CARAVANSERAI

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From booking to receiving photos.

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Booking by message or telephone

In advance

Contact me first by a form on the website or telephone.
Just an enquiry is welcome. You don’t have to make a booking immediately. Feel free to ask questions such as “Could you change the shooting day if my kid gets sick?” or “May I choose 2 sites or more for shooting, for example, at my house and nearby park?” You can make a booking after you understand what I can offer.

One family per day!

Caravanserai has only one booking per day. You can relax and enjoy shooting since there will be no booking afterward. No extra fee is charged for a little extension of shooting time (Shooting usually lasts 2 hours).

Change of shooting day

Shooting day can be changed if there is a compelling reason such as unexpected events (e.g. feverish child) and poor weather (raining on the day of outdoor shooting). There will be no extra charge.

Shooting time

Caravanserai uses natural light (sunlight) for photography. Therefore, the shooting time is generally around noon when the sun is high above. It is recommended to start shooting at 9:30-10:00 in the morning or 12:30-13:30 in the afternoon.

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Consultation

Shooting day

On the day of shooting, I ask your preferences.
You can ask me anything: “I’d like shooting of children playing at home first and then with greenery in the nearby park”, “I want photos of my children as well as rooms and interior decorations because our house is newly built”, or “Could you include my parents so that we can always see them fit and happily smiling in the photos before they get much older?”

Frequent requests from the clients

Clients often ask Caravanserai to photograph close-ups of hands and feet, a child on the parent’s back, a mom breastfeeding a baby, sleeping children, etc. Caravanserai is specialized in these, so feel free to ask.

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Are you ready for shooting?

Shooting day

Caravanserai captures your daily life in the photos. Principally, I do not ask you to pose. But if you’d like to have a family photo for New Year’s card, posing may be required.
Clients tend to show nervous faces during the first 30 minutes of shooting (especially children) and gradually become relaxed after 1 hour: therefore, I take more photos after 1 hour.

About Clothes

Caravanserai does not provide clothes for photography (I bring only a few toys). Please bring your favorite clothes, accessories, and any other materials. You can change clothes as many times as you want during the shooting time.

About Payment

Please pay by cash on the shooting day. Sorry, we don’ t accept credit cards.

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Select photos online

3 weeks later

You will be asked to select some shots for postcards and inform Caravanserai.
With the devices and environment to be connected to the Internet, you can take enough time to select photos anywhere, even overseas.

Caravanserai’s work does not end with shooting.

The photos are thoroughly examined, retouched, and compiled for about 3 weeks. The selected shots are uploaded to an online album (on the Internet) exclusive for the client. The URL will be informed to the client by e-mail.

Digital data

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Delivery by post

About a week later

About a week after selecting the photos, you receive a CD/DVD containing digital photo data as well as design postcards by post.