REAL LIFE FAMILY PHOTO SESSION

Real life photos for fun-loving families.

Let's ditch cheesey, posed and fake, and let them be fun, wild and real.

REAL LIFE FAMILY PHOTO SESSION

Real life photos for fun-loving families.

Let's ditch cheesey, posed and fake, and let them be fun, wild and real.

What if you could have beautiful, natural, real life photos of your awesome family, without the whinging and bribing, without looking cheesy and fake?

What if you were IN those family photos, and those photos you absolutely adore were IN your family home, bringing a smile to your face every single day (even the days that are long & loud)?

If you’ve been putting family photos in the too hard basket, because kids are hard, life is hard, etc etc blah blah blah then it’s time we had a heart to heart.

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dad and kids strolling down beach path Burleigh

Let me guess...

You’re busy at work, and oh-so-busy at home, and family photos keep sliding dooooooown the to-do list.

The thing is, we’re told how ‘time flies’, yet somehow it flies right past us until that chapter is just a dot in the rear vision mirror.

YES, we’re there for all the ‘firsts’.

But, what about the lasts?

The last time you rocked them to sleep,
the last time they reached out to hold your hand to cross the street,
the last time they played with their favourite toy, or pet, or house, or person.

We don’t always see the lasts coming, life is busy, but the lasts just don’t wait.

Does this sound familiar?

But it doesn’t have to be this way…

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family of five Gold Coast photographer

How would you feel, knowing…

What if your family photos weren’t all ‘sad beige family in a field’, and you could choose your own adventure?

Your family, your story, YOU choose how we tell it…

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‘A Day in the Life’ Session

An activity based session for the families with a ‘what you see is what you get’ approach to this chapter of family life.

You beat to the sound of your own drum and want to remember every little detail of this chapter, the laughter, the tantrums, the real deal.

This session will capture a mix of relaxed ‘family photos’, as well as all the activities, chaos and in-between magic of your everyday life.

This one’s for you if…

Includes

  • 3 hour activity based photography session
  • Your full gallery of 200+ stunning digital images
  • Family Album with 50 images to have and hold and love forever

$1550

The Real Life Family Session

An activity-based session for the families who hate to sit still, to capture exactly how this chapter looks and feels.

This session will capture a mix of relaxed family photos, as well as all the fun, action and in-between moments of the activities you love to do most together.

This one’s for you if…

Includes

  • 60 minute activity based photography session
  • Your full gallery of 100+ stunning digital images

$1050

mum pushing kids on swing in Gold Coast gardens
dad and toddler walking down track to gold coast beach

This is Us Session

A short and sweet session for families wanting to capture this chapter in a real and honest way.

This session will capture a mix of relaxed family photos whilst you play and explore together.

This one’s for you if…

Includes

  • 30 minute relaxed photography session
  • Your full gallery of 30+ stunning digital images

$850

family photo session at gold coast beach
zorko family

All sessions include-

  • Session planning questionnaire and/or phone call
    (so your session is actually tailored to YOU, and doesn’t look like the stock photo in your Ikea frame)
  • Location and activity advice
    (can be your home or favourite place, and favourite things to do, but sometimes it helps to talk it through)
  • Styling advice (if needed, but if your kid wants to be a fairy, that’s cool too!)
  • Photography session (where we have FUN and make magic!)
  • Downloadable slideshow to music (the best part!)
  • Your full gallery of images to download in high resolution, no having to pick favourites or leaving photos you love behind (they are all yours, so you can do whatever you want with them!)
  • A professional online print shop, linked directly to your gallery
    (in case you prefer printing photos from bed in your PJ’s)
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Don’t just take my word for it…

Heidi is a true magician and captured my family so effortlessly and perfectly. I love her documentary style of photography, it felt like we were just playing in the creek!
We loved how easy going and fun she was to work with, but again, I forgot she was there most of the time, it was just so much fun!
I can’t thank Heidi enough for these absolutely amazing images of our family, perfectly captured at this age. I will forever remember my boys at this gorgeous age because of you!
P.S. I’d give you 100 stars if google let me!

Leesha

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So why would you trust ME with your family photos?

Hey, I’m Heidi!

Many clients say that having me over to capture their family feels like a regular Sunday arvo, and ‘Heidi was like an old friend who popped by with her camera.’

THIS is exactly how it should feel, no pressure to perform, or behave or be anyone other than your wonderfully, beautifully, chaotically imperfect selves.

You may secretly think that your life is boring, or wild or weird – but I assure you, I don’t care!

I’m not some magical judgemental photography unicorn there to expose your imperfect family.

These photos are for you, and for them, and those weird and wild and boring parts of everyday life are the things you’ll hold onto in 20 years time, and say ‘remember when… how good were those days’.

