Danielle Dobson Melbourne Family Photographer

DIGITAL COLLECTION

Introductory Offer
(book before 1st OCTOBER 2017)
 

1.5 hour lifestyle session (family/newborn/maternity/fresh 48)
In-home or outdoor location
50 fully edited images via digital download (high resolution
& web friendly size)


     
$600
 

Upgrade your package…
All digital files (80+)
Additional $100

 

Please note – this is an introductory offer only and the session must be held by the end of 2017. Digital Collection price will be $800 from the 1st of October.

KEEPSAKE COLLECTION

Introductory Offer
(book before 1st OCTOBER 2017)
 

1.5 hour lifestyle session (family/newborn/maternity/fresh 48)
In-home or outdoor location
50 fully edited images on USB (high resolution
& web friendly size)
10 5x7 matte art prints
Packaged in a personalised timber photo box

$800


Upgrade your package…
All digital files (80+)
25 (total) 5x7 matte art prints
Additional $150
 

Please note – this is an introductory offer only and the session must be held by the end of 2017. Keepsake Collection price will be $1,000 from the 1st of October.

WELCOMING BABY COLLECTION

Introductory Offer
(book before 1st OCTOBER 2017)
 

45 minute maternity session
1.5 hour newborn or fresh 48 session
In-home or outdoor location
70 fully edited images via digital download (high
resolution & web friendly size)


$900


Upgrade your package…
All digital files (100+) on USB
25 5x7 matte art prints
Packaged in a personalised timber photo box
Additional $400

Please note – this is an introductory offer only and the session must be held by the end of 2017. Welcoming Baby Collection price will be $1,100 from the 1st of October.

Payment details
A deposit of $300 is due at the time of booking, which secures your date.  The remainder is due the week before your session (payment plans are available).
You can also choose to upgrade your package after viewing your gallery.

Custom prints, albums and other keepsakes are available upon request.
All prints are produced by the most experienced and professional photo lab in the country and are of the highest quality.

Danielle Dobson Melbourne Fresh 48 Photography

Danielle Dobson Melbourne Newborn Photographer
 


I’m keen to book…what do I do now?
Yay!!! This is where I jump up and down squealing with excitement. Thank you, I am so excited to meet you and get started!!! You can find out how to get in touch with me here.
Once we have knuckled down a date and time, you’ll receive an email with a questionnaire. I’d love to get to know YOU and YOUR FAMILY before our session, so I can tailor your experience in the best way possible. Please don’t hold back, I need to know all the details, right down to your kid's favourite Disney character. 
Your invoice will also be attached; payment of the deposit is required at the time of booking via PayPal or direct deposit.
There’s also a contract that needs to be read and accepted, just to clear up both of our expectations.
That’s it!!! All done.


How on earth do I choose a location?
There are sooooo many options to choose from, and the good news is, we can work together to figure out what the best location is for you and your family.  I LOVE capturing families in their home, as it always seems to be the place you feel most comfortable. Think of all the times you’ve snuggled with the kids on the bed to read a favourite book, I can capture those moments for you.  And all the times they’ve done backflips off the couch, I can get that too. We can play games, have a coffee, play fetch with your dog. Anything! Did I mention coffee?
And I also love adventuring with you outdoors; it’s super fun watching your kids discover new places, build sandcastles, collect bugs and jump in muddy puddles. I have so many outdoor locations to choose from, or if you have a special place in mind, I’d be up for that too!


What should we wear?
Such a good question! The most important thing is that you are all comfortable and LOVE what you’re wearing. You want to look fabulous! So go for it! Start with mum’s outfit; then go from there. You all need to be coordinated, without being too matchy-matchy.  You don’t need to all be in the same colour; aim for neutrals, then add just one or two colours.  Avoid clothing with logos, they can be a distraction. I’m happy for you to send through photos beforehand if you need a little extra help. If you have booked an in-home session, also consider your home décor; if you have warm, natural tones, then base your outfits on them. Or if you have bright pops of colour, consider these when selecting your colours.


What should we expect during our session?
First of all, I’ll spend some time getting to know your kids.  So please don’t be offended if I walk through the door and say hi to them first. It’s super important they get to know me, and become comfortable around me. If we are doing an in-home session, I’ll need someone to give me a tour through your home (usually the kids!), so I can work out the best areas to shoot in. If we’re outdoors, we start exploring straightaway! I will gently guide you, but I try to avoid posing as much as possible. Sometimes it might just be to move to a particular area of light, or placing a hand on someone’s cheek. Super easy. That’s it! Of course, if we are working around newborns or toddlers (or grumpy teenagers), I don’t mind staying the extra 20-30mins to ensure we get everything we need.
Booking a newborn session? The best age to book is when bubs is no older than two weeks; around one week old is ideal. Book your session when you think your baby will be most settled. But don’t worry if we need extra time; I’ll happily hang around for longer to get what we need (and more baby cuddles!). I’m also up-to-date with my immunisations and Working with Children Check.
What about a Fresh 48 session? If you don't already know, the idea behind 'Fresh 48' is to have your first moments with your baby documented within their first 48 hours of life. The first bath, their adorable little stretches, their wrinkly fingers and toes and best of all, meeting siblings, grandparents, whoever you like! This time absolutely flies by and is so easy to forget, so let me help you remember by capturing these precious moments. I will blend into the background and just observe while I quietly snap away. Easy!


What happens after our session?
Shortly after the session you will see a sneak peek on Facebook or Instagram. I will then email you a link to your online gallery approximately two weeks after the session. This is where you select your 50 included images as well as the images you want to have printed. At this stage, if you haven’t already done so, you can also choose to upgrade your package. Once you have selected your images, it takes around four weeks for your personalised USB and prints to land at your door. If you purchased the Digital Collection, your images will be available to download immediately.


I want to book an in-home session, how do I prepare my home?
Please, please, please don’t stress over this! Your house doesn’t need to be “perfect”. Clear the clutter, but keep things looking lived in. Because I want your photos to be honest, not fake. The main rooms we are likely to use will be the master and kids bedrooms/nursery, a lounge room, and anywhere there is amazing light.


What if the kids are misbehaving?
Umm, hello? When does this not happen?! I’m a mum, I get it. We’ll all work together to keep them entertained; we can keep them moving and doing things THEY enjoy. Keep a couple of favourite toys and books handy so we can pull them out if needed. And if all else fails, misbehaving kids really do make great photos! The little crinkles on their faces when they frown are just oh-so-cute!


What if it rains?
If you’ve booked an outdoor session and the forecast is for rain, then we will reschedule. I happily shoot in any weather other than rain.


What if we are sick?
Again, we can reschedule, no problem. And I’m in the same boat as you, if I’m unwell, I don’t want to be bringing that into your home.


Retouching? Do you do it?
No, not really. I’m not going to change how you look by whitening your teeth or make your arms slimmer. I can however remove the booger from your two year old's perfectly cheeky face - if you want me to.


I’d love some other family members to come along also.
No problem! I just ask for an extra $50 per family member outside your immediate family. And keep in mind we’ll still stick to the scheduled time of 1.5 hours. It’s too long for the littlies otherwise, so try not to bring too many people along due to time constraints.


How far do you travel?
I am available to travel anywhere from the South Eastern suburbs to Melbourne’s inner suburbs, anywhere outside that, interstate or overseas will be an extra charge, please let me know if you’re interested!


Oh, I still have more questions!
I will happily answer any more questions you may have!


So, ready to book? You are one step away! Please contact me here. Hooray!