NEWCASTLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
I LOVE CRAZY FAMILIES!
LET ME PHOTOGRAPHY YOUR LITTLE SUPER HEROS!
I specialise in family photography from maternity, newborn, toddlers, school age and more. I get families! having raised two children of my own from the "terrible twos" through to "teenage years" when they know only two languages text and grunt. I've seen it all.
As a local to Lake Macquarie and Newcastle, I know the perfect locations for your family photography and have a few favourite spots if you're unsure of where you would like your photographs taken.
What's included in your family session
1-2 hour family photography session
Wether you choose a garden, beach or studio session your session will be relaxed and lots of fun! I will guide you during your session to create natural portraits of this special time. Pets are always welcome.
Pre shoot consultation over the phone or in studio
Your session includes a pre shoot consultation either over the phone or in studio. You are welcome to make an appointment to visit the studio so you can try on items from my client wardrobe. I will guide through what to wear and help you style your family members too.
A collection of hand retouced digital images
Every session includes a collection of digital files. At your design & ordering appointment we will select your favourite images & discuss retouching to your personal taste. You can select hand touched digital image collections. You'll also receive credit discount on prints and products.
I have put together the following frequently asked questions so that you know what to expect for your family portrait session.
When should I book my family photography session?
Please contact me as soon as you start thinking of your family portraits, weekends are very popular, especially in spring. Please contact me 3-6 weeks prior to when you would like your photography session.
How long will the session last?
Family portrait sessions take approx. 1 hour depending on how many people and the unpredictability of little children.
Can my dog be a part of the session?
Yes, I love fur babies, some of my clients send “Rex” off to the pet parlour the day of the session so they are nice and fluffy for the photographs.
What to bring
With young children, it is a good idea to bring their favourite toy or book for comfort (plus it also tells a story about them at that age). You can also bring some snacks and water. For older children, you can bring surfboards, skateboards anything they are into at the time. If we are heading to the beach throw in some beach towels, and extra clothing for little people, as we might be getting wet.
What to wear
Please choose a style and colours that you like, simple yet fashionable, plain solid colours work well. - dark denim jeans for guys, Colour themes that compliment each other are a must for example Navy/Khaki: Beige/Cream: grey/pink: blue/green/white: black & white or choose one colour and wear a different shade for example Navy, denim, light blue, aqua, mixed with white.
Dress like the Royals. Don't worry this doesn't mean you have to wear a top hat or fascinator but if you look at the Royal family you will see that the colours/tones they wear always compliment each other.
If you can’t decide then the most important thing is they are plain solid colours with no patterns or visible licence trademarks like billabong, Hurley, Nike etc.
What happens if it rains
If it is terrential rain we will reschedule your session. However, if its showers I take it on a case by case circumstance, so depending on your schedule we make an educated decision on the day. Weather can be unpredictable it can be raining in the morning but sunny in the afternoon. I generally don't make any decisions until a couple of hours before your session.
Children can be unpredictable and take time to warm up. I like to capture the craziness of families and I will encourage your children to be where they need to be or chase them around capturing their energy. Children mirror their parents so relax and have fun, I want photographing your children to be a positive experience for them and build a rapport, the more relaxed you are the more successful the session will be. Some children will dig their heels in and refuse to be photographed, this is ok and I will not push them and ask parents to not push them either, I have lots of patience and find using different positive strategies work well.
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