GENERAL  FAQ

COVID 19 UPDATE

My Covid 19 Policy can be found in the link below.

COVID 19 POLICY FOR SAMANTHA BRYCE PHOTOGRAPHY

Do you use studio or natural light?

I use both.

My Maternity work is outdoor natural light.

My Newborn work is studio light.

Sitter Sessions are studio light.

My Cake Smash sessions are now studio light sessions but I can still do outdoor, natural light sessions if you request one.

I chose to keep a mix of both lights in my business as both have their advantages and I prefer certain lights for certain sessions.

 

Do you take Posed or Lifestyle Portraits?

I take both, depending on the session.

Maternity is predominantly posed, but sometimes there is some Lifestyle done.

Newborn posed and capturing natural interactions.

Sitter sessions are completely posed

Cake Smash I suppose you could say is both, as we do official posed First Birthday portraits first then the Cake Smash afterwards which isn’t posed, I’m just capturing your bubby doing their own thing with their birthday cake.

What does ‘Lifestyle Photography’ mean?

Lifestyle Photography is incorporating things that you would typically do. This can be reading your baby a story, giving them a bath, changing their nappy, giving them a bottle, making a meal etc. It is incorporating your "real-life events" into your session.

There is no specific outcome or ‘shots’ that I stage you and your family for unless it’s to move what you’re doing to next to a window to utilise the beautiful natural light in the room.

There are no props, no studio lighting, no “say cheese”.

Do I sell digital files on a USB?

I love the fact that I base my business around what ‘I’ would want as a customer. Lots of photographers these days ONLY sell prints, I sell digitals in ALL of my packages. I figure if I just sell you a print and, heaven forbid, your house burns down, those memories will be lost to you forever. Your digital files can be backed up and reprinted as many times as you like for years to come.

Purchasing with me you receive both high resolution and low resolution versions.

What does "low-resolution" mean?

Low-resolution files are digitally compressed files that have been purposely reduced in quality for screen display only. They will appear pixelated when printed. I provide low-resolution files solely for my clients to be able to upload quickly to social media sites such as Facebook, and for sharing electronically with friends and family without losing any quality.

High-resolution files are the files you use for printing your images, any images you purchase with me you will receive in both low and high resolution versions.

Do I sell prints and products?

Yes I do! I believe it is so important for my clients to walk away with more than just a USB of digital files. I love selling digitals but honestly there’s nothing like seeing photos printed, holding them in your hands. There is a sense of ownership, a sense of belonging and an immense sense of love whenever I hold a photo of my babies in my hands and I love that I can give that feeling to you as well.

I wish upon wish I had this opportunity with my baby girls but now I cherish my ability and passion to create a story for you. A story about the most perfect and happiest moments in your life that are delivered in a way you can hold onto forever.

Why do you recommend using a professional print lab?

I have discovered the real value of printing with a professional lab through personal experience.

Commercial outlets such as Kmart, Officeworks, Camera Warehouse, Big W, Harvey Norman often produce prints with a strong colour cast that does not match the original colour file.  This colour cast can be particularly apparent in skin tones, completely ruining a beautiful shot.  I have tested this completely using 3 different images and getting them printed at all the places listed as well as my own Pro Lab and the examples speak for themselves. I have them available for you to see at your Ordering Appointment so you can see firsthand, the differences are amazing!

Pro lab prints are made using specific paper which is guaranteed to stand the test of time, lasting up to 200 years with minimal fading. You are guaranteed a better quality and more colour accurate image.  After all of the effort that went into planning, preparing for and taking part in a professional photography shoot, please do not underestimate the importance of purchasing a high-quality printed image.

Can I email you my Pinterest ideas or shots I've seen on other sites?

Yes, requests or inspirations for shots are great! That being said, while I do appreciate ideas and inspiration, I will not replicate or copy someone else's work. I have spent time establishing my own style, so be sure you've looked through my site so you can get a feel for my images and see if we are a good fit. It is also my priority to keep babies safe, so I will not position your baby in any manner that I'm not comfortable with.

