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PORTRAITS

Tandem Photography creates beautiful portraits for your home, we specialise in finished products for your wall and incredible albums…. treasured bespoke art designed to last a lifetime!

A portrait on the wall in your home will bring about all sorts of emotions when you look at it. Undoubtedly it will make you smile and maybe laugh, one day it is sure to make you cry too. A photograph can be a powerful thing, and can take you back in time and evoke incredibly powerful feelings about your loved ones and the stories you have shared.

We’d love to create some stunning portraits for you!

Portrait Galleries

Whatever stage of life, these are always a great reason to turn your moments into memories, visit our galleries to see what we can do for you.

Pregnancy

Beautiful bellies and bumps, that magical moment of life captured on location and in our studio.

Babies

Oh so cute and precious, from the wrinkles and scrunchy newborns just days
old to cheeky rascals of a year or so.

Families and Kids

Family time is life’s most precious and fleeting, a portrait that will warm your
heart like no other.

BOOK A SESSION
Oh, yes please! I’d love to book a portrait session with Tandem. Get in touch now.

Bespoke Art

We believe in heirlooms and legacies so we create bespoke works of art that are designed to stand the test of time. Which is why we feel you deserve only the finest quality products and finishes. After capturing your magical moments the key to creating a fantastic art piece is getting the picture, the size and the
frame just right for where it is going to be placed in your home we guide you through all of this in your personal design consultation.

WHY CHOOSE US?

When it comes to portraits this is our mission….

1). To capture your personality and story in a way that will make you proud.
2). To bring your parents to tears.
3). To make you the envy of your friends.
4). To make your heart sing
5). To push the envelope make you say “OMG that’s freakin’ amazing”

This is what I am looking for! Please tell me more…

Investment

Your personalised, bespoke portrait experience with a Tandem Photography NZIPP Master of Photography starts with just $225 for Saturday sittings and $125 for weekday sittings.

Your sitting includes;

Enjoy relaxing in our luxurious Christchurch city studio, or head to a favourite location (conditions apply) and receive your personalized photography shoot.

Be photographed by an award winning NZIPP Qualified Master of Photography.

Your experience with us also includes your very own design consultation where we design your bespoke Artwork with you.

Portrait prints and products are purchased at additional cost. Our beautiful fine art portraits start at $175 each.

We accept a full range of payment options including bank deposit, credit card, eftpos, cash and cheque.

With payment plans available you can also spread the cost of your photography investment with payments as low as $10 per week*

* (subject to approval, terms and conditions apply)

FAQ

I hate having my photo taken!

Yep, unless you’re Kim Kardashian you and about 95% of the population feel this way…. But don’t worry we’re here to not only make sure you look great, but also to make sure you have fun. After a session with us you’ll no longer compare having your photo taken to going to the dentist.

How much will I spend on my portraits?

This is really up to you, when you come for your personal design consultation you’ll have the opportunity to select from our product range which starts at $175 and goes up from there. Some of our clients are just looking for one small portrait to add to a lifetime collection that exists on their wall and will spend $175, whilst others will spend several hundred or thousands.

What if we love them all?

Awesome! The opposite to this is definitely a bigger problem! If we’ve done our job well we truly do hope you love them all! We have some wonderful album and folio collections which offer exceptional pricing on multiple portraits and we even offer payment plans to make it easier for you.

I received a gift certificate, what now?

Lucky you!! Simply get in touch and lets do this…. Just remember you will need to present your certificate at the time of your sitting.

Can I get the digital files?

For us selling the digital files is a bit like a builder just giving you the house plans – the job is far from complete. We value tangible beautiful products that you can enjoy everyday – for the rest of your lives, not just on Facebook. We hope you value this too! So, we don’t have digital files in our product range. But we understand that if we’ve done a great job that you’d love to also share your portraits digitally. Which is why we happily give you the files of your purchased portraits with all of our collections. Mini Collections come with web resolution files and our heirloom collections include high resolution files.

What products do you offer?

Heaps of gorgeous bespoke quality products for your home! Head on over to our product (link) page to learn more.

How long does a portrait sitting take?

This does vary depending on who is in the photos. Small children are renown for having the attention span not much longer than a goldfish so even though we incorporate fun things for them to do we work very hard to capture awesome shots very quickly. Whereas a newborn shoot tends to need much longer…time for them to feed and get to sleep is allowed for. When we connect prior to your sitting we will let you know how much time to plan for, and this may be in between 1 and 3 hours.

Who can come to our portrait sitting?

That’s up to you! We don’t like to put maximum numbers as we understand every family is different. Naturally the more people the more logistics are involved with coordinating, but if it’s doable – we will do it!

What locations can we have our photos taken?

Your photos should be taken at a place that holds your heart just like the people in the photos also do. There are so many amazing locations available, and when you book with us we’ll chat through the best place for you – we love to recommend our favourites which can vary depending time of year and time of day. Or if you’d like us to come to your home or a place that you love we are more than happy to do so. (travel charges apply for locations outside of 40km of Christchurch or Rangiora).

What do I wear to my portrait shoot?

