Where are you based?
I am based in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. I am more than happy to travel if I can make it work!
What is your pricing?
Check out the pricing page for all the details.
For wedding pricing please get in touch
Do you have Insurance?
Yes I have liability insurance.
A Working with Children's Check.
My vaccinations are up to date.
How much direction do you give?
I give enough direction for you to feel comfortable and know what's going on but not so much as for you to feel forced or posed. I aim for sessions to be comfortable and natural and an enjoyable experience. Head on over to reviews to hear from others about how they found this.
What do your Packages include?
Your wedding day coverage includes your photos from the day edited in a combination of black and white and colour. My packages are continuous time based.
Please be in touch for wedding pricing.
How many images can we expect?
For a 5hr wedding you can expect 400+ images for an 8hr wedding you can expect 600+.
I don’t work to a restricted number of images but I also aim to not overwhelm you.
Do you work with second photographers?
Sometimes! I shoot most of my weddings solo but occasionally logistics or timing will mean that you’ll be better off having an additional photographer and sometimes it's just fun to have that second perspective.
I am not booking weddings over 8hrs during 2020 due to family circumstances. 5-8hours is what my clients usually choose anyway!
A second photographer can come for all or part of your day for $120ph (minimum hours apply).
Can we give you a shot list?
I definitely want a list of the family group shots but trust me on the rest of it, I'll get it! Although do give me a heads up on any important but subtle details that I might not otherwise know about!
What if it rains?
I’ve shot a lot of rainy weddings! I’ve got some umbrellas or you are welcome to bring your own, usually you can duck in and out from under cover, we can find shelter in some surprising locations or do some moody indoor shots. Rainy days give great colours!
How does booking work?
Send me an email and I'll get right back to you! We can catch up over coffee (or virtually if that works better) and chat through how it works. When you're ready to book, you lock in your date with a 20% booking fee with final payment due two weeks prior, there’s also a contract to look after us both. I'll send through some questionnaires and helpful info to guide your planning, then I get in touch with you a month or so out from the day and check schedule details so we're ready to go!
What do we get?
Family sessions are very relaxed and take place indoors in the morning (around 10am) or outdoors late afternoon/evening (approximately 1/1.5hr before sunset). You can expect a combination of naturally posed family shots, some unposed portraits of your kids and all those magical in-between moments.
A Parent & Child session is shorter, more accessible for you and your children, if you just want some special memories of your bond with your littles, this is the one for you.
Your newborn session takes place ideally within the first two weeks of your baby being born (or as soon as you feel ready). This is a natural and minimally posed lifestyle/documentary session of you with your baby taken at your home. I do not shoot with props. Other family members are very welcome but the focus will be on your baby.
Prints and products are also available if you would like them.
Please contact me for extended family shoots as timing and pricing may vary depending on the size of your group. As a guide add $100 per additional family unit.
There is a small charge for travel upwards of an hour outside of 3136.
What should we wear?
I want you to wear what you are comfortable in and what you’d like to be photographed in. Neutral tones are fantastic, and some pattern is totally fine (maybe not everyone at once unless that's really who you are!).
It’s probably best to avoid clothing with words/images big brand names across them as they will date. Something else to consider is to ensure no one is wearing exactly the same colour so you don't blend into each other. No fluro please (it does funky weird things to your images)! And if you can avoid huge blocks of bright colbalt blue or red/orange that can reflect red back up into faces or dominate your images.
Have a look through some of my other images if you need some inspiration. I am happy to provide style advice, but also am not after an 'instagram perfect' look, I want you to be yourselves and not spend a fortune on a new wardrobe.
If you're trying to coordinate a large group (if you care about coordinating!) it can be helfpul if you can pick a rough colour palette (eg. 3 colours and each person wears at least one of those) do avoid the white tshirt/blue jeans thing of the 90's though!
Guys! Keep your phones and keys out of your pockets!
How do I book?
Email me! We can work out a time that suits us both for your shoot. I'll send you a questionnaire for some basic details and to get a better understanding of your needs.
All bookings require a $200 booking fee to lock in your date with the remainder paid one week prior to the session.
What does it cost?
Please see the pricing page for a more detailed breakdown.
Your session fee includes your shoot time and all your high resolution images plus some print credit to help you get your images on the walls!
Further prints and products are always optional. I will never try to upsell to you. Promise.
When is the best time to have photos?
If you'd like that wonderful evening light, the hour or hour and a half before sunset is the best time, this changes throughout the year in relation to daylight savings. I can advise on the best time of day for your shoot.
If your kids are small and you think that they will cope better then very early morning is a good option!
Inside sessions for families and newborns are best done around 10am.
Do you know any good locations?
I know lots of wonderful locations and I’m more than happy to help you find the right spot to take your photos. If you have somewhere in mind that you would like to go let me know! We can also work in your home or backyard. You do not have to have a fancy house to merit shooting in!
Do you do maternity sessions?
Maternity sessions you can expect a gentle, naturally directed session that can be with or without your partner.
How do we get our home ready
If we are shooting in your home. Please know that I've seen it all, my house is covered in lego! It's helpful for me if your place is tidy but don't feel you have to go overboard. I will be shooting in the spaces with the best natural window light, typically this is bedrooms or living spaces. If you can clear basic clutter that's helpful (if you don't want it in images) and bedside tables and make sure there's linen on your bed that you like, the simpler/plainer the better if you have the option and/or a blanket/quilt to add texture!
What if we get sick or the weather is bad?
If you're sick we reschedule! Let me know as soon as possible and we'll work out another date that suits. I will make a final call on weather if I think it is unsuitable.
how does birth photography work?
Please pop on over to www.birthphotographycollective.com for lots of details or email me and I can call your or catch up for a chat.