I used to think that referring to photography pricing as an investment was corny and gimmicky. That was until I was asked, 'If your house was on fire, what of yours should I grab?' My answer ... 'My photo albums.' That's when I finally 'got it.'
Photos hold your moments that are long gone, that now live only in your mind; treasured, heart-wrenching moments that you cling to with all your might. So, yes ... I will admit that I was wrong, because money spent on photography is truly an investment; an investment in your story. It is the only tangible proof that you were here. In years to come, when you exist only as a spirit, these photographs will remain and will allow your tale to continue.
For Couples + Families
Session Fee - $240
1.5 hour on location session, either indoors or outdoors
3 digital images
60+ Downloadable, Digital Images
2 || 5x7 Fine Art Print
1 || 8x10 Fine Art Print
15% off Print Products
30 Downloadable, Digital Images
1 || 5x7 Fine Art Print (photographer’s choice)
5% off Print Products
10 Downloadable, Digital Images
Session fee is payable upon booking. Choose your package and pay prior to your session to receive a $40 discount.
Printing photos is back … thank goodness.
There is nothing better than holding a photograph in your hands, hanging a image on the wall or browsing through a perfectly curated album. I love great quality print products, which is why I only offer the best. These aren’t your average Big W photos, these are art.
Get in touch for my current price list and to see what I offer.
For Elopements + Intimate Weddings
Packages from $1800.
Contact me for more info.
Q & A
So, you've booked (yay!). What's next?
Well on my end there's many smiles, excitement and a very tiny little bit of dancing! I'm so excited, I can't wait to meet you and record some magic.
After all that let's get down to business ... just briefly. We will agree upon the perfect date, time and location. I will then send you an email with your invoice, you will pay your $240 non-refundable session fee to secure your date and time, as well as sign a contract outlining the do's/don't/what ifs/what nots to cover us both and keep all parties smiling. Around this time, you will also receive a questionnaire to help me to get better acquainted with you and your lot. Please remember nothing is too trivial. The more information you provide the better equipped I will be to customise your session. The way your husband's nose crinkles when he's thinking ... yep include that. The way your daughter's hair curls tightly around the nape of her neck ... yep include that. The crazy way your kids get during hide and seek ... yep, you guessed it, include that. I want to know it all. If you want to remember it, if you relish that moment, I want to know about it.
Send all of this back to me ASAP and you are good to go. Let's do this!
Where are you based?
I live on a cattle property in North Western Queensland, two hours from a small town that you have probably never heard of but since we travel for everything from groceries to doctors, I work throughout North Queensland.
Do you travel?
Do I travel?! What kind of question is that anyway?! Of course I travel, I love to travel. So where are we talking? Canada? Italy? Mexico?! Yes, yes, YES! Of course I travel within North Queensland as well.
I'm also very keen to follow you and yours throughout Australia and the world. Get in touch and we'll work out the ultimate itinerary.
Where should we meet?
Short answer ... anywhere you want. I shoot both indoors and outdoors, I can work with both. What I am really interested in, is somewhere that is important to your journey. If you love the beach, let's go there. If you love the bush, let's do it. If you love being out in the paddock, we are there.
But, don't forget your house, your home, your abode. For a moment think about how much actually goes on in your home ... the seemingly boring mundane day to day things that aren't actually that small and insignificant at all, it's life. It is real, unconstrained, irrational, beautiful, perfect life - why not take photos there? That's where you play, laugh, cry, it's where you feel your greatest emotions. If you think about it, it's perfect.
Ultimately, I want to go to the place that makes your heart sing; take me on a journey of your soul.
If you aren't too sure where you want to go, that's ok as well, I know a spot (actually a few). Just tell me what you're after and I will find the best location.
If we are going to be only outside or a mix of both then we will schedule for early morning or late afternoon. I am looking for that magical, golden light, you know the light that transforms the day? If you see it in the morning you are delighted because of it and in the afternoon, you realise that despite the day the world is still beautiful - that's the light I'm after. It might mean a disruption to your schedule but it'll be worth it, I promise. Have an easy day in the lead up to the session, pack snacks/water for the kids (maybe a drink or two for Mum and Dad) and a few toys/distractions for younger kids (only a few and they won't be used as props).
However, if we are going to hang out inside only then around 10am or 2pm but that's pretty flexible.
How should I prepare my home?
Please don't stress about this too much. It's your home and I'm not coming to do a spread for House & Garden magazine, I'm here for you. I don't want a home that has been cleaned within an inch of its life and is no longer loved in. A general tidy, everything in its place, clutter removed, but forget the stress. However, if cleaning is your thing ... go for it (and when you're done my house is waiting). Whatever will make you happiest and most relaxed.
What should we wear?
Ahh ... the eternal question. First of all, something that reflects you, something that you are comfortable in and something that you feel amazing in (who doesn't want to feel amazing for photos?). I suggest starting with Mum. After finding the ultimate outfit for the queen of the house we can dress the rest of the tribe. Think coordinating, not matching. Think authentic, fun, textures, layers, flowy dresses or skirts. Think neutrals with pops of colours - accessories are great for this.
If you come unstuck and need a little help, that's what I'm here for. I love to see snaps of outfits before hand and if you are going shopping, I can help with that too.
But beware there are some no-nos. No too thin stripes. No too bold logos/brand names. No too matching outfits (all in denim & white shirts). Other than that, it's all good.
Check out my Pinterest page for some ideas I've already saved, here.
Please keep in mind that will ask you to sit on the ground, run, play, climb and if the moment (and location) calls for it ... get a little wet. I will ALWAYS choose the moment over keeping people/clothes pristine, this is after all a family/couple photo shoot and not intended for a catalogue.
But ... my family's a little crazy.
Oh I hear ya, so's mine! But crazy's real right?! I have two kids myself and I totally get what life's like; but a little distance will help you see how wonderful it all really is. Don't fight it, it's raw, pure life, let's embrace it. I will aim to get that one shot of everyone looking for grandma but after that, there is so much truth in imperfection. It's my job not to make you appear magazine polished but to harness the significance of you and your clan right now, craziness and all.
What about extras? And not the movie kind.
No sorry, I want to keep this an intimate look into your life, however, if you do want to do extended family or larger sessions I am more than happy to recommend other photographers that specialise in that style of photography.
How long do we have to wait to see the magic?
I will endeavour to share sneak peaks via email within 24 hours but no later than 48 hours post shoot. For the rest however, you're going to have to wait a little longer. Between two and three weeks will see your online/downloadable gallery ready and waiting for you.
Will I get my pictures in both black and white and colour?
No. A lot goes into the decision to make an image either colour or black and white, including and not limited to the light, location and surrounding colouring, while deciding I also consider the moment, emotion and story that is being conveyed. I promise you that a lot of thought has gone into making your images perfect and I have used my judgement as an artist to do so. However, if you feel that the editing is does not suit you then I am happy to re-edit any files for an additional $15 each.
Will you make my teeth whiter/my eyes brighter/my waist smaller/my husband Channing Tatum (say what?!)?
No sorry I won't. You are perfect/amazing/incrediable/radient/real/awesome, so no, I won't change any of that.
What if we want more? Prints that is. Or albums or framed prints.
After viewing your gallery you are more than welcome to upgrade to any of the additional products. After seeing all that gorgeousness, I can't really blame you. Still after more? Shoot me through an email and we will work to make your printing dreams a reality.