About Kathryn Jolly
Hello, My name is Kathryn Jolly and I would love to have the opportunity to photograph you and your family.
My photography style is uncomplicated, modern and real with a touch a whimsy thrown in to make everyone look amazing. Happy kids, relaxed brides, fabulous looking mums…I can make it happen.
If I do a session with you what do I get?
A family shoot will have group photos, lots of different combinations of people as well as individual portraits of everyone included. Expect about 70 photos in your private gallery. 2-3 hours location shoot, photo editing and gallery viewing are included in your package price.
A newborn session lasts up to 3 hours (depending on how settled your baby is) and will yield about 70 baby portraits. Your price includes half day shooting, props and wraps, custom photo editing. It's a very relaxed, quiet time for mum and baby in my Castle Hill studio.
Weddings yield about 70-100 photos per hour of shooting. A lot!
What equipment do you use?
I shoot with Canon 5dMKIII and 5dMKII and have a bag full of the best prime lenses that money can buy. I also shoot with a flash if required, often at weddings, but natural light is what I love most of all. Nothing really is a barrier, bad weather, good weather, whatever...I can take fabulous photos in all situations. In my studio I use a combination of natural light and studio lighting.
What about insurance?
My business is fully insured.
Do you travel?
Happy to travel for weddings up to 2 hours away without extra charge and portrait sessions up to 1 hour if the date in my calendar is open. Book early as key times such as warmer months book out early.
How long have you been a photographer?
Professionally, I have been shooting portraits for about 10 years and weddings for about 5 years.
Do you shoot colour or black and white?
All photographs are taken in colour and edited in Photoshop and Lightroom to make the colours lovely. Some photos look amazing in black and white as well. When purchasing your colour family portrait photos, black and white versions are included free of charge. Yes, you get both! With weddings, I will decide what version of a shot you will receive, colour or black and white. The ratio is normally 80% colour and 20% black and white.
How do I book you?
You can send me a message straight from this site, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . If you call me on the phone, be prepared to wait for an answer, (text is best) as I am busy, busy shooting. I look over my messages in the evening and will answer all your questions as soon as I can.
How far in advance do I book?
As soon as you know that you wish to be photographed by me. A deposit of $150 secures your session.
Can I meet you?
Absolutely. I have an office in my home at Castle Hill and see all my clients there. I am happy to make your appointment late in the evening, after work if required. I am very flexible.
Do you retouch your images?
Yes, all images are retouched in Photoshop and Lightroom. It is a labour of love to retouch images by hand and it can take a while. A portrait session takes 4-8 weeks, and a wedding can take up to 3 months.