FAMILY PHORTRAITS
BUNBURY & SOUTHWEST

Each and every family is different, I uniquely tailor the experience to capture each family's story. Taking the time, care, and respect to create and display family moments that will be reflected on fondly time and time again.
Children ideally will be 6 months of age upwards and able to sit up unsupported. I usually work on a lighter backdrop and a darker backdrop in the studio to create some variation. I will do different breakdowns of the family, (some of baby on their own, some with Mumma, some with Daddy, some as a family etc) You will have full use of my dresses, accessories and props.

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 FAMILY  PHOTOGRAPHY

 Up to Five family
members.

Family Mini - $500

• Up to 1- hour studio session

• 5 Digital images via download

 

• Free access to our wardrobes & accessories

• Instant viewing session

Family Classic - $600

• Up to 1.5 - hour studio session

• 10 Digital images via download

• 2 Backdrop setups

• Free access to our wardrobes & accessories

• Instant viewing session

Family Gold - $770

• Up to 1.5 - hour studio session

• 15 Digital images via download

• 2/3 Backdrop setups

• Free access to our wardrobes & accessories

• Instant viewing session 

Family Signature - $1000

• Up to 2 - hour studio session

• 20 Digital images via download

• 2/3 Backdrop setups

• Free access to our wardrobes & accessories

• Instant viewing session. 

" Prices are subject to change without notice and not honored untill session fee is paid"


A $100 deposit will secure your session and the balance for your chosen collection is paid on the day of the session.

12 OUTDOOR FAMILY PHOTO SESSION TIPS – ADVICE FOR FAMILY SHOOTS

Family photo shoots are so much fun and create portraits that you and your children will treasure

forever. 

People often have questions leading into the photoshoot, so I thought I’d put together 14 family photo session tips to help you prepare for your big day.

A family photoshoot is just another opportunity to spend time together as a family.

Plan to have some fun and have some beautiful portraits taken while you do.

If you have any additional questions please send me a note! I’d be delighted to hear from you, or

provide any other family photo shoot advice that would be useful.

I’m here to help!

You can check out my tips below – thanks for reading!

BEFORE THE SHOOT

1. Prepare the kids

Tell your family about the photo shoot you have coming up, and get them excited.

Depending on their age, they may have some poses they are excited to try, e.g. “one of me on

Daddy’s shoulders.”

Brainstorming is part of the fun.

Don’t be afraid to include an incentive for good behavior, e.g. if everyone behaves at the shoot,

we’ll go out for pizza afterwards, or I’ll buy you a Ferrari.

Whatever works for your family.

The shoot is going to be a lot of fun, so frame the experience in a positive, exciting light.

2. Make sure everyone is well fed, and rested

Feeling cheerful goes a long way in a photo shoot. Be sure that everyone is fed and rested before the shoot.

You can bring snacks!

(More on this below in the What to Bring section.)

3. Plan Ahead

The most common piece of family photo shoot advice people ask about is wardrobe. I know it can feel overwhelming, and am happy to help!

Plan your wardrobe before the day of your shoot, and make sure the necessary items are dry cleaned/ironed.

If you’re stumped about what to wear, let me know. I’m happy to strategize!

Schedule time earlier in the day before the shoot to get everyone dressed and ready.

If you are getting your hair or makeup done, leave ample time to do this.

You don’t want to arrive feeling rushed and flustered.

WHAT TO BRING

4. Snacks

Bring snacks that are quick and easy to eat.

Snacks should be non-staining, and food that won't get stuck in your teeth.

Good snacks:

Jelly beans

Cheese cube

Goldfish crackers (in moderation – these can get stuck in teeth)

Dried fruit

Bad snacks:

CHOCOLATE

Lollipop (take too long to eat, stains the face)

Ice cream

Red wine/chocolate milk/green juice (stains the teeth)

Anything that takes a long time to eat

These all make good post-shoot bribes!

5. Back Up Clothes

Bring a second outfit or layers for everyone.

Either because you want to do a second “look” or just as a precaution in case clothing gets stained or wet during the shoot. (Toddlers, I’m looking at you.)

6. Activity

Is there an activity you love doing together? Bring it!

