"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born"

Rajneesh

01 | Maternity

the dawn of motherhood | $380

Your body is incredible and strong; stretching and changing to grow new life. Whether it's your first baby, or fourth, I promise you wont regret capturing this wondrous season of your life.

On location at sunset or in the comfort of your home. Either on your own, as a couple or with your family. Ideally scheduled between 32 to 36 weeks.

- 60 minutes
- Online viewing gallery of 60+ images
- 15 digital images - option to upgrade gallery
- $100 discount for each additional package booked together

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02 | Fresh 48

raw, honest and unrefined | $320

These are the photos that will truly bring back all the emotions, taking you back into that room where you first started to get to know your baby and they began learning about their new world.

A documentary style session, taken within the first 48 hours after birth, usually in your hospital room. A great time to introduce siblings, take a breath and be with your family.

- 30-60 minutes
- Full gallery of 30-40 digital images
- $100 discount for each additional package booked together

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03 | Newborn

when your world changes | $420

Lets bottle up your memories of those tiny hands, their flakey skin, that fluffy hair. They are not this little for long!

Choose between a sunset session outdoors or lifestyle style session in the comfort of your home, telling the story of your family in a more natural and authentic way. Usually held between 7-14 days old

- 60-120 minutes
- Online viewing gallery of 60+ images
- 15 digital images - option to upgrade gallery
- $100 discount for each additional package booked together

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04 | Family

celebrating your connection as you grow together | $420

Step out from behind the camera and create beautiful images together with your children. Take this time to just be with them, slow down and enjoy some quiet cuddles.

A Motherhood session, where we celebrate the intimate love and connection between mama and her children. Or a family session where we have fun exploring and playing, with nothing else to think about but each other.

- 60 minutes
- Online viewing gallery of 60+ images
- 15 digital images - option to upgrade gallery

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05 | Within Our Walls

Messy, beautiful, real life | $300 to $390

A family lifestyle session where we capture a slice of your ordinary daily lives, within your walls, where your life unfolds. Whether it's cuddling in bed for story time or cooking together in the kitchen. These photographs will evoke real memories. A window into your past.

PACKAGE 1 - $300
45 minute session, 10 images
1-2 activities

PACKAGE 2 - $390
90 minute session, 18 images
3-4 activities

- Add on additional 30 minutes $80
- Online gallery of 60+ images
- Options to upgrade gallery

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FAQ

BEFORE THE SESSION

How do I book a session?

Click on the 'Contact' tab at the top of the page and complete the form. Please know that no detail is unnecessary. I aim to reply within 48 hours. If you would like to chat first, let me know, and I am more than happy to email with you or arrange a time for us to speak over the phone.

Where are you located and is there a travel fee?

I am located in the Eastern suburbs of Canberra. I have several locations within Canberra and surrounds that I use and am familiar with. If you wish to use a different location or if we are doing an in-home session and your home is more than 40km away from Canberra CBD, further travel fees may apply.

Is there a booking deposit?

Once we have confirmed a date, I will send you a booking email that includes a contract and invoice. A $100 retainer is required to secure your booking and your date is not secured until this payment has been received. The remainder is due 7 days prior to your session.

What times are available?

If you have chosen an outdoor session, this will typically start 1 hour prior to sunset. This time changes depending on the season. If we are doing an indoor session then this is more flexible but will typically be scheduled for mid-morning. If you require a specific time, let me know, and we can absolutely work something out.

DURING THE SESSION

What happens during a session?

For an outdoor session, we will meet at your chosen location and then walk around the area as we chat, hang out and take some photos. We will shoot right up until the sun sets and then for a short time after in the softer light. For in-home sessions, I will turn up at your front door and then we will find the areas with the best light for photos; typically we use the master bedroom, nursery and living room.

I will gently direct you throughout the session and empower you to just be yourself and relax. Definitely no awkward smiles whilst looking at the camera. If your child is upset then give them cuddles. If they are off on an adventure, explore with them. I want to capture you and your loved ones exactly as you are, whatever that looks like.

What do we wear?

Earthy tones and neutrals are best. Avoid bright colours, heavy stripes, logos, pictures or text. You don't need to be in matching colours, just tones that compliment each other. You also don't need to dress formal, just be yourself and be comfortable as this will help you to relax in front of the camera and just focus on each other.

There is nothing better than a beautiful outfit that makes you feel amazing - but rather than buy a whole new outfit, why not hire! I have 15% off for all clients with Mama Rentals (insta @mamarentals) visit mamarentals.com.au

Do we bring anything?

There is nothing that you need to bring, however, if there is something that you want to be included in the photos, please bring it along. If you could just let me know prior, so that I can make sure I know to capture this for you.

You won't want to be carrying any belongings around on the session, so don't bring anything unnecessary. You can pop your car keys or wallet in my bag so your hands and pockets are empty.

What if it rains or we are sick?

I usually don't make the call to reschedule until the morning of the session, as forecasts are always changing. I will keep in contact with you leading up to your session if it is looking like we might need to reschedule. If it is heavy rain, strong wind or storms, then we can discuss a change of date that is suitable for us both. However, If it's just a light drizzle, then I tend to go ahead. I have had some amazing sessions with storm clouds in the background and windswept hair, so I encourage you to be open-minded.

If either you or myself become unwell for the date of your session, we will reschedule to another date that is suitable for us both.

AFTER THE SESSION

When & how do I receive my images?

In the couple of weeks after your session, you will receive an email with your private online gallery with a 'first edit', at which stage you will choose the images you wish to keep. You will be provided the option to upgrade your package to include more images. Once selected, I will complete further detail editing on your images. No later than 4 weeks after your session, you will receive your final images ready for download in both high and web resolution. The gallery will be available for download for 2 weeks, so you can arrange for any family members to also view and download the gallery via the link provided.

Do you offer any print products?

Currently, we do not offer print products.

Will I get black & white photos as well as colour?

Your online gallery will consist of a mixture of both colour and black and white images.