What is a heritage portrait session?

The idea behind this sort of session is to capture something timeless of your children and family. Something that will be admired on your wall for many years and then passed onto the next generation. Much like how a painting is hung, preserved and admired. My goal is to create a 'wow' piece of art for your home, a show stopper you will love! In these sessions we can do a traditionally posed image or we can incorporate your culture, your passions, or your faith into it. Anything that is really special to you. These portraits capture all the little details, children’s innocence, emotion and connection. I’ve carefully crafted my photography, styling, lighting and post production to create beautiful painterly portraits, with the intention that these are proudly hung in your families home for many generations.

Who are these sessions for?

These sessions are for anybody who loves art, who values quality and wants to have a beautiful keepsake of their family. Grandparents, parents, children and pets are all welcome. Because of the nature of these sessions I do advise that children are older than 6 years. Children do need to be able to listen to instruction and follow direction well. For families with younger children, I do have a separate hybrid option that works very well for under 6’s to be included in the session too. Please contact me and ask if that is something you would be interested in.

What do we wear?

During our design consultation, I’ll advise you on colours & clothing that work well with this sort of portrait. I have a small selection of children’s clothes that is available to wear during your session. I have also put together this pinterest board with some ideas on clothing and props you might like to bring along. Hair styling is included for your children and 2-3 styles will be created during your session time. Hair and make up for mum or any other adults is available at an extra cost.

When are sessions available?

Weekend appointments are booked up very quickly and quite far in advance meaning many families opt for weekday sessions. I encourage you to think of your shoot like any other weekday appointment and arrange a few hours off work and/or school. After all, it’s a special occasion! Weekday sessions are currently held on Monday, Tuesday ,Wednesdays or Thursdays from 10am. Weekends by appointment only.

How much will it cost?

Well that depends on what you love! Which of course you aren’t going to know until you see your images. What I do know is that I am completely committed to creating beautiful images for you. I offer great service and a 100% money back guarantee should you not love your images. So why not come and enjoy the experience and see the results for yourself. The week day creative session fee is $200 or $300 for a weekend. From now until the end of the year, if you book your portrait session during a week day you will receive 50% off your creative session fee plus a $50 print credit to go towards your wall portrait.

All my images are printed on beautiful archival 100% smooth cotton rag paper for crisp detail and longevity. All framed images are then protected in art glass for superior clarity and optimal protection. Printed product starts from $160 for a matted print, up to $1690 for a large framed portrait.

Because these images are sold as art pieces and I prefer to have full printing control, digital files are not available, you can however purchase smaller gift prints for your family with your wall portrait purchase.

For more information on investment costs and booking a session please contact me below.