what to expect

'The best thing about a picture is that it never changes'  Andy Warhol

branding photography

We're passionate about bringing ideas to life and shoot custom content specific to a detailed brief designed budgets and your brands of all sizes.

We don't have a one size fits all formula so you can expect that you'll have someone on board and just as excited about the road your business is headed on.

Once you get in touch, we'll get to know your brand like an old friend and customise an estimate and creative brief.

Once we are all happy that everyone is on the same page with the project, terms and cost we can make a start.

We can work with your designers or help you find one if that is also what you're needing.

our style

Emma's style of photography as journalistic, so images tend to have an authentic, candid feel focussing on connections between people or objects in real time. People are guided within the shot to where they need to be if necessary and objects are styled, settings and backdrops perfected before waiting for the right moment to capture an image to get the most natural feel.

If you have a lifestyle session, you'll see the images created feel natural and show real emotion.

styling

I describe my personal style as contemporary + comfortable minimalist. I love the look and feel of minimalist spaces but will find a home for special pieces that add to the vibe and individuality of a space. Old sits next to new and I tend to go with personal tastes and what works over the latest fast fashion or interior trend. I love a good vignette and flatlay. I like contemporary, conventional but unique, sleek but casual and oversized features, simple lines and contrast. I'm not afraid of colour but I do love the pop of a black and white. Quality comes before quantity and as the area I live in and work from is best described as The Urban Wild, so its no surprise that I incorporate lots of lush foliage to soften, bring texture and add a warm, welcome atmosphere.

Post Production and Editing

Final selections of images presented for use, editing styles and overall looks are at the discretion of The Photographer to ensure image cohesion and technical requirements. Please Note: Specific Retouching and Special Edits are an additional service and incur further charges to cover additional time

availability

I'm available onsite Friday-Saturday-Sunday and some weekdays during the day as well as evening events.  You do need to book in advance.

copyright + terms and conditions

I use industry standard terms and conditions. Copyright and All Moral Rights are reserved.

creative team

I work with second + assistant photographers from time to time and you may also see people in my home studio or on-location gaining work experience. They are subject to NZ Privacy Laws

Q +A

I send through a questionnaire that I ask you to fill out and return.

job brief

Once I have your Q + A returned, I will send through a job brief and estimate.

payment

Payment arrangements can be organised for small businesses. 

what to wear

There are heaps of opinions when it comes to what to wear. I don't have any hard and fast rules but suggest you have at least a couple of changes of outfits for branding sessions.  I love contrast and punchy colours, mono, black and white and loads of texture. Pick a style and colour palette that is true you and your brand. Aim for timeless outfits and classic looks if that is important to you and avoid multiple patterns, colours, logos and clothing with writing on it.

on location photography

Some places require special permissions / permits and there may be situations where I recommend  alternative times/locatiosn to your preferred time for a shoot, because of lighting and/or being a popular public place.

seasonal collections

If your business operates on seasonal releases, we are able to offer ongoing preferred supplier rates and payment plans.

working with children

Kids have short attention spans so bring snacks and drinks but make sure they have clean hands and faces before we're due to start.  Favourite toys and cuddly's can give nice, natural photo opportunities and keep children happy between locations or while we're shooting other family members.  

Tip:  If you try to help redirect childrens attention to the camera, it is best to stand directly behind me and at the same level as I am. Keep in mind that it will be obvious in your photos when they have eye contact with you and not your photographer/camera aka me.  

referrals

If you refer someone to us, please ask them to mention you so we know who to thank!