Real - Life  Photo

How often do we capture those ordinary life moments? Intentionality is something we often overlook with our fast-paced schedules. Unfortunately I know all too well what it is like to live with regret that I didn't capture particular moments and then the precious small details have changed in the blink of an eye. 

This is why I'm so passionate about real-life photography, which is very different from studio portraiture. I want to help you preserve real moments, real and precious details in all the small stuff. I'm motivated by the soft touch of a parent's hand on a newborn's cheek, and by the laugh lines around a grandmother's eyes as she watches her grandchild. I love to see brothers wrestling, sisters giggling, fathers tickling and mothers snuggling their kids. It's the evidence of love that lasts for a lifetime. Almost every week I have a conversation with someone whose favourite photos are the real and candid moments that show the true essence of a person's character and personality. Almost as regularly, I talk with people who regret photographic moments missed and loved ones lost.

Don't put it off! What are these moments worth to you and your family? Your memories are precious and they are priceless. 

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Real-life photo story sessions are a fantastic opportunity for your family to set aside time to be together, to enjoy one another, and to be present. Most clients choose a session with me because they want to invest in the creation of special memories for their family. It's not just a financial investment; it's also about quality time.

I ask for all of my sessions to be technology-free zones so that you can really focus on each other. Spend an a few hours (or a whole day!) doing things together that you love to do. It doesn't matter what it is. It can be as simple as pancakes and board games at home, or it can be an outing to the beach or foraging in the forest. The activity doesn't matter; it's just amazing to see the joy on your children's faces when they have their parents' undivided attention for a whole afternoon. It really is magical and I promise these will become some of your most cherished memories. 


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Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Depending on your choice of session, I will spend anywhere between 90 minutes and a full day with your family, getting to know you, observing your crazy family dynamic and capturing your real-life memories. 

After your session I will present you with a slideshow of your beautiful images to look through and from there you will be able to select the image collection of your choice.  All image collections will include a fixed number of digital files as well as print credit towards beautiful wall-art options for you to enjoy forever on display in your home. 

My goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to choose beautiful feature art pieces and to create stunning keepsakes that you will enjoy with your family for years to come. Don't leave your beautiful images rusting away on hard drives, bring them out to be seen and enjoyed! That is why all of my collections include print credit, I like to make sure everyone has something tangible in their hands to enjoy. 

Because your images are intended to be experienced as a story-telling collection they lend themselves beautifully to albums and gallery wall-art.
There are no additional costs required beyond your Collection inclusions, the print credit included in the Bronze collection will allow you to purchase some beautifully matted enlargement prints without spending anything else. Most families typically spend anywhere from 1200 - 2000 on feature wall-art (using their included print credit), while Bespoke Heirloom + Wall Art collections can vary up to 3500+. The choice is yours!  

I don't want you to miss out on preserving beautiful memories for your family. Believe me, I understand that capturing special moments is important but in a busy family the budget just might not stretch at certain times. I am able to arrange a payment plan with you for any of my collections if this is something you would prefer, so don't let it stop you from making lasting memories now for you and your children to cherish. Time is so fleeting, and once it's gone you don't get it back!

When you book, you will receive a collection and product list to look through so you can start to think about which products will suit your home and style and which image collection you would like to purchase. Your product ordering will be in your own time, there is no sales pitch or pressure to buy. 

Gift vouchers are also available if you would like to give a session for a baby shower, anniversary or birthday. Gift vouchers can be for a session fee or for an image collection (or both!).

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Framed WALL ART 

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My Favourite! There's nothing quite like re-living your memories with your children in a stunning album. We don't often print photos to display in albums the way previous generations did, which means our memories are often locked away on hard drives and forgotten - or easily corrupted! A Legacy or Heirloom album will become a treasured keepsake to be passed on for generations to come. There are a variety of different albums available with different page selections, customisable covers and embossing options. These high-end products are hand-made with amazing quality materials. 

Contact me for more information about the exceptional value Album Collections. 
All of my albums and products can be ordered on a payment plan.

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STORY AlbUms* 

Professionally framed prints are not only an eye-catching feature for your home; they will visually draw you back in to the experience and memory of your family's special day. 
There are a variety of sizes and frame colours to choose from - something for every taste and decor.

They are hand-framed by a professional framer and come protected by a lovely safety acrylic, which means you will never need to worry about cheap broken glass around your children! UV clear conservation glass is also available. Images can be matted, un-matted or printed on canvas and are  printed on premium paper stocks. 

Unframed matted prints are also available, with prices starting from $90.

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FramED wall art

Canvas prints are suitable for a variety of different images and can be displayed individually or in a gallery set. Your images are printed on high-quality professional-grade canvas using long-life ink jet printing and coated in a protective lacquer finish to ensure your prints are protected.
Fine-art canvases are produced with museum grade lacquer which protects against moisture, uv and abrasion.

Every canvas is hand-stretched and quality checked. These are nothing like the cheap, mass produced canvases that fade and warp after a couple of years, they are built to last. 

Canvases can be ordered as wrapped or with a black or white edge so you can display your full image on the front panel. They are also able to be custom framed making them a stylish addition to any decor.  

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HeirLoom Album 

eirloom albums are an amazing keepsake and they make a beautiful coffee table display too. 

Often we intend to make albums, but the photos pile up and we never get to it. 

Let me make it easy for you! Your only job is to select which images you would like your album to feature and I will do the rest. You'll be able to approve the final design before it goes to print.

These albums are beautifully hand-bound works of art. Smooth Satin or Textured Tintoretto pages give a stunning and timeless feel to your artwork. 

I print all my albums with premium New Zealand and Italian suppliers, to make sure you get the best quality albums on the market. Your memories are so important and your investment deserves the best attention to detail in the creation of your products.


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