Family & Maternity Pricing Information

Thank you for considering me as your photographer. I look forward to the opportunity of creating beautiful photos for your family.

It is my hope that together we craft not only awesome memories, but gorgeous, timeless images as well.

I created this guide to hopefully answer most questions you may have when it comes to booking a family or maternity session with Natasha Megan Photography.

It includes: Pricing, Styling guide / what to wear, What to expect and how to book in!

SESSION FEE

To secure your session with Natasha Megan Photography the $200 session fee is due upon booking. Your session fee covers your studio session, your photography session – approx 45 minutes. Includes immediate family (parents and children) – grandparents/additional adults are considered as an extended family session and priced accordingly. Styling advice/consultation via phone/email. Hire of maternity gowns if required. Locations currently offered include a beach or open field south of Adelaide 

Your session fee is a separate payment to your image package and does not include any images, printed or digital.

IMAGE PACKAGES

On the day of your session, the image package cost is due. This can be paid either via cash at the session, or EFT transfer prior to the session. 

Family Session  -  $495

Family Session - $495

30 Professionally edited images in high resolution (colour and black & white) via digital download.
Family Mini Session  -  $395

Family Mini Session - $395

15 Professionally edited images in high resolution (colour and black & white) via digital download.
Maternity Session  -  $495

Maternity Session - $495

30 Professionally edited images in high resolution (colour and black & white) via digital download. Includes hire of maternity gowns.
Maternity Studio Mini Session  -  $95

Maternity Studio Mini Session - $95

5 Professionally edited images in high resolution (colour and black & white) via digital download. These super mini, intimate maternity sessions are such an empowering way to capture the beauty of your pregnancy.

KIDS

Preparing your kids for our session as much as possible often takes the timidness out of the evening.

Please make sure kids know that this is FUN! No threats, as they usually bring about tears and added stress. Don’t even bother telling them to be sure to smile or “be good”. My goal isn’t to get a picture of your child “being good” or just “smiling” but having fun and interacting. Some kids who have been coached to smile for the photographer get so nervous that they are fighting off laughing and relaxing because they are so worried about having their picture taken or making their parents happy! Instead, I’m a huge fan of bribery – (ice cream after!) is always a great idea for the ones who need a little extra encouragement. However, please don’t bring sweets for bribing during the shoot. They tend to end up being a distraction.

Rather than thinking of it as a photoshoot, its just having an hour to focus on connecting with your family, time to play with the kids, have a little adventure, play in the sand at the beach, or pick some flowers in a field, quiet cuddles, and just savor the moment! While I capture the pure raw beauty that is your family.

 STYLING YOUR SESSION

The style and tones of what you are wearing for your session are so important and set the whole mood for your photos! Wearing the right clothes can make the biggest difference in the end result of your images.

I adore working with neutrals and earthy tones (think creams, browns, greys, olive or sage greens, dusty pinks, rust) add in some texture with a knit, flowy dresses, linen shirt. Use block colours, with just a little bit of pattern.

Layers! Probably the biggest difference between sessions that look great and sessions that look wow: little boys in a t-shirt, with a button up over it, or a cardi. Even throw on a fun hat and you’re set! Little girls: same thing, leggings under a with a cute knit sweater, a little floral dress with a cardi, a sweet little hat or a tasteful (not too big and overwhelming!) headband.

Coordinate! As you think about your color palette, imagine your family being one complete piece of artwork. Each person/outfit will bring together a feeling of formality and coordination. Instead of everyone wearing the same shade of blue – think about what accent colors might look nice with said blue. I often find it easiest to pick one outfit you love and then style the rest of the family around that. Pick an outfit with a coordinating pattern and then pull some of the colors from that outfit to match a pair of shorts/shirt or little dress for the kids. Dad can wear some jeans/chinos and a shirt that coordinates with the rest of the family. Mum will round the entire family out with some great boots or sandals, a flowy dress or skirt that (again) coordinates with the family color story.

