MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
Typically held between 32-36 weeks, our maternity sessions are designed to capture your beautiful growing baby within your gorgeous pregnancy glow and to celebrate the incredible job your body is doing. Depending on your preference, the maternity session may be held either in the privacy of your own home amongst your personal surroundings, or outdoors at a location of your choice such as a park or beach within the surrounding Byron Bay area. Both home-based and outdoor location sessions last up to 1.5 hours. Siblings and partners are most welcome to be involved. In home lifestyle sessions are designed to capture the gorgeous simplicity of pregnancy document your pregnancy amongst your own unique backdrop. Location sessions will be held at either sunrise or sunset to ensure the most flattering lighting conditions. A session fee of $100 is paid as a deposit before your session, to secure your booking. In addition to this, varying packages are available to purchase, the basic package is paid full before your session. You are most welcome to upgrade to a larger package after viewing your gallery. Packages start from $395.
Book a combined maternity and newborn package and SAVE! Session fee waived. Contact Us for our full pricing brochure.
BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
Whether this is your first or your fourth baby, each life-changing journey welcoming your new baby into the world creates a unique experience, worthy of remembering forever. What’s more, your defining event deserves to be documented in a natural, supportive, low-key manner. Truly, if there ever was a time to entrust yourself to the capable and experienced hands of a professional photographer, your sacred birth space is it.
I look forward to capturing your story, which will, no doubt, become one of the most significant heirlooms your family will treasure for a lifetime.
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FRESH 48 PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
sCapture your sweet little baby in the first few days of life either in the hospital or your home. Held 2-3 days after your new baby is born, your new relationships care captured naturally and organically. From the sweetest kisses and biggest yawns to the curiosity and pride in siblings meeting their new baby brother or sister for the first time. I work with natural lighting to capture soft and gentle photographs to capture your treasured first moments forever.
Book a combined maternity and newborn package and your Session fees are waived. Contact Us for our full pricing brochure.
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
Commit to memory the freshness, wonder and pure perfection of your new arrival with a newborn portrait session.
These sessions are optimally held between 3-10 days after the birth to help capture those dreamy, sleepy poses. This is when baby is more flexible and less sensitive to re-positioning and noise.
Newborn and older baby sessions can be held in an outdoor location or in the privacy of your own home where I can capture your gorgeous little one amongst your personal surroundings.
Until you have been part of a newborn session, it is hard to understand how it can last for up to three hours! Every single newborn and baby session is different as all are run to the baby’s timetable.
I only accept one newborn session a day to allow for feeding, changing and settling so no-one feels rushed. During this time we will work on capturing some gorgeous lifestyle images of your baby in the nursery, snuggled on the lounge with the whole family and laying peacefully on your bed with siblings included of course.
You are encouraged to be involved, to capture the love and connection amongst your new family. None of the tiny details are missed – a session will almost always include macro shots of hands, feet, eyelashes, and lips as well as the big picture.
A session fee of $100 is paid as a deposit before your session to secure your booking. In addition to this, varying packages are available to purchase, with the basic package being paid in full before the session. You are then welcome to upgrade to the larger packages after viewing your online gallery.. Packages start from $395. For a full price list, contact us.
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
Capture your gorgeous little family, just as you are in this moment. I love family sessions as they swell and burst with the love only your unique little group could produce. The sun kissed group hug, the tender smiles, the loving glances, the gleeful joy of a chase and all the chaos and fun in between! A session fee of $100 is paid as a deposit before your session to secure your booking. In addition to this, varying packages are available to purchase, with the basic package being paid in full before the session. You are welcome to upgrade to a larger package after viewing your online gallery. Packages start from $395.
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COMMERCIAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
Starting From $495.
Have you ever wished for a portrait that shows the real you, reflecting your passion, your charisma and your soul? I can capture your authentic business essence, so your target audience see your best perspective, conveyed in a series of dynamic and mesmerising images.
I can capture real and magnetic portraits in my natural light studio or a selected outdoor location. As branding is so important for your business every photograph will be intuitively tailored to resonate with your brand message and showcase your professional confidence.
Click here to book your 15-minute consultation so we can discuss how to incorporate your brand message into a vibrant and spectacular photo shoot.
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We had Kate do a newborn and family shoot for us recently. She made the day so enjoyable. She puts you at ease with her warm nature and is wonderful with kids. Her photos are captured beautifully and she has a lot of patience in capturing those beautiful moments and styled newborn shots. She has gorgeous props for the newborn photos and great ideas for candid family moments captured on photo. We would recommend Kate to anyone wanting to get precious photos taken.
