Full Studio Sessions

Not everyone can make it to the Mini Sessions on the scheduled days, and some sessions just don’t lend themselves to a quick and easy turnaround (cake smash, anyone?)  If you find yourself needing some flexibility, this might be your answer! 

You let us know what theme you’d like and what your availability is, and we can create a studio session just for you! 

COST: $180 includes your own themed studio session and one digital image of your choice.  Additional images are $30 each and chosen at the time of your session. Most people will spend about $400 – $500 all up – but you don’t have to!

Here are some studio ideas:

New Born and Family

Some families may need a bit of extra time, or may not be able to come in during the scheduled family days.

A new baby can take a bit of time to feed, clean and settle for a photo. This means that the quick sessions can be a bit hit and miss sometimes.

This is where Full Studio Sessions come into their own. We don’t do ultra posed baby photos, we just try to keep it as natural as possible.

Let us give your family the time to make some beautiful portraits.

Cake Smash

So you’re turning one and you love cake, right? Do you even dare to dream that you can have an entire cake to yourself? We can make it so!

Bring your cute little self into the studio, and either your Mum or Nan can make the cake, or we can get a professional cake made, just for you. It’s yummy and it’s messy and you don’t even have to share your cake.

Sessions are $180 without cake, or $250 with a Sweet Creations cake. Bookings can be made for a weekday that suits you (and me!)

Art Sessions

Feel like getting creative? Let’s go.

This is great for little girls and boys, women or maternity. Let’s go flowers, wind machine and music.

We can help organise hair and makeup if you like as well!

Stuff to know about Full Studio Sessions

  • Studio sessions are for up to 6 people and run for about 45 minutes all up.
  • You will have the opportunity to choose your images at the time of your session.
  • You’ll have the option of several different styles and backdrops, please let us know before you come what you’d like to start with so we can have it ready to go when you arrive.
  • If anyone is sick, please let me know and we’ll postpone the session to another time. No one wants photos of a sick person on their wall!
  • You can probably bring in your pet, but please check with me first!
  • $180 Payment is required at the time of booking your session. ($250 if we’re including a cake)
  • If you’d like more images during your session, the images are $30 each and must be paid for on the day of your session.
  • Full resolution digital images will be ready within a couple of days and you’ll be sent a link to download them.
  • We do have beautiful print and canvas options available also!

Location Portrait Sessions

Let’s get out and about!  

Location portrait sessions are tailored to you and your family.  At a time that suits your family and the light, we photograph you in a location that might be special or significant to you, or has fabulous light and scenery.  Location sessions generally take about 45 minutes, and I spend time playing with the kids and warming up those who would rather not be in front of the camera (it’s ok, you’re not alone there).  We follow the light and take loads of photos.

Within a week or two of the session, at a time that suits you, we will have an ordering session where you’ll be able to choose the images and products you’d like. This takes roughly an hour, and it’s important that all decision makers are present. You can order amazing fine art prints, canvases – or even have your images designed into a beautiful Queensberry album. 

COST:

Location Portrait sessions are

  • Simple Ten: $495 and include 10 digital images of your choice, additional images are $55 each.
  • Full Digital Collection: $790 includes the entire collection of images (usually 30+ images)

Location sessions are mostly available on week days only and for family of up to 6 people. Let me know if you have a bigger family, or if you’d like to tweak the packages to suit your needs in some way.

Email us: info@chunkyllama.co.nz and we’ll get you booked in!

Here are some ways you can use a location portrait session:

New born and family at home

To me, newborns and home go hand in hand. I love to focus on the real life aspect of this precious time, so that you’ll look back and remember how these fleeting weeks felt, as well as how your baby looked.

This is not a super posed shoot, this is a more organic look at your young family.

Rarangi

This is a great place for slightly older kids. There are usually places with great light, but the start or the end of the day is infinitely the best time to be there for light.

We’ll probably plan our session a couple of hours before sunset if you want the beach look.

Pollard Park

This is the go-to for outside portraits in Blenheim.

It’s got the path with the big trees for brilliant framing, and we generally walk a loop of about 800 meters or so and stop in several places where the light is good.

This means that the kids are kept busy and feel like it’s a fun outing, not told to stand in one place and behave for an extended time. If we make the experience fun, the photos will be much better.

Another good option is to go to the bottom of Quail Stream at the base of the Wither Hills, it’s best a couple of hours before sunset as the light is soft as the paths aren’t in full sun.

Stuff to know about Location Sessions
  • Studio sessions are for up to 6 people and run for about 45 minutes all up.
  • The location can be anywhere in the wider Blenheim area. If you let me know what kind of images you like, I can give you some pretty good suggestions.
  • If you choose the Simple Ten option, you will have the opportunity to choose your images at an ordering session in the studio.
  • If anyone is sick, please let me know and we’ll postpone the session to another time. No one wants photos of a sick person on their wall!
  • You can probably bring in your pet, but please check with me first!
  • Payment is required at the time of booking your session.
  • If you choose the Simple Ten option and then decide that you want the whole collection of images after all (don’t worry this happens ALL THE TIME) you can upgrade your package at any stage.
  • Full resolution digital images will be ready within a week of your ordering session and you’ll be sent a link to download them.
  • We do have beautiful print and canvas options available also!

Email us: info@chunkyllama.co.nz and we’ll get you booked in!