Do you use studio or natural light?
I use both.
My Maternity work is predominantly outdoor natural light, but there is a studio light option.
Birth is completely natural light
Fresh 48 sessions are completely natural light.
My Newborn work is predominantly studio light with natural light shots taken in between sets.
Sitter Sessions are completely studio light.
My Cake Smash sessions are outdoor, natural light sessions.
I chose to keep a mix of both lights in my business as both have their advantages and I prefer certain lights for certain sessions.
Do you take Posed or Lifestyle Portraits?
I take both, depending on the session.
Maternity is predominantly posed, but sometimes there is some Lifestyle done.
Birth is completely Lifestyle/Documentary.
Fresh 48 is completely Lifestyle/Documentary
Newborn is both.
Sitter sessions are completely posed
Cake Smash I suppose you could say is both, as we do official posed First Birthday portraits first then the Cake Smash afterwards which isn’t posed, I’m just capturing your bubby doing their own thing with their birthday cake.
What does ‘Lifestyle Photography’ mean?
Lifestyle Photography is incorporating things that you would typically do. This can be reading your baby a story, giving them a bath, changing their nappy, giving them a bottle, making a meal etc. It is incorporating your "real-life events" into your session.
There is no specific outcome or ‘shots’ that I stage you and your family for unless it’s to move what you’re doing to next to a window to utilise the beautiful natural light in the room.
There are no props, no studio lighting, no “say cheese”.
Do I sell digital files on a USB?
I love the fact that I base my business around what ‘I’ would want as a customer. Lots of photographers these days ONLY sell prints, I sell digitals in ALL of my packages. I figure if I just sell you a print and, heaven forbid, your house burns down, those memories will be lost to you forever. Your digital files can be backed up and reprinted as many times as you like for years to come.
Purchasing with me you receive both high resolution and low resolution versions as well as a 4x6 print for each image ordered.
What does "low-resolution" mean?
Low-resolution files are digitally compressed files that have been purposely reduced in quality for screen display only. They will appear pixelated when printed. I provide low-resolution files solely for my clients to be able to upload quickly to social media sites such as Facebook, and for sharing electronically with friends and family without losing any quality.
High-resolution files are the files you use for printing your images, any images you purchase with me you will receive in both low and high resolution versions as well as a 4x6 print per ordered image.
Do I sell prints and products?
Yes I do! I believe it is so important for my clients to walk away with more than just a USB of digital files. I love selling digitals but honestly there’s nothing like seeing photos printed, holding them in your hands. There is a sense of ownership, a sense of belonging and an immense sense of love whenever I hold a photo of my babies in my hands and I love that I can give that feeling to you as well.
I wish upon wish I had this opportunity with my baby girls but now I cherish my ability and passion to create a story for you. A story about the most perfect and happiest moments in your life that are delivered in a way you can hold onto forever.
Why do you recommend using a professional print lab?
I have discovered the real value of printing with a professional lab through personal experience.
Commercial outlets such as Kmart, Officeworks, Camera Warehouse, Big W, Harvey Norman often produce prints with a strong colour cast that does not match the original colour file. This colour cast can be particularly apparent in skin tones, completely ruining a beautiful shot. I have tested this completely using 3 different images and getting them printed at all the places listed as well as my own Pro Lab and the examples speak for themselves. I bring them to your ordering session after your photographic session so you can see firsthand, the differences are amazing!
Pro lab prints are made using specific paper which is guaranteed to stand the test of time, lasting up to 200 years with minimal fading. You are guaranteed a better quality and more colour accurate image. After all of the effort that went into planning, preparing for and taking part in a professional photography shoot, please do not underestimate the importance of purchasing a high-quality printed image.
Can I email you my Pinterest ideas or shots I've seen on other sites?
Yes, requests or inspirations for shots are great! That being said, while I do appreciate ideas and inspiration, I will not replicate or copy someone else's work. I have spent time establishing my own style, so be sure you've looked through my site so you can get a feel for my images and see if we are a good fit. It is also my priority to keep babies safe, so I will not position your baby in any manner that I'm not comfortable with.
