Melanie’s sessions take place in either her studio, your home or a location of your choice. This is up to you and depends on what you feel is best for your family. The duration of a standard session is approximately 1-1.5 hours and a mini session is around 30-45 mins.
The types of sessions offered are quite diverse so I usually recommend a consultation prior to booking to work out what is most suitable for your child/family. If you are unsure where to have your session, I will discuss possible locations with you to work out exactly what you are after.
Studio Photography takes place in the studio located in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, with the choice of backdrops and props if desired. These sessions work best with younger children. Lifestyle Sessions are more relaxed sessions requiring less direction. Lifestyle sessions are playful and fun with the focus on capturing your family as they are. These sessions can be held in your own home or one of your favourite outdoor locations or a combination of both.
Mini Sessions are offered at various times of the year and have a particular theme. These sessions have limited places and are much shorter in length. They are often advertised on social media or through email. So keep a look out for them.
A session can be customised to suit the needs and imagination of your child. These are called ‘All about me” sessions and often require of bit of planning and consultation with parents to decide on the perfect theme. Please contact us for a quote. You can use the contact form or email me directly.
Newborns can be photographed in the studio which is lovely and warm and includes many props and blankets to incorporate into the session. Or the comfort of your own home where I’ll draw on all of the love and joy around him/her. You also have the added bonus of being able to include some personal details of your baby’s room, bed and personal items. Newborn session are best taken from birth to 4 weeks old when babies are still very sleepy. We can book in a tentative time and that will guarantee you a place so when your baby arrives we can confirm a date.
This is such a special time, waiting for your precious little baby to arrive. Maternity sessions can be held at your home, the studio or an outdoor location of your choice. This can be a full session or a mini session added onto a newborn session.
Babies, Toddler and Child Photography
Babies are best photographed around 8-9 months old when the are starting to sit up and smile easily. One is a great milestone to capture too as it such a special time. Toddlers are so gorgeous and full of adventure that anytime works for this age. The beach or outdoors is often best for kids who are a little bit older as the results are more natural. All about me session are ideal for children aged between 4-8 as they can really get involved in the whole process.
Family sessions are lots of fun, capturing the love and laughter between you and your family. Melanie will travel to your home, favourite park, beach or lake. The aim is to for your family to be relaxed and doing what they normally do together.