Can I purchase Gift Certificates or open a Gift Registry?

No, unfortunately I no longer offer this service.

How do I secure a booking?

Contact me through my website and I will require a non-refundable session fee to be paid in advance to secure your date in my diary. Your deposit can be paid via bank transfer or cash.

What happens if I need to cancel or postpone?People get sick and circumstances change meaning that occasionally cancellations or postponements are unavoidable.  I require as much notice as possible for changes to our booking and I will show you the same courtesyI require payment of the session fee upon booking to hold your appointment and this will be forfeited in the case of an outright cancellation. Subject to availability, I am more than happy to reschedule due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances.

What Suburbs do you service? 

Liverpool City


Ashcroft, Austral, Bringelly, Busby, Carnes Hill, Cartwright, Casula, Cecil Hills, Chipping Norton, Denham Court, Edmondson Park, Green Valley, Greendale, Hammondville, Heckenberg, Hinchinbrook, Holsworthy, Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Kemps Creek, Leppington, Liverpool, Luddenham, Lurnea, Middleton Grange, Miller, Moorebank, Pleasure Point, Prestons, Rossmore, Sadleir, Voyager Point, Warwick Farm, Wattle Grove, West Hoxton

 

Macarthur


Glenfield, Leppington, Bringelly, Catherine Field, Rossmore, Eagle Vale, Eschol Park, Kearns, Blairmount, Claymore, Airds, Ambarvale, Appin, Blair Athol, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Englorie Park, Glen Alpine, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Helens Park, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Bow Bowing, Minto, Raby, St Andrews, Varroville, Currans Hill, Harrington Park, Mount Annan, Narellan, Narellan Vale, Menagle, Douglas Park, Camden, Camden Park, Cawdor, Cobbitty, Elderslie, Ellis Lane, Grasmere, Mount Hunter, Nattai, Oakdale, The Oaks, Werombi, Balmoral Village, Picton, Razorback, Wilton, Lakesland, Thirlmere, Tahmoor, Pheasants Nest, Silverdale, Warragamba, Wallacia

 

Fairfield Area

Abbotsbury, Bonnyrigg , Bonnyrigg Heights, Bossley Park, Cabramatta, Cabramatta Heights, Cabramatta West, Cabravale, Canley Heights, Canley Vale, Carramar, Cecil Park, Edensor Park, Fairfield, Fairfield East, Fairfield Heights, Fairfield West, Fairvale, Greenfield Park, Horsley Park, Lansvale, Lansvale East, Mount Pritchard, Prairiewood, Smithfield, Smithfield West, St Johns Park, Wakeley, Wetherill Park

 

Blacktown Cities

Acacia Gardens, Arndell Park, Bidwill, Blackett, Blacktown, Bungarribee, Colebee, Dean Park, Dharruk, Doonside, Eastern Creek, Emerton, Glendenning, Glenwood, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Huntingwood, Kellyville Ridge, Kings Langley, Kings Park, Lalor Park, Lethbridge Park, Marayong, Marsden Park, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Oakhurst, Parklea, Plumpton, Prospect, Quakers Hill, Riverstone, Rooty Hill, Ropes Crossing, Rouse Hill, Schofields, Seven Hills, Shalvey, Shanes Park, Stanhope Gardens, St Marys, The Ponds, Toongabbie, Tregear, Vineyard, Whalan, Willmot, Woodcroft

 

Penrith Cities

Agnes Banks, Badgerys Creek, Berkshire Park, Caddens, Cambridge Gardens, Cambridge Park, Castlereagh, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Cranebrook, Emu Heights, Emu Plains, Erskine Park, Glenmore Park, Jamisontown, Jordan Springs, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Kingswood Park, Leonay, Llandilo, Londonderry, Luddenham, Mount Vernon, Mulgoa, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, Penrith, Regentville, St Clair, St Marys, South Penrith, Wallacia, Werrington, Werrington County, Werrington Downs