welcome to my secret little pricing page

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Melbourne Family Photography | Chapter and Song Photography

well hello…

welcome to my secret little pricing page

if you’re here it’s because you’re interested in having a session with me can I just say a huge ‘thank you’! Maybe it’s weird, but my heart is still warmed every time someone is moved enough by my work to fill out my little form looking for more information!

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The very first thing I’d love to share with you is that the photos with your family really are an investment. They will only grow in value as the years pass and your little ones grow. 

I hope they provide a source of joy, reflection and beautiful memories, especially the in years to come.

the
creative fee

The creative fee is a non refundable booking fee that covers my time and talent for our session and allows me to secure your chosen date.

This fee includes the session at a location in or around the beautiful Yarra Valley and Melbourne, as well as style and preparation guidance.

Roughly 3 weeks after our session you’ll be able to view the artfully edited images in an online slideshow.

From here you will be able to choose which collection you’d like to add on and select only the images you love!

$250

the
creative fee

The creative fee is a non refundable booking fee that covers my time and talent for our session and allows me to secure your chosen date.

This fee includes the session at the location in or around the beautiful Yarra Valley and Melbourne, as well as style and preparation guidance.

Roughly 2-3 weeks after our session you’ll be able to view the artfully edited images in an online slideshow.

From here you will be able to choose which collection you’d like to add on and select only the images you love!

$250

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the collections

one
the wonderful little collection

* pre-purchase only

10 digital images

One 8 x 10″  print

This special little collection includes 10 high resolution digital images of your choice. You can look through your entire gallery and select your favourite 10 to download and keep!

You’ll also get a lovely 8 x 10″ fine art print that you can frame and hang on your wall.

And of course if ten isn’t enough you also have the option to upgrade once you receive access to your gallery.

This collection is only available at the time of booking and then it disappears!

$420

two
the keepsake collection

15 digital images

One  8 x 10″  print

This collection includes 15 high resolution digital images of your choice. You can look through your entire gallery and select your favourite 15 to download and keep!

You’ll also get a lovely 8 x 10″ fine art print.

$610

three
the storyteller collection

all digital images

one  8 x 10″  print

download your slideshow

This collection includes access to download all the images in your gallery as high resolution digital images. Perfect if you just can’t bring yourself to choose!

You’ll also get a lovely 8 x 10″ fine art print as well as access to download your heart melting slideshow set to  music.

$720

four
the heirloom collection

all digital images

four  8 x 10″  prints

download your slideshow

magazine style album

This collection includes access to download all the images in your gallery as high resolution digital images. 

You’ll also get four 8 x 10″ fine art prints, your slideshow and a beautifully designed magazine style album printed on premium matte, textured paper for a luxurious look and feel.

$1190

five
the legacy collection

all digital images

two handcrafted custom framed 8 x 10″ prints

one handcrafted custom framed 12 x 16″ print

a lay flat fine art album (20 spreads)

download your slideshow

This collection is includes access to download all the images in your gallery as high resolution digital images, as well as access to download your heart melting slideshow set to royalty free music.

You’ll also get a lovely two 8 x 10″ and one 12 x 16″ fine art prints framed in your choice of timbers. These framed prints are printed and handcrafted by Australia’s leading professional photo lab.  

A fine art lay flat album printed on thick archival quality card stock and bound so that each spread can lay completely flat. These albums are available in a variety of covers including linen textured fabrics, leatherette or even genuine leather (additional fees may apply for premium cover options). Made to last lifetimes, these are premium albums that can be passed down the generations.

$3270

á la carte items
available in addition to any collection order

Fine Art Prints

these prints are pigment printed using advanced ink and print technologies onto archival quality cotton paper for results that will last well beyond 100 years. In addition the printing technique produces the widest array of colours, meaning vibrant and detailed prints of the absolute highest quality.

5 x 7″ prints $55

8 x12″ prints $80

12 x 16″ prints $120

Framed Prints

handcrafted timber framed fine art prints

8 x 12″ framed print $375

12 x 16″ framed print $515

Framed Canvas

8 x 12″ framed canvas 

12 x 16″ framed canvas $515

Albums

8.5 x 11″ magazine style album $300

8 x 8″ lay flat premium album from $1300

every session includes

Style Guide

A helpful little guide so you know how to style your family and feel beautiful and comfortable for our session

Online viewing gallery

All your images set to moving music in a slideshow that you can view online before selecting your chosen collection.

Session Guide

A digital guide so that you know exactly what to expect, and a few helpful tips on preparing for your session

Client Wardrobe

Access to my small (but stunning) collection of dresses (and baby outfits for newborn sessions). 

faqs

Why lifestyle photography

The joy of lifestyle photography is that it captures real connection and real emotion. It’s not overly posed, and there’s no forced cheesy grins at the camera. The session itself is a time of fun quality time, so not only will you end up with beautiful images, you’ll also have beautiful memories. I’ll ask you to cuddle, to run, to explore and tickle your children. We go at your children’s pace, and are guided by how they’re feeling. There’s usually silliness and dancing and of course plenty of hugs!

What if my kids aren't feeling it?

