Baby, Toddler, Children and Teenager Session Information
We offer styled studio sessions for babies who are sitting independently but not yet crawling and outdoor on-location sessions for babies who are established crawlers and walkers.
Our approach is simple. We engage children on their level by engaging them in activities that appeal to their senses and stage of development. Toddlers are busy little bees who love to explore everything. Authentic smiles and candid expressions come naturally when they are given the freedom to explore their natural surrounds. We use a play based approach and are welll equipped for to capture little ones who love to run. Shorter power sessions work best with toddlers.
We've worked with a number of children with special needs ranging from Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Physical disabilities and vision impairment. From time to time we offer themed mini sessions, glitter sessions and street or sports themed photography for teens.
Sitter sessions are for babies who are sitting independently or for babies over four months who can push up from a tummy position.. Sitter sessions designed around your baby's development stage and held in studio. Sessions include specialty sourced props, accessories and backdrops to choose from. Shorter power sessions work best with this age group and generally last up to one hour. We offer both full sessions (up to an hour) and mini sessions (30 minutes).
Despite the label, these illusive little creatures are far from terrible and produce the most stunning photographs. By age two, most children are walking and establishing their language and gross motor skills. With this comes a new sense of independence which can often be confronting for children who do not yet understand their feelings and don't quite know the words to express them. There is a inner conflict happening between their need for independence and their need to still feel close, as they have done for countless hours as a baby snuggled against a parent. We draw on those two needs to produce genuine, authentic, un-rehearsed smiles and are well equipped to capture them candidly exploring their world. Shorter power sessions work best for this age group and we aim to have the session finished in under an hour.
Enter the world of imaginary play. During our pre-session phone consultation we aim to find out a little about your child(ren) and their interests. We learn about their personality and those funny little things about them as parents we want to remember. We incorporate our knowledge of your childs personality into imaginary play, nature play and fun activities to draw out your child's personality and make the experience less of a "sit here and smile" experience and more of a fun adventure for them.
Teens have a greater sense of independence and like toddlers are establishing their own personal identity, self-esteem and working out where they fit in the world. It can be an extreemly confronting and challenging time for them and for you too. We involve teens in the creative process designing a conceptual shoot exploring the emergence of identity with the aim to make teens feel good about themselves by changing how they see themselves on the inside by showing them the amazing person those closest to them see on the outside.
How we help you prepare
Regardless of what stage of life your family is at or how your family is structured, the countless little moments you share make your story unique. Our first step is to talk to you. What adventures have you shared, what family stories do you have, what traditions do you share, what funny little things do your kids do, what struggles have you faced and how would you like to remember those moments in years to come? We'll find out a little about the decor in your home so that we can guide you on locations that best suit your lifestyle. We'll help you coordinate colours and textures and assist you to style your families wardrobe from things you already have. We can provide advice on natural looking hair and make-up and guide you on what bring and how to prepare young children. No one enjoys stepping in front of a camera and we all have little things we don't like about our appearance. Our aim is to provide you with an end product that you'll love and for this reason we will talk about any insecurities or wish lists during your pre-consultation to ensure your family is presented in a desireable way.
When will our photos be ready
Most of the magic happens before and after the session with the largest portion of your session spent post-processing your photos. We produce fine art through custom editing each image by hand rather than use a one click process to retouch your photos. We individually correct tiny skin imperfections, adjust colour and light then enhance the overall artistic feel of each individual photo consistent with our portfolio. Your fully re-touched gallery is made available approximately 20 business days (usually much sooner!) after the session for you to make your final selections. Digital only packages are delivered via a private online gallery. Print/Digital packages are viewed and ordered in person.
What products do you offer
Bronwyn Parsons Photography is one of the best affordable newborn photographers in Canberra offering just the essentials right up to full service photography, We offer both digital collections and à la carte printed products including ready to hang canvas, acyrlic wall art, wood block wall art, metal wall art, traditional framed wall art, torn edge fine art prints, Heirloom albums and beatuiful ready to frame matte boxed prints.
Do you have payment plans:
You are welcome to set up a payment plan with us and pay in installments, with the balance of your account to be paid in full prior to the release of digital images or print orders being placed.
How to book your session:
When you're ready to secure our sevices with payment of the creation fee, simply complete our online booking or contact us to express your interest and discuss your needs. We respond within 24 hours to establish dates and send an invoice for the creation fee at this time. On receiving your payment, we confirm your session by email, sending your comprehensive session information. We then commence planning and pre-session services with you