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Welcome Guide Everything you need to know for the Best « Kid Photo Session » Experience!


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Hi, I’m Noémie I strongly believe in the power of family photos. They are an emotional trigger, a tangible memory & part of our family heritage.
 These photos need to be created. 
 They need to be concrete.
 They need to be valued.
 I’m here for all this. And that’s actually why I’m a family photographer. 
 When was the last time you actually hold a photo in your hand? 
 What will your kids have to show about their childhood to their own kids? Let’s offer to your family the chance to sit down on the couch & turn the pages of a photo album. 
 
 Because time goes fast, let’s hit the pause button! 


I've created this Welcome Guide to answer your questions & to tell you more about the « Noemie Deveaux Photography Experience ».
 
 By the time you’ve read this guide, I hope you'll have your questions answered, that you will feel more than ready & excited for our session & that you will know what to do to prepare for this special family moment.
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Index How to communicate? …………………………………………………….. p 4 
 Before the session 
 When can a Kid photo session be done? ………….……… p 4
 Where can a Kid photo session be done? ………………… p 5 How long does a photo session last? ……………………….. p 5 If you want special type of images …………………..………. p 5 What to wear? ……………………………………………………..…… p 6 What if the weather is not sunny? ………..……………..…… p 7
 Special occasions! (Birthdays & religious events) …….. p 7 
 During the session
 A great time to relax! ..………………………………………….……. p 8 Food & drinks ..………………………………………………………….. p 8 « I’m not comfortable in front of a camera » ……………… p 9 Payment ..………………………………………………………………….. p 9 
 After the session When will we receive our images? ..…………….……………… p 9 Rush fee ..…………………………………………………………………… p 10 How will we receive our images? ..……………………………… p 10 Prints & Extra prints ….……………………………………………….. p 11 Important information 
 Let’s be on time - Early morning start ..………………………. p 12
 Privacy policy ……………………………………………………………… p 13 Feedbacks ..………………………………………………………………… p 13 Force majeure & Sickness …………………………………………… p 13 Copyright & Print release: what is it? ………………………….. p 14 Promoting my work (website & social medias) ……………. p 15 Responsibilities …………………………………………………………… p 15 
 Offers………………………………………………………………………………….. p 17

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They grow so fast, don't they? Not so long ago, you hold your baby in your arms at the maternity hospital & now, more than one year later, it’s about walking, running, laughing, discovering the world! 
 Every second would be worth being captured as an everlasting memory.

How to communicate with each other? 
 We can have a phone call (once the session is booked) to get familiar to each other. 
 I am available every day from 10am to 6pm.
 I do my best to answer emails within 24 hours.
 Let’s use WhatsApp to communicate a few days before the session.. 


Before the session When can a Kid photo session be done? At any occasion, after your kid gets 1-year-old. Your baby is not a real baby anymore & his-her life gets full of laughters, new experiences & playing times. Some special occasions as 2nd, 3rd (& so on) birthdays, or religious events like Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation.
 
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And sometimes, we should forget about occasions & celebrate just us being here & now, as we are, as we will remember ourselves in 15 years! 
 A walk in the forest, jumping into paddles is part of your life?
 A Sunday afternoon at home, reading books & helping to cook a chocolate cake? 
 Whatever fits your family spirit & your kid’s environment will be just perfect!

Where can a Kid photo session be done? We’ll be at home or/and outdoor, depending on the weather. 
 At home or in a park, your kid will be smiling, interacting with you, or playing, & laughing together.

How long does a photo session last? It lasts 2 hours. If any break is necessary (to get a snack for example), it’s actually an occasion for me to take candid shots! 
 Bring toys to create the best environment for a fun time! 
 You will also play an important role as there will be a lot of interactions between your kid & you (& of course the siblings).

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If you want special type of images 
 Don’t hesitate to let me know & to send me examples of special settings or poses you love. Just look for them on Pinterest & send them to me. They will be inspirational for our session.

What to wear? 
 To pick up your outfits can seem to be a huge task because it is important. Think about coordinating your outfits as it will add a stronger feeling of « togetherness » to the images where other members of the family will be in. 
 
 Here are some tips to help you with styling. 
 What to do:
 - Use the color wheel to create your palette (the closest colors or the opposite ones). 
 - Add coordinated accessories like a scarf or some jewelry
 - Choose a similar style for everyone
 - Choose neutral shoes
 - Consider your home decor if you’re planning on hanging your images 
 What to avoid:
 - Matching colors
 - Logos, large patterns & shinny fabrics
 - Bright white (prefer ivory or light beige) & neon colors
 Here are tools to help you out! 
 The color wheel & great style boards from Pinterest, always inspiring!

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Some examples to associate the right colors!

