What To Expect

Being able to provide beautiful pieces of artwork to my clients is one of the best and more rewarding parts of my job.

As a luxury family photographer in Canberra, I help you through every step of creating your beautiful family portraits.

Step 1

Pre Consultation

The fun begins at your pre-consultation! Let’s get creative and design a family session ideally made for your home decor. In the consultation, I learn about your visual style, session vision and all about your family’s personality. With this information, I can connect with who you are for a fun family photo session, and create an outcome that makes your heart happy. 

My range of heirloom quality materials have been handpicked from the best professional labs in Australia to provide you with artwork that will be handed down to your children and theirs. View my photography products here.

Step 2

Your Family Photography Session

While the thought of being in front of the camera may make you second guess your sanity, a family photography session with me is fun-filled and uncomplicated. Whether in your home or at one of the gorgeous backdrops Canberra has to offer, I celebrate your family’s love, personality and unique quirks. It’ll go by so fast and have you enjoying time with your family, you’ll wonder how it really could be that easy.

Step 3

Reveal and Ordering Appointment

Your reveal and ordering appointment will be 1-2 weeks after your portrait session. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Seeing your images for the first time will tug at your heartstrings. I will come to your home with a gallery of your beautifully edited images and help you choose art pieces and product with my creative expertise. You’ll walk away with art for your home and digital files to share with your friends and family.


Creative Fee – $1250

Creative fee includes:

  • In home or on the phone consultation
  • Complimentary hair and make up
  • Up to 1 hour photography session
  • $1000 image credit
  • Reveal and Ordering appointment
  • Installation of wall art
  • No digitals or products are included in the creative fee

Clients can expect to invest between $1250 and $6000 on their portrait experience.

An enquiry is obligation-free. I would love to help answer any questions you may have about my family photography sessions in Canberra! Get in touch with me now below.

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"Alex was absolutely fantastic for our newborn photoshoot! She captured such beautiful pictures of such a special time in our lives and made us feel so comfortable throughout the whole process - despite working with a two-week-old baby and a dog, which never goes to plan! We would highly recommend her, we are so happy with the photos we got as a result!"
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FAQ about your photography session

Before Your Photography Session

What do we wear?

When you book your family photography session I will send you out a guide that helps you assess the colour scheme in your house and match it with suitable clothing colours that will look cohesive and complimentary to your home when you hang your beautiful family portraits on the wall.  Earthy tones like greens and browns are my favourite but make sure it’s something you feel comfortable in!

If you get stuck you are more than welcome to send me photos of the outfits you’re thinking about using and I will help you choose. 

How should we get ready?

In the week or two leading up I suggest getting hair cuts or trims to make sure you’re looking and feeling fresh, all the clothes in order the night before and on the day make sure everyone is fed, watered and napped (partners included) before you meet me. Once you’re at the session you can then relax, have some fun and let me handle the child/partner/pet wrangling!

Do I need to bring anything to our session?

You only have to bring yourselves, smiles and be ready for some laughter. If you are bringing your fur baby, bringing their favourite squeaky toy to get their attention would be great.  

Do we have to tell you what products we want before our session?

Not at all. I will talk to you about some of the optional photography products I offer, but I will come with my samples at our in home reveal and ordering appointment so you can see, touch and pick out the best pieces for your home. 

How many images can we expect from our session?

Although I will take many photos during your family photography session, I usually show between 40 and 60 images at your reveal session. I promise I won’t leave any out that I think you will love. These will be the best of the best, including some bloopers as well.

During Your Photography Session

I’m pretty awkward in front of the camera, I’m worried I won’t like how I look. 

My style is a mix of traditional and candid photography. So I will give you a few tips on posing to make sure you look your best but mostly you’ll be laughing and playing with your family and almost forget I’m there (which makes for the most genuine smiley photos!) Complimentary hair and make up will make you look and feel a million dollars too! 

What if it’s raining on the day of our session?

If the weather is not playing nicely, there are a few undercover spots around Canberra we can go to, but I am happy to reschedule our session so that we get some beautiful golden light.

How long will the session last?

A family photo session with me usually lasts up to an hour. I usually meet clients 10-15 minutes before their session so we can say hi, meet the family and fur babies and ease everyone into the session. 

Can we bring our dog to the session?

Yes of course! Fur babies are a special part of the family and I find everyone relaxes a little bit more when they’re paying attention to them instead of me. I am also happy to organise a puppy wrangler to hold your fur baby while we do photos with just the human side of the family. Just let me know in advance!

Can we reschedule if someone is sick on the day of our session?

Yes, of course you can. Please tell me as early as possible as you may have to wait a week or two for a reschedule date. 

After Your Photography Session

How do we see our photographs?

Your photographs are shown fully edited, at your house via a slideshow that I usually hook up to your TV. This is where you get to pick your images and choose some beautiful printed products. 

What kind of products do you offer?

I have a range of beautiful, Australian made products including folio boxes, canvases, framed and unframed prints and albums. 

Can we buy digital files from you?

You certainly can! My packages all come with digital files.  

How do we invest in products?

If you choose an in home consultation we can discuss where you’d like your artwork and I will show you my frame samples and some printed products to get you excited about getting your beautiful family photos up and printed in your home! The reveal and ordering appointment is where you decide what you’d like to purchase. 

Clients usually invest between $1250 and $6000 on their portrait experience. 

When will we receive our purchased images from you?

Please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to be completed. Your portraits are an investment and an heirloom that should not be rushed.

I will call or email you when your product order is ready to be delivered. 

Have a questioned I haven’t answered? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch below. 

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