Photo shoot times
The duration of photo sessions as noted under Packages is an indication for you as an estimation of the amount of time you should set aside for the photo session. It is a guideline only and not strictly “set in stone”. Every session is unique and treated as such.
Maternity, Family or Couple Photo Shoots:
So you have heard about the “golden hour” – that magical hour before sunset, no doubt. This is the best time of day (weather dependant) for any outdoors photo sessions. Usually scheduled starting from 3:30 to 5:30pm, depending of the time of year.
If you do have specific time constraints or requirements, please let us know so that we can plan around it.
Newborn Photo Shoots:
Best planned according to you and your baby’s schedule, although morning sessions usually work best. Although there will be time for feeding during the session, if required, please make sure your baby is fed and changed by the time your session is due to start.
It is essential to get the timing of your wedding day right! Lighting is critical. You want to plan your day so that the ceremony is finished about 2 hours before sunset, so that we will have the “golden hour” available to us for the bridal couple photo session. This is dependent on the time of year and will be much earlier in the winter season. Please discuss with us before the wedding day.
We require full payment on/before your photo session date.
Your 50% non-refundable deposit secures your booking date.
Please note: Newborn Photo Sessions
- We do realise that you might not know exactly when your new little bundle will arrive. However, your deposit still secures your booking, which has to be made well in advance, as newborn photo shoots only have a very small window to get those beautifully posed newborn images (ideally within 5 – 12 days from birth), so timing is critical!
- To avoid disappointment, please don’t wait until your baby’s arrival to inquire/book your session.
- We diarise your due date and leave a flexible slot open in our diary for your newborn photo shoot. The exact photo session date is confirmed as soon as you let us know that your baby has arrived (please remember to do so as soon as possible after birth – we know it is a huge adjustment, but please don’t wait until your baby is already a week old!).
Additional travel costs may apply, depending on the location of your photo shoot (50km radius included per photo shoot).
Prices include digital images on CD/DVD or USB drive (weddings only) and editing of images. Postage/courier is for your own account, alternatively it can be collected from us on prior arrangement.
Photo Prints and Photo Books are not included – please contact us for a quote.
Please request a quote for a professional hair and make-up artist, if required.
Re-scheduling/Cancellation of Photo Shoots
Unfortunately deposits are non-refundable, should you decide to cancel your photo shoot.
Please re-schedule, if necessary, within no less than 7 days (or in case of illness/emergency preventing your photo session – as soon as possible) before your booking date, so that we have time to fill your booking slot.
If you have booked an outdoors/weather dependant photo session, we will use our discretion to re-schedule due to unsuitable weather, should your booking date be flexible.
You will receive a couple of images (about 5-10) shortly after your photo session, either via Facebook (to share) or email.
You will receive a CD/DVD or USB drive (weddings only) with all edited high resolution images (for printing) and low resolution images (for online sharing) within 8 – 10 weeks. Please keep in mind that a lot of the work happens “behind the scenes” in post processing/editing of your images, which takes time to do properly, so please be patient.
Your CD/DVD or USB drive can be collected on arrangement or couriered to you at local courier rates.
Quantity of images depend on your selected package and final images are carefully selected by us. We will do our best to ensure that you have a reasonable amount of final images, but there is no guarantee of the quantity of images provided, due to many factors and variables contributing to the photo session, including the cooperation of your baby/children, weather, light, venue, etc. All images provided are final and subject to the photographer’s discretion and creativity. If any additional photographs or editing is requested after final images have been supplied, it will be subject to an additional editing rate of R500/hr.