Welcome and thank you for considering me for your family portrait session.
The following should help you work out what you want from your portrait session, including tips for making it an enjoyable experience, right through to choosing the prints for your album and wall display. However, if you're still not sure, I'm happy to make an appointment for you to have a chat - the best results are due to well thought out personalised sessions, which can only come from lots of discussion about your family.
If you haven't already, please have a look at the gallery - this may help spark some ideas and give an indication of the location which best suits your family.
Session information & tips
$150 weekdays $250 weekends
This fee is payable on booking, and is transferable, but not refundable.
Sessions last 1 hour, and can include as many different combinations as we can fit in – which will be plenty to give you a vast selection of photos.
Be happy! If you're relaxed and cheerful it's likely to rub off on the kids. Sounds simple but it works. And it's a helpful reminder because it's easy to get stressed trying to keep them clean!
No smile practice. The best photos include the most candid, natural expressions. You can help by thinking of all the things that make your kids laugh – funny memories and anecdotes to induce a giggle etc
We have no set rules with regards to clothing, but try to avoid clothing that is too busy – heavy logo's spots, stripes and busy patterns will take the attention in the images away from your faces. Little girls are always gorgeous in an a-line dress, and boys denim and a collared shirt. The ladies… it's often an idea to cover the tops of your arms with a a wrap, jacket etc - It's amazing how many women hate their bare arms! Teenagers (and often younger), we understand that there are sometimes clashes in opinions as to what looks good and what looks cool - it's really not worth having an argument about it, and will often put them in a mood not worth photographing!
In summary, keep it simple, and try and think about the location and the intended look and feel of the images. If you're not sure, please ask! Props that help tell your story are welcome, as are the four legged members of the family!
Choosing a location
Think about where you enjoy spending time as a family (beach, home, bush, park, city or rural). It helps if you’re all familiar with the location you choose. You can choose a location that is special to your family, or take inspiration from some of my favourite spots:
Michael Perry Reserve, Stonyfell
Marybank Farm, Rostrevor
Penfold Park, Magill
Parklands around Adelaide CBD
Gilbert St Studio, Adelaide CBD
And in the Clare Valley - Riesling Trail, Mintaro, Auburn, or your property!
"In this ever evolving world of the digital era, photography is accessible to all. Skill and imagination however, are not."
All prints and albums are hand printed on beautiful Museum Grade Fine Art paper
These gorgeous boxes contain your favourite 13 images printed on Fine Art paper and mounted ready for framing. You can keep all of your images in the box, or frame some and rotate them when your mood changes! Small box prints: 7 x 5 inches, Large box prints: 10 x 7 inches
I love looking through old photo albums with that warm, tingly sensation as the memories come flooding back! Fine Art books are made with museum quality papers and ink to ensure that your memories are safe for generations to come. The albums also include 13 images, but can include more if required.
PACKAGE 1 $995 (save $195)
7 x 5 inch Image box OR an 8 x 8 inch album with 13 images and one 15 x 10 inch wall print, plus a low resolution digital copy of all images
PACKAGE 2 $1695 (save $285)
10 x 7 inch Image box OR a 10 x 10 inch album with 13 images plus one 23 x 16 inch wall print, plus a low resolution digital copy of all images
PACKAGE 3 $1895 (save $695)
2 - 23x16 inch prints
2 - 15x10 inch prints
4 - 10x7 inch prints
6 - 7x5 inch prints
Plus a high resolution digital copy of all images suitable for printing. (valued at $500 with purchase of a package)
Individual Print pricing
All prints come mounted, ready for framing
7x5 inch (18x12cm) $75.00
10x7 inch (25x18cm) $125.00
15x10 inch (38x25cm) $215.00
23x16 inch (58x40 cm) $355.00
30x20 inch (75x50cm) $495.00
40x30 inch (100x75cm) $655.00
Choosing your photos
This is your chance to choose your favourite photographs and create artworks for your home. It is best done in my Adelaide studio, where you can view your images on a large screen, however I can come to your home if family commitments make a studio appointment too difficult. Put aside an hour of your time to carefully consider your selection.
Here are some helpful tips to get the best results:
Try to get all decision makers in the family along to the appointment (so no-one gets in trouble!)
Although children are most welcome, some parents find their presence distracting, so you might consider leaving your kids with a friend or family member.
Before your appointment, wander around your home and choose the best spot(s) to display your photos. Measure the space and bring the measurements with you.
Think about choosing photos for your extended family. Perhaps there are birthday or Christmas presents to tick off a gift list! Consider the type of shots (individual, children, family) and the sizes that would best suit them.
A 50% deposit is required at this ordering appointment and can be paid by cash, cheque or credit card.
Please get in touch via:
M l 0438 421 823