How do I book?
You can call us on 04 3471745 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer any enquiry. Or you can leave you mobile or email address here with details of which service you are interested in and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
How can I prepare my children and family for the session?
Be prepared for any eventuality, we want you to bring everything you feel will make the session more fun and comfortable for you.
Our suggestions are:
– Bring some makeup and hair accessories for quick touch-ups between shots
– If your session includes your kids bring an extra outfit or two, in addition to the planned outfits.
– Bring along your children’s favourite toys – especially if they are very young. It can help settle them to have something familiar in the shoot with them.
– Make sure your outfits are clean and ironed
– Be yourself and bring a smile
What type of clothing should we wear?
Avoid bold prints and patterns, as these can be distracting to the eye when viewing the photographs. If the session is for your baby consider doing some with no clothing or just bottoms on. Tastefully done, birthday suit baby photography emphasises the simple beauty of your child with minimal visual distraction. Other than that, be yourself and feel free to express your own individuality with your clothes too!
I am camera shy, will you tell me how to pose?
We will work with you and your family to make you comfortable in front of the camera. With adults, a relaxed and natural pose is crucial to getting the best expressions. With children’s photography, we create an environment that gives children the freedom to be spontaneous as this makes for the best child picture. Capturing a child’s unique expressions while they are caught up in the moment with themselves or with a parent or sibling makes for the most expressive child portrait.
In a family portrait, closeness expressed among family members is the key – having fun playing, hugging, and holding hands are all things we will encourage during your session. We also have a variety of props available to use during the shoot.
What happens during a maternity/pregnancy shoot?
Our goal is to show off that adorable baby bump. We recommend photographing you on a solid black or white backdrop. A simple black or white (or both!) top in which the bottom area can be unbuttoned easily to expose your belly works well, or even a tube top and if you have something special you want to wear, bring it along. Encourage daddy – and your children if you have others – to come along if you wish.
We will take several poses with your hands, so be sure to remove any jewelry that you do not want in the picture. If you know you are having a boy or a girl and/or know what your baby will be named please let me know that info as well. Finally, be assured that we want you to be comfortable so please let us know what you prefer the shoot to be like. We promise that we will do very graceful and tasteful posing for your pictures.
How do I prepare for a shoot for my newborn baby?
Most of the time, newborns look best in their natural element, that is, their birthday suit. If you want them to be photographed with clothes on, solid colours usually work best. Feel free to bring any kind of props you would like to include such as special blankets, shows, dresses, soft toys etc.
For newborn shoots, it is best to photograph them being between 10 – 20 days old. We understand that a baby will need plenty of time for feeding and changing so we allow extra time for this. This also allows us the best chance of capturing your baby asleep and awake. We prefer parents to dress in solid black from head to toe so that we can get the creative shots you are looking for!
How do I prepare for a shoot for my toddler/child?
As with the other portraits, we always suggest the kids to be dressed in solid colours. Bright, fun and funky colours bring out a fun side while blue jeans, and white shirts are for more serious captures. A pretty dress is always beautiful for little girls. Accessories such as hats, sunglasses, boots, blankets, and so on, can be great to bring out their individuality. Feel free to bring any other prop or comfort item that you want to include.
In terms of time, studio sessions with children are best they are fresh and already napped and fed before, especially babies. You will need to pick a time when your children are at their best, some are best in the morning, some in the afternoon.
What time of day is best for outdoor shoots?
Photography sessions outdoors are usually scheduled late afternoon/early evening or early morning in order take advantage of the best natural light. We all know how hot gets in Dubai, so we strongly advise no outside shooting from June to September.
How long is the session? How many pictures do you take?
The average session lasts one hour and averages around 30-60 photos. During your session, we will ensure that your family, children or pet is given the time they need to get acquainted with us and become relaxed. You can be sure that you will get the attention you deserve.
Since every family is different, additional time may be required if you have more than one child, a large group, or if backdrop or clothing changes are necessary. It is always good to let us know how many people we are photographing so we can accommodate you.
When are payments due?
Your shoot fee is due at the time of booking and reserves the photographer for that date and time. This payment is non-refundable. We accept Visa and Master Card, bank transfer, payment in cash or we can send you a paypal link if this is easier.
How do we choose our favourite photos?
You will be booked to come in for a private viewing after your shoot. Here, we will help you choose your favourite images to print, frame or get as digital copies. Once you have selected the images you want to purchase, it takes 1-2 weeks for your images to be ready depending on your order. Please let us know if you have a deadline in mind for your final product when placing your order.
Will my images be retouched?
Following your selection, your images will be professionally retouched to create a natural result. If you have any blemishes or birthmarks removed please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate this.
Can I buy high-resolution images?
Yes, you can. We appreciate people want to keep the files digitally for future use and sharing online with friends and family. We have a selection of digital packages to choose from and these can be found on our packages page.
Who owns the RAW files?
Digital negatives remain the exclusive property of The Studio. If you choose to purchase high-resolution digital images, these will always be retouched to your liking. In this case, although The Studio remains the owner, you are given unlimited rights to print and duplicate your images.
How long will my shoot be?
Corporate Portrait – up to 30 minutes
Bareface – up to 30 minutes
Family – up to 1 hour
Couple – up to 1 hour
Pregnancy – up to 1 hour
Model shoot – up to 1 hour
Newborn – up to 2 hours
How much are your shoots?
You can find our shoot fees here.
What packages do you have?
You can find our digital and framing packages here.