Common Questions

What is the difference between lifestyle and documentary photography?


Lifestyle photography is basically a directed shoot doing the things you love to do normally on a day to day basis. When I say directed, I don't mean posed, I mean that we will sort out some activities prior and the shoot will be more structured due to time (depending on which shoot you choose). Documentary on the other hand is completely non scripted. There is absolutely no structure to these types of shoots. Documentary is raw. It is shot exactly as it happens and this is why these sessions are over a longer amount of time so that you can become more comfortable within the session and just go about the day as you normally would. We can talk about which shoot is better for your family. Both lifestyle and documentary photography tell a story and so your images look great in albums.




Do you pose any shots?


Generally, no. But we can talk this through on your enquirey




How much can I expect to invest?


Smaller sessions start at 300. Larger sessions are quoted on enquiry.




Do you travel?


Yes of course, I love to travel and see new places so I will almost come anywhere you need me. We can discuss travel fees when you enquire




Do you give digital files with your packages?


Yes. You'll get a pin number to download your digital files that are presented in a private online gallery. All sessions include high resolution images on a wooden USB for you to treasure.




When can I expect my images?


You'll have your digital files delivered in an online gallery within 2 weeks of the session. Weddings and other events can take a little longer, around 4-6 weeks depending on the amount of images. Your wooden USB boxes will be ready after your final selection from your gallery has been made.




What if Cybelle is sick on the day of the shoot?


Thankfully I am hardly ever sick but in the rare case that I am ill the day of your shoot I have another photographer that I can call on with a very similar style to mine. We can also reschedule if your session is not an event that needs to be on a specific date.





"I couldn’t have been happier with our photoshoot Cybelle! 
You captured the true essence of our family and have given us incredible portraits we will treasure forever. 
Everything was so relaxed and cruisy and the turn around on getting our photos was so quick! 100% recommend Cyb to anyone wanting their precious memories captured xx"

Emma and Andy

Melbourne Based

Photographer + Filmmaker

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