Photography Session Information

Thank you for booking a photography session with Kiddy Kats Photography. I can't wait to take some stunning photographs for you!

The Studio:

My home studio is in Ferntree Gully. For your comfort, it has both heating and cooling. 

I work with continuous studio light, which means no harsh flashes. 

I do not provide a make-up or hair stylist for adults. Please bring a brush, some hair spray and lip gloss. 

What To Bring:

Pets: Please bring your dog or pet's favourite treats and toys! The items that will keep them most focused are the best to bring. If they take commands (sit, drop, stay) for a treat or toy, this makes it much easier to achieve a great variety of portraits.

If you love dressing your dog or pet in anything cute or silly, even just as simple as a bow tie collar, you can bring these with you.

Also feel free to bring along any sentimental items you would like in the photographs. 

What To Wear:

When children and adults are involved in the photographs:

Tops are most important. If choosing a white backdrop, I recommend wearing white, cream, or soft/pastel colours. A bit of colour in your portrait is nice, especially on children, but please choose soft colours that will not distract from your lovely faces. You can match your tops with darker jeans or skirt if you wish.

If choosing a dark backdrop, I recommend wearing black or dark grey tops.

Below are great examples of family's being co-ordinated well:

Family portraits including pet:

Feel free to dress co-ordinated if this is your style. This could be as simple as all family members wearing jeans, or all wearing a similar coloured top. You don't have to wear the same thing, but keeping the variety of colours to 2 or 3 between you and co-ordinating with each other does make a big difference to your portrait.

Outdoor sessions:

Please avoid wearing black, green or red. White always looks great as well as creams, denim, light greys and light browns (tan). PASTEL colours such as grey, blue, pink and peach also look great.

It's common for people to be self-conscious! If you are worried you will look 'fat' in the photographs, simply wearing a light cardigan or jacket over a top/t-shirt will look more flattering.

If you or your child wears prescription glasses, please refrain from wearing self-tinting glasses!

I mainly see your top half so shoes are not too important.

Clothing To Avoid:

No clothing with big logos, patterns, stripes, checkers, pictures, writing or bright colours. In particular, fine stripes create a 'moire effect' so please avoid this. If you are unsure, feel free to bring a few options and I can go through these with you.

Soft patterns are ok, as well as a punch of colour, if you prefer this. Please just choose wisely

Studio Backdrops:

Pet portraits can be taken on a dark charcoal backdrop, white backdrop, or a white suede look.

If you can please let me know your preference before your photo session it would be much appreciated. You are also welcome to leave this up to my discretion! If we have enough time, I will attempt to photograph your pet on a couple of different backdrops to give you a variety of different looks within your photographs.


Children are to be accompanied by their parent/guardian at all times.

No photographs or video to be taken by the client during the photo session.

No camera or lighting equipment is to be touched by the client or their children.



If you or someone involved in the photo shoot becomes sick please RE-SCHEDULE your photo shoot by contacting me within 48 hours, if possible. As I often photograph babies in my studio and cannot photograph them if I am sick, it is only fair on other customers plus myself to not spread the germs! Thanks in advance! (If you do not re-schedule and arrive sick, unfortunately you will be sent home and the reservation fee is forfeited. If you or a family member are suffering just a minor cold please contact me to discuss).



On the day of your photo shoot we will organise a day and time for you to come back to the studio for an Ordering Session. The Ordering Session is booked for approximately 2 weeks later. I do not provide online galleries!

At the Ordering Session I show you 20-40 of your best photographs in a light edit.. The Ordering Session takes about one hour and it is best to have all decision makers present as final decisions need to be made on the day. Payment is also required to process your order but I offer payment plans if need be (10% deposit required).

The Ordering Session is the perfect time to ask me as many questions as you may have. The time is dedicated to you so I can pass on my professional advise and we can work together to decide what is the best option for you. My goal is to make sure you walk away happy and super excited to receive your photographs! 

Upon taking your order, I will fully edit the photographs you have chosen and place any print or product orders. Your photographs are usually ready to pick up within 4-6 weeks (depending on how big your order is). 




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