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WHAT IS THE EQUIPMENT YOU USE?

We use High end canon camera along with high quality prime lenses.

WHAT IS A PRE-SHOOT MEETING?

The pre-shoot consultation is a must and we insist on having one for every shoot. We prefer to have this meeting at our studio, so that we can explain you in detail about what will happen on the day of the shoot.During this meeting, we together will decide the look and feel of the shoot, discuss your requirements, and provide some recommendations to you. This interactive session will help us to understand your requirements which aids in planning your portfolio session in the best possible manner.

We can have a complete discussion about what you want from your pictures before the shoot. We will give our professional opinion and suggestions on what the best options for the photographs would be and how best to capture him or her. Overall, the details of the shoot will be worked out before-hand. At our studio, we have a wide range of props for newborns & kids which we can show you during our pre-shoot meeting.

ARE THERE ANY RULES IN YOUR STUDIO?

Taking pictures and/or videos on cell phones or personal cameras is strictly prohibited in our studio.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL YOU BE TAKING ON EVERY SESSION? CAN I GET ALL?

Every child is unique. We never want to take plenty of run of the mill, ordinary images.We solely focus our efforts on producing unique images for every child.
Of course, you get all images from the session.

WHAT IS YOUR WORK PROCESS & TIMELINE?

  • Booking, planning, and getting ready for the session – 7 to 10 days.
  • The session will last for 2 – 6 hours.
  • One week after the session, you will receive the original images from the shoot.
  • Once you select the images and provide it to us, we will deliver the final retouched images and prints – if you have ordered any, within 2 weeks.
  • We also provide an express service which allows you to get your order completed within 10 days. Details of this will be provided to you during the pre-shoot interaction.
  • We use a cloud based service to transfer all photographs.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES YOU FROM OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS?

  • Over 8 years experience in photographing kids.
  • We are also into advertising photography which is reflected in our well lighted quality images.
  • We have the most hygienic and spacious kids photo studio in Chennai.
  • Our entire studio is sanitised before and after every shoot in order to provide a very safe and clean environment.
  • We offer a no-obligation pre-shoot meeting for every client so that they can see for themselves about our claim to be the best in Chennai.
  • We provide a professional photo shoot session with a professional team and ensure a variety of images, which are both trendy and timeless classic images.

HOW MUCH DOES YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY COST?

  • That depends on the package that you select. We offer a variety of packages for every age group.
  • Our packages and their cost will be mailed to you upon request based on your preferences.
  • We revise our packages every 2 months. In order to freeze your package and your shoot date, you must fill in the client information form as soon as possible.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept Cheques, Electronic Transfers (RTGS / NEFT / IMPS), and Cash.

WHEN IS THE PAYMENT DUE?

50% payment is needed in advance for blocking the shoot date and remaining 50 % on the day of the shoot.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH EVENTS?

Yes we do photography for birthdays and baby shower events, details will be mailed to you upon request.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE ABOUT THE SESSION?

  • Generally, we shoot a variety of looks during a session as per the package chosen, so that we have unique set of images.
  • We don’t insist to follow a strict time limit on the number of hours for a shoot, or any specific number of shots for each session. To be frank, we often lose count of them during the shoot till we get what we planned.
  • For each look, we always take head-shots / beauty shots, mid-length, and full-length shots.
  • If you have a specific requirement regarding the session, we can discuss about them during the pre-shoot meeting.

CAN WE MAKE SUGGESTIONS DURING THE SESSION?

  • Yes, you definitely can, it’s your kid and you know how best to get them to do something to enable us to take great photos.

I ‘M NOT SURE, HOW MY CHILD WILL REACT TO A NEW ENVIRONMENT (STUDIO) WILL YOU HELP?

  • Sure definitely.
  • Patience is a must have for photographing kids and we understand that.
  • It won’t be like, lights- camera – action kind of shoot.
  • First we will make them comfortable, understand them and then slowly- very slowly, start the shoot. That’s why we don’t mention any fixed number of hours for each session- only number of looks. We have experience photographing 100′s of kids and we provide guidance for posing and keep them in a great mood throughout your photo-shoot, to get most natural and sweet images.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SHOOT?

