Whats involved and included when you book a fine art portrait session with me.....

When you book a fine art portrait session with me you will pay my creative fee this will secure the following:


My creative fee* includes your 3 in-person appointments that make up my fine art creative process.

1. Your consultation

2. Your fine art portrait sitting

3. Your reveal & ordering session

(my photo-wardrobe is available exclusively to all of my clients)

*doesn't include make-up or hair

1. The Consultation

Where possible I do these in-person and normally from home but if that isn't viable

a video-call or a phone call can work as well to a point*.
At your consult I get to know you and your story if you have one to share.

I can listen to all your needs and wants and custom design your fine art portrait experience.

You'll also get a show-case of all of my fine art collections and prints and albums.

We will talk about money and prices and all your options for when you come back to order.

I can take credit card payments and I also offer lay-by or payment plans.

You don't have to make any decisions about what you want to order during

your consult but it will give you an idea of what you can do with your photos...

whether your more a Wall Art girl or a Folio Box girl...

My job is to take AMAZING photos of you that you can't say no to.

If you don't like your photos you don't have to order.......

So if nothing else you will have the most amazing portrait experience ever.

*if you are wanting me to style you or anyone else from my photo-wardrobe you will need an in-person


*Consults take anything from 1-3hrs depending on how many people are involved.

2. Your Sitting

I am going to look after you and who ever else you bring to your sitting to be photographed like you are family.

I all-ways bring spare towels, woolen blankets, spare gumboots, you name it I have it squeezed in my little

car for you.

If I have styled and dressed you I will have all your garments in my car steamed and ironed to perfection.

If you have booked a session on your own and you live locally to me I will even come and pick you up and

be your chauffeur so you can really relax and enjoy your sitting fully!

During your sitting I will CONSTANTLY give you HEAPS of instruction and direction and guidance on posing you will never

be left on your own.

We normally loose time really fast so while 2-3 hrs sounds like alot by the time we re-style you

and drive to each location it zooms by.

2. Reveal and Ordering Session

After your fine portrait session I will have your gallery edited and ready for your in-person reveal and ordering session

with-in 1-2 weeks of your sitting.

I do these from my home in Invercargill (super cosey and comfortable) you'll get to see a beautiful slideshow

of all of your portraits.

Together we get to re-live your fine art portrait experience...

We may laugh - we will definitely smile and sometimes we will cry - Ill have tissues.

This is my favorite part showing you YOU in a way you've never seen yourself before.

After we recover from the shock.... ill give you a moment.

Ill help you pick out your favorites and what you would like to order.


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