Photography and Photo Finishing Standard Rates

To keep things simple at Catch A Star we offer a simple flat rate of $180 per hour which includes editing of all images, an unrestricted reproduction licence and all images delivered in high resolution with no watermark. All standard rates sessions are a minimum of 3 hours and do not include retouching of edited images. If you do not require 3 hours of photography, or do require retouching of edited images please refer to our great value packages which can be found here.

For all of our photographic services standard rates, including stand-alone retouching or finishing of images please refer to the table below.

Photographic Sessions

Photographic sessions are priced at $180 per hour (minimum 3 hours). This includes initial editing and delivery of all successful images. Initial editing includes: exposure adjustment, sharpening, clarity, cropping, vignetting, colour correction, lens corrections and noise reduction. This also includes an unrestricted reproduction licence for all images and two copies of the digital image master files (a high resolution version for printing and an optimised version for use online). Please note retouched or finished digital image files from photographic sessions can be purchased separately (see below).

Retouching or Finishing of Images

Retouched or finished digital Image files can be purchased independently from shoot sessions and packages. We offer two levels of retouching: Tier 1 retouched images are $30 per image and include blemish and spot removal, eye enhancement, teeth whitening, lens correction, local colour adjustment and b&w or sepia conversion. This level of retouching is suitable for headshots and portraiture. Tier 2 retouched images  are $60 per image and includes all retouching as per tier 1, plus extensive Photoshop work such as airbrushing and dodging and burning. This level of retouching is appropriate for magazine work, pinup, boudoir, and some instances of portraiture and model portfolio work. All retouching includes an unrestricted reproduction licence and two copies of the digital image master files (a high resolution version for printing and an optimised version for use online). 


Professional quality prints from your session can be purchased through Catcha Star or you may obtain your own prints. See print pricing here.

Make Up and Hair Artistry

A professional make up artist can be requested for your photographic session. Price is upon application.

Digital Photo Finishing

Digital photo finishing for external images (including basic retouching, colour correction, cropping and exposure correction etc) is $40 per image.

Retouching of External Images

Photographic retouching and Photoshop manipulation is $80 per hour. All jobs are quoted according to the work required.

Travel Expenses

Travel expenses for photographic sessions between Brisbane and Northern NSW (to Ballina) are included in packages. Travel expenses for all non-packaged photographic jobs are calculated at 78 cents per kilometre. Please make contact to discuss travel rates for long distance or interstate work.

Great value packages available

We also have great photography packages and wedding photography packages available that include retouching and printing where required. Please click here to view our amazing package pricing options.

Payment terms

A 50% deposit is required to secure all bookings with the balance payable before final images are released. We accept payment via direct transfer and credit card (credit card payments incur a 2% merchant fee).