The best time to contact us for your newborn portraits is during your pregnancy. We will make a tentative booking based on your due date and then we will wait to hear from you when you arrive home from hospital with your new baby. We can arrange a suitable time and date for your session after you have come home with your baby. Sessions may be rescheduled to suit your convenience.

HOW LONG WILL THE SHOOT TAKE?

Roughly, it will last for 4 – 5 hours.

DOES YOUR TEAM COME TO OUR PLACE TO PHOTOGRAPH?

We believe we offer the best facilities possible for infant shoot in our studio. Our equipment sets, and props are not readily portable and hence we prefer to shoot in our studio.
But, we do offer our services at your place, if you so prefer.

DO YOU HAVE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THE NEWBORN WILL BE COMFORTABLE?

Yes. We provide a temperature regulated environment conducive for photographing newborns. Our entire studio is sanitised before and after every shoot in order to create a safe and comfortable environment for our infant models.

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE OF NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY?

We are doing both posed photographs – where the babies are made to pose in different comfortable positions by our expert nannies using different set of props. This should be done within 20 days of birth so that they can be moulded to different poses.

Another is Casual photoshoot, where we concentrate on getting natural expressions from the baby (for instance, baby smiling in dreams). This session we can take till 60 days.

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE OF INFANT PHOTOGRAPHY?

We try to make each session unique .We try to get the child’s innocent, happy and funny expressions and his/her individual characteristics.
We make our sessions relaxed and enjoyable,for the kid. We encourage them to move around, play, and have fun.
we prefer to make portraits that are simple, beautiful, intimate ,personal and emotional.

WHAT’S THE BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH MY BABY?

Anytime during the baby’s first year is a great time to photograph your child. Thats when a baby undergoes significant changes which lasts only for a limited period of time. We believe that should be documented because it will help you create memories that last a lifetime.
Below are some general guidelines that will help you plan the best time to photograph your baby.

 

  • Newborn photo sessions – within the first 2 weeks of birth. During this time, your newborn will likely sleep most of the time, which will allow us to move him/her around without waking easily.
  • The next is around 3-4 months when babies have good head control – babies would be all giggles and smiles at this age which is great for photos.
  • Then when babies are between 6-8 months – when baby is able to sit-up unassisted .
  • Then of course, around 10 – 12 months when babies are on their feet!.we can have a pre birthday photo shoot as well including a cake smash session.

 

WHAT IS LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY?

Lifestyle photography is a more candid, natural approach to photographing your family.
It ll be completely unique to you and your family
Either it’s you playing with your children, or a couple nuzzling their brand new baby with faces full of emotion….everything will be taken in a candid creative approach.

WHAT IS A CAKE SMASH SESSION?

Usually taken near the baby’s birthday, it ll be a treat for your baby
Contrary to the normal life,they are encouraged to smash, hit , play and do whatever with the cake so that we get some unique mischievous pictures.

HOW LONG WILL THE SHOOT TAKE?

Each session will vary in length but can take anywhere between 2 to 6 hours dependent on various factors including the package you choose, mainly his/her mood, his/her sleep pattern. We try and conduct our sessions so that you does not feel rushed during the process.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS I SHOULD GET ALONG FOR THE SHOOT?

Besides the clothing and accessories, we recommend that you get your child’s toys and any other objects that may attract the child’s attention.We also recommend that you get your baby’s food along. If s/he is feeding, we do have a private feeding area in our studio.

DOES YOUR TEAM COME TO OUR PLACE TO PHOTOGRAPH?

We believe we offer the best facilities possible for infant shoot in our studio. Our equipment sets, and props are not readily portable and hence we prefer to shoot in our studio.
But, we do offer our services at your place, if you so prefer.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR PREGNANCY PHOTOS?

The best time for pregnancy photos really is between 6 – 8 months, though, it depends on when your belly start showing. It’s a great time because it’s generally when your belly will be big enough to be the center of attraction for photographs.

About clothing for maternity portraits:
We provide guidelines for this and we even assist you in getting designer wear.

