Thank you for your interest in booking a photographic session with me! To help ensure a great session I’ve created this page to answer some frequently asked questions.
My aim is to capture you and anyone you are photographed with as naturally as possible. Whilst there are some ‘posed’ shots, the session will be centered on making everyone feel comfortable and even to have some fun! I cater for people who want a Life Portrait – something they can feel good about putting up on their walls.
Scheduling the Photo Shoot
For an outdoor shoot, the best times for photo sessions are either first thing in the morning (between 8.00am-10.00am) or later in the afternoon (between 4.00pm-6.00pm) as this will ensure we get the best natural light.
If you are looking for a studio shoot we can pick any time suitable to your schedule/s. There is an additional charge for studio hire.
I am happy to travel to your home if you have a suitable outdoor area (private garden, poolside) alternately we can go to an outdoor location of your choice. My previous clients have had their photo shoots at the Botanical Gardens, Sentosa Island, East Coast Parkway, Esplanade, Sky, on a Beach and/or at their home. Being comfortable is the key. You get to choose one location for your shoot. Should you like a couple of locations, we’ll need to do a revised quote as this will include the time on the shoot.
If we are shooting outdoors I would recommend you wear comfortable clothing. Plain colours work best if you are interested in converting your photos to black and white i.e. nothing too patterned. You may want to consider a change of clothing too – for emergencies – especially if you have young kids! I have a changing tent which I can bring along on the day so this will make things easy. Bright colours always look great so a variety of complimentary colours can work too. Check out my previous shoots to get an idea of what you may like to achieve on the day of your photo shoot.
I have found that its best to keep accessories worn to a minimum (watches, bracelets etc) as these can draw the eye away from the subject of the photographs – you!
If we've booked an outdoor shoot and the weather looks bad, we can organize another time/date at a time mutually convenient. Alternately, we can switch to an outdoor location. We will touch base first thing in the morning should the weather look unstable.
If you have young children coming along on the shoot I would recommend that you bring a couple of your child’s favourite toys (such as their favourite ball, a teddy bear) along so we can use these as props on the day if needed. Keep all toys hidden until necessary. In some cases, not all – bribery can work well too! Think a new ‘present’ or ‘ favourite thing to do’. A picnic blanket is also useful for shots taken whilst sitting on the ground.
The Photo Shoot
The photo shoot price includes a pre-session discussion and the photography session. Once the photos are ready for viewing you can view them online through our website by use of your own personal password. As part of your package you receive one 5R and one 8R photo print of your choice. A CD of photographs (sized 2R) is also given as part of your package - these are suitable for the web and or small size printing. You will usually end up with around 50 photos (sometimes a little more) to view. Note: Photographer has final say on which photographs are released on disc.
Large Photo Prints
Larger sized photo prints are available at an extra cost.
Photographs that you will see at your viewing will have already undergone some editing. Additional minor enhancements can be done to prints if you are purchasing photo prints.
Full payment of your chosen package is required in advance to confirm your photo session. This is non-refundable. All cheques should be made payable to Zurina Bryant Photography and mailed to 10 Winstedt Road #03-14, Singapore 227977. If you prefer I can email you a bank account to do a bank transfer.
Should something urgent come up on the day of the shoot and you need to reschedule you can postpone your shoot to a mutually convenient date.
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