BECAUSE FAMILY IS EVERYTHING

Like you, we agree that family is everything. We also know that you don't want to forget all these precious and fleeting moments that without images, we may not remember in such graphic detail.

The sweet and adoring glances a child gives their mother as they reach out to grab their hand, the way children play together and fill the space with laughter, the tiny little hands of a newborn against his mothers chest, that grace of a mother to be as she carries her child inside. 

All these little moments that are over in seconds, that money simply cannot buy... this is the fabric that makes up your family. 

Having experience with parenting our own three children and also the decade of experience behind the lens, we are super confident in creating a fun space where children can be free to be themselves, so that your photos reflect their personality as they are today. 

No poses, or saying 'cheese', just pure connection between loved ones captured in an authentic and candid manner, leaving you with soul warming family photos that evoke emotion and real feelings each and every time you look at your images.



 

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Frequently Asked Questions

A family portrait shoot with us provides you with a luxurious custom experience that begins with planning a session that meets all your needs and desires and ends with printed heirloom artwork beautifully displaying the photographs that we create together. 

Your Session will include:
- A Welcome Pack with Planning Guide
- A Pre Session consultation which includes everything from choosing your location to styling.
- On Location within 40km's from Ringwood
- Up to 1 hour of photographic coverage for 5 people (extended family members welcome, at an additional fee per person) 
- 30 High Resolution Digital Images Professionally Retouched + delivered via an Online Gallery
- Editing + Shooting Time
- Private Online Password Protected Client Gallery to view and choose your photographs

Investment - $950

Additional Optional Extra's:
- Complete Gallery of Photographs (Approximately 50+) $350
- Family Legacy Photo Album's from $350
- Additional Family Members are $40 Per Person

What does a session include? 

How would you describe your photography style? 

YOU ARE A CANDID PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER, HOWEVER WILL YOU TAKE TRADITIONAL 'POSED' PHOTO'S ALSO?

what happens if it rains?

WHEN WILL WE GET TO SEE OUR PHOTOS? 

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR? 

Can extra family members be included? 

is there a particular time these sessions take place?

is there a particular location these sessions take place?

how long will our online gallery remain open for us to choose our images from? 

And what about pets? Can we bring our furbaby along too?

do you have insurance?

We aim to keep thing's lighthearted, relaxed and natural. As parents ourselves, we understand that children don't particularly want to be 'forced' to stay put, especially when visiting a beautiful location. A relaxed parent is a relaxed child, and we aim to create a space to allow the action to unfold naturally, without stress, to capture those little personalities as they are today. It also encourages a positive authentic experience for the whole family, rather than forced imagery.

In the lead up to your session, we will be monitoring the weather forecast for Melbourne. 
If it seem's likely to rain we can either reschedule to another date as soon as possible, or we can go ahead with your session depending on what will be in the best interests of your children. 
Some kids love the rain and will be off running around having a blast - which will be super fun to create memorable photographs with. However some kids will find it uncomfortable. 
We will be guided by what you would be most happy with in the end. 

We allow for a 2-3 week time frame for turnaround of images. We aim to post a 'sneak peak' from your session on our Social Media platforms as a little teaser for you within 24 hours from your shoot. This is awesome as you are able to share the image immediately to show it off to all of your family and friends! 

Your wardrobe choice's for your family is one of the more important decisions for your Photo shoot. This will create the overall aesthetic feel for your images. It is also extreemely important to us too. That's why we have come up with a beautiful mood board of ideas on what to wear to your session. This will be sent to you upon booking and we will be able to help you plan your outfits in accordance to the location we decide upon. It's rather easy to do once you see it all as you can work out the best colours, textures and styles to suit your family best. 

Your Family Photo Session is for up to 5 immediate family members. Of course you can bring along extra relatives, or perhaps you are a larger family of 5+, in that case extra people in your shoot are an additional $40 per person.

Of course! In fact, we encourage you to bring along your extra little furry family member/s - whatever they may be!

We aim to photograph at 'Golden Hour' which is one hour prior to sunset. We shoot 2 weekday evenings and have occasional spaces open on weekends to accommodate those super busy week day families. We do not charge additional rates for Weekends.
Golden Hour is chosen as it gives a beautiful warm glow to your images which adds depth and emotion. However if you would prefer during the morning light this can also be accommodated for on weekends. Morning Sessions start at 9am.  

Location's range across Melbourne and include the beach front, back beach, and the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. We charge an additional travel fee over 40km's from Ringwood at $35 per half hour. 

Your Private Online Gallery will be open for 1 week after being published to you. 
Your chosen images will be shown at my end and we will go from there in getting your package together. If left longer than 1 week, the gallery will be closed and will incur a $25 re uploading fee.

Yes! We have full Public Liability Insurance. 

The short answer? Yes! If you want to throw in a beautiful portrait where you are all looking at the camera (these family photo's are real 'grandparent' pleaser's) then that's what we will do! Worried it won't happen? We will use some of our special 'tactics' to encourage children's co-operation. However relaxed gently posed portraits are more what we will be focusing on, and letting that magic unfold organically.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"Thank you so much Catherine for our stunning photos. Catherine is so easy to chat with and fantastic with kids. My kids (4 and 3) were loving each minute of their session. They really liked Catherine. Thank you again for taking these photos so i have some beautiful pics of my babies.
Would highly recommend Catherine xo"

- Laura Long

'I didn't think it was possible but I think I love this shoot even more than the last!! Thank you so much! You are a genius with the camera, thank you again!
xxx

- Alyce Till

'The photos are absolutely beautiful!! I LOVE all of them!!
How to choose!?
Thank you so much for capturing them, you are beyond talented!!
xxx

- Jessica + Luke

daniel + mary

Our wedding album is still the talking point when people come over to our house! They are absolutely stunning! Thank you Hamilton!

SUSIE LEVERSHA

The images that Cat created for me, were so beautifully crafted. She captured the connection and emotion between myself and my daughters, in a way that warms my heart each time I look at them. Photographs are such an important part of my life, and I'm very happy I trusted Cat to be my photographer.

LISA + DAVE

Amazing!! Our family photos are absolutely gorgeous and Cat is so lovely to deal with. Highly recommend!

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