What if the weather is not sunny?
 Istanbul is magic also because there are 4 seasons. So, the weather can get cloudy & rainy (even snowy!). 
 I don’t think a cloudy weather would ruin a photo session, as it can create a strong atmosphere‌ as far as we wear suitable clothes!
 Rain is not welcome for sure, but a few drops for a few minutes are ok, it could be so fun to jump into a puddle! 
 Then it’s up to you. I keep a number of backup dates open each month in case of bad weather, and there’s no charge to reschedule to a new date if it’s heavily raining. 


Special occasions! ÂŤÂ Birthday  photo session
 Here in Istanbul, there are millions of options to organize a Birthday Party. From the location to the style of the cake & the decorations, it’s really stu here đ&#x;˜‚ đ&#x;Ľł ! 
 I just need to know where & when the party will take place & I’ll arrive a bit earlier to photograph the decoration. We can also have a few family portraits done before the guests arrive. 
 During the party, I’ll photograph candid moments as well as special ones as him-her blowing the candle & opening his-her gifts, creating everlasting memories of this milestone. 
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« Religious milestone » photo session
 I know these moments had be prepared for a long time, not only by your kid, but by you & your community. They are great occasions to get together, maybe your family living in your home country will come to join the ceremony. 
 I will need to know the program of the ceremony, to make sure I will be in the right spot at every step of it. I will be quiet & respectful and you’ll be able to focus on what is happening now & forget about photography.

During the session 
 A great time to relax! 
 It’s really about enjoying the moment, laughing, having fun, making the best of this couple of hours out of your routine. 
 You will forget about me, relax, live the moment & enjoy this unique day. 


Food & drinks 
 If we’re outside for your kid’s photo session, there are food & drinks available everywhere in Istanbul. Simit, açma, water, soda, you name it, are very easy to find. So unless you prefer another kind of snack, we won’t stay hungry or thirsty long. 
 If you think a sweet treat (ok, let’s say it: a bribe!) would help your baby to feel better, please avoid chocolate (or anything potentially 8 / 19


messy) & prefer an easy-to-eat small snack. Just don’t mention it until we’re getting close to the end of the session or in case of real emergency! ÂŤÂ I’m not comfortable in front of a camera ‌ 
 It is part of my job to make you feel comfortable during the photo session. A photo session is a great quality family time. You’ll forget me. And all you have to do is entertain your kid so you surely already know this đ&#x;˜? ! 
 If there is something you are self-conscious about, please let me know, I’ll do my very best to capture you under the best light!
 I can also give you tips to pose during the session. They might not feel natural but they work wonders!

Payment
 The payment is due on the day of the photo session in cash.
 I do accept money transfers to my French bank account or to my Turkish bank account (only if you’re also have a Garanti account, otherwise, the taxes are deducted from the global amount & they are outrageously high).

After the session 
 


When will you receive your images? 
 From October to April, I will deliver your images within 3 weeks maximum. 
 From May to September, I will deliver your images within 5 weeks maximum.
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Rush fee If you need your images within 1 week or less, the extra fee is 15% of the photo session investment. I might not always be able to provide this extra service, especially during the wedding season (May to September).
 


How will you receive your images?
 I think the way you discover your images is very important so I take extra care for this part of the experience to be as great as the photo session itself! 
 I will send you a special email with the link to your private online gallery.

Thanks to this gallery, you’ll be able to:
 - discover your images in a beautiful way
 - download the images in medium resolution
 - share the gallery to your family and friends
 - share your images in your favorite social medias
 - select your favorite images I will send you the DVD with these images in high definition & your prints in a lovely package a few day after you selected your prints.

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Prints
 I think pictures are taken to be printed out, not to stay on a hard drive within the possibility of getting lost forever in case of a damage. A decade ago, we wouldn’t even think not to develop our films!
 Nowadays, our images are digital & I know it takes time & effort to get them printed out, so we end up not doing it.


The experience of looking at pictures on a computer is nothing compared to handling & looking at a photo album. And imagine looking up at a large & framed picture of your family in your living room. 
 I strongly believe your images deserve to be printed out. That’s why I include gift prints in most of my offers. 
 That’s why I include a photo album in the Premium offer. 
 That’s why I can take care of any extra printing work for you. For the prints & photo albums, all you need to do is to pick your favorite pictures thanks to the heart-shaped button on your online gallery & I’ll take care of the rest (I can see your selection). 
 For extra-prints, same process, & just let me know the dimensions & the frame you want. The large prints can be just ready to be hang. 
 I work with a very professional print studio in Sirkeci. The team does a very high quality work & I trust them 100%.

