For a family shoot we would normally recommend three hours on location. In addition there is a number of hours of post editing work to do. For this we charge $300. Makeup is additional and starts at $90 for the first lady and $85 thereafter, concealing pimples etc on boys and girls is $15 each. The price covers the shoot time for all our staff, travel to location (up to 50km), and post editing.
You can expect to receive at least one good photo of each person, three good group photos and maybe more depending on how much time we have to change it around, up to 5 couple shots, and some combination photos of the children.
These will be supplied as digital files that will be full size images – usually 5-15MB in size. In addition we supply a DVD with all the OK non edited photos on it. Typically in that time frame this will be around 80-120 photos.
With digital cameras so readily available these days anybody can purchase a DSLR and call themselves a photographer. They may even start a small hobby business selling their photography services. But would you trust just anybody to capture the special moments related to a family event? Maybe a wedding, a special family portrait, a family reunion or birthday party or other special get together. What so often happens is that someone in the family says – I have a camera or I know someone who has one – let’s ask them to take the photos. And then 2 days later the pictures surface as blurry, out of focus, poorly framed and badly lit images, with red eyes, shiny white spots on skin from using the inbuilt flash or grainy from using the automatic indoor settings. What should have been a set of lovely memories are quickly discarded to the computer recycle bin never to surface as prints or photos that can be hung on the wall.
Here are some questions you should ask any photographer you are considering to capture your special event.
- Have you done this before? Can you show me examples?
- Have you shot in low light and other technically challenging conditions? Can you show me examples?
- What price do you charge for your services?
- Do you have a website?
- What format do you shoot in? Are you using RAW?
- Will I be able to get enlargements of these images?
- Do you have insurance?
Anybody who cannot answer these questions to your satisfaction should not be entrusted with your special event photography. At Dreamcoat Photography we can demonstrate our expertise in all sorts of commercial and family environments, weddings, studio and outdoor settings, night and day time parties and functions. We have public liability insurance, we have invested more than $30K in our equipment and continue to invest in continuous learning and development programs. Our images have been sold and used all over the world from prints to book covers and magazines and newspapers.
Shoot Date: 25 May 2013 - 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Shoot Date: 28 May 2013 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Shoot Date: 31 May 2013 - 4:00pm - 2 June 2013 - 4:00pm
Shoot Date: 31 May 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Shoot Date: 16 June 2013 - 6:30am - 11:00am
Shoot Date: 23 June 2013 - 6:30am - 11:30am
Shoot Date: 23 June 2013 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Shoot Date: 30 June 2013 - 6:30am - 3:30pm
Shoot Date: 7 July 2013 - 6:00am - 12:00pm
Shoot Date: 7 July 2013 - 9:30am - 3:30pm