***New portrait pricing applies to bookings from January 1st 2019. For details, please contact me***
Clare Metcalf Photography is Eftpos equipped, please let me know at your session if you wish to pay via Visa/Mastercard.
FAQs & Information
Where do we have our photos taken?
The best location for your session depends on the type of session you’re having.
Styled newborn sessions are done only at my home studio in Sunbury where I have ample natural light and space to achieve the images seen in my gallery. I do not offer a mobile studio service for styled newborn sessions.
Candid, lifestyle sessions are done in your own home. These sessions suit pregnancy, newborns and families and do not involve any props or styling. I also love shooting natural, candid pregnancy and family sessions outdoors. I recommend one of the locations I use often; Riddells Creek, Sunbury, Gisborne, Keilor or the Botanic Gardens. Many of the sample images on my page are taken at one of these spots.
Do we need to choose a package before the session?
Yes please! It’s important to decide on your package choice before our session.
I will be planning and shooting your images with your final gallery in mind so to maximise variety and keep the shoot running smoothly I need to know which package you’ve selected ahead of time.
How do we know which package to choose?
My packages are designed to accommodate growing families at every stage.
For a pregnancy shoot or some milestone images of your baby you’ll probably find the Lite Pack suits you perfectly. For a family planning a styled newborn session for their 2nd or 3rd baby, The Mega Pack will ensure you cover a variety of baby, sibling and family images.
For parents who have finished growing their family and would like to capture everyone with a relaxed, fun session, the Lot Pack is a perfect collection of images that tell the story of your lives together.
How long does a session take?
This will vary depending on each shoot but on average you can allow:
45-60 mins for a pregnancy or infant session
60-90 mins for families and lifestyle sessions
2-3 hours for styled newborn sessions
When should we book a session?
Please contact me asap if you are interested in booking a shoot. Sessions are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays however as I am also a wedding photographer, weekends can be booked out months in advance.
If you are interested in a newborn session it’s very important to book during your pregnancy. I cannot always accommodate last minute newborn sessions so if you’re reading this while awaiting your bundle of joy please, please head over to the contact page now.
Can we order some prints or wall art as well?
Yes! I have a range of professional products available to compliment your chosen package. Beautiful, quality prints start at $10.
Gift vouchers are available for all occasions.
Clare is an Accredited Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and has a Diploma of Arts in Applied Photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.