Tips to Families participating in Fundraiser Portrait
- THE TWO GOLDEN RULES:-
a) An adult (18+) and a minimum of 2 people must appear in the
fundraiser (first pose).
b) No one person - man, woman or child - can appear in more than
NOTE: - You may break both these rules if you assure
me you plan to purchase your entire portrait package.
- ARRIVAL TIME Try to arrive 5 minutes ahead
of your scheduled appointment to allow for last minute adjustments
of hair, clothing, make-up and to fill in paperwork. Those who
arrive later than their appointed time run the risk of either
losing their spot or not getting their full ten minutes. Refunds
are not available if you fail to keep your appointment, as this
is a fundraiser for your organisation.
- AMOUNT OF POSES TAKEN IN YOUR SESSION During
your sitting there are three poses to give you the opportunity
to purchase extras at a very economical price - great for presents.
Although your first pose (the fundraiser) has the rules as listed
above (1), in the second and third pose you’re allowed to
have whomever you like. The usual suggested three poses are: -
a) family b) kids c) parents, but you may wish to use the second
and third pose to include grandparents, grandkids, friends, aunties,
uncles, cousins, extended families, other relatives doing a fundraiser
- YOUR PORTRAIT PACKAGE INCLUDES: - 28 portraits
competitively priced at $170. If you choose to
purchase your entire package I will provide a CD of all shots
taken including enhanced images (Adobe Photoshop images) at no
extra charge and a bonus 10” x 13” portrait of your
- ADDITIONAL POSES are also available if three
poses are not sufficient and only cost $30.00
per pose. This gives you a total of nine extra portraits - great
value but only if bought in addition to the $170 package. Talk
to me about this on the day. It is important to let your coordinator
know if you intend having more than one additional pose so, if
possible, more photography time can be allocated to your family.
IMPORTANT: - This extra $30.00 is payable on
the shoot date and is non refundable due to the extra printing
costs involved but it will be deducted from the total cost if
you buy all your portraits on the viewing day.
- LARGE FAMILY GROUPS of 8 people or more would
also be advised to tell your Coordinator so that, if possible,
more time may be allocated. It is worth noting that up to 16 average
sized people can be accommodated in a shot (more if this includes
babies and small children). Feel free to take advantage of this
opportunity for extended family portraits - again just tell your
- MAKING MEMORIES - Family portraits are meant
to be fun and make great mementos for future generations. They
don’t necessarily have to be stiff and formal. In the past
I have achieved outstanding results with families who dress in
sport clothes, traditional dress of their country of origin, guide
or scout uniforms. At Xmas, some families dress up in festive
clothes, even Santa hats - great Xmas presents! Don’t forget
your child’s favourite toy - that much loved doll or teddy
may not last forever so capture it on film! These are your portraits
so be as creative with clothing and small props as you like. Again,
there’s no obligation to buy.
NOTE: If permitted on the premises, you can even
include well-behaved pets in your portrait.
- BEST COLOURS TO WEAR FOR BOTH COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE
The colours that are most flattering are bright colours such as
red, yellow, aqua, turquoise, light purple, hot pink, bright orange
etc. Contrasts work best. For example, combine red, orange, white
or pink with contrasts of aqua, turquoise, purple, black, navy
When can dark colours be dangerous?
* When the whole family is dressed in dark colours
their bodies can appear to blend into each other in the portrait.
* When mum or dad is wearing black and they have
a child with dark hair. The child’s hair can blend right
in with the outfit.
* Pale skinned people can appear washed out. This can also happen
with too much white.
Patterns - Try to avoid too many different patterns,
as they can look a little busy. The best idea is to simply arrange
all of the clothes that the family is planning to wear on a bed
beforehand and see how they look together. If you go with complimentary
contrasts, limit the blacks and the whites, and have a variety
of shades of colour, you should be fine for both colour and black
and white portraits.