Hey there... got questions? I have answers!
Have a read of my frequently asked questions below and if you still have more, just shoot me an email and we can have a chat!
What should I expect for a lifestyle shoot?
My lifestyle sessions are all about capturing the connection within your family and those in-between moments. This means you wont have to tell your children to 'Listen!' or 'Behave!'
I literally just want you to do what you would do with your family if I wasn't there. Yes, I will guide you to make sure we get a good selection of images- but I truly want you to be yourself with your children! If you want to kiss them- do it!
The main thing to remember is not to look at me unless I ask... I want these photos to show your family exactly as it is so be yourselves!
What locations are offered for a lifestyle shoot?
I have a range of locations on offer in the Southern Highlands if that is what you prefer. Places like a farm paddock, a bush track and a lake all offer that outdoor atmosphere you might be looking for, but am flexible to new areas too!
If you are looking for a beach shoot, I work within the Wollongong region.
I am also able to travel to you! Maybe you have a special place you would love, or a big favourite of mine is coming to your home. This generally means the kids are calm and happy in a familiar place and you can capture those everyday moments that make up their childhood.
What should we wear?
For newborn sessions, I always recommend minimal clothing and neutral colours. The reason for this is any bright colours can set a cast on the parents faces and we don't want that! I ask that parents choose a simple onesie design (with legs out if possible) so nothing gets distracted from the gorgeous look of a newborn. Headbands can be distracting and for an in-home session, I personally don't feel it suits. Remember we are trying to capture a mini 'day in the life' of your home so keeping everything as minimalist as possible evokes a sense of calm and realism. Regarding parents, I always say- wear what makes you feel comfortable! Of course you will dress up a little bit, but again we are creating 'life-inspired' photographs so we need real, not perfection. If you need any styling help, please ask (it's a secret passion of mine!)
The key with family sessions is to avoid being matchy-matchy! I am super relaxed with these sessions and am happy for you to wear anything you like. I want you to feel free to let your personalities come out! With kids clothing, I will suggest no large branding or 'characters' on the shirt (sorry Elsa, you are being put back in the cupboard today) as it really does distract from the images. The colours black and red don't tend to come out well in large blocks (a whole t-shirt for eg).
I do like to use the term 'complimentary' when choosing colours. If you are going to wear a floral dress with blue and yellow flowers maybe your partner could wear navy pants to compliment the blue. Again, happy to discuss this further if needed!