Outdoor Family Photography

You’re looking for a professional photographer in the Caboolture region who knows what it’s like to have kids, will make the shoot fun and easy and can capture your family’s awesomeness – well that’s what I do!

Your photography session is all about spending quality time together and getting beautiful photos of your family. Whether it's your first family portrait, to update the family portrait, a special occasion or event, I promise you will enjoy yourselves and get gorgeous photos to put on the wall.  Family photo shoots take place outdoors, at home, or anywhere you like.  Many families opt for a portrait session at their local park but there are hundreds of places to visit in the greater Moreton Bay Region. 

I’ve been a photographer for  quite some time now but the love of photographing my kids is what got me into family photography. My style is relaxed, candid, and natural. I love capturing all the fleeting and special moments for my awesome families, and the best thing about being a family photographer is that I get to have a good laugh on the shoots.

I offer a full service from preparation to print and can guide you through all the options to display your family portraits.  Keep scrolling down the page to learn about the family portrait experience.


Outdoor Family Photography Preparation Guide

Download a copy of the Outdoor Family Photography preparation guide to learn about choosing the right location and choosing what to wear.  We also discuss what to bring, what to expect on the day, with what happens after the shoot and how to display your family portraits.  I hope this guide triggers some ideas and helps make your next outdoor family portrait session a great experience.

Outdoor Family Photography Preparation guide by Stuart C Photography for Caboolture and the Greater Moreton Bay Region

Thanks Stuart for the wonderful family photos! We will truly cherish them forever!
— Julia S
Stuart clearly loves what he does and takes the time to ensure everything is the best it can be, both during and after the shoot.
— Liz C

Locations

Parks & Gardens

Your local park is the perfect place to have your family portraits.  The gardens are well manicured and you can always find a wonderfully soft patch of grass to throw out the picnic rug.  There are hundreds of parks in the greater Moreton Bay region and beyond, but a few of my favourites are Centenary Lakes in Caboolture, Lake Eden in North Lakes, and Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens. 

Beach & Coastal

Beaches and Coastal locations differ greatly from Brisbane through to Redcliffe, Bribie Island and the Sunshine Coast.  Bribie Island offers sandy beaches  white sands, driftwood and paperbark trees.  Want rock pools for nice reflections head to Dicky beach on the Sunshine Coast.  Shorncliffe has one of the best piers.

Rural & Bush

You don’t need to head far out of Caboolture to find a nice rural or bushland scene.  You could go anywhere off the beaten track such as Kurwongbah, Wamuran, Elimbah, Woodford, Mt Mee, or the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

 

Rainforests

Head to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for amazing rainforest locations such as Kondalilla Falls or Mary Cairncross Reserve.  You will come across some wonderful elements such as interesting tree trunks to pose against, rocks and boulders to sit on, pathways and bridges to lead into the scene, and not forgetting waterfalls and streams.

Urban

It’s quite surprising what you can find close to home.  I find urban locations to be quite intimate places featuring rough walls and textures.  It’s hard to beat the Powerhouse at Newstead but if you look closely, hidden gems can be found close to home.

Comforts of Home

Here’s something to consider; why not have your family portraits taken at home?  Do you have a great backyard with amazing gardens or an interesting feature wall that would make the perfect backdrop to your family portrait?  Maybe you want to include your pets, or a pastime.  Or it might just be more convenient to have a photographer come to you.

Experience

Book Your Session

Sessions are typically held on Saturdays in an Outdoor location of your choice: Beach, bush, rain forest, park, urban or even at home.  The time of day will depend on the location and of course you and your family.  

Have a good look through this website, you will find all sorts of information about locations and products.  Make sure you check out the blog page, you may find some inspiration or ideas for you photoshoot.

A session fee of $95 is required to book your session, you can purchase a session voucher by contacting me by phone, email or message. 

Prepare for Your Session

In preparation for your photo shoot you will receive a questionnaire that helps me get to know you and your family.  We then discuss the perfect location, timing, ideas and must have images for the photo shoot.

You will start to coordinate clothing choices, keeping in mind the landscape, colours and styles that compliment your lifestyle and your home décor.  Start thinking about how and where you would like to display your images.

You will receive a few helpful emails from me in the lead up to your sessions and we will chat about the finer details such as what to wear and what to bring.

Your Family Session

Your photography session will generally take 1 to 1.5 hours.

The session is generally quite relaxed, rather than rushing about through endless posing and sitting.  

I like to set up the scene and let you and your family tell the story, watching  the interactions unfold.  Just remember not everyone needs to be looking at the camera, pulling cheesy smiles all the time.

Before everyone gets back in the car to head home we will have a quick look at the options available to display your artwork in the home.  

View & Select Images

In 5-10 days your images will be uploaded to a secure online gallery and a link will be emailed to you.  You can view and select your favourite images in the comfort of your own home, at your convenience, using a simple online gallery.

Prints and Wall Art are easily purchased through the online software.  Your completed images will be ready within 3 weeks of ordering and as soon as they are ready to go I will contact you to arrange a time to collect from my studio or deliver to your door. 

All images come as a finished product ready to display. Print packages start at $195.  Wall Art starts from $125, and Wall Collections from $295.

