Your Experience at Lifeworks Photography
To give you an idea of what to expect, we have provided the typical
steps involved in commissioning a portrait with Lifeworks Photography.
Bookings at Lifeworks photography
At Lifeworks Photography we like to discuss your session by asking you what you are looking for in your portraits. We have lots of images and ideas we can show you but we are mostly guided by you and your children. The images we produce can be designed to fit perfectly in specific locations in your home, just like furniture. Beautiful moments do occur naturally, having the ability to pre-empt and visualise these before they happen are what we are good at – we capture the little looks, the glorious giggle, the true personality of your child
Bookings are best made by contacting us the old fashioned way by calling us on (03) 9482 2006. That way we can find out best what you are after and discuss with you how to prepare for your session.
You are very welcome to make a time and come in to chat and plan your session.
All Bookings require a pre-paid Session fee to ensure your requested date and time are confirmed. That way you will have our undivided creative attention for that specified time. You can pay this over the phone or at our Studio. We accept Visa card, Mastercard, Eftpos (if you are present) and Bank transfer if within the required time.
Portrait Sessions in Lifeworks photography indoor or outdoor studio
We welcome you to your session either at our indoor or outdoor Studio, which are at the same location or perhaps at your home or another location of your choice.
We prefer to allow generous session times of up to 1.5 hours for adults & children, and 2-3 hours for newborns and ask that you do not have scheduled appointments booked soon after that require anyone to rush.
Styling hair or providing makeup is not our profession and suggest you have your hair styled by your hairdresser and most ladies we find are quite expert at applying their own makeup. If you feel you would like to engage a professional stylist please do so or just ask and we can quote you on this service.
Most of all, come to your session relaxed and ready to enjoy it, be prepared for anything to happen, kids will surprise you in many ways!
Viewing & Purchasing Photographs and Products from Lifeworks photography
At the conclusion of your session we invite you back to our studio, usually within two weeks for a no-pressure presentation of your images. Projected at actual sizes we find this a great help to assist you in choosing what is right for your home. We can even provide a virtual viewing experience…just ask us how!
Personalized Sample Creation
We will show you all the best images from your session (we edit the bloopers that no-one wishes to see) plus select our favourites and design layouts to suit styles we have discussed with you. We create sample portraits in the colour and treatment you have requested eg.. Black and White, or in our unique Trademarked styles. We find this helps greatly in making decisions.
Portrait selections and purchases are made at this time, we require a 75% deposit to proceed with your order or we offer
Lay-by options. We accept Cash, Visa card, Master card, and Eftpos or Bank deposits can be arranged.
Framing / Finishing
We offer you a complete one-stop service having working closely with the best professional framers and finishers for many years. We offer archival: custom framing, canvas printing and a number of mounting options to ensure your portraits compliment the style of your home. This is generally selected at your viewing appointment guided by our expert advice and your tastes.
The Magic In-between:
After making your decisions your portrait order is commenced under the skilled, highly trained eye of our Digital artists. We retouch blemishes, scratches and other imperfections. We also pay particular attention to colour and tone, ensuring that each and every portrait is printed to the highest possible quality standards and add our special Lifeworks touches. If you are a returning client we always open previous jobs from our archives for comparisons. We have very observant, highly trained quality control check off prior to printing.
Once your portraits have arrived back from our professional printer, mounting services and/or framers they pass our quality assurance checks, (and we take a moment to stand and admire them) we then phone or email you to arrange collection of your beautiful artworks at our Studio.
They are yours to take home and enjoy!