I combine documentary lifestyle photography with contemporary portaiture, to provide you with images that capture a moment in time, and will reflect treasured memories in the years to come. Held at a location of your choosing, I generally allocate a minimum of one hour, though I can, and often do, stay longer if needed. If you have a session booked, and your children are unwell, tired, or simply not themselves, please feel free to reschedule. With two small children of my own, I am well aware that plans often change due to illness or “toddlerness”. Please let me know if you have a specific “look” in mind for your portraits, but don’t have a location to match – I may be able to provide suggestions.
For that lovely squishy “just new” look, the best time to schedule your session is within the first 10 days after birth. This short time frame means that it’s best to book a session, letting me know your due date, and once baby is born, we can organise a firm date & time to photograph your baby. Scheduling for older babies is based around what look you are after – if you want sleepy images of your two-month-old, I can come by around nap time. Playful images of your eight-month-old? Morning might be better. We can time the session based around your child’s routines & needs.
The best time to photograph maternity portraits is around 36-37 weeks. Don’t forget that I also offer packages to combine maternity & newborn portraits, including a new album package. Maternity sessions can be done in your home, or at a location of your choice (I am happy to provide suggestions). The session is tailored to your preferences, and does not necessarily involve flashing any skin! If you are uncomfortable with baring your belly, that’s completely fine, we can still create some beautiful portraits of this very special time in your life. You can include your partner and any other children if you wish, or we can just concentrate on you and your lovely bump. The choice is yours!
Family & Group Portraits
Don’t be limited by the notion that family portraits must involve denim & white t-shirts. Let your personality shine! It is best to avoid loud patterns, large logos and cartoon characters, but feel free to wear your favourite colours & outfits. The colours don’t need to match, but it is agood idea to make sure they don’t clash, and tone in well together. Scarves & beanies are great for sessions in the cooler months, not only for keeping warm, but they look great too! Feel free to bring along a change of clothes for some variety if you would like, and don’t forget your child’s favourite toy!