FAQs

I was just wondering....

For Families

How long is a session?

Family portrait sessions are around 45 mins long.
Minishoots are around 25 mins long.
Event photography has a 2 hour minimum.

Where is the shoot located?

I come to your home, or a location nearby like a park or beach (no need to tidy!). Pricing includes travel within 30 mins of Carrum Downs (Victoria, Australia) with additional travel $10 per 30 minutes. I’m happy to recommend a location near you.

How far do you travel?

I will travel anywhere however there it’s an additional $10 per 30 minutess travel beyond the initial 30 mins from Carrum Downs (Victoria, Australia). If its a more exotic location – contact me for a travel cost quote.

What do we wear?

Whatever you feel comfortable in. I would avoid bold prints that may date unless that’s your signature style. I recommend groups are the same level of formal ie. all casual or all black tie…
Picking a one or two colors or using a single color with different styles for each person can work really well.

How many images do I get?

You get all the viable images (aka the one’s you’re not blinking in or are mid sneeze etc). The minimum amount I’ve delivered is 60 something.

How long until I get my images?

I pride myself on a quick turnaround. The contract says a month just to cover my butt. Usually its a week.

How do I get my images?

Images are downloaded from a password protected online gallery or a USB if you’d like to pick it up.

Do you need a deposit?

Yep, 50% is required to secure your booking time slot or $100 for milestone packages.

Is my deposit refundable?

Nope. However it’s totally transferable to another time if something more urgent comes up.

How do I pay?

Bank transfer or cash payment preferred. Bank transfer details are found on the booking confirmation paperwork.
Paypal is an option.

Payment plans?

Available, however you images are not delivered until full payment received.

What milestones can I use my minishoots on?

Anything and everything. If it has meaning to you, its worth capturing. Maybe a biggie listed below or a small moment in time like bathtime or bedtime stories or baking… totally up to you.
* Christmas card
* First Day of school
* Book week
* Sports events
* Missing front teeth
* School concert
* To celebrate mastering a skill aka bike riding
* Halloween
* New sibling announcement
* Birthday
* Relatives visiting from interstate/overseas

Why are minishoots only available to existing customers?

Its much easier to get a bazillion epic shots when there is time for everyone to feel comfortable and get to know me. To maximise a minishoot I prefer we’ve already met 🙂

How many people can be in the photos?

As many as you want/have space for. Obviously the more people the less shots of each person.

Can we make a mess?

Certainly – bath time, mud kitchens, puddles – all great messy memories to capture.

But I feel awkward in front of the camera?

These sessions don’t have much posing. They capture your family doing their thing so forget the camera is there. This is also a fake it til you make it type situation: imagine your a celebrity getting the red carpet treatment and let your inner confidence shine through as that makes for the best shots.

But I’m not photogenic.

Disagree. See blog post here!

Can you do my makeup?

Yep. Additional $40 for makeup plus $15 for fake lashes. All professional products that look great in photos.

I want an collage / album / photobook / retouching / prints...

Lets chat and I’ll get you a quote.

Where should I print my photos?

I recommend Harvey Norman matte printing. Checkout this blog post for print comparisons.
Can you do the printing for me?
Sure – lets chat and I’ll get you a quote..

Do events include weddings?

Nope. However I know this excellent wedding photographer who I often second shoot with (aka my husband). Check out RXAPhotography.

Can I grab some more info....

For Business

Is it actually possible to get a ‘lot’ of shots in a single hour?

Yep! Obviously every product or service has different requirements but I guarantee you get 30+ images from an hour. As an example, a 1.5 hour shoot at a pilates studio produced 250 images.

Can you match my style/look and feel/mood board?

Certainly. We chat about your requirements in detail before booking a shoot.

I need images for my socials / website / print marketing / business cards…

No worries – we chat about your requirements in detail before booking so I know what shape and resolution files you require.

Do you do flatlays?

Yep!

Do you do etched product shots (white backgrounds)?

I can, but its not half as much fun as styled shots!

Does that price include models?

Sorry nope (unless my dog or toddler get into the action!) I’m able to source models for you if required, passing on their fee(s).

What kind of photography can we include?

Headshots, behind the scenes, products, flatlays, your workspace, you working, your product(s) or service in action, event coverage, background images for your socials/website etc – basically anything that tells your story. I like to think of it as storytelling lifestyle photography – a mix of portraiture and photo journalism.

How long until I get my images?

I pride myself on a quick turnaround. The contract says a month just to cover my butt. Usually its a week.

How do I get my images?

Images are downloaded from a password protected online gallery or a USB if you’d like to pick it up.

How far do you travel?

I will travel anywhere however there it’s an additional $10 per 30 minutess travel beyond the initial 30 mins from Carrum Downs (Victoria, Australia). If it a more exotic location – contact me for a travel cost quote. I can return post products to you (if you pay shipping).

Do you need a deposit?

Yep, 50% is required to secure your booking time slot, or $100 for subsciptions.

Is my deposit refundable?

Nope. However its totally transferable to another time if something urgent comes up.

How do I pay?

Bank transfer or cash payment preferred. Bank transfer details are found on the booking confirmation paperwork.
Paypal is also an option.