portrait SESSION EXPERIENCE

My portrait photography sessions are designed to be a special experience for your child.  At my home studio in Canberra, they will be made to feel like a model for a day with professional styling and then photographed in a personally designed shoot.

portrait consultation

I will arrange a pre-photoshoot consultation when you book your child's portrait photography session.  Here, we will design your special studio photoshoot based on your wishes and expectations.

We can conduct the consultation by phone, email or in person.  Styling and clothing are key ingredients to beautiful portrait photography.  We will discuss how to prepare for the photoshoot, styling requirements and what outfits to bring on the day.

Please contact me leading up to the photoshoot with any queries about wardrobe and feel free to send through photographs of what you plan to bring.  As well as your outfits, your children can also choose from my studio wardrobe of gorgeous designer girls outfits and accessories. 

I welcome children with special needs and will be happy to plan with you how to help your child enjoy their time in the spotlight.  It will be my pleasure to answer any other questions you may have regarding the experience.

A portrait does not merely record someone’s features, however,
but says something about who he or she is
offering a vivid sense of a real person’s presence
— The Met Museum

Photoshoot

I want your child's photoshoot to be a special and enjoyable experience.

When you arrive, we will hang up your outfits and then look through my studio wardrobe of designer clothing and accessories.  You can choose pieces to mix and match with your own.

Next step is professional styling which includes hair and, for the teens, makeup.  My hair and makeup artists are experienced styling professionals.  She will have a chat to your about the style you would like for the photoshoot.  Hairstyling for children will usually take around 30 minutes.  Hair and makeup for teens takes 1.5 hours.  Please bring your young lady along with clean, dry hair which has been washed the day before.

Once your child is styled and dressed, we can start photographing.  The shoot will take about two hours We will photograph your child in several outfit and against a number of backdrops for a variety of looks. We can take breaks as required with complementary sandwiches, homemade biscuits or cake and drinks.

At the end of the photoshoot, we will arrange a viewing appointment to see and, if you choose, to purchase your child's portraits.  This is generally within two weeks of the photoshoot.

viewing & Purchasing appointment

At your viewing appointment, I will show you the very best images from your child's photoshoot.

You can decide on your favourites and we can discuss which products will best showcase your child's portrait photography.  I offer a range of high quality printed products that compliment different decor styles, depending on your own home and tastes.

You are under no obligation to buy.

If you wish to purchase your child's fine art portrait photography, payment for products is required at the time of ordering.

Orders take 3 to 6 weeks depending on your product selection.  I will contact you once your order is ready for collection from my studio.