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2021 Price Guide

 for families

Photographer & Filmmaker | Adelaide

My philosophy

My philosophy

IF YOU WERE TO SCROLL THROUGH YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW, HOW MANY PHOTOS OR VIDEOS ARE THERE OF YOU WITH YOUR KIDS?

 

LIKE MOST MUMS WE ARE ALWAYS THE ONE BEHIND THE CAMERA, TRYING TO CAPTURE THAT MEMORY WE WANT TO HOLD ONTO FOREVER. I'M HERE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET IN THE FRAME TOO, TO TELL YOU NOW IS ALWAYS THE RIGHT TIME TO GET THOSE PHOTOS.

 

I'M HERE TO CELEBRATE YOU, AS A MOTHER AND AS A FAMILY. THERE IS NO BETTER WAY THAN TO PRESERVE THE NOW THAN BY DOCUMENITNG IT IN PHOTOS.

All the reasons why

But why hire me?

IT'S ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN PHOTOS AND FILMS

As a mum myself, I understand how busy life suddenly becomes, how one morning we wake up and our kids have grown, are loosing their baby teeth and going off to their first day of school. I also understand how desperately we want to slow it all down and savour them being little.

 

As a parent we put so much of ourselves into raising our children and families, that we deserve to be documented in amongst the chaos of it all. I am passionate about getting you in the frame as well, to capture your children reaching their tiny hands up to YOU to give you that cuddle.

 

I want you to look at your film and photos and be able to relive what those cuddles felt like, so we'll always have something to grasp onto and remember in the days to come.

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"We have a unique family, with 5 wyldlings who hold their own personalities strongly, making it hard to capture everyone. Chantel was amazing to capture all of us, even with the weather being cooler. We were absolutely stoked with the final pictures and have our gorgeous family shot taking centre stage on our wall, with the addition of some of our favourites. Chantel captured some magical shots, to which we will treasure always xx"

- Lea

All the reasons why

But why hire me when you could capture your family in video and photos on your phone?

Because you deserve to be in the frame too.

It’s hard to be in the frame when you’re always the one taking the videos right?

 

But also because I'm giving you space to connect as a family. Permission to unplug and reset. To slow down and love on each other. And when this happens, a special kind of magic is created and I have the ability to meet you in that place.

 

That’s why you hire me.

Because I’ll show you the moments that you didn’t even know you needed to see.
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My approach

My style and approach to each session is more of a documentary style. It's natural, authentic and simple. I won't be posing you, it won't be awkward and your children won't have to be on their best behaviour.

 

All I want for you is to enjoy your time together. Hug each other, tickle each other and play with each other - just be you.

 

I want to capture all those moments that make YOU as a family special. All those moments your children will look back on and remember how much they were loved.

What to expect

2021 Prices

Family Film

 $850

- up to 2-3 hour relaxed film and Photo session

- held in your own home to capture all that means family to you

- a 3-5 minute long film, set to royalty free music

- A bonus 5 high resolution digital images delivered to you in a private online gallery

- 2 fine art matted prints from your session,

 

-  your film delivered on a personalised USB

- The option to upgrade to your full digital photo gallery.

- up to 2-3 hour relaxed film and Photo session

- held in your own home to capture all that means family to you

- a 3-5 minute long film, set to royalty free music

- your whole gallery of high resolution digital images delivered to you in a private online gallery

- A personalised video book of your film, to grab and watch with ease!

- A personalised photo album of your digital images from your session.

 

-  your film delivered on a personalised USB

The Whole story

$1200

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A $200 session fee is required as a non-refundable deposit to hold your date, this is credited towards your chosen package, with the remainder due one week before your session date. Upgrades will be available both before and after your session.

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My clients hire me because they love my non traditional approach to family films and portraits, but some clients still want at least one good photo where everyone is together, all in the one frame.

I generally try to dedicated a couple of minutes at the beginning or end of each session to get a family portrait . I still will not ask you to look at the camera and smile. Instead we'll play a couple of games to get natural, beautiful smiles and interactions.

 

If you want a perfect, everyone looking and smiling at the camera photo - that 's not what I do, and you might find that another photographer would be a better fit for you. If you want the kids clothing perfectly clean for these photos, then I suggest we do this at the beginning of the session.

 

If you want these photos to be filled with gorgeous golden light, then we'll do this at the end of the session.

 

If you don't want this at all, easy peasy! We won't do it ;)

On the day of the session

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How to book

Thanks so much again for your interest in booking a session with me!

 

I would absolutely love to work with your family. When you're ready to book, please email me with the type of session you'd like to book, and the month you have in mind. You'll need to pay the $200 session fee as a deposit to hold your date, and then the remainder will be due one week before your session.

 

You can reach me at chantelhardingphoto@gmail.com.

My office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 9:30 - 2:30pm.

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