 

Finished Products

Matted Prints by Caboolture Outdoor Family Photographer

8x10" Matted Prints

Mounted in an 11x14" White Matt
Available as Single or Collection of 6 / 10.  Receive matching digital files
Add a premium box or have them framed

Singles $50
Collections from $195

Handmade photo album with page opened showing family photos

11x14" Session Album

10 thick lay-flat spreads with every image from your session in print and digital.  Custom designed layout with a choice of two hemp covers
 

Best Value
All your photos for $495

Acrylic block for desk or table by Caboolture Outdoor Family Photographer

Acrylic Tiles

Free standing highly polished acrylic tile.  Perfect gift for you loved ones.  Receive the matching digital file


Two sizes available, 5x7" & 8x12"
Tiles from $125

 
Close up of wood print showing curved and straight corners

Wood Prints

Sizes ranging from 8x10" to 40x60"
20mm edged timber suited to Queensland weather and available with round or square corners


Singles from $125
Collections from $295

Close up of corner of canvas print

Canvas Prints

Sizes ranging from 8x10" to 40x60"
Profiled hardwood timber frames suited to humid Queensland weather
Archival canvas with satin laminate


Singles from $125
Collections from $295

Close up of timber frame colours

Framed Prints

Three of Nine of your favourite images in a timber frame.  Two shapes available in Black, chocolate, oak, white or silver with a choice of matt boards colours.  

Multiple Image Layouts from $295


FAQ

How much does it cost?

It all depends on what your purchase from your online gallery. To give you a guide, families usually invest on average $750 to $1000 to have a large Hero Image, a Story Collection on their walls, or Multiple Images in a Box or Album.

What are the payment options?

You have a few options to choose from:
A - Pay in full either through the online gallery or direct bank deposit
B - 50/50 Payment. 50% to secure your order and 50% at the time of collection approximately 2 weeks later.

Do you provide digital files?

Yes, we do provide digital files. You will receive a digital version of each printed image.  If you spend over $1000 you will receive all the digital files from your session.

How long do you keep images on file? Can we re-order later?

I keep a copy of all your ordered images on multiple back up hard drives.  As the files are quite large I remove images you didn’t order from my system one month after you have collected your iamges.  I highly recommend that when you receive digital files that you back them up to multiple back ups in multiple places so that your family and childen can enjoy them in the future.

How many people can I bring to my session?

Bring the whole family; get the Grandparent or even extended family to join in.  The largest family group I have shot is 14 people, it can be a little chaotic and it’s also a great time to catch up and have some fun.

What about hair and make up?

If you are planning on getting your hair done or having a cut for the photoshoot, try and organise to do it earlier in the week before the session just in case it doesn’t turn out as expected.  As for make up I recommend that you do it yourself as you would any other day, these are more lifestyle shoots, not glamour.

Can I reschedule my photo shoot?

Yes you can reschedule, I would like at least 48 hours’ notice of a reschedule but I understand at times that can be difficult.  No refunds of the sitting fee will be given if you simply change your mind.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1.    Your personal information is assured and will not be shared with any third party or other organisations without your express permission.
2.    Stuart C Photography retains copyright of all still imagery.
3.    Offers and specials are valid for the time shown and session fees must be booked prior to the expiry date. 
4.    Any offers or specials cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher and only one special offer or voucher valid per family per year.
5.    "Wall-art" refers to imagery taken by Stuart C Photography enlarged for wood, canvas or framed prints.
6.    Wall-art purchases include digital file of that same image. Other digital files are purchased separately.
7.    Where digital files are purchased, they will be supplied high and low resolution with basic retouching and cropped. Further retouching/airbrushing/editing are at extra cost.
8.    You are able to post your images online, eg social media or blogs etc. We only require that you acknowledge ‘Stuart C Photography’ and credit with website link when using images online.
9.    Images posted onto social media are not to be altered in any way such as application of filters, cropping.
10.  Images (such as family portraits) may not be scanned, duplicated or copied (except for personal digital backup purposes and personal prints). To do so is in breach of copyright. This is to avoid numerous digital copies being given to others.  Please discuss with the photographer your wishes and intents so we may come to an arrangement. 


Registering your Gift Card

Someone must like you a lot

Congratulations on receiving a gift voucher for portrait photography with Stuart C Photography.

Please fill out your details below to register your gift and I will be in contact with you shortly. If you register your gift voucher within 14 days you will receive an additional 8x10” matted print of your choice valued at $50.

The details you provide below are strictly confidential and will only be used by Stuart C Photography to contact you regarding your gift voucher and for booking your portrait session with us.

Please review our Gift Voucher terms and conditions at the bottom of the page.

Gift Voucher Terms and Conditions

1. All gift vouchers registered within 14 days receive an additional 8x10” matted print valued at $50.

2. Your gift voucher is valid for 12 months from registration.

3. The session does not include digital files or other products other than stated on the voucher. Prints and files are available for purchase, please refer to current pricing schedule.

3. The voucher cannot be exchanged for money or other products.

4. Any offers may not be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher and is not redeemable for cash or any other goods and may only be used as described.

5. The chosen location is to be within the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Brisbane City region.

6. Stuart C Photography is not responsible for travel expenses, fees or fines incurred while travelling to and from the session.

7. Special offers or vouchers cannot be used to purchase portraits from a previous portrait session.