Each season of life looks different + they all deserve to be celebrated in their own way. Whether that's inside your home welcoming a new baby, or outside chasing your favorite people through the tall grass at sunset ... THAT is the story we should capture...THAT is the story I want to help you tell. Having those memories hold space on yours walls + live on in an album immediately takes you back to that moment in time when they were 4 days old, swaddled in muslin and tucked safely in yours arms with that gorgeous, intoxicating newborn smell.
I'll tell you, seeing images of my babes running barefoot through the grass with dirt on their faces reminds of a simpler time, and nothing makes my momma heart happier than knowing I have those memories captured + collected for all time.
Most of my families invest between $600 - $1000 USD ($1000 - $1500 AUD). Sessions have a starting off point and can be added to with tangibles - prints, matted gallery style wall art + heirloom, archival quality albums that will be passed down through generations. Once your session is complete and you've viewed your gallery, we'll collaborate on which images are your favorites and what specific items you'd like to round out your LMP collection. I have established accounts with professional print labs, so you can be sure that the items you choose will be of the highest quality, and vetted by me before they even reach you. I provide nothing but the very best for my families.
The journey to motherhood is one of the most sacred times in our lives. Capturing this fleeting season is so important - no matter what it looks like for you, it deserves to be preserved for all time.
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motherhood: 650+ AUD // newborns: 1000+ AUD // families: 700+ AUD // couples + anniversary: 600+ AUD
Motherhood + Family sessions are 1-2 hrs long. Galleries are 40 - 60 images.
Couples / Anniversary sessions are 1 hour. Galleries are 30-60 images.
*Newborn sessions are 2-3 hours long. Galleries are 60 - 80 images.
(*These are historically longer sessions as I like to make sure there's time for feedings + nappy changes.)
All locations are mutually agreed upon before your session date.
Each gallery is hand edited + high resolution, delivered in an online platform hosted by Pixieset.
Galleries expire 365 days from the date first published.
EACH SESSION INVESTMENT INCLUDES A $50 PRINT CREDIT.
Petite Sessions (only offered a few times a year) are 550 AUD, 20 minutes in length + each gallery is 10 images.
5 additional images can be added to your gallery for an additional 50 AUD.
( *investments are subject to change at any time. Booking / signing a contract locks your session at the current investment value. )
GET IN TOUCH
Our journey starts with an email -
tell me everything that you are looking for! What kind of session you'd like, who will be there, whatever your heart is searching for! The more information you can give me, the better. I want to make sure we are the perfect fit!
Now we get to collaborate + create the best session for you. Once you're booked in, you'll receive your LMP 2023 Session Guide - it's full of tons of session information, location ideas as well as great style inspo! I'll also send a questionnaire (full sessions only) - it'll help me to get to know you better!
This is my favorite part - here's where the magic happens! Your session will be a mix of candids and portraits. I don't force your kiddos (or you!) to do anything they don't wanna do, but I promise you'll have the images you are after! (Breaks to let them snack + drink are totally fine...and encouraged!)
Your gallery will be delivered within 2 weeks for petite sessions + between 4-6 weeks for full sessions. You will receive a link in your email to your gallery in Pixieset, as well as a link to a mobile gallery that you can download directly to your phone home screen!
What would you call your style of photography?
I am a lifestyle photographer - it's the art of capturing people and their "everyday" in an elevated way. Your session will be full of play, laughter, games - the best images come from the unscripted. You + yours are the story tellers. I am the fly on the wall that will capture that story better than anyone.
What will our session with you be like?
I don't carry a "shot list" and I don't have a rubric that my sessions fit into - each session is its own + unique to you. I will not pose you, but I will prompt you if I think it's needed. Your session will be entirely yours. We will laugh, run, play + most of all, we'll capture all the parts of your story, no matter how big or small.
Do you use props?
In a word, no. I find props are limiting to my style of shooting, I have spent years with much trial and error, whittling down what my sessions look and feel like. Props simply don't fit in. That's not to say that a special stuffie or blanket hasn't made its way into past sessions...that's different. There has also been the occasional ultrasound image to announce the newest addition. Your session should reflect you + not be distracted by extra "flair" that most likely won't stand the test of time.
*I also ask that you refrain from bringing any.
Are digital images included in our session investment?
ABSOLUTELY - your final gallery will include between 40 - 60 hand edited high resolution images (that number changes if you've booked a petite session). Once you book your session, you will be sent a session e-guide which includes a small collection of tangibles (prints, framed art + albums) to choose from to help bring your digital images to life.
*RAW images are not available for release.
When will our gallery be delivered?
Once your session is complete, your gallery will arrive within 2 weeks for a petite session + between 3-4 weeks for a full session. You will receive a link in your email to a high resolution gallery that comes from Pixieset. You can share that link with whomever you'd like, and if you would like your gallery password protected, that's no problem - we can take care of that detail once your gallery is ready.
What is a print credit + how does it work?
A print credit is a set value that comes off your total investment, and is then applied towards tangibles (prints, framed art + albums). Whatever items you choose will be less $50, since you've already covered that amount when you placed your deposit.
We've never had professional photos done before - help!
Unless you are a professional model or have spent gobs of time in front of a camera, it is safe to say that you are entering uncharted waters. It's expected that you'll be a deer-in-headlights at the beginning, so I promise to gently guide you along the way. I won't pose you, but I will prompt you from time to time. Everyone is nervous at the start of their session + that is 100% ok! (I have yet to meet anyone who didn't need a little nudge to get going!) If it helps, within the world of "lifestyle," there is very little pressure and people are entirely themselves.
What if it rains on the day of our session?
I usually suggest still shooting unless it's a total disaster - I'll say though, some of the most amazing images have been taken on a stormy day. If the day of ( or even days leading up ) are rained out, we'll find a new date that works for everyone.
Do you offer mini sessions?
A couple times a year, I offer what I call "petite sessions." I advertise them a about a month out through email, on the home page of this website, and on social media (facebook + Instagram). They are typically 20 minute slots with a set number of images at a set investment. *Booking a session at any other time will always be considered a full session booking.
What if I have more questions?
Your session guide contains a ton of information that may answer those questions. However, since I can't anticipate ALL the questions, I welcome you to reach out via email:
USD or AUD?
I accept cash ( AUD / USD ) or a personal check ( USD ).