All collections include high resolution images delivered by USB in joyfully loud, colourful parcels, together with an online gallery to share with friends and family, and your choice of prints and/or album.
Family/moving portraits + Fresh 48 (1.5-2hrs) from $1300
Maternity from $950
Full day wedding photography/videography coverage from $3500
Don't see what you're looking for? Please get in touch via email, I would love the opportunity to work with you.
ALL THOSE THINGS YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW
Where are you based? Do you travel interstate/overseas?
I live on the Gold Coast, Australia. I love to travel and make regular trips to other cities when beautiful clients invite me back time and again. Wherever you are in the world, I can be there - passport at the ready! If you love my work enough to fly me to another continent, special rates apply to make our collaboration more affordable.
We're nervous about having our photos taken.. can we meet?
I know - it's a little scary having someone stick their camera in your face. But I promise I'll be gentle! Because the way I shoot is documentary style, I'm usually watching you from afar and not directing you to pose. Posing isn't my thing, but I can certainly lighten the mood and give a little direction when needed, to make sure your guard is lowered as far down as possible. If we're shooting baby's birth, or your wedding, 95% of the time we'll meet in person before the big event. Very rarely, this isn't possible, especially if distance is an issue, so that's where Skype comes in handy. Above all, I want to shoot with you because you feel something when you look at my work - that's why you reached out. But running a close second, I want you to be super comfortable with me. Because our relationship is important and feeling comfortable means letting me in.. which is where the magic happens.
We'd love you to photograph the birth of our baby - but what if baby arrives before you?
I've must say - photographing babies arriving into the world is my absolute favourite. It is like nothing else. To be invited into such a sacred space when you are at your most vulnerable and open - the weight of these moments is not lost on me. I gave birth to my children before photographing my first birth, and I think it was a huge advantage for me. I knew how mum was feeling and the pain she was in. Having been in your shoes three times over, I know how it feels. I know what to look for. I KNOW.
While my heart bursts for birth photography, it is also the most unexpected and unplanned kind (outside of planned c-section). We do the best we can with planning around your due date, length of any previous births, possible complications, your health and how your obstetrician/midwife is treating you as you head into your final month. There are a number of variables that need to line up for successfully capturing baby's arrival - date, location, time of day. We plan as much as we can and then pray for the rest. More often than not, baby seems to know our plans and works with us. But sometimes baby is in too big a hurry. Working together, we agree and respect that baby's plans may be different to ours, meaning I may not reach you until the first few hours after baby is born. This means your planned capture for birth has become a Fresh 48 - documenting a couple of hours of baby's first two days in the world. In addition, we'll also do a family session once you're home and feeling more settled, but still within baby's first eight weeks.
Do you photograph elopements? How do you feel about marriage equality?
Yes to elopements and ABSOLUTELY to marriage equality! I just want to document LOVE, in all its rich colour and diversity.
If the big weekend wedding isn't what you're going for, and prefer to run away for the I-do's, then I'm there. More often than not, elopements usually mean you won't be needing me for a full day so please get in touch for special prices, and let me know your plans.
Do you shoot alone or with a second photographer? How much extra will that be?
It seems I like my own company quite a bit. I've always been that way, and feel a great responsibility to tell your story through the way I see you. Unless a second photographer is requested by you, I always shoot alone. In the event you do want another photographer along for the day, or part thereof, I have some super colleagues I can call on to help out; priced from $500.
What if it rains?
Then we'll get a bit wet - and make sure we've got our umbrellas! Unless we're talking torrential rain, we can always make beautiful portraits, even if everything is a little greyer than planned (personally, the moodier the better!).
Do we need to feed you on the day of our wedding?
Oh yes please! Photographing and filming all day really takes it out of you. I want to give everything to tell your story right - and sometimes that means being so focussed on what's happening, that the hours pass and I may forget to refuel. It's best to include me in your guest count for catering, and I'll be a very happy camper.
How long does it take for our photos to arrive?
All portrait collections are delivered with three weeks of your session date. Wedding collections take a little longer (because I cannot cull to save my life so end up giving you waaaay too many photos) and are delivered within six weeks of the big day. You know, good things take time and all that..
We would really like an album and prints - can you help us with that?
Absolutely. Holding your photos in your hands is what it's all about. Yes, it's not a cheap exercise, but it's a worthwhile one. And if you look at your album and prints the way they're intended - another chapter in your legacy and story - then your focus shifts to investment, not just dollars. Prints are sourced through superior fine art printers, and your album is the finest quality on the market. We work together to ensure all your favourites make it to the 10 x 10 inch hardcover album.
Once you receive your digital collection and have had time to pour over every beautiful photo, you'll make the tough decision as to which photos will make it to the album. There is no rush at all - unless you want there to be. We take as much time as necessary to create the album you want, allowing for two proof runs before heading to the printer.
Book your album in at the same time as your wedding, and save $300. Special rates apply for identical multiples for parents and family.
How long will our film be? How do you choose the music?
Over time, the way I make films has certainly changed. I used to want to fit EVERYTHING in, no matter how long it turned out to be. With every film made, I learn something new and now I'm at a place where everything (worthy) still makes it into the film, it's just edited differently. Whether we love it or hate it, life is so fast now. When you share a clip or film with friends - which, inevitably, you WILL want to share your masterpiece - it needs to be quick to make people want to watch; generally in the vicinity of 3-6 minutes.
I collect moments like tiny pieces of a 1000 piece puzzle during the time I'm with you - whether birth, family portraits or wedding - collecting, collecting.. everything going into an imaginary treasure basket. When I'm home again and ready to work on your puzzle, the pieces float around for a while before I figure out where everything goes. Clips are chopped into tiny pieces and stuck back together in different formations to find the right combination.
I pay attention to your connection and rhythm during our time together (and the set list on the dance floor at your wedding) and use that as inspiration to find the right soundtrack to your story. Music is sourced through ethical licensing platforms to ensure artists are paid for their work and this means you're getting unique sounds that haven't been flogged to death in the media. There are SO many talented artists out there whose music is not mainstream enough to make it to the radio, but in many cases is actually better! It's a never ending sea of choice and talent and the music selection process, albeit a lengthy one (seriously, sometimes days!), is a very important one. It's the backbone of your film. The base board to your puzzle, if you will.
How do we make a booking? What happens next.. can we contact you?
Once we've had a chat and have a date lined up, I'll send through an agreement that needs to be signed and returned, together with a 50% deposit. Final payments are made two weeks prior to your session/wedding date. Births and Fresh 48 sessions are a little different in that sometimes our planning goes out the window and baby's arrival may be captured before your final payment has been made. This is totally fine because that's just part and parcel of trying to work with unborn babies! All your beautiful photos are sent off once full payment has been received.
I'm always available to chat/email if you'd like to keep me up to date with baby's movements, family plans or wedding details. Open communication is the key to a great relationship between us; it gives me a great insight into the beginning of your story.
What if we want something you haven't offered here?
If you're after something I haven't covered, please get in touch via email and all you have to do is ASK! I try to keep my personal work flowing along in the background - and sometimes foreground when I need to focus inward again - and you can find some of them under projects up on the left. Some of my personal work lends itself to editorial and am open to collaborate.