Congratulations on snapping up an exclusive Christmas Mini session! WAHOO!
This handy dandy session guide will tell you everything you need to know about how to best prepare for your session, ensuring that both you and your little one/s have a great time. If you haven’t already, please also read through the information for clarification on what’s included in with your session and available products.
If you didn’t order any extra images or products while booking, you can let us know via email or during the session itself if you’d like to add some on. Though the earlier you let us know the better as we may run out of stock.
My studio is located in the top right unit of 162 Kendal Avenue, Burnside. There should be parking on the street outside and a sign on our door – no need to knock, just come on in up the stairs!
There is a small carpark out the back of the building. Feel free to park there on Sunday, but do not park out the back on Monday – there should be some space on the street outside.
While you are more than welcome to snap phone photos while in the dressing area, but please refrain during the photoshoot itself. My assistant Maddy may take some videos for our instagram story @hazelandcass throughout which you can check out after the session.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your session will run for around 10 minutes (or 20 for siblings), and I cannot go over this as the sessions are scheduled back to back.
Make sure that you arrive 5-10 minutes early so you have plenty of time to get dressed before the session then make the most out of your shooting time.
Someone will greet you on arrival and give you your number, which you will need to pass on to me when it’s time.
They will also help you choose from our extensive selection of dresses, knitted rompers, shorts, boy tops and headbands. (please note that we sometimes have to forgo the headband for toddlers who are extremely upset by them)
Or if there is anything special you would like them to wear, simply bring them to the session dressed in that outfit.
We have options available for girls up to around 9-10 years old, and boys up to 5-6 years. If your child is older than this, bring them along photo-ready in case we cannot fit them.
During the session itself, please leave any extra clothes, nappy bags etc. in the dressing are.
Please don’t bring any extra people into the shooting area, as when too many people come in at once it can be overwhelming and cause the child to look around in all directions instead of at the camera. Plus if there are too many people, this can restrict my movement and prevent me from getting the right angles.
Let me know if there are any funny words, faces or favourite songs that they like, as it’s ideal if me or my assistant can get their attention. Otherwise, be prepared to get right behind my head/camera so that they’re looking in the right direction with light on their face.
If your partner is better at getting your child to focus or smile, you can send them through in your place.
Ideally get your little one to have a nap before their session so that we can get them in the best possible mood. Though don’t worry if you can’t get them down – just continue to have a quiet, relaxing day and it won’t be the end of the world.
AFTER THE SESSION
In roughly three weeks you’ll receive your digital image/s via email with a link to a group online gallery. Here you will be able to download your digital images.
If you ordered frames, ornaments or sparkle edits, simply reply to the email with which images you would like for which products.
There may be availability to order more product within 24hrs of the digital images being sent out. But don’t rely on this as we may have too many orders or run out of stock at any point.
All product will be ready for pick up from the studio on Saturday the 14th December 10am-1pm.
Make sure to tag us on @hazelandcass on Instagram so we can see all those gorgeous faces again and hear what you think!
From the careful design and printing, to the custom build, this whole process is handled in-house by me and my husband/framer, Mike.
We have a hand-picked selection of the worlds most beautiful designs, which you can view online here and in the studio. To finish, our frames with TruVue’s patented UltraVue; an archival, UV protected, museum grade glass designed to protect your fine art print for generations to come.
This Christmas we have our classic 8x10” golden frame add-on (sale size/style as last year), along with a larger 14x14” option with our signature circle mat for those who want to treat the family to something a little extra special.
Larger sizes and different styles can be ordered via email if you give us plenty of notice before Christmas
+ GOLDEN FRAME
A fine art print sealed behind UV-protectant, ultra clear glass within a handmade 8x10” golden frame. All crafted, printed and finished in-house by my husband/framer Mike and I.
(plus a yummy christmas treat)
+ LARGE CIRCLE FRAME
A large fine art print sealed behind UV-protectant, ultra clear glass within a handmade 14x14” golden frame with a circle mat. All crafted, printed and finished in-house by my husband/framer Mike and I.
(plus a yummy christmas treat)
You can contact us via email here if you need to make any changes or additions to your booking: