forest & field
forest & field
Our Forest & Field location is one of our faves. Perfect all year round – wild blossoms in Spring, Autumn colours in Autumn, long wavy grass in Summer and flowing creeks and grass lined paths in Winter.
Our locations are specifically chosen for the direction the sun sets, the absence of carparks, bbq shelters, rubbish bins and signage in the background! It’s also relatively close to the city!
What type of sessions are best held here?
The Forest & Field sessions are ideal for families with kiddos 18 months +, when the kids need room to run and explore and be distracted by the fact we are outdoors.
Ideal of large family groups.
In Summer, newborn sessions are gorgeous here too.
How early should I book?
We only offer certain evenings during the week for our Forest & Field sessions so booking as early as possible is always best. School holidays book up very quickly.
What are the start times?
In Winter our Forest & Field Sessions start as early as 4pm, and in Summer as late as 7 pm.
Bear these start times in mind when considering sleep times for your little humans, as often Winter sessions are more conducive to happy kiddos due to the earlier start times.
Are there bathroom facilities?
The one downside of this location is the lack of public toilets. Our tip is to stop by Hungry Jacks or the OTR on the way through Blackwood.
Who can attend? Can we bring our fur baby?
These sessions are ideal for extended family sessions, however the ground can be quite muddy in Winter and it is a bit of a walk, so please consider this if elderly grandparents are wanting to attend.
Blackwood Forest is a public dog park, as such your fur baby is welcome to attend. Please know that bringing the fur baby the session does add an extra level of choas, so make sure you’re happy to embrace this!
What do we wear?
We recommend plain and simple clothing, taking inspiration from the colours in nature. Textures work beautifully in Winter – knits and scarves and cardigans. In Summer, gorgeous dresses, hats and chinos are perfection.
We have a gorgeous selection of dresses in our studio wardrobe and you are welcome to choose from anything in our range, and we can bring it along.
Plain and simple works best, anything that you feel fabulous in. For partners, anything co-ordinating with you is perfect – keep it simple and steer clear of any large checks, spots, stripes or logos. If in doubt, just get in touch and we can help co-ordinate the whole family if you need.
Should I have my hair and make up done?
This is completely up to you, however we do find that mumma’s who invest a little bit in themselves, feel just that little bit more fabulous in front of the camera. And how you feel is what it’s all about at the end of the day!
So if it’s a good excuse to find 45 minutes to escape to be pampered, then go for it!
How much are Forest & Field sessions?
All our sessions are $285.
This covers your photographer’s time and talent capturing your gorgeous images, and an in studio Design and Ordering Appointment. Your session also includes one 8×10″ matted art print of your choice. (the session fee does not include digital files, these are available to purchase)
You can then choose to order additional prints and products, including digital files, from our Studio Catalogue. We go through this in detail at your Design and Ordering Appointment, however to give you a rough idea, most of our families spend around $2000.
There is no minimum spend, and no obligation to purchase. However, you WILL LOVE your images, so please make sure you discuss our pricing with your partner and all decision makers prior to booking.
How do I book?
You can jump on the studio’s calendar linked below, choose a Forest & Field session.
In order to secure your date and time, we require the session fee to be paid in full, however this is able to be rescheduled in the event of illness, covid or bad weather*
*studio discretion. T&C’s apply.
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