Family Film Session 50% Deposit
Family Film Session 50% Deposit
$1200 is your booking fee and will be applied to the total amount of $2400 (normally $3000) upon booking. Upon checkout, you will be asked to choose the month you would like for your session. Once payment is received you will receive an invoice for the remaining amount, your contract for the session and a session date based on my availability.
All prices include GST.
Family film sessions take place on a Saturday or weekday, either indoors at your home at any time of day, or outdoors before sunset. Sessions last for about 2 1/2 - 3 hours. My style of working with families is relaxed, fun, and easygoing. There is no pressure for kids to perform or be anything but themselves, and that goes for you guys too! Come as you are, and leave feeling connected and re-energised.
Before the Session:
We'll schedule a phone chat in advance about how the session will run, and what you hope to get out of it. I’ll give wardrobe/styling advice if you need it and answer any other questions you may have about the session.
During the Session:
Family film sessions go for about 2 1/2 - 3hrs. If your session is taking place at home, I’ll arrive and introduce myself to everyone in the family. We’ll chat for a bit and I’ll ask for a quick tour of your home. From there, I’ll pick a few spots with the most interesting light and I’ll probably ask you to hang out together in those spots. My sessions are very much child led, and if a child isn’t feeling up to doing what I’m asking for I’ll figure out another way to work with them. I never expect children to perform, and I never push them when they need space. The way I get beautiful, natural, and connected images is through encouraging children to play with and talk to you, so it’s important that you are open and receptive to that and that you let go of any pre-conceived expectations you may have about how the session will go. Trust in my process, and connect with your children through talking to them about things that really matter. I may occasionally ask one or more family members to look softly at the camera, but I won’t ever ask you all to look and smile me so it’s best if you don’t ask your children to do those things either as it can really interrupt the flow and result in less than natural images and uncooperative children. What I will do, is ask you to talk to each other, move together, laugh with each other, and love on each other. The best moments happen organically without any involvement from me. I might ask you to tell your children/partner the reasons why you’re proud of them, what you love about them, and so on and so on, or I might just leave you to interact with each other as you would normally. Every session is different, but if you can be vulnerable with the members of your family, they will be vulnerable with you, and that’s where the magic happens. Think of it as a collaboration. I’m not there to tick off a shot list or make images that look the same as everyone else’s. I’m there to hold a space for you and your favourite people to truly connect with each other, and create magic in front of my camera. All on your own. Just by being you.
After the Session:
About 2-3 weeks after your session you can expect to receive a link to your online gallery. From there you will be able to download the full set of high resolution, edited images PLUS the additional convenient option of ordering prints/products directly through your gallery from the best professional print lab in Australia. About 6-8 weeks later, you can expect to receive your film. Most films are about 3-4 min long, set to hand selected, licensed music.
To book during the 2019 session sale, you will need to pay 50% of the session fee, with the remainder due 7 days before your session date. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another session booking at a later date if needed.