Real moments of your family together being yourselves. 

If you have been wanting photos of you and your loved ones that are relaxed, natural, unposed and beautiful, capturing your real personalities during a short and sweet visit to a lovely coastal location, I’m happy to let you know I’ll be conducting mini sessions at Balmoral Beach and it’s neighbouring Edwards Beach as the weather warms up.

It could be exploring rock pools, watching the beach and ocean from up on Rocky Point Island, relaxing on the sand by beautiful sandstone formations or playing in the sand while having a laugh and a cuddle with your partner or kids and getting a chance to tell them what you love about them. 

Below are all the details and terms and conditions for the mini sessions. Once you submit the form below I will confirm your session time and then forward an invoice for the session fee which will need to be paid upfront in order to secure your booking.

OFFER

SATURDAY 18th DECEMBER

Session length

Each session is 20 minutes long. Please do your best to be on time because it will have a knock on effect on the other bookings.

What do we receive?

  • 15+ digital images in a personalised online viewing gallery for download as low and high resolution images 
  • option to purchase prints through your online gallery

Fee

The total fee is $280 (session fee of $100 to secure your spot, and $180 due when your online viewing gallery has been revealed). Once you return the form below I will forward an invoice for the session fee which will need to be paid to secure your booking. Prints can be purchased at an additional cost through your online gallery.

LOCATION

Balmoral and Edwards Beaches, Mosman

Disclaimer

Beaches and coastal formations changes daily and there cannot be a guarantee on the state of the beach during your photo session. Regardless, there are many lovely options around the beach for us to use.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?

I love really natural and unposed photographs. Photos that are real representations of a person just being themselves. I like to chat to you first and get to know a little about you and give your children a chance to warm up. I like to ask questions when I’m taking photographs to get people to relax and look at each other. I love photographs where people connect with each other. Please don’t tell your children what to do unless it is a matter of safety. Too much instruction on children tends to close them down and a little of the fun is lost. My sessions are best when they are unscripted and filled with connection and movement. I’ll then take some photos and it’ll be all done. My sessions are very low pressure and I don’t like to do much posing. I’ll move around you while you’re spending the time together. I’ll share a preview with you within 48 hours.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

Whatever you feel comfortable in with the location and that reflects you, as you want to be feeling good and relaxed. I suggest wearing what you would if you were going to that location anyway. I don’t recommend matching outfits – i.e. all jeans and white shirts, just be yourselves. It’s a good idea to avoid clothing with large brand names and writing all across them. The most important thing tho is that everyone feels comfortable and happy to be themselves.

WHAT IF MY CHILDREN WON’T CO-OPERATE OR HAVE A TANTRUM?

I have a five year old and a three year old so I completely understand that you can never tell what will happen on a particular day, so I encourage people to let children be themselves. I recommend that children have had something to drink and eat before the session which can generally help keep them in a better mood and that your chosen session time isn’t at a time your child would normally be napping. Too much fussing or directing can result in tantrums or clamming up as they can get overwhelmed which can then stress out the rest of the family. The loveliest images, I find, are ones where people are being themselves without guidance – real moments and connection. There is no pressure to perform during the session and if you want to take a few minutes as a time out, we can do that. I’m a fan of real life moments, the messy, emotional and imperfect things in our lives that result in beautiful connections. These images are best as real representations of you and your family in the now.

WHEN WILL WE GET OUT PHOTOS?

Within 2-3 weeks of the session you will receive a link to an online gallery where you can view your photos. You will also be able to share your selected images with family and friends and download them as low and high resolution files. I aim to have galleries delivered within 2 weeks, but sometimes I’m unable to do so. If you order prints these can take at least 3 weeks to be delivered.

CAN WE GET ALBUMS OR FRAMED PRINTS?

