F.A.Q


Rescheduling? 

If you’re sick, your children are sick or I’m sick we will reschedule, no problems.  All I ask is that you give me as much notice as possible.  Preferably within 24 hours.

We are very fortunate with our weather in Perth.  Overcast and windy days make for some stunning moody images. However, rain as beautiful as it is, is not ideal.  If it is forecast to rain, I will be in touch and if needed we will reschedule.  

Session Times?

All outdoor sessions will be centred around 'golden hour'. This is the hour before the sunsets.  This is the most magical time to shoot and will result in the most flattering images.   The time will vary depending on the season. Starting time could be anywhere between 4:30-6:30pm. If this time is simply not possible please contact me so we can chat about alternative options. 

We have a lot more flexibility around indoor sessions.  These are normally scheduled anywhere between 10am - 2pm. 

The location is 100% your choice, however I am happy to advise on location suitability and offer suggestions depending on what your desired outcome is.

Additional charges may apply if the location in not within 30km of Karrinyup 6018.  Please contact me if this is the case. 

What will happen at the session?

Please arrive on time or ten minutes early to your session.   We rely on the sun for outdoor photography and it does not wait for us.  

When we first arrive I will take some time to get to know you and your family.  It is important your little ones get to know me and understand what we are about to do.  I will give you a brief run down of the session and then we will begin. I try to make my sessions as fun and relaxed as possible.  I don’t do a lot of heavy posing. I want to capture you authentically as if you were on a family outing.   

Your session will normally last around 1 hour, however I will not stop until we either run out of light or get the images needed.  This is normally plenty of time for small children.  Maternity sessions without little ones generally don't require as much time.

What should we wear?

I’m all about being your unique self.  So when deciding what to wear please be true to yourself and wear something you love and feel comfortable in.  However, I know family photos are an important and sometimes one off event.  Think simplicity, comfort, complementing colours.  Please don’t dress to match, everyone in denim and white shirts is not such a good look.  Steer clear of brand names, loud colours and pictures.  Peppa pig is adorable but not so much in photographs. 

Consider textures, a mix of wools, cottons, lace, silk and corduroy can create depth and intimacy.  Long flowing dresses are a personal favourite and can complement a photograph beautifully.  Accessories and layers work well, beanies in winter and bare feet on the beach in summer.   

I know this may all sound a little overwhelming, especially if you have a large family to dress.  Please don’t let it be a stress to yourself.  I want this to be a positive experience.  I’m more than happy to give you further styling advice or refer you to some great Pinterest boards on family photography styling.  

If you would like to rent something for the occasion I recommend contacting Alice from Mumma Rentals.  Mention my name for a discount, www.mummarentals.com.au. 

When will I expect my images?

Your photos will be delivered within 4-6 weeks of the photography session.  They will be delivered via an online digital gallery.  I'm more than happy to give recommendations and advice on printing, however no printed images are included in the package. 


Jolyn Shephard Photography specialises in; family photography, newborn photography, baby photography, candid photography, child photography, portrait photography, family photographer, maternity photography, natural family photography, candid family photography, natural newborn photography, in home maternity photography, outdoor maternity photography, beach photography Perth, natural in home newborn photography, documentary photography, outdoor photography