Portraits

I love meeting new people and hearing their stories and love creating images for them. Whether it be a portrait of a new life or old one, a family, an individual, a couple in love, a group of friends, the essence is the same for me. It’s about you just being your natural, beautiful, authentic self.

Investing in a bespoke portrait session is a really special thing to do for yourself and your family. Your session can be for an event of significance like a birthday or anniversary, celebrating your pregnancy, or simply an afternoon playing together in the backyard or cuddling your new baby. It is a celebration of who you are at this time in your life.

How my portrait sessions work.

Step 1: Once you have commissioned me and paid the booking fee we will have a chat on the phone or at my office about your ideas for your portrait session, what you would like to create afterwards, location/s (home or favourite location) and timing.

Step 2: The portrait session. On the day we go at your pace. Each session takes between 1-2 hours. There is plenty of time to breathe, take a break, change clothes, kids to have a snack or even a snooze.

Step 3: The portrait ordering session. This takes place at my office during work hours about 2 weeks after the session.  Each session is different however you will typically view about 50-70 images. This is where you order your prints, albums and books. For interstate clients I will upload a gallery to my website and we will arrange a phone call. If you can, please do not bring your little ones to this session or if you have to please bring an activity for them to do.

I am passionate about creating images, documents and artworks that last a long time. Heirlooms. At the moment photographic prints are the most archival and ecological form of sharing, displaying and preserving your family history. When handled with care these prints will last 75-100 years and you only need your eyes, hands and heart to enjoy and share them. CD’s and DVD’s require power and do not yet have the same kind of longevity. I have a range of beautiful options from bespoke handcrafted books, albums, framed prints, and enlargements. I will show you samples when we meet.

Portrait booking fee only – $250. ($150 for returning clients or multiple sessions) You then purchase your prints and or books after the session during your viewing session at my studio. Most people invest from $500 – $5000 for their family portraits.

Please contact me to find out my fees to document your family gatherings (ie birthday’s, anniversaries, reunions) or for locations outside the Canberra region.

Complete Portrait Session (to be booked before your session) – $2750 includes your portrait session and all the high resolution files from your portrait session for your archives on DVD plus a full set of 10x15cm prints or 1 x 30x30cm book.

Individual prints start from $85/print. All individual prints are presented in a matt ready to frame.

Print collections start from $395

Simple elegant albums start from $990

Photo book and box start from $1500