Your family is amazing and capturing the love and adventures you share together every day is something you'll never regret. Celebrate your story in gorgeous lifestyle images. It's an investment totally worth it!
Your session fee includes a Session Prep Guide, the on-location session experience, light post editing, download of your images with print rights, travel, time and talent. A travel fee may apply. Please contact with a date and time.
• 30-minute natural light session at an agreed location.
• 10 professionally edited high resolution digital images of your choice with print rights.
Suitable for quick family sessions.
• 60-minute natural light session at an agreed location.
• 30 professionally edited high resolution digital images of your choice with print rights.
Suitable for family and maternity sessions.
• 2 hour natural light session at an agreed location.
• 50 professionally edited high resolution digital images of your choice with print rights.
Suitable for both family and newborn sessions.
What is lifestyle photography?
Do you work from a studio?
When is the best time of day to book?
Can I choose the location?
Who can come to the session?
When can I view my images?
What about editing?
Can I have the raw images from my session?
Can I print the images myself?
What if the weather is bad on the day?
What forms of payment do you accept?
Do you offer Gift Vouchers?
Can I post my images on Social Media?
What if I need to cancel my booking?
Do you guarantee your work?
According to Wikipedia, "Lifestyle photography is a kind of photography that mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday".
To me, lifestyle photography is emotive, meaningful and mostly candid-like photography capturing feeling, real life emotion and connection between you and your family. It sits comfortably between traditional portraiture, which is posed, and documentary photography, which isn't posed at all.
Lifestyle photography typically captures the essence of humans and includes movement, loving gestures, and often environmental storytelling.
No, I don't have a studio as I am a natural light and minimalist photographer. Outdoors provides a relaxed, no fuss atmosphere and natural light produces great results.
Your home provides an intimate and relaxed environment and may suit some families better.
Because I am a natural light photographer, outdoor bookings will be taken during the Golden Hour. This is when the light is best and it's perfect for portraits. The Golden Hour times vary throughout the year depending on the season but typically it's just after sunrise and before sunset.
Hard mid-morning to mid-afternoon sun is harsh and unflattering and I prefer to stay away from these times.
Indoor bookings are best between 10am and 3pm when the light is brightest.
We can meet up at one of the many incredible locations our beautiful city has to offer. I have a few favourite locations but I'm always open to suggestions. Please keep in mind that travel fees may apply depending on the distance.
Some families prefer to have their sessions in the home because it is more intimate and relaxed. Newborn sessions will be at your home.
My focus will be on you and your immediate family on the day. This is a special time for your family's connection without distractions. Grand-parents are most welcome to join in however, please select Lifestyle Package B and Lifestyle Package C as these are longer sessions and allow more time.
Family pets are part of the family and are most welcome to join in all packages.
Images can be viewed 4 weeks after your session. I edit my own images and you can appreciate that this takes time. Once images have been edited, you will be provided with a link to a private photo gallery where you can view the images and share with your family and friends.
These images will be available for viewing for 6 weeks before expiring and are then taken down.
I have had 7 years experience with Lightroom so all images are professionally edited by me. Being a minimalist photographer also makes me a minimalist editor so edits are minor.
I do not do extreme retouching or manipulate images, eg. removing double chins, slimming down or replacing backgrounds. I will however do minor retouching like skin blemishes and minor skin smoothing. Please let me know if you don't want any of this done.
Nope! When you book with me, you're hiring me to take those raw files and spend coutless hours turning them into a polished gallery. Also my name is associated with my images, so they need to reflect my personal editing style.
Definitely! You can print them from any lab however to maintain quality I would recommend that you stay away from budget labs.
For convenience you can also buy from the client gallery. These products are high quality prints and albums supplied by one of Australia's finest labs where only the best archival materials are used.
Naturally, weather plays an important role in outdoor photography so if the weather is unsuitable on the day, ie. raining, windy, heavy clouds, storms or just too plain hot, then we will have to reschedule as lighting will be affected as well as your comfort. Unfortunately, this can’t be helped so please be patient.
If the weather changes during the session then again we may have to reschedule. It's pointless taking photos in the wind and rain. If it starts raining during a session then we can reschedule.
We can play it by ear with indoor photography as the light may also be affected.
I accept cash, credit cards and PayPal. A deposit is payable at the time of booking to secure your date and time and the final payment is due the day before the session.
Yes. Please contact me for more details.
I like to add sneak peeks as well as a few final photos of your session on social media and my website, but only if you agree. I will ask you to complete a quick online Model Release Form.
If you are not comfortable with that then let me know and I will not post any of your photos online.
Life happens, children get sick and things come up that are out of our control. Please give me at least 24 hours notice and your session can be rescheduled. Failure to do so will forfeit your deposit.
If you need to cancel a newborn or maternity session then please let me know as soon as possible, minimum 2 hours beforehand if possible. I understand that life with a newborn is unpredictable and babies have their own timing.
If the weather is unstable, then I will contact you.
Yes my work is fully guaranteed. If you are not happy then I am not happy as the saying goes. Contact me within 7 days of receiving your gallery and I will give you a full refund.