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A photo shoot at Yaffé photography is structured in such a way so that you don’t have to worry about anything. We’ll hold your hand throughout and take care of all the little details, so you don’t have to.

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You don’t need to worry about your kids or pets. Our wealth of experience over many years, enables us to confidently handle any situation thrown at us!  Although you may not believe us, kids and teens leave the studio wanting more!!

Our portraits are normally finished on a modern block board, but if you want it different, tell us how you’d like it, and we’ll find a solution to suit you.You may want a more traditional look in a frame, perhaps it’s to be embellished with beautiful Swarovski crystals, maybe a stylish book of images, or perhaps go all out contemporary and have your portrait inside a perspex block.We will endeavour to create whatever you want. If we don’t have it, we’ll try and find it!  Our aim is to work with you, to create the perfect portraits to suit your home and personal style.

A photo shoot at Yaffé Photography isn’t scary or daunting, it’s fun and enjoyable!  That’s why people who experience a Yaffé photo shoot come back time and time again.

When the day comes for your photo shoot appointment, arrive a little early and we’ll stick the kettle on and make a brew, or maybe the nerves have taken hold and a glass or two of wine might hit the spot!  We’ll chat with you about what we’re going to do, take a look at some samples and discuss some great ideas together.

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During the photo shoot, we’ll take the lead and demonstrate everything in an easy way.  It’s not like stuff you’ve seen on TV or in the movies, we don’t expect you to ‘model’ or prance around the room doing embarrassing things.  That just isn’t going to happen.  It will be fun, relaxing and memorable.

After the photo shoot, we’ll invite you back to view the images in our ‘home cinema’ where we can narrow it down to your favourites and talk about designs and styles that would be most appropriate for your home and personal style of décor.You’ll see all the different products we offer and we’ll help ensure you make the right choices for your home.  Portraits make excellent gifts for other family members, we have some great alternative products which we’re excited to show you!

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You can call us anytime, or just pop in for chat to discuss any queries or special requests you may have.  We’ll try our best and accommodate anything you throw at us.  Well, not literally!

 

Here’s some information you may find helpful…

“I hate having my picture taken!” 

Pretty much everyone says this to us, of course what we mean is that we usually hate seeing ourselves in pictures, it’s not the actual ‘taking’ process, but the end result!  This happens when a friend or family member takes a ‘snap’ on a small camera, often without any planning and you’re just not ready!  Before you know it, there’s your image on Facebook looking worse for wear!

OK, this is different, when you come to our studio, you’re putting yourself in the hands of experts.  We know what we’re doing and have many years experience in ensuring our clients look fabulous!

With our expertise in lighting, helping you into the right position and generating real expressions in a fun and relaxed environment, the end result will be something you want to show to all your friends!

Most people usually say at the end of their photo session, ‘Oh I wish I’d known it would be that much fun, I wouldn’t have worried so much about it!’

 

“If my kids don’t behave, I’d be so embarrassed!”

We’re both parents as well, and trust us, we’ve seen it all! We’ve been photographing kids and teens since the early 90’s and nothing would surprise us anymore!  But seriously, we love kids to be themselves and have fun.  We encourage it!  We use a bit of a physcological approach and get them doing things without the need for you to tell them to.  We want you to take a back seat, there’s no need for you to tell them to ‘do this’ or ‘don’t do that’, we’ll ensure it just works and everyone has fun!

Teens are different and are often going through self-esteem issues and therefore having a picture taken can be a tough call for them. However, again, just leave it to us, we know what makes them tick and they’ll secretly enjoy themselves… although they won’t admit it to you!  Many teens are quite the opposite and can’t wait to get in front of the camera!  Whichever it is, your only job is to get them here in the first place, that’s the hardest part!

 

“I need to lose weight before letting a camera lens anywhere near me!”

Ha ha! You and us too!  Sadly, that moment rarely arrives, too much eating and drinking in our busy lives!  But this isn’t an issue, what we don’t ‘fix’ with creative posing and lighting, a ‘nip and tuck’ here and there with the old airbrush works wonders! Thank heavens for clever computers!

We can smooth away the lines, remove blemishes, whiten teeth… pretty much anything!  But don’t worry, we won’t make 83 year old Auntie Doreen look 21 with a figure of a catwalk model!

“I haven’t a clue what we should all wear, does it need to be formal?”

NO! Formal is not the way! Keep it casual, you want to look natural in your portrait. Wear what your normally wear. Wear what you’re comfortable in (no, not your pyjamas and slippers!) and clothes that are flattering.  Squeezing into that strapless dress when you hate the sight of your arms just isn’t going to please you.

Jeans and casual tops, leggings, chinos, pretty much anything that shows your normal style is good.  But bear in mind, if there’s more than one of you in the photo shoot, then you need to look good together.  That’s hard to sort, so bring a selection of clothes with you.  We’ll put them on a clothes rail at the start of the shoot and advise you which outfits will go best together.  We’re good like that!