When should I book?
My recommendation is that you book well in advance to avoid disappointment, especially if you have a particular date in mind.
Creative Newborn sessions should be booked as soon as you know you are pregnant as I can only book so many per month.
The best time to shoot maternity sessions is around 30-34 weeks, so please book as soon as possible to secure an appointment for this stage of your pregnancy.
Family sessions are suitable for a family of any size. I usually take a selection of group and individual shots. If you are planning to include extended family, please contact me to discuss as you may need an extended session.
I will photograph your family spending time together, rather than posing, as I would like to help you freeze those special, real moments in an authentic and creative way.
I want to give you images that tell a story about who you are as a family.
My packages are inclusive; the images are meant to be together so don't come individually.
For examples of recent sessions, visit my blog.
It is my preference to take advantage of the stunning scenery Auckland has to offer and I almost always shoot family sessions outdoors but am happy to come to your home for a lifestyle family session. Locations will be agreed on at the time of booking.
If you have a special place in mind, please tell me about it!
Creative newborn sessions involve posing your new baby with props plus a variety of natural poses with parents and/or siblings. I usually travel to you with a portable studio and a selection of simple props. The result is a set of unique and creative images for you and your child to treasure. I like to photograph your new baby between 5-14 days, while they are still nice and sleepy and don't mind being curled up into all the beautiful little poses. These sessions take between 2-3 hours to allow for feeding and settling. I will bring everything I need. I just ask that you choose a room with ample (but not direct) daylight eg. one with a large window, or french doors etc and heat it until very warm. Baby will spend much of the shoot nude, so warmth is essential.
Lifestyle newborn sessions suit families who would like to capture the early days at home with their newborn in a natural, documentary style, without props or posing.
I will make a tentative booking for your due date and will wait to hear from you once you are home from hospital with your new baby.
Maternity sessions (available only in conjunction with a newborn session) are shot either outdoors or at your home, so let me know when you book if you have a particular 'look' in mind. I welcome all your ideas, whether you're going for something really original or more classic.
What should I wear?
My advice is to choose simple, plain and timeless clothing with no logos, loud patterns or bright colours. Neutrals and soft colours are best and you should try and avoid large areas of black or white.
If you'd like further help with this, please don't hesitate to ask. It makes a huge difference to your images and is worth getting right!
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