Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

How Far In advance do i need to book?

I take on a limited number of clients each month, and am typically booked out 8-10 weeks in advance and for this reason it is advisable to  book well ahead of time to avoid missing out on your chosen date, particularly if you're hoping for a weekend session.

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, if you don't have anything in mind, I have a few local spots that I use regularly for sessions.


What if we're all sick on the day?

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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! When you book a session with me you will receive a link to my "What To Wear" guide which includes lots of helpful info on outfit choices if you're stuck for ideas.


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 let me know their nap-time/schedule before we book your session. That will help a ton also!

Also, bribes! They work very well, so maybe bring along a little treat for them (something that's not messy too eat).


Do you travel?

I do travel! And I love to do it! My standard packages include up to 40km travel from Launceston CBD. If you have any questions in regards to my travel expenses, contact me!

When can I see my images?

Session sneak peeks are available 3-4 days after your session when I post them to my social media pages. Feel free to tag and share on Facebook!  Your full gallery will be available approximately 3 weeks after your session. During busy months time can vary and galleries may take a week longer to complete.

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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 do offer packages for small weddings & elopements, for details click here.

 

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

That's easy! Just head over to my contact page & fill out the form and we can get to organising your session!