Lots of family photographers don't like photographing extended families and some don't even offer these sessions as an option. I, however, really enjoy capturing large and multi-generational family groups. Maybe this is because this is not the type of family I grew up in. Big groups though can be chaotic. They can be loud. They can have different ideas, opinions and needs. They are often full of energy but also frequently have the sweetest, little in-between moments. So whether it is your household plus grandparents or whether it is everyone in the clan I'd love to work with you.
Getting started is as easy as submitting an enquiry via my contact form. Upon receipt I'll send you a text so you know I got it and you will know it is me and not a telemarketer when I call. At a time you've nominated I'll ring to introduce myself and answer any questions you may have. If you are ready to book we can discuss specifics or you are welcome to take your time to think things over after our call.
ENQUIRY + initial phone consultation
Once you have made the decision to book we will get you on my calendar. I will then email you your booking documents which include a contract to be reviewed and digitally signed and your invoice and payment schedule. I will also send you a session questionnaire so you have the chance to provide me all the info I need to plan your session.
In the leadup to your session you can contact me at anytime if a question comes to mind. I have written a number of resources and documents which I can provide to you including location and clothing guides, advice on preparing children for sessions and information on local attractions or things to do before or after your session.
A week prior to your session I will make contact to discuss your location choice, give you directions and confirm our precise start time. Then comes the main event, your session. I will take you exploring through the forests or gardens, stopping to take a range of both candid and gently posed images as we go. I will be one part tour guide, one part friend and one part photographer.
Within a few days of your session I will provide a sneak peek image to reassure you that we got great photos. Within 14 days you will receive your password protected, online gallery. From there you can select your included digital files and purchase any additional files, prints or wall art pieces you may want. I am available throughout this process to advise you and provide technical support as needed.
Your 10 favourite digital images fully edited and retouched.
Perfect for couples, small families or occasions like engagements or milestone anniversaries.
Your 20 favourite digital images fully edited and retouched.
This is the recommended option if
newborns or young children are to be included.
The full gallery of 50+ edited and retouched digital images.
Perfect for extended families or when you want every little detail of your story.
"Wow Kate.. you are simply amazing. You shot moments in time that we can reflect on for the rest of our lives, moments our children can also cherish forever and show their children. Amongst the chaos there was magic you found and captured. You showed us kindness, patience, and joy. From the moment I touched base with you, you made me feel that you had so much time for me and my family, you answered all my questions, gave me all the information I didn't realise we needed. Leading up to the shoot day your communication was on point. My daughter was so comfortable with you holding your hand as we wondered to the next spot (this is a rare occurrence) our son was super cranky and you some how got his beautiful smile. We didn't feel rushed. We felt special and important. Thank you for giving us the most beautiful album, that we now have forever ❤"
"We cannot recommend Kate highly enough. Not only was she prompt, professional and incredibly friendly to deal with, but she also was extremely generous with her time (agreeing to spend Christmas Eve photographing our family). Most importantly of course the photos she captured were just beautiful! Kate was fantastic at giving helpful direction whilst also capturing natural moments between our family members. Our family included two babies and a dog and Kate managed all the chaos with ease. We had so much fun during the shoot and now have a wonderful record of this time in our lives."
"Wow . What a fabulous experience we had with Kate. She was just amazing and so flexible to our needs and desires, especially for a family of 8 and having grandparents join. She even made photos with our tired and upset little ones look amazing. Who would have known."