My heart and passion lie in capturing motherhood in all it's forms, and I consider this to be my specialty.

I also love working with women-owned small businesses, especially in the Christchurch and Canterbury region.

Investment & Process

Every family and woman is unique, and therefore no two photo shoots will ever be the same. Photo shoots with me are an experience-there's laughter, silliness, connection, and fun. I want the memories of our session to be as beautiful as the images. See below for package options, or get in touch for more information and a full price list.

Choose Your Package

Family sessions

$475 - 45 mins - 30 images

These sessions are for the whole family-you can even bring your dog if you like! Plenty of time for playing, cuddling, wildness, and moments of connection, as well as some posed shots. Outdoors or in your home.
Prep pdf guide included.

Newborn sessions

$495 - 2-3 hours - 20 images

These sessions include a mixture of relaxed family images, and naturally posed newborn portraits. They take place in the cosy comfort of your home and allow plenty of time to work at baby's pace.
Prep pdf guide included.

Motherhood sessions

$425 - 30 mins - 30 images

A mini session for just you and your baby bump, or you and one little one under 5 to capture some beautiful moments together. Either at an outdoor location or in your home.
Prep pdf guide included.

Combo deals and extras

Motherhood combo. Includes 45 minute maternity, and full newborn in-home session. $50 print credit.

$820 (save $200)

First year pack. Includes 45 minute maternity, full newborn in-home session, and 1 year old family shoot. $100 print credit.

$1195 (save $400)

First year minis pack. Includes 3x 30 minute shoots at approx 3 months old, 8 months old, 1 year old. 20 digital images per session included. $100 print credit.

$1075 (save $300)

Extended family add-on. Upgrade your family session to include grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. Includes 15 extra digital images and 15 minutes extra time.

$225 (on top of family session cost)

Special family sessions.

Extend your family session to one hour and 45 images. $700

Extend your family session to 2 hours, 2 locations, 2 outfits, 100 images $1200

Our family "day in the life" session 9am-6pm, unlimited images $2500

Other photography offerings-

I also offer photography for family events, birthdays, couples shoots, and other portraiture. Enquire for bespoke pricing based on your needs.

Event pricing (excludes weddings) $395 first hour, $195 per hour thereafter.

Need Something More Custom?

Bespoke Photo Packages + add ons

Bespoke Photo Packages + add ons

• Extra hours and full album upgrades available with all packages
• Additional individual images available with some packages
• Beautiful professional printing services available
• Travel beyond Selwyn and central Christchurch may be available

Enquire for pricing.

Why hire Gemma?

I think I'm pretty friendly and fun to work with, and tend to be pretty good at making people laugh and feel relaxed. My style of photography is warm and candid, and gives you a great mix of more posed images along with that documentary feel as well. I have great attention to detail, I value every single customer highly, and I offer support every step of the way.

Do you travel?

Whilst most of my work is based in Christchurch, Selwyn, and the Canterbury region, I am happy to travel almost anywhere for an additional fee. I try to get to Auckland for photo shoots a couple of times a year, so keep an eye on my socials for this if you're Auckland based. Alternatively, Canterbury is a beautiful place to come visit!

How long does it take to get our photos delivered?

I always work hard to have your images ready as soon as possible, but expect 2-4 weeks turn around time.

What do we wear?

Something you love and feel comfortable in! When you book with me you also get my beautiful guidebook with tips on preparing for your photo shoot, which includes outfit guidance and ideas. A client wardrobe for Mamas is also in the works!

Where and when do we do the photos?

I recommend booking in at least a few weeks in advance, as dates tend to fill up quickly (especially weekends!) Outdoor photoshoots usually take place during the first hour after sunrise, or the last hour before sunset. This gives you the best chance of getting those beautiful golden images you probably desire. Indoor shoots are normally done around 10am. Location wise-you might have a favourite place such as a beach or park, otherwise I have a list of beautiful places I can suggest!

I'm really awkward, can you help me pose?

Absolutely, I gotchu! I give directions throughout our shoot, such as where to put your hands and how to stand that looks natural. I also love capturing those in between moments!

Do you do mini sessions?

Yes, I periodically run these on a first in, first served basis. These aren't suitable for newborns or extended family, but are perfect for capturing milestones between full family sessions-especially with young children who change so much every few months! If you want flexibility around dates, time, and location then a full session is definitely needed. Additionally, if your child is on the shy side a mini session probably doesn't allow enough time for them to get comfortable with me.

How do we get our images?

When they're ready, you will receive an email with a link to your beautiful online album. Images can be downloaded, shared, and printed by you, and I also offer stunning professional and affordable print options.

What if it's raining or we are sick?

Most sessions can be postponed for better weather, and of course if someone is unwell we will rebook!

What do we bring?

A towel, a change of clothes (or PJs), snacks for the kids, and maybe a special item if you want to. All of this is covered in my e-guidebook when you book.

Do you offer packages or discounts for multiple sessions?

Yes! Returning clients get a lovely discount off subsequent full photo shoots. (not applicable to mini sessions bookings)

How does the process work?

1. Send me an email

Send me an email or use the contact form to get in touch. From here we can book a date and discuss locations, and I send out my e-guidebook on preparing. Start organising outfits and get excited!

2. On the day

We meet at the chosen location. We will spend some time on posed images, various family combinations, and lots of time just hanging out having fun while I capture it.

3. Photo delivery

Around 2 weeks after our shoot you will receive an email with access to your beautiful digital proof photo album, all ready for choosing favourites. From here you can also buy additional images, and order prints. Your final downloads are ready within 2 weeks from choosing.

4. Leave a review

If you are happy with your experience, I would love it if you left a review on my Facebook page or google so others can see. And please tag me if you share on social media- I love seeing your faves!