Pre-Shoot Checklist

  • Check out our website PortfolioFacebook and Pinterest to get inspired and the idea ball rolling!
  • Remember that we are unable to photograph minors (under-18s) without a parent or guardian present throughout the shoot and viewing.
  • Allow 3.5 – 4 hours for your booking (shoot and viewing) so you can relax and enjoy the experience and don’t feel rushed.
  • Temporary skin blemishes etc can generally be removed in post production, so don’t stress about last minute pimples, scratches etc.
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  • Check out our range of quality artwork
  • Consider your decorating style (modern, traditional etc) so you have an idea of what sort of artwork will suit your house.
  • Think about where you might put new artwork (many of our customers measure their wall space prior to the shoot).
  • As we only do the one viewing, consider who you want to bring with you to assist you in choosing artwork.
  • Discuss with your partner the artwork options so you are both prepared for your viewing and have an idea of what you both might want (this makes the selection process a little easier for you!)
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, as well as cash payments
  • We also have a variety of payment options – if you think you might want to use one of these, make sure you bring your drivers license and bank account (or credit card) details.
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Please note, due to time and space constraints, hair and makeup is only available for one person per shoot, and can only be added to a beauty or a couples shoot. 

  • Makeup must be booked prior to the day of your shoot. If you would like to add this onto your experience, contact the team and we can see if a makeup artist is available for your booking.
    • Hair and makeup as standard is $50 ($70 for a Saturday) and is paid directly to the makeup artist. As they work freelance any vouchers etc are not able to be used to pay for hair and makeup.
  • NOTE: come without any makeup on if getting hair & makeup done at studio (& ensure all old makeup i.e. mascara is completely removed).
    • – this ensures that our makeup artist can create an even finish and make you look your best!
  • Consider prior to coming in how you would like your hair and makeup – google and Pinterest are good places to look for photos to get some inspiration!
  • Let us know prior to coming in if you have any cosmetic/skincare allergies so the makeup artist can take this into consideration and ensure she has suitable products
  • If you would like false eyelashes applied, please bring these with you, alternatively let us know so we can advise the makeup artist to provide these, at an additional $10 per pair

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  • Ask us to book a freelance hair & makeup artist for you if required, otherwise ensure you are ready for your shoot when you arrive (we use beautiful soft lighting, so many customers are happy to do their own makeup).
  • Consider what clothes you want to bring – as its an individual shoot we can normally get through 2-3 different looks.
  • If you are considering getting skin, lingerie or swimwear shots done, bring suitable lingerie and wear loose fitting clothes to the shoot so you don’t have elastic marks digging into your skin
  • If you wear nail polish make sure it is either freshly applied or completely removed – chipped nail polish is difficult to retouch.
  • Decide whether you want to bring your fur babies with you! Check out additional info below for what to consider if a furry companion will be in your shoot.

Check out our Pinterest boards for inspiration of what to bring in, and for the feel that you are looking for!

SHOOTS THAT INCLUDE PETS
  • Ensure your pet is well groomed for the shoot so they are looking their best as well!
  • Wear them out prior to the shoot to ensure they are settled and well behaved (remember its a new environment so even the most well trained dog will require time to settle)
  • Arrive early to allow time for ‘walkies’ – there is a park down the road from the studio if more energetic dogs require a run before the shoot
  • Treats and toys are useful in getting their attention and rewarding them for good behaviour – so remember to bring them with you.
  • If your pet has a nice soft bed/pet beanbag, it is often a good idea to bring it to help them settle, especially if they love curling up in it for a nap!
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  • Discuss ideas with your partner and get their input on whether they are happy to show skin etc and what clothes they want to bring in.
  • Bring in a couple of outfits for each of you.
  • Think of what you love about your partner that we can capture (e.g. their smile, the way they cuddle you in close, their playful nature etc)
  • Discuss with your partner whether you want to bring your fur babies with you! Check out additional info below for what to consider if a furry companion will be included your shoot.

Check out our Pinterest boards for inspiration of what to bring in, and for the feel that you are looking for!

SHOOTS THAT INCLUDE PETS
  • Ensure your pet is well groomed for the shoot so they are looking their best as well!
  • Wear them out prior to the shoot to ensure they are settled and well behaved (remember its a new environment so even the most well trained dog will require time to settle)
  • Arrive early to allow time for ‘walkies’ – there is a park down the road from the studio if more energetic dogs require a run before the shoot
  • Treats and toys are useful in getting their attention and rewarding them for good behaviour – so remember to bring them with you.
  • If your pet has a nice soft bed/pet beanbag, it is often a good idea to bring it to help them settle, especially if they love curling up in it for a nap!
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  • Remember, we always photograph your whole family, so make sure you and your partner come dressed for the shoot too.
  • Choose clothes for each participant that help express their personality – the outfits don’t necessarily have to all match with each other.
  • Discuss ideas with your partner and get their input.
  • Consider bringing props that showcase each participant’s individuality and talents e.g. musical instruments, sporting outfits etc.
  • It’s best if small children don’t eat during the shoot, but it’s a good idea to bring snacks for after.
  • Kids can sometimes get restless during the viewing, so it is a good idea to bring some age appropriate toys/amusements to keep them occupied (we have a few things in studio if you forget)
  • Decide if you would like to include that four-legged family member in the shoot as well! Check out additional info below for what to consider if a furry companion is coming with you.

Check out our Pinterest boards for inspiration of what to bring in, and for the feel that you are looking for!

FAMILY SHOOTS WITH BABIES
  • We allow plenty of time for the shoot, so don’t worry if baby wants a feed, change or a nap during the shoot (we can get beautiful shots when they are both asleep and awake).
  • Consider bringing in any sentimental accessories e.g. hand made baby blankets or other props you want included in the photos.
  • Consider if you want skin shots of your baby (and how much skin you and your partner are willing to show).
SHOOTS THAT INCLUDE PETS
  • Ensure your pet is well groomed for the shoot so they are looking their best as well!
  • Wear them out prior to the shoot to ensure they are settled and well behaved (remember its a new environment so even the most well trained dog will require time to settle)
  • Arrive early to allow time for ‘walkies’ – there is a park down the road from the studio if more energetic dogs require a run before the shoot
  • Treats and toys are useful in getting their attention and rewarding them for good behaviour – so remember to bring them with you.
  • If your pet has a nice soft bed/pet beanbag, it is often a good idea to bring it to help them settle, especially if they love curling up in it for a nap!