THE FUN AND THE LOVE.
Get photographs that are 100% you as a family. No cheesy smiles.
Seeing family photos daily, children get the message 'that is our family and we are all important to another.' It says 'we love you, we care about you. You are important.'
Every session comes with
a framed photograph
(8x10). On me.
And if you don't like your photos - I pay you the session fee back.
I love for you to get a balanced mix of some posed and mostly relaxed and authentic photographs. It is important to me to get to know your family before your session, so I can create a loose session plan which suits all your personalities and vibes. I will create opportunities for fun and playful interactions, cuddly moments and beautiful connections between all of you. I direct and guide you guys but also observe and document, ultimately, being able to show you who you are, not only how you look like. It's a blend of documentary and lifestyle photography. And with your session fee comes a framed photograph of your choice. Just because. I wish for you to have a beautiful photograph ready to display. It's on me.
This winter I created a photo book of one of our most memorable trips to Lake Constance (Bodensee) when the children were 4 years old. That is one of my favourite places and it was important for me to show my children this beautiful part of the world. Only when we held the book in our hands and went through it for the first time, we realised that there was not a single photo of me. It made me feel very sad.
Mamas out there, I'd like you to get in the photos more often. Maybe your children or hubby can take some snaps of you every now and then. Just show that you were there too!
We know how quick they grow up. Let's get together, map out what you love doing and then make it a relaxed yet memorable photo session in a place meaningful to you.
You are meeting up with your extended family here in Wanaka on holiday or for a birthday celebration? Get this special time captured.
MAMA & ME
Celebrate the love and bond between you and your child. It's not often that you get to be relaxed and in the photos.
WHAT JENNY SAYS
"Jeannine photographs our family since our daughter was born. She knows exactly what photos we want.
Jeannine helped us personalising our home with our photos, so we get to enjoy them every day."
Session Fee is $150.
It secures your date and covers a framed photograph of your choice (8x10).
Because I'd love you to hold on to something tangible and awesome
without the hassle.
Collage Frame (9) $500
Photo Books start at $500
entire Digital Collection $700
All Frames and Photo Books come with the respective digital photographs.
What way would you like to enjoy your photographs? Let's see how I can help you.
"Jeannine blended in well and made us all feel relaxed and at ease as she gently guided us through our session. It felt very natural and organic with no forced smiles."
"Our treasured collection of photos reflects our relaxed and enjoyable photo session. Jeannine expertly captured a sense of spontaneity, which shines through the outstanding quality of the photos and album."
"Oh my goodness Jeannine, you are amazing!! I absolute LOVE our photos! Your passion shows through in the photos and you incredibly captured the atmosphere on that day. Thank you so so much. I will definitely recommend you to everyone. I've loved dealing with you, from our original communications, our photo-session and now the incredible photos you have delivered. The best."
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A FAMILY SESSION
After you filled out or in your questionnaire, I will create a session plan tailored to your family. This evolves around favourite family activities or daily routines and locations meaningful to you.
Your home does not need to be tidy and meticulous everywhere, but I may push away bits and pieces, which would otherwise only distract in the photo.
Please wear whatever you and your family feel comfortable in. Clothes should rather complement than match. However, for some formal portraits, clothes with big logos would be distracting.
Be your beautiful selves.
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FAQ (frequently asked questions)
HOW DO WE BOOK WITH YOU?
Session Fee. A signed contract and a $150 retainer (session fee) are required in order to save your session date. The session fee covers an 8x10 framed print for you. Any other products or digital files are available in addition.
Rescheduling. We would like your children to feel at their best. If your child is not feeling right or sick, please get in touch and we will arrange for one other day. I appreciate you keeping a sick child to yourself. Vice versa I would reschedule if I am sick in order to not pass anything on to your family.
HOW LONG DOES A SESSION TAKE?
It depends on your family. It can be quick and pain-free and done in 30 minutes. Usually about 1 hour. We allow for enough time to relax, chat and giggle or wind down. My best practice is, the better we are prepared and organised, the smoother the event.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE GET AND WHEN?
You will get around 50 to 75 curated digital photographs (or about 150 for an extended family session), some set in black and white. These photographs will be presented to you in a private online gallery.
You will get a link to your private online gallery within three days of your session. Your gallery will be open to you for 30 days. From there you can take your time and choose which digital photographs or frames or prints you wish to purchase.
if you had a photographer aka friend, who knows what you like or fear most, organises your sessions around your needs and puts you in the picture beautifully. All you need to do is, get in touch, have a wonderful time with your family, enjoy your photographs readily printed, framed, photobook-ed. Enjoy. Repeat.
EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL. LET ME TELL YOURS.