Before Your Session
We allow up to 3 hours for the full experience with us on the day. Your Portrait Session will be followed by your Design Consultation (with a break in between). After your guided portrait session with our amazing photographer, there will be a break while your portraits are prepared into a personalised presentation ready for you to view at your design consultation. Be sure to clear your personal and professional calendars so you can fully immerse yourself in this special experience without distractions.
Prior to coming in for your session we will start planning your portraits over the phone. This is where we discover what is truly important to you and we begin to design how your finished portraits might look. Things to think about are – do you love interactive portraits which are more candid in nature, or do you like a classic style where you see everyone’s faces? You may want to think about where and how you’d love to display your finished portraits, so we get an idea of how to photograph you. For example – do you love the idea of a classic feature WOW! Piece above the couch or does the thought of a series that tell a story appeal to you more?
This is also where we answer and questions you may have and guide through what to bring, what to wear and styling ideas. (Click here to read more about what to wear).
Handy hint – think about the colours of the room you want to display your portraits in – then choose colours to incorporate into your session so that the finished portraits blend seamlessly into your décor. For example – if you have red cushions or accents in your chosen room, consider bringing a pop of red into your clothing to tie in with your décor.
Your Portrait Session
Your session will be at our beautiful natural-light studio in Bishopdale. During this time you will be guided and photographed while we capture the details that you love about your family and loved ones.
Our style is guided and we will pose you as needed to ensure that your portraits look great but also keeping that natural connection as well.
Newborn sessions tend to take a little longer so that there is plenty of time for feeds, cuddles, changes and more cuddles as bubs needs.
Your Design Consultation
Your Design Consultation is THE best bit of the whole experience. This is where you get to see the moments we captured, and your portraits are projected larger than life in your own private movie screening. (Handy hint – tissues are often required as this can be beautifully emotional)
During your Design Consultation you will be able to select as few or as many portraits as you desire (be prepared to love most of them!) and then you choose how you’d like them to be displayed in your home.
Your order is placed at your design consultation, and we are not able to offer more than one appointment for each session - we therefore ask that all decision-makers be present at this time.
Designing Your Artwork
If you are planning on designing something specific for a room in your home – be sure to send a photo of the wall / space you have in mind. We can then design your artwork directly onto the wall so there is no guesswork about the end result.
Your finished artwork will then take between two and six weeks before it is ready for collection.