Family Session FAQ
What does lifestyle session mean?
To me, lifestyle photography is the total opposite of the family posed portrait (which we will still get a couple if requested). It's about capturing the candid, raw, honest moments that are completely yours.. the connections between siblings, the love between a newly engaged couple, the laughter within a family, the hugs, the giggles, the tickles, the laughter, the tantrums, the serious moments too. It’s about being real, authentic & showing the love that represents your life.
What if I prefer posed portraits?
I am happy to refer out to my other photographer-friends if you prefer a more traditional photography style! I would not want to compromise either of our visions by working together if it is not a good fit.
Do you shoot in studio?
No, I work solely with natural light. Whether it be outdoors or in your home. If the session takes place in your home I will use rooms that have the most window light.
I SAW YOU DO "FRESH 48" SESSIONS, WHAT IS THIS?
A Fresh 48 is a session to welcome your precious newborn within the first 48 hours of their birth, usually taken place in the hospital. For more info click here:
HOW CAN I SCHEDULE A NEWBORN SESSION WHEN I DON’T KNOW WHEN MY BABY WILL BE BORN?
Let me know your due date well in advance (I recommend you contact me before your third trimester to avoid me being booked out) and I’ll keep some time free around that time. Call me once your precious bundle arrives and we’ll finalise a day. Please don’t wait until your baby is born because I can’t guarantee to fit you in while they’re still tiny.
Where will our session take place?
I'm an on-location photographer, So I travel to you! Your session could take place at your favourite park, beach, street, farm or in your own backyard and home! You can specify your preference for location when you book your session, and if you don't have anything in mind, I'm more than happy to suggest some great options.
What if my house is messy? I don't want pictures to show a messy house!!
Remember that my aim is to show your real life! If you have kids, then that most likely involves a bit of messiness in your house. Don't think of it as clutter; think of it as pieces of your story. It's fun to look back at pictures and say, "Hey- look at that book on the floor; you used to love that book
What if we're all sick on the day?
If you're sick we will definitely reschedule, also if I am sick or have the smallest hint of a cold we will reschedule. I hate the thought of making others sick and also don't want to bring any germs home to my family either. So in these situations I will always reschedule to a backup date.
What if it rains?
No worries! For any outdoor sessions, I always schedule a backup date just in case of rain.
What do we wear?
This is one of my most asked questions! The absolute most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident! Wear what you feel good in, as that will usually show through in the photos. I try to encourage everyone to coordinate (not match) and try to avoid large logos on clothing. Make sure you wear something that matches your families style.Don't forget to accessorise!
What if my children won't sit still?
I get it, I have a wild-child of my own.. and honestly I don’t want them to sit still, I’m there to capture their personality and all their little quirks. You know the ones, the tiny little details that have fade in our memory and we wish we actually had photos of.
Here's one tip though.. Make sure to touch base on their schedule and nap time before we schedule your session. That will help a ton also! Also, bribes! They work very well, so maybe bring along a bag of lollies (something that's not messy to eat).
Do you travel?
I do travel! And I love to do it! My standard packages include up to 50km travel from Launceston CBD. If you have any questions in regards to my travel expenses, contact me!
How soon should I book my session?
As soon as possible! I take a limited number of bookings per month and some months fill up more quickly than others.
When can I see my images?
Within 48 hours I will post some of my favourite images on social media, feel free to tag and share. Your full gallery will be available within 7-10 days of your session.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes i do! Please enquire for details.
Will you give me my unedited images at a lower cost?
No. Under no circumstances will I give any client unedited images. I consider this to be unfinished art and this is against my artistic integrity.
Do you photograph Weddings?
I will be offering Small Wedding/Elopement packages in 2017. So if you have one coming up, contact me for more information.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?
That's easy! Just click the contact me page and we can get to organising your session!