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Answers to the questions you want to ask
Portrait Photography Individual / Cosplay / Models / Couples and Friends
I'm a beginner. Do you provide any tuition?
Absolutely. We will work together to ensure that you get the look you want and the poses that convey who you are and what you want to project in the photos. There are a variety of poses and techniques to practise and get comfortable with and whether you start practising before the shoot or on the day I will guide you through various styles until we are both happy we have got the look that is right for you.
What is the consultation all about?
To plan the perfect portrait portfolio for you, we work together on the shoot so I get to know you and what your expectations are. We will discuss what kind of style you are interested in; high fashion, editorial, catwalk, sports and fitness, glamour, tattoo etc. We will talk about your personal style, what experience you have had, what kind of clothes you usually wear, what look you want to convey, who the audience is for the photos etc. I will also ask you to put together a mood board containing reference photos you like from various social media sites or magazines that you are inspired by. You may also have a favourite role model you wish to emulate. From the mood board we can plan your shoot, location, outfits etc. to create a stunning portfolio for you.
What happens at the shoot?
When you arrive, we will discuss all of the outfits you have brought with you. We then plan the order of outfits for the shoot and timing for each. If you are accompanied by a make up artist or friend we will also discuss the role they will play. We will discuss poses as we go and explore tips and tricks to create an amazing portfolio. We will also discuss anything that we believe may enhance the session as we go, trying new things and challenge each other to get the best results. Most of all we will have fun, its a stress free shoot.
How do you select the photos for me?
As we progress through the shoot I like to provide you with the opportunity of reviewing the photos, just to see we are on track. I also get immediate feedback on how you feel about what we are taking. Once the session is over I take the photos back to the studio and I produce a proof sheet of the photos for your review and selection or I can take the guess work out of the process and choose the best and most suitable photos for editing based on my experience.
How do I book a session?
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned model looking to upgrade a portfolio or new look, give me a call on 0419 136 048, choose the package you want and make a booking directly through my services page, or send me an email from the contact page with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to capture a unique collection of eye catching photographs that show off your individual style, look and diversity.
What's included in the price?
All packages include consultation prior to the shoot, travel time within the Sydney Metro area, the photography session and professionally edited photos displayed in a private online gallery and available for unlimited download via a secure link from my website
How many photos will I get?
That will depend on the package you book for and a minimum number will be agreed upfront. Usually I will exceed the minimum package number because I prefer to give you value for money knowing the shoot will exceed expectations.
Do I pay a deposit?
That will depend on your circumstances but you would usually pay a 50% deposit that is refundable if I need to cancel the shoot and we can't agree a new date.
What if I have to cancel?
It will depend on circumstances but I would generally retain some of the deposit if there has been time spent on initial consultation and establishing mood boards. I will always try to reschedule without penalty.
Family Photography / Groups
Where will the family photography session take place?
The family sessions are shot at any time during the day to suit your schedule. Mikey understands how busy family life can be so he will fit in with you, but early morning or afternoon light will produce the best outdoor results. You may have a favourite location nearby to where you live or Mikey can suggest a location within Sydney that suits. There are lots of great locations to choose from around the Sydney area or if you prefer a more posed indoor shoot, or your own backyard, Mikey will come to you
What do we wear?
You can wear whatever you want. Smart casual always look s great, and you will feel comfortable and relaxed although you can choose a special outfit or theme if you prefer. It’s also nice if everyone wears complimentary colours to avoid any clashes. Try to avoid big logos or patterns that clash as they will be a distraction. Mikey can advise as part of the initial consultation.
How many people can be in a session?
The price is based on a family of 5. For larger groups the shoot time may have to be extended or the number of individual photos adjusted. Larger groups can of course be accomodated but we may have to discuss the finer details to make sure you get what you need.
Can we bring our pets?
Of course, the more the merrier - but remember it may be a bit more challenging.
How long will our session be?
The package allows up to 90 minutes but this can be changed based on your circumstances. Depending on the extent of the change there may be price alteration but generally there will be some flexibility.
How many photos will we get?
There will be around 50 professionally edited photos but this will vary depending on how the shoot goes and whether there are any specific requirements for certain family members. Quite often an individual member may want their social media portfolio updated for example so this can also be accommodated within the time frame. If it is significant, an additional session can always be arranged.
What's included in the price?
Included in the price is the initial consultation, travel within the Sydney metro area, 90 min photography session, professional editing and online gallery. All the photos are yours to download, print, share and use however you wish. Additional services such as wall prints, acrylic blocks sets can be arranged for an additional cost.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Updated: 30 August 2022
All images shall remain with the Photographer unless agreed to in writing by Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd.
A model release may be requested by Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd in instances where the photographs may be used for the promotion of Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd or for the purposes of stock photography, magazine submissions or for any other purpose reasonably required by Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd.
SOCIAL MEDIA CREDIT
For all images used on social media by the Client, it would be appreciated if a photographer credit is provided by tagging or a mention in comments on social media platforms. Instagram: @mikeylaneportraits
RATES & PAYMENT
Rates are outlined in the various packages. For general standard rates outside package rates, one hour or part thereof is $150 and a day rate (taken as 8 hours) is $1000
A deposit of 50% may be requested before the day of the shoot. Full payment of the balance is required before delivery, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Photographer. Credit Card payments incur a 2.5% surcharge. All prices, quotes & estimates provided are in AUD (Australian currency) and include GST (10% Goods and Services Tax).
In the event of a cancellation or postponement of a shoot by the Client, the Client shall pay all expenses incurred by Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd up to the time of cancellation, plus a fee to be agreed upon. Any variation will be at the sole discretion of Mikey Lane Photography. Deposit/Booking fees, if charged, are non-refundable or transferable. If a shoot is cancelled by the Client within 24 hours of departure of the shoot, the client shall also pay 50% of the anticipated photographic fee if the job can't be rescheduled and 100% of the anticipated fees of any subcontractors and hired equipment booked for the job.
In the event the shoot is cancelled by Mikey Lane Photography, the Client will have the option of rescheduling the shoot at no additional cost or receiving a full refund of any monies paid.
COSTS OF RECOVERY
The debtor/s shall pay for any and all costs incurred by Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd in the recovery of any monies owed under this Agreement.
Travel rate is charged at $50 per hour or part thereof or a fixed km rate, whichever is the cheaper, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd. Travel rate applies outside of the Sydney Metropolitan Area, Interstate and Overseas.
All costs incurred including but not limited to kilometres (charged at $0.75c per/km), parking costs, flights, transfers, car hire, taxi, hotel and meal allowance are payable by the Client.
Image retouching beyond the editing initially provided can be quoted as per image or per hour rate depending on the project. This is additional to the editing included within the photography session, hourly, half-day or full day rates. Any additional photograph retouching will provide one final edited Hi-Res image in JPEG format unless stated otherwise by the client.
The photos will be delivered to the client in JPEG format unless stated otherwise by digital download. The urgent request of images may incur a priority turnaround fee. This applies to event photography but not limited too, where images are required outside the general turn around time. Where delivery incurs additional costs to Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd, the client agrees to pay those costs.
TURN AROUND TIME
Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd agrees to deliver the images within an acceptable timeframe, generally within 5 business days, but may vary depending on the length, and complexity of the photo shoot and the photos to be provided. Extra time may be required for editing purposes and will be determined and advised by Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd. Delivery of images to be no longer than 10 business days.
All original images are backed up with Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd who will take all reasonable steps to protect the original copies. The client agrees to release Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd from all liability relating to the loss or destruction of images where the circumstances are beyond the control of Mikey Lane Photography Pty Ltd.