Below you’ll find a description of each of the photographic sessions my studio offers.
There is some flexibility as I love to create images with my clients input and consultation. It’s truly a team effort to create something amazing for your family.
If you have any questions at all, just fill out a contact form or pop in for a coffee and a chat.
“Your life is about to change, forever…”
Unconventional, but bear with me. My pregnancy sessions are not about the bump. Yes, I love your bump! But this session is for you mama.
Celebrating you and your little family in your current stage of life and who you are right now…
My pregnancy sessions are a simple celebration of this precious time in your lives. The whole family is welcome to attend and I emphasise the unspoken connection between you, your partner and your family.
These sessions are best held between 27-38 weeks.
The session lasts approximately 1.5 hours. I encourage both parents as well as older siblings to come along as a beautiful way to cherish this time before your little one arrives.
When purchasing all your digitals with your newborn session, digital files from your pregnancy session are included as well.
Pregnancy sessions are charged at $300 and includes a beautiful fine art print valued at $145. Click here to combine your pregnancy and newborn session and save.
“Take a moment to admire the calm, relaxed and content vibes. The flaky skin, the rolls, the wrinkles, the little moans and groans...”
Simple, Emotive, Timeless.
My newborn sessions are held at my beautiful studio here at Stackwood, an ideal place to relax and enjoy your new little person.
Newborns are best photographed under 2 weeks of age and as such it is really important that you book as early as possible, before your baby is born. Your session date is based on your estimated due date and is adjusted once your little one arrives.
Booking early is really, really important. My diary fills very quickly. I’ve had clients book the day they found out they were pregnant – it’s never too early! I always recommend that if you haven’t booked already, make sure you put it down on your hospital bag list, that way you won’t forget. I cannot tell you the amount of people I have met who have said they wish they remembered…
Newborn sessions often take around 2 – 3.5 hours and there is always plenty of time for feeding and settling.
Siblings are welcome and all immediate family are involved at no extra charge. As my style and philosophy is all about connection and love, it’s really important that the whole family is involved.
Bring along sentimental items such as blankets etc, but don’t worry too much about what baby will wear as the studio has all the wraps and blankets needed to create the images you see in my portfolio.
My newborn sessions are $300 and include the session itself, full editing of your images and presentation of your final images at your Image Selection Session, as well as a matted 11x14″ fine art print valued at $145. Check out the ‘step by step’ guide for further information, and you can purchase your session over here.
*When photographing babies older than 14 days, I ask that parents adjust their expectations as older babies will not curl up into those squishy positions and they will be more alert and awake.
“The weeks and months are flying by and before you know it, your newborn has become a tiny person, all of their own”
Baby sessions are so much fun! Styling is beautifully timeless, but what we are really hoping for with these images is to capture the silly quirks, their rolls, those eyes, and maybe a spit bubble or two!
The next best age to photograph your little one after the newborn stage is around the 6-9 month mark, when they are sitting up but not yet crawling away.
This milestone varies greatly from baby to baby.
Photographed in studio, these sessions usually last around 1.5 hour, and are guided entirely by your babe and what they are wanting to do at the time.
A good sleep and a full tummy are usually all they need to have a great session at this age, but be sure to be armed with their favourite teething soothers.
Like all my sessions, the whole family is included at no extra charge. These sessions are charged at $285 and include the session itself, full editing of your images and presentation of your final images at your Image Selection Session as well as a matted 11x14″ art print valued at $145. Check out the ‘step by step’ guide for further information, you can purchase your session over here.
These sessions are a crazy, fun and messy session to celebrate baby’s first birthday.
It is beautiful to watch their little personalities shine when presented with a birthday cake all of their own.
These sessions take approximately 1 hour and include a small number of family photographs at the beginning.
Best between 10-12 months, includes a beautiful professionally baked and decorated cake (valued at $95), bubbles and heaps of fun. All cakes are kept cream coloured and simple, after all its all about your baby and not the cake itself.
These can also be held on their actual birthday as a wonderful celebration.
Of course, not all of my clients want to get messy, and this is totally fine. First birthday sessions are beautiful just on their own, surrounded by mum and dad and siblings and letting their interests shine through – bring some favourite toys and play. It’s all about them today – first birthday sessions without the mess are charged at our ‘baby’ session rate.
Cake sessions are charged at $300 and include the cake, bubbles for the session, full editing of your images and presentation of your final images at your Image Selection Session. Check out the ‘step by step’ guide for further information, you can purchase your session over here.Yay! This is where the fun really starts. But don’t worry, it’s very relaxed and we have plenty of time.
FAMILY & Lifestyle
“Life is too short for boring photos”
I want nothing more than to see the real you through my lens. I want to capture beautiful images that let your personalities shine. Images that tell your story, so that when you look at these images in 40 years from now you will still be able to recall the very day we created them. I want to evoke nostalgia and emotion. Rather than posing your every move, I’ll use a few tricks I have up my sleeve, along with some words, that are guaranteed to get you feeling silly, laughing, having a few sweet moments together, and often forgetting that you’re having your photos taken.
When is Ideal?
Start making enquiries as soon as you have found your photographer, (in this case I hope its me!). All outdoor family sessions are held at sunset when the light is at its most beautiful. I adore the rural bush settings at sunset, but the world is your oyster and I welcome your input and ideas to create something truly unique to your family.
My Lifestyle sessions are mostly in-home sessions, where the weather isn’t a concern. Mornings or Afternoons are usually the winners. I shoot a few main rooms generally, Master Bedroom, Living Room & Nursery if applicable. I do not expect you to spring clean for me. Remove clutter or anything you don’t want in your images like the laundry on the dining table. I want nothing more than to see the real you through my lens. I want to capture beautiful & artistic images that tell YOUR story, that create a narrative of who you are.
These sessions are charged at $325. This includes the session itself, travel (if applicable), full editing of your images and presentation of your final images at your Image Selection Session as well as a matted 11x14″ art print valued at $145. Check out the ‘step by step’ guide for further information, you can purchase your session over here.
Paws in a Pod
Our pets/animals, more than ever, are a big a part of our families, lives and everyday routines. They also deserve to be photographed just as we photograph our children and families. These beautiful creatures crawl so deep in our hearts and help make so many people whole. They are the purest form of the simple, kind, good and happy things in life and I want to celebrate that. Anyway, who doesn’t love a beautiful image of a baby animal?
When is Ideal?
Owning pets myself, I fully understand the fear of taking your sweet baby out in the early days. I’m here to tell you your fur baby is safe and my recommendation as the ideal time is 8-9 weeks of age after the first vaccination. Please rest assured that everything in the studio is sterilised (as I photograph new bubs too), and your fur baby will not come in contact with any other animals. Your fur baby is my first and only priority during the session, and I will keep him safe.
These sessions are charged at $245 and include the session itself, full editing of your images and presentation of your final images at your Image Selection Session as well as one of your favourite High Resolution Digital Image valued at $195. Check out the ‘step by step’ guide for further information and you can purchase your session over here.
I am so passionate about my families capturing memories of their little ones and am highly confident in the professional quality of my artwork. I work extremely hard to make sure your session is planned to suit your needs.
After the session, you will be able to view your images and decide what you would like to order. You may choose from beautiful mounted prints, framed wall art, canvas wall art, folio boxes, albums, and digital images. The amount you choose to invest is completely up to you; you only buy what you love! Most families invest between $900 and $2000 on a collection of their favourite artwork to display and enjoy in their home. Have a look here to see the finished product examples and pricing.