For expecting couples:
When should I plan my Photoshoot?
The best time to be photographed during pregnancy is around 34 to 36 weeks. For a twin pregnancy 30 weeks is ideal.
Where do the shoots take place?
All indoor shoots take place at my beautiful studio/home in Goregaon west. Outdoor shoots will be done in Aarey or Aksa beach in Mumbai. location details will be shared with the client prior to shoot .
Can you give us some info about the packages?
Yes. I have three distinct styles of photography for maternity which have been categorised as “Angelic” , “Signature”, and “Outdoor”. These styles are very different in terms of lighting and the look and feel of the images they create. All of them are popular and the most sought after styles for maternity shoots all over the globe.
“Angelic” Maternity style is a style that looks bright, angelic and divine. It’s a versatile setup that will look good with any gown colour that you choose. The make-up and hair that I execute will compliment this style to look dreamy and ethereal. This style works beautifully well with a solo mother and when the husband and children are incorporated as well.
“Signature” Maternity style is a very Hollywood/Bollywood style of photography that uses lighting to create drama and a mood to portraits. It’s one of the most sought after portrait styles globally and tends to make the subject look slimmer and glamourous. I execute both black and white and colour images in this setup, depending on your choice. I prefer to use drapes and gowns with a lot of fabric for these portraits. It is a style that is predominantly meant for the mother. The husbands can be incorporated as well. I don’t allow children in this setup.
Outdoor Maternity style is executed in Aarey or Aksa beach in Mumbai. These shoots don’t include any hair and make-up sessions unless you have opted for a package that includes an Angelic or Signature style along with the outdoor style. If you have opted for just the outdoor style, then you will have to come to the given location with basic hair and make-up done. This style easily incorporates husbands and children.
I also undertake outdoor shoots at your preferred location at an additional 15,000/-. This cost will be added to whatever package you opt for. I only travel within a certain geographical area of Mumbai, hence this should be discussed in the pre consultation before booking.
Are Husbands and children included in the packages?
Yes Husbands are included in the “Angelic” ,”Signature” and “Outdoor” styles by default. I encourage the mothers to shoot solo for the Signature style and incorporate the husband in a few shots. That’s your choice. children are not allowed in the Signature style and they can be incorporated in the “Angelic” and “Outdoor” styles without extra charges.
Can I use my own outfits?
Although you can use your own outfits, I encourage you to use the gowns as they create images and looks that are stunning and glamourous. The flying fabric effect and its flow and the way it looks in studio lighting is beautiful compared to ordinary gowns or clothes. If you are spending a your resources in doing the shoot I highly recommend that it be done in the gown so it looks special. Please discuss with me in the pre-booking session if you are keen on using your own clothes.
In the event of you using your own clothes , it will still count as a change, irrespective of whether it’s the rented gown or your own outfit. Ex: suppose you use 2 outfits of yours, it will be considered as 2 changes.
Do you provide us the gowns?
Gown is provided for just the “petite” set up. However, I have only a single pink gown of a particular size. This can be discussed in the pre booking session. None of the other packages include a gown provided by me. I will provide you with a link where you can rent a gown for a nominal price range. The provided vendor has a wide range of gowns, colours and styles to choose from and is prompt, hygienic and timely in his services. Renting and returning the gown to the vendor is completely the responsibility of the client and is between the client and the vendor.
Tell us about Hair and Make up
I execute all hair and make up for the mothers. Husbands and children don’t need make-up and hair. Having said that basic grooming can be taken care of by husbands before they arrive for the shoot.
Hair curling will not be done in the studio. Mothers need to be prepared with their waxing, nails, eyebrows, upper lip etc…which are basic grooming requirements, executed before they arrive for the shoot. Digital removing of hair will not be done in post processing.
What are the props available?
Floral crowns, tiaras, bunch of flowers etc are provided by me. If you need anything specific you can bring it for the shoot.
How long will the shoot take ?
The session length will depend on the package. Each look or dress change should last about 45 minutes. You can also add 15-20 minutes between the each dress change for allowing time to get ready and resting. Please note that it’s important that you arrive on time for your appointment so that I can keep my later appointments. If you are late, your session may be postponed to the next available slot. If you are too late, your session can also be cancelled and deposit may be forfeited at our discretion.
When should I book for my shoot?
You should book your session at least 1 month in advance. Since the gown will be rented, it will give you ample time for selection and confirming your gown. The gown will take 2 days for arrival to Mumbai, hence an early confirmation with the vendor is advisable so he can make sure the gown is available on time. Last minute availability should be checked with me by calling me on +919820333667
How do I go about booking?