General guidelines for clothing for infants and kids:

 

  • We request you to get different options for clothing, basically between 4 and 8. If you have any doubt regards to clothing, just bring it along and we will decide whether it will suit. Kids have to feel comfortable wearing it.
  • Number of costumes will depend on the package you opt for.
  • We do not provide clothes for children due to hygiene concerns.
  • If a stylist has been arranged, then the stylist will conceptualise the look of the session and would guide you to bring along appropriate clothing. If any particular colour top or bottom / conceptual dresses are needed, they would advise on where to find it.
  • Any colour is fine for kids photography. So we suggest not to worry much about it.
  • Basically, light colour costumes will look good on light skin and dark colour on dark skin.

 

Will you be adding your Logos in our images?

  • All edited images will have our logo in either black or white colour within the digital photograph. The position of the logo is generally in one of the 4 corners of the photograph in a way not obstructing the image itself.
  • In the client form you can choose to purchase images without logos. If you select that option, images will be provided to you without any logos.
  • Images we print for you will not have any logos.
  • Unedited images will not contain any logos.

About image

  • Unedited Images –JPEG Format 300 pixels per inch – Approximate File Size 2MB – 5 MB .
  • Edited Images – Format 300 pixels per inch – Approximate File Size 12MB – 22 MB depending on the colors and tones used in photograph.You can easily make 20 x 30 inches prints without any quality loss.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN PHOTO RETOUCHING?

    • Our photo retouching process is limited to the following
    • Color Correction
    • Light Correction
    • Basic Skin Retouching
    • We generally do not do the following in retouching process.You can ofcourse request any such changes, if you need ,separately, at a additional fee.
    • photo manipulations or background replacements
    • making changes to the actual physical appearance of the subjects we photograph
    • adding additional elements to a photograph
    • Some packages you select will also contains prints.
    • While we recommend that prints are selected from retouched images, we do leave the decision up to the client to select if they want to print images that are not retouched.
    • Selecting print images that are not in your retouch list will not increase your count of images to retouch.
    • As an example, if your package contains 20 retouched images and 2 prints, your total number of retouched images is 20 (and not 20+2)

I NEED EXTRA PRINTS, CAN I GET THEM FROM YOU?

Sure, and the price depends on print size and print medium (photo print, canvas print etc)

HOW DO YOU DELIVER PHOTOS AND PRINTS?

We use a cloud based service to transfer all photographs.
We expect our clients pick up the prints from our studio.

DO YOU OFFER ANY ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS?

Yes. We can discuss the product offerings during the pre-shoot meeting.

IMAGE COPYRIGHTS

 

  • Indian and International laws assign the copyright of the photograph to the creators of a photograph.
  • Under the Copyright Act, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation.
  • Photographers have the exclusive right to reproduce their photographs.
  • Unless you have permission from the photographer, you can’t copy, distribute (no scanning and sending them to others), publicly display (not posting them online), or create derivative works from photographs.
  • Copyright infringements, reproducing photos without permission, can result in civil and criminal penalties.
  • We, Yellowbird photography, reserve the right to use the images from our session for our non-commercial self promotion purpose which may include advertising in print and social media, exhibitions, displays in public places etc.
  • Prior to the shoot, you will be requested to fill out an online “Client Information” form. In this form, please mention if you do not want Yellowbird Photography to use your pictures for the abovementioned purposes in the notes section. We usually allow our clients to purchase copyrights for a fee, enabling them to be the sole owners of the photographs.

 

I DID NOT PURCHASE THE RIGHTS OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS, WHAT I CAN / CANNOT DO?

Unless prior written permission is taken from Yellow Bird Photography, the client cannot use the pictures taken by Yellow Bird Photography for any of the following:

 

  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Displaying in Exhibitions (without our logos)
  • Selling to Stock Sites
  • Selling to Magazines / News Agencies
  • Altering an image / manipulating an image
  • Giving for free the image to a non-profit organisation
  • Selling the image
  • You can send the images that we photograph to agencies to promote your child. In such a scenario you will need to sign a release with the agency that such photos will not be published without our permission. A copy of this release must also be sent to us either via mail or by post/Courier.
  • If our logo is placed on your photo, you cannot remove, manipulate, or crop the photograph to remove, blur, or alter our logo.
  • Apart from the above, Yellowbird Photography grants its clients, permissions to use the photos taken by Yellow Bird Photography in any which way whatsoever.