Family photos to last a life time

Our children grow up so quickly. Why not have beautiful photos of your family at this moment in time? I’m an experienced family photographer who will put you at ease and help you create timeless memories. I believe in showing the true personality and nature of each family I work with. It doesn’t matter about the weather or where we are, the best moments are captured when everyone is being themselves and having fun!

Call me 021 422 694 to secure a booking, I only photograph a limited number of family shoots per season. Let’s chat about your ideas for a photo session over a coffee or a glass of wine - give me a call or send me an email, I'd love to talk to you.

I invite you to view some of the family photos I have had the pleasure of photographing throughout the Auckland region and around New Zealand.

Here are some common questions, you may have more and Emily is happy to answer more, contact her using the form below.

What should we wear to our photo session?  First and foremost, wear something you are comfortable in. If you want to coordinate with the rest of your group, think similar tones of colours… and no, I don’t mean a matchy-matchy 90’s style image with everyone in jeans and a white t-shirt! See more info here!

What happens if the weather is terrible? For a family reunion, to quote Tim Gunn, we will “make it work.” We’ll talk through wet weather location options before your family gathering and I have loads of great alternatives if the rain just won’t stop! I carry umbrellas, and these can make for some amazing images too. Rest assured I have photographed in many, many different types of weather and sometimes the most unpredictable circumstances make for the greatest results! See my blog post about this.

Pets are part of the family too!

The old saying goes, “Never work with children or animals,” but photos including both usually end up being the best images in a shoot and I just love including them in a session. Pet photos are wonderful, see my blog post.

Pets are a big part of the family so it’s a great opportunity to make memories for you and your children to cherish forever. I recommend bringing your pets in towards the end of a shoot, when everybody is a bit more relaxed. Plus, leaving it to the end means your carefully planned outfits stay clean and tidy!

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Family Package Options

For photos with families and fur babies in your favourite place or somewhere new! 

*I have outlined a range of options designed to suit most needs but please call or email me to discuss what you love and we can talk about what suits you best, I love coming up with fresh new ideas! See detailed descriptions here.

Hug Me tight  $595
Family Mini Shoot: 30 minute shoot in one of my favourite spots, Online password protected gallery 10 photos supplied as high res digital images (JPEG files) via download, a phone, email or Skype consultation (maximum of 5 family members for this package).

Heart and Soul  $795
20 photos supplied as high res digital images (JPEG files) via download, Online password protected gallery, a phone or email consultation. Up to 1 hour of photography in the comfort of your own home or outdoors in a favourite location of your choice.

Some kind of wonderful  $945
30 photos supplied as high res digital images (JPEG files) via download & USB flash Drive, Online password protected gallery, a phone, email or Skype consultation. Up to 1 hour of photography in the comfort of your own home or outdoors in your favourite location (or a combination).

A whole lot of magic  $1195
40 photos supplied as high res digital photos (JPEG files) via download & USB flash drive, Online password protected gallery, a phone, email or Skype consultation. Up to 2 hours of photography with Same 40 photos as 6×4” prints in a wooden presentation box.

Bonus: Complementary phone gallery app of your photos for your phone

See more information here: Family Packages and FAQs

Beautiful Family Photos No Matter The Season

I often get asked when is the best time of year to have a family photo session. I always say you’ll never get this time again - your kids will grow, change, lose teeth and what they love today, they may intensely dislike tomorrow! Embrace it all, they are only young once and the best time to capture you all is right now! 

So, while there isn’t one best time, here are some of my tips for a memorable family photo session, no matter what time of year it is. See seasonal photos.

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Contact Emily to discuss your photo shoot ideas, please book in advance as Emily only photographs a limited number per season.

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