, sand below,
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
~ location; beach, forest or your own backyard! ~
My approach to family photography is natural & relaxed, with a focus on capturing genuine connection & love. My aim is to tell your unique family story through beautiful imagery for you to cherish & look back on as your children grow. A moment in time, just as you are now, captured forever.
Although I will always aim to get at least one traditional "looking at the camera" shot - this is not my preferred way of shooting. In actual fact, I urge you not to look at my camera, but instead will encourage you to use the time to interact with eachother & just enjoy this time spent with one another away from life's daily pressures. I believe that this will enable me to capture magical, 'candid-style' portraits that will best represent you as a family & tell stories that are unique to you. But don't worry if you are feeling apprehensive about being 'in front of the camera', I will be there to guide you with prompts throughout the session so you & your family are not left feeling awkward or uncomfortable at all. At the same time, I allow you the space to put your own spin on it. I have no expectations on children to behave a certain way during our session. I find it best to give them time to explore, be themselves & have fun- this is where I believe some of the most magical photographs are made.
Beach sessions are scheduled at either sunrise or one hour before sunset, as this is when the light is most optimal for creating beautiful photographs without harsh shadows.
Alternatively, for a backyard garden session we can be more flexible with the timing, so long as you have some large trees or shade to help diffuse the light. Most probably around that late afternoon time will be the nicest for light, depending on which direction your home faces.
Your package includes your shoot (around an hour) & your complete digital family album, which is a minimum of 80 professionally edited images (mixture of colour & black + white). Your images are delivered via a private online gallery for high-resolution digital download.
These sessions are suitable for immediate family members only. Also suitable for families awaiting the arrival of a new little family member.
A 30% deposit is required to book & secure your session date, with the remaining balance due on the day of your shoot.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any queries you may have, I am always happy to help!
Thankyou for considering me for the honour of providing special keepsakes for you & your family to treasure.
* A small travel fee may apply for distances travelled beyond 45 mins one way *
** Please note ~ a minimum of 48 hrs notice is required to reschedule your session. Unfortunately the deposit is non-refundable, so if you cancel within 48 hrs of your shoot another deposit will be required to book a new date **