please note: Session fees above do not include digital files, prints and artwork unless stated.
What to wear
It is up to you if you want to look formal or casual, elegant or cool. However we think it is best to avoid irritating patterns such as stripes and fluorescent bright colours. If your whole family comes it is a good idea to create a harmonious look throughout by having colours that match or complement each other. Also consider that the family portrait looks good when you are all dressed for the same occasion and appear unified.
Bring a second outfit- a top with a different colour, or a Cardigan etc. In our experience it is often beneficial to have little accessories we can add such as summer hats for the ladies, sunglasses, hand bags, umbrella etc. Favourite toys for the little ones are a good idea too. It gives them something familiar to hold on to and to interact with.
Kids, Toddlers, Babies and Newborns
Kids of all ages are beautiful to photograph. To capture their spontaneity, innocence and youthfulness on camera is just wonderful. We make them look adorable and just love to interact with them.
You know your kids and their needs. Bring anything you think might help to keep them entertained and happy. Usually there is fun enough during the photo session to keep them happy and we have a few tricks but better to have a little extra items in the bag that can help them to feel good and at ease– just in case. Those items can be toys, the favorite pillow or treats.
Newborns in the early days are great to photograph. They are not very active and quite relaxed. We can photograph them in all desired poses without any resistance.
When your Baby learns to sit. It starts investigating and has those beautiful big curious eyes. This is a great time in life to get great portraits.
1 year and older babies are sometimes little rockstars. Cute, great, happy, sad – whatever the emotions- they are active and start having personalities. Not always easy to photograph but wonderful challenging. You know best what time of day your little one is at ease, most relaxed and happy. This Is the time the session should take place.
We love dogs and cats and parrots and hamsters and ......!
So if you want to bring them please do so! Good idea to walk dogs a few minutes prior to the photo session so they have no natural needs. Also good to have treats which often help to get the pets to do what we want them to do.
The Wedding Photo Shoots (Diamond, Smaragd & Pearl) include edited and retouched files that come on a USB pen drive and an online wedding album that is password protected.
We will have a Pre-Wedding meeting at our elegant Lime Studio in Eden Terrace. This gives us the opportunity to discuss your Wedding day and plan for a successful Photo Shoot. In case you can not come we can do that alternatively on the telephone and via email.
Transport/Accomodation for Weddings outside Auckland will be added. Please contact us to request a quote.
The viewing session
2-3 weeks after the shoot we ask you to come to the studio for a viewing session. We will present the images on a large screen so the whole family can comfortably see them. The viewing session is fun and we recommend that all adults that were participating in the photo session are present.
Purchases of prints and framed artworks will be done in the viewing session. For more information go to 'Prints & Frames' section.
We accept Eftpos Debit and Credit Cards, online banking and cash.