When you book with me you get a session guide that helps you prepare for our session, this includes some tips on how to prepare your littles. Some kids are just shy, that’s who they are, and that is totally fine! I always like to gauge how your kids are feeling and will customise the session flow to best suit them. If they’re feeling wild and want to run, let’s play games and tickle and explore! If they’re feeling shy and quiet, let’s get you cuddling, chatting or making daisy chains. Things always go smoothest when you have very few expectations on your child and just trust that no matter how they’re feeling I’ll be able to work my magic and capture some beautiful memories for you.

Where can we have our session?

In your own home or at an outdoor location of your choice! I have a few favourite spots in the Yarra Valley that I am familiar with and recommend. When you book with me you get access to my location guide so you can choose your favourite spot!

How much do clients usually spend?

Seperate from your session fee is a collection price. Your session fee ($250) is paid at the time of booking and you’ll be able to select which collection once you’ve seen your images (apart from the wonderful little collection which is only available at the time of booking). Collections start at $320, but most clients spend a total of $800-$1200 with me. If you’d like more details on pricing just complete the form above and you’ll receive access to my price guide.

What about extended families?

What a beautiful thing it is, to capture the love and connection through generations. To celebrate and honour those relationships that have made us who we are and continue to deeply impact our lives. I love capturing extended families and the diverse range of connections that exist in them.  These sessions can run a little longer and be a bit more fast paced, but are also a load of fun! Extended family sessions incur an extra charge of $50 per person outside of the initial immediate family.

Do you offer gift vouchers?

Yes, I offer gift vouchers! You can choose to gift just the session fee or the session fee + one of the collections. Vouchers are valid for 3 years, and lock in pricing that may otherwise increase. You can request either a physical voucher be posted to you or a digital voucher that you can print at home or e-mail directly to the recipient.

What time of day will we have our session?

In home sessions are usually booked for mid to late morning, whilst outdoor sessions are almost always booked in that hour or so before sunset so that we can capture that beautiful golden light.

Do your packages include printed photos?

Honestly, I do feel like a photo hasn’t really completed it’s job until it’s displayed in some way. Hanging on the wall or in an album your kids can flip through, that’s where photos should live. Not stored on the cloud where they’re too easily forgotten.

In saying that all my packages include digital images, so you can download your favourite images to keep forever. Some of my packages also include print credit that you can use in my print store towards an order of print products. 

Do you offer payment plans?

I know big lump payments can be tricky when you’re in the young kid stage of life (or really any stage of  life, right?). That’s why I offer payment plans, so you can spread your payments out over weeks or even months. Just ask for details on how to set this up.

What if I want a maternity and newborn session?

When you bundle a maternity session with any other session take $150 off! Both session fees are due at the time of booking in order to take advantage of this offer.

Melbourne Family Photography Chapter and Song Photography

Em did a newborn session with us & I highly highly recommend her. From the moment I contacted her to get some extra information before booking in our session, to getting our absolutely beautiful photos back; she was fantastic! The photos from our session are truly beautiful, her work is outstanding. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.

Anita

Ready to book? I’d love to chat about how we can make some heart bursting images for you and your loves!

ready to get started?

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 Once your session is booked I’ll be in touch with a session guide to help you prepare for our session. It includes tips and ideas on what to wear and how to make sure your kids and hubby are ready to be in front of the camera. A few days before your session we’ll confirm the location and start time and then we’ll meet and have the best time!

Newborn Photography Melbourne - Chapter and Song Photography

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The first step is just to get in touch and let me know you’re ready to book. I’ll send you a link to my booking calendar where you can see my availability and select a date. To secure the date you’ll pay the session fee which is also a non-refundable retainer and sign the session contract.

Newborn Photography Melbourne - Chapter and Song Photography

3.

 Two to three weeks after our session you’ll get an e-mail to let you know your gallery is ready! You’ll view a slideshow set to music with all the images from your gallery. Once you’ve seen your images you’ll have the opportunity to choose which collection you’d like to purchase. Once you’ve selected your collection you’ll be granted access to your gallery and can choose which images you’d like to download.

You can upgrade your collection at any time, just note that the initial discount would no longer apply.  

 

ready to get started?

1.

 The first step is just to get in touch and let me know you’re ready to book. I’ll send you a link to my booking calendar where you can see my availability and select a date. To secure the date you’ll pay the session fee which is also a non-refundable retainer and sign the session contract.

2.

 Once your session is booked I’ll be in touch with a session guide to help you prepare for our session. It includes tips and ideas on what to wear and how to make sure your kids and hubby are ready to be in front of the camera. A few days before your session we’ll confirm the location and start time and then we’ll meet and have the best time!

Newborn Photography Melbourne - Chapter and Song Photography

3.

 Two to three weeks after our session you’ll get an e-mail to let you know your gallery is ready! You’ll view a slideshow set to music with all the images from your gallery. Once you’ve seen your images you’ll have the opportunity to choose which collection you’d like to purchase. Once you’ve selected your collection you’ll be granted access to your gallery and can choose which images you’d like to download.

You can upgrade your collection at any time, just note that the initial discount would no longer apply.  

 

Newborn Photography Melbourne - Chapter and Song Photography

Ready to book?

Yay! I’m so excited to work with you! Just fill out this form and I’ll be in touch!


Hi Mumma!

Our little ones are small for such a short time! And whilst the good old smart phone has enabled up to capture snapshots, having YOU in the photos with your family is so important!
Let's capture some beautiful photos of the connection between you and your loves!

Hi, I'm Emily

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