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Capturing sweet life just as it is ~ imagery full of love, life and connection...

How it Works

  1. Contact me to discuss a date, the package you would like and any other information you might need.
  2. Once we have locked in a date I send through the invoice. The reservation fee of $100 is required at the time of booking to holds the date and time of your session. This amount comes off the amount of the package you choose.
  3. I email you a Client Guide with advice on what to wear, how to prep the kids and more.  If you have any questions please contact me.  You may also find some answers on my FAQ page.
  4. Prior to your session I will email through a questionnaire to fill in.  This helps me to get to know your family and also ensures I know what is important for me to capture during your session.
  5. The day before your session I contact you to do a weather check (for outdoor sessions) and confirm the meeting location and time. If conditions are unfavorable, we will simply agree to re-schedule for another day.
  6. We have an amazing, relaxed and fun session!
  7. A Sneak Peek will be available on social media, usually within 48 hours, if you have agreed to me sharing your images.
  8. Your gallery will be ready, within 3-4 weeks  but I try to get it to you as soon as I can. I email you the link to your online gallery to view and download your images.  When viewing the images online there will be my watermark on the images, however this will not be on the images you download.
  9. Once you have viewed your gallery – if you love more images than are provided in your collection you can purchase addition images.  If you have purchased the All In collection then you can download all the images. For Petite or Classic collection the main clients email address is linked and is used to download the amount of images included.
  10. Any prints or other products can be ordered through my preferred professional lab at this time or you are welcome to print your own images.  Feel free to ask for advice about where or where not to print.


I love to photograph at ‘golden hour’ – about one hour prior to sunset, as the light is golden and amazing, but I understand it doesn’t always work with young children so we can arrange another time of day.  In home Newborn sessions are often best scheduled for the morning when babies are usually most settled, however we can schedule the session for any time of the day that works best for you.

Sessions typically last up to 1 hour ~ sometimes a bit more or a bit less, depending on the type of session, how many people are being photographed and the location.  In home Newborn sessions typically last around 1-2 hours.


Newborn Sessions are done in the comfort of your home. If you would like another option, such as an outdoor newborn session, we can defiantly arrange a session you will love.

Outdoor sessions are held at one of the incredible locations our gorgeous city has to offer, or you can choose to have your session in your own home.

There are huge variety of beautiful beaches, gardens, hills or forests to choose from in Christchurch and surrounding areas. I can help you choose a location to suit your vision if you are unsure. Often locations that are not overly busy can make clients feel more comfortable while providing a safe space for children to run around. If there is a particular place that is special to you then its a must for your session location!

Session Information

I offer a fun and relaxed session experience taking the stress out of having family photos. I utilise movement and laughter balanced with quiet moments to create a laid back, meaningful experience focusing on the connection of your family. I have a lifestyle approach to sessions, capturing moments as they happen, while also gently guiding you and offering suggestions of what to do. Grandparents often want photos of everyone looking, so I always make sure I get a few of those too! I love to photograph all the emotions in the session, showcasing the unique connection and personality of your family.

With lifestyle newborn sessions the baby is photographed at home with their family. There is lots of time for feeding and snuggles, just capturing the special moments of having a new baby at home.  I gently guide you to get the most flattering light or angles but it’s mostly just about being a family. Sessions are relaxed with no rushing and the baby determines how fast or slow the session goes!

The Experience

Prior to the session – I communicate with you prior to the session and send through a questionnaire to ensure I have a good understanding of how your vision for the session, what you are  wanting but also to make sure you get the most from the shoot and love the results. More than anything, I want you to have images that you LOVE. I can help you with wardrobe choices and any other questions you have.  I will be in touch the day before the session to do a weather check (for outdoor sessions) and confirm our time and location to meet.

At the session – We have a relaxed, fun and laughter-filled shoot, during which I use prompts to create beautiful, authentic moments, while capturing all the candid moments as well. I am very experienced with Children so you can relax while I will work with your children. I don’t expect small children to sit still and look at the camera as it is often unrealistic but we will have use movement, games and laughter while getting images that show your family connection.

After the session – If you have agreed, there will be a sneak peek on Social Media within 48 hours. You are welcome to tag yourself in the image/s and share. Approximately 3 weeks later, you will receive an online password protected gallery of gorgeous high resolution images to view, download and print at a location of your choice or you can print through me at the professional print lab I use.