First you can whats app or call me after which we can schedule a pre booking consultation and iron out all the details of your needs and my process. Il share the price chart with you and Once you have made your decision, a booking confirmation of 50% of the amount of the selected package should be transferred via google pay or bank transfer or cash to frieze the date.
The remaining 50% needs to be paid on the day of shoot after which the images will be sent for post processing. I do not have a card machine so the remaining payment can be made via google pay, paytm, bank transfer or cash.
What if I want to cancel or postpone?
Sessions can be rescheduled or postponed prior to 72 hrs before shoot only in case of a medical emergency. Rescheduling for a sooner date should be done 1 week in advance. The advance payment received will be adjusted towards the postponed or preponed session.
Should you cancel within 72 hrs of the shoot, the booking confirmation amount is Non Refundable. If you cancel prior 72 hours, you will receive a full refund.
When will I get my retouched images?
the first round of images , low resolution, watermarked- for selection will be sent through a cloud based service within 3 days of the shoot. once you have chosen the unedited and retouched images, the ready files will be sent within 2 weeks through a cloud based service.
Please note: Whenever the links to files are sent, these links will have a validity period which will be informed to you once they are sent. It is the responsibility of the client to download before the validity of the link expires.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN PHOTO RETOUCHING?
My photo retouching process is limited to the following:
Color Correction, Light Correction and Basic Skin Retouching
I do not execute:
photo manipulations or background replacements, adding additional elements to a photograph and applying digital makeup, fixing hair, changing hair colour, removal of body hair.
HOW DO YOU DELIVER PHOTOS?
I use a cloud based service for transfer of my photographs. You will receive an email and a message from me with a link to download your images. Once you receive this link, you will have 15 days to download the link before the link expires. Please note: It is the responsibility of the client to download the images within the stipulated link validity. The images can only be downloaded on a computer as the image size is extremely large. Once you download them on your computer, you can transfer them to your mobile device. I do not provide images in USB/Pen drives as due to security issues I do not insert external pen drives into my systems.
What is the quality of the final images?
The unedited/unprocessed digital photos are provided to you for the purpose of selection only and are low resolution jpg files (1000 pixels on long side) and have multiple watermarks across them saying, “Daisy Naidu photography – for selection only”.
All Edited and unedited images are of high resolution- jpg files (min 2500 pixels on long side and 300 ppi) and my logo watermark on the side or in the corners or bottom or the top.
You do have the option to purchase the final retouched photos without logo watermark for an extra 1000/- per image.
No RAW images will be given unless you purchase the copyright of the images. If you’re interested in purchasing the copyright of the images then please mention this in the pre booking consultation.
Prints are not part of any package. But I will share information of some professional printers whom I collaborate with for my fashion and beauty projects, who offer a wide range of A grade printing services and products.
What is the duration you keep the photographed images?
I keep the photographed images with me for a period of 3 months after which they will be deleted. So in case you need extra retouched images, then you will have to place an order for them before 3 months from the date of shoot. Extra retouched images can be ordered for 1500/- per image.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Taking pictures and/or videos on cell phones or personal cameras is prohibited in my studio.
It is important to arrive to shoots on time or before given time as other shoots will be scheduled as per your given timing. half an hour of buffer is allowed, any period longer than half an hour will lead to cancellation of the shoot and forfeiture of the booking amount.
What are the Photography Copyright Laws?
- Indian and international laws assign the copyright of the photograph to the creators of a photograph.
- Just because you buy a print or get a shoot done does not mean you have purchased the copyright.
- 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), create derivative works from photographs.
- Copyright infringements, reproducing photos without permission, can result in civil and criminal penalties.
Where can the Photographer use my images?
If you are being photographed by me, you explicitly grant me permission to share the pictures and videos online on my social media accounts and website. I will however be sensitive to the event (e.g. child birth) and, if requested in the pre booking consultation, along with the event date, will only share the images post when the event has passed.
As a professional photographer I am inherently sensitive to the privacy and security of people I photograph.
Can I purchase the rights to my Photographs?
Yes. If you are interested in buying the copyrights of your images, you can mention this in our pre booking consultation. Buying the copyright entitles the client to use the images in any which way whatsoever and they become the owners of the photographs.
What can I do with my photos if I don’t buy copyrights?
If you don’t have written permission from me, you don’t have rights to use the photographs created by me for Advertising, Publishing, Displaying in Exhibitions (without my logo), Selling to Magazines / News Agencies, manipulating an image, Giving for free the image to a non-profit organization, Selling the image.
The images I photograph can be sent 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 me.
If my logo is placed on your photo, you cannot remove, manipulate, or crop the photograph to remove, blur, or alter my logo.
Apart from the above, Daisy Naidu photography grants its clients permissions to use the photos taken by me and my team in any which way whatsoever.