Warm and natural family photography, capturing your unique lifestyle moments.
“Child and baby photography requires a light touch. Being a mother myself I understand how to work with little ones
so that they are happy, mum and dad are happy, and we can capture those spontaneous images that we all want.”
My pricing starts at $375. for an average family shoot. Scroll down for package details.
Lifestyle Photography is a natural style that is gaining momentum – its kind of a photojournalist take on family life.
Its about photographing your family in your environment, capturing the little moments that are special to you.
Its a mix of action and fun, with posed family groupings too.
I find children get very tired during a shoot, so I allow extra time for breaks and snacks, nappy changes etc so everything
flows at a happy pace. We take things even slower with newborns. Photo shoots are demanding. I only book one
session a day to ensure I can bring all my focus and creativity to your session.
On receiving your booking, I will send you information on how to prepare
EACH PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Consultation by phone
An Information PDF on how to prepare for your photo shoot
The Photo Session
1 photographer (me)
On-line Gallery for viewing
Editing time – RAW files to high res jpgs
Images in high res for print
Many photographs are taken on the day –a variety of poses and expressions, with changes of lenses and lighting.
I edit down to the very best and upload onto an On-line Gallery for you and your family to view before final purchase.
A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking.
If you are not 100% happy with your photos, we can re-shoot at no extra charge to you.
NEWBORN BABY SESSION: $460.
For babies under 2 weeks. Creating a beautiful styled portrait of baby, and natural portraits of mother/baby & parents/baby.
We take these shoots at a relaxed pace, allowing additional time for feeds and nappy changes.
FAMILY LIFESTYLE SESSION: $375.
For young families. A mix of natural family interactions and posed family portraits. Approx 1 hour shoot.
Ideas …. Feet stacks, teddy bear tea parties, dress-ups, beach and park shoots.
CLASSIC FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION: from $375.
Posed family groupings – price is dependent on number of people and poses – eg Grandparents, Grandparents/Children.
Parents/ Children, Siblings portrait. Family Group Portrait. This is a perfect package for extended families.
Please email me for a quote.
Photoshop retouching – softening wrinkles, removing dark circles, brightening teeth etc
I use a combination of natural light, portable Studio lighting (see Gear List) and Speedlights to capture all the action.
CAMERA RAW AND EDITING
The more professional the camera gear, the more beautiful the image. Shooting with the full frame Nikon D3s enables me
to capture nuances of light and subtle details in portraiture. Shooting in RAW captures all that information.
After your shoot, I choose a selection of the best images to go through a detailed editing process.
Choosing from the RAW files, the selected images are taken into Lightroom (a digital darkroom) where they are developed, adjusted for tonal range, colour balance, contrast and brightness. This is a time intensive process, but well worth it.
A RAW image is like a digital negative which needs to be developed to produce very high quality images.