Questions

How much is a family portrait session?

Investing in photographing your family’s moments, stories, and history can be invaluable for parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren.

We will meet you on location, which might be your own backyard, the family weekender or a favourite beach. The portrait session will take 60 to 90 minutes possibly stretching out to 2 hours for big families or families with a young baby. Portrait session fee includes the photography, our travel within 40km from Greenwell Point and a viewing session. There is no minimum purchase at your viewing session.

Portrait session for families of up to five $150
Portrait session for families of six to ten $200
Family members with four legs (dogs, cats or horses) can join in the portrait session for free.

Viewing session:

Come and have a look at the images from your family portrait session. There is no minimum order. Simply choose your favourites and let us know if you’d like mounted or framed prints.

Orders for framed or unframed prints can be made during the viewing. Clients may choose the framing style that best suits their tastes and home decor. Costs for professional prints and framing are listed below.

Mounted prints:
5 x 7.5  $70  /  8 x 12  $100  /  10 x 15  $150  /  12 x 18  $200

Framed prints:
5 x 7.5  $160  /  8 x 12  $220  /  10 x 15  $280  /  12 x 18  $350  /  16 x  24  $430  /  20 x 30  $495

What is involved for a full day or half day of equine portraits?

We will meet you and your horse on location which might be your home, weekender, showground, horse friendly beach, or paddock. The portrait session will take a few hours depending on the theme of the shoot (e.g. casual at home or several classes at a competitive event).

Equine portrait sessions at competitive events such as gymkhanas, one day events, or show jumping could include:

  • Preparing for the day (feeding, grooming, plaiting)
  • Warming up
  • Competing
  • Quiet moments with your horse at the end of a good day

Portrait session fee includes the photography, our travel within 40km of Greenwell Point, and a viewing session. There is no minimum purchase at your viewing session.

Portrait session for a half day with one or two riders (approx. 3-4 hours)  $300

Portrait session for a full day with one or two riders (approx. 5-7 hours)   $500

Viewing session:

Come and have a look at the images from your equine portrait session. There is no minimum order. Simply choose your favourites and let us know if you’d like mounted or framed prints.

Orders for framed or unframed prints can be made during the viewing. Clients may choose the framing style that best suits their tastes and home decor. Costs for professional prints and framing are listed below.

Mounted prints:

5 x 7.5  $70  /  8 x 12  $100  /  10 x 15  $150  /  12 x 18  $200

Framed prints:

5 x 7.5  $160  /  8 x 12  $220  /  10 x 15  $280  /  12 x 18  $350  /  16 x  24  $430  /  20 x 30  $495

How much are high school formal portraits?

Take the pressure off yourself and let Pink Turtle come to your house for some family portraits with your daughter or son. After that we’ll come to the park or wherever the students meet locally before the formal. We’ll shadow your teenager and photograph candid portraits of he or she with their friends.

Packages are $250-$350 depending on travel involved and include about 90 minutes of photography roughly 45 minutes at each of the two locations.

You’ll receive a selection of low resolution images by email attachment of both the family portraits and candid portraits that are suitable for facebook.

Should you wish to purchase fully edited professional prints the costs are outlined below. There is no minimum order. Simply choose your favourites and let us know if you’d like mounted or framed prints.

Mounted prints:

5 x 7.5  $70  /  8 x 12  $100  /  10 x 15  $150  /  12 x 18  $200

Framed prints:

5 x 7.5  $160  /  8 x 12  $220  /  10 x 15  $280  /  12 x 18  $350  /  16 x  24  $430  /  20 x 30  $495

What should we wear?

Some ideas for that all important question “what should we wear?”:

  • Choose the theme of the shoot and keep it simple (casual, formal, athletic)
    • Avoid “fashion” trends
  • Think coordinated but not necessarily completely matching
  • Choose a colour palette to suit the location:
    • beach location might be pale blues, pinks, white, beige
    • playground could include 1 bright colour to add a sense of fun with kids
  • Start with a favourite item of clothing for 1 family member (e.g. Mum) and build around that
  • Large families could try similar tones of 1 or 2 colours rather than completely matching
  • Try clothes on 1 week before shoot in case someone has grown out of something or there is small repair required
  • Incorporate several textures of similar coloured clothing
  • Consider where in your home you will display your family portraits
    • Is there an established colour scheme or feature wall?
    • Will you have one large print or a collection of smaller images?
    • Will the portraits be displayed in the family rumpus room or a formal living room?
  • Wear clothes with minimal branding (e.g. no large screen prints or company logos)
  • Avoid bold stripes, plaids and busy patterns which draw the eye away from the faces

By working together, we will capture the connections unique to your family in relaxed natural portraits that you will love for a lifetime.

Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you in front of the lens soon.

How do I prepare for my shoot?

Be sure to try on the clothes you’ve chosen for the shoot a week or so before our portrait session to ensure everything fits well, feels comfortable, and has no surprise dirt marks or holes that need repairing.

Please feel welcome to bring a few favourite props, sports gear, treasured picnic blanket or anything that will help tell your family story.

Don’t worry if your child scraps their knee one day or your teenager get a pimple on their forehead. We can remove unexpected blemishes during final editing of your images.

Do you have any other tips for my session?

The most beautiful light for portraits is early morning or late afternoon whichever best suits your family.

Pink Turtle will style the portrait shoot for you or you are invited to bring props or suggest a specific theme to run through the portraits.

Themes might be:

  • At the beach
  • Family fishing on the wharf
  • At Grandma and Grandpa’s farm
  • Family fun at the park
  • A family trail ride
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