Frequently Asked Questions
What should we wear for family photo shoots?
It's important to wear clothes that you are comfortable in and reflect you and your family and the style you are looking for, for example formal, relaxed etc. I always recommend not wearing clothes with logos or writing, or patterns that are too busy. I'm happy for you to have a selection of clothes or outfit changes during the shoot.
How far will you travel from Te Awamutu for photo shoots?
My listed prices cover any location 30 minutes drive from Te Awamutu; so Otorohanga, Cambridge, central Hamilton and Hamilton east and Pirongia are all included. While I am a based as a Te Awamutu photographer, my family photography style is on location photography therefore I will happily travel anywhere, all over the Waikato and New Zealand as long as my expenses are covered, . I love shooting at beach locations, so Raglan, Mount Maunganui and Coromanel have some of my favourite backdrops. Contact me to discuss your photography requirements, I am more than happy to customise a package and price to suit your needs.
What makes a good location for my photos?
I believe it's important to choose a location that's special to you and your family, somewhere that will make you happy and smile every time to look at the images. This does not have to be your home, I can accompany you on a family excursion to any location. If you need some ideas of incredible locations I am more than happy to share some ideas with you. I love the outdoors and have traveled to some of New Zealand's hidden jem locations.
Do I receive all the photos you take?
To ensure I capture the best possible photos, I take many, many more photos than the stated 25-30 images; however these are all duplicates of the same shot and only the best ones are edited and presented. I do not withhold beautiful images, only duplicates or substandard images. My professionally edited images are a direct reflection of my reputation as a photographer therefore I do not release unedited photos.
Can I view my photos before purchasing them?
Absolutely, we will contact you within 2 weeks of your photo shoot and give you a private password to your online viewing gallery to ensure you are 100% happy with your images. Once payment is received all images will be posted to you in a beautifully presented box and USB.
What if it rains?
I do not expect you to go ahead with a planned photo shoot if the weather decides to pour down, especially if you had your heart set on a beautiful outdoor location. I am more than happy to reschedule for no extra cost, I want you to be 100% happy with your images.
What's if my child is ill?
Please let me know if your child is sick, we can absolutely plan another date, I would never expect you to go ahead with a planned shoot if your child is unwell and not at their best. Happy children make happy beautiful photos.
Do you do newborn photoshoots?
Absolutely yes, however I do not do studio photography with hundreds of props. If you are after natural, non staged photography of your beautiful newborn in your home or garden then I would love to be your photographer to capture this special time. Please check out my gallery to see my style of photography.
If you have any questions or queries that are not answered here, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Choosing a photographer to capture precious moments can be difficult; I am my toughest critic (aside from my wife), I only produce images that I am 100% happy with. I want you to not just like your photos; I want you to love them, that's my guarantee! I look forward to hearing from you!