WHEN AND WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Most of my sessions happen outdoors. I know what you are thinking, but we live in Ireland!!! Believe me, so far we haven’t had to cancel any sessions yet! Yes it might spit a bit here and there, but generally the weather hasn’t disappointed us so far!
Once the deposit is paid and the date is selected, we will keep a closer eye on the weather forecast and on the day of the session we will confirm the time. Sometimes a session has to be moved a bit earlier or later if the rain is in the forecast, but that rarely happens.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION OR FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION?
I’m glad you are here! For all your questions just keep reading this page and once you are ready to book, head over to the contact page and drop me a message. I will try to get back to you within 24hrs.
HOW EARLY DO I NEED TO BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION?
First of all, it is important that newborns should be photographed up to first 10 days once they are born as they are in their “best fetal pose” and will start “uncurl” as they get older. Oh and they are very, very sleepy when they are only a few days old:)
Once your due date is confirmed, give me a buzz and I will circle the due date in the calendar. As it’s really up to the babies when they want to join us into the world, as soon as the baby comes, text me and we will book your session within the first 10 days.
WHAT DO I WEAR TO THE SESSION?
This is the exciting part! Once we know where we are shooting and what style we are going for, you will be assigned homework!:) We will look at Pinterest for some ideas but generally it’s more fun to spread your favourite clothes on the bed and get creative! Jeans, mustard colours, light, beige, pastel colours photograph really well. Stay away from logos and patterns as they can be very distracting in photos. Long sweaters work really well on women, oh and boots! Hats and scarfs are amazing accessories. Scroll down the page for some wardrobe inspirations.
WILL YOU TELL US HOW TO POSE DURING MY SHOOT?
Everyone is a bit uneasy before the session. It’s very natural because it’s not every day we get to stand in from of the camera. Trust me on this one, I never know what to expect until I meet you! Then it’s a blast from here! I try not to make a big deal that we’re getting our photographs taken but rather celebrate the occasion to hang out together and spending time with each other. I will mainly work with children while giving the parents a bit of direction.
WHAT IF THERE IS REALLY BAD WEATHER ON THE DAY WE SHOOT?
That might happen and if it does, we will have to reschedule to best accommodate you. We will try to reschedule within 2 weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE OR CANCEL THE SESSION?
Sometimes life or family matters happen and are out of our control. For example, if your babas get sick and you cannot make it to the session, please give me a ring as soon I you know something is up. That way I can offer the day to someone else. Don’t worry, the deposit is transferrable but NON-REFUNDABLE.
HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?
Any portrait session costs 220 euro and includes your final 20-30 edited images ready to share and download. You cannot print from these digital files as they are prepared for social media only. Custom printing is available with me. Please click here to see print prices
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SESSION PRICE?
Prints and other photo products. We have a wide variety of beautiful photo books, calendars, keepsake boxes. This is why I want to be your guidance when it comes to printing. also, we love to support local businesses and by choosing me to look after your printing we are both support local
DO I HAVE TO PAY A DEPOSIT?
Yes! In order to guarantee your day and circle it in the calendar, a deposit of 100 euro is required. The deposit is transferable but NON-REFUNDABLE
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE GET FROM OUR SESSION?
Everything depends on type of session with me, but generally any PORTRAIT session including maternity, family and newborn will include around 20-30 final edited images for your keepsake. Sessions like but Promotional, Profile, Headshots and Events will depend on the package agreed.
WHEN CAN I VIEW MY IMAGES?
You will receive an email from me within a week from the session with your own link to your personal private gallery. This gallery will contain proofs (unedited shots from the session) there will be lots of repeats and same poses and I will ask you to make your final decisions and choose your favorite 20-30 (for Portrait Sessions)
WHY CAN’T I KEEP ALL THE IMAGES FROM THE SESSION?
All images are captured in a raw color format, so the image-making process is not finished, even when the shoot is over, as funny as that sounds. My job at that point is to discard the eyeblinks and my own testing shots to select the real pieces of art that all the other shots helped create. I take those shots and spend a great deal of time working with them by hand to tone the color, smooth any imperfections, and produce heirloom pieces of art that are up to my artistic standards – the same quality of work you saw in my portfolio.
I don’t release any images not included with this set of final images, because they were neither created nor intended as final products – they simply enabled me to work out issues that arose to ensure you’d get the high quality images you received.
WHY CAN’T I PRINT FROM MY DIGITAL FILES?
I spend a great deal talking to you about your session and what you would like to do with your final images. Whether to print and frame as wall decor, create a photo book or a canvas or just keep the photos as digital files on your phone or tablet. I care very much what ends up hanging on your walls and how it is presented.
Your final images are prepared for social media and they are sized in such a way so it makes it easy for you to download, share and post your images on any social media platform. These images resolution is too small to print. My MISSION is to deliver guidance from A to Z, meaning I will walk you through the whole process of what to wear to the session to where and how you should display your images.
WILL MY PHOTOS BE PUBLISHED ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM?
To keep my fans updated on regular basis, I like to post either a couple of sneak peeks or one or 2 final images. I might post our session on my website’s blog. The blog is a really great way to see remember our session together. There will be an option to share the blog post.