Portrait Photography FAQs

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Every wedding is different, and we encourage all couples to carefully consider what is important to them on the day. It is YOUR day after all and after so much planning, it’s important to enjoy the day itself.
What we do offer is a general guideline that can help ensure there the day runs as smoothly as possible so you can take in all the little moments.
One thing to consider is the sunset time on your wedding day as this changes throughout the year depending on the season. If you would like the beautiful glow of the sunset in your wedding photos, the hour in the lead up to the sunset is ideal.
An example timeline:

3pm Ceremony
3.30 Ceremony conclude, congratulations from family and friends – breathe in this moment!
4pm Group photo and family photos
4.30pm Bridal party and couple photos on location or a pre-determined location (we always recommend some refreshments at this time so you have your own “inner circle party” and enjoy this special time together)
6pm Sunset
6.30pm Photos conclude – time to join the reception and dance the night away!

Some couples prefer a “first look” shoot before the ceremony so they can join in the celebrations with their guests straight after the ceremony.
Others preferred “candid only” photographs with a photojournalistic approach to the wedding day.

Have a think about what is most important to you as a couple…this is an exciting time!

Usually about 4 weeks after your wedding you will be invited into the studio to view the highlights reel and collect your USB of photos.

Yes – they are yours to keep! They are large files, beautifully edited and ready for you to print as many times as you like!