Sessions are very comfortable and laid back with no rush and plenty of time to capture the best images possible. They can last between 1 to 3 hours so please plan your day accordingly. The style of photography that I practice, mostly, is candid and spontaneous.
Sessions can take place on a location, at your home or a park for more natural surroundings.
I welcome outfit changes. Keep it simple, comfortable and natural. I shoot faces, expressions and moments. I also welcome scenerio changes (ie: the park, the bedroom, playground, etc).
Once we have confirmed the date, location of your session I will send you a guide of what to wear or what to avoid for your session.
I aim to have photos ready to view within 2-3 weeks from the date of your session, 4 weeks in busy periods. Once your photos are ready will then be uploaded to the website protected gallery where you, your friends and family can view them in your own time.
Punctuality is appreciated! Because I often book client sessions back to back, it is important for you to be on time for your session. Of course things happen, but it is a good idea to leave 15 minutes early in case there is heavy traffic, etc. It will also help everyone to feel less rushed/stressed, which makes for a more relaxed and fun session (and this will shine through in your session images) :)
In the event that you are late, your scheduled session time slot will remain the same, as to be considerate to other clients who's sessions are booked right after yours (meaning that if you are 20 minutes late for a 1 hr shoot, your session will be 40 minutes instead of 1 hr. Of course, we can work with you if we do not have other shoots scheduled after yours, but we often do.
Newborn Sessions take slightly longer than older baby, child or Family sessions due to tiny babies having to feed often. On average a newborn session can take up to 3 to 4 hours. The best images are taken when Baby is asleep after feeding time in the first 5 to 12 days after the birth so it’s best to book your session while you are still expecting.
Please let me know ahead of time if you'd like sibling shots. I do not have the space in my working space to have them stay the whole newborn session and usually its a lot better if they are not present after their sibling shots, because we need it as soothing and quiet for baby. Please have arrangements made prior to our session for someone to look after you child/ren after sibling shots are over.
Maternity sessions last around an hour and a half to two hours which allows plenty of time to take an array of stylish and different poses. The ideal time to take Maternity photographs is around the 32th to the 36th week of your pregnancy. Maternity photography can be done as maternity photography with clothing or fabrics. Family maternity photography sessions are encouraged if there are siblings and partners - with no additional fee. We recommend outfits that flatter your shape and accentuate your curves. An empire-waist gown, a long flowing skirt with a bandeaux bra. Have fun with accessories to add pops of bright colour and dimension to your portraits. We love rich textures, simple patterns, chunky jewellery, scarves, hats, headbands, and ruffles
Family Sessions are a wonderful way to capture your child’s milestones and blossoming personality. From quirky smiles and giggles to the whimsy and curiosity of childhood. Sessions typically last 1.5/2 hours. I’ll move around to different settings, while capturing a variety of posed and candid portraits. Choosing a location that is special to your family is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your images. I have lots of favourite locations, and I’m always happy to help you select the ideal setting for your shoot.
I recommend planning your baby portraits around the following milestones:
• 6 Months: Sitting, smiling, and starting to show their personality.
• 9 Months: On the move! Crawling, rolling, and giggles.
• 12 Months: Standing, cruising, or even taking first steps.
Weddings I consider my photography style as fresh, modern, and artistic photojournalism, which means my style is to capture what’s happening throughout the day, capturing the candid moments, the emotion and unexpected events that unravel. I shoot photos in an unobtrusive way that looks natural and relaxed. I love to work with light, colours and shadows. As much as I love the candid and artistic photos, I can do traditional poses as well. I believe that they are also important. My editing style is dreamy, natural with a hint of vintage.
Nothing makes me happier than getting to be a part of people’s happiest day with all the homemade, personalized touches they add to make it their own.
When you look back at your wedding photos, you should remember how you felt the day you started your lives together.
1st & 2nd Birthday Cake Smash & Splash Celebrate your Baby’s 1st or 2nd Birthday in style just to mark the milestone. I will take photos of the cake and your baby before the smash, during and afterward. It can sound like a weird idea but there is a lot of fun to everyone involved, whether it’s face-planting into it, putting icing in their hair, or knocking the whole thing over then crawling through it.
Sitter Babies 6-9months Once baby is able to sit-up unassisted, not walking just crawling (usually around 6-9mths) it is a great time to book in for a Baby photoshoot to capture their little personality.
Sessions are held at my cosy home in Eltham so that you have full access to all of my props and outfits.
We start by capturing some lovely portraits while baby is still dressed. If you have a special outift that you would like baby to be photographed in, please feel free to bring that with you. I also have a selection of vintage themed outfits which you are welcome to use during the session.
Depending on what kind of image you would like we can also bring in a few props – for example a cute chair or some teddies. Again if you have anything special that you would like baby to be photographed with, feel free to bring it along to the session. I am more than happy to work with your ideas to capture some cute baby pictures for you.
Sessions take up to 1 hour as I work to what baby can do and what baby wants to do – they call the shots!
Events can communicate your activities and message to a wide audience. Creating photograph that show you and your guests at their best. Whatever the occasion - Birthday parties, Name Day, Baptism/Christenings, First Communion, Tradeshows/Exhibitions, Company meetings. I can offer a bespoke service for your special day.