Unscripted Portrait Photography by

Ash + Elm Studios

I understand many people feel uncomfortable in front of a camera and overwhelmed by the thoughts of organising a photoshoot. Using a documentary-approach to photography, I provide parents and families with a safe space where they can relax, drop their guard and be themselves. It becomes a space where you can forget about the camera.

‘There are no limits to what you can capture’.

Designed for every type of family, whether at your home or out-and-about, casual, more traditional or mixed, the choice is yours. The most important thing to ask yourself is, “what do I want to remember” and “what part of my children’s childhood do I wish them to remember

What to Expect

The most stress-free photography session for parents and children
  1. Before the session : A chat on the phone or video is a great way to check if I’m the right match for you. I can also advise on the best investment for your family, your vision and your budget.
  2. During the session : My laid back approach means you will quickly feel comfortable and you will be able to enjoy quality time with your family. The pressure to capture the special moments is no longer on your shoulders.
  3. After the session : I will select the photographs that best tell your story. I edit every single one of them, pre-design your album and create a slideshow. This usually takes around 2-4 weeks.
  4. The final products : You’ll get to pick your favourite photographs to go into your story book.

The Story Book


NOTE: The book is included in the all-inclusive Our Life Collection which consists of one main album for you and two mini duplicates for your children or extended family to travel back in time. If you are selecting a session other than the Our Life Collection, you can add the book to your order.


Sessions + Investment

‘Slice of Life’ Session 2 hours $650

A memory-making 2-hour photography session at home or a location of your choice. Inclusive of coverage fees and travel for Victorian clients. Online Gallery Containing 80-100 high res digital files via digital download 2 weeks after session date, plus two 5×7″ mounted prints.

5×7″ Mounted Print

Optional: add a story book or some wall prints to bring a smile on your face every day! See my à la carte for extra investments.

‘Day-in-the-life’ Session 5 hours $1250

A memory-making 5-hour photography session at home or a location of your choice. Inclusive of coverage fees and travel for Victorian clients. Online Gallery Containing up to 200 high res digital files via digital download 2 weeks after session date, plus five 5×7″ mounted prints.

Optional: add a story book or some wall prints to bring a smile on your face every day! See my à la carte for extra investments.

Our Life Collection $2050

I offer an all-inclusive Collection, ‘Our Life‘ that encompasses travel, within Victoria, 2-hours photography coverage, a 10×10″ storybook, two mini-duplicates, two 5×7″ mounted prints and digital files for backup.

Each photography session is individually designed for you with an aim to capture the connections in a family or between couples in a loose, journalistic style. Your photography session is planned with absolute simplicity in mind.

All your portraits are professionally colour corrected and retouched. I use a professional print lab in Melbourne, who print your photos and wall art on museum-grade fine art paper and your frame is assembled by hand locally. Our beautiful flush mounted fine art albums are handmade in Australia. Each piece we produce is of the highest professional standard, has a low carbon footprint and is unique to every family or couple.

INCLUSIONS

All Sessions include:

√ An individually created portrait session unique to you – this includes unlimited consultation time prior to your portrait session.
√ A portrait session either at your home or an outdoors location of your choice.
√ Session Fee
√ Post-processing & Production fee
√ Creative input during your album design
√ Lots of fun!

BOOKING FEE
A booking fee of $250 is required to secure your portrait session. The remainder is not due until your beautiful portrait package is complete.

If you prefer to pay for your session in instalments, that is easily arranged so please get in touch via the Contact page with any questions or for a personalised payment plan.


THE MINI

Still not found what you are looking for? Ash + Elm Studios has a Collection that might be an exactly what you are after. As a busy Mum of two I understand that budget and time can often be limited, but that should not stop you from having access to a high quality portrait package. That’s why I have created The Mini, with you in mind…

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind …

W.B. Yeats

The Mini – $250
If you don’t have the time, headspace or budget for any of our more extensive Collections then the mini is for you! This Collection Includes:

√ 45 minutes portrait session
√ Online Gallery Containing 20 high res digital files via digital download 1 weeks after session date.
√ 15% off professional prints + products ordered through Ash + Elm Studios

Optional: See my à la carte for extra investments onto your Mini. Orders can be placed for this session anytime up to 12 months after your photoshoot.

Conditions : Travel is included for clients in the Macedon Ranges, Daylesford and Central Victoria area. Please contact me for travel fees outside these regions.

BOOKING FEE
A booking fee of $100 is required to secure your portrait session. The remainder is not due until your beautiful mini portrait package is complete.

Ash + Elm Studios also offer an À la carte Portrait Photography which enables you to pick and choose your coverage and products so you can created a tailored Collection to suit your needs exactly. Please email me for more info.