Family photography is incredibly special and important. It is important for you to capture the love, connection, and joy that you share with your family so that you can look back on it for years to come. But it is also important for your children to see you all together, to see how happy you were together in that moment. Your children will want to see what you looked like, holding them in your arms, kissing their brow, lifting them up, tickling their little tummy encouraging their curiosity and wonder. Your children will want to see the joy and love in your face when you look at them. Family photography with us, does just that, and we will even have a lot of fun while we do it.
Our family photography sessions take place during golden hour (the last hour or so of the day). Our family photography weekend session times are limited and book out months in advance. If you require a weekend spot, please try to give us at least 4 months’ notice. If you are ready to book in your family photography session, and would like to talk dates, please send us a message via our Contact Us page and we will come back to you as soon as possible.
It is important that your family feels comfortable and happy on the day. We find that sessions are most successful if children are dressed in clothing that is not uncomfortable. Please also avoid loud prints, checks, stripes, or big logos. The ground surface will likely be sandy with grass in patches, please keep this in mind (high heels may not be practical).
For younger children please bring some snacks, water bottle and perhaps a favourite toy or book. Leading up to your family photography session, please talk to your children about what we will be doing on the day. It is important to talk enthusiastically about how much fun we will have taking family photographs (yes we will play some games once the portraits have been taken). I do also find that using a reward such as a special dinner after the family photoshoot, can be a good motivator.
We are so lucky in Queensland to be blessed with wonderful sunny tropical weather. However, with it brings mosquitos, please bring some insect repellent with you to your family photography session.
Lastly, we ask that you come with a big smile and an eagerness to laugh with your family as we capture the joy and love between you all. The happier you and your family are during the family photography session, the better the photographs will turn out. A child’s mood will typically reflect that of their parents, so please stay calm, find the joy, and laugh with your children at every opportunity.