I always love doing these! Going onto farms, Lakes, Rivers, Local parks, Somewhere special to you as a family, Anywhere! I love to make these as fun as possible for the kids because if they are enjoying it, we will see those genuine smiles from them! I normally take the kids on an adventure, find something cool like an odd shaped rock to get them warmed up to me and show them my camera if they need a little time to adjust. I always find by keeping the session casual and relaxed, kids cooperate a lot better which means you as the parents can just enjoy the experience with out any worries about getting them to smile! We can send them on a race, cross a little stream, climb something, and just watch the happy faces light up with excitement!
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WHATS THE BEST TIME TO DO PHOTOS?
The best time to plan for your photos is around 7.45pm onwards in daylight savings! Any earlier than this will be very bright and sunny which results in you squinting your eyes in your photos and getting really harsh contrasting light. By doing it later when the suns nice and low gives you a lovely soft low warm light. On a cloudy day however, we can go around 4pm! Over the colder months it would be a play it by air situation! but the latest i would start a session would be 5pm! It really depends on the look and feel you want in your photos! It may mean it throws the little ones out of there bedtime routine, so giving an extra nap can help and it will be so worth it!
WHAT DO WE WEAR?
This is a big question that many are unsure on! Again, it depends on the overall look you want! if you love warm rich tones, dressing your family in rust,olive,cream and brown earthy tones look incredible! Don't plan outfits that are full on with patterns and logos, or highlighter fluorescents like hot pink (unless your photos are amongst pink flowers)! These can distract and take away from your beautiful faces! If you do a google search on family photo outfit ideas, lots of combos will pop up that can help you plan! At the end of the day, as long as your outfits look good as a team, your photos will be fantastic!
CAN WE INCLUDE OUR PETS
Absolutely you can! You can bring all the pets! I can even come to your farm and include the cows sheep whatever you have! Pets are a huge part of a family so it would be rude not to right?
CAN YOU INCLUDE EXSTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS?
You can include the grandparents and no extra charge, because grandparents are so special and photos with them is so so important! I encourage you to bring them along to join in! even if its just for a couple of the photos. For other extended families, i require the family session fee to be paid per family but i do understand each family is different , so this will be charged once I know who will be there.
WHERE DO YOU TAKE THE PHOTOS?
Well this is fully up to you! I recommend a few of my fav places, but if you want to go somewhere new and special to you as a family, lets go! A river, Your own farm, A park, A mountain, a beach wherever you like!
DO YOU OFFER PRODUCTS?
I sure do! I offer all types of printing, Queensberry canvases frames and photo albums! All the products I sell are superb professional products! You are welcome to look up there website and have a read about all there products to get a feel for what I am offering, or I can bring along samples to your family session if you let me know you are interested! I never push products on anyone they are 100% optional!
ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN COSTS?
Nope! You pay the session fee when you book in of $100, then after your session once I have edited your beautiful galley, I will send you a private link online to view them all . This is when you pick what ones you want! Packages start from $500 which includes 20 Digital Images and goes up from there. There is no hidden extra costs I am very open up front about everything! Products and USBS are fully optional .
Have I missed anything you would like to know? Or have you decided you would like to get booked in? Just flick me a message via the book a family session button bellow and let me know! I'm always here for a chat to answer your questions!
Thanks so much for considering me!
There is a session fee of $100 for our family sessions, this covers my time and talent and secures your date and does not include any images.
Digital Image packages start from $500. Please enquire for a full pricing sheet.