Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO WE BOOK

Contact me for availability and any questions you have.  Once we agree on a date and the package you would like then you pay the reservation fee and sign the contract.  These secure your session date. I will email you through a client guide with lots of information as well as a questionnaire to help us plan what how the session will run and what is important to you.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

I recommend that you choose clothing that you will feel comfortable in so you can relax during the session. Complimentary colours look best rather than matching outfits. Avoid bright colours and patterns or large logos on clothing as they can be distracting. I suggest creating Mum’s outfit first and building the rest of the outfits around hers.

For Newborn Sessions: I recommend neutral colors for the session. I also recommend wearing clothes that are comfortable for snuggling with your baby during the session.

WHAT SHOULD WE BRING?

Snacks and Water bottles for the children.
A dummy/pacifier or cuddly if needed, for in-between shots.
An extra outfit for children under 3 or if the session is near water.
Beach sessions it is recommended to bring a towel and a change of clothing.

CAN WE INCLUDE GRANDPARENTS

Yes definitely! My session fee is for up to 10 people so bring along the Grandparents and you can also bring along your dog!

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS

Yes – I am more than happy to arrange a payment plan for you.

WHEN CAN WE SEE OUR PHOTOS

If you have agreed, a sneak peek will be on Social Media and/or my website within 24 hours, you can tag yourself and share if you wish. Galleries are ready within 3-4 weeks. I email you the link to your gallery and password to access your gallery.  If you have purchased the Grand collection you will be able to download all the images and you can share the link to family as well.  If you have purchased the Classic or Modest collection you will be able to download the amount of images included in the collection by using the main clients email address.

HOW LONG WILL MY ONLINE GALLERY BE AVAILABLE?

Your online gallery will be available for 30 days. I recommended that you download the images once you receive your gallery access and also back them up.

WHAT IF IT RAINS

I will be in contact the day before, or the morning of, your session to do a ‘weather check’ and to confirm our time and meeting place.  If we both agree that the weather is not suitable then we will postpone to an available date.

WHAT IF WE NEED TO POSTPONE?

Please give me as much notice as possible (at least 48 hours) so I can try and fill your spot.  We can arrange another time the works for both of us.

Please be aware that prices may be subject to change if the session is postponed for more than 6 weeks beyond the original session date and the price list has been updated since your booking.

WHAT HAPPENS AT IN HOME NEWBORN SESSIONS

With lifestyle newborn photography the baby is photographed at home with their family. The focus is on capturing the connection and love that family members have for their new family member. I will capture special moments with your beautiful new baby or babies, individually and as a whole family. If siblings are involved, we usually take care of those photos first so that they can go and play during the rest of the session. I love when family pets can join in too.

When I arrive, I will walk around the house to find the best light for the session. In most cases, I try to use the nursery, master bedroom and living room. However, we will work with the best lit areas in your home. I know what it’s like to have a newborn, so please don’t feel like you have to do a major cleaning of the entire house before I arrive, although it is best to clear away anything that you don’t want to appear in your photos.

The baby will determine the flow of the session. If the baby is asleep when I arrive, I will start with some crib and nursery shots. If the baby is awake and hungry, I can start with some feeding shots or nursing shots (only if you are comfortable with this). We will just go with the flow. Although this is a lifestyle session, I will provide gentle guidance to facilitate moments of connection. I may also need to move some things around (furniture, decor, etc) to avoid distractions in the images, however I promise to leave everything as I found it.

Please let me know if you have any questions about in home lifestyle sessions.

WHAT DO SESSIONS COST

Digital packages start from $195, although there are a range of packages and options to suit.  There are also many printed options and extra digital images that can be added on to your package.  There is no minimum spend above the package price, just choose what you love.