I believe in relaxed, real family photos. I want to capture you, your life, your family how it really is. I believe in natural light, in natural settings. I believe a photo session should be fun and not about posing, but about doing what you love doing. Hugging, kissing, laughing, running, jumping...
All sessions take approximately 1-2 hours, with the exception of newborns.
Newborn sessions can be 2-4 hours long to allow for nursing, snuggling and relaxing. There is no rush for newborn sessions, they can take as long as they need to.
My packages are all full-resolution DIGITAL FILES that you download from an online gallery.
I would be super happy if I can help with any printing or framing needs after your session but I don't push you to purchase additional products.
Family session - $350
Family sessions are for your immediate family either at your home or at a location of your choice*! Young families, older children, babies at 4 months or 6-9 months when they're sitting up, and don't forget to include your pets!
Maternity session - $200
Maternity sessions are for your first baby, with just Mum/Dad and belly. If you already have children you'd like to include in the photos as well, you'll need to pay the family session price. These sessions can be at your home or at a location of your choice* and are taken at around 8 months so you still feel comfortable.
Newborn session - $400
Newborn sessions are ideally held within two weeks of your baby's birth, but due to the lifestyle aspect of my photography, I'm happy to take photos of your baby whenever you're ready. These are held in your home where you and your baby feel most comfortable*.
If you book both a Maternity and Newborn session together you receive $100 off the Newborn session.
Extended family photo session - $400
Extended family sessions are great for when you have the whole gang in town, or for a gift for someones special birthday. It's so important to get grandparents in the frame too. Those memories of them having a blast with their children and grandchildren together will be cherished forever. The sessions can be held at your own home or at a location of your choice*.
Birth photography - $600 (special introductory price)
I am in awe of birth and would love to be with you as you go through this completely life-changing moment. Get in touch if you are interested in having me photograph your birth.
Parties - $200 per hour
These sessions include photography of all the candid party moments, the details, family and friends, and can include a cake smash. Ideal for birthday parties, baby showers, family gatherings etc.*
My photos are meant to reflect your individual lifestyle. Because I want your photos to be real, I don't bring props with me and I don't pose you. So if you are wanting some photos involving props and poses, they will need to be your own!
This is how the process usually works:
You send me an email indicating your interest in booking a session.
I will email/call back and we can book a date and I will ask some questions to get to know you better/find out exactly what you are looking for in your photo session.
I will either come to your home or we will find a fun outdoor location for your photo shoot.
For newborn and baby photos, I love to come to your home as you and your baby will feel more comfortable and it makes it easier to work around nursing and naps.
The day before the shoot, if it's an outdoor shoot, we will discuss the weather forecast if it's looking like rain. On the day I will be in touch two hours beforehand to make a final decision. We will re-book a date if necessary.
I usually put a photo up on facebook once I've started editing, then when I'm finished I select my favourites and put them on my blog. Within two weeks I will have your gallery online and ready for you to download!
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to chat about all the options.
*All prices are for sessions within Auckland. Mileage will be added to the price for travel outside of Auckland.