Family Photography Sessions

Outdoor on location session images

Laura is an award winning Family Photographer residing in South West Sydney. She has worked in the photography profession for over 20 years and loves to bring out the authentic connections and candid moments between parents and their kids.

 

When was the last time you existed in a family photograph with your kids… one that wasn’t a selfie…? If it’s hard to recall a time, then it means you are due for one of our natural, fun filled, laughter inducing family photography experiences! Children weren’t designed to sit still and pose, so I never expect them to. I am totally prepared to run around after them, encourage you to play with them, spin them around, make them giggle that contagious belly laugh that gets you every time. These are the moments you want to relive when your children are all grown up and are too big to spin around, let alone pick up! I have a range of various photography locations all across Sydney to suit whatever backdrop you’d love for your session.

Our outdoor family photo sessions are kept simple and are carefully structured by me to ensure you get the most authentic connections with each other during our session time. To capture that gorgeous golden glow you see in most of my images, I schedule sessions in the afternoon or evening, just an hour before sunset. Some locations in Sydney also work just as well with morning light, so if an evening session is not possible, I can suggest some locations that would suit a morning session instead. Sessions generally run for close to an hour and start at either 3:30pm outside of daylight savings (April-September) or from around 6pm during daylight savings (October – March). Morning sessions are for limited Sydney locations and start from 6-7am.

If you are unsure of how your little ones will be with a late session, trust me when I say that bedtime will be the last thing on their minds. They are going to be so caught up having insane amounts of fun with you. I promise you, the small break in their routine will be completely worth it!

Because I only schedule 4 weekend outdoor sessions per month at sunset, it is a good idea to book well ahead of time so as to avoid disappointment, as weekends can book out months in advance. Weekday sunset sessions are available.

Family Photography Prices

$880 Family Photography

This includes your photography session at an outdoor location with 10 edited digital images of your choice delivered in High and Low resolution in both colour and B&W versions. You will also receive a welcome guide, a session preparation guide to get you ready for your photography experience with Laura, access to our client closet of outfits, a private online viewing gallery of your images to choose from, and a $100 print credit towards your final order.

 

Package upgrades are available. We have the LUXE Collection which includes 20 images or the ULTIMATE Collection which has your entire image gallery of 40+ images.

Matted prints start from $66

Acrylic tiles start from $250

Wall art pieces start from $550

Wall art collections start from $1400

Want to see what goes into photographing a Family Session?

Come behind-the-scenes with Laura as she photographs a fun and energetic family session in Sydney. Watch as she reveals how she creates a fun-filled and engaging space for her clients, allowing them to be their authentic selves, and captures this memorable time for her clients to treasure. Click the video link below to see how Laura can photograph your family’s unique bond.

HOW WILL YOU DISPLAY YOUR IMAGES?

You’ve had an amazing family session with me in the glorious outdoors, received your gallery of priceless memories to treasure forever, now it’s time to bring those images to life off the screen and into print! Click HERE to see our range of artwork options and select the best items for your home. We have something to suit every taste and decor.

Candid documentation of your family’s story

Parents stand in a grassy field as their kids run around them at sunset during their family photo session
A father and son, standing in long grass, swings the little boy up as they giggle
A little boy peeks out from a railing, pulling a funny face smile
A dad holds his little girl above him as they sit in long grass, sun set behind them
Wall art collection displaying an outdoor family photo session
A family sitting on beach rocks cuddle together and giggle with each other
A mother sits in a grassy field with her 2 little boys sitting in her lap
Family photography print display box
Parents cuddle their 3 children on a beach at sunset
A father holds his daughter's hands and spins her around, in long grass at sunset
Family photography Wall art montage frame
A family photo album showing a layout with images of parents and kids on a white floor
A mother snuggles her baby boy under a blanket, standing in long grass at sunset
A family photo session with kids and their parents sitting on a Sydney beach at sunset
Water reflects a family standing on the sand at a beach as the sunsets
Siblings sit in long grass, blowing bubbles at sunset
A mother cradles her son's head in her lap as they sit on a large rock in the green bush

outdoor session faq’s

Where is a good place to have our session?

I have a range of favourite locations all across Sydney. Once you have booked your session, we can discuss the type of location you’re after (beach, bush, urban) and I can make some suggestions. My favourite locations are places that I shoot at regularly and know the light and setting so well.

Do you offer extended family sessions?

I do offer extended family sessions at a slightly higher session fee, as there is extra work involved with larger groups. The session fee for extended family’s is $330.

What if rain is forecast on our session date?

I shoot in all weather, EXCEPT RAIN! If it’s sunny, great… if it’s a little cloudy, even better… if it’s raining, we reschedule! I do keep a close watch on the weather in the lead up to your session date, so we usually have a good idea of what will happen a few days prior.

What if we are sick on our session date?

If you are sick, we reschedule. Even if I have the slightest hint of a cold, we’ll reschedule. It’s not worth taking any risks when small children and babies are involved. There is no fee to reschedule, provided that the rescheduled session takes place within 1 month from the original date.

When can we expect to receive our photos?

You’ll receive a link to your password protected online gallery within 2 weeks from your session date. There, you will be able to view your entire gallery and select the images you would like as part of your chosen package. You also have the option to purchase the entire gallery if you find it just too hard to choose. After you’ve made your selections, any printed options which are part of your selected package will be ordered, your hi-res and web sized image files will be prepared and everything will be posted out to you in a neat little package. The entire process can take anywhere from around 4-5 weeks for digital + print packages, or up to 8 weeks if you select the entire gallery with album option. I promise you they’re worth the wait!

Do you provide us with the RAW image files?

No, you receive only full resolution edited Jpeg files. RAW files are only readable through special photo editing software and are not part of the full service photography experience I pride myself on.

How far do you travel for outdoor locations?

I service all of the Sydney region, but anywhere outside of a 25km radius from Ingleburn 2565 will incur a small additional travel fee.

Do you offer discounts if we book more than 1 session?

I certainly do! Ask me about my Bundles options when making your booking. The most popular sessions for clients to bundle is Maternity, Newborn, Sitter, or Cake Smash Sessions.

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