I love spending time with couples and families and it’s such a joy to capture the love between them. With some of my families, I’ve been there for their wedding day, their pregnancy and even the birth.
My photo sessions last around an hour and I can travel to any location you want within the Sunshine Coast. We’re so lucky to live here with the beaches, pine forests and macadamia plantations. I am happy to travel outside of the Sunshine Coast for a small travel fee.
These photo sessions are best around 37 weeks as your belly is looking its fullest and roundest. Book in advance so you can be sure to get a session around this period.
Check out Mama Rentals for a beautiful collection of dresses that create the timeless, feminine and romantic look for your photo session. There is a special 15% discount for all my special mums. Just mention Shellbells Photography when finalising your choice!!
Birth is one of life’s most amazing events and I love to catch the emotion and love so evident at each birth. You will need to book in advance and let me know your due date so I can arrange to be on call – babies don’t always work to a set schedule, after all!
I prefer to do these sessions during the first week or up to ten days old as your baby is still sleepy. We can pencil in a time period and confirm a date once he or she has made an entrance.
You can choose either a lifestyle shoot or a studio session:
Lifestyle shots are at your home so I can photograph you on your sofa, or on your bed. You’ll all feel very relaxed there, which makes for some lovely intimate shots. I always bring along lots of wraps and blankets for you and your baby to use.
Studio sessions are done at my home studio using a white background and a mattress for lying down shots of the family.
Newborn shoots last from one to three hours so we can catch those amazing dreamy images while keeping baby well-fed and happy. I have soft-coloured blankets, with crochet and lace for girls, but if you have a particular item you want to be included, simply bring it along.
* If you book a pregnancy and newborn session in advance, the newborn session fee is waived!
I love to do these shoots outdoors and in the late afternoon. Its great to be in a wide open space where the kids can run around. We want lots of fun, love and cuddles!
Keep your clothing simple – solid softer colours, with no-one clashing.
What to wear
Check out my “What to Wear Guide” guide on Pinterest
Some tips to consider while you stare at the wardrobe…
– Plain clothing photographs the best;
– Avoid big distracting patterns and shirts bearing writing or big logos;
– If you want to have patterned clothing, restrict it to one family member and co-ordinate the rest of the family around this;
– All wear the same colour with different shades;
– All wear light tones like whites, pastels, sorbets, beige or light khaki, and
– All wear mid tones eg blues, tan, mid grey, pinks.
Lay the outfits on the bed so you can check they all co-ordinate and look great together!
Session fee $50
Includes one 5×7” and one 8×10” print of your favourite image.
Photo sessions last approximately one hour at a location of your choice on the Sunshine Coast. I am happy to travel outside of the area, a small travel fee may apply.
Digital images $575 *
Over 95% of my clients get digital images from the entire session. They come in high resolution, with a low-resolution copy for easy loading to social media. After purchasing the digital images, you receive discounts on all your printing and canvas items.
* Based on a session for one family unit. Extended Family sessions with Grandparents and multiple family units attract a higher price. Please contact me for pricing.
Photo albums from $300
The albums have a printed hardcover and use photo paper mounted on thick lay-flat pages. They’re perfect for the coffee table and also look great standing upright on a bookshelf or side table.
Prints from $30
Canvas, collages, personalised cards, birth announcements, thank you cards are also available.
Contact me for a complete price list.
Vouchers are a great gift idea for baby showers, engagements, birthdays and anniversaries. Available for any amount, but there’s a minimum of $50 to cover the session fee.