When I first began as a photographer I had a dream of documenting the 'everyday'. All the little moments that speed by us as parents and seem so insignificant, but in hindsight are incredibly precious. I remember staring at the baby asleep on my chest, with his perfect little sleepy rosebud mouth and wishing I had a camera in my head to capture that image. I knew, in my dazed, new mum state that the memory was most likely to disappear if I didn't try to hang onto it somehow.
Winning the SA Documentary Photographer of the Year award this year (and recently being runner up at the National Awards!) took me right back to that moment. It was why I picked up a camera and the reason I love my work as much as I do. In the past fifteen years I've photographed the most incredible people, watched babies grow up, said goodbye to a few people way too soon and had the absolute honour of documenting the stories of countless Adelaide families.
The idea of 'Story Sessions' was born from wanting to go back to my first love. I was reminded of how many beautiful, stolen moments I'm privy to and how important they are in a family's history. These sessions are really special to me, and I hope you feel the same way.
Story Sessions are documentary in style, with the focus being on what makes your family tick. It might be a lazy Sunday afternoon, or photographs of your family's favourite pastimes and hobbies. The goal is for a sitting that shows the bonds between you and the little things that make your story unique.
Your sitting will be yours to enjoy forever in a beautiful keepsake book. Those moments you know are important to you but aren't necessarily the show stoppers you put on the wall.
Each Story Session sitting will include a beautifully designed 10x10 inch coffee table book, complete with all of the photos from your shoot.
In addition any wall or gift prints purchased at your design consultation will be 30% off regular retail.
Story Sessions are $1200 (saving you $300) and as a special offer, the first three families to take advantage of this offer will also receive a 5x5 inch copy of the book (valued at $550) to keep in your bag or give to grandparents.
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Christmas is only 35 days away (I know...I know!), and I've been fielding requests for gift prints, so I've come up with an idea for those who'd like to order gifts from a previous session.
You can purchase a set of five 5x7 inch prints for $375 (half regular retail) from now until December 1st. Your prints will come in a mat that can be placed straight into a 8x10 inch frame making an easy and meaningful present!
Call Simone to arrange your gift print set on 0403224509.
Our gift certificates are also available of course! http://www.simonehanckel.com.au/gifts/