One of the most important aspects to the planning perfect session is location selection. Choosing the right location is SO important to the outcome of your session. Across my sessions formats I work with a range of location options:
My cosy home studio is located SOR in Aubin Grove, this is where all Studio Format Newborn, Sitter, Cake Smash, some Maternity and Milk Bath Sessions are held. My studio offers bright natural light, white walls and floors for a super bright + clean session. All studio sessions are held weekday mornings as this is when the light is on point in my studio.
In home sessions, fun, cosy & super candid! If you’re home bodies and love your space then this format is ideal. It works all year round and in any weather so this is also a plus! Your home is usually the best reflection of your personality and vibe so it’s a great place to really capture you and the genuine essence of your family dynamic. Generally speaking I don’t need a whole lot to work with here, one great window can go a long way! But typically I would work with the master bedroom, living area & nursery if applicable. Every home is different so I’ll work with the spaces that offer a combination of best light and space and sometimes a kitchen or bathroom or unexpected space will jump out to my photographic eye as offering a great opportunity. In home sessions usually offer a very fly on the wall perspective, so I encourage clients to consider some easy activities to enjoy / document during their session: feeding, bath time, cookie baking, bed jumping, twister – I’m so down for this – lets brainstorm ideas during your planning phase to get the most FUN out of your session. All I ask clients to do to prepare is open all their curtains/blinds and remove any unnecessary clutter. Lived in is good, random/un-necessary clutter is not so good a quick tidy is all that’s necessary, I don’t expect hospital clean. These sessions are held week days during the day.
Ok, the most common thing Im asked for is greener than green local park. Sorry but we can do SO much better than that, we live in one of the worlds most beautiful cities, so lets think a little bigger. I hunt WIDE scenic spaces. Unless we are shooting an urban location, I look for natural outdoor spaces that are wide and uninterrupted by traffic, houses & jungle gyms. I can suggest a range of locations with different feels, colour tones and “activity options”. Your location and backdrop will impact your session look significantly, so I always discuss with clients their decor colour schemes at home, Im pretty sure someone with asuper white neutral home possibly wont wantsgiant green canvases adorning their walls?! Some locations are on our door step and some further ‘afield’ (you see what I did there! – total Mum joke) anyway – it’s worth the drive and I’m game if you are. After all it may not be every year you get around to organising portraits that will last a lifetime so lets make it count! Im also always open to suggestions so lets brainstorm this further if you’re keen!
Please note that I prefer to photography newborns/young babies in studio or in home only.
Life happens…believe us I know! If you need to cancel your session I will provide either a full refund or move you to another date where space if available. To receive a full refund you must cancel via email to email@example.com at least 2 weeks prior to your session date. No refund will be given if it is within two weeks of your session date. I do reserve the right to cancel without rescheduling. If life happens and something totally unexpected happens please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Rain Rain go away and come back another day….
We live on the Sunshine Coast so weather can be stormy or very windy. I shoot outside most of the time so I see my fair share of not ideal weather. I typically make weather calls about two hours before session times. I will contact you via email or text to notify you if I need to cancel and what the rescheduling plan looks like. If for some reason it is not possible to reschedule I issue you a credit to be used for another Session. I do not refund session fees because of weather.
I do cancel session for heavy rains and winds (neither are good for the hair).