A family shoot is a special event, and often only happens once or twice while your children are young. We truly understand the effort involved in getting the family cleaned up, dressed, with full tummies and in happy moods, to the photogenic location of your choice. It’s no mean feat! So we work hard to maximise our chance of success in every way. This means keeping the shoot fun and efficient, aiming for each session to be 60-90 minutes long. If the weather is looking inclement, we may reschedule to the next available date.
The time of day we choose to meet for your family photoshoot will be determined by two important factors – the best available light and the sleep patterns of your children. Personally, we recommend all kids under three and a half are photographed in the morning, we love to start early when light is soft and humans are fresh! Clothing is best kept to four soft, block colours ( blues, pinks, greys and greens for example, add white and denim as you like). No shoes required!
We are happy to recommend some beautiful outdoor locations for your photos should you need any ideas. Naturally, your home is often a good choice for your family photography, or we can step out into the beautiful parks and beaches around Sydney or the Mornington Peninsula for some outdoor family photos. When children are older (over 12 months), and conditions are right, there is nothing like shooting outside where there is room to run, play and get a little creative.
Sunset photoshoots are recommended for families with children over four years of age. A perfect late afternoon with just enough blue sky and a setting sun can give us the most incredible light to work in. Beach family photography is best just before dusk – we always book in for the Golden Hour before sunset. Can be amazing!
Most shoots involves a mix of happy family portraits to capture beautiful smiles, little details and special family moments. Candid play is an essential part of every photo shoot to ensure that lots of relaxed, fun photos are taken too. As a mother of three children, I have years of experience handling newborns and babies, an intrinsic collateral of games and jokes for your toddler and preschooler, not to mention a few tricks for capturing those natural, sparkly-eyed photos that will melt your heart.
Cris is amazing. She managed to make my nervous husband completely at ease and natural. We loved her newborn shoot so much that we booked her for our wedding too. At both she went above and beyond to capture moments we will treasure forever. Thanks Cris for your amazing talent - making me look great is no easy task and you nailed it!
Absolutely love your work.
Cris was absolutely outstanding to work with! We used her for belly shots and then newborn bub shots. The sessions went incredibly smooth and the results were fabulous! She's able to not only capture the perfect moments, but also bring them out. We will book her again and again as our little bub grows.