I'm the first person to say that I am NOT the photographer for everyone. My desire is to capture real connection and joy. I don't do stiff and awkward poses so if you're looking for a traditional session where everyone sits still and looks directly at the camera the whole time, that's not me.
I work best with fun loving, adventurous families who are always up for a new experience and a laugh. If you love getting playful and silly with your kids and always have your eye on the next awesome adventure you can take together, look no further, we're going to get on like a house on fire.
I photograph families all over Switzerland. Check out some of my favourite locations here.
Honestly, the sooner the better!
In addition to my family photos, I keep very busy making gorgeous school photos for a handful of private schools all over Switzerland, limiting the number of weekends I'm available for family sessions, especially in Spring. Mountain sessions have limited availability in Spring and early Winter when the mountain lifts are closed. In summer, an overnight stay on top of the mountain location is required. City sessions are available year round.
Sessions are usually booked out six to nine months in advance, especially mountain experiences.
1000% YES! Especially in Summer. Endless blue skies and emerald green grass are a photographers dream.
What is not so wonderful for my photos is the haze. When it is very warm in Switzerland, the haze increases and the vibrancy of the valley and mountain views is lost behind the opaque haze.
To overcome this, I recommend an overnight stay on the mountain so we can shoot during the golden hour, arguably the best light of the day. As the mountain lifts close many hours before golden hour, it is best to book accommodation at our location. Let's arrange a time to chat and I would be happy to talk you through some locations and lodging options.
When you book with me, you will receive a comprehensive Preparation and Style Guide that I wrote especially for my clients. It is full of helpful style tips and covers colours, patterns, fabrics and accessories.
As you pull your outfits together, you are always welcome to send me a snapshot of what you've put together if you feel you need a second opinion.
The best style advise I can give you though is to always be yourself! Now is not the time to flirt with a new style, your comfort zone is the best zone!
As a wife and mum of two, I understand this genuine concern!
My sessions are designed to be engaging and fun so even the most stubborn toddler, strong willed teenager and surly spouse cannot help but jump in and join the fun.
In my experience, because I give my families permission to be silly and playful, everyone seems to relax and melt into the moment, without a second care about the camera, just the way I want it to be.
A good weather forecast is the final detail we need to fall into place for our session.
As we close in on our scheduled session date, I am watching the weather very closely to determine if it will be fine enough to proceed with our plans. It is very rare to be completely rained out of our planned session date, however if it's not looking great in the days leading up to our session, I am in constant communication with you to reschedule either our time and/or our session date.
I strongly reccommned keeping your calendar free the entire weekend of our scheduled shoot just in case we need to be flexible with our time because of less than ideal weather.
I believe a professional photo session is an investment that only grows in value over time.
My fee includes so much more than just a photo sitting. A session with me is a full service experience. So, although my fees are not cheap, I do provide great value by taking care of all the finer details for you!
My packages not only include a full gallery of kick arse photos of your family, but they also include the item you want most, the digital files with full print release.
You can download my Pricing Guide here for immediate access to my collections and all the goodies I have carefully selected and deemed worthy enough for my clients to confidently invest in.
It should go without saying, but sadly we still live in a world where many people are still marginalised and discriminated against and may wonder if they are included in this message. I believe in inclusivity, diversity & representation to my core and will happily photograph you no matter your skin colour or ethnicity. I also believe love is love is love and if you are a LBGTQ+ family, you are welcome here.