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Important information 
 
 Let’s be on time
 I know it is not always easy to get ready, as there are shoes to be found at the last minute, hair to be done, shirt to be ironed etc. 
 Be sure to give yourself & your family enough time, to avoid unnecessary stress.
 I also advise not to have a plan / an important appointment right after the session. I’d like you to have your mind free of the time passing, in order to focus on the great family time!

Early morning start During summer, outdoor photo sessions will be early morning (7:30 am). 
 The main reasons why I choose such a early starting time are: - the early morning light is beautiful. Later, the light becomes too harsh & creates strong shadows under eyes, noses & chins. - the temperatures are nice in early morning. Later in the day, they rise & it can get really hot. - Places in Istanbul are quite empty early in the morning, except early workers, simit sellers & fishermen. Later, the city awakes and gets crowded.


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Privacy policy Everything being written & said between you & me during the preparation, the photo session itself & the follow-up exchanges is private and will not be publicly released, neither by me or by you. I’m building a relationship based on trust & I want you to know you can trust me. 
 


Feedbacks
 I can’t wait to hear your reaction after you discover your images! Don’t hesitate to give me a call! 
 I’d also be more than happy if you write a feedback about the whole « Noemie Deveaux Experience » on my professional Facebook page.
 It’d be really helpful to know how you felt all the way, from receiving my offers, to the photo session itself, to the online gallery & the package to receive your prints. 


Force majeure & Sickness 
 If any family member is sick on the day of our photo session, we will of course postpone it. We all need to be in a great shape to have a great time together! 
 
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The cancellation will not engage my responsibility & therefore it will not lead to any financial compensation.

Copyright & Print release: what is it? 
 The copyright is owned by the person who creates the work. From the second I snap an image, it legally belongs to me as the photographer unless I sign it away otherwise, giving me the exclusive rights to determine how the image should be displayed & distributed. I am also the only person who can make alterations to my work. Since my name is associated with the images, I want to have complete control of how they look to ensure they are in line with my photography style that you are hiring me for. The print release is different in that it gives you the permission to reproduce my images for your own personal use. If you want to make prints, canvases, albums using a source other than me, you are more than welcome to do that, but cannot use them for commercial reasons. For example, if you were approached by an editor of a magazine who wanted to buy your brand new family profile picture for the cover of their next edition, you would have to decline as they are not yours to sell. To sum up, with the print release included in my offers: 
 You can: - Post them on all forms of social medias
 - Print an unlimited amount of them in any form (photo, canvas, album, t-shirt, etc.) 
 - Share them with your family so they can do the same!
 
 You cannot: - Edit or alter the images in any way, including cropping and filters. - Claim the work as your own. 
 - Use the images for commercial gain.

Promoting my work in my website & social medias
 I update my website regularly & post my work on social medias. I will love to share the result of our photo session too!
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If you don’t want me to share some of your images, please let me know. Please tag my name when you will share your images on social medias, it always makes me happy. 


Responsibilities
 I ensure the client to back up the files in high resolution during 1 year (except in case of unexpected disaster like fire, flood, damaged computer and / or hard drive). I will ask a 20€ fee to create a new online gallery and a 30€ fee to create & send a DVD. 1 year after your photo session, the digital back up is not guaranteed anymore & the files can be deleted at any moment. I will send you a note before I delete anything to make sure everything is safe on your side. I strongly recommend to save these images on a least 1 external hard drive & on an online cloud. Of course, to print images & to create a photo album is the best way to save your images.

If you have more questions, don’t worry, I have more answers! 
 Just drop me a message on the « Contact » tab of my website.

LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

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— Standard Collection — 


Family quality time for 2 hours in 3-4 locations you love or at your home 40+ processed digital images on your beautiful online gallery


15 PRINTS 10X15 CM 1 FRAMED PRINT 20X30 CM

400€ The framed photos are professional prints on a Fine Art paper with a mat & a wooden frame delivered at your home. 
 
 For a 30x45 cm instead, additional fee of +15€ For any extra 20x30 cm for 35€ 16 / 19


— Premium Collection — Family quality time for 2 hours in 3-4 locations you love or at your home 
 60+ processed digital images on your beautiful online gallery

15 PRINTS 10X15 CM 1 FRAMED PRINT 20X30 CM * YOUR PHOTO ALBUM 20X30 CM *


560€ Your photo album & our prints will be handle by professionals & delivered at your home. 
 
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— À la Carte — 


FRAMED PRINTS


FINE ART PAPER - WOODEN FRAME - CARTON MAT


20x30 cm 30x40 cm 40x60 cm

40 € 55 € 70 €

PREMIUM PHOTO ALBUMS

20 PAGES - 250G PAPER


20x20 cm 20x30 cm 30x30 cm

145 € 160 € 175 €

CANVAS
 20x30 cm 30x40 cm 40x60 cm

40 € 50 € 70 € 18 / 19


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