AT THE SESSION
I will arrive a few minutes early to set up – that’s either on location or in my studio. I love to use natural light where possible in either situation and ideally want to use locations that you love to help tell your story. This way you will love your photos forever as they mean something to you. I will begin shooting shortly after we meet so that we take advantage of that initial excitement and wonder.
In my sessions I love to capture honest and real images, the natural chaos of your family. It is with candid lifestyle photography that my heart lies. I want to capture beautiful and artistic images that tells your story, that tells us who you are and what you feel. I aim to capture that one moment in time, the emotion of that moment, the memory and the love, so that when the images are viewed in five years, ten years, or fifty years from now they can take you back in time to those exact moments and feelings.
I do understand how wild the little ones can get, even the big ones too (though that is part of the memory right!) So I will help create a flow for the session, by taking control and giving directions if needed to capture the special moments and genuine reactions.
My photography studio is ideal for intimate maternity sessions, posed newborn sessions and sitter baby sessions and first birthday cake smash sessions. The minimalistic white studio allows for classic photos that will stand the test of time.
On location sessions are suited to all the types of portrait photography I offer. Candid sessions that include maternity photography, baby photography, child photography and family photography are fun and full of movement and chaos resulting in unposed natural interactions and genuine moments. The focus is on documenting your child and family exactly as they are at this time, capturing all the feelings. Click on my blog page to see what kind of images you can expect from your session with me.
Your session generally lasts one hour, longer for newborns as time is given for feeding and soothing the baby.
AFTER THE SESSION
Your portraits will be culled to include the very best images, which normally comes to about 30-40. I will individually hand edit these images, colour corrected and fine tuned for presentation.
Within three weeks you will be presented with your private online viewing gallery to look over with your family. From this gallery you will select you final products. Your order will be processed and completed within three weeks (slightly longer for albums and specialty products). I will contact you to organise pick-up as soon as your art arrives (postage options are available). All your gallery images will be archived for at least one year.
Sharing of images on places such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram is encouraged. Jessica does however thoughtfully request that you include photographer credit on any image posted. Any creative changes (like filters) made to the images created by Jessica Lockhart Photography may lower its quality and subsequently damage my reputation. Thank you for respecting the creative works.