what is a location photoshoot?
This is a family, pregnancy or baby photoshoot held at an outdoor location during golden hour, that last hour of light just before sunset. During this time, the sun is redder and softer than when it is high in the sky. The colouring is just magical, it complements you and the entire image beautifully.
Location photoshoots are fun, relaxed and focused on capturing candid, in the moment images. Be prepared to get feet wet, chase the kids, give squeezy cuddles etc.!
What locations are available?
We have a range of locations that suit a variety of environments: beach, grassy field, wetlands & woodland. Have a look below to see what best suits you. If you are interested in a location outside of the areas below, please contact us to discuss.
edithvale, bonbeach, aspendale
grassy field - narre warren north
woodlands - chelsea
what time do location photoshoots take place?
As 'Golden hour' before sunset changes depending on the season and time of the year, please see the list below for approximate photoshoot start times:
January - 8:00pm
February - 7:45pm
March - 7:00pm
April - 5:15pm/5:30pm
May - 4:30pm/4:45pm
June - 4:30pm
July - 4:30pm/4:45pm
August - 5:00pm/5:15pm
September - 5:30pm/5:45pm
October - 7:00pm
November - 7:30pm
December - 8:00pm
As you can see, session start times can be quite late during Spring and Summer due to daylight savings time. If you have young children and are worried about bed time, sessions during Autumn and Winter (although they may be colder) might suit you better.
However, from experience, any child that is outside during a photoshoot seems to forget they were ever tired! haha! Just be sure to bring their pjs with you, saves you doing that when you get home!!
what happens if it rains?
Location sessions go ahead in all weather except for rain. We keep a close eye on the forecast, and if rain is expected we usually make a decision to postpone just before lunch on the day of your photoshoot.
In cold weather, we just work fast, rug up and use blankets to help keep you warm!