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A couple hold hands and walk among bushland at a family photoshoot in Brisbane

INFORMATION

WHAT DO I WEAR TO A FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT SESSION?

Wardrobe! You'll notice from my work that I love neutral colours: white, cream, grey, pale blue.  These kinds of colours are light and bright in photos, are easy to co-ordinate both with each other and with the location. I love accents of earthy colours like burnt orange if you're looking for a pop of colour. 

For shoes, something neutral coloured works well or absolutely feel free to go barefoot!

Also, have a think about any watches you usually wear – sometimes they can be distracting in your photos so unless it’s something that’s really important and sentimental to you, consider leaving it at home.

But above all, this is your shoot and your photographs and whatever clothes you’re comfortable in will be perfect. My job is that you’re not even looking at what you’re wearing when you see your photographs; you’re too focused on the real emotions that we’ve captured.

For more information, check out my blog post: WHAT TO WEAR TO A FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT

But if that time really isn’t going to work for your little one, that’s totally okay! If you can’t make Golden Hour, then a morning shoot is second best. We can be flexible with what time of the morning depending on the time of year and a time that suits your little ones moods. We can also choose a location that’s well suited to morning light.

Home sessions can be a bit more relaxed and we generally start mid-morning.

WHAT'S THE BEST TIME OF DAY FOR A FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT?

There are so many beautiful places to have a photoshoot around Brisbane – the beach, the gardens, the grass fields, the bushland. But some times of day are much better than others to have your family photos taken. Golden Hour is the best time of day for photos.

Golden Hour is the time of day right before sunset, where the light is amazing and everyone and everything looks fantastic. I love to do outdoor sessions during Golden Hour – starting about ninety minutes before sunset. For those of you with small humans, a late nap and some food before the session can help so they’re in the best mood possible.

WHERE WILL WE GO?

I’m based in Highgate Hill, on Brisbane’s southside. I love working in nature and have a number of locations I often use from around Ipswich, on the northside or the beaches on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. If there’s a location that’s really special to you I’m always up for somewhere new! My session costs include travel within the Brisbane region however a travel fee applies for locations outside this.

The location is completely your call and I can suggest a location if you need.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY LITTLE ONE IS IN A BAD MOOD?

Your kids will be perfect – whatever way that are during their session. I promise I can work with it and there’s no need for them to be all smiles at all times for us to have a fun time and get some amazing images. 

A toddler meltdown is the thing that ends shoots early so if you’ve chosen a Golden Hour outdoor afternoon session, it can be a good idea for them to have a late nap and a little food before we start so can take full advantage of the time.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

I’ll keep an eye on the weather leading up to your shoot and I’ll be in touch if things aren’t looking good. If the weather is overcast, we’ll still go ahead (dramatic skies can look really beautiful in photos) but we’ll reschedule to a new date of your choice if it’s raining.

WHAT IF I GET SICK?

Life happens, of course. Let me know as soon as you can and we’ll reschedule with no extra fee.

HOW DO I BOOK?

To organise a date and time, just book a time online here

To secure a session time, a non-refundable $150 retainer is required. The remaining balance on your invoice is due on the session date. If you need to change the date of your session, I’ll do my best to accommodate you and the retainer can be transferred to the new date.

I accept bank transfer or cash for the balance. 

WHEN WILL I GET MY PHOTOS?

I aim to have your completed digital gallery delivered to you within two weeks of your session. If there’s any change to this, I’ll communicate openly with you during the process.

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