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Your photoshoot can be a mix of studio and natural photos, including outdoors. They might be maternity or couples photos, or for professional purposes like a business website or LinkedIn, for a dance or modelling portfolio (including male modelling), or promo shots for a musician, actor or author. Often the photoshoot is just for yourself: for social media or dating, for a birthday or confidence boost, or simply to 'capture your looks' at this point in time.
Are the images really all included?
Yes! Almost every other studio and photographer charges you per photo in addition to the shoot, meaning that you end up spending hundreds of pounds more than you thought. All of my prices include all the photos we take, so there's nothing extra to pay on the day.
Do I get the digital master images or just prints?
You'll get the digital master images of all the images we take during the shoot. Most people don't even want prints these days, but if you do, ordering them is very easy and cheap to do - just 10p for a normal size print from a company like www.photobox.co.uk.
How many photos will I get?
Part of the magic of good photography is taking lots of variations of any one pose so that you have lots of options when choosing the best ones you want to use. Most studios only let you have a few of the photos, but I find that people really like having the outtakes too, as there are often lots they like and want to use. So you'll get all the photos we take.
How long is the shoot?
Typically 90 minutes to 2 hours, which sounds a lot but will fly by. It's effectively a training process as well, as I coach you into looking natural and comfortable in photos - a valuable life skill in itself. Typically we get through about four different custom lighting set-ups, and people often want to do a different outfit for each. The Deluxe package is about an hour longer to allow time for more variety and/or warming up if you've never done a shoot before and are nervous.
What about make-up?
Over many years of doing this (full-time since 2007) I've found that people consistently prefer photos when they feel more like themselves, so my shoots are now all 'own make-up'.
What do I wear?
Anything you like! I'll make lots of detailed suggestions when you book, in case that's useful, but the photoshoot is entirely customised to the styles you want to do and whatever you want to wear.
What happens on the day?
When you arrive, we'll have a quick chat about what would best suit you and your needs. We'll do some warm-up shots to get you comfortable in front of the camera, and then proceed with the shoot.
Do you have different backgrounds / sets?
I mostly use 'seamless paper' backgrounds as they look the most professional and magazine-like, the same as you'd see in any celebrity shoot. My studio also has wooden flooring, exposed brickwork and sofas that we can use. I also sometimes use chairs, stools and various fabrics, duvets and rugs which are great for lying on.
Can I share a shoot with a friend?
Yes! Although you'll probably need to go for the Deluxe package and split that between you because you'll need the extra time. We can also do some (or all) of the photos together if you like.
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