Portrait Photography FAQs
How long is the photo shoot?
Our portrait experience is usually one hour… However, we allow two hours for each family so there is no rush. And three hours for newborn photo shoots just in case little one needs feeding or settling throughout.
Is there anything we should do to prepare for the shoot?
o You can have a chat with your family and see if there’s anything that you all love doing together. Or if you have any favourite items,
any toys, musical instruments, costumes, heirlooms, anything that relates to you as a family; feel free to bring them along!
o You’re welcome to have a look on our website for ideas and inspiration.
o What do you like? Is there anything you would like to bring?
o We specialise in families and pets, so if you have a little fur baby, a big fur baby, or even a “furless” animal baby, please feel free to bring them along!
Can we bring extra family members or friends to the studio?
o Of course! Everyone is welcome along… We can comfortable fit between 15-20 people in the studio.
We can capture a variety of combinations while you are here as well: a full group shot, then any other combinations that you request.
What clothing do you recommend?
o We recommend choosing a colour palette that suits your family or your family home. For example, if you prefer cooler colours
you could incorporate this into the outfits, without everyone having to all be in one block colour i.e. black, or white. It’s nice to
sometimes have a mix, but one that all lends toward a similar palette.
o Avoid logos and graphics prints that might be a bit distracting to the overall family portrait.
o Consider the colours in your home. If you’re choosing a piece to put up on the wall, think about what you might like to
see on the wall which includes what your wearing.
What clothing looks best for black and white photos?
o Simple lines and patterns work best. Nothing that is too busy. Linens, wools, or anything with an
interesting texture can photograph beautifully in black and white.
o It is sometimes best to avoid a bright white or a dark black – Go for off white or mid tones, and keep the colours neutral.
o Blues come up darker, and black/white/red come up lighter.
What other items should we bring?
o Any items that are personal to your family that will help tell your story!
o This could be anything as crazy as a motorbike, or as simple as a favourite hat/scarf.
o If your little girl or boy loves to play dress ups, feel free to bring their most loved costumes!
o Practical things:
• Bring treats for your pets!
• If it’s a newborn session, consider bringing a spare shirt for yourselves – little accidents do happen!
• But in all cases, you are welcome to bring another outfit if you would like to have different looks throughout the shoot.
Can I buy a gift voucher for my friend?
o Yes! We can help you over the phone, or you are welcome to follow the link on our homepage and purchase a gift voucher anytime.
You can choose any amount of studio credit or select a specific product to be included in their gift.
We will make sure they absolutely LOVE their experience!
I have family overseas/interstate… Can we share the photos with them?
o Absolutely! Once you have selected your package, we will provide a private online gallery that you are welcome
to share with your friends and family. This will be available for 2 weeks. If your family then has any requests or
would like to order anything, they can contact us directly via email or phone, or they can also order online.
We would like to create a photo wall, can you help?
o Yes! 100%! We suggest you take a photo of the wall that you have in mind and take down the measurements.
We can help put designs together for you in the studio using software that will show you exactly what your photographs will look like on your own wall.
o We’re also available to do an in-home consultation for you by request.