"We get so worried about being pretty. Let's be pretty kind.
My aim is to photograph children as people, in a respectful, eloquent way while pulling out enough stops to keep them engaged and interested. Or at least between the back drop and my light! You'd be amazed at what comes out of these moments. My favourite aspect of the little icons portraits is the idea that these still frames capture truth about each individual and that they are presented in a way that tells us and them, that they are important.
How much is a session?
The cost is $225.00/child, this includes the session and an online gallery of images to choose from, 3 hi-res digital files and a 12"x18" print. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for each booking, the balance can be paid by cash or credit on location the day of the shoot (some locations require us to take full payment ahead of time, you will see this when you book.) Deposits may only be refunded within 24 hours of booking, however, they are subject to a small processing fee.
Is there a discount for siblings?
A 10% discount is offered for 3+ siblings.
How long does it take?
Each session is approximately 15 minutes.
What age of Children do you photograph?
This style of photography lends itself well to every age. There is no age limit, however, it is required that babies are able to sit up on their own or hold themselves sturdy in a bumbo chair (please provide your own.)
What should my child wear?
This is an important point! Dress your kids in plain and simple clothing so that nothing defines them or distracts from their expressions and natural personality (no ruffles, collars, fancy sleeves, logos or patterns). Hair as natural as possible with no accessories etc. Take a look through the gallery and decide if you prefer light or dark shirts. Please make sure that their faces are as clean and moisturized as possible.
What should I do during the photoshoot?
While your child is being photographed it is up to you and them if you'd like to be close by or to step away while they express themselves. The main thing is to allow their attention to be directed toward the camera. With younger children and "runners" we can count on it being a team effort and a bit of a work out! We shoot many frames to get the best images and expressions, so let them do their thing!
Can I purchase additional image files and prints?
Yes, there are options for individual digital images, the collection and prints of all sizes. A price list can be sent to you upon request.