WHAT TYPE OF IMAGES WILL BE CAPTURED AT YOUR SESSION?
These studio mini sessions are very much focused on your love and connection. They’re very lifestyle based, and feature just your beautiful family. The most important component of the session is bub’s relationship with their family. Images with mum, dad, siblings (human or furbabies!) form a standard part of your gallery. If you’d like to include grandparents, please bring them along.
The style of this session is very timeless, and features a simple, light white background.
We provide all outfits for babies under one if you’d like to take advantage of our wardrobe. Please let us know at the start of your session if you’d prefer our outfits or your own.
We have a range of poses and set ups that we move through in this time. If there is an example of our work that you are particularly fond of, or if you have special ideas for your own session, please let us know with at least 24 hrs notice. Due to the nature of detailed preparation required for your session, we cannot accommodate out of the ordinary requests without prior notice.
HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION GO FOR?
We work very quickly during these sessions. Typical sessions last for 15 minutes.
If a baby under 1 yrs old is included, there is usually a 15 minute window where baby will be happy to do what we need to with them to capture their amazing photos.
We do allow 30 mintes in the diary, this is to allow time to comfort baby and allow us time to breastfeed if needed.
We will take your children’s lead and allow them to be the focus of the shoot.
Please do not schedule other commitments after your session, as we cannot guarantee that we will have captured what we need to for a full gallery if you need to leave early.
WHAT TO WEAR
To ensure your photos have a timeless look and feel, please wear clothes without logos or designs when coming to a session. Please wear clothes that complement each other well; we suggest choosing a coordinating colour palette and avoid clashing patterns. Please do not bring more than one outfit. As far as what to dress you and partner in, keep it simple. Plain, solid colour t shirts are best. Throw in colour if you’d like, but stick to plain colours.
What works best in the studio on the timeless background is a colour palette of lighter colours.
Dad, wear a plain t-shirt (no logos, writing or pictures, no collars or buttons that could disturb bub) and don’t hesitate to let us know if you’d like skin on skin images.
Mum, if you like, you’ll have access to our gorgeous range of gowns to flatter your changing body. Wear something you feel comfortable in, and also, don’t hesitate to let us know if you’d like skin on skin images too. A bit of makeup and a blow dry will make Mum feel comfortable, beautiful and ready for photos.
Just remember…simple, solid and neutral works best and helps keep the mood soft, with the focus on bub.
An important reminder. Avoid prominent logos, licensed items or writing on clothing.
If siblings will be at the session, it is best to dress siblings in solid, neutral colours (eg: black, navy, cream, white or grey), so that the focus can still be on bub.
Watches these days are amazing. They’re smart, and they keep track of your life. The trend these days are large watches, with large faces. These can become very distracting in a timeless portrait. Please leave these at home, as they can’t be edited out after the fact.
Please leave your phones in the car. Phone Photography is not permitted during your session, as it can be very distracting for everyone involved, particularly if we’re trying to photograph your family, and they’re distracted by the person using the phone to photograph at the same time.
This is your time to be present with your family. It’s your time to take a step back from the whole world and to be present with your family.
Guys, this one is for you in particular. Phones in pockets, particularly in front pockets, can look like other things!!! Unfortunately, isn’t easy to edit these choices out after the fact.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SESSION
There are some things that we ask that you do before you arrive at the studio to help ensure a successful session:
- Try and make sure baby is rested and fed before arriving
- If bub is on solids, bring a snack or two.
- Please make sure to arrive ready to be photographed! It can disrupt the flow of our engagement with the children and eat into your session time if you’re not ready to go.
DURING YOUR SESSION
These are active sessions. If babies under 2 yrs old are included, bub’s need for mum, dad, and familiar things, is high during their this time, and they may not be happy if you’re not close by. Be prepared to have lots of cuddles and provide comfort.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE’RE UNWELL?
We take your family’s health and safety very seriously, and your session will not take place if we’re unwell. If this is the case, we will let you know at the soonest opportunity, and will reschedule your session when we are better. Your family’s safety is our first priority. Particularly important is that our whooping cough, COVID and flu vaccinations are up to date.
WHEN WILL I GET TO PURCHASE THE IMAGES FROM MY SESSION?
We’ll schedule your ordering session at the end of your session. It is usually within 4 weeks of your session that we’ll be able to get you in the diary, depending on your availability aligning with ours.
Please note that ordering sessions are held during the week, as weekends are held for photography sessions.
Your ordering session is where you will view amazing images we’ve captured for you for the first time. These will have been narrowed down to show you the best of the best from your session.
We will help you shortlist your favourite images, discuss your requirements and use visualisation software to show you how your images will look best on your walls.
You’ll choose a variety of heirloom quality products including albums, folio boxes and wall pieces. We’ll expertly guide you through the best products for your lifestyle. Your ordering session is where you will choose your printed products and digital images; and make payment for your purchases.
This is not a hard process! Time and time again, clients have told us how easy we’ve made this process for them. The only hard part will be choosing your favourite images.
We realise that it can be difficult visualising the size of your products in relation to where you’d like to display them in your home. We use software that makes this a breeze, simply take a photo of an A4 size piece of paper against the wall you’d like to use, and send a photo to us. The software will do the rest for us!