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2021 Price Guide

 for newborns

Photographer & Filmmaker | Adelaide

My philosophy

My philosophy

IF YOU WERE TO SCROLL THROUGH YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW, HOW MANY PHOTOS ARE THERE OF YOU WITH YOUR NEW BABY AND 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.

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All the reasons why

But why hire me?

IT'S ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN PHOTOS

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 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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Before booking my first family session with Chantel I had seen some of her photos from other sessions and I knew I wanted the same vibe. Casual, organic and full of love. Her photos have a calmness about them which I just love.

That calmness is very much in line with how Chantel is as a photographer. Instantly putting her subjects at ease and making them smile. Gently guiding and coaxing them to get such sublime photos. I have now had 3 different sessions with Chantel (family, newborn and wedding) and will always ask her to capture any milestone that I may have in the future.

 

Thank you Chantel.

- Christine

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 photos 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 natural, authentic and simple. I won't be posing you, it won't be awkward and if there is older siblings, they 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

Simple Memories

your 60-90 minute session

15 high resolution digital images delivered to you in a private online gallery

$450

Can't pick your favourites?

Optional Upgrade - Your whole story

Upgrade to the full gallery of 70+ images

two x 8x10" fine art prints

OR

a $50 gallery print credit

a bonus 3-5 minute handcrafted slideshow of the best photos from your session

+ $250

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 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 of each session to get a family portrait. I still will not ask you to look at the camera and smile. Instead i'll use a couple of prompts 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 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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