My portrait sessions are all about creating beautiful, fun and natural images. Life can change quickly, kids grow up before you know and it’s so important to get your little family or your big extended family together every so often and have your photos taken. Have no regrets – don’t miss these precious stages.
30 Minute Session
10 High-resolution images of your choice supplied for download via Online Gallery
1 hour session
All edited high-resolution images on USB & Online Gallery
1.5 hour session
Online Gallery of edited images
High-resolution USB Package
Fine art family portrait album
Where do you photograph portraits?
I love to photograph using natural lighting either at an outdoor location of your choice (which I can help you with) or at my purpose built studio. We can chat about choosing something to suit your own personal style. The studio is based just 12 minutes outside of Canberra’s CBD on a 5 acre property in Greenleigh Estate and is set in a gorgeous bush location so that both indoor and outdoor options are possible.
When will we get our photos?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within 3-4 weeks (sometimes less depending on the season). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints! If you book a standard or Deluxe package you will also receive a USB package with all the high-resolution edited images on it so you can print and share them for yourself.
How many pictures will we receive?
For a standard session you will receive anywhere between 30 to 130 fully edited images. I always like to include as many great images as I can, it's all dependent on ages of children and locations.
What are the albums like?
These beautiful fine art albums need to be seen and felt in person so that you can truly understand their worth. The images are chosen by you upon receiving your high-resolution images on USB, then an album plan is put together for you and you can make any necessary changes to the layouts. Albums come with 30 pages and once finalised will be all ready for you within about 3 weeks. There are many different fabric and leather cover options so you can have lots of fun personalising your beautiful album.
What should we wear?
Looking relaxed and at your best will make you feel more comfortable during the session. Colour wise I’d stick to soft whites, light greys, neutrals and pastels like light pinks, blues and greens with subtle patterns or textures. They’re so beautiful and timeless. Try to stay away from black or dark clothing and prominent logos or writing on clothing.
newborns & pregnancy
Baby portrait sessions are great at any time but I recommend capturing those major milestones such as the first few days of babies life (first 14 days is best for sleepy newborn photos) and when baby is first sitting, crawling and walking.
Maternity sessions are best planned for around 32+ weeks when your belly is most obvious. Outdoor locations are popular for these and often involve your partner / other children.
Newborn sessions are best held in the warmth of my purpose built indoor studio, based just 12 minutes outside of Canberra’s CBD. The studio has many prop and backdrop options to suit your style.
For older babies and maternity portraits we can chat about lots of other beautiful outdoor locations around Canberra that would suit your style.
Cake Smash sessions are a favourite for first-birthday celebrations but can be done for any birthday age!
A professionally made cake can be requested or you can bring your own. I will take some lovely portraits of your child prior to the cake smash photos so that you have some clean portraits too.
These sessions are so much fun, however as a parent I know how quickly fun can turn into exhaustion or tears. These sessions can be done as a mini session in order to keep your baby or child engaged. A few family photos can be done but it will not be the focus of the shoot. You can book a combined cake smash and family portrait session if you’d like a full 1 hour standard session with the whole family involved.
Tess’ indoor studio is the ideal backdrop for cake smash sessions