Nervous? Don't be!

 Your family photos don't have to be the old style everyone looks at the camera type images - our motto: Let's just roll with it!

Your family photos don't have to be the old style everyone looks at the camera type images - our motto: Let's just roll with it!

Let's face it - it's not everyday that the average person heads into a photography studio to have professional photos captured. Even if it's your newborn or family coming in for the shoot it can still create a sense of nervousness of the unknown within you. 

We get it. And we pride ourselves on creating a calm and fun environment for you and your loved ones. From the warm welcome on the phone or by email upon your first contact with us to the moment you leave our studio with your finished artwork in hand - we are all about fostering that trusting relationship. 

We are both Mum's with young children and know how stressful it can be to even just leave the house with a newborn or other children. This is why we offer as much as information as possible prior to your shoot so that you know exactly what to expect in terms of your shoot - a step by step guide around sleep tips for those arriving with a newborn, a complete list of what to bring with you and a detailed guide around what will happen during the shoot. 

If you're coming in for a shoot in our Lower Hutt studio you'll be pleased to know it's located under Laura's home so has that homely vibe to it. We have a comfortable sitting area for you to relax and watch the magic as it happens, we even have a water cooler and of course gorgeous art work around for you to take a look at while you wait if it's not yourself that is part of the shoot.

For those a little apprehensive around someone else handling their baby - rest assured your precious baby is in great hands with Laura. Some would say she is a bit of a baby whisperer and I've often heard parents remarking in her ability to calm their child and joke around how they need to at home with them! The studio is kept warm and peaceful - all in aiding your baby to remain sleepy.

If it's a maternity shoot you're having we've both been the large pregnant woman before. You may not feel beautiful. You may feel like you're about to explode. It's our job to capture your beauty even when you don't feel it right then and there and through specific guidance around posing Laura will produce images that will have you realising your true beauty!

Family shoot can stir up a feeling of anxiousness also - will by child cooperate? Will everyone all smile at the same time? Will my toddler spill something on their outfit on the way there? Again, we've both been there. Organising your family can be a difficult task to say the least - however the best images are those that are real in the moment depictions of what your family is like day to day. No longer do family photos have to be the simple everyone looks at the camera at the same time style photo - capturing real-life moments of play, happiness, cheekiness and fun make for some absolutely gorgeous real memories. Our motto - lets just roll with it!

No matter the style of shoot you are interested in, our approach is of course professional, but with a casual and personable flair.

You're in good company with us, so relax. Let us get to know you and your family and lets make some magic together!

Larissa + Laura.

Laura Smith