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I'm not your "stand in front the camera and say cheese" kinda gal and personally, believe the value of an image is in capturing real moments in time, full of emotion, movement and heart. 

My lifestyle portrait sessions are a celebration of the many beautiful moments that happen each and everyday, that only when they are no more, do we really appreciate how special they were. Simple things like lazy Sunday mornings in bed, or the stroll to the dog park, picnics, parties and road trips to the beach for ice-cream.

And then there are the big moments. The calm before the storm when you are pregnant, anticipating how your life will change inexplicably - wonderfully - in just a few weeks' time. Or baby's arrival home and those precious, tiring days afterwards, when you are all falling in love with one another. What value can be placed on capturing those moments that go by in such a blur?

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Your photos are there to be enjoyed not just today, but for years to come. They are there to be held, picked up, shared over coffee, stuck on the fridge to smile at first thing in the morning.

I am a strong believer in the value of print and do not offer digital only packages. It's true - there are many in the market who do but there is a big risk that your final products won’t be to the quality or standard you were hoping for which really defeats the purpose of investing in professional photography. Photographic prints from consumer-facing labs typically do not offer the standards of colour reproduction that professional labs do, so you may find that your images that look so beautiful in your preview gallery, are muddy, awkwardly trimmed and in just a couple of years, faded. 

All my products are handcrafted to the highest quality standards using archival inks which quite simply means, they will last a lifetime. 

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A session fee of $300 is due upon booking to secure your session date and time and includes the following:

     *   Your photography session (up to 90 minutes) at your family home, or one of my recommended outdoor locations

     *   Beautifully edited, colour-corrected images to preview in a private online gallery

     *   Feature blog to share with family and friends

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Your guide to a lifestyle photography session

A session with Lightsmith Images is less a photography session, more a photography experience.  I often hear comments afterwards like "man, that wasn't as hard as I thought it would be", or "gosh, that was actually fun!" You are afforded the rare opportunity to simply "be" with your partner, your kids, your pets - whoever may be included in your session - and for that reason it's not uncommon to walk away from this session feeling recharged, energised and just plain great.