The Portrait Experience

Pre Session Consultation

This is where the excitement starts! Once you have booked in your session and paid your session fee, your booking is secured in my calendar. At this point, we will arrange a time to do an over-the phone consultation from the comfort of your home before you come in for your session.

Our conversation will have two part. The first part is where I get to know you and your family. Everybody and every family are unique, therefor so is every session. I want to know everything about you! We can chat about your children, family, house, your style, clothes – EVERYTHING!

The second part is planning for the end product in mind. The portraits we take on the day will be in your family for many years to come, so why not take the time to plan the perfect heirloom? Having a think about how you want your portraits displayed before your session will not only help me plan the perfect session for you, but it will also help you during your viewing and ordering appointment. 

The Session

Sessions take place in my home studio in Lalor, Melbourne. The session fee includes the time spent in the studio which will vary depending on type of session.

When you arrive at the studio you will receive a warm greeting; whether we have already met or are meeting for the first time. I will direct you up the stairs to my sitting area, where we will have a brief chat and consolidate what we spoke about during your pre-consultation. We will then proceed to the studio and begin capturing the next chapter in your beautiful family’s history; whether that is recording the excitement of an expecting mother to meet her unborn baby, the beginning of the unbreakable bond of parents with their newborn child, or the different stages of your child’s journey from a newborn to a toddler. I want you and your family to enjoy your session and love the experience! The studio offers a fun, hip, but elegant and relaxed environment where I create a look that is timeless and sophisticated no matter how many years pass.  There is plenty of time during the session; so, I encourage you to bring a few different clothing options so I can ensure you have lots of variety. Feel free to bring along a toy/keepsake special to you or your child; to make your portraits as individual and unique as your family.

Viewing & Ordering

Three weeks after your photography session you will attend a viewing and ordering appointment where you will be able to see your images in a slideshow set to music. I will help you with all of your final decisions on images and products that I have custom designed just for you.

Can I bring my kids to the ordering appointment?

Children are welcome, but if you would like a chance to relax and concentrate on the beautiful images and products that I will creating for you, then you might want to arrange for your children to not attend.

What kind of investment do most families make?

Most of my clients invest anywhere between $800 to $1,200. I offer a number of options that suit a range of needs.

When do I get to bring everything home?

Please allow 4 weeks from your order date for completion of your order. Quality takes take time and I promise, it’s worth the wait!