Blowing bubbles, kicking a soccer ball, playing patty-cake, these all make for nice photos.

This isn’t required, but can put people at ease.

7. The Family Dog

I love it when people want to include the family dog in the shoot.

IF you include your dog, please consider having a friend/dog walker come and collect the dog part

way through the shoot, or be on hand to keep the dog safe when he is not in the photos.

We need to keep your dog safe and happy, and not let him disrupt the shoot.

Consider your dog’s temperament before bringing her to the shoot. If she is normally allowed to

go crazy at the beach/park, will she be able to pose for portraits?

Please bring dog treats/toy for the dog so that he cooperates.

WARDROBE/HAIR & MAKEUP

I send my clients a What To Wear Guide for inspiration.

Here are some general tips to get you started.

Give some thought to location: do you want to look dressy, or beachy, or somewhere in between?

Getting your hair and/or make up done is certainly not required, but can be a very nice touch.

8. Clothes you feel good in

There’s nothing worse than feeling self-conscious in your outfit. We’ve all been there.

If you are worried about the fit of your clothing it is going to show: you’re going to be tugging at your hemlines, and looking preoccupied.

Make sure you are comfortable in your outfit.

Confidence comes through in your poses and expressions. If you feel relaxed and happy, you’ll look relaxed and happy.

I can make you look a bit slimmer (if you want!) but it’s trickier to make you look happier!

So relax and have fun. The photos will be great!

 

9. Retouching

I edit and retouch your images. If there’s something you feel self conscious about, let me know before the shoot!

We can be sure you’re posed accordingly, and I can do some work in Photoshop after the shoot.

If you’d like, I can slim you a bit, reduce wrinkles, etc. The key is moderation and keeping things natural.

I’m a very experienced retoucher and enjoy the process.

Don’t be shy!

DURING YOUR PHOTO SHOOT

10. Enjoy Your Time Together

Your family photo shoot is a great excuse to spend time together. Use it wisely and have some fun!

11. You Don’t Have To Look At The Camera

It’s great to have photos of everyone looking at the camera (and I can create composite images to help us get these).

But don’t forget about the intimacy in images where no one is looking at the camera.

These are some of the sweetest moments!

12. Let Each Child Be a Star

Take a few portraits of each child alone, so they have time to shine.

Do they like playing violin, dancing, or have a big friendly smile?

Show it off!

Pro Tip: be sure to get photos of the adults by themselves too.

Consider requesting a great new portrait of mom and dad together, and a new LinkedIn photo for each adult.

Expecting a baby?

Here are my newborn photography session tips.

I hope these family photo session tips were helpful!

Interested in a family shoot of your own?

Fill out the contact form to get in touch.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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We all love family photography, and some of us are always on the lookout for the next most unique moment to go clicking. In Bunbury, as well as elsewhere, it is not uncommon to find that even the best moments captured do not resemble what we pictured. Just like photographing landscapes or pets, family photography also requires a specific skill set, albeit related to photography and unless you are aware of these, you are much better off with a family photographer.

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Without hiring a family photographer, what most people fail to understand is that simply owning a camera does not make someone a professional family photographer. Photography is not simply clicking your subjects, but requires a great deal of knowledge about shutter speed, aperture, and exposure of natural light, family photographer using the flash or any other artificial light and several other factors. More importantly, a family photographer knows how to work with your subjects, make them feel comfortable, pose them in a flattering manner in a setting that does not distract them.  In Bunbury, understanding natural light, and post processing are areas of expertise all their own. Lily Pic Photography - an esteemed Bunbury Family Photographer understands all of these.

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There are some basics that one must know about family photography and that includes posing, positioning the frame, using the right background and also placing the camera at the right place. If you are clicking two members of your family, then it may not be tricky but how about twenty people at a gathering or party. Such situations call for a Bunbury photographerFamily photography involving so many people can be quite a task unless you are a seasoned Bunbury professional.

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You may take half an hour and yet not manage to fit everyone in Bunbury. Without a family photographer, once the snap is taken you may realize that half of their faces are out of focus or has soft focus. This is why you would need a family photographer in the SouthWest or anywhere you live in to ensure that the family photography experience does not become a futile one.  Hire a Bunbury family photographer and cherish the memories forever.