HOW LONG DOES A PHOTO SHOOT LAST?
A normal family shoot can take anywhere from 30m-1hr.
A Maternity shoot will last somewhere around 45m-1hr
A Newborn Shoot takes roughly 3hrs, each shoot varies but we stop to make time for settling baby, nappy changes and feeding of your baby.
A Cake Smash will take roughly 30m-45m.
Each shoot is given plenty of time to get the best photos possible and not in any way rushed - all times mentioned are just rough guides.
CAN MY OTHER CHILDREN BE IN MATERNITY OR NEWBORN SESSION?
Absolutely we are happy to include all siblings. mums and dads in all sessions.
WHAT PHOTOS ARE INCLUDED IN A NEWBORN SHOOT?
We start out with individual photos of the baby on the bean bag,
We then move to individual photos including some props,
Then if we have siblings we will then include them in some photos with baby, followed by photos with Dad and baby, mum and baby then all together as a family.
(please note, if nap time for older siblings is a consideration we may reverse the order of events depending on the ages of the children involved.
HOW DO WE BOOK A DATE WHEN WE DONT KNOW WHAT DAY OUR BABY WILL ARRIVE?
We like to book your date in advance by penciling in the due date of your baby. We understand they will rarely come on this actual day, but it helps us to plan roughly how many newborns we have in one month, so we can make sure we do not overbook. Then when the baby arrives mum or dad will contact us to let us know. Shining light will then send you a few different dates within a two-week period of babies birth you pick the date that works best for you and we go from there. After our many years of working with newborns, we have discovered the ideal time to shoot babies is between 5-12 days after your baby’s birth. Don't panic if you miss this time period we can still get some wonderful photos, but they are different from the curled up newborn photos. Please keep this in mind if you choose to wait longer.
HOW BIG CAN I PRINT MY PHOTOS?
Your photos are high resolution and fully edited so you can print to any size you wish. If you have a certain size frame in mind let us know as we are happy to resize any files to fit your desired frames.
HOW CAN I CHOOSE MY PHOTOS?
Your photos are uploaded to a private gallery, so you can choose your photos from the comfort of your own home. These photos will be low res and watermarked for our protection. You will receive your full quality photos on usb after full payment is made.
WHEN IS MY PAYMENT DUE?
At the time of your photo shoot, a $100 deposit is due. Your deposit will be deducted from your final amount which is due when your Gallery has gone up for viewing. Payment any later then 2wks after your gallery going live will be subjected to a $50 late fee. If you are having trouble making payment before this time, please contact us for a payment plan so you can avoid and late fees. (we are extremely flexible when kept up to date on what's happening)