What is Lifestyle Photography?

Your lifestyle is the way you live, where you live, who you live with, the chores you have to do, the places that you visit, and the hobbies you enjoy doing and by putting all of that together in a few photographs, you have discovered the art of lifestyle photography. Obviously though, there’s a bit more to it in order to get an aesthetically pleasing and warm image, it’s about finding the beauty in what you may believe is the unordinary and making sure you are in some of those frames as well.

I will capture the real moments that unfold in front of me and together we will create activities if need be, to keep you engaged, but I will not ‘pose’ you. I do not want you to look at the camera, unless I ask you too. I want you to relax, enjoy yourself, and try to keep your focus on your family. I will be focusing my images on not only the connection between you and your family but the little details that are a part of your life right now too. If big brother has left his lego sprawled all over his bedroom floor come the morning of the session, don’t stress we will make it part of his story. If little sister starts to have a tantrum, that’s ok, i’ll capture that too, because life isn’t perfect and one day you will be thankful to have these memories and be able to smile about these moments that passed by so quickly. I want to document your life as it is right now, the real, the togetherness and the authentic, to create another chapter for your family memoirs.


Session Types

I offer 4 different session types: maternity, newborn, mummy + me and family. All sessions are held with your immediate family either in home or at a chosen location.

Maternity.
This session doesn't typically last very long, usually a maximum of 45 minutes and is done roughly between 32 - 36 weeks depending on size and comfort. While I will focus on images of just you and your bump, don’t forget to bring your partner and/or children/pets along for the shoot, so that we can capture all of you together too!

Newborn.
This session is dedicated to those new, little, squishy, sleepy babes. I suggest an age range from birth to 4-5 weeks and I try to keep this session to 2 hours. While it is nice if your baby does sleep for some of the session, it's not always the case, and I can still capture their sweet little features just as easy. While there will be family shots and sibling shots with your new baby, there will also be a plenty of images of just your newborn showcasing how little they truly are. 

Mummy + Me.
This session is just for you, the Mama of the house and your babies. I do know how much you love your husband/mr/boo - whatever it is you call him, but I also know that you are the one that has carried your babies since the beginning, you are not only their parent, but you’re their best friend, their chef, their teacher, their doctor, their counsellor - you’re their everything and you deserve a couple of photos with just the 2, 3 or 4 of you - however many babies you have! This session can take 60-90 minutes depending on numbers, but no matter the time and location of this shoot, these images that I capture are going to be the ones that will always remind you of the joy that you get from being their mother.

Family.
This session is with your immediate family. You, your partner and your children. It can last up to 2 hours. We will focus on your family as a whole, in pairs and individually. I want to capture a little bit of everyone's personality and having a few planned activities up our sleeve will ensure I get that.


Prices

Maternity.
$350. Receive 20 images in a secure online gallery for you to download, save and share as you wish. If you also purchase a newborn session you will then receive $50 off this session and 2 5x7 fine art prints from this session.

Newborn.
$550. Receive a minimum of 40 images in a secure online gallery for you to download, save and share as you wish and have the choice of receiving 1 8x10 and 2 5x7 fine art prints OR 10 6x4 fine art prints. 

Mummy + Me.
$350. Receive 20 images in a secure online gallery for you to download, save and share as you wish and you’ll receive 2 5x7 fine art prints.

Family.
$550. Receive a minimum of 40 images in a secure online gallery for you to download, save and share as you wish and have the choice of receiving 1 8x10 and 2 5x7 fine art prints OR 10 6x4 fine art prints.


Prints

You may have noticed how I keep referring back to 'your family memoirs'. I believe this term 'your family memoirs', is that of an object that you can touch and hold and treasure for years to come. They aren't something that are kept on a digital file where you struggle to remember what folder to find them in again. Prints are still so important in such a digital age, not only do they help you to remember little stories of your life, they bring joy to all children. Children just love seeing pictures of themselves and the people they love. Prints will help to keep you alive, long after you're gone and into those days when Facebook or Instagram no longer exist. This is why I deliver prints with all my packages.
At an extra cost, you can choose to purchase the rest of your remaining prints, either at the same size or different. We can get these prints framed or we can also create a beautiful little family album including all of the images to remind you of how life once was. If you purchase both a maternity and newborn session, we can also combine the two together to create a wonderful little picture story album to re-live time and time again. 


I require a 40% retainer fee upon booking your session to hold your preferred date.

I will travel up to 40km from my home in Belmont to get to your session. Travelling a bit further will attract an extra fee, please contact me about your specific location to find out more.

**I am personally not to be held responsible for any loss or damage to your files after you have safely downloaded them and your galleries have expired. Please make sure you back up your images for safe keeping.**