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It all depends on what you would love to have and what you purchase once you have seen your photos. To give you a guide, our families usually invest between $550 – $2,000 to have a beautifully designed collection, or multiple collections on their walls. You are welcome to contact the studio to get more detailed or specific prices or look at our finished product page for some more price information.

For newborns it is best to book at least a couple of months in advance to avoid disappointment. We simply pencil you in for a week after your due date, then you let me know when baby has arrived and we reschedule if need be to ensure you are seen in those first 7-21 days. As babies have their own arrival schedules only a limited number of sessions are available each month.

When it comes to family portraits and baby milestones it is best to book in at least a month in advance so we can find a compatible time and plan your session.

For outdoor family sessions, I will be following the weather forecast in the days leading up to your photo shoot and will be in touch if I have any concerns about weather. The most important thing is for everyone to enjoy the session so I am more than happy to reschedule.

Newborn and milestone sessions take place in my spacious studio. With family photos, you can choose between a studio or outdoor setting. I will discuss this in detail with you when you book.  For family portraits it could be somewhere special to you that you like to hang out together, at the beach, the lake, a favourite park or I have locations I can suggest.

This is a key part of the investment you are making and will make a difference to the end result. When you book your shoot I will send you a session questionnaire then we will talk about this in more detail.

All newborn photo sessions take place during the week and I offer a limited number of family and milestone appointments on the weekends.

My studio houses everything required for a newborn session, all you need to provide is the baby!  However if you have a special blanket or family heirloom that you would like incorporated please bring it along. If you have a prop in mind for your outdoor family session be sure to tell me about it when you complete your session questionnaire.

Within 2 weeks of your session you will receive a link to your digital gallery.

Your final images will be kept for one year, then they are backed up onto disk and stored. There is no guarantee that disks will not fail so when you receive your USB of digital negatives I recommend backing them up in more than one location as well, and of course the best way to preserve them is to have them printed!

Yes! I do offer digital collections. The quality of my products is just as important to me as a great shot. So I strongly encourage my clients to use the lab I recommend as so many labs produce below average prints, I don’t want my professional photos to look average. I cannot guarantee the best results if you choose to pick your own lab for printing.

Your $150 session fee is payable at the time of booking and can be done by online bank transfer or credit card.

I take on limited amount of sessions per month so your spot is important. Your session fee locks in and secures a date for you. Due to the nature of this I do not give refunds for sessions fees, but don’t fret, the session fee is totally transferrable to another session date. If someone in the family is unwell then we can reschedule. We don’t do refund for change of mind, I hope you understand.

This depends on what you order but generally within 3-6 weeks of your order.