My favourite family shoots are where you can just be yourselves and I can capture your natural moments together. The best memories are made when you are relaxed and present. You can expect a lot of laughter in our sessions and the best snaps are when you forget I’m there we go on an adventure in the great outdoors we have here around Melbourne. we can go to your favourite beach or park or you can pick one of my favourite locations.
As soon as we met Simone she was warm and instantly put us at ease. She was gentle and professional and worked so well with our little girl. The entire time we felt like we were in good hands, we can’t wait to see the beautiful shots she was able to capture. Could not recommend Simone more highly.
I love outdoor sessions they are my favorite !!! purely for the opportunity to take advantage of the most beautiful lighting. And stunning surroundings. I truly believe in the transformational power of beautiful sunlight. and the stunning backgrounds we have here. I understand that having your children up early for sunrise, or having them stay up late for sunset, may affect their mood and sleep schedule slightly, but it has always been worth it.
For outdoor sessions, we can discuss a variety of options that match you and your family’s personality best. Do you like going for walks in the woods , or enjoying picnics in a park?
Does your family love the water and are you all willing to jump in? or a stunning beach session with rocks and cliffs.
I have a few different locations I use.
Outdoor sessions can really bring a magical feel to your images. Some of my favourite places to shoot are parklands, a field of tall wheat grass, a farm, a beach or stream, an apple orchard or a field of flowers! What is your vision and what outdoor area really captures your family best? Let’s discuss your ideas!
what to expect: we will go for a walk, explore on the location of choice. we play, cuddle and make stunning photo”s
For the winter months or just because you fancy the indoor option is great!!
There can be nothing more comfy and carefree than shooting a family in their own home. Just imagine your kids jumping with glee on your bed while you come in with your partner to all collapse in the blankets and pillows in a heap of laugher, cuddles and tickles! If you choose an in-home session, I am thrilled to be part of your everyday interactions. An in-home session often allows children to relax more and gives space for the family pet to photobomb as much as possible! I can capture you reading stories, making pancakes, having a kitchen dance party or just hanging out together. The options are endless. The best time of day for an indoor shoot is morning to midday, so please keep that in mind if you are working around schedules.
When preparing for your in-home session, I highly recommend focusing on the master bedroom…
A few things I recommend is having a white or neutral duvet cover if at all possible. You can even use the duvet insert instead of a cover, use only white sheets, or sprawl a nice white quilt over the bed! Whites and neutrals earthy colours will allow more light to reflect up onto your faces, will brighten all of your images, and create a timeless feel. If you don’t have something white or neutral, be sure to keep it as classic as possible. Remember that colors and patterns will eventually be dated, which makes neutrals our best for images you’ll love sharing for years to come.
Lifestyle sessions are very relaxed. When I first get to your home I will walk around your home to get our plan for the day. If there are little ones I ask them to show me around so we can build some trust. Plan on me being there 2-3 hours. (It’s normally shorter)
On occasion I walk into a client’s home who has gushed over my “bright, calming colors and edits” and then has navy blue walls and deep red bedding. If the images on my website and social media have drawn you in, try to make note of what you love about the images. If it is the light and airy feel, take a look at your bedroom and see if the color palettes match. Please understand that your decor and clothing are going to sway the overall feel and vibe of your images. Soft tans and whites will be much brighter and softer than deep reds. In the end, these are your images so you are welcome to choose whatever you would like!
Abig note is that we need windows to give us as much light as posible. I only work with Natural light.
Another thing to remember for your indoor session is that I will often shoot toward the bed so if you have items on your end tables that you don’t want seen in the final images, please move them out of the bedroom or tuck them into some drawers out of view. If you do not have time to tidy up, I am happy to help you when I get there! I suggest you clean and declutter some, but please do not stress! I love lived-in homes and want to tell your story authentically.
Every session is tailor-made to suit your ideas.
I specialise in on-location Maternal, newborn, fresh 48 and family photography. I love taking photos of your family, newborns, babies and children. I work with a relaxed approach and all natural light, so not too much posing.