What kind of photographer are you?
I am a non-traditional lifestyle photographer whose aim is to capture you and your loved ones in the most natural way possible. Instead of stiff poses, you will hug, kiss, run and dance together and, most importantly, have fun during my photoshoot. My sessions are laid-back and I won't ask for cheesy smiles. I love nature and therefore most of my shoots will take place outside. You may find yourself brushing off sand and wetting your toes. The perfect natural light is essential and I prefer to shoot during the golden hours either shortly after sunrise or before sunset.
For newborn shoots, I also offer in-home sessions that run in the later morning hours.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I recently moved from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast, Australia. If you want me to photograph your story, it will require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place (the first 20km are at no cost). But no worries, I always try to find the cheapest mode of transport and accommodation.
When will we get our photos?
You will receive a link to an online gallery with all your photos within 30 days after the session date (sometimes less depending on the time of year). You can download all the photos from the gallery and you will have one month to do so before the link expires.
How many pictures will we receive?
For a 1 hour photography session, you will receive a minimum of 20 edited digital photographs (usually a little more). I will choose the best and most significant photos to tell your story. For a mini family photography session, you will receive 15 edited digital photographs. For personal brand photography session, the number of images delivered will depend on the tailored package.
Where will my session be held?
I love the outdoors and will choose a great spot for us five days before our shoot. I have a couple of favourite beach and bush locations around the Sunshine Coast, but if you have something different in mind, please let me know in advance.
Where will my newborn session be held?
Your newborn session will be held in the comfort of your own home. Who are we kidding? The first few weeks with a newborn are extremely exhausting. So, why not keeping it simple and shoot where you and your baby feel most comfortable?
Photographing indoors will require me to shoot in a room with a window that allows a lot of natural light to flow in. Usually my newborn sessions are held in the master bedroom, nursery or lounge.
If you prefer an outdoor location instead, please let me know in advance.
How long will my session be?
My 'mini' family sessions last up to 30 mins. My maternity and family sessions usually last 45-60 minutes. This may vary due to the walking distance of the location. My newborn sessions last slightly longer with 60-90 minutes allocated. In this type of shoot your little one will be the main star and I will take some extra time to incorporate feeding and nappy changes. Personal brand session are tailored to your needs and start at 1 hour length.
What should I wear?
Wear what makes you feel comfortable and beautiful! There is no dress code with me. If you want to wear jeans and a hoodie, wear jeans and a hoodie. If you want to go all out, style your hair and put on that red lipstick, do so. Most importantly, you have to be comfortable as this will be reflected in the photos. The shoot will be about human connection not outfits. If you feel stuck and don’t know what clothes to prepare for the family, think about coordinating colours rather than matching them. Light pastel tones work really well together on camera.
What will my session be like?
Your session will be like a family trip to the beach or national park. While you enjoy the stunning scenery, I will take the shots, sometimes shooting up close and sometimes shooting further away. But don't worry about posing. I will guide and direct you. Sometimes I will ask you to snuggle up real tight and give each other a little kiss. And other times I will ask to see you dancing hand in hand and looking away from the camera. The little ones usually can't stand still for too long and that's absolutely fine. Don't worry about that! We will be moving around, which allows them to have playful breaks. Some families and couples like to end the photoshoot with a water fight. All in all, you can expect a fun session for the whole family.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
If you cancel your session for any reason, the initial payment (which secures the photographers time) will not be refunded. Alternatively, I will work closely with you to find a new time suitable for the photoshoot.
What if one of us is sick?
Please let me know as soon as possible if one of you is not well. The session will have to be canceled, but I will work closely with you to find a new suitable time. The same is valid if I happen to fall sick or have to cancel the shoot for any reason.
Do you share my images on your website and social media?
Yes - I do update my website and social handles with photos of my clients. If you prefer not to have your photos shared on my media channels, no problem at all. Please just let me know in advance.
How do I book a session with you?
You have decided to book a session with me. Great! Just head over to my Contact tab and submit your details. I will be in touch with you. A non-refundable 50% of the total payment amount will be required to secure your spot.