Portrait Shoot

| $650 

This seems to be the sweet amount of time for me to take a few snaps of you guys at home, and then head off to your favourite local beach or park for a few more. I love to keep shoots as natural and documentary style as possible. They are a mixture of arranged, posed shots, along with more candid ones as we move around. Your family’s dynamic, and your personalities are given lots of space for me to capture you as you really are.

  • Portrait shoots tend to take 60-90 minutes

  • 50+ high resolution & web resolution, print ready, edited Jpegs on USB

  • Five 5x7” archival prints

  • One 8x12” archival print

  • An online password protected, print ordering gallery for 6 months


Lifestyle Session

| $900

A lifestyle session is all about keeping it real. This is a special and fleeting moment of time in your lives and I want to capture it, tantrums and all. We’ll do a ‘Portrait Shoot’, and I’ll also hang out with your family, all the kids & pets you have scattered about, to catch the before & after bits while you go about life. A meal time, bath time, toys scattered about the lounge, taking the dog to the park, these everyday moments are where the magic happens. These before & after the ‘Portrait Shoot’ parts are very fly on the wall. I’m just documenting and not orchestrating at all.

  • Lifestyle Sessions tend to last up to 4 hours

  • 100+ high resolution & web resolution, print ready, edited Jpegs on USB

  • Ten 5x7” archival prints

  • Two 8x12” archival prints

  • An online password protected, print ordering gallery for 6 months


What to expect

  • You’re thinking, ‘Yes, I want a shoot!’ flick me an enquiry, via the contact form, or my email address if that’s more your speed.

  • I will answer all your questions, but hopefully you’ll find a few answers here!

  • My favourite time of the day to shoot is before sunset. Of course the time the sun sets is a changing target, but those two hours before the sun goes down are golden. I appreciate kids’ bedtimes and meal times will dictate schedules, but as late in the day as we can manage is what I’m striving for!

  • When thinking about what day you’d like to shoot, it’s quite nice to have the day after it available also, just in case the weather doesn’t come to the party, so we’ll have a back up day up our sleeves. Rescheduling is always an option, if someone comes down with a cold, or the weather just isn’t playing ball.

  • I am happy to suggest shoot locations near your home. All shoots are done on location. (I don’t offer Studio shoots.) If you have a favourite outdoor place then let’s endeavour to shoot there! If that means going for an adventure off the beaten track, be that involving a drive or a hike, then I’m all for it! I know lots of great places in Wellington and the Wairarapa.

  • Have a think about what you’re all going to wear. Are you going to dress up a bit or keep it casual? Are we going for a walk, should you be wearing sensible, yet stylish shoes? Is it still a bit chilly out? You might need to coordinate cute coats and woolly hats. Best to stick to complementary colours, and steer away from clothes with logos on them.

  • The best time for a maternity shoot is around the 30 week mark. Nice big baby bump, but still able to move around comfortably. Your maternity shoot can be whatever you want it to be, naked in the sea, a fully clothed shoot with your partner, or a family shoot where you happen to have a baby bump.


Terms

  • Bookings require a non refundable 25% booking fee.

  • All packages include all the digital files. In the interests of preserving our time and sanity I do not charge a small 'sitting fee' and then require you to choose which images you want to purchase after the shoot. My prices are the total cost, the shoot and all the high res files.

  • Prices are in $NZ and include 15% GST.

  • You can expect your photos to be delivered about 4 weeks from the shoot day. 

  • Archival photographic prints can be ordered from your online gallery.

  • I live in Wellington. But am often up in Auckland. Wedding photography takes me all over the country. So don't rule me out if you aren't Wellington based as perhaps I'll be in your neck of the woods soon anyway!

  • Available weekend dates over summer are scarce due to wedding bookings, summer weekdays are usually all good!