Environmental portraiture in exotic and difficult situations is our specialty. Andrew strives to find balance and harmony of people in the scene with the beautiful views around them. Andrew is mostly based in Nagoya & Kyoto Japan or Melbourne Australia, but in the cherry blossom and Spring season he will be in Kyoto from late March to June each year. See Schedule & Bookings for more details.
Memories fade; but photos won't. Selfies are fine for sharing "here-and-now" moments, but they are not the photos you print out, they're not the photos you hang on the walls. Smartphone print quality is usually so bad, it's not even worth trying. With our professional experience, we will make a travel magazine or photo book to help you remember and value your special getaway, engagement photos, or once-in-a-lifetime trip. We will take high quality photos and collate the best ones into a magazine or book that you will be proud of, and will be the centre-piece of memories and conversations for decades to come. Wall prints (framed or unframed) are options too.
Costs includes: Shoot time, equipment, editing, post processing time, travel time and expenses (national or international will be listed seperately in the invoice), photo album or magazine design and delivery, and long term digital storage.
Upgrades and extras can include*
The hard cover version of a photo book / photo album that will be made for you.
Payment: Sadly, there's a few people who spoil it for all of us. Consequently these policies must be adhered to. A non-refundable 50% deposit must be paid within 12 hours after bookings are confirmed, and the remainder by the day of the shoot. All private individuals must pay via PayPal or in-person using our Square payment system (accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Australian EFTPOS; paid in Australian dollars). Corporate may pay by bank transfer. *Additional fees may apply.
Weather: All attempts will be made to do the shoot taking advantage of all kinds of weather conditions. However, if the weather is so bad, the shoot will be postponed. If the client cannot attend the postponed date and time, all fees except the deposit will be refunded.
No-show: Uncool. Just uncool. Please contact us if you are late, delayed, or other; we usually can help you out some how. The deposit is non-refundable.
Liability: We are not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur during the shoot. Whilst all care is taken by us, we expect you to also put safety first. We also expect you to operate your equipment within your compentency level.
License: Photos in these packages are not available for commercial or professional uses, unless agreed to and specified in the invoice.
Above: Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion; one of the postcard-perfect photos that will be included with yoru protraits.
Portraiture in Tokyo on a rainy day.
Learn more about the photo books.
Here are the Portrait Package details, these are the four main options (charged in Aust dollars):
We occassionally update your cover options. Make a note of which one you prefer and tell us. The final cover design you receive will be a little different, because it will have your own portrait on the front, and so text will have to be adjusted according to the picture used. More details about Photo Books here.
Design: 20190403-A | Portrait orientation
Bilingual text, including place names & headline text; you may include a short quote of your experience of Kyoto.
Design: 20190403-B | Portrait orientation
Bilingual headline text only
Design: 20190403-C | Portrait orientation
Minimal text; with your name
Design: 20190403-D | Landscape orientation
Traditional photo album style; with your name
Contact us and get a once-in-a-lifetime photo book made just for you.
Above: Fushima Inari; a postcard-perfect photo that may be included with your portraits in the photo book.