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  • Where are the photo sessions located?
    Location for Family Portrait Sessions Tomato Lake, Kewdale Our family portrait sessions take place at Tomato Lake, situated on the far side near President Street in Kewdale. This location provides a beautiful nature backdrop for capturing your special moments. Address Tomato Lake (far side) near President Street Kewdale Corner of 170 President Street and Jeffrey Street. Parking Information Convenient parking is available in the Tomato Lake carpark, located near the roundabout at the corner of 170 President Street and Jeffrey Street. This easily accessible parking area ensures a hassle-free experience as you arrive for your family portrait session. Lifestyle Newborn Portraits My home Our lifestyle newborn + family portrait sessions can be captured in the comfort of my home studio. With the creative possibilities of a home studio setting, our goal remains the same: to capture the genuine essence of a special moment in your life.
  • How do I pay?
    Payment Convenience for Your Session Full Fees Due at Time of Session To streamline the process and ensure a smooth experience, please be prepared to settle the full fees at the time of your session. We accept payment in cash or proof of bank deposit, offering you flexibility and convenience. Payment of deposit will be done through Pixie Set studio manager. Conformation of date - Contract - Questionnaire - Deposit - Invoice on the week of the session.
  • Why do I need to pay a booking fee?
    Securing Your Session $50 Non-Refundable Booking Fee To secure your preferred session time, we request a $50 non-refundable booking fee, which is a part of the total session price. This fee is non-refundable, so please be certain of your booking. In the event that you need to reschedule, a $50 fee will be applied to change the session day thus, ensuring that our dedicated time and expertise are reserved for creating timeless memories for you. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
  • What if I need to reschedule?
    Rescheduling Policy Limited Availability Please be mindful that rescheduling is subject to limited availability. In the event you need to reschedule, a $50 fee will be applied to rebook the session. We appreciate your understanding as we work to accommodate your scheduling needs while maintaining the highest level of service. See contract for weather and illness clause.
  • How do I receive my files?
    You will receive all edited digital files sent via the online pixieset gallery You will be emailed a link and or sent via Facebook depending on your mode of booking.
  • How long will it take to receive my photos?
    Timely Delivery of Your Memories Anticipate the joy of reliving your moments — your photos will be ready for you within two weeks of the session. Keep an eye out for sneak peeks that may be available even earlier.
  • What do you mean by edited?
    Photographic Enhancements Your photos will undergo basic touch-ups, including cropping and selective conversion to black and white. Please note that, at this time, we do not offer extensive editing options. Our focus is on preserving the authenticity and natural beauty captured during your session.
  • How many photos will I receive?
    Capturing Your Moments The number of digital images you'll receive depends on the type of photo session you book. Typically, for family portraits, expect around 30 - 60 digital images. Children's portraits typically include around 20 images.
  • Can I order prints?
    While we do not offer print services at this stage, we encourage you to explore printing your own images. If you decide to take this route, I'd be delighted to provide recommendations for reputable printing services.
  • The prices say from, what does this mean?
    Prices may vary, depending on location; most images are taken at Tomato Lake. If another location is requested, this might incur an added fee - around $50. Travel time will be calculated if I need to travel for the booking. The number of people at the session may also change the price. The final price will be confirmed when booking.
  • What if I don't want my images displayed on your social media pages?
    Privacy Preferences To respect your privacy, kindly inform us at the time of booking if you prefer not to have your images featured on social media or our website.
  • How long will my portrait session take?
    Session Duration Guidelines Family Photos: We recommend allowing up to one hour to ensure we capture all the precious moments and provide you with a comprehensive collection of images. Children Portraits: For children's sessions, a duration of approximately 45 minutes is suggested, allowing ample time to capture those delightful expressions and ensure a relaxed atmosphere. Corporate Photos: The time required for corporate photo sessions varies based on factors such as the number of portraits needed, whether it's a single or multiple portraits, and the involvement of other individuals. Generally, a session takes around 45 minutes, but please contact us to discuss your specific requirements for a more accurate estimate. Event Photography: Events can be booked hourly, providing flexibility to accommodate the unique needs and schedule of your occasion. Wedding Photos: Wedding sessions are tailored to the intricacies of your special day. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements and to plan the optimal duration for your wedding photography. Your time is valuable, and our goal is to optimise each session to deliver exceptional results.
  • What do I wear for my session?
