Below you’ll find a description of each of the photographic sessions my studio offers.
Of course, this is flexible, I love to create images with my clients input and consultation. A team effort to create something amazing for your family.
If you have any questions at all, just ask 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, however this session is for YOU.
Celebrating you and your little family in your current stage of life.
Celebrating who you are right now…
My pregnancy sessions are a simple celebration of this precious time in your lives. The whole family is more than welcome to attend.I emphasise the unspoken connection between you and your partner & family. Celebrating the beautiful form of your rolling tummy.
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.
These sessions include a private online viewing gallery of approximately 10-15 images to choose your favourite 4x 6x4/6x4.5 Images Printed on Cotton Rag, Archival handmade paper wrapped in beautiful linen cloth, for you to take home on the day of your viewing appointment. This collection of fine art images alone are valued at $295.
When purchasing all your digitals with your newborn session, digital files from your pregnancy session are included as well.
Pregnancy sessions are charged at $325 and include fine art prints valued at $295, 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 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 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 has said they wish they remembered…
Newborn sessions often take around 2 – 3.5 hours. There is always plenty of opportunities 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.
“All little reminders of this precious new, teeny person, that completely stole your heart and makes you question, how your world even existed and made sense before now.”
Baby sessions are so much fun! Styling is beautifully timeless, but what we are really hoping for with these images, are to capture they silly quirks, their spit bubbles, their rolls and those eyes.
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 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,(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 confronted 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 beautifully simple, after all its all about your baby and not the cake itself.
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.
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 brings out your personalities, images that tell your story, that create a narrative of who you are, what you feel and freeze in time the emotion of that moment, the memory, the love, so that when you look at these images in 40 years from you will still be able to treasure these images. I want to evoke nostalgia and emotion. Rather than posing your every move, I’ll use small “games” (fart app), and things I have up my sleeve, along with some words, that are guaranteed to get you being 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 family sessions are help outdoors and at sunset, this is when the light is at its most beautiful.
I adore the bush areas at sunset. The world is your oyster and I welcome your input and ideas to create something truly unique to your family.
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, even more so than before, have become and are such a big a part of our families, lives and everyday routines, that 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. Plus 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, 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 when your session is due, 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, you can purchase your session over here.
I am so passionate about my families capturing memories of their little ones and highly confident in my professional quality of work, and 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 $1000 and $5000 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.