As my boys get older, I know each nudie run or bedtime hug or fart noise or hand reaching out for mine, is numbered.

The photos we will create together are the EXACT kind of photos that I crave & always make sure I capture for my own family. Over the last 7 years, 500 families have trusted me to document their unique story for them, and gosh I know you want this too.

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Frequently Asked Questions…

I’m a mum of two very energetic boys, I get it, the more you tell them what to do, the less they want to do it! I usually start with a few ‘everyone look at the camera’ shots and then the rest of the session is pretty chilled out, I might give some suggestions for things to do, or more photogenic places to go, but generally I just let the kids play and explore. Often the best photos are when your kid is doing the thing that makes them most happy! And if meltdowns happen (and they will!) I may take an adorable photo of that, and then we can take a little break or head on a different adventure.

Is family life ever perfect? Your kids want to see you, with them, so they can hold those memories and feelings in their hearts. You may never lose those 5 kilos, you may never re-paint that feature wall, and that is okay. Your kids don’t care, time goes fast, don’t wait. (or if you’re like me, a photoshoot is a great deadline haha).

Great question – click here to find out about the process of working together.

If you need a weekend, I am usually booked out a month or 2 in advance, so get in touch ASAP to check availability. If a weekday suits you, at least 2-4 weeks notice is great. I do get the odd cancellation, so it’s always worth checking if you aren’t sure!

Generally my shoot days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and can either be mornings around 9am or afternoons about an hour or two before sunset, depending on your home/location/activities.
Thursday, Friday and Saturdays by request only, please do ask!

I absolutely love photographing families in places that are special to them, whether that is your family home, or the beach or park you always go to together, if the place is special to you, the photos will also be that little bit more special in the years to come. If it’s just a photogenic location you need, then I’m happy to recommend some options around the Gold Coast and Northern NSW. You can also download my Location Guide from the FREEBIE page here on my website.

Absolutely! I have a golden retriever, he is our baby, I couldn’t imagine having family photos without him! Let me know if you want to bring your fur baby and we can make sure it’s a dog friendly location. They can be in all the photos if you want, or we can find a shady spot to tie them up or let them roam free if they are allowed, up to you! Of course if your photos are at home, you’re welcome to include all your pets- dogs, cats, horses, chickens, goats, lizards, the more the merrier!

For past clients who have had a full family or newborn session with me I offer a $100 discount off your chosen session. If my sessions aren’t within your current budget, keep an eye out for one of my mini sessions by joining the Fun Mum Photo Club (free to join!) as they will be announced there first.

Yes! I usually do ‘Mummy & Me’ mini sessions around mothers day and
Christmas mini sessions in late November. These sessions are shorter than my regular sessions, with a small number of images at a discounted price. Best to join the Fun Mum Photo Club as they will be announced there first.

You are more than welcome to pay off your session in installments. It’s so easy to organise! If you book your date in advance, a $250 deposit is required, and you can pay the balance in monthly installments until 2 weeks prior to our session.

Cloudy skies make for great photos, but I certainly don’t want to get stuck in a storm. If it looks like it may rain and this will affect the activities or the vision for our shoot, I’ll be in contact in the days prior and we can decide together if we should reschedule.
If you or your little ones are sick, please try to give a least 24 hours notice, and we can reschedule when everyone is feeling better.

There are no rules here, what you wear is totally up to you and your family, I want to you look and feel like YOU and not a put-together Pinterest Family. But in case you need some gentle guidance, you can download my What to Wear Guide from the FREEBIE page here on my website.

Yes, travel within 45 minutes of Worongary is included in your session. Travel to Brisbane or Byron suburbs is $50. I’m happy to consider travel outside these areas. I often road trip down the East Coast to see family in Sydney and the Central Coast, and do a Melbourne trip and a North Straddie trip every couple of years, so please get in touch​ if you’d like to arrange a session.

After your session you will receive your photos in an online gallery that is linked to a professional print shop. You can purchase prints and albums, and I will arrange it all for you so the quality is brilliant, and you get to enjoy your precious photos for generations to come. If you’re more of a DIY gal or want some ideas on how to display your prints you can download my What do I do with my Photos Guide from the FREEBIE page here on my website. Or check out this Blog: Print shop vs. Kmart. What’s the difference?

Absolutely! If you are a solo Mum or your partner just cannot be convinced to come along, then we can absolutely make your session all about you and the kids, your favourite things to do together, the slow moments and the wild ones. Some of my favourite photos of my boys and I are the ones of ‘just us’, lazy mornings at home or exploring together on our own.

Let’s bring photos into your family home that your heart truly adores,

that celebrate your family life so you can remember how this chapter feels-

the beauty, the fun, the chaos of your favourite people and your days together.