YOUR SESSION

 

When I arrive at your home or to any location that makes your heart sing and embodies who you are and what you're all about, I want you to just relax, I know, I know -  Easy for me to say, I get to hide behind the lens, but I promise to make it painless for you.

I want you to just be YOU!  I'll offer you some gentle guidance to make sure we get the moments you hold dearest today, but mostly we will let it unfold in the most natural way possible.

You see, there are moments and details we don't really know right now will be the ones we miss later, things that change as children and relationships grow. It's the real stuff.  Forget what you know about having your portraits taken, this is nothing like the sit and smile down the lens kind of photos you grew up with - it's all about your life, you know the messy, loud, chaotic, in your face moments within your home, belly laughter, tantrums, bad knock knock jokes, wistful quiet, favourite bedtime stories, sibling connections, one on one time with Mum or Dad, DVDs you have to play five hundred and sixty three thousand times per day because that's their favourite (this week), baking cookies (and the obligatory bowl and spoon lick!), the fridge covered in preschool paintings, tiny hands and feet, or not so tiny hands and feet, cuddles in bed, noodle necklaces, standing on stools to reach the unreachable, building with lego, running on the sand, collecting seashells, holding hands, chilling on bed with ipods, just loving one another . . . all the good stuff that makes up the moments that make up your life, here as it is today.

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Do you have fur-family members? Great! Bring them on in on our session, they're a part of your world too.  I am Mum to one rambunctious fur toddler affectionately known as King B, or THE Bruno-Human, the ever expressive Aussie Bulldog who legitimately thinks he's a person and keeps me on my toes, spreads his toys across my living room, snores the house down all through the night and keeps me company whilst I edit.

So I get it, photos are a family affair, and that means all of you! 

 

IN-HOME SESSIONS

INDOOR SESSIONS WILL USUALLY BE SCHEDULED TO SUIT THE TIME OF DAY YOU WANT CAPTURED, AND WHEN YOUR HOME IS MOST LIGHT FILLED.  YOUR HOME IS A HUGE PART OF WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU CONNECT AS A FAMILY UNIT.  IT IS FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH PIECES OF YOU, AND WHEN YOU ARE THERE YOUR MOMENTS ARE ORGANIC, NATURAL, FREE-FLOWING.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO SEE, WHAT I WANT TO CAPTURE FOR YOU...

COUCH HANGS, BREAKFAST BAR CHAOS, BATH TIME... YOUR LIFE, YOUR STORY.

 

LET'S TAKE IT OUTSIDE

An outdoor session will typically take place in what we photographers like to call the Magic Hour, this is the hour leading into sunset, or when the sun is just rising, when the  light is warm, and OH SO soft and wraps around everything in its path, adding a little something extra.  This really is an important factor in scheduling your session, it plays a massive part in what makes my images what they are, light filled, emotive, beaYOUtiful and I promise that keeping the kiddies up a tiny bit late, or getting up a little bit early will absolutely be worth it.

 

I will help you to prepare for your session as we discuss some of the above, you know, what makes you tick, what do you like to get up to as a family, as a couple OR on your own, the moments that are special and unique to you right now in this present timE, the moments that make you whisper "I wish they never had to grow up" or "If only it could stay this way forever". I will chat with you about what you might like to wear and what to expect (just a whole lot of living your fabulous life and being followed around by a camera like the superstar you are really) and help you feel as comfortable as possible in sharing your intimate moments with me.  I will also capture the small details around you as we go through your session, fluffy white clouds in soft blue skies, the teXtures in your manchester, the view from your window, the way the light peeks through long wispy love grass and the way the water glistens as the sun sets over the cliffs behind us. These tiny details are the very root of your moments, the little bits of magic that all blend together to make right now, just exactly what it is. 

Following your session, I will no doubt get a LITTLE (BIG) BIT excited and share a sneak peek or two or ten with you, and then within two weeks I will set up a password protected gallery for you to see all of the edited images, from which you can choose your favourites to FULFILL your chosen collection.  

they will be delivered to you as soon as they are ready, Typically you will have your beautiful collection in your hands within six weeks following your session.

 

Ready to book?  I can't wait to hear from you!