For expecting couples:
What are the Covid Precautions taken?
To begin with my staff and myself are vaccinated - both doses. The studio has a Phillips UV-C Virus and bacteria Disinfection System that sanitises all make up equipment and props before and after use, every single time. Additionally baby props are also sprayed with sanitisers before and after every use. All activities are conducted with gloves and masks worn by all members involved. A daily temperature check and temperature record of all helpers are maintained even on non shoot days. At the moment we have just a single person staff to reduce presence in the studio. Temperatures are checked of all visiting the studio. All Precautions as per government rules are taken to ensure your safety. There are very strict guidelines and studio policies in place to ensure sanitary and bare minimum entry in the studio.
When should I plan my Photosession?
The best time to be photographed for pregnancy is after the 7th month when the baby bump is at its best. For a twin pregnancy 30 weeks is ideal.
New Born Baby-
The best time to be photographed for newborns is within the 4 to 15 day window when the baby is asleep a lot and is supple enough to curl into adorable poses. this period will ensure the most peaceful and beautiful images and is stress free for the baby.
When should I book for my shoot?
You should book your session at least 1 month in advance. Since the gowns are sourced , it will give you ample time for selection, confirming and receiving your gown. Also since the lockdown and government regulations are strict in certain areas, logistics are slow and hence booking a month in advance is mandatory to make sure all organised elements reach on time .
How do I go about booking?
First you can whats app or call me after which we can schedule a pre booking consultation and iron out all the details of your needs and my process. Once you have made your decision, a booking confirmation of 50% of the amount of the selected package needs to be transferred via google pay or bank transfer or cash to frieze the date.
The remaining 50% needs to be paid on the day of shoot after which the images will be sent for post processing. I do not have a card machine so the remaining payment can be made cash.
Where do the shoots take place?
All indoor shoots take place at my beautiful Home studio in Goregaon west.
Can you give us some info about the packages?
Yes. My packages are categorised as per the location – Indoor and Outdoor.
Indoor sessions are conducted in my home / studio in Goregaon west. A good range of gowns or drapes are included for Indoor sessions. All drapes and gowns are included in the package. These sessions include the flexibility of adding on professional grade make up and hair with an additional fee. All packages have their setup details mentioned. A single Indoor set up will have a single change- drape/gown, a single backdrop, a single look and style. Every added Indoor setup will include another change- a different gown/drape , a different hairstyle, a different make up change (ie-If you have purchased the hair and make up add on) and different backdrop and different style.My insta page displays all my different styles of maternity, so you can always let me know which style u prefer prior to the shoot , so I can work as per your preference. I am always open to suggestions and experimentation, Infact , I love working with a different concepts. So please feel free to discuss your preferences and references. :))
These include an outdoor location- Aarey forest/garden in goregaon east. Outdoor sessions do not have make up and hair included as we shoot early mornings when the sun light is soft and due to time and location constraints, make up and hair will not be possible. I recommend you use normal make up and arrive on location. The morning light has a uniforming effect on the skin and I often find that normal make up is good enough for outdoor sessions. Outdoor sessions also do not have the flexibility of using drapes as we are working in outdoor conditions with no changing rooms to drape the fabric in privacy. Gowns are included in the package.
Tell me about Hair and make up.
Hair and make up is done by me. I am an artist and am very experienced with hair and make up. please follow me on my fashion and beauty insta page @daisynaiduu, and maternity and baby page @daisynaiduphotography to see those range of works and my expertise in hair and make up. I highly recommend hair and make up for Indoor sessions as you will be facing photographic lights. The camera tends to pick up every single detail and having beautiful make up is integral for gorgeous photographs.
I customise the make up as per the client preference. If there is anything specific, like for ex: you want to look fair or do your eyes in a particular way , or you want subtle make up, or heavy make up …. , you can always discuss before we begin and Il do my best to incorporate it. I also add extra volume to the hair as we run fans during the session for a very Bollywood, diva appeal and having more hair always looks awesome.
Check this Video for all make up and hair and sanitary information.
Husbands, babies, children and grandparents don’t need make-up and hair. Having said that basic grooming can be taken care of by husbands before they arrive for the shoot. Mothers need to be prepared with their waxing, nails, eyebrows, upper lip etc…which are basic grooming requirements, executed before they arrive for the shoot. Digital removing of hair will not be done in post processing.
Mothers can opt to add on a make up at an extra charge for new born baby sessions.
Are Husbands and children included in the packages?
Including husbands and first borns in the maternity shoot is an absolute must. I encourage you to include them in all and every set up.
I also encourage including grandparents and siblings in the new born baby shoots. this is done at no extra cost, but will add a very significant memory in your album for posterity.
Can I use my own outfits?
All packages include gowns provided by Daisy Naidu Arts. You can use your own outfits as well. However when clients want to use thier own outfits , I do guide them with their outfits. Outfits of husbands and children in maternity shoots need to be coordinated well before the shoot date. It is the responsibility of the client to coordinate and get the outfits of husband and children involved in the shoot ready for the session.
Also when planning a family session for new born shoots, It is very integral for the client to coordinate the outfits of grandparents, parents, siblings etc fo the newborn session.
Please note: In the event of you using your own clothes , it will still count as a single change.
Do you provide us the gowns?
