Nik is a natural light & studio flash photographer based in Hervey Bay and specialises in photography for empowering women through boudoir sessions, soul mate boudoir couples sessions, as well as families, maternity, newborn and live bands/musicians.
To ensure consistency, beautiful light and a timeless beauty within her compositions, Nik exclusively schedules her sessions at her favourite beach in Hervey Bay at sunset.
Sessions are also available at her cosy home studio by appointment.
For natural light sessions, Nik’s style is relaxed, fun, colourful and complimentary to mother nature’s stunning backdrop ~ her creative vision especially drawn to dusky beach sunset colours and twilight.
Being a beach photographer also means Nik has become somewhat of an expert on watching the weather, tides, temperature, wind, cloud formations and soldier crab movements lol!
For studio/strobe sessions, Nik's style is relaxed, classical, whimsical, romantic, fun and customised to suit her clients requirements.
Nik discovered a love of photography, using both studio light and natural light in 2012 after the birth of her daughter and quickly fell in love with maternity, newborn, cake smash and family sessions - especially the stories, the emotions, the moments and the love.
Unfortunately, due to chronic illness of her own & a child with a serious medical condition, she had to step away from her business. After some time to heal and making Hervey Bay her home, Nik decided to return to her great love of storytelling through photography & rebranded under a new and exciting name, Wild Heart Photography!
With sessions starting from $395, Wild Heart Photography Hervey Bay is rapidly becoming one of the Fraser Coast's most in-demand photography service providers.
We are a fully insured business and registered with an Australian Business Number. We continue to invest in our business in a number of ways, such as professional development through photography & business courses, servicing and maintenance of computers, cameras & lenses, upgrading our studio flash and other equipment, staying up to date with local interests and trends in photography and adding to our client closet & prop collection for sessions to ensure we have a wide variety of looks, textures and design to appeal to our client base.
We provide exceptional photography for an affordable investment and have implemented Afterpay, Payright, Square and our in-house payment plans, for your convenience.
To ensure Wild Heart Photography are available for your very special date and time, a deposit of $100 is required to confirm your booking & secure our services. Your deposit is deducted from your chosen session with the balance due 48 hours prior to the session unless negotiated directly with Nik.
You can pay your deposit here: https://thewildheartcollective.com/products/photography-session-deposit
Your session fee includes Nik’s time & talent, professionally enhanced, high resolution digital image files in both colour and B&W, as well as resized watermarked images for social media.
Depending on your chosen collection, your images will be delivered either via digital download (password protected gallery) or USB or both and generally within 7-10 business days for most sessions, or 3-6 weeks for wedding collections.
All digital image files (high resolution, web optimised & sneak peak Facebook images) and/or photography products, will be withheld and deliverable only upon receipt of the full payment of your session or unless negotiated otherwise.
We are proud to offer an A La Carte menu including fine art prints that can be professionally framed, classic canvases, vibrant metal prints, velvet timber prints, floating framed canvases, a boxed collection of mounted fine art prints, wall art collections and last but not least, two different, yet equally stunning albums.
Our chosen lab produces the highest quality products, most come with a 75 year unconditional replacement guarantee so you can buy with confidence! Based in Australia and preferred by most professional photographers, you can rest assured, you are supporting Aussie businesses, receiving the best quality and obtaining products that only I can source for you!
To explore our range of sessions and inclusions across all the photography services we offer, please visit: https://thewildheartcollective.com/collections/wild-heart-photography-sessions
For information on our mission statement, clothing recommendations, what to expect, our cancellation policy, bad weather, our model release & copyright terms & conditions, please see below.
Wild at Heart ~ Beautiful in Spirit
Wild Heart Photography believes in creating a relaxed photography experience for those who have entrusted us and invited us into their world to capture this very special moment in time; to professionally capture and provide beautiful, timeless and memorable photographs for clients in an efficient manner; to offer value and professional photography products; to work hard to exceed our clients standards in areas of customer service, photography, professionalism and due diligence in delivering an experience, service and product that will set their wild heart aflutter with joy and happiness.
1. What to wear
In keeping with timeless photographs that will stand the test of time, we suggest keeping clothes that display patterns, company logos, words or any other distracting elements, at home! Solid colours look fabulous and will stand the test of time. We believe that dressing everyone in the same colour, can look unnatural and contrived. However, a balance of complimentary colours in similar tonal ranges between family members, creates the best image.
Here are some suggestions from Pinterest that may help to guide & inspire your wardrobe for your session :)
2. What to expect
On the day of your session, please ensure you arrive at our designated location prior to your appointment time, so that we can all walk onto the beach together.
Your session time has been specifically scheduled to allow for sufficient time, both before and after the sun sets and in conjunction with weather conditions, optimal tides and best light.
Children are encouraged to play, run and have fun, with some crazy requests to bust out some dance moves on the beach with their siblings, holding hands or playing games by jumping over the waves, searching for pirate ships or leaving tiny footprints in the sand.
