Helen Lamont Photography

Beautiful natural photography

Helen Lamont Photography

Beautiful natural photography

Helen Lamont Photography

Beautiful natural photography

Helen Lamont Photography

Beautiful natural photography

Helen Lamont Photography

Beautiful natural photography

Helen Lamont Photography

Beautiful natural photography

Helen Lamont Photography

Beautiful natural photography

Helen Lamont Photography

Beautiful natural photography

Helen Lamont Photography

Beautiful natural photography

Helen Lamont Photography

Beautiful natural photography

About Helen

Hello, I’m Helen. I am a natural light portrait photographer based on the beautiful NSW Central Coast. I photograph on the Coast and Sydney’s North Shore.

I have been described as having a gift for bringing out and capturing natural relaxed beauty and genuine affection. I aim for minimal staging and intervention, preferring authentic, candid images and portraits. I aspire to capture you and your loved ones being yourselves in a relaxed, comfortable location, resulting in timeless images that you will cherish for life.

I have had a passion for photography since childhood (thanks to a patient neighbour with a darkroom), however Helen Lamont Photography was officially born after I had my own three children in 2011. Something that was important to me in establishing this business was making it stress free, fun and affordable. Many photographers retain rights to images and production service, and profit through production of prints and other photographic products. It seemed that many people I knew who were seeking to capture their family in photographs were either ending up spending above their budget, or putting off taking photos because the cost was too daunting. What Helen Lamont Photography offers is an affordable fixed fee for the photo shoot, then you are given full ownership of your photos, allowing you a cost effective and flexible way to get great photos. After editing, the photos will be given to you on a private link for downloading in both high and low resolution formats. There is no formal sit down or hard sell, just a simple fun and relaxed photo shoot, and then images for you to keep forever.

If however you would like further photographic printing services to manage post shoot production of photos I happy to assist, examples include prints of all sizes, photo books, and canvas prints.

Photos are a wonderful way to celebrate and preserve timeless images of your life and loved ones, and a lot of fun to do. Contact me anytime to arrange an easy, relaxed photo shoot, to update your family album, give a gift, or just capture this precious time in your life.

Helen Lamont Photography is proud to donate services to chosen charities, such as Toxteth Kindergarten, St Thomas Willoughby, Willoughby Roos (Rugby), St Pius X College Chatswood, Chromhurst Lindfield, Central Coast Grammar School, and Amnesty International.

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Pricing

Helen Lamont Photography offers high quality yet accessible and affordable photos. You will find the pricing of the shoots below very reasonable due to the fact that they include ownership of the images, which otherwise can cost upwards of $1,500. The pricing of prints, books and canvas are also kept reasonable. Often photographers can charge an exorbitant mark up for these due to the fact that they retain ownership of the images. At Helen Lamont Photography, we want the whole experience of participating in a photo shoot, and creating beautiful lasting products with these images to be easy, enjoyable and affordable.

All photos taken during photo shoots will be professionally edited, which can make a real difference to your photos. I like to include a selection of colour and black and white images, however I can tailor this to your liking, then – the photos are yours to keep, print and share! You will be given a disc or drop box link with both high and low resolution images to cater for all you needs. Most shoots you should expect to receive a minimum of 50 photos.

Beautiful Soul Photographic Narrative
Give an amazing gift to last a lifetime for yourself or a loved one.
As opposed to stylised, constructed, posed or studio photographs, Helen is recognised for capturing genuine emotion, and natural images, and within those images encapsulating unique beautiful souls.
Book in for a personal “Photographic Narrative” photo shoot  to capture the essence that makes someone uniquely them, reflects their joy, illustrates their passion.

Photographic Narrative

$500

  • Package includes shoot; editing and hard cover photo book.

