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Family Portraits: How does it work?

The process is so simple and enjoyable.

An initial chat.
Once we've received your contact form the first step is to book in a date for your portrait session.

Then we confirm all the booking details via email. We send you our client guide to help you prepare for you session. Then a few days before your photoshoot I'll call you to answer any questions and help you prepare for the session.

Arrive
Simply arrive on the day at our agreed time with 1-2 outfits that you’d like to be photographed in. I’ll greet you with a coffee or tea and explain a bit about how the photographic shoot will work. You'll be able to make yourself at home in the lounge area and use the changing room for privacy.

Time to be photographed
This is where the fun starts! Most people, Mums and Dads, initially feel nervous in front of the camera, especially if they’ve spent most of their lives dodging the lens! But any nerves will disappear quickly because I’ll make you feel completely at ease, offering gentle guidance. The photo shoot will usually take 30-45 minutes depending on the ages of the children. We'll include a mix of guided portraits as well as more candid ones to capture your special connection. I guarantee there will be lots of laughs!

Viewing your photos
Before we say goodbye, we make a time to have a viewing session back at the studio within one week of the portrait shoot.

Your photos are ready
Around four weeks after ordering, your photos will be ready for you to admire and cherish for years to come.

The Ultimate Girls Day Out: What's That?

These experiences should be enjoyed by every woman at least once in her life!

These are very special sessions including professional hair styling and makeup. Many women enjoy these for themselves, or you might be a Mum and daughter, or you might be a family of three generations including Grandma.

You have more time and outfit changes included in these empowering sessions, and you will feel more confident in your skin!

An initial chat.
Once we've received your contact form the first step is to book in a date for your portrait session.

Then we confirm all the booking details via email. We send you our client guide to help you prepare for you session. Then a few days before your photoshoot I'll call you to answer any questions and help you prepare for the session. I recommend making a time to pop in to meet for a coffee to plan your session and what to wear.

Arrive
Simply arrive on the day at our agreed time with 1-3 outfits that you’d like to be photographed in. I’ll greet you with a coffee or tea and explain a bit about how the photographic shoot will work. You'll be able to make yourself at home in the lounge area and use the changing room for privacy.

Time to be photographed
This is where the fun starts! Most people initially feel nervous in front of the camera, especially if they’ve spent most of their lives dodging the lens! But any nerves will disappear quickly because I’ll make you feel completely at ease, offering gentle guidance. The hair and makeup is around an hour, and the photo shoot will usually take an hour or more depending on how many people are taking part. We'll include a mix of guided portraits as well as more candid ones to capture your special connection. I guarantee there will be lots of laughs!

Viewing your photos
Before we say goodbye, we make a time to have a viewing session back at the studio within one week of the portrait shoot.

Your photos are ready
Around four weeks after ordering, your photos will be ready for you to admire and cherish for years to come.

I'm quite curvy and nervous about getting photographed.

It’s time to silence your inner critic and remind yourself that style and beauty doesn’t have a size. You are beautiful right now. And the perfect time to be photographed is now.

Celebrate your beauty. Change your life.

When you work with me, Deb Smith, you do more than just invest in stunning, portrait photographs, you invest in a service that will change your life forever.

A bold statement, but completely true. Here’s why:

You won’t be judged. You’ll feel relaxed and comfortable at all times. (I’m a real woman, just like you).

As a curvy woman myself, I have had to fight inner battles to become completely confident and comfortable in my own skin. I know that I’m beautiful, even though I don’t fit society’s unrealistic image of what ‘beauty’ is. My outlook fully changed after my very own portrait photography shoot many years ago.

Some of you will walk into my studio knowing that you’re beautiful, but some of you won’t. No matter what you think about yourself, I will see and know that you’re beautiful (it’s almost like a light that shines from within you). By the end of the session, you will see it too.

If you aren’t happy with the way you look in the photographs, I’ll re-photograph you free of charge. Your happiness is guaranteed.

