Info & Pricing
for family photography
My style is mostly documentary with maybe a touch of lifestyle. I can come into your home and photograph you just being you in a The Full Story Session. Play with your kids, hang out together, bake, read books - whatever is normal for you and your family - do that, and I’ll photograph it. No stress, no posing, just do you. Alternatively, you can do a shorter on-location session - Short and Sweet Session, still very relaxed with just a bit of gentle direction.
“Both Jess and Steve are friendly and fun and make everything low stress, they just come and hang out and suddenly there are gorgeous photos as a result that we will look at for the rest of our lives. I can’t recommend them highly enough 😊”
Family photos are so important - they preserve a period in your life, that disappears so quickly. Whether it's capturing the free spirit of your little ones running in the park, or capturing every day moments in your home, these are memories and moments that deserve to be captured.
When I photograph your family, I really want to capture your little people’s personalities, I want to help you remember what they were like and how you felt, even if at times that’s capturing the frustrations of toddler tantrums or the joy of the tickles and cuddles.
Short & Sweet
1 hour session for up to 5 people with gentle direction that allows the freedom of real interactions and the space for little ones to explore. Session can be held at a location special to you or in your home and includes digital files.
Let’s capture the real moments with a documentary session. Let the kids do what they do; play, eat, get messy. Anything goes. Suitable for newborns with older siblings. Session goes for approx 2-3 hours. Includes digital files.
The Full Story
Capturing a full morning or afternoon in your home - afternoon play and the chaotic dinner and bath time. Or capture your morning routine. Session goes for 3-4 hours. Digital files included
Family Fine Art Album
Australian, handmade 8x12" album with quality fine art paper. This is the perfect keepsake from your session. Includes 20 of your favourite images.
What should we wear?
Since we’re trying to photograph real moments during your family photography session we’d encourage you to wear whatever you usually wear. Clothes that are comfortable to play with the children in. And for the kids - if you’re kids are likely to be painting or baking or playing in the sprinkler, then whatever is comfortable and you don’t mind getting messy.
Do we need planned activities for The Family Story and the Full Story Session?
As this is a Documentary style session, I feel things works best when things aren't too planned. Just do what you always do as a family and anything unexpected that might happen is just part of the fun! That is what life is all about. It may seem like a long time for family photography but this gives the kids a chance to get used to me and in a way forget that I'm there. Nothing needs to be forced and I promise it won't be painful for those that might not be very comfortable in front of the camera, I will literally just hang out with you and if you have fun with your family, the photos will reflect that.
Where are you based?
I am based in Nundah, Brisbane and am available for sessions within the general Brisbane area. I am also available for Family Sessions on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast or even interstate however a travel fee may apply. Get in touch if you'd like more info.
My spouse hates having photos taken…
We photograph loads of people that don’t like being in front of the camera (I’m one of these people so I totally get it) the Full Story family photography session means there is no posing and you can completely pretend I’m not there if it makes it easier. You just need to be yourself and I’ll shoot in the background, I promise it won’t be painful :) Or if you do lock in a Short and Sweet Photography Session, it’s still very casual, I just direct you a little into natural interactions so that it doesn’t feel too awkward or posed.
How far ahead do we need to book?
As I have my own little family I take on a limited number of sessions so if you’re interested in having me photograph your family please get in touch and we can chat about availability.
Can we purchase our images?
Yes, no matter which package you book, they will include edited high resolution images all conveniently available to download through your online gallery. This gallery is also an easy way to share your photos with your family and friends.
Can we purchase prints and albums?
Having your photos printed and displayed around your home for you to enjoy every day is exactly what we want! Beautiful Fine Art prints are available for purchase through your online gallery. Our Fine Art Albums are an excellent way to tell the story of your family. These can also be purchased after your family photography session. Just get in touch for pricing.
Where will we do the shoot?
For The Full Story sessions, we usually do the shoot in your home (or in some cases the Grandparent’s home) this is where everyone is most comfortable to just be yourselves and do whatever you do. If you book in a Short and Sweet Session then we can do the session in a location that is special to you or we can do the session in your home, if you’d prefer.
How do we book?
We ask for a $200 deposit to book in your session, all our bookings are done online - just let us know which session type you’d like and we’ll get a date locked in for you.
I’m worried about getting photos because my children are very shy with new people…
The Full Story session is perfect for shy children, because you are just being yourselves, it usually doesn’t take long for kids to warm up and forget about the camera. It is helpful to know prior to the photography session if you feel your kids will take a bit of time, in this case I’ll spend some time getting to know them first to make sure they’re comfortable with me. I’m also a fairly quiet person which I think helps kids feel at ease around me.