My name is Ashanti and I am the Newborn, Maternity and Family photographer for Flare Images.
I have always been crazy about photo's, I think the 20,000 images on my Iphone's camera roll pretty much confirms that.
However I started my business in 2018, I was given a really old DSLR camera, and decided to do my diploma in Photography, where I learnt the basics of using a camera.
From there I started doing Family and Maternity sessions at a ridiculously low price to gain experience and learn hands on. From there I quickly realized that I want to be part of the whole story, I don't just want to capture your bump and not your baby!
So I started teaching myself the art of Newborn Photography. It was a lot harder than it looks and I have a few images that I now blush when I see and cant believe that at the time I thought they were amazing.
As time went on and I was getting more and more bookings, I knew it was time to up skill again so I invested in a Newborn Safety Course, which really was an eye opener on how much risk could be involved with an inexperienced Photographer. I am so glad I did the course.
In 2020 I entered two international photography competitions, where one of my images was published in a magazine and the other I got awarded with a Bronze award, how awesome is that?
So for 2021 I have a whole range of new equipment new props I am ready to take on all the families, bumps and babies that are coming my way.
It is best to book in advance. We generally do our Maternity sessions between 30-35 weeks. (this is a guideline as we know babies have a mind of their own.
It is best to do the Newborn session in the first two weeks, however can do up to 6 weeks.
We can do your shoot in studio in Newstead, or on location.
We do your shoot either in our studio or the comfort of your own home
To secure a date for your Maternity Shoot we require a $100.00 deposit upon booking.
To secure a date for your Newborn shoot we require a $150.00 deposit upon booking.
To book fill in the form below and Ashanti will contact you. Or feel free to contact Ashanti directly.