FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do photography sessions take place?
Natural lighting is amazing, means I can essentially shoot anywhere presuming there’s a natural light (even if I am indoors) or I can set up a light source if needed.
Prior to the photoshoot I will contact you to discuss the right location for your photo session, to ensure that you get the best results for your photography. Location can be your chosen location, or I can recommend some locations to match the style and feel you’re looking for.
Do you work outside of Brisbane areas?
Yes, I do offer photoshoots around South Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast. Although, as my primary region of shooting is Moreton Bay Region and Brisbane CBD, a small travel fee will apply to the rest of locations, all travel fees are displayed on the booking page.
What is the best time for photographs?
I love shooting during the golden hour when the light is nice and soft, so ideally sessions will take place just before sunset. The time of this varies depending on the time of the year but is usually late afternoon from about 4pm. Having children of my own I understand this isn’t always the most ideal time to have cooperative smiling kids! So if you would prefer, I’m happy to do morning sessions or mid-day sessions as well (if it is an overcast day), but please keep in mind that this may change the look and feel of your session. Sessions at your home can be done anytime, preferably when there is the most light coming in!
What happens if the weather is not good on the day of my session?
I ensure to keep in contact with you throughout the day prior to the session and discuss whether to continue forward with the session or postpone to another day.
What if one of us is sick?
We reschedule!! Without a doubt.
What should I wear?
I always tell people to wear what they love. What they feel beautiful & happy in. Keep it simple, keep it classic and you can’t go wrong!
What do I need to bring?
Yourself! And any props or outfit changes you want to include in your session. I also recommend that families bring some snacks and drinks for the kids or anything that will keep them happy and comfortable. A smile, a positive attitude and a willingness to have fun is also a bonus!
Do I need to pay anything upfront?
Yes, there is a Booking Fee of $50 needs to be paid to secure the photoshoot date. This amount is included in the total price of your chosen Package. Then, the remaining balance is due on the day of the shoot (cash only) or by direct bank transfer one week prior to the photoshoot date.
Do you provide props?
Yes I do. At the moment I have available props which can be used for Family, Mother and Daughter, Portraiture, Maternity and Couple photography sessions.
My props include:
- A lovely set of three pink dresses for mother and daughter(s) (sizes – adult: 8-14, kids ages: 1-9 years old), plus matching flower headbands;
- Variety of colour and style maternity dresses, plus matching headbands and jewelry (all dresses are maxi size and may be fitted on a person sized 8-14).
All props are well looked after and always ready to be used for any of above photo sessions. Samples of my Gallery Props can be viewed here.
I don’t like posing! Will that be a problem?
Not at all. To be honest, I don’t think anyone really likes posing, and the way I work is to make you as comfortable as possible so the photos don’t feel awkward at all. But if you would want to do few poses, that would be fine as well!
Do I get digital negatives of the images?
If you mean unedited raw files, then no. The editing process is as much a part of Photo Pick service as the photography itself; and raw files are a very long way from the finished product.
If you mean high resolution JPG files of each of your edited images, then yes! Those are yours to keep; send copies around the world, share them on Facebook, Instagram, whatever you like. They’re your memories, after all.
What digital format do you provide me with?
All my clients are provided with professionally edited and genuine high resolution JPEG files.
Do you include prints in a package?
No, I only provide edited and ready to print JPEG images. Then my clients themselves choose where and how they want to print their images.
How many photos do I get?
It will depend on the package type you choose when you do your booking. All details about packages are provided in Pricing & Booking section.
How do I choose images from my photoshoot to be edited / retouched?
Online galleries will be uploaded within 5 working days from the photoshoot date. Then, you will be notified by email or SMS with a link (URL) and password to access your online galleries.
You will need to make your selections within 7 working days from the notification date to choose images for editing and retouching. Once you have made your selection and passed the selection period of 7 working days, your selections are irreversible.
How long does it take for my images to be edited?
Your order will be finalized within 14 working days from the day you have made your online galleries selection. Once your order is ready, you will be notified by email or SMS with a link (URL) to download your final edited high-resolution jpeg files. All download links will expire after 14 days from the release date.
Are all of my photos going to be edited?
Yes, every photo of your package inclusions is going be professionally retouched and edited by me. (i.e. if your package inclusions 10 images, then you will receive 10 professionally edited images).
How much do you charge for additional edited image?
Every Photoshoot package includes a certain number of images. If you require extra images, an additional cost of $25 per image will apply, payment must be received in full before the images are edited or retouched.
How much do you charge for additional shooting hour?
There are situations when you might need me to stay longer hours the time originally anticipated at the date of the booking, you will be charged additionally $120 per hour. I will notify you before the start of the overtime shooting.
Is there any other hidden costs that I need to know about?
Additional costs such as permits to enter national parks, beaches that require permits, if any, are the responsibility of and must be paid for by the client, rather than that all other costs are displayed on my booking page.
How do I book you?
You may book your photoshoot on our website, over phone or by email. On making a booking the client is required to pay a minimum of $50 deposit for all bookings within 5 days of your photoshoot order date to secure your booking, otherwise your bookings may be automatically cancelled.
When you book online follow the instructions below:
- Go to Pricing & Booking section and view photoshoot types which include detailed information about each package we offer
- Click “Book Now” at the bottom of the chosen photo package then, you will be redirected to our booking page
- Select available date and time for your photoshoot, select Photoshoot type and desired Package
- Select shooting area where the photo session will take place and click “Book Now”
- Follow prompts and finalize your booking order