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  • Donna Budd Photography really wants to make this as stress-free and as pleasant a time as possible for you and your family.
  • Affordable session fees with unlimited poses. Love your photos first ... and only then order affordable prints and products, in just the size you want and the quantity you want. No mandatory packages!   Digital File packages are available.
  • Warm & cozy studio for newborn portraits.
  • Costumes & props for babies and young children.
  • Studio is comfortable and relaxed with a separate family room to keep children entertained while session is in process with others in the family group.
  • Pets are welcome as they are part of family too.
  • Optional 30 day private online gallery of your favourite images to share with family & friends...near and far.

Details about Booking Process:

BOOKING: Please call to schedule an appointment and discuss with Donna your expectations, shoot location, clothing, and preferred style (candid, formal, traditional, etc.). Non-refundable Booking Retainer of $90 is due within 3 days of booking, in order to reserve your appointment. Click to see affordable session fees, with unlimited poses during shooting time.

SESSION: Great professional photographs are captured by photographer, Donna Budd, in Parksville studio, or mobile to your home or a favourite location. Please be on time for your session. This ensures that there is no rush. Before leaving your session, there is often time to preview the images, just to make sure all the poses you hoped for, have been captured. If there is time available, we can begin to choose your favourites and indicate any special retouching that may be required. (double chin, etc.)

PROOFING & ORDERING WITHIN 30 DAYS: We will schedule a proof-viewing appointment, ideally within 1-2 weeks, following the shooting session at Parksville studio. Proofs are in colour, black & white & sepia. Also view some samples of creative products, such as photo story panel, etc. I try to make it easy for you to determine your overall favourites. The photo order 'decision-makers' should be present. Please expect to pay for your print order at this time. Full payment must be received before your order is professionally printed. Click here for some Print Prices.

ONLINE PRIVATE SHARE GALLERY: After initial print order is placed, you may request optional private online gallery of just your favourites to share with friends and family, so that they may order prints & reprints as well. Gallery is available online for 30 days, following studio proof-viewing appointment.

ORDER READY: We will call you when your order is completed and ready for pick-up from studio or ready for shipping. Orders are normally ready within 3 weeks but may take as long as 6 weeks during busy times.

ENJOY: Enjoy your captured family memories!

ARCHIVE: 30 days after shoot the online gallery is removed and images are archived and saved for 1 year. There is a $25 fee to reactivate an online private gallery for 2 weeks, or to schedule a additional viewing session. After 30 days but within 1 year, we will happily accept additional print orders of $25 or more. Many, but not all images are archived on DVD's offsite when they are 1 year old or more. There is a $60 fee to do a search for photos over 1 year old.

Here are some questions I may ask you before the photo shoot:

Think about the style of photography you prefer. As a photographer I create a 'picture of an idea'. Leave it in my hands and I will surprise you with my creation OR have some input by telling me what you have as your vision.

Answer the question, I would be very disappointed if Donna, the photographer, did not get a photo of.....................(fill in the blank, and then make sure to tell me when you arrive for the shoot)

    • What photo do you want photographer to get?
    • Are you more traditional or more contemporary?
    • Where will you be hanging the portrait? What room? Over the fireplace?
    • What colour is the wall?
    • Do you want full body, or a close-up of face, or both.
    • Do you prefer colour or Black & white?
    • Do you prefer a vertical portrait or a horizontal portrait.
    • Do you likes props? or prefer simple?
    • Do you prefer white /light blackgrounds or dark / black backgrounds?
    • Do you want baby parts photos...dimpled tooshes, wiggly toes, pudgy feet, clenched hands...
    • Does Grandma like nudie newborn photos? or do they prefer baby to be covered up?
    • How many different poses / prints do you think you want?
    • How many reprints will you need?

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Donna Budd Photography - You see proofs first BEFORE you invest in prints and photographic products.

Please call Donna for further information or to book a portrait session.

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