Family sessions are amongst my favourite to capture. They come in so any forms, from single parent families to nuclear and blended or step families to extended family and multigenerational groupings. I customise each session to accommodate the needs, dynamics and interests of each individual family. The sessions are a combination of gently guided posing and candid moments interspersed with nature play and exploring the forest. Families often say to me afterwards how relaxing and enjoyable the experience was and that their children talk about the fun they had for days afterwards.
For mums who wear jeans,
kids who wear gumboots
and those that hate to be photographed
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.
"Kate was such a responsive, agile and calming person to photograph me and my small family. I made a last minute decision and she made it work, talked me through everything and was always so quick to answer my questions - and generous! Such a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it, the photos are just beautiful."
"It was really easy to work with Kate, she is so friendly and she wanted us to be ourselves rather than someone different. We received beautiful photos and had to upgrade our package as we wanted to have more photos because they all were so pretty, high quality and very natural and it was very difficult to choose the favourites."
"Cannot recommend Kate enough! Kate is welcoming, friendly, inclusive and creates a safe space straight away which is ideal for photos. Kate was great with kids and supported us to still get great photos with a tricky toddler. Kate stayed cool calm and collected which really was a lovely experience."
"From our very first contact over the phone Kate was so professional. It's obvious she wants to truly capture what our family was all about, taking the time to talk to me about our circumstance. We were instantly at ease when we met Kate at the location agreed on. Kate is thoughtful, easygoing and brilliant engaging the kids. Our photos are perfect, we couldn't decide which ones to order so bought the whole gallery. Moments captured in time forever!!!"
Craig and Kelly
"Kate truly captured the essence and magic of each member of my family and guided us through such an enriching family experience. We have a special needs son who has sensory and communication issues, and Kate was so prepared and patient with him, and through her lens and expertise she translated and expressed his unique personality and energy in these stunning photos. Thank you Kate for treasuring and seeing my family in the same way I do – I will keep these memories and photos forever."