Hunting for faries and playing pirates in spectacular Hawke's Bay landscapes is Eva's favourite hobby. Location family sessions with young children are where kids can use their imagination in a wild, completely unposed way. Eva's family portrait photography is not about creating a record of how you and your family looked during a moment in time, but capturing the magic of what it meant to hang out as a family, to love each other and to laugh together. And as big kids grow into young adults, straight-up, real-life portraits that are simple but powerful are what Eva's work is all about.
1. FAMILY SESSIONS $895
This session is about relationships, and illustrating how they were for you as a family at one moment in time. It includes children, parents and, if you like, grandparents. Eva will spend time shooting you together as a family, creating candid portraits of your children individually and together with Mum and Dad. You'll receive around 60 high resolution images on USB, a hosted slideshow and an A1 signed fine art print. Some families do a session like this every year or bi-annually to create a professional, beautiful catalogue of life over the formative years.
2. INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN $595
It's playtime! Eva will spend time having fun with your child in an outdoors environment where there is room to express big personalities and tap into the imagination. The collection of 40 images on USB will capture your child's spirit and personality and tell a little story about life as it was in that moment. Parents can choose to play in front of the camera too, if they want to. The USB and hosted online slideshow comes with your favourite image an A1 signed fine art print. For children aged one year old and up.
3. NEWBORNS & BABIES $595
Eva's style of newborn photography is candid and natural, with a focus on shooting your new baby at home where you are all most relaxed, and in your hands rather than in a staged studio environment with props. As with all sessions, you will receive a USB (with around 40 images), a hosted slideshow and a signed A1 fine art print. Eva also shoots maternity photography - please enquire.
Family sessions are available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between October-May (wedding season) and on weekends or mid-week during winter/spring (June-September). Sessions last about an hour and are scheduled around the best light (8-8.30am or 3.30-4pm in autumn/winter/spring and 6-7pm in summer).
The best locations are those with special family memories, or where the sun position really enhances the creativity and ability to play together. Eva will discuss this with you before your session.
Clothing should reflect who you are, but if you are uncertain, go for simple, classic clothing in a muted palette avoiding bold prints, logos and loud colours. It's about you, not what you're wearing. When you're choosing what to wear, consider a colour pop or hue that ties you together as a family and consider the seasons and colours of nature during that time of year.
All sessions include a USB with high resolution digital images (which you can share, print and enlarge), a hosted slideshow to share your family story with others, and your favourite image as a signed fine art print, at A1 size which when framed is big enough to be a significant piece of art work for your home. Ultimately, Eva's goal is that you have that beautifully printed piece of art on your wall for the rest of your life and love it more as every year passes. Even better, you add to your family art collection each year or every few years as your family grows and changes.