Can I purchase Gift Vouchers?
I offer Gift Registries for Baby Showers. I do NOT offer Gift Vouchers for the following reason:
Imagine buying someone a Gift Voucher to a fancy seafood restaurant. You mean well but you didn’t realise that the recipient doesn’t really like seafood…. The same goes for choosing a photographer. You might mean well buying a gift voucher for their newborn photography but what if they don’t like my style of photography? Not to mention, you would be purchasing the price of the session which is $190 for a newborn session and leaving them with having to spend more money to actually BUY the images.
This is why I only offer Gift Registries opened up by the parent themselves because I know THEY have chosen me and like my style of photography. So at the end of the day I know they will be happy with their choice. This way people can put as much or as little money towards the registry so that when the time comes for the parents to choose their images, they can have everything they want.
What Suburbs do you service?
Ashcroft, Austral, Bringelly, Busby, Carnes Hill, Cartwright, Casula, Cecil Hills, Chipping Norton, Denham Court, Edmondson Park, Green Valley, Greendale, Hammondville, Heckenberg, Hinchinbrook, Holsworthy, Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Kemps Creek, Leppington, Liverpool, Luddenham, Lurnea, Middleton Grange, Miller, Moorebank, Pleasure Point, Prestons, Rossmore, Sadleir, Voyager Point, Warwick Farm, Wattle Grove, West Hoxton
Glenfield, Leppington, Bringelly, Catherine Field, Rossmore, Eagle Vale, Eschol Park, Kearns, Blairmount, Claymore, Airds, Ambarvale, Appin, Bradbury, Blair Athol, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Englorie Park, Glen Alpine, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Helens Park, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Bow Bowing, Minto, Raby, St Andrews, Varroville, Currans Hill, Harrington Park, Mount Annan, Narellan, Narellan Vale, Menagle, Douglas Park, Camden, Camden Park, Cawdor, Cobbitty, Elderslie, Ellis Lane, Grasmere, Mount Hunter, Nattai, Oakdale, The Oaks, Werombi, Balmoral Village, Picton, Razorback, Wilton, Lakesland, Thirlmere, Tahmoor, Pheasants Nest, Silverdale, Warragamba, Wallacia
Abbotsbury, Bonnyrigg , Bonnyrigg Heights, Bossley Park, Cabramatta, Cabramatta Heights, Cabramatta West, Cabravale, Canley Heights, Canley Vale, Carramar, Cecil Park, Edensor Park, Fairfield, Fairfield East, Fairfield Heights, Fairfield West, Fairvale, Greenfield Park, Horsley Park, Lansvale, Lansvale East, Mount Pritchard, Prairiewood, Smithfield, Smithfield West, St Johns Park, Wakeley, Wetherill Park
Acacia Gardens, Arndell Park, Bidwill, Blackett, Blacktown, Bungarribee, Colebee, Dean Park, Dharruk, Doonside, Eastern Creek, Emerton, Glendenning, Glenwood, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Huntingwood, Kellyville Ridge, Kings Langley, Kings Park, Lalor Park, Lethbridge Park, Marayong, Marsden Park, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Oakhurst, Parklea, Plumpton, Prospect, Quakers Hill, Riverstone, Rooty Hill, Ropes Crossing, Rouse Hill, Schofields, Seven Hills, Shalvey, Shanes Park, Stanhope Gardens, St Marys, The Ponds, Toongabbie, Tregear, Vineyard, Whalan, Willmot, Woodcroft
Agnes Banks, Badgerys Creek, Berkshire Park, Caddens, Cambridge Gardens, Cambridge Park, Castlereagh, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Cranebrook, Emu Heights, Emu Plains, Erskine Park, Glenmore Park, Jamisontown, Jordan Springs, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Kingswood Park, Leonay, Llandilo, Londonderry, Luddenham, Mount Vernon, Mulgoa, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, Penrith, Regentville, St Clair, St Marys, South Penrith, Wallacia, Werrington, Werrington County, Werrington Downs