I can’t wait to capture your most precious memories and create treasured images for you. Once you book, I begin the planning process for your session based on the information you gave in your booking form, and will be in touch throughout this process. In the meantime, to help you prepare for your session, you can read through this guide that details what to expect, what to wear and much more. If you still have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll be happy to help.
The world is changing, and how I capture your favorite memories will be changing with it to ensure you and your loved ones’ safety. Please bear with me as we battle the global Covid-19 pandemic, as I stick to new guidelines, policies and screening to ensure both our safety.
In the late nineties a trend emerged: the family portrait with matching white t-shirts and denim jeans. Thankfully we’ve evolved stylistically since then and that trend should be left where it belongs- in the past. So what should you wear for your session?
If you’ve booked a session for yourself in studio, then you’re welcome to bring along an outfit or two, or even a selection of wardrobe items so that I can create an unique look for you. I also have a few items in my studio wardrobe that we can mix-and-match.
Studio: I want your studio session to be a fun-filled, comfortable experience, so you’re welcome to send me the name/link of your favorite spotify playlist or bring along music loaded to your phone or a USB to play. Then based on the concept for your session, you can bring along your wardrobe items and accessories, along with anything you would need to adjust your hairstyle (hairbrush, bobby pins, ties etc).
Lifestyle: Unlike a studio session, there is nothing that you would need to bring with. The only exception would be baby shoes or any other similar items for a maternity session.
If you are at any point unsure if you would need to bring something to your session, whether in studio or outdoors, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Everyone wants to look good in a photo, and that’s especially true for portrait sessions. The following tips will ensure you not only look your best, but feel it too.
It happens all the time; your toddler may be an angel but come session time they don’t want to know a thing about being photographed. I know it can be stressful trying to capture the awesome little person you know they are, so here are a few tips to help:
If all else fails and your child does not want to photographed, just take a deep breath and relax- nothing is ever perfect, no matter how much you want it to be.
As much as I keep tabs on multiple weather apps in the days leading up to your session, I can’t make any guarantees on the weather. If I can see that the weather is turning to rain in the hours leading up to your session, I’ll be in touch to discuss whether you’d like to still go ahead with your booking or reschedule to the next nearest available open booking.
It’s finally session day! In keeping with current Covid-19 guidelines and to ensure your safety, you will be emailed a link to fill in a short screening questionnaire. Once you arrive for your session, it will be the usual sanitize-mask-distancing routine that we’re all used to by now. Then it’s time for the fun- your session!
Ensuring you feel comfortable is my number one priority to ensure we get natural photos; so before we begin we have a chat about what we’ll be doing for your session. From there I’ll ease you into your session, guiding you to act naturally and interact with your environment and loved ones: Embrace your partner, feel the moment, hug your kids and let them be kids and explore. If we’re shooting in studio I will guide you into poses that show you at your absolute best and ensure you feel confident and relaxed. Before you know it, your session has wrapped and we have plenty of gorgeous portraits that capture you at your natural best.
I know you’re excited and can’t wait to see a preview from your session. Within 48-72 hours of your session, I will upload a preview portrait to my social media for you. So be sure to pop by my Facebook page or ensure you have tagging enabled so I can tag you in your post, then there’s no chance you can miss it.
With your portrait session wrapped, your photos are backed up with the best photos being selected and lightly edited. These are then uploaded to a private online gallery for you to view and select your photos for final editing and retouching; you’re guaranteed of receiving access to your selection gallery with 48-72 hours of your session.
Using the heart icon found on each photo in your online gallery, you can select which images you would like for your completed package. While your package is for a set amount of images, you’re welcome to purchase additional images. Once your selection has been received, each image is carefully hand edited and retouched in preparation for final delivery.
Now you can do more with your photos than leave them in digital storage. Choose from a range of premium quality options to display your precious photos in your home, or as gifts for your loved ones. Offerings include canvases, albums, wood mounted prints and more and they’re all conveniently available from the online store in your gallery.
Gone are the days of CDs! Your photos will be uploaded in high resolution to a private online gallery within 10-14 working days of receiving your selection. There they can be accessed by any device with an internet connection for the next 30 days. You can then easily download your photos, share to social media or invite friends and family to view your photos. If you’ve ordered canvases or other printed items, they will be ready to collect from my home studio within 7 to 10 workings days of receiving your order.
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