Portrait Sessions

Portrait sessions can be taken either outdoors in natural light, or in the studio. Outdoor locations are well suited for couples and families, and they have the added bonus of making an interesting and stunning backdrop for your portraits. You may prefer to have your photo session indoors either at our studio or in the privacy of your own home if you are seeking more traditional portraits, or for the comfort of those seeking newborn or maternity sessions. I always work with you to incorporate your vision and ideas into sessions, but you can get a feel for my style and work on the Gallery page.

General Information

 

If you have never had professional photos taken, here is a run down of a typical portrait experience with Photography by Delvene. At your first point of contact, any questions you have about having your photos taken will be answered. In turn, you will be asked a few things about what you want out of the session. This will best enable me to deliver exactly what you seek, and are happy with! After scheduling a date, you will be contacted again during the week leading up to the day, to confirm time, place, and make suggestions for what to wear or bring. On the day itself, we meet and greet, and some time will be spent getting to know each of you, and then the shoot begins. At the end of the session you will be provided an estimate as to when the photos will be ready for viewing (usually up to a week for previews and up to 3 weeks for viewing your whole collection). At your scheduled portrait viewing we will go through the gallery of photos where you will have the opportunity to decide on the photos you would like to order. During this time you will be advised on any products you may wish to order. You will be notified again when any photos or products are ready to be collected.

Maternity Sessions

 

A maternity session is $150 for a one-hour session either in studio or outdoors at your preferred location. This session includes all immediate family members if you wish. Your session fee covers the photographer’s time and talent in consulting with you, shooting, image editing, the scheduled portrait viewing session, and creating and processing your orders.

The session price also includes:
* a complimentary set of small desk prints – three matted 5×7 inch prints. These are great for family gifts, or in a framed collage of three.
* Facebook or web sneak peeks
* an in-studio portrait viewing session – for viewing your gallery and ordering your selections
* a password protected online gallery that you can share with friends and family after the portrait viewing.

 

Maternity clients have the exclusive opportunity to select from the studio a collection of gorgeous maternity gowns and drapes should you wish to use them for your photo session. They are made from a variety of fabrics that allow you to feature your bump, or to be as discreet as you wish. The gowns are long and flowy, and are made from sheer material such as lace or chiffon so I recommend wearing nude coloured underwear and a strapless bra. Please visit my link to gain some ideas about what to wear or bring along for the rest of the family: What to Wear

Newborn Sessions

A newborn session is $250 and typically takes between 2-3 hours depending on if you are after a traditional stylised (posed) session, or a more relaxed lifestyle (documentary) session. The stylised session is usually done at my studio in Kellyville Ridge and is best scheduled in the first 5-10 days of birth, and the lifestyle session at your home or preferred location, anytime during the first month of birth. Your newborn session includes all immediate family members. Your session fee covers the photographer’s time and talent in consulting with you, shooting, image editing, the scheduled portrait viewing session, and creating and processing your orders.
The session price also includes:

* a complimentary set of small desk prints – three matted 5×7 inch prints. These are great for family gifts, or in a framed collage of three.
* Facebook or web sneak peeks
* an in-studio portrait viewing session – for viewing your gallery and ordering your selections
* a password protected online gallery that you can share with friends and family after the portrait viewing.

You are most welcome to arrange an obligation-free, Meet and Greet to see if you are first of all, comfortable with me photographing your baby and secondly to share any other questions or concerns you may have. I am a qualified, full-service photographer who has had extensive training in posing and handling newborn babies. Safety and comfort of your child are always my first priority. Please keep this in mind when considering a newborn photographer.

At the time of booking, a non-refundable 30% deposit is required to secure your booking. Please note newborn bookings are usually made at least a month or two in advance due to high demand. Your expected due date will be noted and contact will be made closer to the time. Once baby arrives we can schedule a day and time that suits. A newborn preparation guide detailing what to expect and prepare for the session will also be emailed to you in advance.

Family Sessions

 

A family portrait session is priced at $150 for a one hour sitting either at my studio in Kellyville Ridge, or outdoors at an agreed location. Your session fee covers the photographer’s time and talent in consulting with you, shooting, image editing, the scheduled portrait viewing session, and creating and processing your orders.

The session price also includes:

* a complimentary set of small desk prints – three matted 5×7 inch prints. These are great for family gifts, or in a framed collage of three.
* Facebook or web sneak peeks
* an in-studio portrait viewing session – for viewing your gallery and ordering your selections
* a password protected online gallery that you can share with friends and family after the portrait viewing.
A typical portrait session starts with some formal family portraits while the kids are generally happy, alert and excited. Then the rest of the session I spend capturing candid moments as you play and interact with your children in good old-fashioned fun! I find it’s during this time families have the most enjoyment, and it’s all done very lightly and casually. My clients always love the raw emotions captured during those moments that they tend to choose more of these images over the posed formal portraits. I also bring along bubbles and stickers for the kids, but you are welcome to bring any props, such as balloons etc, along for your shoot if this is something you want to incorporate into your session. Much of these details are nutted out during our pre-consultation before the session either via phone or in person.

 

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Your session fee covers the photographer’s time and talent in consulting with you, shooting, image editing, the scheduled portrait viewing session, and creating and processing your orders.

The session fee for all portraits also includes:
* a complimentary set of small desk prints – three matted 5×7 inch prints. These are great for family gifts, or in a framed collage of three.
* Facebook or web sneak peeks
* an in-studio portrait viewing session – for viewing your gallery and ordering your selections
* a password protected online gallery that you can share with friends and family after the portrait viewing.

No digital files are included in the session fee. They can be purchased additionally. Please view prices and inclusions on the Pricing page.

For a brochure detailing all our studio Products and Pricing, please contact me.

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