Photography prices & specials

By Jo Frances – 2015 NZ Classic Portrait Photographer of the Year
Creating heirlooms for a lifetime
I am committed to giving my clients the most gorgeous images and the best possible service. In order to provide my bespoke experience I take on a limited number of clients a week. As such, I like to discuss your photography ideas and needs with you before booking you to ensure that there is a good fit between us. On this page: ↓ Our specials ↓ Our prices ↓ Frequently asked questions

How to make a booking

Making a booking is easy. Please contact me to arrange a session or have a chat about the options.

Contact Jo to book your sitting

Our specials

Our current special

Bumps and Babes Sessions! A Maternity session and a Newborn Session for just $250 (usually $195 each).  This is for the session fee and does not include any products

Our most popular special

Beautiful Babe Sessions Short sessions for babies aged 8 weeks to 2 years. Session fee and three Fine Art 8×10 inch prints. Just $795 Limited time only.

Our prices

Signature Sessions
These sessions are appropriate for clients looking for the complete service and a gorgeous collection to hang on their wall and share with their special people. These sessions include three appointments – firstly during the pre-planning session we will spend time with you finding out about what is special and unique about your family and how we can best create artwork to reflect that. This is usually done over the phone and we like to really get a good understanding of how we can best meet your needs. The portrait sitting lasts from 40 minutes to three hours depending on your needs and the age of family members. Sittings can involve multiple backgrounds and props, outfits and family groupings.  We have an extensive wardrobe of cute newborn, baby, child and pregnancy outfits and props.  The usage of these is included in your sitting fee. 
After the session you will be invited back to the studio for your Design Consultation where we will design beautiful works to take pride-of-place in your home. While I offer fantastic value collections, I am also happy to design a package to suit your individual needs. A large range of products including Art Prints, Fine Art Canvas, Custom Framing, Heirloom Albums, Gift Cards and digital products are available from Signature Sessions. Please contact me to discuss your needs.
Signature sessions sitting fee
Session Fee: $195 weekdays $250 weekends (up to six people). Please enquire for larger groups. Session fee is payable upon booking to secure your spot. Signature sessions are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  As I only take on two sessions a week, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Jo’s Catch-Me-Up Sessions
If you are just wanting a taste of a Jo Frances Photography session then a Catch-Me-Up Session is for you! These sessions are designed for people wanting just a small selection of images without making an investment in a larger session and package. At $895 these session are a great deal.
  • The Catch-Me-Up includes a 30 minute weekday session for up to 4 people
  • A selection of approx 30 images to choose your final products from
  • Includes sitting fee and 20×30 inch fully retouched canvas artwork or 5 high resolution files
  • Please note these sessions are not suitable for newborn shoots
  • Limited times available

Our products

Stunning heirloom albums from Jo Frances I offer gorgeous professionally printed and bound Heirloom Albums with all your favourite images in them. I love helping you select the best images to tell your story and designing up these gorgeous pieces of work. The albums lay flat when opened and are sturdy enough to share with the little people in your life. They come in a range of sizes and design styles and are particularly great when you have too many favourites from your session to fit on the wall! Duplicates of your album make fantastic presents for grandparents.

Our beautiful Art Prints are printed on archival semi-gloss professional photographic paper. They come in a range of standard sizes and can also be created in sizes to suit your style and your home. I love them framed up in simple box frames and grouped together on a wall to tell the story of your family. Art prints can be purchased either framed or unframed.

I offer a range of beautiful and stylish frames to complete the look of your work. I am happy to assist you in choosing and I also love searching out or taylor-making the perfect frame to compliment your images and your decor from my framers extensive collection. Feel free to bring me pictures of areas in your home that you might want to put your finished works so I can assist you with colour and size choices.

Canvas prints by Jo Frances Canvases are a fresh and funky way to display your images. They look particularly good when put together in collections on one wall. Not as bulky as frames, they are also great for placing on smaller walls to add a splash of colour and interest or using when you have limited wall space but want a decent sized image.

I offer custom cards for birth announcements, thank-you cards, birthday invites and christmas cards. These can incorporate either a single image or a grouping of images.

A gift voucher from Jo Frances Vouchers offer a fantastic way for friends and family to give their loved ones a gift that’ll last a lifetime. We offer gift vouchers which can be made out for the value of your choice. These can be purchased online, or in person. We also offer vouchers with various values.

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Frequently asked questions

Some of the questions people ask are answered below. I’m more than happy to chat to you about any questions you have – just get in touch by sending me an email or picking up the phone.

Questions and answers

For family and/or children photo sessions please bring different outfits you may want to use, a drink and a snack for little ones, favourite toys or special soft toys/bears and any special family heirlooms you want to include (grandmas pearls/handmade blankets etc.,) For pregnancy sessions please discuss this with Jo as it varies depending on the type of style you are wanting.
As I am only taking on two shoots a week this year, I recommend you book me as soon as you know you want my services. Saturday times are especially popular so book ahead if you need a Saturday.
If your child is miserable please reschedule. Please try to give me 24 hrs notice although I do realize that this is not always possible with little ones! If your child just has a runny nose or a little cough but is happy in themselves then come along anyway. But please no contagious bugs! I will also do you the courtesy of rebooking you if I am unwell.
There is no minimum spend on products and you don’t need to decide what you specifically want until you come to your ordering session. I will give you plenty of time to look through the pricing menu before your session so you can start thinking about what you want. During the ordering session I will help you pick out the images you love the most and offer some suggestions as to how you may want to display them. Although it may seem daunting to choose from a big selection, the system and the software I use makes the process relatively easy. If for any reason one of the decision makers can not come to the ordering session, I ask that you kindly postpone.
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