Pricing for portrait photographs at Timeless Images Photography
Photography Portrait costs
Our prices are very reasonable but we are not the cheapest photographer in Auckland. Why? Our aim is to give you something you will love and cherish forever - images which last and don't fade. We want to make you and your family look their personal best. We ensure every image is retouched, perfected, and printed on very high quality paper.
The sitting fee is the fee you pay for us to take your photographers. This is $185. During the week this fee is reduced to $95.
This covers your initial consultation in person or via the phone, your session time up to 1 hour, an initial edit of your best photographs, and the personal presentation back to your with a design consultant.
cost of purchasing your photographs
Prints range from $175 for a 5x7-inch mounted matte print to our premium product collections which are the size of a door for approximate $4200. You can buy one photograph or many.
We offer: Prints, Framed Art, archival quality Canvas, Crystal Wall Art, Box Sets of Prints, and Albums.
We offer 12 months interest free finance which means you can recieve your Art straight away. (Normal lending criteria conditions apply.)
What you're paying for with Professional Photography:
In the days of digital cameras some people may question the value of professional portrait photography and struggle to understand pricing when it costs nothing to press a button on an iPhone. But we would like to highlight what you're really paying for:
Your Session: This is a professional service and takes time. Every portrait session, even 20-minute sessions, take time and expertise. The average amount of time spent on one portrait photography session (before we start printing) is six hours. This includes a consultation, the photographic session, sorting and selecting images, retouching, and presenting the images back to you.
Advanced retouching: When you select your images for purchase, this is when the real work begins. It can take anywhere from 20 minutes to more than an hour to get a image ready for printing. Why? Every image must be perfect. This includes things you may not notice, like skin retouching, plus things you never knew existed, like removing fluff from clothing and cleaning up the background.
Equipment: We use only the best camera equipment available (Canon 5D Mark IIIs, with a selection of fully-professional lenses) to ensure your images are so sharp it's like you're right there.
Professional Studio: Our highly-respected photographic studios in Howick and Newmarket offer a perfect environment for our customers and photographers to achieve fantastic results.
Print Quality: We work with New Zealand's best photographic printing labs to provide archival quality finishes.
Our Knowledge: We put a high level of importance on continuous training, conference attendance, and membership with The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. This means we're up to date with the latest photographic standards and techniques.
Staff: We hire talented photographic professionals and invest in their continuous development. This includes attending international training seminars and flying the best international photography mentors to our studio for personalised training.