FAMILY OUTDOOR

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OUTDOOR PORTRAIT PACKAGE : One Hour Candid ​

One hour session at location of choice. ​

You are provided with all the original shots of the shoot, as well as a select amount of edited shots. ( approx 20) ​

These shots are provided to you in a digital album to download in colour and black and white. (USB extra cost)

$290 ( for local shoots , Goolwa /Victor Harbor - a travel fee will be added for other locations) ​

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OUTDOOR PORTRAIT PACKAGE : Half an Hour Candid ​

One half hour session at location of choice. ​

You are provided with all the original shots of the shoot, as well as a select amount of edited shots. ( approx 10) ​

These shots are provided to you in a digital album to download in colour and black and white. (USB extra cost)

$200 ( for local shoots , Goolwa /Victor Harbor - a travel fee will be added for other locations) ​

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OUTDOOR MINI SESSION ​

One 10-15 minute session at local location of choice. ​

You are provided with all the original shots of the shoot, as well as 2-3 edited images. ​

These shots are provided to you in a digital album to download in colour and black and white. (USB extra cost)

$80 ( for studio and local shoots , Goolwa / Victor Harbor - a travel fee will be added for other locations) ​

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 - IMAGES ALSO SENT ON USB - $10 extra on top of chosen package

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PREPARING FOR YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT.  

~ Be playful!

The younger the kids the more playful the photo shoots should be. If I have a specific composition in mind, then I usually ask a parent to stand or sit in a specific place, and then interact with the child, whether it be tickling, whispering, kissing, hugging (we get some lovely natural interaction shots). There is no point forcing them to look at the camera if they don’t want to. It will only cause extra frustration.  

~ I like to take family photos by giving family something to do. For example it could be walk, or a tickle-fight, or a piggy back ride. This helps me to capture family memories in a semi-documentary style (I am saying semi-documentary because I will be interacting with the family and asking to stand or sit in specific places or do something specific, but also I let the family be themselves and capture their natural interactions). These type of photos result in unforgettable memories of family having a good time together and also getting natural family photos!  

~ Don’t fuss. Let the kids explore and go explore with them! It makes very cute and natural photos  Let’s face it, the kids are typically running the show. We want to see happy faces for pictures and the best way I have found to achieve that is to just let them be kids! If they want to explore the surroundings, no problem. I want them to be themselves and capture that. Typically once I have allowed them to do their thing, it is much easier for them to be coaxed into sitting or standing with Mommy and Daddy for a nice portrait. Maybe you have to bring out the ‘tickle monster’ fingers to get a smile out of them at first, but this is how it is done!

~ Outfits. It’s nice for the family to coordinate the outfits. Whether it be a similar colour palette, or style. 

It’s best to avoid clothing with big logos, texts and crazy patterns. The best outfits are comfortable (not too formal), reflect the season and the personality of your family.  


~ Timing the photo shoot. The best time for an outdoor photo shoot is in the morning when the sun is still low (an hour or two after sunrise) OR evening – an hour or two before the sunset. It’s understandable that in mid-summer it is not possible to do the sunset photo shoot with young kids, but with the older kids it is the best time. I am always open to suggestions from the family as of which time suits best with the kids schedules.

~ I am a natural light photographer and being outdoors is always my first choice no matter what (but be prepared to reschedule, or change to a studio session if the weather does not cooperate).

I hope this helps and if you feel that this style of photography is something for you, then please get in touch with me, and we can discuss the ideas!