Portrait Photography - How does it work?

It starts off with a phone call, email or a face-to-face meeting.

We can ask each other lots of questions and have a thorough consultation to insure we are all on the same page.

I will help you carefully plan your photography session so you get the best results and enjoy the whole experience.

What to wear?

The photos are about you so wear clothes that you feel comfortable in.

Generally no stripes or super bright colours.

Stick with solid colours and minimal patterns.

Where is the photography session held?

On location or in the studio

For your convenience I can set up at a location of your choice.

I can set up a studio at you home, office or we can shoot outdoors.

How long does the session go for?

I don’t like to put a time limit on you shoot, as my aim is to get the best results for you regardless of how long it takes.

The session time will vary depending on your experience and how many outfit changes you have.

Typically once I have set up the lighting etc. Your session can be as little as 30 minutes or up to a couple of hours.

What happens after your photo shoot?

After you photography session I will upload your Proof shots to Dropbox and send you a link

These images are the raw images and have not been retouched and are for selection purposes only . All the photos will be watermarked and numbered.

This way you can look at all the photos from you shoot on you own computer and take your time to choose which images you would like.

Typically you would then email me with a list of numbers of the photos you have chosen.

Post Processing/Retouching: Are the photos edited?

All photos are professionally retouched to insure they are the highest possible standard.

As you can appreciate this process is time consuming, and I am very fussy.

If you package is for the digital files (no prints) each image you choose will be professionally retouched.

They will be in large format for printing and small format for the web. I do not give out any raw/unedited images.

Can I have the raw/unedited photos?

To ensure the highest quality and standards of my work,

I do not give out any raw/unedited images.

Can I order prints and canvases etc?

We provide a full range of professional printing services if required.

(Canvases, Acrylic Tiles, Mounted Prints etc.)

Please contact me for pricing and a list of printing services

Turnaround time: How long before I receive my photos?

I will try and get your images to you as quickly as possible, usually within a few days after the shoot.

This time will vary depending on how many images you have chosen, and the amount of retouching required.

If you have ordered prints you will generally receive them approximately one week after the retouching has been completed.

How do I receive my images?

You can choose to have your retouched images uploaded to dropbox for you to download, or small files can be emailed.

If you have ordered prints you will generally receive them about one week after the retouching has been completed.

Real Estate photography checklist

The more the home is prepared prior to my arrival, the better the images are going to look.



Get rid of as much clutter as possible. 

Keep your valuables safe, secure and out of sight.

Remove personal photos.

Dust, vacuum, make the beds, fluff the pillows.

Clear the kitchen counters – remove all appliances. 

Clean the sink and put away the dishes. 

Remove any fridge magnets etc 

Clear Personal Items from the Bathrooms (tooth brushes etc), put away shampoo and conditioner bottles, etc from the shower.

Clean the glass shower screens and windows.

Put out the good guest towels and put all the toilet seats down.

Remove bins, replace any burned out light bulbs.

(Pets) Hide food and water bowls, pet beds and toys.

Turn off ceiling fans.



Have lawns mowed and rake leaves

Put away hoses, sprinklers, garden tools, bikes, etc.

Hide garbage bins in the garage and close garage doors

Open any patio umbrellas

Remove BBQ and pool covers.

Remove cobwebs from the letterbox.

Move vehicles away from your home, out of the driveway, and clear the street in front of the house if possible. 

For twilight exterior shoots turn on all lights inside and outside. 


Please note, due to my schedule I do not have time to move things, or declutter. 

The home should be photo ready at the time of the appointment.

For more information please call me on 0410 085 125 or email mail@stevenlloydphotography.com.au