Before the Session

I will ask for a session fee to reserve your session date. Then I will send you an information packet with helpful tips to prepare for your session. I will also send you a questionnaire to help me get to know your family and prepare for your session. In this questionnaire, I may include some fun “homework” for your family to complete. Don’t worry, it’s optional, but beware it can be lots of fun and make your session extra special.

Before your session we will have your pre session consultation. This can be over the phone, or in at your home.  I will use this time to get to know your family and children better. I also like to ask how you might imagine displaying your images.  This information helps me know what kinds of images you are after and how best to structure your session. I will also answer any questions you may have. Such as what to wear, how the session will run, anything you can think of.


The Session

Every session is unique. Please allow up to 2 hours for a session (or up to 4 hours for a newborn session). The session time really depends on our goals for the session and also on your children. Some children warm up easily and some children need a bit more time. I don’’t like to force the session, so I appreciate it if you don’t have something you need to rush to after the session. We take plenty of time for rests, cuddles and snacks.

Number one thing to remember is to relax and be ready to have lots of fun with your loved ones. Leave all the hard work to me!

If I ask you to sit as a family and just let you sit ... don’t worry. Just have fun together. Enjoy these 2 hours you have without laundry ... computers ... iPhones ... or whatever other distractions take us away from our beautiful children. This is your family time ... and I am here just to help you capture these special moments. So just sit back ... watch your children and enjoy. Oh and smile :)

Even when everything seems to go pear shaped, remember to smile. Because the crazy moments usually create some of the most beautiful and precious portraits.


After the Session

Approximately 2-3 weeks after the session I will send you an email with your on-line gallery and password. This gallery is accessed through my website and is available for 1 week. The gallery can be shared with family and friends. During this week, I will help you find the perfect way to display your beautiful images. After your order has been submitted and confirmed with payment you should receive your photographs or other products within 3 -6 weeks. Delivery time depends on product ordered.

All Ordering Sessions are held at my residential studios at 25 Bellavista Road, Glen Iris. During the consultation I will help you find the perfect way to enjoy your images for years to come. I will have a selection of sample products for your experience. It is highly recommended that both parents attend the session. This enables you to have time to focus on your beautiful family images and then perhaps have a quite coffee together afterwards before heading home. 

Your order is due at the completion of your Ordering Session. Any orders made after the Ordering Session may incur a $100 rescheduling fee.

Payment is due at the time of placing the order. If there is an issue with payment, please contact me for options.


To find out more and to request my Portrait Art and Pricing Guide, contact me 0423 760 33 or gray@simplygray.com.au. I would love to tell you more.