More than just picking up the camera and taking a photo, I work very hard in the background to make this an experience that you enjoy and have the lasting memories you originally came to me for.
Below is the information you require to understand the process, and how I go about creating these images for you and your family. I take the time right from the start to find out about you and your family, choosing a location, planning your photo session, creating a fun time for your photo shoot, editing, showing you your images at your design session with a wonderful slideshow, choosing your final images and how you want to display them, retouching and production to finally presenting you with your family portraits ready to display, and treasure for future generations to come.
So please read the information below, take a look at the finished products I offer, and view my terms and conditions to get a great overview of how this process works. There are many hours invested, not only by me, but you and your family - make sure you make the most of it by gaining a full understanding of what I do and create and what you are desiring as an outcome. FAQ's and Terms and Conditions
Portrait sessions are available Tuesday – Sunday, Viewing and Design appointments are available Tuesday – Thursday evenings. Pregnancy and NB babies are best during the day Tuesday – Friday so there’s no rush and we can spend more time with you and your new family. Weekends are very popular for families, so book early to secure a date that works with your whole family. Prior to making a booking, discuss with the whole family work, sport, music and hobby commitments.
All Portrait bookings require a $50 booking fee to secure your booking into my calendar, and will be refunded or credited toward your order on the day of your design appointment. Please note that I require 5 days notice should you be unable to make the appointment for the credit or refund of your deposit, this is to ensure that I do not turn down other clients only to be left waiting like a wall flower on the day!
PLEASE NOTE: IF BOOKING WITH GIFT CERTIFICATE, ALL FAMILY MEMBERS MUST ATTEND THE SHOOT TO USE THIS CERTIFICATE.
Step 2: Before Your Session
We will have a meeting (by phone or at my studio) where I take time to find out about you, your family and loved ones, and what you would like to achieve from your portrait experience. We customize your session to best capture your family’s personality and ensure that you enjoy creating memories that can be displayed in your home, office or holiday home to enjoy for many years to come.
You will also have received information regarding the day of your Portrait Session, we will have organised a location for the shoot, what to wear and bring on the day. Please take the time to read and view clothing possibilities, and the style of photos you like the look of - black and white, colour, classic, modern etc.
Take time to talk with your family and partner about how and where you would like to display your portraits. Walk through your home and look at the rooms and wall spaces you feel you want your portraits to be displayed. Take some photos so that I will be able to help guide you better in your viewing session for your final displays.
You will also receive a text message with a quick two minute pre - portrait survey, where you read questions relating to you and your families likes and hobbies etc and your upcoming portrait session, once you submit this I will contact you a few days before your session to confirm all details.
Step 3: Your Portrait Session
OK so this is the fun part! As a family, I encourage you to bring any accessories or items from home you wish to include in your session to give it your own style and individuality, (hats, scarves, musical instruments, sports equipment, pets etc) bring as much as you want - better to have more options than wish you had bought something after the fact - we will discuss on the day options we feel with work best with the surroundings and your family.
Your session will last up to 1.5 hours where I will capture a variety of images of your family in a fun and relaxed session.
Step 4: Your Viewing & Design Session
This is the exciting part - where you get to see your images for the first time! Within about 1-2 weeks you will come to my studio for your personalised design and viewing appointment where you select your favourite images which are then created into stunning original pieces of wall art, acrylic photo tiles and/or fine art coffee table albums to suit your home, lifestyle and budget.
If you have not already been to my studio for your booking session, this is where you will also be able to see samples of my product range and the quality of our displays, so that you can make an informed choice for your home.
Step 5: Collect Your Portraits
So you've enjoyed your photo session, come to your portrait viewing and design session and ordered your final images, and now it's time to reap the rewards. Between 4 -6 weeks later your final products will be ready to collect and hang on your walls, or be displayed on your mantles or coffee tables. All of out products are made with the highest quality materials and constructed in Australia - giving Australians jobs into the future - I love that don't you - nothing going off shore! All of the products I sell come with a guarantee for craftsmanship and product faults. I can not stress enough how important not only the quality is, but how I support local business.
Step 6: Display Your Portraits
Once you take your work home with you, I'd love to see how it looks in your home - not just on my studio walls! So take a photo and send it to me or post it! Whatever work for you. should you require assistance for installing your collections I am also available (by appointment) to help you install your work, so it looks the best it can in your home.