2018 Winter Portrait Session
Portrait Pricing and Process
For some reason I have never felt comfortable pricing up Portrait shoots. I’ve researched other photographers and their packages and prices for years but I’ve always struggled with what to offer myself. So finally after many years of deliberating on how and what to offer, here it is… the ULTIMATE PORTRAIT PACKAGE and it’s outlined below…
The ULTIMATE PORTRAIT PACKAGE includes…
- Pre-Shoot meeting to determine the style of photography you are after and the best shoot location for your needs
- A 30-60 minute Portrait Shoot
- 50 Hi-res digital images copyright free on USB including Professional graphic enhancements
Why only ONE package? Many Photographers will not relinquish the digital images as they usually make their money with overpriced enlargements and inflated framing costs but I have found through my years as a Wedding photographer that people prefer to simply have the digital images for their own use. Therefore I offer you a complete perfect portrait photography package for $380!
Read more to find out how to get the best out of your shoot…
How it all works...
After an initial pre-shoot meeting and the actual shoot your photographs are edited selecting only the best images. These are sent to a professional graphic artist for a finalising prep. This involves colour correction, sharpening, whitening of the eyes and teeth, blemish removal and the occasional need for liquefying, producing a polished and flattering result. The final images are then hosted in your own password secured online gallery for you to choose your favourite portrait photograph(s). All orders can be made online and the prints will be posted out within 10 working days. For framed images and larger orders pickup is necessary.
Tips to ensure a good Portrait shoot
Before anything takes place consideration should be given as to where you intend to hang your portrait? If you have chosen a particular wall wear clothes or use props perhaps that will suit the colouring of the wall and room in general. And of course everybody wants to look their best on the day so here are some quick common sense tips to ensure a great outcome...
When choosing clothing Consider the setting for the portriat shoot. Contrasting clothes are great for studio shots where a backdrop is used. However, if your shoot is taking place in a bush setting then avoid greens and browns and the same goes for lighter browns and beiges if you are having a beach shoot. Busy patterns, pastels and logo’s are also best avoided as they can distract from the subject of the portrait. Simple clothes work best! Denim jeans, khaki’s and solid colour tops or a cute dress or skirt and blouse always works for the ladies. Also try to wear clothes complimentary to your partner so you don’t clash. Bring a change of clothes if you wish and if you are having a pregnancy shoot wear loose clothing that won’t leave impressions or marks in your skin.
Hair, particularly for the ladies, is one of the most important things to prepare for a good portrait outcome. Freshly styled hair is a big advantage. Most gals don't need to be told that and for the gents a recent haircut, and freshly shaven/trimmed appearance is also a good idea.
Makeup – Skin
Makeup is of course very important for women, and most know what best suits them. However you may choose to have professional makeup applied for the shoot. Matte make-up always provides a good result as it helps eliminate shiny skin.
Newborns & Babies
Nothing beats the skin of a newborn and generally they are photographed in the flesh or minimal clothing to show their rolly bits and cuteness. Feel free to bring props and cute beany’s or whatever you like for the shoot. Special teddy’s or toys can help to create great memories.
Choose clothing that will show off your bump. Sheer fabrics, a variety of clothing to swap between or some flattering lingerie also works well.
I retouch all portraits to some degree. Portraits often need finalising with whitening of the eyes and teeth, blemish removal and generally retouching for a polished and flattering result.
Final Proofing and Image Selection
You will be provided with a link to your own password secured gallery. Choose your images for reprint and enlargement via the online ordering system. Your prints will take up to 10 working days to deliver from your order date. Bigger orders and framed enlargements will of course take longer.
Payment for the portrait can be made on the day or online via Visa, Mastercard, PayPal or direct credit. Payment for orders is done through my website as you order. Framed portraits are paid for on pickup.
Graham Hall -Photographer- retains the copyright on the images, by photographic industry convention. However no further royalties are charged on the client images and all clients have full further usage rights over their images.
* Within a 50km range of the CBD