WHAT IS A FAMILY SUSENT SESSION?
In brief it is a chance for you to bring your family out for a fun adventure during the most magical time of the day which is 'golden hour'. We meet 1 hour before sun sinks in at the park or at the beach, then we just have fun. Kids are usually running around exploring and mums and dads get to spend some real quality time doing nothing but hanging out with their children joining in their adventures. Usually I just walk around and shoot for 30 -45 mins depending on how big your family is and then more often than not even when I leave the session for the day families choose to stay on and hang out. Usually when I walk back to the car at the end of the day and turn back I find them watching the last bit of sun sinking down over the horizon all huddled up!
WHAT IF MY KIDS WON’T CORPORATE??
Please don’t worry about little kids being little and doing their own thing. This is totally normal and I know this as I am a mother of 2 little girls whose moods can change quicker than Melbourne weather. My sessions are not about getting them to sit down and look at the camera all the time. Although we will try to get a few of those here and there so you have that perfect shot to put up on the wall if your heart desires. In between shots I always let them explore the beach, collect sea shells, or if we are at the park let them run and collect treasures. The important thing is to capture your family as it is, embracing the crazy. The best photos happen when everyone is relaxed and being themselves, including parents!
DAD NOT THAT INTERESTED?
Yes I said it! It happens more often than not. Usually mums book the photo session and dads are not really interested in dressing up and posing. I will be giving prompts to direct the session however I always meet you where you are at and what you are comfortable in doing. The dads are always pleasantly surprised once they arrive at the session and get in to spending quality time and having fun with their families. You are creating memories for your family to look back at one day and trust me they will love it when they see the end results.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT’S RAINING? OR SOMEONE IS SICK?
Life happens and as a mum I understand this so well. Of course I am more than happy to reschedule. I will always keep an eye out for the weather forecast and let you know if it is not possible for the session to go ahead early in the day.