Your Session

I specialize in contemporary portrait photography of adults and children. Photography sessions can take place in studio or on location. Appointments are available Monday to Friday 9am till 2pm and Saturday 9am till 12 noon.

Photography Session:

A contemporary portrait session usually takes about 1-2 hours. I will be taking a selection of images that brings out the best in you and/or your family. Clothing and styling is very important in these sessions to give the right feel to your images. For studio shoots I suggest that you bring about three outfits with you. I want to capture you/your family/child/children looking your very best.

What your photography session fee includes:

* My time and expertise as your photographer.

* A pre-session consultation via email or phone.

* Many hours of Professional editing of the best images from your session.

* Viewing consultation at the studio or via an online private gallery.

Your Photography Experience – the process from start to finish

To book a session all you need to do is contact me via email or telephone and discuss your requirements. At this stage I will get all the relevant information about what you would like from your session and discuss clothing.

Once a suitable date has been agreed a deposit of $100 is required to secure your appointment time. This deposit is non-refundable but fully transferable if you need to change your appointment time.

 Booking and cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel your reservation with over 48 hours notice from your booking date, your reschedule fee will be 20% of your booking value
  • If you cancel your reservation within 24- 48 hours of your booking date, your reschedule fee will be 50% of your booking value
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of your booking date, you will be liable for the full value of the booking
  • Cancellation due to illness will not incur a penalty. Please try to give me as much notice as possible if you or your child is starting to feel unwell close to your shoot day.

The balance of your session fee is due on the day of your shoot. When booking a photography session you agree to abide by the terms and conditions stated on this website. Please read through these before coming to the studio, as they contain important information.

When you arrive for your studio photography session I will go through the outfits you have brought and together we can choose what we think will work best. From here we can start your shoot. Photograph shoot session times vary depending on the size of the group being photographed and the ages of the children (if children are part of your shoot) – they can last between 30 minutes and 2 hours.

Your images will be ready to view two to three weeks after your session date. Before you see your images I will carefully go through all the photographs taken in your session and select the very best ones for you to view. I will then spend several hours working on them to ensure you see them at their finest. They will be cleaned up, colour balanced, and edited to remove any blemishes in order to make sure everyone looks their best.

For special fine art sessions, images will also be adjusted to give a beautiful ‘Fine Art’ feel to them. When you view your images you will see them in a selection of colour and black and white finishes.

For a full 1-2 hour session you can expect to see approximately 20 hand-retouched proofs while for shorter mini sessions lasting less than an hour you can expect to see approximately 10 proofs.

You will not receive an unedited gallery with all of the outtakes or raw images from your session.

You can either view your images on a special online private gallery or preferably by appointment with me at the studio or another convenient location.

At the studio: Viewing your images at the studio means we can sit together to go through your photographs one by one and discuss which are the best images to purchase. I can help you choose the most suitable products for your needs and suggest ideas that will make your chosen images look beautiful in your home.

Viewing online: Your images will be available to view online for seven days.  In exceptional circumstances I will upload your gallery again for an additional seven days, for which a $20 administration fee will be charged.  I am of course more than happy to offer help with choosing your images, as well as giving advice and suggestions when they are viewed this way.

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