frequently asked questions
Do you supply the props for the session?
Yes we supply all props, however if you have something special please feel free to bring it along.
For maternity sessions, do you supply maternity dresses and hair/makeup?
I have a wide variety of dresses/sashes that you’re welcome to wear, but you’re also welcome to bring outfits that you’d like to be photographed in. We do not offer a service for hair/makeup.
Do I get to choose the 20 photos in the Digital Package?
I shoot for 20 photos based on your feedback during the session, e.g. prop choices or if a session is more family orientated or the style/poses that you love.
If I book more than one shoot at the same time (e.g. maternity and newborn), can I order 1 digital package only and receive all of the images in one purchase?
Yes we do offer a combined mini maternity and newborn session where you can include a handful of photos from your mini maternity session along with your newborn photos in one combined package of 20 photos. If you’d prefer more than a handful of maternity photos, I’d recommend booking separate sessions which requires 2 separate purchases afterwards.
Are family photos included in your sessions?
Yes all of our sessions include family photos at no additional charge. I always encourage them but it is your choice whether to capture them as well.
Are you vaccinated?
Yes I have all my vaccinations up to date. A newborn is at the stage where they are too young to have vaccinations, so it is really important to ensure your newborn photographer has their vaccinations up to date.
My newborn is older than 2 weeks, should I book a baby session instead?
For babies under 4 months old, I’d still recommend booking a newborn session as it allows that extra time to capture sleepy poses if they fall asleep as well as time for feeding and comforting.
How many images do I receive in the Digital Package?
You’ll receive 20 images as a digital download, in high resolution without watermarks, and are suitable for large prints. We also include a custom phone app containing a gallery of your images. For newborn sessions, we also include a cute little announcement video.
Can I bring along family or friends?
Yes, we can use the time within your shoot to focus on your newborn or baby, baby bump, siblings, or family/friends – it is styled to your preference.
Are the images watermarked?
No, not at all for any images/products that you purchase. We do add a watermark if we post them online (only with your permission).
Do you supply photos on a USB drive?
We supply them as a digital download. There are many benefits over a USB drive, such as instant download and not having to wait for a USB drive in the mail, and therefore increased security. The exact same contents of a USB drive are simply available as a download instead, approximately 100 MB in size.
Where is your home studio?
We are located in the Stirling area, about 10-15 minutes north of Perth city.
I have noticed that prices have increased since I have booked, does this affect me?
No, your pricing remains the same as at the time that you booked. If we lower prices, then you’ll be able to benefit from purchasing at the lower prices as well.
When is the best time to book a newborn session?
The ideal time is at least a few weeks before giving birth, to ensure we keep time reserved for you near your due date. After your newborn arrives, we can schedule the actual time of the shoot. If you have left it too late to book, and are still under 2 weeks of age, please still contact me and I’ll see what I can do to photograph your newborn. If you book in advance, we guarantee that we’ll have time available for you, no matter if your baby arrives early or late.
Is there a minimum order commitment?
No, you can view your images and decide if you’d like to purchase any digital images or products.
Can you photograph me or my baby in my home?
I only photograph in my home studio – from a practicality standpoint it would cost a lot more to photograph in your home and have a lot less flexibility with prop choices and lighting. You receive a better end result from the photography being in a dedicated studio.
What is the ‘Client for Life’ product on your price list?
Client for Life means you can book free sessions for your immediate family at any time forever – perfect for capturing babies as they get older or perhaps a portrait session.
What is the difference between your products and those from a budget print store?
Our products are professionally produced by people who obsess over finer details of the product to ensure it is a quality product that you are delighted with. If you have ever wondered about the colour reproduction of the prints you’ve received from a budget print store, whether over-saturated or a completely different tone of colour, then you know what I’m talking about. There is a lot more involved than hitting the print button to achieve a high quality accurate colour reproduction on physical products. The inks and papers in our products have been rated at lasting a minimum of 75 years. We can fulfill your artwork needs from taking the photos, professionally editing them, and producing the products without any technical jargon or uncertainty of the colour reproduction or quality of the product.
Can you use my photos for advertising purposes?
No, not without your explicit permission.
Is it ok or normal for me to just bring myself to the shoot?
Yes, there are a fair number of shoots where the partner could not make it, or are single, or just prefer the shoot being with themselves as the star.
My newborn’s skin is blotchy or flaky, should I wait longer before having the photo shoot?
Most newborns don’t have great skin. We retouch the photos to remove any temporary blotchiness/flakiness or blemishes, jaundice, to ensure nice even skin tones. The sooner you have the newborn shoot, the easier it will be to capture some great peaceful poses.
If I purchase a gift voucher, can the giftee upgrade the package?
Yes – they can pay the difference between package prices to upgrade. They can also purchase additional À la carte products for their package.
What camera equipment do you use?
I use a Canon 5D IV camera with a 24-70mm F2.8L II lens. I use natural light 95% of the time, and on a dark stormy day or an evening shoot I use soft studio lighting (no flash). You won’t be able to tell the difference in the images whether natural light or studio lighting was used.
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Please contact me with your questions, I’m happy to help!