How many images will I receive?
Your booking includes 10 retouched images, received as digital files. You have the option for extra add-ons, which include single digital files, purchasing the entire photoshoot, as well as prints delivered to your home.
Will my photographs be watermarked?
Your images will not have a watermark on them.
How do you describe your style?
My style is documentary photography; it’s honest and timeless, light and love inspired. I like to captures moments unseen, effortlessly, stripping back the layers and capturing the real, the beautiful, and the unfiltered. No posy put your arm here now smile sort of stuff.
Are your photographs digital or film?
I am digital photographers. Sometimes I do bring my Polaroid camera along (as a special gift from me, of course).
I don’t think I will need two hours for the photo shoot?
Not a problem! I always allow for 2 hours; things happen, sickness, sports games run late, anything can happen! But 2 hours gives us time for those things; no stress, no rushing.
How many months pregnant should I be for my photoshoot?
Anytime is suitable. The photoshoot is to capture this magical time, not specifically your pregnancy at its peak. 5-7 months is ideal to show enough bump, but my priority is making sure you feel comfortable.
How do I secure my date?
When you confirm that you would like to book me as your photographer, I will send you some paperwork which includes a contract as well as the booking fee. Your date will be secure once we have received both the digitally signed contract and the booking fee.
How far in advance should we consider booking you?
As soon as you have your date locked in! I receive enquiries many months in advance, so the sooner you contact me the greater your chances that I will be available for your date & time.
How do I book?
Please feel free to complete the contact form on this website, or call me on 0415 870 640.
Will you tentatively hold a date for us?
Unfortunately, I do not hold dates.
Is the booking fee refundable or transferable?
If you have to cancel your photoshoot, your booking fee is transferable but not refundable.
Do you offer gift certificates?
I most certainly do! Please be in contact and I will be able to organise one for you.
Do you travel interstate or internationally?
Yes, I love travelling and regularly travel interstate and overseas!
When is the final payment due?
Final payment is due no later than 7 days prior to your photoshoot. In the case that this payment is not complete, the shoot will not commence until final payment is complete.
Do you do payment plans?
Yes – you have the option to pay the full amount, a deposit, or a payment plan! Please contact me for further details.
What forms of payment to you accept?
I accept bank transfer, cash, credit card and really beautiful red wine.
Do you have a studio?
Studio shoots can be booked, but as you have booked me as your photographer, a huge part of my creative work and ‘look’ is building and capturing photographs in your home, or places around your home such as parks and beaches.
I want to shoot you the way you are, all the time. Don’t wear lots of make-up if you never do, don’t overdress if that is unusual or uncomfortable. Closer to your shoot I will be in contact with you to help style your shoot. I do have recommended hair & make-up artists that I work with closely if you would like recommendations!
What do I wear?
As above, I want to shoot you the way you are, all the time. Don’t overdress if that is unusual or uncomfortable. I love shooting textures, beautiful garments and designer brands, BUT I rather you wear something comfortable and flattering in your eyes, whatever will make you feel most confident. I tend to steer away from very bold patterns that could completely distract and overtake your shoot. Prior to your shoot I will be in touch to talk you through your styling!
On the Day
What is your approach on the day?
I am a very relaxed photographer. A combination of 100/s of shoots + understanding the technical side of photography so well; all I am doing is watching light, and watching expressions to capture the exact moments I love. I strive to ensure that you have a memorable and enjoyable photoshoot. No stress, no confusion, no nerves, no arguments with your partner. Ultimately I’d like you to forget that I am even there. I do everything I can to change your idea of a traditional photoshoot.
We’re not comfortable in front of the camera…
You’re not alone and I completely understand! I’d like to think my shoots are fun. And yes, although you are heavily pregnant don’t feel yourself, I promise you once we start shooting, your anxiety, preconceived ideas or doubts will fly away. Just remember this shoot is purely to document this special time; the journey it took to get here, what that means for you, and what that means for your future as a mother and together as a family… I will document the rest! I may give you some simple instructions just to get you started, but that’s about it!
What if it rains?
Rain hail or shine, we shoot. Undercover areas are easily found. I never pick locations because of how ‘pretty’ they are.. I am looking for beautiful light, if I have light, the rest is a non-issue! Some shoots do need to be rescheduled, and I am very flexible with this.
Do you retouch our photographs?
Yes. Delicate and unnoticeable. Every photo is retouched very lightly and carefully. This includes colour correction or removing a major blemish.
How do you deliver our images?
I will initially send you a link to your online gallery which contains your low-resolution images. Your high-resolution images, which are perfect for printing, will be posted to you on a USB.
What is an online gallery?
This is your personal, password protected website allowing you to view your edited images, favourite them, download them & order prints. You can share this gallery with your friends and family, for them to also download or order prints (particularly with your parents, you will thank me later!)
How long until we receive our photographs?
Image selection and editing is an integral part of my process, just as involved and meticulous as documenting shoot itself. As such, I allow 2 weeks after your photo shoot to complete this step.
Will we receive a preview after our photoshoot?
Your photographs will be revealed to you, in full, beautifully edited and complete as a narrative. I do not send previews.