"A few of the amazing photos we had done by the amazing Sarah @ Lucalia Photography. So pleased with our first family photo shoot.Highly recommend Sarah, she made it all so easy." - The Hunter family


I provide outdoorsy families who want to avoid fake poses, with documentary-style photos in the Wairarapa and Palmerston North, that can be passed down the generations.

I photograph families at all ages and stages: maternity, newborns at home or in the natural environment, families with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, the young at heart, parents, grandparents even fur babies!

Outdoorsy Family

Is your favourite thing to do as a family getting active exploring the great outdoors? Anything really: bushwalking, camping, biking, four wheel driving and all the rest. You believe for kids especially, the huge physical and mental benefits of pushing personal boundaries being active outdoors. You love going on adventures together and bonding through shared nature-based experiences.


Hate Awkward Poses?

Is one of your greatest fears when having family photos taken being forced into poses and the kids won't look at the camera? I photograph families in a documentary-style. This means I capture what happens in front of me and keep an eye out for meaningful moments. Just like when the kids giggle uncontrollably because Jasmine farted; your son reaches up for cuddles like he does every day; and how dad plays chasings around the big trees. When we do try for a whole family portrait, I generally leave you to it with very little direction.


Authentic Memory

When you receive your family photos, you will see your genuine moments in your special place, preserved. They are unique to you and no-one else. These authentic memories you can pass down the generations. For they share a glimpse into what your family was like at this precise point in time. They grow up so fast.

How Lucalia Photography Portrait Sessions Work

1. Review the price list

The portrait session fee is $100; with portrait products starting at $300.


Most portrait clients spend an average of $600 on their photos.


Click here to be sent the complete Lucalia Photography price list. Please take some time to have a read.

It gives you an overview of the beautiful heirloom products I offer including books, framed prints and digital images. Have a think how you might like to preserve your family photos for your children and display them in your home. You only choose and pay for the photos you love and want to keep for ever (though most people have a hard time choosing just a few!).


2. Book your session

To book your session please choose a time suitable for you from my calendar.


3. Take your photos

We spend an hour or two together capturing your outdoor adventure at home or a location meaningful to you (or one of my favourites).


4. Viewing session

I come to your home, or we meet at a cafe and you get to see your photos for the first time. I show you some examples of what they could look like on your lounge room wall or in a book. This is when you choose what to purchase.


5. Photo delivery

Your framed prints and books are hand delivered to your home personally by me. Digital images are delivered via download from an online gallery.

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