“Peace is the beauty of life. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness as a family.” ~ Menachen Begin
We all, as parents, have heard the words, “it goes too fast.” When hearing those words pre-kids, it’s not an uncommon reaction to roll your eyes and sigh at how cliched it is. But when you’re in it, you realise it’s SO true – there’s a REASON everyone says it. It feels like you blink and another year has suddenly passed. One minute they’re blinking and staring at you for the first time, the next they’re running away from you, then they’re leaving home!
You find yourself wishing you could somehow bottle it all up – their cute toothy grin, their wild hair, the way they snuggle into you, the cheeky faces they pull.
Well, there IS a way to bottle those moments up. Photographs are one of the few things you’ll purchase in your lifetime, that you will HAVE for a lifetime, and that your children and potentially grand-children, great-grandchildren etc will have, too. Let’s face it, we live in a consumer-driven world – buy all the baby gizmos and gadgets, the latest smartphones, way too many clothes and toys and stuff that will probably be in St Vinnie’s or the tip in 10 years time.
Yes, absolutely you can take some pretty cracking photos on phones these days – but how many times have you been frustrated that you’re not in them, that they haven’t come out like you imagined, or that you just got to be IN the moment without thinking about capturing it? How many of them actually tell your life story? That’s what I’m here for – to take a snapshot of your life and give it to you in the form of tangible memories, full of connection and emotion.
And you can have it all, every year (or every second year), for just $77/month (or $38.50/month for biennial sessions). You don’t have to remember to book it in (because oops, all of a sudden you realise you haven’t even had family photos with your youngest child…who is about to start school…) and you don’t have to come up with the cash all at once – it’s foolproof! Your session is all-inclusive, with no hidden costs – you get 3 hours to hang out together while I make some memories of your life, in your favourite location with your favourite things. You get a gallery of 100+ digital images AND a framed print or canvas to put on your wall, to see how your family has grown over the years (because seriously, when’s the last time you’ve had time to print photos?). Not only that, but you also receive a mini film – to capture the laughter, the cute “little kid” voices that they grow out of too quickly and moments that can’t be fully captured in a single photograph. Your session has the ability to take you back to that moment in time, to relive it all over again. One day, your kids will be able to watch the timeline of their lives, too.
Of course, I still offer a range of standalone sessions, from mini-sessions (starting at $147) to full sessions, as described above, but for those who are budget-conscious, paying a small amount each month makes memories affordable and easy. Another benefit is that for each year you continue, the monthly fee goes DOWN – can’t say that about much, these days, but I know how expensive kids can be and I truly value each family I work with and want to reward them for their loyalty.
Not in Queensland? That’s okay, I travel Australia-wide! My family are part-time nomads and we love exploring this beautiful land of ours in our home on wheels, so don’t let distance stop you!
If you are ready to be IN the pictures and to make memories with your family that will be treasured forever but have more questions or want to book a standalone session (once-off payment), contact me using the form below and we can chat. If you’re ready to make it official, here’s the paperwork you’ll need.
Annual Portrait Sessions ($77/month)
Biennial (2-yearly) Portrait Sessions ($38.50/month)