Frequently Asked Questions

February 22, 2019

Brisbane based wedding Photographer, Eve Wheeler from Photography2envy, works hard to provide you with the perfect photography experience.  Today we’re talking questions about if you’re planning a shoot  but, if I haven’t answered all of your questions, please just ask! 

How do I secure a portrait session with you? 
It’s super easy! All you have to do is contact me with the date you’re interested in and I’ll get you all set up. I do require a 25% deposit to secure the date 

How would you describe your style? 
I like to take a natural approach to my portraits. While I do pose my clients, I do so in a way that doesn’t feel forced or non-genuine. As for my editing techniques, I’ll talk to you about what you prefer but personally I love bright and well-lit photographs that are full of color 

How many people are allowed in a portrait session?
That depends on the portrait package you choose. I offer family portrait sessions, which allow both parents, all children and up to two pets. Sometimes grandparents come along too but keep in mind that if it takes longer you will need to purchase extra time.  Because family sessions require more coordination and work, they’re a little more expensive than, say, a business portrait with one person 

What happens if it rains or someone gets sick? 
Stuff happens, but that’s OK. If you prefer an outdoor session, you can always reschedule for another day. If rescheduling isn’t feasible, I always have backup indoor locations to shoot in. As for people getting sick, etc., we can definitely reschedule 

Will you travel outside of Brisbane? 
Depending on my scheduling, I have no problem traveling. If it’s outside of 30kms from my Birkdale studio and a drivable distance, I charge a per-km fee  

How do you take payments? 
To book and lock in your session date, I require a 25% booking fee. You can do this as far in advance as you like. The remaining 75% must be paid on or before your session day. You can pay that 75% in one lump sum or send it in smaller increments over time — whatever is easiest for you. I accept direct deposit, cash or PayPal 

What happens if my child freaks out? 
This is a completely normal fear and we get it. Kids are unpredictable and sometimes a temper tantrum is inevitable. When this happens, we will simply take a little break, allow you to calm your child down by talking/feeding/playing and then take the appropriate steps to easing back into the session. We will never force photos or send you on your way. That’s a promise!

Can I share the photos on social media? 
Of course. We love it when people share our photographs. We just ask that you don’t crop out our logo and that you link to our webpage or blog when possible. 

Do you do mini sessions? 
Photography2envy hosts several mini sessions throughout the year and I’d love to have you sign up for one! We typically do holiday mini sessions, which make for great holiday greeting cards. Stay up to date by checking out my blog on the regular basis or by “following” me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Do You Give Discounts for Referrals? 
I do! If you send a client our way and they book a session, I’ll provide you with either a $50 printing credit or 10% off your next session package, including mini sessions.

What should I wear to my session?
Ultimately, what you wear depends on what you’re most comfortable in. If you are unsure about what’s most flattering or what will go best with your location setting, don’t hesitate to reach out and connect. I have lots of ideas! 

Do I have control over what images you share?
Of course. No matter what session I’m photographing, I will always make sure that you have a say in whether or not I post to social media or my blog. 

Will you come to my home?
Definitely! While most of my sessions take place on-location or in my studio, I can always take photographs at your house. This option is particularly popular with newborn photos, pet portraits and sometimes family sessions. Do note that I prefer to photograph in a room that’s extremely well lit with natural light

How far in advance should I schedule my session?
This, of course, depends on the session type. For example, I think some of the best maternity photos are taken between the seven and eight month mark. Newborn photos should be taken within the first two weeks of your child’s birth and engagement session photos should be taken with enough time to get your photos back so that save-the-dates and/or invitations are sent out in a timely matter. Other than that, when you book is up to you!

Do you photograph destination weddings, sessions and other events outside your immediate area?  
Yup, I sure do! Contact me and we’ll discuss the details 

How long does it take for me to get my proofs?
The waiting game is never any fun. For that reason, I work quickly to get your proofs to you. For larger events where lots of pictures are taken — including weddings or corporate events — this can take up to six weeks. For smaller sessions, I typically have proofs to you within a week or two.  The really fun part though is that I usually send a sneak peek within 24 hours of your shoot

What kinds of products do you offer?
I offer a whole range of prints and products, not limited to gift and wall prints, canvas, wood prints, fabric and leather bound albums, invitations, cards and more. Check out the pricing pages on this website or call me for more information.

How many outfit and location changes can I have?
I never limit your outfit or location changes. All I ask is that you keep in mind that the time it takes for you to change or for us to move to another location does count toward your session time. If you have a larger family or are planning for more changes, it’s probably best to choose a session with a higher time allotment. If you’re unsure about which package is best for you, feel free to ask! 

I have a question for you that isn’t answered here.
What should I do? Give me a ring and shoot me an email and I’ll get you taken care of ASAP.

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