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Where should I have my session?
It's totally up to you! If you would like an outdoor session, I absolutely LOVE shooting at dusk during 'golden hour'. The light is incredible and we can certainly go to a favourite place of yours or I have lots of beautiful local locations up my sleeve that I can suggest.
What should we wear?
Beginning with the most difficult person to dress first. Plan all other outfits around that person, remembering to coordinate colours and patterns. Natural or neutral colours are always best a safe bet when it comes to taking photos in the outdoors. If you're unsure, try finding matching pieces of white and tan.
What if it's raining?
I shoot outdoor sessions in any kind of weather, except the rain. So I'll make a call on the session day about rescheduling the session if the rain has set in.
Why are sessions so late in the day?
I schedule all of my outdoor sessions for late in the afternoon when the sun is low in the sky and about an hour or two from setting. Shooting during this 'golden hour' allows me to get that beautiful creamy, soft light in the shoot. Summer outdoor sessions usually begin around 18:30-19:00 and in winter I like to kick things off a bit earlier, usually around 16:30-17:00pm depending on sunset. This gives us a good 1.5 hours to do the session the beautiful afternoon light. I personally don't like shooting in harsh midday sun as I'm not a fan of shadows, squinty eyes and sunburn.
Do you offer payment plans?
I am happy to offer payment plans where the session fee is broken down into four equal payments. Get in touch and I'm sure we could work something out. Please note, that no photos will be released before payment is made in full.
When will I get my images?
The online gallery will be available within 4 weeks of the session date. Your images will remain in this gallery for 1 month. No images will be provided before payment is made in full. It is the clients responsibility to make sure the digital files are backed up and saved. I will hold images for 6 months and charge a $50 archival fee to relist old galleries.
How many images are included?
Do you give RAWs?
No, absolutely not. Editing is half the magic that goes into telling your story. I understand that my editing style is pretty unique, but that's exactly what I'm trying to achieve. All of my images are edited by myself using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. I have created my own collection of 'presets', which encapsulate 'golden hour' tones. I also ask that the images are not cropped or altered in any way.
What kind of equipment do you use?
It's not a matter of what camera I have or how long I have been photographing for, it all comes down to my vision and creativity.