Photography and Photo Finishing Standard Rates

For other photographic finishing requirements and specific jobs that don’t fit into packages the below table can be used to estimate the cost of a job. This is a price guide only as all photographic shoots are quoted according to specific client requirements.

Photographic Sessions

Photographic sessions are priced at $150 per hour (minimum 2 hours). This includes editing and delivery of all successful images. Editing includes: exposure adjustment, sharpening, clarity, cropping, vignetting, colour correction, 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 from photographic sessions can be purchased for $25 each. Retouching or finishing includes: blemish and spot removal, eye enhancement, teeth whitening, local colour adjustment, b&w or sepia conversion, lens correction and visual effects. This includes the copyright to the images and three copies of the digital image files (hi res for printing, hi res for online and optimised for 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

If required, a professional make up artist can be requested for your photographic session. Price is on application.

Digital Photo Finishing

Digital photo finishing for external images (including basic retouching, colour correction, cropping and exposure correction etc) is $35 per image.

Retouching of External Images

Photographic retouching and Photoshop manipulation is $75 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.

Please note: A 50% deposit is required to secure all bookings with the balance payable before final images are released.