BAC Photography’s Session Planning Guide

So you would like to book a session with BAC Photography but don’t know where to start?

We would love to discuss this with you in person in the studio or over the phone, however, we understand that this isn’t always possible.

Here is a guide for you to use to help plan your perfect portrait session.

Session Style

First, you need to consider the style of the session you are after and the options available:

Family portrait: Outdoors, BAC Studio or In-Home

Maternity Portrait: Outdoors or BAC Studio

Newborn Portrait: BAC Studio, Outdoors or In-Home

Children’s Portrait: Outdoors or BAC Studio

Pet Portrait: Outdoors, BAC Studio or In-Home

Find out more about our session styles on the website with our Client Guide

Session Date

Next, you need to work out a date that suits both you and your family and that is also available with BAC Photography.

We offer family sessions on the following days

Monday to Thursday


Sunday ** Limited sessions offered only half a dozen a year.

Weekends do book up quicker than midweek however we will always do our best to accommodate you.

Newborn sessions are offered midweek, as these are often booked within a few days.  Newborn sessions also have a longer duration so we are often unable to fit you in on the weekend.

Session Time

This is very important and is depending on several factors:

Availability: Of course BAC Photography needs the time available

Suitability: This is what is best for your family, i.e. booking around children’s nap times and your work

Session Location: Each location has different times that are suitable for them

Studio Portrait times: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm & 2pm

Outdoor Portraits: Between 8 am & 9 am for a morning session and then the last hour before sunset for an afternoon session

*We do not offer outdoor sessions in the middle of the day and this is due to lighting. The light is best for portraits first thing in the morning and last thing in the afternoon. This ensures flattering light on you and your family with a suitable beautifully lit backdrop also. Each location in our location guide has a note as to whether it is best in the morning or afternoon… some are great for both.

Session Location

Once you have decided on your session style and time, you can then choose which location is best for your family.

We have a great range of locations that we use, most of which are on the North Side of Brisbane (as we are a North Lakes based photographer). This doesn’t mean that we don’t offer sessions elsewhere, we are happy to check out a favourite spot that you and your family may have.

If you are choosing an in-home portrait, then we need to find out a little more about your home and the lighting in the proposed area. In-home sessions are lifestyle based. We do not provide a mobile backdrop and studio lighting but rather take the images in the comfort of your own home with the natural surroundings whether that be indoors or outdoors. If you are after a studio look, then you are best to book in for a session in the studio.

Check out our Top 12 Best Locations Guide

What to Wear

Not sure what to wear for your portrait session? There are so many great options most people will already have in their wardrobe, although there’s nothing wrong with spoiling yourself with a new outfit either!

We have different recommendations for outdoor to studio and newborn session, so once you have decided on your session style, location and time of day, then you can decided on what to wear that best suits you and your family and the location you have chosen.

See all out tips for what to wear in our guide

I know this is a lot of information but I hope you found this helpful.

If it all feels a bit much, then book in for a pre-session consultation or give us a call and we can talk through all your options.  We can help you plan out a session that you and your family will love!

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