What is included in my shoot price?

• You have use of our beautiful chaise.

• You have the use of our wardrobe (size dependent), accessories and props.

• We help you with your styling, dressing and posing. You will be guided every step of the way.

• During your session we take plenty of images and you will have anywhere from 100-150 to choose from for editing and printing.

• Please email Karen on experience@deanagar.com.au for a pdf version of our price list plus any further details that you may need.

Will my images end up online for everybody to see?

Absolutely not.

The photos we show on our site, and social media are from sessions where the client gives us written permission to use them.

Not everybody is happy to have their images online, and we respect that 100%. We will never publish any images without your permission.

All private sessions remain absolutely private.

Can I purchase additional images later?

We will keep your images for a month from your session at which time images that were not purchased will be deleted, but, we do keep all purchased images with backups so if you lose your prints or digital files,  simply contact us.

Can I mix styles?

We shoot many different styles of photography so you are welcome to mix it up or include your children or partner into your session as well.

Where are we?

We are conveniently located at Bulimba (8km from Brisbane CBD) and our studio is a home studio which our clients love. This means there is complete privacy for you, with no chance of somebody wandering into your session. Our studio is on the ground floor of our townhouse which means easy access (no stairs) for disabled clients.  We do not have any children unless you count our beautiful Samoyed, Sammie (who will be present during your session and is often requested to make an appearance in photos). If you or anybody in your family is afraid of dogs simply let us know and Sammie will not be in your session. Samoyeds are hypoallergenic for those with pet allergies. You will feel relaxed and completely at home with us. We are situated at 6/48 Stuart Street, Bulimba, only a block from wonderful Oxford Street.

Is the photographer male or female?

This is a question that we are asked from time to time.

We are a husband and wife team. Dean is the photographer & retoucher and I (Karen) assist and style your session. I am present at all times and both Dean and I pride ourselves on creating a relaxed environment so that we can capture the best possible photos during your session.

Many women feel very nervous about the thought of being in front of a strange man and they feel that they must have a female photographer. My advice would be to go with the photographer whose work you like the best. The session is only a few hours but the images will last a lifetime. Almost everyone is nervous before a session but those nerves fade very quickly as you focus on poses and ideas. Our focus is on giving you an unforgettable experience but also in achieving the very best images for you with the right pose to compliment your body, the right lighting and styling.

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Hair and Makeup

You are welcome to do your own hair and makeup but, for the very best results we recommend and prefer that you have it professionally done here in our studio. We will arrange for one of our talented artists to be here upon your arrival for your professional makeover. This consists of makeup in the style of your choice to suite your session, and your hair either straightened or curled.

Preparation for your shoot

If you have decided to have your hair and makeup done by our artist please arrive with clean dry hair and a clean face without any makeup at all. If you are doing your own hair and makeup please arrive with this done and ready to shoot with us. Please make sure that your foundation is perfectly even as uneven foundation is very difficult to repair in photoshop. Be sure to have a good nights sleep the night before and most importantly, don’t overthink it. Just pack the night before and get an early night.

How long will my shoot take

Arrival time is generally around 9 – 9.30am depending upon whether you are using our makeup service. We can be flexible if you have children to drop to school before your session so just let us know.

Most sessions will take around 3 – 4 hrs which includes your makeover time, session and time after the session to go through the images and choose your favourites for editing and printing.

If you need to collect children after your session just let us know your time schedule. You should be leaving our studio by around 1pm or 1.30pm at the latest.

What do I need to bring?

Bring a nice range of outfits including casual, formal or smart. If you are booking a couples or family session try to bring sympathetic colours. They don’t have to all match, just be in the same tonings. It’s Ok to bring more than you need so that we can sort out the best and most suitable. Be sure to have your outfits clean, pressed and free of pet hair as our camera will pick up all imperfections. Bring accessories and a pair of heels to match. It’s a good idea to bring a light outfit, dark outfit and some colour also. We will have a chat about what to wear before your session.

What do we have for your use?

We have a range of outfits for different styles of photography so please be sure to ask what we might have for your style of session.

What do we have for children?

We have a selection of beautiful dresses, props and accessories for girls aged 6 – 18

Payment & Terms

A deposit is required to secure your booking. The remainder of your package price is due on the day of your session after you have made your selections and before your images are retouched. You can pay by direct transfer, credit card, paypal or by cash. Please speak to us if you need payment terms.

Once your deposit has been received we will book your makeup artist (if you have chosen that service) and secure your date. Please choose your date carefully. We know that sometimes things come up but please give as much notice  as possible (at least 48hrs) if you need to change your date. Please note that deposits are refundable for cancellations more than 1 week from your session date and are transferable to a different date more than 24 hours from your session date. If you change or cancel within 24hrs of your session date or if you fail to turn up on the day you will lose your deposit.

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