You don’t have to wait until you go on a diet, be photographed now and look stunning.

Let’s capture you and your beautiful family now. Because if not now, then when? If you are always waiting for the perfect time or perfect weight, then all the current perfect moments are passing you by. Let’s capture you for always, now.

Curvy women never look ‘fat’ in my photos (there are no double chins, muffin tops or big bottoms). And more mature women never look ‘old’ or ‘plain’. I rely on diffused, natural light and expert posing to create the most beautiful portraits.

You’ll be offered a unique and personal service

I offer a personalised and customised service in my professional, Adelaide Hills-based, boutique studio. You aren’t herded in and out to make way for the next client. You are given all my time and attention.

You’ll exist in photographs again.

As a woman, do you avoid photographs because you don’t like the way you look in them? If so, you’re not alone. But the ramifications of this seemingly innocent removal are enormous, because every time you walk away from being photographed, you remove yourself from a future visual memory. In years to come when everyone is reminiscing over photos, you are nowhere to be seen in them.

When you work with me, this is how things will change for the rest of your life.

On the day of our shoot I’ll gently and expertly position you in natural and flattering poses so that you’ll look extra gorgeous. (You’ll be surprised at how just a few small changes can make such a big difference in photographs).

Armed with this knowledge, you can confidently pose in photographs forever. For the rest of your life you’ll know how to position yourself in photos in order to present your lovely curves in the best possible light.

Every time you remain in a photograph, you remain as a memory that can be cherished and reminisced about. This is a priceless gift that you are giving to yourself and your family. You deserve to exist in photos.

If you’ve ever looked through photographs of your own mother, you’ll understand how important it is to give your own children the gift of beautiful memories.

You’ll feel more confident

How you think you look, deeply affects the way you feel about yourself. I want you to feel special, worthy and beautiful. It’s important that your self-talk turns from, ‘I hate how I look in photos’ to ‘I love the way I look in photos’.

You will receive high quality photographs, as well as the option of digital packages. You will own the printing rights for all the digital images that you purchase.

I know that many of you may be a bit nervous about having a portrait photography session, so rather than asking whether you’re ready to book in for a session, I’m going to ask whether you’re ready to send me an initial, obligation-free message. In this message, I’d love to know a bit about you. Who you are. What you love doing. What makes you happy.

I’ll correspond with you, and if you feel comfortable, we can then have a chat. Of course, if you prefer to chat upfront, no problems, just give me a call. If I’m in a photography shoot please leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

How much does it cost?

SESSION FEES

All session fees include:

- your phone pre-consultation

- a photography session in studio or on location, and

- a photo credit.

Depending on the type of session, I'll show you around 30 images that will be available for purchase at your viewing and ordering appointment, a week or so after your photoshoot.


FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION$200 (includes session fee and photo credit of $100)

ULTIMATE GIRLS DAY OUT SESSION $590 (includes session, professional hair and makeup, and photo credit $400)


PORTRAIT PRODUCTS

Individual printed portraits start at $90-$480,

Framed wall prints and canvases start at $260-$1650,

Layflat Albums start at $260-$2100

and there are Value Package options available with Digital image files included from $1200-$3440.

Why work with Deb Smith?

Working with a photographer should be a relaxing, fun experience – not one filled with anxiety and fear.

You’ll be in safe and friendly hands

I love working with all kinds of people. I have been pregnant twice, and my two beautiful and lively children are both on the autism spectrum.  I am also proud to be a curvy woman.  I’m comfortable with my own body and I’m skilled at beautifully capturing yours.

Your mood is reflected in your photographs, and with me, you’ll feel safe and completely comfortable.  I’ll help you every step of the way.

For an obligation-free chat about my life changing images, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Wall Prints and Canvas

The Album

family portraits by deb smith photography

 The Folio box

 

the linen folio box
Folio box
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