We’ll talk about what
you’d like to achieve.
We’re here to make your child feel special
throughout the entire experience.
Through high quality prints that
will last more than a lifetime.
What you say – The Magical Forest is REAL? Absolutely! (aka, there is a real set in my Studio.) 🙂
The Magical Forest includes a pond, giant mushrooms…it’s like a really Magical Forest grotto.
Fantasy Photographic Experiences are designed for fun! There’s no posing, but
“playfulness’s”. I lead the kids through a series of playfulness’s with the goal of each child immersing into their imagination. The camera is hidden, so the focus is on playing rather than photos. These natural expressions – versus the cheesy, posey smiles – are the goal.
Little girls delight in selecting their fairy dresses from an over-stuffed rack of dresses – in a variety of colours, styles and sizes. Sizes start from baby to appromately size eight/none. (Yes, there’s sizes there for mummy as well!)
The cherry on top of the cake is flowers for their hair, and of course, WINGS!
The aim for every photo is to be like a page out of an old fairytale book.
Fantasy Photographic Experiences aren’t just for girls!
I have costumes (that look a bit like Peter Pan) or pirate! Boys have fun fishing or we can change out the set to pirate and Ahoy Matey away we go!
The number one, most frequent fear that parents tell me is that they are afraid their child/children won’t behave. You know, I actually enjoy a wee bit of spirit in a session. 🙂 It always means good photos. We make a game of it.
And, I’ve learned that a little bit of indulgence in a session goes a long, long way. So we might let the little ones do something that they might not otherwise get to do. Give a little to get a little.
No worries if your child is shy. I take my time. Sometimes we just sit and play for 10-15 minutes first without even picking up the camera. I get it. I was really shy when I was a kid. I don’t ever book back to back sessions – so we can just take our time and go at your child’s pace.
There are lots of dresses in a variety of colours and sizes, along with flowers for their hair and, of course, WINGS!
The answer is ABSOLUTELY! Please, please, please call to reschedule your shoot.
Some people say that they don’t want to be a pain.
Believe me, it’s a lot more trouble if/when I get the bug and then have to reschedule other’s shoots. It’s not fair to anyone.
I will happily and gratefully accommodate you in rescheduling.
Plus, do you know how hard it is to get a child to smile when they don’t feel good?
I allow an hour for a photo session, but if there’s multiple kids, it could take a wee bit longer. I do a variety of photos individually, along with several of the kids together.
Age 4/5 is a fantastic age – old enough to talk to, young enough to fall for the ridiculous stories I make up. That said, any age from baby to to approximately eight works fine. Also, it depends on the child. As kids get older, some are less keen for the fantasy, but others are still mad keen.
Absolutely! I have a few dresses in mummy sizes. Kids love it!
Instead, let’s talk and start a conversation about creating an amazing photo shoot for you!
Accredited member of NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers)
The photography profession in New Zealand is highly competitive and unregulated, which does create some risk, for you, the consumer.
I’m proud to be an accredited member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography, which is the only qualifying body for Professional Photographers in New Zealand. In fact, this year, I was awarded Master with Distinction level!
Each region has an elected Regional Rep, who is responsible for organizing regular meetings, education and looking after the members. I am proud to be starting my fourth year in this role.
Membership is only gained through a demanding Accreditation process, with the Institute having a stringent membership criteria and Code of Ethics. This ensures that members are professional in both their creative and business practices. The Institute strives to maintain and promote the highest professional standards in the industry through education, fellowship and support.
I find it highly beneficial to be part of this vibrant, supportive body of professional photographers from all over New Zealand who support, challenge, and encourage each other to be the best they can be.
Having NZIPP accreditation sets us apart from other photographers, and provides you with comfort you are dealing with a true professional.