Where are you based?

I am located on the southern end of the beautiful Central Coast of NSW at Ettalong Beach.

But I’ve never had a [family/newborn/maternity] photoshoot before. What am I supposed to do in front of the camera?

Honestly? JUST. BE. YOU. I know you’re probably thinking that’s a bit of a cop-out answer. But in all honesty the most heartfelt, emotion-filled photos occur when you are just being yourselves. My goal for each and every session is for my clients to HAVE FUN and forget I’m even there.

Who wants posed, cheesy photos that will soon be forgotten and do not reflect who you really are?

What if my kids (or partner for that matter!) won’t cooperate or smile at the camera? What if they are just going crazy all the time?

Kids are at their best when they’re allowed to do what they’re good at – being kids. This means running around, jumping off things, going a little crazy and doing their best to annoy their siblings and/or Mum & Dad. That’s okay, that’s what kids do. But trust me, allowing your little ones the space to just be themselves without directing them or asking them to ‘smile’ in front of the camera, will make for the most heartfelt, authentic images that will speak to your heart.

Let’s face it, anyone can snap a cheesy photo on their phone of their kids looking at the camera with forced smiles. But it’s my job to capture the candid magical moments that you will cherish for years to come. So don’t worry about how your child (or partner, he he) will behave.

What should we wear?

Wear something comfortable and timeless, but try not to be too matchy-matchy. For Mums, anything floaty such as long skirts or dresses look great in photos. Try to steer clear of any big logos on outfits (including on your kids clothes).

How long do sessions last for?

Sessions typically run from between 1 to 1.5hrs, sometimes shorter sometimes longer. I don’t like to put an exact time length on it because for me, it’s all about taking the time I need to get to know each family (especially any children) to ensure I can capture the love within your family and tell your story.

What if it rains?

If it’s bucketing down rain, we’ll reschedule for another time within the next few weeks. If it’s just a bit overcast and windy, we’ll continue with the session (some of the best photos are when it’s overcast and windy!).

Will you edit out my double-chin/logo on my shirt/make me look slimmer?

No. Please rest assured that I will only include the photos in your gallery that have you looking your absolute best. My sessions will capture the beauty of you and your family as you appear on the day (so make sure you are happy with your outfit choice before the session).

Do you use props in your photos?

No. My style is purely lifestyle photography which means I capture the real, candid, emotion-filled moments you see on my website and in my portfolio.

When will I receive my images?

Within 2-3 weeks.

How can I book you?

Please visit my Contact page and get in touch! I can’t wait to hear from you xx.



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