Your style is part of who you are so there is no one correct answer to this question! Once you’ve booked we’ll talk you through and offer some ideas about what you and your family members should wear.

Do I need to bring anything to our sitting?

Your smile and a sense of humour is compulsory! We also welcome portraits with your prize pooch, Harley, show jumper, Mustang, BMX…whatever it is. If you feel a thing or pet part of who you or your family are talk to us and we’d love to come up with the creative ideas that are uniquely you!

One family member is reluctant, will it be ok?

It is our belief that your portrait session needs to be fun and with the skill and experience of our award winning photographers we’ll make everyone feel comfortable and you can be assured that any nerves within your family will simply melt away. We feel its important that all family members are equally valued so would talk to the family member before the shoot to take any doubts away. We will create a memorable experience for you all.

When should I book for my pregnancy portrait?

Your sitting ideally should be booked for when you are between 34 and 38 weeks pregnant. If there is a family history of early delivery 32-36 weeks is recommended.

When should I book for my newborn portrait?

Because you probably don’t know when your little one will make his or her grand entry into the world simply contact us with your expected delivery date at which time we pencil book you in. For scrunchy, wrinkly newborn portraits 6-10 days old is ideal so we recommend you just flick us a text on arrival so we can secure a time for you.

I'd prefer a female photographer, can you help?

Absolutely, no problem at all.

When are you available for portrait sitting?

We have appointments available Monday to Saturday, and this includes weekday evenings when daylight savings allows. Because, like you we value family time so Sundays are not available. Saturdays are very popular and are often booked weeks in advance so wherever possible we recommend opting for a weekday. Weekdays sittings are $125 and Saturdays are $225.

Can I order after the design consultation?

The easiest place to make decisions about your portraits is while you are looking at them. And we do offer a 10% incentive for purchasing at the time of your initial design consultation. We’ll guide you through what to prepare for prior to the viewing to make these decisions easier for you.

How do we pay for our portraits?

We accept a full range of payment options including bank deposit, credit card, eftpos, cash and cheque. We also have payment plans available so you can spread the cost of your photography investment with payments as low as $10 per week *(subject to approval, terms and conditions apply).

What's your cancellation policy?

Your booking time has been reserved for your appointment, please advise us if you need to reschedule. Please note – A $75 charge applies if you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice or if you fail to show, as someone else could have come in your place.
(applicable to sittings and design consultations)

We would like to make a booking.

Yay! We can’t wait to create some awesome portraits for you! Connect with us and we’ll send through the booking paperwork, this along with your payment of the sitting fee secures your booking with us.

Products

Fine Art Portrait

Our professional digital artists will work perfecting the digital art work and take care of any retouching requests. Your Fine Art Portrait is then printed using archival ink on the finest photographic or art paper of your choice. All finishes below include full custom artwork service inclusive of pricing.

Price range $175 – $1995

Box Mount

Our most popular finish – a beautiful contemporary finish that works well in most homes. The box mount is a custom product hand crafted by our professional framers. Heat-sealed for added protection of your portrait, and lightweight. In smaller sizes the box mount works wonderfully on bookcases and sideboards or as a series. Medium and large pieces work wonderfully as a series or standalone statement piece

Price range $250 – $2405

Canvas

A long-standing popular choice – your canvas will be available in your choice of finest quality canvases, either a matte finish of a stunning metallic canvas. Printed with archival quality ink, our canvas is coated for additional protection against UV damage. A beautiful wall piece, it is perfect as an impacting single artwork or as a series.

Price range $270 – $2320

Framed {Tandem Collection}

Your portrait will be printed on 100% cotton acid free art paper with archival ink, hand embossed and mounted on acid free board. With our expert advice we will help you select your choice from of one of over 20 gorgeous framing options.

Price range $330 – $2520

Framed {Premium Collection}

Your portrait will be printed on 100% cotton acid free art paper with archival ink, hand embossed and float mounted on acid free board. With our expert

advice we will help you select your choice from of one of over 12 exquisite framing options.

Price range $610 – $3370

Queensberry Albums

Exclusively, we use Queensberry for our albums because we believe they are the best – when you sit down and open a Queensberry album you immediately feel the quality. A portrait album is the ultimate heirloom, one that will be opened by your loved ones even beyond your lifetime. We offer two tiers of Queensberry albums for your portraits.

Custom designed, premium quality art books printed with digital offset technology and perfect bound.

Price range starting at $1800

Exceptional feature albums for the discerning, your custom designed album will be printed on top quality silver halide printing for stunning results. Your choice from any of Queensberry’s range of covers, sourced worldwide for their durability and style.

Price range starting at $3750

Queensberry folio collection

An extremely popular collection, a stunning handmade Queensberry box crafted from your choice of 10 divine buckram colours, beautifully embossed with your first names or family name. Enclosed inside is a collection of your favourites – all matted and ready to frame, or to keep as a tabletop presentation.

Price range starting at $1550

Your Guarantee

We guarantee you will receive a great experience and stunning images of the highest quality. If you don’t LOVE the images you won’t pay a cent for our work*

*Naturally, there are terms and conditions that apply, but we mean what we say we love what we do and we really want you to love it too!