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STEP BY STEP GUIDE


STEP 1 - BOOK YOUR SESSION

The first step is to book you in!  

Head on over to my BOOK HERE section to purchase your session fee.  Payment is made via pay pal  - it's simple and easy.   I will then be in touch within 24 hours to answer any of your questions and send through my available dates for your session. 

If you have a question, would like to know availability or would love to have a chat prior to purchasing please just contact me HERE as I am always happy to help.

Sessions are available from Monday to Saturday at my studio at Doreen.  As I only take limited sessions per month please book in as soon as possible.


STEP 2 - BEFORE YOUR SESSION

Once your session fee has been received a welcome guide will be sent to you with more details on your session with information on what to bring, what to wear and the studio address.

A pre session questionnaire will also be sent to you so we can start planning your gorgeous session!

 

STEP 3 - YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

Sessions with me are a really relaxed and a lovely experience.  Being a mother of three myself I totally understand how tired those first few weeks after having a baby are so lot's of care is taken to make you feel comfortable with plenty of time scheduled for feeding, settling and having a chat while we wait for your baby to sleep.  The studio is a very calm environment with beautiful light and the perfect place to enjoy while I photograph your baby. Newborn sessions generally take anywhere from 2-3 hours and family images are taken at no extra charge.

For older baby/family sessions these are more energetic and fun. I love to play games and interact with your children so they feel comfortable in front of the camera while capturing those gorgeous smiles. Baby/Family sessions generally take around 1 hour.

Before you leave we will go through the many display options for your photos.  This is a great opportunity to see, touch and hold the products and get a real sense of what will look best in your own space. Head on over to my PRODUCT GUIDE  to browse through the many different options I offer.


STEP 4 - VIEWING YOUR PHOTOS AND PLACING YOUR ORDER

This is where it becomes exciting!  Around 1-2 weeks after your session your edited images will be ready to view either via an in person viewing appointment at my studio or an online gallery in the comfort of your own home. 

This is the time to choose beautiful art work in the form of prints, image boxes, framing, canvases etc with everything custom designed to suit your style, budget and showcase your portraits for generations to enjoy.  

All of your artwork comes finished and ready for display at the highest professional quality, with a range of products to suit everyone’s style and budget. 


STEP 5 - ENJOY YOUR ARTWORK

Generally between 2-4 weeks your order is ready to be sent via Australia Post or picked up from the studio. All the hard work has been done for you, all you need to do now is enjoy your finished products in your home!


Ready to book your session or have more questions?

Just contact me HERE and we can start planning your gorgeous session!

THE STUDIO

My beautiful natural light studio is a custom built space in our new Hampton style home.

 It features it's own entrance, client lounge, shooting space with lovely natural light, full bathroom facilities and off street parking.

Located in the Melbourne surburb of Doreen, just 26km from the Melbourne CBD and a lovely drive from most places.

It's the perfect and most welcoming space to capture your baby or family.

FAQ

Where is your studio located?

My studio is located in the Melbourne suburb of Doreen - just 26km from the Melbourne CBD and a lovely drive from most areas.  The studio has been custom built within our Hampton style home and features a separate entrance, off street parking, client lounge and full bathroom facilities.  See more of my studio space HERE


Why should I choose you to capture our special moments?

If your after a personalised service from start to finish then I'm the photographer for you. Having your photos professionally taken should be a really lovely experience and I always make sure my clients expectations are well met with stunning photos, beautiful products and packaging.  

I have over 10 years experience, my studio is fully insured and I am a mother to three boys myself so can totally relate to everything 'parenthood' including those first few weeks and beyond!  You can read more about what my clients have said about working with me HERE


When is the best time to schedule a maternity session?

Maternity sessions are best scheduled when you are between 32 and 37 weeks pregnant. Combined with a newborn session,  it's a beautiful way to tell your baby's story.


When is the best age for newborn photos?

The best age for sleepy newborn photos would have to be around day 10-14. Babies at this age are still very sleepy and easy to handle and pose without waking. At this time most mums are starting to feel better and feeding has established. After 4 weeks of age babies tend to become more alert and aware of their surroundings. 

Booking a newborn session is really easy, using your due date as a guide a tentative date is penciled in around the time your baby is 10-14 days old. This date will then change to suit once your baby arrives. If for any reason you or your baby isn't up to your booked session we can just reschedule to a later date.


My baby has already been born, can you fit us in?

If your baby has already been born just contact the studio as soon as you can as I may be able to fit you in depending on my schedule or suggest another reputable photographer.


My baby is older then the recommended newborn age, can they still be captured?

Of course!  Babies at any age can be photographed.  If you have missed the newborn age of under 3 weeks babies between 4-12+ weeks are still gorgeous and well worth capturing. Babies at this age are more awake and alert but I generally find they have good eye contact and we may even capture some of those first smiles!


What do we bring and what should we wear?

Upon booking clients will receive a detailed welcome guide with information on what to bring, what to wear and the studio address


How long do sessions take?

Depending on your type of session they can take between 1-3 hours.  Maternity, baby and families sessions generally take 1 hour while newborns due to feeding and settling I allow 2-3 hours. All sessions are relaxed and there are no time limits so if it takes longer that is fine.


Do you offer Digital Files?

Digital Files are available in all of my collections.  In today's modern world of social media I understand it's important to be able to share your beautiful images with family and friends but believe investing in a professional session should be more then this.  

With our technology changing at an alarming rate and our lives busier then ever I take out all the hard work for you and not only include digital files in my collections but beautiful prints and products that will last the test of time while being of the highest quality - you get the best of both worlds with my packages. 

Imagine receiving your order and being able to hang that amazing wall art or look through an heirloom album of your baby  - no waiting, no 'will organise that one day' - just enjoy straight away.


Are you vaccinated against Whooping Cough?

Yes I am vacinated against Whooping Cough and my children are all vacinated too. My studio is also fully insured - you can rest assured your baby is in the safest hands.


What happens if we need to reschedule?

If you baby, child or family member is unwell please let our studio know asap so we can reschedule your session.  It is appreciated if 24 hours or more can be given. Session fee refunds are not available for change of mind but can be transferred to another suitable date.


Do you offer payment plans?

Yes I do! Payment plans are available to clients that require them.  They are interest free with set payments scheduled (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) over 3-12 months.  Once your order is paid in full it will then be processed and delivered. For orders over $1000 only. Conditions and some fees apply

How do I book?

If you feel a connection with my work I would love to hear from you!  

Just fill out my CONTACT form here and I will be in touch within 24 hours via email to have a chat and answer any of your questions. If you prefer to chat over the phone please call me on 0433 026 079