It has long been acknowledged that family images on display in your home helps boost a child’s sense of identity and self esteem. Each time they walk by a family image, which is countless times a day, this message is sent…
You, my child, are important,
You, my child, matter,
You have a special place in this world,
You are part of this thing called family; and
Your session will capture a range of images that you will treasure for the rest of your life. Some posed images – everyone looking and smiling at the camera for grandma will always be included – but my style for family sessions is more about capturing everything, those “inbetween” moments.
The smiles, the jumping in muddy puddles, the laughter, and the tears. I want for you to remember this particular time in life in all its messy, beautiful, funny glory.
Pets are part of the family, don’t hesitate to ask me about how we can incorporate your fur-babies into your session.
Family sessions are perfect for capturing candid moments of older babies (more than three months old) children and families. Couples with no children are also welcome to use this session to capture their love story.
Family sessions are held on location. I have a number of locations Canberra wide that provide gorgeous light.
I am passionate about creating art that helps you remember what that time of life was like for you. I don’t shy away from capturing authentic emotion. Your session is a celebration of simple things like love and togetherness. These photos will become part of your family’s legacy.
I aim for natural and relaxed images. The best photos are often the ones where you are engaging with each other. During your session, have fun. Laugh. Giggle. Joke. Embrace. Kiss. Snuggle. Play. Don’t be afraid to pick up your children and toss them in the air. This is where I will get the best images.
Cheese is for crackers. There will be penalties for asking the kids to smile for the camera…step back, and allow me interact with your children. This will result in natural, gorgeous smiles. You can help me capture the true essence of your child’s personality by talking with and coaxing out those smiles naturally and easily.
Especially with the littler children, it is a good idea to bring along your child’s favourite snack! We don’t want a hangry toddler on our hands. Bring along a favourite toy or meaningful family items to keep younger children amused.
Leave plenty of time on the day to prepare for your session. Have your clothing chosen WAY in advance and make sure that your outfit choices are comfortable and attractive. Feel free to send me a picture of what you have chosen for me to make suggestions.
To get the best from your session, focus on what you can control. Thoughtful selection of me as your photographer, your wardrobe, and a session date and time that works with your family’s schedule will definitely lead to beautiful images. Once the session starts, there isn’t much more you can do to ensure success, other than having fun and showing affection with your kids.