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, & Hakuba Japan, or Melbourne Australia, but able to travel anywhere in Asia. We love capturing environmental / street portraiture, and can do engagement photos, too.
Create more than a keepsake, create an heirloom. These will be kept by the family for generations to come. Andrew's only images of his great grandparents are of the only two surviving photos in frames that were passed down from his grandparents. Shouldn't you honour your future generations by investing in a photo book, album or a travel magazine that will be kept for ever? You probably heard from your mother that if the house was ever on fire, the only htings she would save is you and the photo albums; everything else can be replaced, but not you nor the photos. 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 book, album, or magazine design and delivery, and long term digital storage.
Upgrades and extras can include*
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 our online payment system (accepts Visa, Mastercard). Only corporate clients are allowed to pay by bank transfer. *Additional fees may apply for additional services
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.
This could be you on the cover of this book, made specially for you. A sample cover for the Kyoto city version for hard or softcover, portrait orientation; 20x25cm (8x10"; WxH).
Because travel is our thing, we've built up a great library of photos from a variety of other cities. For the photo books, albums, and magazines we include additional stock photos to add atmosphere, and include some character of the city, so we are well placed to produce a great product for:
The hard cover, landscape oriented version; 25x20cm (10x8"; WxH) version.
We recommend that you invest some effort to help make this a great heirloom and keepsake you can forever treasure.
The interior of the 25x20 (WxH) hard cover landscape-orientation version. These also contain some stock photos that are used to add character and display something special of the city you visited.