nicole · hertel

PORTRAITURE

for couples, families, newborns, and more…

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classic

45 minute photo session

10-15 professionally retouched photographs

CHF 525.— (weekday only)

keepsake

1 hour photo session

15-20 professionally retouched photographs

one matted fine art print

CHF 875.—

heirloom

1.5 hour session

proofing gallery to select your images to be edited

30+ professionally retouched photographs

three matted fine art prints

CHF 1’250.—

 

 

all Portrait sessions include

phone consultation to get to know each other and discuss the details of the day

your choice of location within 20km of Geneva city center

professional editing and retouching

online gallery to view, share and download your images

high resolution digital files according to your chosen package

optional custom design session to order bespoke fine art products

 

 

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Additional info

 how do i choose a location?

I am happy to recommend my favourite spots in Geneva, but you are welcome to choose a place that has a sentimental significance to you, or if you have a light filled home or garden that you’d like to have the session in, that is a wonderful option.

what if i want a session outside of geneva?

I am happy to travel outside of Geneva for special locations, there will simply be a travel charge of CHF 0.70 per kilometer by car.

How many people can i bring to my photo session?

Session prices are for up to five people. Additional individuals may be added to the “Keepsake” and “Heirloom” packages, for CHF 50.- per person. “Classic” portrait package is limited to five people.

How does the payment work?

A non-refundable 50% deposit is required upon booking to secure the session date. Nothing is booked until this payment has been received. The remaining sum must be paid before the session date. Session will not take place if second half has not been received by the photographer. Should you cancel or fail to show up to the session, the deposit will not be refunded.

what happens if i have to reschedule?

Things happen, especially with kids, and I get that! I am happy to reschedule at no extra cost, with 48 hours warning.

When are you available to shoot?

I take bookings Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

do i get to choose which photos I want?

A proofing gallery & selection option is available with the “Heirloom” package only. For the “Classic” and “Keepsake” packages, final photos are chosen by the photographer.

can i have the unedited photos too?

The short answer is, no. Not because I want to withhold photos from you, but because I shoot in RAW, and any photos that do not end up in your final selection are more of a sketch than a final product. The artistry of portraiture goes way beyond shooting an image in camera, and it is the photographer’s moment to decide how the photo will be colored, toned, cropped and retouched that creates the finished portrait. Unedited RAW images are not useful to a client and do not reflect the portfolio of the artist because they are truly a midpoint in the development of a photograph.

When will i receive my photos?

Portrait galleries will be delivered to you via email up to two weeks after your session. For packages that include fine art prints, please allow up to six weeks from shooting date to receive your prints.

how do i receive the photos?

Every client will receive a password protected gallery where their photos can be viewed, downloaded and shared. All packages include the high resolution digital files according to the number of photos stated in the package, including full printing rights.

What is a matted fine art print?

The “Keepsake” and “Heirloom” packages include a specified number of matted fine art prints. These are printed on Fujicolor Professional DP II Lustre photographic paper, and are matted with a white card overlay and card back, produced by a professional fine art printing lab. The mat is 14x14 inches and the photo inside is 10x10 inches. You may upgrade to a framed matted print at an additional cost.

do you offer more print products?

Yes, I work with professional printers who create incredible handmade heirloom products including custom albums, photo keepsake boxes, custom framed prints and more. These bespoke products are luxurious, archival quality and start at CHF 200.— Custom design sessions are available to all clients.