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Photography

I’ve been taking photos for just about as long as I can remember. I’d come home from a school excursion to the Zoo, with 24 exposures used up and ready for developing….much to Mum’s annoyance!! Thankfully since those childhood days, digital photography was invented, and my photographic skills have improved somewhat.

Truth be told, my big dream is to be a birth and death photographer. (Think “Elizabeth Kubler-Ross”) As strange as it may at first sound, having walked to the end of the road with my Mamma and my Gran, I believe one’s passing can be an event worthy of capturing delicately and sensitively on film. In the West we tuck death away behind closed doors…..but one day I hope that death, like birth, is seen more as a life event to be honoured and photographed for generations to remember. (I offer FREE photographic services to all parents who’s bubba was born sleeping, to capture their gorgeous angel on film before saying their final goodbyes.)

The homebirth of my beautiful Bubba has inspired me all over again too. One of my biggest regrets is not hiring a birth photographer to capture Treya’s amazing birth…..this may be fuelling my newfound passion for birth photography…which has also lead to a new passion for pregnancy and newborn photography. OK, I confess! I’m into “all things Bubba!!!”

My style? I love really contrasty and grainy black and whites, and for those including people, I prefer candid natural shots rather than “smile for the camera” ones (though they have there place too of course!). I love shooting outside on location…preferably in spectacular locations, and do not actually do “studio” photography at this stage. I have no real preferred subject…rather anything that catches my eye or touches my soul. You’ll notice from the shots located in the Gallery that I’ll shoot just about anything! http://www.pickledtink.com.au/photography-gallery/

Pricing:

PREGNANCY AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY within a 50km radius of Ettalong (unless otherwise specified)

OPTION ONE: Deluxe location

  • Investment – $550.00. This includes:
  • 2 hour shoot at a maximum of 2 different locations on the Central Coast. I will suggest various locations and you can choose depending on what look you are after.
  • The provision of some optional props e.g. beautiful fabrics, jewellery, even clothes if need be.
  • 20+ edited images provided on a disc for you to print as you like, with my recommended printers. (There will likely be way more!)
  • A mixture of black & white and colour images provided.
  •  “Standard” editing.  If you would like additional editing e.g. removal of cellulite, imperfections etc, this is costed at $20 per image and is carried out by a highly trained professional retoucher.
  • 13 prints @5×7 inches (13x18cms)
  • 2 prints @ 8×10 inches (20x25cms)
  • If you choose to sign a model release form, giving me permission to use some of your images for promotional purposes, I then include a FREE 12×18 inch (30x46cm) print by way of saying “thank you”.

OPTION TWO: Budget location –  THIS PACKAGE HAS BEEN permanently REDUCED from $300.00 

  • Investment – $200.00This includes:
  • 1 hour shoot at a  location in Gosford Shire. I will suggest various locations and you can choose depending on what look you are after.
  • A minimum of 15 edited images provided on a disc for you to print as you like, with my recommended printers. (There will likely be more!)
  • A mixture of black & white and colour images provided.
  •  “Standard” editing.  If you would like additional editing e.g. removal of cellulite, imperfections etc, this is costed at $20 per image and is carried out by a highly trained professional retoucher.
  • If you choose to sign a model release form, giving me permission to use some of your images for promotional purposes, I then include a minimum of 5 images in black and white AND colour.
  • Note: In order to keep fees down, no actual prints are provided with this package – you’ll need to do that yourself.

For jobs further afield, , I may also need to factor in travel time and fuel, so please contact me to discuss your needs. Operating in this manner allows me to keep costs down for my customers.

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY (for bubbas 7-10 days old) within a 50km radius of Ettalong (unless otherwise specified) – 

OPTION ONE: Your house. THIS PACKAGE HAS BEEN permanently REDUCED from $300.00!

  • Investment – $200.00. This includes:
  • Up to 2 hour shoot in the comfort of your home, at a time best suited to you and your bubba’s needs.
  • The provision of props.
  • 15+ edited images provided on a disc for you to print as you like,  preferably with my recommended printers. (There will likely be way more!)
  • A mixture of black & white and colour images provided.
  •  “Standard” editing. Editing not considered standard might be something like removal of body hair.
  • If you choose to sign a model release form, giving me permission to use some of your images for promotional purposes, I will then include a slideshow FREE by way of saying “thank you”.
  • Please note: I am happy to shoot babies older than 10 days, but because babies older than this do not sleep as much or as easily, an additional charge may apply if I am unable to get adequate shots during the usual 2 hour time slot. So if your baby will be older than 10 days when the shhot takes place, please discuss this at the time of booking. Thank you.

OPTION TWO: On location

  • Investment – $500.00. This includes:
  • 2 hour shoot at one location on the Central Coast. I will suggest various locations and you can choose depending on what look you are after.
  • The provision of some optional props.
  • 20+ edited images provided on a disc for you to print as you like, with my recommended printers. (There will likely be more!)
  • A mixture of black & white and colour images provided.
  •  “Standard” editing.  If you would like additional editing e.g. removal of cellulite, imperfections etc, this is costed at $20 per image and is carried out by a highly trained professional retoucher.
  • 13 prints @5×7 inches (13x18cms)
  • 2 prints @ 8×10 inches (20x25cms)
  • If you choose to sign a model release form, giving me permission to use some of your images for promotional purposes, I then include a FREE 12×18 inch (30x46cm) print by way of saying “thank you”.
  • Please note: I am happy to shoot babies older than 10 days, but because babies older than this do not sleep as much or as easily, an additional charge may apply if I am unable to get adequate shots during the usual 2 hour time slot. So if your baby will be older than 10 days when the shhot takes place, please discuss this at the time of booking. Thank you.

WEDDINGS AND BIRTHS:  Fees vary considerably depending on your needs. Births are generally $500.00.  I also can generally do local weddings for about $1500.00. Please contact me for further details.

END OF LIFE and FUNERAL PHOTOGRAPHY:  Please contact me directly to discuss your needs. 

BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY: within a 50km radius of Ettalong

  • Investment – $150.00. This includes:
  • A 1 hour shoot in the comfort of your home.
  • The provision of props.
  • 15+ edited images provided on a disc for you to print as you like,  preferably with my recommended printers. (There will likely be more!)
  • A mixture of black & white and colour images provided.
  •  “Standard” editing such as colour correction and softening laughter lines. If you would like additional editing e.g. removal of cellulite, imperfections etc, this is costed at $20 per image and is carried out by a highly trained professional retoucher.
  • Note: In order to keep fees down, no actual prints are provided with this package – you’ll need to do that yourself.

CHILDRENS’ BIRTHDAY PARTIES: within a 50km radius of Ettalong

  • Investment – $150.00. This includes:
  • A 1-1.5 hour shoot at the party location.
  • 15+ edited images provided on a disc for you to print as you like,  preferably with my recommended printers. (There will likely be way more!)
  • A mixture of black & white and colour images provided.
  •  “Standard” editing such as colour correction.
  • Note: In order to keep fees down, no actual prints are provided with this package – you’ll need to do that yourself.

A NOTE ABOUT COSTS: I predominantly do this work for the love of creating beautiful things. The money is a bonus. If my prices are genuinely a little out of your price range, but you really want some of my work, please call me. I am happy to chat about this….maybe we can do a swap (of services) or I could vary a service to match your financial situation. I didn’t have a belly cast or photographs done when I was pregnant, and I deeply regret it.  I don’t want other mamma’s to have that experience.

Acceptance Mark


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