Welcome to viewing the photographic experience!  This step-by-step guide is here to help you through the photographic process.

I am based in Upper Hutt & am happy to travel to the wider Wellington region.   I photograph at different locations, and am happy to suggest a location which would suit your family.

I spend approximately 5 hours with each family.  This includes phone calls, location visits, photography, editing, design appointment, and finally collecting your artwork.

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Step 1 – Booking your Photo Session

Contact Caroline Williams Photography to make your booking.  Hours are flexible and there are weekend appointments available.

Please be aware of sleep/feed time for young children, and remember your work schedule.  Please check with your entire family to arrange a time that works for you then contact Caroline to arrange your session booking.

*outdoor location bookings are best made in the morning or late afternoon  (winter) & evening  (summer).

Your sitting fee is $95 and includes a $50 booking fee requirement to secure your booking, and will be credited toward your order on the day of your design appointment.  The booking fee is not refunded if you give less than 2 days notice for the cancellation of your appointment.

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Step 2 – Before your session

You’ll receive a pre-shoot questionnaire.  This is to help me cater your photo session to best reflect your unique family.  You’ve probably looked over my website if you’ve come this far, so you will have an essence of my style.  After filling out the questionnaire, I will get be in contact within a few days to answer any questions and discuss your session in more detail.

Think about the location you may like to be photographed in.  May be at home, a special place the family visit, or even an event.  This could include going to play at the park, a visit to the library or art gallery, and a visit to the cafe to finish off.  Keep in mind the things you enjoy with your family.

Think about your own style – Creative, Fine Art, Monochrome, Modern.

Bring along anything that tells us about your family – you may have a favourite tricycle, or toy for the children, even a pet you may love to be photographed with.

When deciding on what to wear, think about where the wall art is to be displayed.  The colour and design of your clothing should compliment this area.  Need ideas – check out my checklist.

Often I meet with families to check out their location, this is also an opportunity for me to show you some sample products so you can start thinking about how you would like your art work displayed.

Step 3 – Your Photography Session

This is where you get to have fun!  Enjoy the experience, and the time spent with your family, and I’ll be documenting all those fabulous memories!  Your photo session will be personalised to create beautiful images for you to treasure.  Your photo session will take about 1.5 hours.

At this point, we will book your design appointment.

Step 4 – Your Design Appointment

Approximately a week to ten days after your photo session, you’ll get to view your images either at my home in Upper Hutt, or if you prefer, I can come to you.  I’ll help you select your favourite images, and select the best displaying option for your home and personality.

All of your artwork comes finished and ready for display, with a range of products to suit everyone’s style and budget. Matted prints collection start at $115. Wall art starts from $250.  Wall art collections start at$690 to$1990.  Collections range from $460-1990.

To see finished products please view the Collections page.

Step 5  – Pick up your Artwork

Your finished wall art, keepsake boxes, and albums will be ready approximately 4-5 weeks after design appointment.   All your artwork is of the highest archival quality made either here in New Zealand, or Australia.

When your images are ready for collection you’ll be given a phone call to organise collection/delivery.

I’d love to see a photograph of your artwork on the wall at home, so remember to send a photo through and we can pop it up on the Facebook page!  Email caroline@twodragons.co.nz or text to 022 404 6185.