Frequently asked questions

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK A SESSION WITH YOU?

We suggest you call or email as soon as you know you would like to book a session with dudools as our schedule can fill up quickly. You can also easily start the booking process online too in our calendar section of our web page.

 For maternity clients, the best time to book is around 30 weeks to allow for a good sized belly but before you get a little uncomfortable but if you are past this or really small that’s ok too.

For newborn clients, the ideal time it photograph your baby is 5-10 days after birth so its best to book while you are pregnant and we can pop in your due date unless you know the date if you are having a C-section.  If you deliver late or early, we will move your appointment time if necessary.

For all other ages, there isn’t a specific date or time and it just depends on your goals and schedule.

WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY SESSION?

WHAT IF IT RAINS ON THE DAY OF MY SESSION? We don’t cancel a shoot unless it is actually raining during your session time we can always try to move it to a different location if possible. So unless it is really bad, plan on still having your shoot.  We will be watching the weather and will call you as soon as we know if we are going to have to cancel. Do not worry… we will take care of you and find a new session time for you if this happens. 

CAN I CHANGE MY APOINTMENT WHEN...?

We understand that sometimes unexpected things come up especially when you have children.  If you need to reschedule, please call us as soon as possible (at least 24-48 hours in advance).   If your child is unusually cranky or sick, it is better to go ahead and reschedule your session. If your child has a little bump, scratch or bruise, we can easily remove them at no additional charge.  If your child has a black eye or anything else that changes their actual appearance, it is best to reschedule until after they have healed. The sitting fee is good as long as you rebook within 6 months from your original appointment time.

HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION TAKE? Outdoor portrait sessions last approximately 30 min to an hour.  Studio sessions last approximately an hour except newborn session which sometimes can last between two to four hours.  These times vary depending on how many people are included in the photographs and the age of your children.   However, if needed, we will take extra time as your happiness is our ultimate goal.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Unless there is anything specific that is significant to you, do not feel as though you need to bring anything to the shoot. The majority of your shoot will focus on capturing the personality of your child and family however, if you have favorites to make children happy or heirloom blanket for a newborn shoot please bring those kinds of things along. Cute hats, scarves and accessories for any age always fun.

WHAT CLOTHING SHOULD I WEAR?

 is your time to shine. Get out your best smart casual wear. Nice earth tones look great and classic. If a family portrait try to co-ordinate (not the same outfits) but maybe just three colours in the full range ie brown tan & cream

WHAT IS A WALL COLLECTION? These are our absolute favorite! They are collections of images that are hung together to make a unique statement.  These are one of our signature specialties and are so popular because they help turn a house into a home…artfully.  We offer a variety of collections which are displayed throughout our home.  We will make collection suggestions to help tell your own personal story based on your home and the priorities of your shoot.

DO YOU SELL THE DIGITAL FILES?

Yes we do.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? There is a huge range of what people will spend on artwork of their family.  Because we believe each family has unique needs, we do not offer preset packages.  We offer al la carte pricing to fit a variety of needs.  The main reason why the majority of our clients choose us as their photographer is because of our specialty in creating custom wall art and heirloom albums for their home.  We take pride and extra creativity in creating products that make a statement while telling your story.  We have a variety of presentation options to compliment your home. We are not the most expensive in the market but you will walk away this a family investment that will become a heirloom in your family.