Maternity- Birth - Newborn- Family- Commercial
Alstonville, Ballina, Byron Bay
Maternity- Birth - Newborn- Family- Commercial
Alstonville, Ballina, Byron Bay
frequently asked questions
Q. My kids are gorgeous, but they don’t sit still and I’m worried they won’t behave..."
A. I’m a mum of three busy kids, I get it, the more you tell them what to do, the less they want to do it! I usually start with a few ‘everyone look at the camera’ shots and then the rest of the session is pretty easy going, I might give some suggestions for things to do, or more photogenic places to go, but generally I just let the kids play and explore. Often the best photos are when your kid is doing the thing that makes them most happy! And if meltdowns happen (and they will!) I may take an adorable photo of that, and then we can take a little break or head on a different adventure.
Q. Should I wait until everything is perfect?
A. Is family life ever perfect? Your kids want to see you, with them, so they can hold those memories and feelings in their hearts. You may never lose those 5 kilos, you may never re-paint that feature wall, and that is okay. Your kids don’t care, time goes fast, don’t wait. (or if you’re like me, a photoshoot is a great deadline haha).
Q. So how does it work? Where do we start?
A. Great question – click on the contact tab above to chat with me!
Q. When should I book my family session?
A. If you need a weekend, I am usually booked out 2-3 months in advance, so get in touch ASAP to check availability. If a weekday suits you, at least 2-4 weeks notice is great. I do get the odd cancellation, so it’s always worth checking if you aren’t sure!
Q. When should I book my newborn session?
A. If you want to capture your bub when they’re brand new, book a session as soon as you can. I usually book you in for your due date initially, then whenever your little one arrives we can make a firm date and time then. I only take on 4 newborns a month so I am able to be flexible if they need to be rescheduled. My sessions however are very relaxed and don’t require bub to be asleep to perform any crazy baby yoga positions, so even if your bub is 4-6 weeks old by the time you are feeling up to photos, they will still capture all that new baby love.
Q. What if my baby arrives early or late, can we move our newborn session?"
A. Yes, absolutely! Often babies don’t like to stick to their due date and that is fine. I usually recommend booking your session for your due date, and if bub comes early or late we can work out an available date to move the session.
Q. What days/times do you do the sessions?
Outdoor sunset sessions I shoot Monday-Sunday, we start 1-2 hours before sunset, depending on the location.
Real life sessions I shoot on Sundays and the time can vary depending on the activities you choose to do and the light in your home/yard, generally 2-3 hours before sunset
Newborn sessions I generally shoot these Monday - Friday, we generally aim for a 9.30am start if that works with any older kids and naps. If you need a weekend session to include older siblings this can be arranged also.
If you have a wedding or other occasion, I do have some flexibility outside of these days/times, so please Get in touch
Q. Where can we do the shoot?
A. I absolutely love photographing families in places that are special to them, whether that is your family home, or the beach or park you always go to together, if the place is special to you, the photos will also be that little bit more special in the years to come. If it’s just a photogenic location for your sunset session you need, then head to the contact page and I’m happy to recommend some options around the Byron Bay or Northern NSW.
Q. Can my dog be in the photos?
A. Absolutely! I have a dog who is very much a special part of our family, I couldn't imagine having family photos without him! Let me know if you want to bring your fur baby and we can make sure it's a dog friendly location. They can be in all the photos if you want, or we can find a shady spot to tie them up or let them roam free if they are allowed, up to you!
Q. How much is it?
A. Head to my contact page and get in touch to find out. Alternatively my pricing page will give you a starting price for the various sessions.
Q. Can I have a discount?
A. For past clients who have had a full family or newborn session with me I offer a $100 discount off your chosen package. If my sessions aren’t within your current budget, keep an eye out for one of my mini sessions by following me on my Facebook or Instagram, as they are announced here first.
Q. Do you do mini sessions?
A. Yes! I usually do mini sessions around mothers day and Christmas mini sessions in November. These sessions are shorter than my regular sessions, with a small number of images at a discounted price. Best to keep an eye on my Facebook or Instagram as they are announced here first.
Q. What if the weather is bad or we’re sick on the day of the shoot?
A. Cloudy skies make for great photos, but I certainly don’t want to get stuck in a storm. If it looks like it may rain and this will affect our shoot, I’ll be in contact in the days prior and we can decide if we should reschedule.
If you or your little ones are sick, please try to give a least 24 hours notice, and we can reschedule when everyone is feeling better.
Q. What should we wear?
A. I’ll send you a detailed guide after you book your session, including lots of info on what to wear, what to expect and how to prep for your session. But if you have any questions, head to my contact page and we can chat!
Q. Do you photograph extended families?
Yes! The relationships between cousins, grandparents, aunts is truly special and many families gift a session to a loved one for special occasions. You are welcome to also split off into separate family groups for photos also. Head to my pricing page for starting prices on family sessions or my contact page to chat with me.