Tips for those attending a Portrait Fundraising Day.

Kia Ora,

We provide kakahu. If its on display and you want to wear it please let us know. we make suggestions but if you know what you want tell us

We provide kakahu. If its on display and you want to wear it please let us know. we make suggestions but if you know what you want tell us

We’ve put together a few things to help make your session at one of our Portrait Days go smoother. They are very busy days and we try to keep the atmosphere relaxed.

First of all Thank you! for booking a session at our Portrait Fundraisier and supporting our roopu. Every cent of the $30 booking fee goes to Te Kõhanga Reo. (this fee is non refundable is you cancel or fail to show). 
Be early – If you want to have everyone dressed in our kakahu and apply moko as well as have Portraits done be there at least 30mins before your session. That way you have time to get ready and can get a few poses in before the next family comes.
Its a very busy day, while you get photographed someone else will be getting ready and others will be looking at their images to order. If at the end of it you feel that you needed longer, contact us about private bookings. It can feel rushed so being prepared before you arrive can help alleviate some of that. The whanau will have kai available for purchase so bring a few dollars and if things start running behind be assured that we wont cut your session short because of it.
We have taonga for you to use. Bringing your own will make your portrait more personal.

We have taonga for you to use. Bringing your own will make your portrait more personal.

Be dressed in dark loose clothing and have easy to remove shoes on. We ask that you do not walk on our backdrop with any footwear on. If you wear coloured pants or loud colours your images will have to be black & white or vintage. We do not do colour changes on clothing items.

Make sure the kids dont have temporary tattoos or kai that stains their faces etc. It just doesn’t look good in the photos. We can edit them out but there is a fee of $15 per edited image.
Editing such as temporary tattoo removal attracts a $15 Retouching Fee

Editing such as temporary tattoo removal attracts a $15 Retouching Fee

Check out our other photos on our Facebook Page & Website. See which poses you like and think about which images you would like to hang on your wall. Let us know which ones you like so we can ensure that we get what you want. Take a screenshot and show us on the day.
Think about what you want to buy. Have a look at our pricelist. Think about how much you would like to spend and what you want to do with your photos. Do you want a canvas to hang on the wall? Small prints to gift or would you like a file so you can get them printed on tshirts, cups, calendars etc. A copy of our new order form is available below. If you can print it and fill it in that will be one less thing you have to worry about on the day. Most people spend about $150 and buy our 3 Portrait Package or a medium Canvas. A purchase is not compulsory, we understand that some can only afford the session and family print.
Payment is due on the day. Orders need to be paid for when you make your product order. You will be able to view your images immediately after your session and choose what you want. We have eftpos and accept cash. Orders are final and due to the custom nature of our products we will not refund for change of mind. We will replace the product if the item is not as displayed or arrives damaged.

If you have any questions please email us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.