Express Family Shoot

$150per shoot

  • Over the years many families have approached me saying that they would love a super quick photo shoot as they just need a decent family photo. Often there is also a somewhat reluctant family member involved as well. As a photographer there is always travel and editing time involved however this has got me contemplating how to meet the needs of clients wanting a fast and very affordable photo shoot.
  • The solution – The Express Family Photo Shoot - $150 for half an hour of shooting and electronic delivery of all your edited images for you to own.
  • Half an hour allows time for a few different family group shots as well as individual portraits and family combination portraits such as siblings dad and kids/ mum and kids. It is similar to a regular family shoot - but faster - with less variation of scene and fewer images in total.
  • What’s involved? – To make this affordable the shoot takes place on location at my home. This is a beautiful 5 acre property on the NSW Central Coast just 50 minutes from Wahroonga and easily accessible from all areas of the Central Coast. We have beautiful gardens lawns and bush providing a variety of backdrops to select from. This allows a fun and relaxed private setting for the shoot. As this is a private property you are welcome to bring your family pet along.
  • Bring along Santa hats balloons or other accessories and double up on the opportunity to capture Christmas or Birthday images.
  • Join Forces – Feel free to make it even cheaper and more fun. Bring along a family friends…
  • 1 Family - 30 minutes - $150
  • 2 Families - 1 hour total - $260 ($130 per family)
  • 3 Families - 1.5 hours total - $360 ($120 per family)
  • 4 Families - 2 hours total - $400 ($100 per family)

The Classic Family Shoot

$400per shoot

  • A family shoot allows for an hour shooting time either at a set location or your home and editing time. I am happy to discuss and recommend suitable locations. If extensive travel is involved this may incur an additional fee set at approximately $50 per hour.

The Family Value Shoot

$600

  • This shoot is $600 and includes the above plus a 16 x 20`` professional print of your choice and an 8 x 10`` hard cover photo book (upgrade to a large photo book for $100)

The Deluxe Family Shoot

$1200per shoot

  • This shoot is $1200 and includes everything in the Family Value Shoot plus three framed prints each up to 16 x 20`` custom framed by a professional framer

The Extended Family Shoot

$600per shoot

  • This shoot is $600 and allows you up to three families (great as presents for grandparents) to all join in on a family shoot. This ensures large group shots; individual family shots; as well as individual portraits and sibling groups will all be covered. This allows for up to 90 minutes shooting time.

Toddler Birthday Milestone Shoot/Cake Smash

$300per shoot

  • Capture your child's first through fifth birthday $300 for generally 30 – 45 minute shoot time and then all editing . This works well with a present to open or I will happily bring along either a birthday cupcake or balloon both of which make a great prop for the shoot.

All newborn shoots are best taken from birth to fourteen days old. It is best to book in a date before the birth to avoid disappointment. The newborn shoot can be taken in the client’s home, or in the photographer’s home. If in your home please consider if there is a room with excellent light, where the baby can be placed for photographing.

Helen is a mother of three, an Auntie of seven, and adores babies. She is gentle and understanding that newborns don’t arrive with a built in schedule, and she will fit in to your needs to make this a peaceful and enjoyable experience.

The Newborn Mini Shoot

$350

  • This shoot is $350 and is the perfect way to capture those precious early days with your child and those adorable newborn features. The shoot is generally 45 mins. This focuses primarily on the baby and includes a digital collage with the babies name and any birth details you may want which can then be used by you as a birth announcement.

The Newborn Family Shoot

$400

  • This shoot at $400 is perfect if you have older siblings or want to combine capturing your newborn with a family shoot. This also includes a digital collage.

The Newborn Deluxe Shoot

$500

  • This shoot is $500 and includes the shoot the digital collage and a professional printed 16 x 20`` image of your choice.

The Maternity Shoot

$350

  • A maternity shoot generally runs for 45 minutes and can be at your home or on location. This is $350.

The Bump & Baby Package

$600

  • Combine a maternity shoot with a newborn family shoot for $600 (save $150).

If your dream wedding involves natural, candid, photography with very few posed shots, and no staged shots, then Helen Lamont Photography is the perfect choice. Helen will meet you before the wedding to get to know your ideas and plans for the day, that way on the day she can be as unobtrusive as possible. Clients have commented that they hardly knew she was there, and yet loved the candid images produced.

As with all shoots, Helen will digitally edit your images and give them to you to keep. Every wedding produces a minimum of 100 beautiful photos.