All Gowns/drapes are provided by Daisy Naidu Arts for all setups. A single setup will have a single gown and every “set up” add on will have a single “gown” add on as well. If you are using your own outfit, it will be considered as a single change in a single set up and will not discount the cost of the package.
Mothers can also add on gowns/ drapes for new born baby session at an additional cost.
Are Props Included?
Widely used props such as- Floral crowns, pearl and diamond tiaras, bunch of flowers , Announcement placards , etc are Included in the package. If you need anything specific thats not mentioned here, you can carry it for the shoot.
All props are included in Newborn baby sessions. If there is anything specific you would like please let me know, and I shall try my best to get it arranged.
How long will the shoot take ?
The session length will depend on the package selected.
Indoor or Outdoor will take about 45 min – 1 hr per session . If you have opted for Make up and hair- that would be an additional 45 min – 1 hr. if you have chosen the Signature package, there will be time given to rest.
New Born Baby–
A single new born sessions spans anything between 1.5 – 2 hrs per session. There will be time given for feeding if necessary.
What if I want to cancel or postpone?
Advance amount will be 100% refunded if cancelled 15 days before shoot date.
Advance amount will be 50% refunded if cancelled within 15 days of shoot date.
Advance amount will not be refunded if cancelled within 72hrs of shoot date.
Postponement needs to be done at least 10 days prior to currently confirmed shoot date and will be set as per mutual availability.
Preponement can be done if there is a genuine medical problem and will be set as per mutual availability.
Covid cancellation Policy– If your body temperature is over 98.9 unfortunately, I will not be able to do your shoot and all above policies will be applicable .
When will I get my images?
The soft copy of images will be delivered via a link on email within 2 weeks of shoot date.
Do you provide images for selection?
No. My selections are made with the priority of giving you as many variations in poses and expressions. Selections are made as per my aesthetic/photographic sensibility keeping in mind exposure, focus, composition and other details of an image. However, selection of images that need to be retouched are made by you. That is completely your call.
What are Unedited Images?
Unedited images are unedited. These are images are converted into high resolution Printable Images and Given to you. Due to the quality of my Photographic process the images that are right out of camera are directly printable and are beautiful by themselves.
What is included in Photo Retouching?
The editing process of Retouched images consists of:
Cropping, Color grading, fabric and skin enhancing, enhancing backgrounds and subjects to make the images look glamorous and extra special. Please have a look at my insta page @daisynaiduphotography to get an idea of my retouched images. If you like anything specific and if it is not on my page, then please mention it in the booking consultation and Il do my best to create it for you.
I do not execute:
photo manipulations or compositing or background replacements, applying digital makeup, hair removal, changing hair colour and such manipulations.
How do you deliver photos?
I use a cloud based service for transfer of my photographs. You will receive an email and a message from me with a link to download your images. I do not provide images in USB/Pen drives due to security issues, I do not insert external pen drives into my systems.
How many images do you shoot in a session?
I shoot about 15 to 20 images more than what the chosen package entails. If you are planning to purchase extra images of the session , please do mention it in your booking consultation. If you are looking for a photographer who clicks 100s of photos, that is not me . I believe in delivering quality photos vs quantity. I always look for variety in every single photo rather than many images that look similar.
What is the quality of the final images?
All Edited and retouched images are of high resolution- jpg files (min 2500 pixels on long side and 300 ppi)
No RAW images will be given unless you purchase the copyright of the images. If you’re interested in purchasing the copyright of the images then please mention this in the pre booking consultation.
Prints are not part of any package. But I will share information of some professional printers whom I collaborate with for my fashion and beauty projects, who offer a wide range of A grade printing services and products.
What is the duration you keep the photographed images?
I keep the photographed images with me for a period of 3 months after which they will be erased. Any purchase of extra images needs to be made within these 3 months after which they will be unavailable and the transaction will be officially deemed as completed and closed for good.
All Images provided are digital images. No hard copies are Included in the package.
Rs 500/- per image for Unedited high-resolution Images, 4500/- for 10 images
Rs 1000/- per image for Edited high-resolution Images, 9500/- for 10 images.
No RAW images are sold. No low resolution web images are sold.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I dont want my pictures to be posted on your social media accounts. Is that Possible?
I strive to make my images stunning and would love to have the privilege to showcase them on my social accounts , website and for promotions .
However If you dont want them to be posted, there is an additional fee of Rs 10,000/- per session applicable. This fee will restrict the privacy and confidentiality of the images.
It’s important that you arrive on time for your session as we have back to back sessions. If you are late, your session may be postponed to the next available slot. If you are too late, your session can also be cancelled and deposit may be forfeited at our discretion.
What are the Photography Copyright Laws?
Indian and international laws assign the copyright of the photograph to the creators of a photograph.
All packages and add on’s include photos but not the copyright (Ownership) of the photos.
Under the Copyright Act, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation.
As a photographer who owns the copyright of the images, I have the exclusive right to showcase my images on my social media accounts and website and for competitions. If you dont want them to be posted on my social accounts, website or for promotions, there is an additional fee of Rs 10,000/- that will be applicable. this fee will restrict the privacy and confidentiality of the images. Please Note: This fee does not include the copyright (Ownership) of any of the images.
Can I purchase the rights to my Photographs?
Yes. You can purchase the copyrights of the images at Rs3000/- per image. Buying the copyright entitles the transfer of Ownership from the photographer to the client after which the client can use it for commercial purposes.