Family Session

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What can I expect from a lifestyle session?
You can expect a memorable day of just ‘being’ with your family. I don’t want you to do or be anything in particular, other than be present and connecting. I will offer guidance only when necessary  – for instance, to shoo you towards beautiful light or to help relax the kids (though I’ve found most photos are great when the kids are far from relaxing!)
Where should we go?
Wherever you feel most comfortable. Your favourite beach, out on the farm or inside your home. I’ve photographed kids in trees and on hay bales, jumping on beds and even a photo shoot in a greenhouse! Newborn sessions are always in the comfort of your home.
What should we wear?

Simple, casual and comfortable is best! Anything that evokes movement (think: swishy skirts and wind-blown hair) is great but not a must.  Coordinating, not matching, is great, and colour comes up BEAUTIFULLY in photos (hence my business name: The Colour of Life!)

It’s best to avoid too many prints, big logos and lots of black. For extra inspiration, you can visit my Pinterest Boards
I can also recommend some of the best stylists, hairdressers and makeup artists around! Great if you want to feel a little bit more special on shoot day! Also I’ve written a blog post, that you can find here ‘What do I wear?‘ that you may find helpful!

What happens if we need to reschedule?
Life happens, I get it. If an illness or unforseen event comes along, let me know at your earliest convenience so we can pick another date.
What about our peculiar Victorian weather?
I do sessions in all kinds of weather aside from rain and strong wind so if we happen to come across a particularly nasty day, we will decide together on the day whether to postpone the photo shoot or not.
Can I book a session with extra family members, like grandma?
Yes, definitely. Please request a quote! I love grandmas (and grandpas!)
How soon after bub arrives should I book my newborn session?
I recommend between one and four weeks old. The baby can be awake or asleep (or both) so I will be totally guided by you as to when you think you (and babe) are ready. We will pencil a date in shortly after your due date and you just let me know when your bundle of joy arrives, and we can set up a suitable time.
When will I receive my digital photos?
Approximately two to three weeks after your session, you will receive a link to a password protected online gallery, which will remain open for 7 days.
How do I order prints, albums or canvases?

Contact me and I can show you all of the beautiful options available – remember: photographs are meant to be printed!

Once your package is chosen and paid for, your order will be placed and delivery will be 1-3 weeks and a little longer for albums.

Do you photograph weddings or parties?
Nope, but I can recommend fabulous wedding photographers. My passion lies in photographing families and children.
What are your payment terms?
A non-refundable fee of 50% will secure you’re date and time. The balance will be due one week prior to your session. Payment plans are available – just get in contact
How do I book?
Simply head to the Contact section on my website or the form at the bottom of the page and complete the booking form. This allows us to help get the ball rolling on a date and time that is fitting for us all.

get in touch

Simply head to the Contact section on my website or at the bottom of the page and complete the booking form. This allows us to help get the ball rolling on a date and time that is fitting for us all.