Sessions are documentary in style, meaning I will rarely ask you to look in the lens and smile. I want to see the connection between you and your loved ones. You can expect a fun and relaxed photo session, the kids won’t be forced to do anything they don’t want to. I like to spend some time just following them around waiting to catch their natural smiles. It can be a good idea to plan an activity for your session, anything as simple as a ball game or grabbing an ice cream can help create some really natural images. Outdoor sessions are shot in the late afternoon as this is the best light, and are usually held on a beach or a park. However I do love shooting in your home too as this can be a great opportunity to capture your real life.
Newborn sessions are best done in the first week or two of life when your bub it still tiny. They are held at your home, preferably in a room that gets the most natural light. The sessions are mostly lifestyle with little posing. I spend some time watching and waiting for the connections that happen effortlessly when you have a newborn. You can absolutely include other family members like siblings too. Newborn mini sessions held at the hospital are also available.
Maternity sessions are best done at 35 weeks pregnant. Your belly will be a nice size while avoiding the time where you feel quite exhausted at the end of your pregnancy.
Weddings are mostly shot with my documentary style. I try to avoid the cheesy portraits but will still allow time for some natural images of the Bride & Groom + the bridal party. I love small intimate weddings and elopements.
What to Wear
My number one rule is no matching! I want to see the real you, if you’ve got a certain style you want to show off, by all means rock it! Seriously, wear whatever you want. My only exception to this rule is for maternity sessions, I would ask that you avoid black and try and wear something that shows off your bump.
A really fun idea for kids during family sessions can be to let the kids choose their own outfits (if they are at an age to do so)
Some tips for your family session
Interact with your family! Talk with each other, play games, let the kids do what they want, don’t tell them to smile, make them want to smile! I know it can be hard to act natural in front of a camera but I promise you, everyone will warm up if you continue to act yourselves, and those natural photos you wanted will be effortless.
Family, couple, maternity & newborn
I allow approx one hour for these sessions however I will stay as long as is necessary to get the shots we need.
These sessions include ALL the best images from the session delivered to you via a private online gallery where you will be able to view and download your images.
A short customisable session including only a very limited number of digital images.
Contact for pricing.
Weddings will include ALL the best images from my time with you, delivered via a private online gallery where you will be able to view and download your images.
As I have recently started photographing weddings I am currently quoting each wedding individually.
Pricing starts at $500.
A non refundable security deposit of 20% is required when booking your session, this will be deducted off your entire amount.
Travel outside the Gold Coast, from $30
20 page photobook, A personal favourite of mine and a really beautiful way to show your sessions images in a story book feel. From $200