The Small Print

Here are some things you might want to know before you come in.

  • The copyright of any images produced remains with Chunky Llama Studios, trading as Beyond the Box Ltd. This means that we still officially own the rights to the images. However, you are welcome to print, share and reproduce any image in your collection for your own enjoyment and that of friends and family.
  • If you or your child is sick pretty please (with cherries on top) don’t bring them in. Do you want a photo of a sick child on your wall? No. Do we want to get sick and potentially pass it on to someone else’s baby? Also, no.
  • There will be a $15 charge to change or cancel your booking within 7 days of your booked session, however it is free to change your session outside of 7 days.  There is no refund available within 24 hours, and postponement within that time is for sickness only. You can reschedule your session on your dashboard here: My account – Chunky Llama Studios
  • Sessions are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date within 24 hours of your session, (except for sickness.)
  • Payment is due when you book your session.
  • It’s easiest to pay by credit card or you’re welcome to pay by bank transfer – Just make sure you put your name with your payment so we know who it’s from, we’ll give you our bank account details at the check out.
  • If you’re buying extra images, payment is required at the time of the session either by paywave, eftpos/credit, cash or bank transfer.
  • We may really love to share your images online on our social media etc. However we know that some people would rather we didn’t, so if you’re one of those people, there is an option to tell us this on the booking form. That way there’s no confusion and you can then be sure your images will remain private. We don’t want to spoil Grandma’s surprise.
  • If you would like your images put on to gorgeous products like canvases, wood prints , or framed fine art prints, you have the option to order that at the time of your session for studio mini sessions, or during your viewing session for outdoor family or newborn sessions.
  • Please note, we can’t keep all the images taken at a session forever, sooner or later we will be deleting the other images taken, so order everything you need during your studio session!

Standard Studio Mini Session Terms

  • It’s $45 per session.  If you have one child, book one session, if you have two or more children book two consecutive sessions. Now that mini sessions are 15 minutes long, we should be able to get siblings of almost any number done in two consecutive sessions. This is not for friends or cousins though. Separate mums need to book their children in separately – it’s WAY easier for our admin on the back end and means we can allot the right amount of time per family.
  • Chair sessions are not really intended for new borns, as a stand alone image, unless you want a starting shot for a progress series.  They do look a bit awkward on the chair, but it’s cute as a comparison. Also, if you’re bringing in a wee baby, please be aware that we don’t have time to stop and feed and change and settle baby in a 15 minute session, so wee ones can be a bit hit and miss.  But being unpredictable is part of a baby’s job, so no one should be that surprised, really.  If you want beautiful new born images let’s chat about getting you a Newborn Studio Session.
  • The images are available to be viewed immediately, and you’re welcome to choose your favourite at the end of your session.  If the session takes longer than expected and there’s no time for you to choose, we’ll choose the best of them for you. Of course we can’t promise a smiley happy photo, any more than you can promise your child will be her normal smiley self. But we’ll do our best!
  • We really don’t want to Photoshop your little person. This is not because we’re lazy, but because we want to present you with a true representation of your youngen, not some plastic doll. Of course we can polish away an untimely bruise, for example, if absolutely necessary. But as a general rule we won’t be changing things. With this in mind, you may want to make sure you clean his little face before he comes in!

Pet Session Terms

  • It’s $80 per session.  Get in touch with me if you’re unsure how many sessions to book for your gaggle of pets.
  • Please note, this is NOT A HUMAN shoot. Leave the kiddies at home for this one.
  • Pets day is for house pets only. If you have something weird and wonderful you want to bring in, please check with us first. Also, farm animals, probably no – I don’t think so. (unless it’s a teeeenie tiny horse)
  • Please bring your pet on a lead or in a cage
  • Once your pet has finished with his photo, please secure him back on his lead or pop him back in the car so he doesn’t wander around the studio looking for somewhere to pee, there are a LOT of great smells to pee on, if you’re a dog, apparently.
  • Housetrained pets only. Actually, please. Accidents happen, I know, but let’s see if we can limit them on Pet Day!
  • On a normal mini session day you’re welcome to just come on in and sit on the couch, watch the current session and wait for your turn. On Pet Day we really want to keep the pets separate so that we can get the best out of each shoot. Can you imagine how the puppy on the chair will react when you bring in your squirrel?
  • Hopefully it’s not too cold or rainy and if you can wait out on the chair on the deck till we’re done with the current pet, that would be most helpful. If it’s rainy just park right in front of the studio and keep fluffy in the car till it’s his turn.
  • Stickers won’t work for pets as well as they do on our normal clientele. We’ll have some pet treats on hand, but if you could bring something you know your furbaby loves, that would be really helpful too.
  • A clean pet is a good pet.
  • Sessions will be running back to back, so please come on time so it doesn’t throw out other sessions.

Studio Family Mini Session Terms

  • These are 20 minute slots for up to 6 family members.  The cost is $80 to book your family in and for that you receive one digital image that you choose. We’ll shoot whatever we can in the first 10 minutes, different combinations of the family.  The second 10 minutes will be used for you to choose your images.
  • If you want to buy more than one digital image the price is as follows:
  • 1 extra digital image: $45
  • 3 extra digital images: $95
  • 4 extra digital images: $120
  • 10 extra digital images: $290  

Full Studio Session

  • Would you prefer to have your very own studio session at a time that suits you? You can! Woohoo! $180 is for up to 6 people in the studio, and you get to choose one digital image.
  • Sessions will be organised at a time that suits both you and us. We offer any of the session options, you just let us know what you’d like and we’ll make it happen!
  • Cake smash sessions are available for $180 without cake, or $250 which includes a 7″ decorated cake from Sweet Creations. Get in touch for more information about that.

Choosing Your Session Images

  • Don’t worry, I’ll help you! First I’ll quickly zip through them and remove any doubles or unattractive shots. Then I’ll show you several images at a time, and by a quick process of elimination you’ll see that it’s not too hard to find your favourites.
  • It’s important that all decision makers are at the session. Part of the beauty of these sessions is that we get it all done quickly and easily, if we went back and forth deciding things over several ordering sessions I’d have to charge way more – and that’s what I’m trying to avoid. So making sure everyone who has the final say in image choice is present and accounted for really helps the process!
  • If you come to a session and you only want one image, please tell me what that is. I don’t want to make it super hard for you by giving you a squillion different options. While of course I’m happy for you to buy more images, I’m not at all about the hard sell.

Outdoor Family Sessions

  • Outdoor Sessions come with three matted 5×7.5″ Fine Art prints and their matching digital file, and while you can take your three favourite images and leave, most people will choose a product package for the best value for money (packages start at $250). However there is never any pressure to buy more.
  • You’ll need to book in for a viewing session a week or two after the outdoor shoot. It’s important that all of the decision makers are present at the viewing session. Expect the session to take about an hour, leave the kiddos at home if you can!
  • Payment terms are available.

Cancellation and Rebooking Policy

Rebooking your session is free up until 7 days before your session. You can do so here: My account – Chunky Llama Studios if you don’t have an account, just go ahead and create one using the email address you used to book in and it will link you to your sessions.

Within 7 days of your session there is a $15 cancellation or rebooking fee, per session booked.  You can reschedule and pay the rebooking fee all at the same time on your account page.

Sessions are non-refundable within 24 hours of your booked time.  There is no refund or rebooking available if you don’t show up to your booked session.

If your child is sick on the day of your session, please email me: