FAQs

WE ARE IN LOVE WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY! HOW DO WE BOOK? 
WoOHoO! And Congratulations on the Best Investment money can buy! I can’t wait to get you Amazing images you’ll cherish for generations to come! Feel free to give me a call at 604.793.3537, email me at daryl@darylcurriephoto.com or better yet, fill out my contact form HERE!
 
WE’RE SO EXCITED ABOUT OUR PORTRAIT SESSION BUT HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO WEAR!
I always tell clients to wear what is most comfortable (but please avoid really small repeating patterns)!
Layering up is always nice just so you can get some various looks or just bring another outfit to do a quick change.
 
DO YOU PICK OUT THE LOCATION OR DO WE?
I always love it when my clients have a spot special to them, but don’t worry if you don’t have any particular ideas. I literally have a storehouse of locations/ideas/poses that will keep me busy for a lifetime! Some good questions to ask yourself: is your style more urban or earthy. Love the water? An industrial look? Vintage? Do you like playful images? More serene? Perhaps a combination? And do you love props? Have some of your own you’d like to use?? We can walk around downtown or go up in the mountains! We will find the perfect location for you!
 
CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT THE WHOLE PROCESS OF GETTING A PORTRAIT SESSION WITH DCP WILL LOOK LIKE FROM BEGINNING TO END?
Well first we will have a phone consultation & discuss some ideas about your shoot & then decide on a date that is favorable to you. On the actual day of the shoot, the $365 Creative Fee can be paid, or if you prefer, it can be paid on the day of the Preview Meeting, which is where we will present you with all your images to view and present to you the different options in regards to prints you’d like to order. There is no pressure here….you can order as little or as many prints as you’d like. The investment in prints, enlargements, photo books and other DCP products can be as little or as much as you want. After reviewing your images you will be provided with an online proofing gallery and password which you can share with family and friends. Only those you provide with the link and password will have access to this gallery. Once again, there is no pressure to make a decision at the Preview Meeting, we do, however, offer a 10% saving on all prints that you order at the meeting. You can expect the Preview Meeting typically between 5-10 days after the shoot. Oh and prior to you Big viewing, you can also expect a Sneak Peak or two of images on FB, where family and friends can see some of Amazing imagery created!

 
WHAT IS YOUR CREATIVE FEE AND WHATS INCLUDED?
The creative fee for all portrait sessions is $365 & includes a 1-2 hour photo session, my time, expertise & 30 + custom edited images in an online gallery for your ordering convince. Prints & products are sold separately. Including the Creative Fee, typically clients will invest between $500-$900 per portrait session.
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE A MATERNITY SESSION?
Ultimately, we suggest between 32-34 weeks, give or take a week.
 
DO YOU DO MATERNITY SESSIONS IN A INSIDE OR OUTDOOR SETTING?
At DCP we specialize in outdoor portraiture using flattering natural light (probably 90% of our work) but some clients prefer to shoot indoors which we’re more than happy to do as well.

 

 
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE MATERNITY SHOOT?
We suggest you wear a color that you feel you look most beautiful in. Draping fabric dresses always look beautiful on the expecting mom as well as tight clinging fabrics.

 

 
DO YOU OFFER COMBO PACKAGES FOR MATERNITY AND NEWBORN SESSIONS?

Absolutely! We offer you either a discount off of each session or an incredible value with post-session orders. Whether it’s gorgeous albums, canvas prints or various sized wall portraits, these family heirlooms will be treasured by family and friends for years to come.

 

 
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE A NEWBORN SESSION?

 

 

 

Ultimately a session with your new addition should be within 10 days of birth, yet we do newborn photos up until a month. After that, they begin to lost that newborn look se we encourage clients to tentatively book a session ahead of time.

 
IS THE SESSION JUST WITH OUR NEWBORN OR CAN WE BE INCLUDED TOO?

 

 

 

Ultimately our focus will be on your newborn but we will also take photos of mom, dad and any siblings with the baby together and/or individually. Furry family members are more than welcome to participate too in the session!  

 
SHOULD WE PREPARE OR HAVE ANYTHING READY FOR THE NEWBORN SESSION?

 

 

You should have a minimum of 2 of your favorite outfits, but more is always better! Also, bring any sort of props or articles that are sentimental to you or you feel would be fun for the session. If the idea of props interests you but you need help brainstorming, please don’t hesitate to call or email. We want your vision to be as unique and as personable as possible.