Couple and Family Session Tips

Style and outfit ideas

Wear something you feel confident and comfortable in - during the session, you might be traipsing through a garden, lying down on the grass or sitting on a rock together! Neutrals with a pop of a complementary colour look great (try to avoid lots of harsh black or red, baggy or ill-fitting clothes and big logos), and don't forget that your shoes will be visible in many shots. If you wear transition lens glasses, you might want to consider taking them off or wearing contacts or clear glasses during the shoot, as we'll usually be outside in the sunlight.

 
Bonnie and Tom, nailing the style vibe during their engagement session at Bunya Riverside Crossing in Brisbane.

Bonnie and Tom, nailing the style vibe during their engagement session at Bunya Riverside Crossing in Brisbane.

 

Posing

My style is pretty candid and natural, so while I’ll give you some directions – like walk that way, turn around or hold hands – I'll mostly be focusing on capturing you talking, laughing and enjoying being with each other. Don’t worry if you don’t always feel comfortable in front of a camera! We’ll be chatting and having fun during the session, so it won’t feel awkward, and it's great practice for the big day. If you’ve got kids, we’ll pull some funny faces, have a tickle fight or tell a silly joke.

 
Janelle and her mini me having a wriggly hug during their family session at the beach in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

Janelle and her mini me having a wriggly hug during their family session at the beach in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

 

Pets, props and activities

I totally love it when you bring pets (#pleasebringyourdog) and props, or plan something fun to do during your session! If there’s something special you’d like to incorporate, or have me photograph you doing an activity together, let me know.

 
Jess, Joe and Winston having a face-licking good time during their engagement session at Point Arkwright on the Sunshine Coast.

Jess, Joe and Winston having a face-licking good time during their engagement session at Point Arkwright on the Sunshine Coast.

 

What happens next?

After the shoot, you’ll see a sneak peek photo on Facebook and/or sent via email within a week or so, which you can tag yourselves in and share with your family and friends. 

As soon as the rest of the photos are edited, which is usually within a few weeks, I’ll send you an online gallery where you can see and download all the images. The images are web-resolution, so they’re perfect for Facebook and email. If you’d like photos supplied in high-resolution for printing, you can purchase up to 10 for $50, or the entire gallery for $150.

If you pop any photos up on social media, I’d love for you to tag my photography page, and keep in mind that the images are professionally edited, so please don’t alter them in any way - including by adding a filter or making changes to the way they are cropped.

 
Alice and Blythe, getting all romantic during their engagement session at Maleny on the Sunshine Coast.

Alice and Blythe, getting all romantic during their engagement session at Maleny on the Sunshine Coast.