Experience

The Portrait Experience

Welcome

Captured By Anna is growing day by day. I thrive on the work I do with both new and returning clients, and I love taking individuals and families through the photographic experience I am very proud to offer.

Memories remind us of what was and is important in life. At the heart of my work is the desire to capture moments that will provide you and your loved ones with a lasting record of those times well into the future.

~ Anna

Session Info

Newborn sessions are designed to show how teeny tiny your little one once was!

Newborns are my specialty, having gained hours of expertise with infant posing. Babies are best photographed under 14 days new. Parents and siblings are encouraged to be photographed with the newest member of the family as well.

Maternity sessions are about capturing you during such an amazing time in your life!

Every session is designed for you and
with you. Maternity sessions are best photographed from 34 weeks, depending on the size of your bump.

What To Expect

Newborn sessions involve up to 2 hours of photographing. You have the option to select any props, bonnets and blankets from our studio collection, which will be carefully incorporated into the styling of your session.

Our studio offers a beautiful selection of gowns for you to be styled in to compliment the design of either Newborn or Maternity sessions. You can also choose to add on professional hair and makeup to enhance your experience and the look of your images.

Maternity sessions last up to 45 minutes and can be done in studio or out on location.

Family

Session Info

There are many milestones families experience over the years. Helping you to record each and every significant step for your family is a very important part of our work. The studio is a warm and inviting environment where all the design and planning we have discussed is bought together. Whether you book a session for your 6 month old child or to update your family portrait, you are in for a fun, memorable experience.

What To Expect

Family sessions can be held either in studio or on location. Studio sessions provide flexibility in terms of weather, while outdoor sessions are great for younger children and larger families. Sessions can last up to 45 minutes, allowing enough time for young children to settle in and remain engaged in the process of capturing the perfect pictures. Professional hair and makeup are good options to add to your family session package. Additional options also include the use of our gowns and children’s boutique clothing.

The Portrait Experience

Step 1: Before your session

Once a session has been booked with a
time and date, you will be sent a number of emails to look over. You will have a contract to sign and a design questionnaire to fill out. Once these are completed, you will receive a call to discuss your session in further detail, including what is involved with your selected photography type, along with your colour and styling preferences. This discussion is the key to achieving the overall design for your images. The information gathered at this step will also simplify decision making when you reach the stage of final image and product selections.

Step 2: The session

This is the exciting bit! All the planning and designing comes together and your memories start to unfold. You will be guided through various poses and positions to ensure the best photos are captured. I will encourage you to
be as relaxed and natural with each other as possible throughout the process – you won’t even know when the perfect photo is taken! At the end of your session you will be able to look over a variety of product samples in my studio to consider for your own image artwork. We will book a time and date in for your in-person viewing appointment, and you will receive a full studio product guide and price list to review at home.

Step 3: After your session

The day arrives for your in-person viewing appointment! You get to come back into the studio, relax with a drink in your hand while viewing all your perfect images… don’t worry there are plenty of tissues available on hand!

By this stage you know the exact designs you are wanting to order, so you will get to see a full-size digital mock-up of what your chosen images will look like in the chosen artwork you want on your very own wall. All final orders and payments are processed (so make sure all decision makers are present) and as soon as you have left the studio your order is sent on its way to the print lab.

Step 4: Product collection

Finally, you will be called to come in and collect your long-awaited artwork. You will be able to look over your pieces before they are carefully wrapped and beautifully presented for you to take home. Once you have them displayed on your walls, please send some photos so I can see how your family’s story is now being told in your own home.

Pre-shoot Checklist:

1 – Where do you want to display your images?

2 – What is your style?

3 – What type of product do you think you would like?

4 – Why are these photos important to you?

5 – Have you sent me through photos of your walls?

Wall Art

For displaying your selected images on the walls of your home you can choose from professionally framed ready to hang art pieces, or prints on canvas, framed canvas and wooden panels. For sharing your collection of memories with loved ones we offer Fine-Art deluxe albums, and photo fronted Fine-Art albums, Fine-Art prints with torn edge finish and photo fronted portrait print boxes. Digital files are also available.

Canvas

Our canvas prints are made from high quality archival canvas and come with a 75 year guarantee.

Boxed canvas

Our box framed canvas prints are made from high quality archival canvas and are mounted in a beautiful frame of your choice.

Framed

An exquisite fine art print finished with a torn edge, then carefully mounted on foam core to have the appearance of floating.

Wood panel

Beautiful hand-crafted wood panel prints are backed with an industrial strength marine ply to prevent warping from moisture.

Albums & Extras

Fine Art Album

Fine-Art full photo fronted album that comes in a beautiful calico bag and placed in a soft box for protection.

Portrait Box

Our photo fronted portrait box is one of our most popular products. It can hold up to 30 printed Fine-Art prints. It is a solid structure and comes with a pair of print handling gloves.

Deluxe Portrait Album

Deluxe Fine-Art album with
a photo window on the front, covered in your choice of material or leather. Presented in a beautiful hard album box.

Desktop Wood Print

Wood prints sized to stand on your desk or sideboard as a feature. Made from the same high quality marine ply and finished with a matte sealant as the larger wall art wood panel prints.

Grand Album

Our Grand Album with a photo window on the front, covered
in your choice of dark or light leather. Presented in a beautiful slide out album box to match.

2-UP

The 2 photo display frames make
a beautiful instant display and are perfect for small spaces. A real favourite for grandparents. Displays two 5×7” prints.

Parent Album

When you purchase your album why not add on a grandparent album to give to your parents! These are a smaller version of your purchased full size album.

Digitals

While we do offer our families digital images, we recommend getting images printed and finished as beautiful pieces of art that will stand the test of time.