Nik's vision is to capture natural candid moments, as well as some photographs with basic posing with the ultimate game, to create beautiful images that will be displayed as albums or wall art in your home.
Nik is dedicated to capturing the essence of your family, your relationships and being your personal storyteller for a brief moment.
Nik will balance the shoot to ensure she achieves photographs of every member of the family, special family groupings and precious interactions. Once the session is over, Nik will work hard to professionally enhance the best images from your shoot & have them delivered to you as swiftly as possible.
Nik is committed to ensuring 1-2 watermarked images are shared on the Wild Heart Photography Facebook page within 24 hours of the session but more often, the very night of your shoot!
Once your gallery of images is available for viewing, Nik will send an email with a link to a password protected gallery where you can select your favourite images. We are always excited to hear your thoughts and if you wish to purchase more digital images, discuss a wall art gallery for your home, chose framed fine art prints for your home or office or perhaps an heirloom album that will survive for generations.
If you are keen to see how your chosen images may look in your home prior to purchase, Nik can provide a digital 'mock up' of your chosen images in your own home! Ask us to provide you with a virtual proof today!
3. Bad Weather
In the event inclement weather has the potential to upset your session, Nik will continue to monitor the weather and conditions and remain in contact with you about whether the shoot will go ahead, be moved to an alternate location or rescheduled for another time. While every effort is made to ensure sessions are scheduled for optimal weather, light and tide conditions, we all know mother nature can be unpredictable at times! Sometimes, taking a chance on a sunset shoot, especially after a rain or storm has passed through beforehand, can create for very dramatic skies and fired up sunsets so we do ask you to be open to the possibilities! If the weather at the time of your shoot is not viable for it to continue, we will reschedule, to ensure the safety for our clients and photographer as our top priority.
4. Cancellation Policy
We completely understand illness, medical conditions and extenuating circumstances that can arise without warning. We will remain sympathetic, professional and understanding to you and your family during those times.
We respectfully request prompt notification of your inability to keep your scheduled session time or not every person in your party can make it. Under these circumstances and request you provide as much notice, as is reasonable, so that we too can manage the impact from a personal and business perspective.
Cancelled sessions will be rescheduled for a mutually convenient time, again in conjunction with preferred weather, tides, sunset times and available light.
Sessions cancelled within 48 hours of their scheduled time, may forfeit their deposit in it’s entirety.
5. Photographer’s Rescheduling Policy
Nik will reschedule a shoot if she is unwell or her children are unwell. If we reschedule due to illness, it’s not just for us to rest and get well - it is to protect you too.
The reason for this is most of our clients are babies or children themselves and protecting the health & wellbeing of our clients, both big and small, is our highest priority.
We understand that most people may recover relatively well from the common cold or flu, but some of our wild hearted clients may have complicated health issues that may be exacerbated or worsened with these conditions & we appreciate your consideration of others.
6. Model Release
We appreciate all clients signing a model release prior to your session. Unfortunately your session will not proceed without a signed release.
The model release explains ownership of the photographs both digitally and in physical form, your agreement to enjoy your images for personal use only and also gives you the opportunity to advise us of your wishes with respect to permissions and usage of the digital image files.
The model release includes all persons photographed on the day and these conditions apply to each and every person photographed during that session and also provides permission for Nik to photograph you all.
Wild Heart Photography reserves the right to a perpetual, royalty free licence, to use these images, photographs and digital files in some of the following ways but not limited to: being displayed on the Wild Heart Photography Facebook page and Wild Heart Photography website, used in photography forums, other photography, tourism or art related websites, photography competitions, submission to newspapers, sponsors or collaborative partnerships for advertising, printing photos from your session on a variety of mediums for studio use and Wild Heart Photography publicity, for use on Wild Heart Photography stationary such as business cards, flyers, posters, pamphlets, welcome letters or email and newsletter subscriptions. The model release must be signed prior to the session for the session to proceed.
We are grateful for your loyalty and appreciation for our photographs and the time, effort, training, skill and financial investment it takes, to produce quality photography, in addition to ongoing training and professional development.
All images of Wild Heart Photography are subject to copyright and are protected by Australian copyright laws.
It is illegal to to copy, scan, edit, manipulate or alter in any way, any image produced, printed or provided to you, as taken & owned by Wild Heart Photography.
The cropping of images or removal of Wild Heart Photography watermarks, is strictly prohibited.
8. We are a registered Australian Business and we are fully insured
Wild Heart Photography is a fully insured business and registered with an Australian Business Number 36 390 545 968.
You hereby irrevocably release and discharge, Wild Heart Photography from any and all claims and demands arising out of, or in connection with, the use of photographs, images, works, including any claims based on defamation, copyright, privacy or right of publicity.
We look forward to hearing from you so please reach out to us via Facebook, the website contact tab or via email [email protected]