HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST FOR?
My lifestyle family sessions typically last for about 45 mins, an hour max. This is plenty of time for us to get some beautiful family portraits.
WHAT TIME OF DAY WILL MY SESSION BE?
All of my family sessions are scheduled for an hour to and hour and a half before sunset. This is the style and 'look' of my images as I like to use softer outdoor light for my portrait sessions.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TO OUR SESSION?
My suggestion is to avoid clothing with logos on it. I also suggest avoiding clashing colours and large patterns as it can be distracting in the final images. Please contact me if you'd like me to send you some colour palette suggestions. One last tip is to consider the colours in your home and what you'd like your photographs to match.
WHAT LOCATION WILL MY SESSION BE AT?
I am based in Yarrabilba and my sessions are held locally. I have a few favourite spots that I can suggest to you, either in Yarrabilba or Cedar Creek. Please ask and I can show you images from these locations.
WHAT IF WE'RE SICK?
Don't stress, we can easily reschedule to a day that suits us both.
WHAT IF MY FAMILY ARE SHY?
Again, don't stress at all. Come as relaxed as you possibly can and trust that I'll take my time and get to know you all. If this means we go over time then I'm cool bananas with that. I just want you all 100% happy and comfortable. Plus I totally get it... I'm super shy in front of the camera as well.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE AND A BLUE CARD?
Yes I absolutely have both. Please ask if you'd like more information about either of them.
CAN I PLACE FILTERS ON MY PHOTOS?
Please don't, this makes me super sad to see. I spend a lot of time honing my knowledge and skills as well as the vision for my work. If you agree to a session then I will ask you to sign a form - this is one of the stipulations I ask clients not to do. Thank you for understanding and respecting my work.
CAN I SHARE MY PHOTOS ONLINE?
Absolutely you can. You'll notice in your gallery you have the option to download photos re-sized for social media - much quicker to upload. I also appreciate a tag @luluandfriendsphotography
CAN YOU PRINT MY PHOTOS FOR ME?
I am more than happy to help you with this for a fee of $50. I will correctly re-size and prepare your images for printing and send them to the company I use. They are absolutely amazing and provide a money back guarantee on all of their products. You don't have to pay any surcharge above what I would pay, however payment is due before I send the order through. Please ask and I will be happy to let you know what products are available.
CAN I HAVE MY SESSION AT ANOTHER LOCATION?
If you would like your session to be photographed on the coast (i.e the beach) or in Brisbane and the surrounds, there is $100 surcharge.
WHAT DAYS DO YOU HAVE AVAILABLE?
My sessions are available Monday to Friday. If you would like a weekend session there is a $100 surcharge as well, simply because I have to utilise private childcare. Thanks so much for understanding.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
If it's full on pelting down, then unfortunately we will have to reschedule. I normally make that call a few hours before our session so I'll let you know in advance. If it's just a few cute sun showers however, then the session is on!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
I always suggest bringing snacks, water, mozzie spray (in case we go to the creek), any favourite toys or books for your little ones and a rug to sit on. If you're a bribing mum or dad like me too, they always help!
WHEN IS MY PAYMENT DUE?
Payment is due three days before your session and I will email you an invoice. If you'd prefer to pay cash, payment is due at the start of the session.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS DO I GET?
I provide approximately 30-40 full resolution images from a portrait session. These are carefully edited and they are the chosen best ones from all that I have taken on the day.
DO YOU PROVIDE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS?
Yes I do. You get a black and white copy from every colour photograph I have chosen for your gallery.
HOW DO I GET MY PHOTOS?
I will send you a small sneak peek either privately or on social media (your choice) a day after your session. I then provide you with an online password protected gallery approximately a week after your session. You can easily download all of the high resolution from within your gallery and you can share it with family and friends as well.
CAN I BRING OUR FUR KIDS?
Of course you can! Please don't forget treats, leads and water. :)
DO YOU OFFER GIFT VOUCHERS?
Yes I do. They are also available on payment plans. I will then deliver your hand printed gift voucher to you.
Please don't hesitate to email me, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.