The First Year Package
It lasts three hundred sixty-five days, fifty-two weeks, twelve long months, and it’s over in an instant.
Your baby’s first year.
It’s a lifetime. It’s a blink of an eye.
No year brings more change, more emotion, more joy than the first.
So tiny and wrinkly and brand-new to begin. Your baby’s eyes are like dark pools of ocean water that leave you wondering what colour they’ll be. It is a time of milk comas and that newborn smell of fresh-baked cookies.
It’s you and your partner thrust into unfamiliar territory. A place of long sleepless nights and doubt and a love deeper than anything you’d felt before.
And then your baby is four months old. A drooling, smiling, laughing bundle of fat. It’s tummy time. A little person is starting to emerge. You might even see something of yourself in there.
You’re feeling more confident now. You’re getting the hang of this thing called parenthood. And still your patience wears thin through all the exhaustion.
At eight months your little one isn’t so little – even chubbier and sitting up all by themselves. Your very own carpet worm. It’s a time for clapping and grabbing, a time when every toy seems to go straight into a gummy mouth. And what are those poking through? Two teeth!
The whole family is on a better schedule now. You’re finding your rhythm. You’re getting more rest. You can do this.
Happy first birthday, baby! But perhaps not such a baby any more. A toddler is coming. Always on the move, maybe even taking those first tentative steps. So strong now and babbling a ‘language’ somehow only you can understand.
You have a one-year old now. You and your partner did it! You made it through that endless first year. You have no idea where the time went. Where did it go? Where did my baby go?
The answer to those and many more questions comes through the photography I do.
My images of your child’s first year, of your family’s first year, create and preserve real memories – the kind you can feel in your bones. Every image tells a story. The important stages of your baby’s growth are captured.
How wonderful it is for your child to grow up and to use these photographs to look back at it all, to be able to feel what you felt when you were trying to figure it all out.
There are two options to choose from which are outlined below.
Newborn / 6 months/ 1 year
Three 2 hour family sessions within a year
$3200 - 4 payments of $800
Newborn / 4 months 8 months / 1 year
Four 2 hour family sessions within a year
$4000 - 5 payments of $800
Both options include:
- Post production of final images for each session
- Travel to and from each session
- Gallery per session with proofs of final high res images (minimum 50) to download
(HST not included)
2 Hour Family Session
Includes digital collection of high res edited images (min 50)
What you're going to do with your images is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when you're planning for a photo session, but it's all too often the aspect that's overlooked... all that time and money invested deserve a better return than photos gathering dust on a hard drive somewhere. You'll never get the same feeling looking at your photos on a screen as you will seeing them on your wall or flipping through the pages of an album, so I include a substantial print credit with every collection.
Below is a sample of some of the items you can choose among:
DECKLED-EDGE FINE ART PRINTS
Hand-torn prints that are truly unique with a rich and textured finish. Each print is carefully torn to reveal a soft feathered edge that adds a beautiful softness to each image. These archival prints are printed on fine art matte paper using the finest pigment based inks.
5x7 / $50
8x10 / $80
Your favourite images are professionally printed on archival quality photo paper with your choice of a semi-gloss or deep matte finish. These full bleed prints are available in a variety of sizes, and are perfect for framing and hanging on the wall or giving as a special gift.
5x7 / $25
8x10 / $40
11x14 / $60
PROFESSIONAL LAB PRINTS
These beautiful hardwood frames will protect your prints from damage and help them look their very best in a spot for everyone to enjoy. Frames come in your choice of white or black and always includes an acid free mat-board and framer's acrylic glass. The quality has excellent print longevity and has been rated for 200 plus years fade resistance.
8x12” (external measurement) / $220
14x18" (external measurement) / $350
18x24" (external measurement) / $490
These lovely hard cover books are printed on smooth silk paper (250gsm). Layout and design options are limited only by your imagination, and can be further customized with your choice of linen covers and custom foiled letters.
10 spreads (20 pages) are included in the price below.
Additional spreads (1 spread = 2 pages)
can be added for $20 each.
10x10" / $500
12x12” / $600
THE STORIES THAT CAN BE SHARED ARE THE ONES THAT LIVE ON.
I remember as a child grabbing photo albums and looking at images of people I didn’t know and still feeling nostalgic as I asked my mom who these people were. It allowed me to learn of the generations before me, it brought my mom and I together— even if just for a moment.
Or more recently my siblings all sitting in the floor of my mum's living room, stacks of photographs piled in everyone’s laps— retelling stories of our Nana who had just passed.
You can’t relive these memories when they are hidden away in iCloud or an external hard drive.
They allow for our future selves to reminisce and enjoy the memories of moments that have long passed. I truly value that these products will be in your hands, not stuck on the web somewhere and can be passed down for your children to enjoy.
WOULDN’T YOU RATHER HOLD A BOX OF PRINTS, OR AN ALBUM ALREADY DESIGNED TO TELL YOUR STORIES?