It’s almost Father’s Day again, and it’s time to capture those oh-so-reluctant dads with the kids. Something always strikes me about shooting families. They attend the shoot, we chat for a bit, and warm the kids up, and Dad seems a bit hesitant. Has he been dragged there? Would he rather be pulling teeth than having his photo taken? We plunder on and over time, Dad warms up, begins to enjoy it, realises, it’s not about stilted fake moments, but about capturing real moments with his kids. Making sure he’s IN the picture with his family, not taking the picture, not avoiding it. It’s something that he can look back on and love, cherish, remember and share.
Fast forward to the ordering session in studio, and it’s the DAD we need to hold back from ordering the kitchen sink! Suddenly, the value of it is apparent. Playful moments with his children capture for posterity seem a lot less frightening, and well, clearly something special! Despite their initial reluctance, they truly love and appreciate the special gift of being captured with their children in all their playfulness and loving moments. So, we’re going to make it REALLY easy for them, with a Father’s Day photography special offer they can’t refuse. This year, we’re offering a full portrait session, and an 8×10″ print, for the irresistible price of just $45. This is a total value of $350. You can choose whether you want to offer it to Dad as gift voucher for Father’s Day, or simply book a session sometime within the next 3 months using this voucher.
The offer is valid from now until Father’s Day, September 6th.
One of the most lovely aspects of what we do, is seeing clients repeatedly, and watching their family grow. I first met Karen and Chris when they were pregnant with India, and then again for India’s newborn shoot, the addition of Campbell, a catch up shoot with their lovely Grandmother Lyn, and then again recently for a family portrait session. While it’s a tad scary to see how big the kids are (where did all that time go?), it’s so special to be invited in to their family repeatedly, and over time, I’ve come to consider them more friends than clients. Karen’s exciting new venture is in Thermomix consulting, and I can’t wait to get a few friends together to see this thing in action once and for all…..I just know it will be the answer to my dinner time prayers! For anyone interested, her facebook page is HERE
This is Kristina, a beautiful person inside and out, and very soon about to become a first time mum to a baby boy. It has been so lovely working with her throughout her maternity photography session, and I can’t wait to meet her newborn in just a few weeks. Kristina is a talented designer, and her dress in these images is one of her designs. While not strictly a maternity gown, it certainly adds a touch of flair and panache to ‘maternity wear’.
Welcoming their new addition is the Rooney Family, with their daughters Daisy and Faye. It’s obvious by the gorgeous expressions on her face, that Daisy is loving being a big sister! And Faye happily tolerated the excess of love, eventually tiring of being adored and fell asleep for us.
This is Tom, who’s beautiful smile is completely heart melting. He is just the most divine little boy, very cuddly and bright eyed, and clearly very contented. Tom was in studio this week for a series of portraits. The big close up of those beautiful eyes is my fave by far
Our school holiday mini sessions are a great way to get some updated images of your kids. Each session lasts for around 30 minutes, and they are held either at our studio, or a location close by if you prefer outdoors. You can expect to get around 20 images to choose from your session, and all prints are 20% off our standard pricing. The session fee is just $50.
These are selling quickly and numbers are limited, so please complete the form at the link below with your preferred time, and we’ll be in touch to arrange your session for you. If you are keen to book a session, but would like to see product and pricing information, please use the contact tab above and we’ll forward you the details.
This is the lovely Hollie, who took just a few minutes to warm up to me, and was all smiles and cheeky fun during her session, although I still got the odd quizzical pensive stare….and these turned out to the shots I loved the most! She is such a sweet little thing, playing with her bubbles and picking flowers for her Mum and Dad. And while these images don’t show her amazing, crystal clear blue eyes, they are just as stunning in black and white. She’s totally gorgeous.
The weather forecast was very grim the day of her shoot, but we went ahead anyway, luckily, because the afternoon light was just divine, and mere minutes after our session, the heavens opened up!
This is me, Iris. Pretty cute huh?
Life’s a bit of a party really…..most days
Some days, are pink frilly leggings kinda days…you know the ones…
And then there’s the ‘smart casual’ days, when I don a dress
But wait….what? I don’t wear dresses…where are the pants? I feel odd.
Having a big bro is the best thing in the world
All in all, I’m pretty happy being me. You got a problem with that?
This is the beautiful Sophie, who came into studio with her big sister Emily last week. Sophie is just gorgeous, peaceful, relaxed….that is until Emily started trying to hold her. But Emily wasn’t one to be fazed….she smiled sweetly at the camera while her sister protested the sibling shot!
…how her life is about to change! In just a few short weeks she will no longer be the baby of the family. But what Harriet won’t expect, is that she’s just about to find herself a brand new best friend for life. We always seem to expect our pets to be so put out by the arrival of a baby, only to find that they act like they’ve known all along!
We are currently looking for volunteers to take part in our winter ‘Pet Project’. We need a series of families to attend studio with their pets (within reason, no birds, snakes or ponies please) for a short, fun session to capture your entire family, fur babies and all. If you’d like to take part, please see HERE for more info and registration details.
Pet and Family Photography Perth