about the Sessions

Portrait Session - fee $150

     It can be a single portrait from yourself, a portrait from a child, family portrait, maternity or boudoir. The session is 60-90 min and it is held in our photo studio using different backdrops and lighting system.  

By request the session can be held on location. Travel cost may be added.

     After the session you will be invited for viewing the images to choose your final product. If your intension is to purchase a print or canvas that you will proudly hang in your home you shall request a Classic Formal Portrait   or  Fine Art Portrait.

     Prior to the session we shall have a pre-consultation to advise

you on clothing, posing and timing based on what is required. It is

also a good idea to have a look around in our photo studio to make

yourself comfortable before the shoot, to choose the style and the

backdrop that we will use. You can also have a closer look at the

products that you can purchase afterwards. 

     Some tips about clothing and posing

What to wear? Dress up a little more than you think is necessary.

Wear clothes that fit you properly and that you feel good in. 

Think about solid colours or very low-contrast prints when choosing

your outfit. Avoid harsh and provocative colours meanwhile in a case

of family portraits keep all the colours in the same tone range. Make

sure your outfit is wrinkle free.

These photographs will be hanging on your walls and treasured for years to come. By choosing simple and classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.

     For women is advised getting hair done before the session. We strongly suggest having a makeup done by professional. Sometimes it is the smallest details that can elevate the image. Make sure that your nails are clean and groomed.

     Have a good night sleep before the session. When you have given your body the rest it needs, you look younger, fresher and have more colour to your skin. Drink plenty of water, avoid salty foods and alcohol prior to a shoot so that you are not puffy on the day of the shoot.

     Wearing glasses? Due to the reflection caused by the lenses in eye glasses if you choose to wear your glasses in your portrait session we strongly suggest that you remove the lenses from the frame before your portrait session. 

     Posing is one of the most challenging aspects of photography. We will guide you in poses – however you will be much more confident if you are able to do some basic poses on your own. Look through current magazines for ideas. It is important to know how your body feels when it is posed in an attractive manner.

Extra info

Maternity: The portraits are best taken between 32 – 36 weeks of pregnancy, when your belly is showing nicely and before you are feeling too uncomfortable to pose.

Sitter session: 6 – 8 months of age is a great time for portraits, they can sit up confidently and have so many adorable expressions.

 
 
Lady`s Special - fee $300

     This glamour photo shoot is specially for those ladies who would like to spend some time relaxed having a wonderful portrait session just on their own. The session is held in our studio, where you will be spoiled by our hair and make up artist. The session includes also a style and concept consultation, fully directed posing and wardrobe changes. 

     Don't forget: have a good night sleep before the session. When you have given your body the rest it needs, you look younger, fresher and have more colour to your skin. Drink plenty of water, avoid salty foods and alcohol prior to a shoot so that you are not puffy on the day of the shoot.

     Advise on clothing and posing see above. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Newborn Session - fee $300

    

     Why charge more for newborn session?

Firstly, newborn photography takes time. Meanwhile a portrait session is 60-90min, the average full gallery newborn session can last 3-4 hours. It takes a lot of patience to get every finger and toe settled into the perfect place and position. This process

can take hours. From there we move to posing, soothing, positioning, changing backdrops, changing outfits, stuffing props, cleaning messes, stopping for cuddle time, and possibly another feeding. 

     Secondly, babies come on their own timeline. We can plan and pick dates all we want but they show up when they're good and ready. Cannot designate a day in the calendar for a session until the baby is actually born and there are a limited number of sessions per month. Limiting the number of sessions means upping the cost to make up the difference in number of clients.

 
Composition and Posing

 

   Whether it’s children or adults in front of the camera, posing has a huge impact on the outcome of a portrait.

 

   Posing is arguably one of the most challenging aspects of photography. As your photographer I am here to help and guide you confidently into the poses we want. 

   

   And do not forget about the clothing. Wear solid colours or very low-contrast prints when choosing your outfit. Avoid harsh and provocative colours meanwhile in a case of family portraits keep all the colours in the same tone range.

   These photographs will be hanging on your walls and treasured for years to come. By choosing simple and classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.

     Last but not least, newborn props. The smallest are probably the most expensive. The costs of fabric backdrop, headband, bonnet, romper etc. Custom designs and hand made products are even more expensive.

     Newborn poop can stain and occasionally things cannot be hand washed and have to get thrown and replaced. 

     The newborn session needs a lot of patience and takes time,

it`s up to each situation and how the newborn baby will handle it.  

When things go smoothly we use different backdrops and props,

we take images also together with the parents. For the best result 6-10 days old is the ideal time to capture your beautiful new baby's innocence and purity .

This photo session is an amazing experience to share with your partner as well. It is best to book as far in advance so we can add your estimated due date to the calendar and secure availability. After the session you will be invited for viewing the images to choose your final product.

     When your baby is over 10 days we suggest a lifestyle newborn shoot. This session can be held in your home (must be bright enough) or in our studio. The session is up to 60min.   

     How to prepare for this session?

If the newborn photo shoot is to be held in our studio you shall bring all needed accessories for feeding and cleaning. Also extra clothes is advised for the baby and yourself as well.  

     Advise on clothing and posing see above

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