Portrait Photographer New Plymouth | Antill Photography


My family photoshoots are unrushed and relaxed. I have never-ending patience and a calm demeanour. Crying newborn? I will literally simply wait or go and find a blade of grass to tear into thin strips while you feed and calm him. Toddler that doesn’t want to co-operate and your promised list of toys is growing by the minute? I have a secret weapon that works almost without fail (contact me about this, even if you are just curious to know how I get kids to listen and have no intention of booking a photoshoot). Teenager refuses to smile? Oohoho, yes he will by the time I’m done making a fool of myself!

Many of my photos are of the looking-at-the-camera kind. I totally love the connection I feel to that person, looking directly into their eyes when holding their printed image. My sessions start off with grouped shots whilst everyone is feeling fresh and co-operative. We then move to different spots and do different combinations. There then comes a point where I won’t give guidance anymore, but simply let the family be themselves and take a few more shots. Download a step-by-step guide on what to expect from first point of contact, right up until delivery of your final images.

Family Photos New Plymouth

Portrait photography pricing

I believe the best way to display photographs is in a printed form. Whilst I offer digital files, which have the convenience of online sharing, nothing beats having a large printed image that you can view on your wall, or pick up from your coffee table. 

As quoted by Joel Satore, a National Geographic photographer: "The only way to make sure an image will be seen by future generations is to put it in a format that doesn't require a machine to read it.” It is this statement that has me so excited to offer high quality, long-lasting tangible images. I offer premium quality albums, framed prints and canvases from a professional lab to last a lifetime and beyond.

Family photos - $495

Let's get together for an hour or so and take a series of photos of your family. We can meet at a location that's meaningful to you, or I can suggest some spots around New Plymouth if you are open to something a little different.

You will be able to access the photos via an online gallery and select up to 10 of your favourite images. If you simply can't choose, then for just $150 extra you can buy the whole lot - easy!

A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required in order to secure your booking and will need to be paid as soon as our diaries coincide.

For up to six immediate family members, extra family members are an additional $25 each.

Family Photos New Plymouth

Family portrait - $180

"I just need an updated family photo!"

I hear this a lot, and so am excited to offer a package just for you! Let's meet up at your favourite spot (or I can suggest some goodies) and aim to take that one photo of your entire family to print large and hang with pride in your home. 

You will select your preferred photo and receive:
- one large 16x24 inch print
- five 8x12 inch prints
- small digital file to share online

This is ideal for immediate or extended families up to 20 people. 

Family Photos New Plymouth

Heirloom products

USB with 10 images in high resolution - $495
All images - $645

Family Photos New Plymouth

10 Matted prints 8x12 in presentation box - $450

Family Photos New Plymouth

Queensberry album 20 pages - $550

Family Photos New Plymouth

Framed and canvas images
$300 - small 8"x12"
$400 - medium 12"x18"
$500 - large 16"x24"
$950 - set of four small frames

Family Photos New Plymouth


Following our photoshoot I will have between 15-30 images uploaded to an online gallery from which you can choose your 10 favourites (or buy them all!)

Please allow up to two weeks for me to fine-tune each image and have them ready to present back to you.

Drop me a line! If you are looking to book a photo session, please either email or phone me anytime. I am available on certain days of the week and also on weekends, so we can negotiate a time by phone.

I’m glad you asked! Please view the What To Wear Guide.

After your photo shoot you will be able to select up to 10 images which are included in your price. 

The light is best early morning, or leading up to sunset. Therefore I do not encourage midday sessions as a rule. I am available on certain days of the week, evenings and on weekends. Please email me your number or phone me to negotiate a time.

Depending on your preferred location and/or the severity of the rain, we can easily reschedule to another day or simply take it indoors. I have a couple of spots where we can still get a variety of images if you are happy to go ahead.

Yep. I have CCH syndrome (Crooked Camera Holder) and this necessitates that I have to open up and straighten every single photo. While I am there, I will do minor retouches, so rest assured that the pimple that appeared overnight will not appear in any photo. I will also remove that fly on your dress, the bird poo on the seat next to you and the branch sticking out of your son’s ears in that very quick, no-time-to-recompose-image! However, I will not make you slimmer, remove wrinkles to excess or change your wardrobe.

Hmmm, this is the fun part. I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help with this. Firstly, I always do the posey group shots first up while everyone is looking and feeling fresh and co-operative. With the younger kids, things go downhill pretty fast after that. I simply ask that you listen to me during this time. This mostly means once in place, ignore the kids and parents look at me! Some parents build up a huge list of things that the child will get ‘for behaving’ once the session is over, but I can save you hundreds by letting me ‘have a go’. It is basically impossible to ask a pre-schooler to keep sitting in the right spot and smiling sweetly at me, so we take our time, we will ALL spend 10 minutes adoring a snail if that’s what has gotten her attention, then reel ‘em back in for another set of photos. Once the important group sets are done, I will simply allow everyone to relax and take a load of candid shots for the remainder of the session. Easy!


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