Head to toe. Remember to dress down to you and your family’s feet! No scuffed sneakers for boys, but fun street shoes like vans or converse, or boots. Same for girls, leather sandals or boots work best!

What NOT to wear. Remember that look of everyone in jeans & white button down shirts? That isn’t the kind of matching I’d like you to do. Again, think coordinating without matching perfectly. Avoid items with large printed images/graphics.

Helpful tip! Head over to Pinterest and search Family photography session wardrobe ideas… Work with what you already have. Look through your wardrobe and pull out some outfits and lay them out together to see how they compliment eachother.

Something new? If you are wanting to buy something new here are some of my favourite stores for sourcing clothing for family photography: Mums: Co and Ry, Hazell and Folk, Rooh Collecting, Esther and Co, Free People, Tree of Life, Spell, Filly-boo, Anthropologie, Seed & Cotton On Kids: Jamie Kay, Cotton on Kids, The lane and Co, Beau Hudson, Target, Seed, Miann & Co.

Once your session is booked, please feel free to send me through some photos of the layout and outfit ideas, and we can work together to create the perfect ensemble for your session.

ON THE DAY OF YOUR SESSION

KIDS – Just a few thoughts on your kids and the big day! I mentioned bribery. Love it! Keep in mind that most bribery snacks make messes and have dye in them to change your kids’ mouths. Usually this backfires and all they want to do is eat instead of pay attention to me! I suggest keeping the goodies in your bag or car until after we’ve finished. Please make sure your children go to the bathroom before leaving, as well as limiting their liquid intake beforehand. This allows us uninterrupted shooting time!

Younger children (3yrs and under) Sessions typically last 45minutes – 1 hour. If your little one isn’t accustomed to staying up until sunset, please adjust their naps as best you can, and rest assured that one night of staying up past their bedtime will be just fine as we will actually be having fun (I promise!) As with any age, I take my time and do my best to allow your kids to feel comfortable around me and know we are going to have a blast! Most of all though… lets jut have fun! Rather than the pressure of a structured photoshoot let it just be a fun outine/adventure for your kids. Prepare to play games, go exploring, and have lots of snuggles and cuddles… because what I want to capture is those real moments and genuine interaction.

MUM & DAD – During the shoot, if you are not in the picture, please let me just interact with your child, unless I ask for help! (at this point prepare for your best embarrasing silly dance moves or whatever gets a good genuine giggle out of your little one!) Many parents will stand behind me trying to get their babies’ attention for the entire time and all it does is distract baby from me and make it hard to get them to look into the camera. I like to give the little ones a chance to just play with me, so it’s okay if they aren’t giving big smiles right off the bat. Trust me and trust the process. TOP TIP: Mum and dad, during family poses, as you focus on your children, don’t forget about yourself! Keep your posture good as well as ensuring your chin doesn’t pull in. These allow for the most flattering images. Something else to keep in mind is to be watchful of your own expression as you’re trying to get baby to smile. Remember you are in the photos as well! Rest assured I’ll be watching all of you and will definitely let you know if I see something out of place or looking off.

WEATHER –  A quick but important note: if the weather turns out warmer/cooler than you anticipated when putting together outfits, please adjust what everyone is wearing. Doing a session when it’s sweltering and kids are over dressed is never fun. Likewise, if a cold front comes through unexpectedly, please put sweaters on your children, as I can’t photoshop out goose bumps and blue lips. I will most likely cut sessions short if I think the kids are too cold/overheated.

In case of rain, I will be watching the radar all day. If rain is likely we will reschedule the shoot.

ILLNESS – Just as important as the weather is that everyone being photographed be feeling 100%. There isn’t anything worse than an unhappy and sick feeling child – they especially do not want to be in front of a camera. At the first sign that your kids aren’t well, please give me a call.

 

THANK YOU

I know you had unlimited options when it came to choosing a photographer. It means the world that you have considered me to document these memories for you. To get in touch and book your session, please use the contact form below