Sydney Sensory Friendly Christmas Photography Sessions
Your 25 minute sensory-friendly Christmas photoshoot
5 High-res digital images
Your online gallery for images selection & download
A social story to read with your child
Sitting Fee $199
FIND THE TIME TO SPOIL YOURSELF THIS CHRISTMAS
Let me capture your child's silly faces, their bubbly personality, and your love for one another. During our Christmas mini session together, I will guide and photograph you in a studio environment with minimal distractions so you can give each other your full attention without the busyness of shoppers in the mall or feeling pressured to pose in a public space.
My sensory-friendly sessions are designed for children with disabilities, additional needs, and neurodiverse children who may find a traditional Christmas photo overwhelming. I use my Masters in Speech Pathology to help prepare my families for the sessions and can provide a safe space for your child to explore their surroundings while we capture some special photographs of you together.
Let's chat, I would love to guide you through this process.
The minis will feature a neutral floral set up and I have a christmas wreath set up with glitter ball balls for the kids to play with. Due to the nature of the florals I can't show you my vision for the shoot before the day but expect to be blown away by a stunning floral set up.
HOW DO MINI SESSIONS WORK?
WHAT'S THE BOOKING PROCESS?
Click the BOOK NOW button to be taken to the online booking system to secure your time spot.
Once you have booked your session online at a time that suits you, you will be given the opportunity to book a time to have a chat with me about your family's needs. You will receive an email post-booking, if you aren't available at the times listed flick me an email and we will work out when suits you best.
I'VE BOOKED, NOW WHAT?
That's awesome! Shortly after booking confirmation, you will receive your wardrobe guide to help you when deciding what you and your family will wear for the shoot. When you have a combination of outfits in mind feel free to send me a photo if you'd like a second opinion.
Keep an eye out for an email that I have put together especially for your family to help prepare your child/ren for the session - the social storybook explores the process in an easy-to-understand visuals-based book.
On the shoot day, all you need to do is turn up 10 minutes before your session, as the time slots are strict to keep the day running smoothly and check in with my assistant. Be ready to have fun and create some lovely memories with your family.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
My mini sessions are 25 minutes compared to my full family session which is 1-1.5hrs. Although we don't have the time for outfit changes, during minis, some families like to add to their outfits with additional layers and accessories and this is a great opportunity to get another set of different images.
PS. Don't be worried about the kids 'misbehaving' or not smiling on cue, I will give them lots of opportunities to be themselves and I will be sure to give them ample time to play and have fun while I document the session! 25 minutes is heaps of time to get a good combination of poses without it becoming too overwhelming.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SESSION?
After your Christmas mini session, you will be sent an online gallery of images to choose your favourite five to download and share with family and friends. You can expect this gallery within a week from your session.
Once you have chosen your images you may wish to purchase more and you are welcome to shop, prints, canvases, frames and photo boxes through the online store attached to your gallery. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase anything after your session.
2021 Special Christmas Product - Acrylic Blocks!
A photographic print mounted behind a heavy mat slip slides effortlessly into a crystal-clear acrylic block. Perfect for existing clients who have purchased an 8x10" matted print as these are interchangeable.
This is the first time I have offered these GORGEOUS display pieces. They are perfect for your desk at work, bookshelf at home, Tv cabinet, or gifting to grandparents. One size is available 5×7″ prints in an 8x10" mat and acrylic block for $275.
WHEN WILL MY PRODUCTS ARRIVE?
Your 5 pre-paid images can be downloaded instantly from the online gallery. If you decide and pay for any additional products online, your order will be processed that day. You can expect a turnaround time of 4-5 weeks, allowing for your frames to be handmade, and your prints matted by my professional lab of choice.
I strongly encourage you to order any additional products by the 30th of November Christmas cut off date at the absolute latest. Nicole Paton Photography will not be responsible for any delays caused by postage.
WHERE IS THE STUDIO?
The studio is based in Rosebery, has plenty of street parking, and is wheelchair accessible. The exact address will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed. Directly opposite the studio is a lovely park so if you arrive early or want to spend some time after your photo session perhaps pack a picnic and make a day of it!
What if I want to buy more?
If you want more than the five digital images included in the package, you are able to buy additional products from my product menu.
All products options available to purchase through your online gallery are detailed on the investment menu products page.
All print and wall art purchases come with matching digital files to share with family and friends.
"Nicole did both a newborn and family shoot for us and we could not recommend her more. Nicole really listens to what you want out of your photoshoot. We mainly wanted candid, natural photos at home and what she captured was so much more than we could have imagined. We got amazing photos of our daughter that really showed her little personality. It was so hard to choose which ones to frame!! We are just so grateful to Nicole for capturing such precious moments for us with our little girl and family"
the booking fee required to secure your session and is non-refundablE. If Your booking can not go ahead due to restrictions in place by the NSW government the event will be postponed and you will be credited the full amount to use towards products in the future.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm based in Sydney, NSW, Australia and yes I'll totally travel for your shoot! If you want me to photograph your story and you're out of town I charge a travel fee but not to worry. I always try to keep costs reasonable because I love the opportunity to shoot in a new place and see more of our beautiful country and abroad.
How do you photograph our story?
My job doesn't start the morning of your portrait session. Right from our first phone call I will ask you about you, your family, your partner what is important to you and how you see your images being used or displayed after your photography session. I work hard to get an idea for how you want to be remembered, what you value, and work towards that goal as I shoot.
I believe that a good relationship is essential for you to be able to open up during our photo session so I'm known to grab a drink or two with you or arrange extra video calls for those of you out of town. All the prep work makes the final portrait session a breeze, you're comfortable with me, I'm having a blast, and the photos show the genuine emotions I'm know for capturing.
When will we get our photographs/products?
After our session together we will have already arranged our viewing appointment for a week following your session. This is such an exciting time for you, you get to come to my home (or I can come to yours!) I will pop on a slideshow, have some snacks and drinks ready and we can view your images for the first time together. You pick your favourites and how you want to display them and I will guide you through this with mock ups made with custom images of your home. After this appointment I will place your wall art and album order and the turn around time for these products is 6-8 weeks.
Do I get the digital files from my shoot?
Yes, my Family and Portrait sessions include the option to purchase printed products. Once you have made your selection of any images you have chosen to print, you will receive the corresponding digital file. For example, if you purchase my 'Gallery Frame' 30x30" framed print with your favourite nine images matted and framed, you will receive the web resolutions files of those 9 images to share on social media and with family.
Way to Pay? Afterpay!
Yes, we offer Afterpay and depending on your use of Afterpay you can spend from $500 up to $1500 with split payments during your consultation session with me.
Afterpay allows you to purchase in four installments, due every 2 weeks. For example, if you purchase an item for $200, you pay 4 installments of $50. Alternatively, if your purchase is $4000 you can pay up to $1500 with Afterpay and the balance settled with me.
There is no additional cost to use Afterpay as long as you pay on time. All of your payments are interest free, and you will receive your order confirmation right away.
Download the Afterpay app now and when you come in for your viewing session all I need is your personal barcode to process your payment, it's as easy as that!