Once you have viewed your online gallery of images you can place orders for printed products with your selected images. I offer framed prints, custom designed boutique lay flat albums, thank you cards and a range of other products.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Model Release

I grant to the Photographer, Sylvie Iles, the right to take photographs of myself and my children as deemed fit by the Photographer. I authorise the Photographer to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that the Photographer may use such photographs for any lawful purpose, including such purposes as publicity, advertising, competitions and web content. If you do not agree to this clause please indicate by using the buttons above. Model release is a personal decision and your choice. I don’t name or tag clients unless they choose to themselves or without prior discussion and I am always sensitive with the images I do share.

Payment

Upon payment, the Photographer will reserve the time and date agreed upon by both parties. Prices are non-negotiable and only guaranteed once the invoice has been paid. Payment can be made via e-transfer and by PayPal.

Refunds

If your digital images are damaged or lost prior to viewing your gallery for any reason the Photographer will return the fee in full. No refunds will be given for dissatisfaction with your images. There are no refunds or exchanges on any digital products. If the mini session date falls within lockdown or travel restrictions imposed by NSW Health orders due to COVID, fees will be refunded. 

COVID Safe Policy

The Photographer operates a COVID safe business and is required to confirm all adults at sessions prior to December 1st are double vaccinated as per guidance from NSW Health and public health orders. The photographer is vaccinated and will require the client to check in on the day. 

Illness & Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather conditions or illness, the Photographer and Client will discuss and agree how best to proceed and, if necessary, reschedule the date.

Cancellation

If Client requests to reschedule, or cancel this agreement 8 or more calendar days before the session date, the fee will be applied to a mutually agreed upon rescheduled date. Cancellation within 7 days or less of the scheduled session or failure to show up at a scheduled session will result in the fee being forfeited.

Delivery

Images will be made available for viewing and selection within 2-3 weeks of the session. The client will select their 5 favourite images for direct download and personal use. Additional images can be purchased from the gallery for $20 per digital file or the entire gallery for $100

Reproduction and Copyright

The Photographer shall own the copyright in all images created and shall have exclusive right to make reproductions for, including but not limited to, portfolio use, marketing materials, sample products, competitions, editorial submissions and use or for display within or on the Photographer’s website, Facebook or social media channels. It is understood that any duplication or alteration of original images is strictly prohibited without the written permission of the Photographer.

Client’s Usage

The Clients shall only use the images, including digital files, in accordance with the permissions within this agreement. The Client’s images are for personal use only and shall not be submitted to contests, reproduced for commercial use or authorise for reproductions by parties other than the Photographer.

Creative Licence

Images are edited at the Photographer’s discretion. The Photographer reserves the creative right to edit and release only those deemed creditable as professional in quality within the Photographer’s artistic standards. It is prohibited for the Client or any other parties to make further creative edits to the photographs once the images have been delivered.

Backup and Storage

It is the Client’s responsibility to keep copies of any digital files in more than one location, and frequently back the images up on another format such as a hard drive. After the images have been delivered to the Client, the Photographer assumes no responsibility for maintaining said images or keeping backup copies.

Limitation of Liability

The Photographer’s entire liability to the Client, above-named models, or other companions for claim, loss, or injury arising from the Photographer’s performance or negligence is limited to a refund to the Client in the amount paid for services. If the Photographer is unable to perform this agreement due to illness, emergency, fire, casualty, strike, act of God or cases beyond the control of the Photographer, the Photographer and Client shall make every attempt to reschedule the session. If a reschedule is unable to be agreed upon, the Photographer will return the deposit to the client and have no further liability. Futher, if the Photographer is unable to delivery photographic materials due to technological malfunctions, including but not limited to camera and processing, otherwise lost or damages without fault of the Photographer, liability shall be limited. The Photographer reserves the right to cancel this contract for any reason. Care of children at outdoor locations and in-home is entirely the responsibility of the parent/career. If a child climbs a tree/wall, for example, I will be thinking about the photo opportunity and it is up to you to supervise your child. Please ensure you are comfortable with your surrounds at all times.