MATERNITY, NEWBORN & FAMILY PORTRAITS
Celebrate your life and create your family legacy with honest, beautiful photographs
Whether it's the incredible occasion of pregnancy, the welcoming of a new baby, or a celebration of who you are as a family at this moment in time; I consider it a gift to be able to document these milestones and seasons in your life. I’ll happily travel to any location to create one-of-a-kind images to fill up the walls of your home!
Choosing a photographer to document these important milestones can feel overwhelming at times. Picking a location, selecting outfits, figuring out a time that works for everyone's busy schedule, and hoping that your kids are on their best behaviour during the session...it's a lot to think about. I'm a mother too, so I get it!
I am here to not only create timeless artwork of you and your family but to guide you through this entire process and create a relaxed and fun experience for you. All you need to do is show up on the day as your best self, feeling confident in the knowledge that I'm going to get the best images of you and your family, no matter what mood the kids are in.
If you are interested in a portrait session please reach out...soon! I accept a limited number of these sessions each month, and when shooting outdoors I'll also consider the season, so you'll want to get on my calendar with plenty of time in advance. We can also shoot in your home if you have a light-filled and spacious area.
Once you have paid your deposit to secure your booking, we'll chat through any ideas that you have and select a location that is meaningful to you, in this way we'll design a unique and personalised experience for you. In the lead up to your session, I'll give you plenty of styling and wardrobe inspiration as well as tips to get the best possible results out of your portrait session.
SIGNATURE PORTRAIT GALLERIES
EXPLORE MY WORK
Amazing! We have had Zelda capture our family many times over the years and have loved working with her each time. We had so much fun during our maternity, newborn and family sessions and we couldn't be happier with our photos.
Zelda first documented our family of 3 in a fun outdoor shoot. She then came to our home for a lifestyle session to capture our growing family and newborn baby boy. I was in tears viewing the gallery! They were so beautiful! I will definitely be booking Zel again in the future and would highly recommend her not only for her artistic talents but for making it such an easy and enjoyable experience.
Zelda is amazing and we are beyond happy with our family photos! We treasure these moments that she captured for us. She came to our home to document our new baby and as a new mum, she made the process easy and enjoyable. I can't recommend her enough.
PRINTS & ALBUMS
HOW DO WE ENQUIRE?
Please use the contact form on my website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW LONG DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH FOR?
My sessions are generally 60 to 90 minutes. Length can depend on the ages of children and how many family members are involved.
I prefer to photograph newborns at home so that mum and bub can both feel more relaxed during the shoot. For maternity and family shoots we can do these at home or in a beautiful outdoor location. I have plenty of locations to recommend! If your home has enough space and gets plenty of natural light we can arrange a home session.
WHAT TIME OF DAY DO YOU RECOMMEND?
For younger children the first thing in the morning is usually best. I recommend 9am for newborns to 2 year olds. Or, if you have older children, I highly recommend a later afternoon session just before sunset. That afternoon golden light can elevate your photos into something quite magical. In winter this might be around 4-5pm and in summer it might be around 6-7pm.
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE A NEWBORN SESSION?
Within the first 2 weeks is ideal as they are still very sleepy and easy to wrap or place on mum or dad. If you'd prefer capturing their first smiles then it's better to wait until they are 2-3 months old.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Once you have booked your session I will send you further info about wardrobe and styling as well as what outfit mistakes to avoid!
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SHOOT?
For home sessions I'll arrive at least 15 minutes early to meet everyone and scout your home for the best lighting and backgrounds. Then I might break you up into groups or keep the family together, it will depend on how many children you have and their moods on the day. When needed I will guide you through the session with prompts and actions. For example I might ask you to cuddle your kids or talk to them to evoke natural emotions and expressions. Young children are very active so it's always about movement and interacting with them.
WHAT IF IT RAINS OR MY CHILD IS SICK?
I am able to shoot in some very light rain however if your session is planned for the outdoors and it's pouring rain we will reschedule, or you can choose to change the location to your home. There is no fee to reschedule, provided it is rebooked within 30 days.
WHEN AND HOW WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
You can expect to receive a link to your private online image gallery within 2-3 weeks. You will then be able to make your selection, depending on the package you have chosen. Your prints, usb or album will all be beautifully packaged and sent to you via post within 3 weeks of placing your order.