Sublimely Simple Wedding

$1500

  • This Sublimely Simple Wedding package costs $1500 and includes the pre wedding consultation 4 hours of shooting at the wedding all editing and images.

Perfect Wedding

$2500

  • The Perfect Wedding package is $2500 and includes the pre-wedding consultation and 7 hours of shooting. All editing and images to keep a large 13 x 11`` hard cover photo book and two 16 x 20`` professionally printed images of your choice.

Dream Wedding

$2750

  • The ultimate Dream Wedding Package is $2750. This includes up to 10 hours shooting perfect if you wish to cover getting ready shots of the Bride and groom and bridal party the wedding ceremony and the reception formalities and dancing. Like the Perfect Wedding Shoot it includes all editing and images to own and two 16 x 20`` professionally printed images. This shoot includes an exquisite leather bound lay flat photo book with 30 pages
  • custom made.

Helen Lamont Photography has been increasingly involved in freelance photography including simply shoots to update your social media (e.g. LinkedIn) profile, to shoots used to develop her clients own business web sites or marketing material.

Freelance

As a guide Helen charges $350 for the first hour for freelance work, followed by $200 for every hour thereafter. Naturally this includes editing which as a minimum is hour for hour against shoot time.

Profile & Professional Portrait

Whether you would like to update your LinkedIn or online image or you require a portrait for other purposes, Helen Lamont Photography offers a Profile Shoot including images and editing for $150. This is done at the photographer’s home in Holgate. You are promised a minimum of 5 images, edited and enhanced to keep and use in low and high resolution.

All prints are carefully edited the sent to professional photography printers using quality print paper and equipment. (Please request a price for any other sizes not quoted below).

  • 4 x 6″ – $20
  • 5 x 7″ – $25
  • 8 x 10″ – $30
  • 8 x 12″ – $40
  • 16 x 24″ – $65
  • Small Square 10 x 10″ – $30
  • Medium Square 16 x 16″ – $50
  • Large Square 30 x 30″ $135

Beautiful custom design and laid photographers selection photo books:

  • Hard cover 13 x 11″ Large book $350. Multiple copies of this book $210 each.
  • Hard cover 8 x 10″ standard portrait or landscape book $250. Multiple copies of this book $100 each.

Collaborative co-created photo books where you get to help select and edit book:

  • Hard cover 13 x 11″ Large book $500.Multiple copies of this book $210 each.
  • Hard cover 8 x 10″ standard portrait or landscape book $400. Multiple copies of this book $100 each.

 

Canvas and Framed wall artContact me for a quote, however as a guide:

  • 16 x 24″ large canvas print – $350
  • 16 x 24″ Professionally printed and framed image – $400

Your Shoot

Here are some things to consider before we meet for your portrait session.

I shoot on location. This can be at your home, the beach, a park or even just down a local laneway or street. If we meet in your home, we will make the most of all suitable spaces inside and out, taking advantage of suitable light and interesting props..e.g a favourite toy, a comfy lounge. My aim is to create images that are real, reflect the personalities in them, are fresh simple and modern.

Your choice of clothes can make a difference to the overall look and feel of your images.  Consider how you can compliment each other in colour scheme and style, without being perfectly matched. Its great to have the photos reflect your true selves!

Perhaps try to avoid clothes with logos or emblems on them. Simple clothing choices in solid colours often work well. When choosing clothes, remember colour and texture will add interest to your photos. Feel free to bring along, or have on hand some interesting props or changes of clothes, such as hats, boots, shoes, dress up for kids..I am more than happy to chat about clothing, props or location before the shoot.

Allow a couple of hours. The shoot should be a lot of fun. If there is something you love doing as a family/ couple we can certainly consider incorporating this for a fun natural shoot, such as coffee at your favourite park, scootering, ice-creams at the beach. I love the opportunity to capture who people really are, feeling happy, comfortable and being themselves.

For a newborn shoot, bring along any favourite toys, clothes, and especially blankets, beanies or textiles you love. I like to keep the images simple and modern, with the baby being the main focus, but some of these items incorporate very well. Don’t worry about when your baby needs to sleep or feed or change, I completely understand these needs and we will simply and gently work around your baby!

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