    General Clothing Tips for Timeless Portraits: Selecting the right clothing is a pivotal aspect of creating a captivating portrait. When clothing becomes too noticeable or overpowering, it risks diverting attention from the main focus—your unique expression and personality. Slimming Shades: Opt for darker clothing for a slimming effect. Subdued tones work wonders in highlighting your features without overshadowing your essence. Mindful of Bright Hues: While vibrant colours add flair, they can draw attention away from the face. If opting for brighter shades, consider toned-down pastels for a harmonious and flattering look. Nature's Palette: Pale yellow and pale blue, especially paired with jeans or khaki pants, create a picturesque blend, especially when surrounded by nature. Lighter shades, including a classic white, convey simplicity and freshness. Elegance in Contrast: Pairing white shirts or blouses under a dark jacket exudes timeless elegance, offering a refined yet simple aesthetic. Steer Clear of Prints and Logos: Prints, patterns, and logos can be distracting in a portrait. Opt for solid colours to maintain focus on the genuine emotions captured in the frame. Sleeve and Length Considerations: Avoid short sleeves and pants, ensuring a classic and enduring look for your portrait. Accessories in Moderation: While accessories can add flair, large or heavily noticeable pieces might distract from the main narrative. Opt for minimal and straightforward accessories to enhance rather than overpower. Remember, the goal is to create a portrait that stands the test of time, capturing your authenticity and personality. These clothing tips aim to guide you towards achieving a timeless and visually stunning result.
  • What do I wear for my maternity portrait?
    Celebrate the beauty of your growing baby bump with a carefully curated maternity photoshoot. To showcase that radiant glow, consider wearing a black or white button-down top that easily unbuttons at the bottom, allowing you to elegantly reveal your belly. Alternatively, a long flowing dress adds a touch of grace, accentuating the joy of this special journey. We encourage fathers-to-be, and any other little ones in the family, to join in the magic. Coordinating outfits with the mother not only enhances the visual harmony of the photos but also creates a heartwarming family portrait. Feel free to bring along props that hold sentimental value — whether it's gifts, tiny shoes, or a subtle nod to the gender of the baby. These personal touches add a unique and meaningful layer to your maternity photos, telling a story that goes beyond words. At this joyous time, we aim to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, capturing the love and anticipation that surrounds your growing family. Don't hesitate to share your ideas, and together, we'll create timeless memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.
  • What do we wear for our family portrait?
    Thoughtful planning for your portrait begins with the right clothing choices. Don't hesitate to reach out before your session, and I'll gladly assist you in curating the perfect outfit. Here are some key tips to guide you: Simplicity is Timeless: Opt for simple and coordinated outfits. Avoid busy patterns and large logos that may distract from the essence of your portrait. Solid Colors Shine: Stick to solid colours as they photograph exceptionally well. Consider the timeless elegance of solid tones to ensure your portraits remain classic. Denim Delight: Jeans are a versatile and timeless choice, offering a flattering and casual look. They're perfect for capturing those spontaneous, joyful moments. Bright or Serious, Your Choice: Lighter shirts on top contribute to a casual and vibrant aesthetic, while darker shirts impart a more serious and contemplative mood to your portraits. The choice is yours! Harmony in Coordination: Aim for colour-coordinated outfits among family members. While not a uniform, having a theme ensures a harmonious visual narrative. Perfect Fit for Little Ones: Ensure children's outfits fit well, avoiding overly baggy attire. Jeans or khakis paired with white or black tops create a timeless and polished look for the whole family. Remember, thoughtful wardrobe choices enhance the visual impact of your portraits. Feel free to connect with me beforehand for personalised styling assistance.
  • What should my child wear for their portrait?
    Capturing Cherished Moments: Guidelines for Children's Portraits Creating timeless individual portraits for your children involves a thoughtful approach to clothing and personal touches. To ensure a cohesive look, I recommend adhering to the family portrait clothing tips—avoid large logos, branding, or cartoon character images, as these can be distracting and may date the images over time. While a change of clothing during the photo session is absolutely fine, I suggest limiting it to 2-3 changes to maintain a seamless and focused narrative. Remember, the goal is to highlight the genuine personality and essence of your child. The inclusion of props can add a delightful touch to the portraits, such as a hat, glasses, or a cherished toy. However, the appropriateness of props depends on the age and temperament of the child. I recommend bringing a favourite toy or promising a treat, as these often work wonders in eliciting natural and joyful expressions. My aim is to create a comfortable and enjoyable environment for your child, allowing their true personality to shine through. If you have any specific ideas or preferences, feel free to share them, and together, we'll craft portraits that encapsulate the unique spirit of your child at this precious moment in time.
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