Katrina Christ Photographer - from Pregnancy to Grandparents + FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
As well as technical know-how, my more than 25 years’ photography experience gives me the ability to handle any situation. Relax and trust the process, I am a professional and this is what I specialise in. This is my HAPPY place 💖
"I would love to have photos but I HATE having my photo taken" - I can't count the amount of times I have heard this! Please don't stress I am a professional photographer of 25+ years, I keep things running smoothly and make it super quick and fun. I want you leaving loving it all!
"I am worried that I look overweight." - Trust me, I will find your most flattering angle, truly this is what I do, just relax and leave it all to me. I have always carried weight, so I get how important it is to love you in photos.
"My kids can be a little naughty at times and I am worried I won't get any good photos" - I have been photographing families for over 25 years and I can say hand on my heart that I am the EXPERT in this area. And don't worry because I still capture amazing photos even if they are a little cheeky ( I secretly love it )
" I'm not sure what to wear "- Keep it simple, white tops and jeans or white dresses, or white pants and white tops. Different necklines are best. Wear what you feel great in, and Katrina does have a gorgeous white boho large dress you can borrow.
"What if I spend the money but I don't love my photos" - Don't worry, please tell me at the design appointment and if you don't love your photos I will re-shoot at my cost!
" I'm nervous about additional costs " - I believe in complete transparency. My packages are ALL inclusive so you know exactly what's included and what's not. There are no nasty surprises.
We can start Your Family's Love Journey right from the beginning, from pregnancy through to Generational Photography!
Please include as many people as you like at each session, there is no extra charge, it's important to have those most precious to you in your photos.
36 is a beautiful time to have a maternity shoot, your belly should be beautiful and round by then, no later if possible due to risk of your baby coming early.
If you want to do some nude pregnancy photography it is best not to wear underwear so that you don't leave marks on your skin.
Artistic nudes capture the shape of pregnancy and are taken to be classic and tasteful.
We understand that you still want to look slim and gorgeous, I love the curves of the female form.
What to wear - white crop tops or singlet and white knickers or boy leg, jeans and mans white shirt can look great too. White lacy robes are divine and gorgeous and sexy, white flowing dresses work beautifully as well.
If you are including your partner in the photo shoot maybe Dad with no shirt as well and wearing jeans.
If you have kids, definitely include them , they are simply too delicious and funny, adorable love love them.
New Born 0‐4 weeks
For first time parents these early weeks can be full on and exhausting, be reassured we take our time and give you the time you need.
If baby needs a feed or a cuddle ,that is fine. We aim for a mix of awake and sleeping photos if possible.
Mum and dad may like to do some beautiful nude skin on skin photos, one of my favourites. You could wear a bandeau that can be low and you still get the lovely skin with baby. We love the small details, little toes and tiny fingers, squishy bottoms.
What to wear - little white onesies , long or short sleeved, the more skin we see the better and little nudies are so precious.
3 months old baby
Your baby is chubby and smiley now and very interactive. She / he may like tummy time and might be rolling over. They have lost that new newborn look, each stage is so precious. We are after a mix of family photos, photos with mum and baby, photos of dad and baby, if there are siblings snuggly photos with baby and sibling, and of course beautiful portraits of baby on their own.
What to wear, I would still do white baby suit, or white singlet (skivvy in winter) and jeans, and nude because you may want to capture those chubby rolls and thighs.
6 Month old Baby - 1 year
They might be sitting up by now, and loving tummy time, which is so good for building up strength in their arms. Some might be rocking on their hands and knees. They will start to really concentrate on small detail now and will want to touch everything. You might be getting big giggles and even talking. Babies are different and they all do it at their own time and pace. We are there to document this for you. Again our plan is to photograph YOUR baby doing what they do and really capturing their unique essence, so that in the future when you look back upon these precious photos, the memories will come flooding back.
What to wear - white singlets and shorts, little white dresses (sometimes tricky as their movement can be restricted), little white pants with frills.
Have you thought about photographing your whole generation. We tend to photograph a lot around Christmas when all the family is together, my brother lived overseas for 12 years and when we caught up every few years I would rally our whole family together for updated family Generation photos. Firstly the whole family, then grandparents and grandchildren, grandchildren together, grandparents and their kids,each family and then grandparents on their own. The whole experience is super fun and another wonderful way to get everyone together. So special!
What to wear - everyone in jeans and white tops, different necklines work best, choose clothes you love and feel great in, for you that may be a simple white t shirt, for others it might be a gorgeous classic collared blouse.
Your Growing Family
With each addition to your family we can be there to capture the preciousness of your toddler loving their new little sister or bother. The family dynamic changes, some parents find it harder adjusting from their first to their second, some their second to their third and so on.
We understand this, we know families, we understand family dynamics.
So don't worry if your baby cries at the shoot and needs feeding, we will give you the time you need.
Don't worry if your two year old throws a tantrum, its not the first and it won't be the last, it simply doesn't bother us.
Don't stress if someone has a pimple, a scratch, a bruise, or a cold sore, we can remove these in photo shop.
What happens at your Family Photo shoot.
We aim to make this easy for you, we take all the stress out if it for you and make it simply FUN and QUICK.
We have street parking that is safe and easy to get kids in and out of cars.
Lots of space to spread out and a play area for the kids while Mum is having her makeup done and an AMAZING COFFEE MACHINE ( yes I am obsessed with coffee, really strong good Genovese coffee ) I also have an enormous range of teas for the tea lovers.
The photo shoot itself is done outside at the front of my home studio utilising the most divine natural light EVER , its all about the LIGHT
I do also have two little poochies who want to photo bomb literally every family photo shoot haahahaa, don't worry they are kept out the back and are only invited in for cuddles if you'd like.
Choosing and ordering your Photos
I love to download and edit and proof pretty much the same day if I can, so they are ready for you within a few days of the shoot.
Your design consultation takes 1-2 hours, you may only take 40 min if you are a quick decision maker but I like to allow you enough time so when you leave, you are completely satisfied with your purchasing decisions. It is at this appointment, that payment is taken and then your order is ready in approx 4 weeks.
Katrina Christ Photographer: We guarantee you'll absolutely love your photos or we will re-shoot at our cost!
Our terms and conditions
Katrina Christ Photographer reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as, but not limited to, the use in advertising, reproduction, and copyright. All images are copyrighted by Katrina Christ Photographer ,even those you purchase. Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after your session. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. By hiring Katrina Christ Photographer , you agree to these terms
Family, love, creativity and contentedness are the reasons I do what I do.