What days can we be photographed?
We know life is busy so we are available 7 days a week (even public holidays). Our sessions are always an hour & half before sunset when the light is soft & warm. In winter this tends to be around 4pm & when daylight saving starts in October the sessions are around 6pm. We suggest to our young families to choose a day that is not busy for your children, so they are well rested for the session & have lots of energy.
What locations can we be photographed at?
If you own an acreage property we would love to come to your home & photograph your family and/or pets. We also have 3 locations in the beautiful Hawkesbury area. One is a quiet public park & the other two are on private property. Tracey will chat to you when you make your booking about choosing a location that will best suit your family and/or pet.
What does it cost to book a session?
Our session or booking fee is payable a time of booking to hold the day for your family or pet. We only hold one session each day, so that day is booked out just for you. Our weekday session fee is $80 & our weekend bookings are $120. Payments can be made by cash, direct debit, eftpos or credit card.
What happens if it is raining on the day?
On the day of your shoot Jason will be watching the radar & monitoring any bad weather. Around lunchtime if he is concerned we will call you to discuss options. If the weather is particularly bad we will reschedule it to another day at no extra cost to you.
What do we wear?
It’s a great idea to think about what everyone is going to wear. Keep it simple and wear clothes that you feel comfortable and relaxed in. Try to stay away from colours that clash or have complex patterns such as swirls, checks or large brand names printed on them. We want the focus to be on what Jason has created in the image not clothing that can steal the attention away. Have a look at the latest photographed families on our Facebook page for ideas www.facebook.com/naturalfocusphotography.
How long will the session take?
Family & pet sessions usually take from 45 mins to an hour, extended family groups may take a little longer. Jason is very efficient in getting the images he knows you want and doesn’t want the session going too long so young children, animals & even the adults are over it. We want it to be fun, relaxed & finished before anyone gets tired.
When can we see the images?
Within the week following your session the images will be ready for viewing at our studio in Richmond. It usually takes between 60-90 minutes to choose the images that will suit your home. Being a small family business we try to be as flexible as possible with times for you all to come and be involved. Monday – Friday during the day/night and Saturday appointments are all available. We encourage you to think about where you will display the images in your home, we have a computer program that allows us to load an image of your wall and superimpose your new prints onto it, this allows you to visualize how the image will look in the space and choose the size that suits.
How much will I spend?
It is a tough one to answer, a bit like the question “how long is a piece of string?” because every family’s needs & choices are different. There is no minimum order & no pressure from Tracey, she will help you sort through the images to pick out your favourites and discuss with you what product (prints, frames, albums, canvas, glass prints etc) will suit your home. Our shelf prints start at $80 & our wall prints start at $220. The answer to your original question? Well some families come in with a modest budget & spend under $1000, most families spend $1500 and over as they want a number of framed wall prints & a selection of smaller prints because they just love the images. We don’t mind how many images you order, we just want you to love what you have chosen & rave to everyone about how we treated you !
Are there payment plans?
Yes you can organise a payment plan with Tracey. You just need to pay a deposit (minimum 10%) at your “Ordering Appointment” and then specify what amount you would like to pay monthly or fortnightly. We don’t mind if it takes a little while to pay off your portrait package because we know you are going to love your images for years!
Can I get the digital images?
With every print order we give you a complimentary digital image which you will be able to use on Social Media and personal computer/devices. Digital only packages can be tailored to your specific needs with Tracey at your “Ordering Appointment”.
When will my portrait package be ready to collect?
Within 4 weeks of ordering they will be ready for pick up. We have a selection of beautiful frames, custom & ready made for you to consider.
More questions or keen on clarification? Please contact us.