What is included in my shoot price?
• You have use of our beautiful chaise.
• You have the use of our wardrobe (size dependent), accessories and props.
• We help you with your styling, dressing and posing. You will be guided every step of the way.
• During your session we take plenty of images and you will have anywhere from 100-150 to choose from for editing and printing.
• Please email Karen on firstname.lastname@example.org for a pdf version of our price list plus any further details that you may need.
Will my images end up online for everybody to see?
The photos we show on our site, and social media are from sessions where the client gives us permission to use them.
Not everybody is happy to have their images online, and we respect that 100%. We will never publish any images without your permission.
All private sessions remain just that, private.
Can I purchase additional images later?
Yes. All sessions are backed up on hard drives so if you would like to purchase additional images at any time in the future, or if you lose your prints or DVD, simply contact us and we will email you an online gallery to choose extra images.
Can I mix styles?
We shoot a lot of styles of photography so a great benefit of that for you is that you can mix it up and you are most welcome to include your children or partner in your session also.
Where are we?
We are conveniently located at Bulimba (8km from Brisbane CBD) and our studio is a home studio which our clients love. This means there is complete privacy for you, with no chance of somebody wandering into your session. Our studio is on the ground floor of our townhouse which means easy access (no stairs) for disabled clients. We do not have any children unless you count our beautiful Samoyed, Sammie (who will be present during your session and is often requested to make an appearance in photos). If you or anybody in your family is afraid of dogs simply let us know and Sammie will not be in your session. Samoyeds are hypoallergenic for those with pet allergies. You will feel relaxed and completely at home with us. We are situated at 6/48 Stuart Street, Bulimba, only a block from the wonderful Oxford Street.
Is the photographer male or female?
A common question that we are asked from time to time.
We are a husband and wife team. Dean is the photographer & retoucher and I (Karen) assist and style your session. I am present at all times and both Dean and I pride ourselves on creating a relaxed environment so that we can capture the best possible photos during your session.
Many women feel very nervous about the thought of being in front of a strange man and they feel that they must have a female photographer. My advice would be to go with the photographer whose work you like the best. The session is only a few hours but the images will last a lifetime. Almost everyone is nervous before a session but those nerves fade very quickly as you focus on poses and ideas. Our focus is on getting the very best image for you with the right pose to compliment your body, the right lighting and styling.
Hair and Makeup
You can do your own hair and makeup but for the very best results we recommend and prefer that you have it professionally done here in our studio. We will arrange for one of our talented artists to be here upon your arrival for your professional makeover. This consists of a makeup style of your choice to suite your session and person styling ideas plus your hair either straightened or curled.
Preparation for your shoot
If you have decided to have your hair and makeup done by our artist please arrive with clean dry hair and a clean face without any makeup at all. Be sure to have a good nights sleep the night before and most importantly, don’t overthink it. Just pack the night before and get an early night.
How long will my shoot take
Arrival time is generally 9.30am if you are having your hair and makeup done with us with you being ready to shoot by 11.00am. If you are doing your own makeover then you can arrive at 10am.
Most sessions will take around 3 – 4 hrs which includes your makeover time, session and time after the session to go through the images and choose your favourites for editing and printing.
If you need to collect children after your session just let us know your time schedule. You should be leaving our studio by around 1pm or 1.30pm at the latest.
What do I need to bring?
Bring a nice range of outfits including casual, formal or smart. If you are booking a couples or family session try to bring sympathetic colours. They don’t have to all match, just be in the same tonings. It’s Ok to bring more than you need so that we can sort out the best and most suitable. Be sure to have your outfits clean, pressed and free of pet hair as our camera will pick up all imperfections. Bring accessories and a pair of heels to match. It’s a good idea to bring a light outfit, dark outfit and some colour also. We will have a chat about what to wear before your session.
What do we have for your use?
Oversized knit jumpers.
Ripped jeans & oversize t shirts.
Various pinup outfits, hats and accessories.
Shoes: pointy toe heels in red and white, size 8. In red, black & white in size 10. Thigh high boot lace up boots size 8 and 10
Feather boas, red, white & black. 2 large feather fans, hats, gloves, fishnets in black & white, various items of jewellery. Top hat, cane, cat’o nine tails, riding crop, cowgirl hat & guns.
Various masks, American Indian outfit to fit size 6 – 12, plus the fringe suede boots in size 8 & 10 (you need to bring your own skinny leg jeans for this outfit).
Payment & Terms
A deposit is required to secure your booking which is usually your session & makeup amount. The remainder of your package price is due on the day of your session after you have made your selections and before your images are retouched. You can pay by direct transfer, credit card, paypal or by cash. Please speak to us if you need payment terms.
Once your deposit has been received we will book your makeup artist and secure your date. Please choose your date carefully. We know that sometimes things come up but please give as much notice as possible (at least 48hrs) if you need to change your date. Please note that deposits are transferable to a different shoot date but are not refundable. If you change or cancel within 24hrs of your session date or if you fail to turn up on the day you will lose your deposit.