I trust you've taken some time to explore my website and have gotten to know me and my style a little better, so now it's time for me to get to know you, Yipee!
The first step in the process is a quick chat on the phone, so I can learn more about what you're looking for and give you more information about what I do. Fill out the form below and I'll get in touch soon! Ps. If phone calls stress you out there's an option to continue chatting over email, just let me know your preference. I am currently taking 2023 & 2024 bookings and I'd love to hear from you and will endeavor to reply within 24 hours (Mon-Fri). If you haven't heard from me within this time frame, please check your junk folder - an email might be hiding in there!
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm based in Auckland, New Zealand and yes I'll totally travel for your shoot! If you want me to photograph your story and you're out of town I charge a travel fee but not to worry. I always try to keep costs reasonable because I love the opportunity to shoot in a new place and see more of our beautiful country and abroad.
How do you photograph our story?
My job doesn't start the morning of your portrait session. Right from our first phone call I will ask you about you, your family, your partner, what is important to you, and how you see your images being used or displayed after your photography session. I work hard to get an idea for how you want to be remembered, what you value, and I work towards that goal as I shoot.
I believe that a good relationship is essential for you to be able to open up during our photo session so I'm known to grab a drink or two with you or arrange extra video calls for those of you out of town. All the prep work makes the final portrait session a breeze, you're comfortable with me, I'm having a blast, and the photos show the genuine emotions I'm know for capturing.
When will we get our photographs/products?
Portraits: After our session together we will have already arranged our viewing appointment for a week following your session. This is such an exciting time for you, you get to come to my home (or I can come to yours!) I will pop on a slideshow, have some snacks and drinks ready and we can view your images for the first time together. You pick your favourites and how you want to display them and I will guide you through this with mock ups made with custom images of your home. After this appointment I will place your wall art and album order and the turn around time for these products is 6-8 weeks.
Weddings: Within 48 hours you will receive some web-res sneak peek images to share on your socials with friends and family who couldn't be there to celebrate with you. You will then receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 12 weeks, usual turnaround time is 6-8 weeks and can be less depending on how busy the season is. You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them to social media, and also order wall art! At this point, you can select your favorites and we can start designing your album. The online gallery also has a shop linked to it so you and your family/friends can order prints, canvases, frames etc. Easy peasy!
Can I have all the digital files from my shoot?
Portrait: My Family and Portrait sessions do not include the digital files. You will receive the web resolution files from your print selection. For example if you purchase my 'Statement' 30x30 framed print with your favourite 9 images matted and framed, you will receive the web resolutions files of those 9 images to share on social media and with family.
Weddings: You will receive the high resolution files from your wedding day coverage via online gallery. At this point you will choose your favourites and we start to design your wall art and album pieces.
Way to pay? Afterpay!
Yes, we offer Afterpay, and depending on your use of Afterpay you can spend from $500 up to $1500 with split payments during your consultation session with me.
Afterpay allows you to purchase in four installments, due every 2 weeks. For example, if you purchase an item for $200, you pay 4 installments of $50. Alternatively, if your purchase is $4000 you can pay up to $1500 with Afterpay and the balance settled with me.
There is no additional cost to use Afterpay as long as you pay on time. All of your payments are interest free, and you will receive your order confirmation right away.
Download the Afterpay app now and when you come in for your viewing session all I need is your personal barcode to process your payment, it's as easy as that!