"It takes an amazing person to truly capture the beauty in those natural moments so well and artistically, and Kate possesses exactly that skill and so many more" Jodie.
My style of photography: Your images will include moments of energy and movement as well as quieter more focused times between you and your loved ones. It will be a time of play, unscripted moments whilst making the most of the natural light. I will provide some direction in stages and we will move around our chosen location allowing the children and yourselves to play and move freely and just be you as that is when the best photo is taken. I will always ask if there is an image you would love to be taken and provide an opportunity for this to. All I desire is that you walk away and have enjoyed your time together. When we do have little ones in our sessions I will follow their lead. This allows everyone to feel at ease and enjoy themselves. I think they are truly the best at making the most joyous images. With newborns amongst a family I do not stage or provide themes and props. I capture the real love and beauty of them, their family and just real life happening around them. I love to capture those little moments that are not little. Location: If there is a place that you love to play or is special to you please let me know otherwise I can offer suggestions of some locations. I think it is always lovely being outdoors and letting the sun light our sessions. If home is special to you and would like some time spent there please let me know and we can capture home life too, those little comforts, the special corners within in it, those places that the natural light filters in. Location is a very personal choice and one that I will discuss further with you.
Clothing: All I ask is that you don’t wear clothes with logos or really bold patterns as they can be distracting. All matching outfits don’t show the true you either. Wear what makes you feel you, what you feel pretty in, wear no shoes, shoes... Please wear what you feel comfortable in, I want to capture a true reflection of you. I hope this helps as a small guide for your choice.
Dates available: I find I can fit in with most clients as I am very fortunate I get to work around my children at home in our family business and with my photography. I only take on a limited amount of bookings each month so I can dedicate my time and energy to you, just you! This also allows me to be readily available and have opportunities to reschedule if you need due to weather or just life.
Time: For most life portrait sessions my favourite time and also what I rely on in my photography is the natural light. So, I love to photograph approx. 1-2 hrs before sun set. The sun is low and soft at that time which makes for a lovely sun kissed image. However, we will organise a time that suits everyone when we have a chat as some people have requested morning times or during the day because that suits them best. Births and weddings will depend on date, time and location.
Edit I will carefully sort and source through your images gathering a collection that tells the story I witnessed, that shows the intimate, the delicate, the magic and the joy you have created. I will then artistically edit your images and save them to a usb so you are able to print and share them as you please. I will package them beautifully for delivery or post.