Common Questions

Families, Children, Babies and Maternity

Do you photograph outdoors or in a studio?

We photograph outdoors using natural light and love making the most of the beautiful scenery around us. This way all our images are unique and special.  We also do in home photography, which may suit better for some families especially with new babies where it can be harder to leave the house.

What should we wear?

What you wear will make a big difference to the look and feel of your photographs. My advice is to wear simple classic clothing, as it will mean your images don’t date quickly. I would avoid wearing distracting logos, busy patterns and clashing colours. Most of all you need to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, so you may find jeans and a nice top or shirt is perfect!

What is the best time of the day for an outdoor photo-shoot?

There’s a time of day known as the ‘golden hour’, this is the hour after sunrise or during the last two hours before sunset in which the light is golden and softer compared to when the sun is at its highest in the sky. This could be a shoot around 4pm in the winter and around 7pm during the summer.

Can we reschedule if it rains?

Sure can! As we know that Auckland is prone to very changeable weather! If there is a shower or two and overcast skies we will go ahead with the shoot but if the forecast is heavy rain we will touch base with you on the day of your session to chat and reschedule to a new date.

Weddings

Can we meet you before deciding?

Of course! We would love to meet up in person or online and go over any other questions you might have and hear about your wedding plans so far.

Where can I find your packages and prices?

Please fill out our contact form or send us a message on our Facebook page, and we will email you our current information and collection prices. We would love to hear from you!

How do we book?

Your date will be secured once the booking form has been completed, and the deposit has been paid. If we haven’t already we would love to meet up with you to hear all about your wedding day plans.  We then catch up with you around four weeks before your wedding day and go over the final details such as the run sheet for the day, addresses of places to be, photo location ideas etc.  We are always contactable by phone or email for any questions you may have in the planning process.

Can you help me with my wedding day timeline?

Yes, definitely. We have had the pleasure of attending and photographing many weddings and can help with the timings of the day. We can also discuss with you the pros and cons of having bridal party portraits done before or after the ceremony too.

How many photographs do you deliver from a wedding day?

It all depends on how long your wedding day goes for and the collection chosen, usually the average is somewhere between 500-700 images. We don’t limit the number of images you get, you will get all the great shots.

When will we receive our photographs?

Between 4-6 weeks depending on whether you get married in peak wedding season or not. It’s important not to rush when editing photos, as we want every one to be perfect when you see them for the first time.

Do you pose us for our photos?

We are all about capturing you as naturally as possible. Our approach throughout the day is to tell your story with as little interruption as possible. During your bridal party photos, we do give direction as well as take candid shots for the in-between moments. This way you’re not standing there feeling awkward and not knowing what to do. We will guide you into positions that look natural, romantic, fun and flattering. Our aim is to capture genuine, real smiles and laughter.

What time of the day provides the best light for photography?

There’s a time of day known as the ‘golden hour’, this is the hour after sunrise or before sunset in which the light is golden and softer compared to when the sun is at its highest in the sky. This can be a challenge in summer time, as that golden hour happens roughly around 8-8.30pm. Anytime later in the afternoon is going to provide great light, just try to not plan for a photo-shoot around noon-3pm in high summer, as this is when the sun is at its harshest. And if you’re already at the point of planning your reception timeline, try to allow a small gap of half an hour around sunset to steal away from your guests for beautiful photos in the evening glow.