What kind of Photographer are you? I have a very natural approach, bringing a mix of traditional portraiture and the more documentary style to a session. These days it is referred to as lifestyle photography. However, I will still guide you and provide gentle directions but do not try to make you look "perfect" stiff or unnatural. I want you to feel comfortable and not wondering what you are supposed to do. As your photographer I will work towards providing you with a diverse but connected gallery of images which can be displayed on your walls, put in an album or viewed as a slideshow. I hope these photos become part of your family history and tell a story of that particular time in your lives.
Where will my session be held? I am a natural light photographer using both on location and my studio. Newborn sessions can be held at your home or my studio. Together we will choose the perfect location.
When do newborn sessions take place? For that true newborn look it is ideal to have them done sometime in baby's first two weeks. Having said that the time frame can be extended if other circumstances arise.
What should I wear? Be comfortable and be yourself. Dress to suit the weather and being able to sit on the ground rather than "dressing up". However I can send you some extra info if you wish.
Will I get the digital files? Yes - over time photographs become family treasures and these days it is just as important to archive and save the digital negatives as it was to keep all those celluloid negatives in a shoebox. I offer one simple, all-inclusive collection of your digital files on a USB with a print release.
Prints, canvas and albums can also be ordered or you may choose to create your own artworks.
How do you choose the final images that I receive? I look at each image I have captured at your session and select the best, those which are of good quality photographically and truly represent you and your family. I guarantee a minimum of 40-60 images, plus Black and white versions where suitable, but there may be more.
Do you offer mini-sessions? I may do a special callout every now and then but as a one-person business I'm not able to offer the 15 minute one after another sessions at this stage. Plus I would find it too difficult to narrow down your beautiful photos to 5 files.
How much does all of this cost? My pricing is all-inclusive meaning you pay one price for all the digital files. Total cost is $650 for newborn or family sessions, $200 for the maternity session if booked with a newborn session. Otherwise, a maternity session is the same price as an individual portrait session - $450. A $200 deposit is due when booking to secure your session date and this is then deducted from the final cost of your session.
How do I book a session with you, Jude? I am so glad you asked. You can email me directly at email@example.com or via the connect tab above