How long have you been shooting families?
I've been a photographer for the last 6 years and been shooting families for the past 2 years.
Why does a Day in the Life session take 3 hours?
Because a Day in the Life session revolves around documenting your family, the longer I have, the more time I get to catch some awesome moments. Unfortunately moments just don't happen when you want them to, so it's a matter of me getting to spend as much time as I can so that I can be there just at the right time.
Not only that, the longer I'm there the more of your family story I can capture. I offer an extension to the current Day in the Life Session for people that want me to stay longer.
I don't live locally how does that work?
I will happily drive 2.5 hours from Hastings, Hawkes Bay in any direction at no charge. After that there is a charge per Km for up to a 2/3 hours of additional driving. After that a flight will be required. If you are happy for to bunk in your spare room, then no accommodation will be required.
I don't like posing, will we have to pose?
If this is you then my Day in the Life Sessions are the way to go as there is no posing required. This is session where all you need to do is just be yourself. No smiling or stiff poses required and no yelling at your kids to smile. They are stress free and fun.
Anything you feel like. If you want to dress up, that's fine too, whatever you are comfortable in.
What do I wear?
How do I book? Is there a deposit?
Once you give me the go ahead I will send you an invoice for the non refundable deposit ($150), contract and small questionnaire to tell me about your family. Once this is paid it secures the session date. The remainder for the session will be due the week of the session.
Each session includes a creative sitting fee, which is the time for the actual shoot and the time to edit the images and a print credit. There are no digital files included in my sessions except for 'A year in the life' session.
Once the images are delivered you can purchase digital files, prints, photo books and albums with your print credit through the online gallery. For any photo books or albums purchased there is 30% the digital files.
What do I get?
Because I so badly want you to walk away with something tangible. These days it's all too often our pictures sit on our computer or phone. If we are not careful the next generation of kids will have absolutely no photos printed. I really want you to walk away with something you will love that you can display on your wall or sit on your coffee table that you, your kids or family can look at any time. Isn't that the point?
Why are the digital not included?
Within any digital files purchased you have full permission to use your images for any personal use.
Can I print my images?
Within 3 weeks you will receive an online gallery of your images that you can share with your friends and family. In the online gallery you can also purchase Fine Art Prints, Wooden blocks and photo books from here. Everything is paid online and will be delivered to your door step.
How long will it take to receive our images?
The more pets the better if you ask me.