FAMILY | Maternity | NEWBOrN
These are the portraits that I specialise in. For your session we can choose any Waikato location of your choice or I can visit you in the comfort of your own home to capture something a little more sentimental. I'll guide you and give you all the advice you need before and during your session to ensure you're end product is exactly what you were dreaming of; a beautiful collection of images that will make you feel beautiful and you will feel proud to show off to all of the ones you love.
The Essential portrait package $700
For $700 you'll receive:
• Unlimited time together at any Waikato location of your choice.
• A what to wear and how to prepare guide – to feel comfortable, prepared and beautiful.
• Access to client wardrobe.
• 5 digital copies of your favourite images from our time together. These are delivered via a private online gallery in both colour and a timeless black and white. – The essentials, a few for the wall and one for the new dp.
• 1 year access to online gallery to purchase any further images.
1 • BOOKING IN
To book, all you need to do is contact me to view my available dates. I recommend to do this ASAP as I limit portrait availability to ensure I can look after all my clients. Once we have found a date that suits, you'll be required to sign a contract and pay a $150 booking fee to reserve this date. The remaining $550 isn't due until a week before our agreed date.
Payments can be made via bank transfer, Laybuy or credit card.
2 • PLANNING YOUR SESSION
Once booked, I will send you a questionnaire to get to know you and your family a little better. We will then work together to choose a location that will compliment the session you're booking in for and the vision you have in mind. Whether that be a sunset session on the shores of Raglan or an intimate session in the comfort of your home. I'll provide you with all the information you need to feel comfortable and ready for the day, including a what-to-wear guide.
3 • YOUR SESSION
On the day of your session, I will meet you at our chosen location, and if requested, will have with me any of the items requested from my client wardrobe for you to change into. I will guide you and give you directions to make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed to get those beautiful candid and romantic photographs you're after. There will be no time limit for our session, but you can expect the session to last anywhere from 40 to 90 minutes.
4 • RECEIVING YOUR IMAGES
2–3 weeks after our session I'll send you a link to an online gallery to view all your beautiful images, which you can also share with anyone you choose. Once you've decided on your favourites, I will make any further adjustments needed to these images before providing you with your downloadable gallery of high quality images perfect for printing or sharing online.
Wanting more images?
I've limited the essentials package to only 5 images so that I have the time to make sure these are images that you will fall in love with. Beautiful memories that you can have framed and be proud to share with all your friends and family for years to come — and let's face it, we only tend to post our favourites online anyway! HOWEVER, if you fall in love with them all, you will have access to your online gallery for a whole year and can come back to upgrade your package at any point within that time.
Add 1 image
1 image provided in both a colour and black and white digital file.
add 10 images
10 digital images with black and white duplicates.
+ $100 print credit to go towards a print for the wall.
Access to your full gallery both in colour and in black and white. + $100 print credit to go towards a print for the wall AND $500 album credit.
Motherhood Special$1,600 ($2,400 value)
You shouldn't have to pick and choose between your maternity and newborn galleries. Both times in your life are equally as special and deserve to be captured and remembered. So if you book two portrait sessions within a 6 month timeframe, you'll only need to pay an extra $200 for a full gallery upgrade on BOTH portrait sessions.
When is the best time to do a maternity session?
I usually like to book you in around 35 weeks so that your bump is nice and round but you're still relatively mobile. This gives us a few weeks up our sleeve for rescheduling too incase of the weather forecast not working in our favour!
When is the best time to do a newborn session?
Honestly ANYTIME is a good time for a photo session. It really just depends on what you're after. If you want a sleepy baby, the first 10 days are best. If you want to capture those first smiles then we can do.
DO YOU USE PHOTOSHOP? CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP THIS...
Yes I do. But I cannot photoshop you into a new person. I will adjust things that do not normally appear on a daily basis (acne/bruises/scrapes... etc... unless you want me to include them!), but I believe you are beautiful the way you are so I won't alter you! If you are self conscious about anything, just let me know in advance and we can make sure you're comfortable the day of shoot with poses.
I'm so awkward, do you tell me how to stand?
I like the candid images, those 'in-between' shots. But most people will need a bit of guidance to get those shots, so yes in a way, I tell you how to stand... but I like movement, so usually it's more of a guide that I'll give you. For example, I'll generally give you a few tasks to do, a bit of walking here and there and tell you to focus or look in certain directions/each other.
Can my partner be in the photos too?
YES! And your older kiddies, or even your pets! (Location permitting)
What if it's raining on the date of our shoot?
I keep a close eye on the weather and if the forecast looks really bad I'll be in touch a day or so before the shoot with some alternative dates or an alternative location.
How soon should I book in?
As soon as you can as I'll only take on around 8–10 shoots a month.
Do you use locations out of Hamilton?
Yes definitely! I especially love heading to the beach. There will be a travel fee included for some locations though. Please enquire.