When you're always the one taking the pictures, you leave an empty space in your family album where YOU were supposed to be.

 
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Session Information

 

 
 
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Storytelling Session | Family Film + Photos

Imagine if you could go back and re-live a day in your childhood. What would that feel like for you? How much would it mean to you now? That’s what a Storytelling Session is all about, and it’s the most popular session type that people book. It’s a morning or an afternoon spent completely unplugged, and unposed, hanging out at home with your kids. Ideal for the family that wants to remember all the nuances of everyday life, and celebrates the importance of the here and now. Included in your session fee is a phone consult with me to plan your session around what’s the most meaningful to you.

INCLUDED IN YOUR SESSION FEE:

  • 4 hr session time

  • 3-5 min film

  • 50 high res images delivered via digital download

If you love the idea of capturing real, authentic moments of this season in your life, then this is the session for you.

Spots are limited for these sessions so it’s best to get in touch early to lock in your date. Contact me for pricing.

 
 

 
 
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Moving Portrait Session | Family Film + Photos

Imagine what it would mean to your child to have video and audio of you telling them how proud you are of them, that they could look back on and remember for the rest of their life. What would that mean to them? What would that mean to you? A moving portrait is a shorter session that is entirely focussed on capturing the love and connection you have with your family. Sessions can take place at home or outdoors, usually in the late golden hour of sunset. During the session, I’ll create an environment for you to connect with your kids and your partner, through sharing stories and laughter and possibly tears as well. This is by far the most emotional of the three sessions that I offer, and all I ask is that you come to this session with an open mind and be ready to tell your kids and your partner just how much you love them.

INCLUDED IN YOUR SESSION FEE:

  • 2 hr session time

  • 2-3 min film

  • 20 high res images delivered via digital download

If you want to wrap your family in an experience full of love and meaningful moments that they’ll cherish forever, this is the session for you.

Spots are limited for these sessions so it’s best to get in touch early to lock in your date. Contact me for pricing.

 
 

 
 
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Keepsake Session | Mini Film + Photos

A Keepsake Session is a shorter session focussed on capturing a specific memory or tradition with video. An example of this might be a film that feels like a love letter to your kids with audio of you speaking over the top of video of them playing at home, or outdoors. Or maybe it’s a session to capture audio of your child/children talking, with an interview asking them questions about their favourite things plus a fun activity you do together. It might be a tradition your children share with their grandparents. You don’t have to know exactly what you want for the session right away when you book, because included in your session fee is a phone consult with me to plan your session to capture what’s meaningful to you.

INCLUDED IN YOUR SESSION FEE:

  • 1 hr session time

  • 1-2 min film

  • 10 high res images delivered via digital download

If you’re after a short film and photos to preserve a memory you never want to forget, this is the session for you.

Spots are limited for these sessions so it’s best to get in touch early to lock in your date. Contact me for pricing.

 
 

 
 
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Simple Session | Just Photos

A Simple Session is a one hour session, perfect for updating your photos in between film sessions or to capture a small slice of your life together at home.

INCLUDED IN YOUR SESSION FEE:

  • 1 hr session time

  • 40 high res images delivered via digital download

If you’re after a small collection of gorgeous, love soaked photos to update your yearly album or your wall, this is the session for you.

Spots are limited for these sessions so it’s best to get in touch early to lock in your date. Contact me for pricing.

 
 

 
 
 

FAQ’s

+ 1. What happens after I book?

After you book your session, then I send you a questionnaire and we get on the phone to chat. Included in your session fee is a phone consult with me to plan your session around what’s the most meaningful to you. I’ll ask you questions that will give me details I need to know about your family, and help you decide what parts of your everyday life you want to capture in a film. The responses I’ve had from clients I’ve worked with before is that the kids cry when they watch their film almost as much as the parents do. It is an investment you’ll never regret making. It’s the story of your family, through the lens of a mother who feels as deeply as you do that time is slipping away too quickly.

+ 2. Why book a film + photo session?

Because in 30 years from now, your children deserve to have a glimpse of what everyday life was like when they were little. Because in 30 years from now, YOU deserve to be reminded of how far you’ve come, and how much of yourself you gave to your kids. Exploring nature, braiding unruly hair, cooking meals together, snuggling in bed, kissing imaginary bruises, washing tiny babies, building forts in the lounge room, playing, and living together as a family. These are all the things that make up the magic of childhood and deserve to be documented and treasured for forever and ever.

+ 3. What will the session be like? We've only done family photo sessions in the past, will it be like that?

I capture moments naturally as they unfold, and although it might feel a little weird at first having me there while you go about your normal life I promise you'll get comfortable quickly. With video, it's easiest for everyone if we make a plan for your session together beforehand, and then you take the lead by just doing your thing together while I shoot what organically unfolds. But don't worry only the very best, most important moments will end up in the completed film. It won't be a montage of your child's temper tantrums (unless you want that! Although I'm guessing you don't). I'm less like a photographer asking you to smile at the camera, and more like a friend hanging out with you who just happened to bring their camera along. The best part about that is, there's no pressure for the kids to behave or look perfect. You can simply relax and be yourselves, and leave the rest to me. For moving portrait and keepsake sessions, I do give a little bit more guidance, especially if there's specific audio that you want to capture.

+ 4. We are so keen to invest in this, but money is a little tight. Can we arrange a payment plan?

Of course! Pricing for me sessions start at $1500 and I completely understand that's a large investment for most families. I can set up a payment plan custom to your needs. Get in touch and we can work out the details.

+ 5. Do you do extended family sessions?

No, unfortunately I'm not able to accomodate extended families or large group bookings at this time.

+ 6. Do you do weddings?

Only very occasionally. Get in touch for a price list if you're interested in booking me to document your wedding.