Planning your photoshoot

Your photoshoot should be fun and fulfilling. It's worth taking a little time to plan and prepare for your big day. I recommend you think about the following...
  • Outfits - Pick two or three that really make your heart sing or your pulse quicken.
  • Makeup - Will you do your own make up or prefer to hire a make-up artist? If the latter, please take a look at my Useful Links page.
  • Time - Is there a good time of the week for you? It's better if you don't feel pressured or subject to interruptions.
  • Place - Home, hotel, apartment or photo studio? Think about your personal comfort zone and relative costs
  • Indoors and/or outdoors? Would you prefer the privacy of an indoor location or the excitement of an outdoor location?
  • Portrayal - Is your goal to go for an everyday look, a fashion style icon, a touch of glamour or something a little more edgy?
  • Posing - I've put together a helpful set of posing ideas on Pinterest - https://pin.it/2IJJwzT
  • Props - It is amazing how much a few props can add to a perfect photograph. Think about items such as sunglasses, jewellery, gloves, a clutch bag or handbag, lipstick, hats, headbands, angel wings, chains, ropes, ribbons, ornate eye masks etc.
  • Packing up - Think about how much time you will need at the end of the photoshoot to return to normality. Make sure you factor this in to your planned booking.
Now taking bookings for October 2022 and beyond!  Please contact me to discuss possible dates.

How it works

You choose the location and I provide the photographic skills. I will bring my mobile studio equipment to your home, hotel or other venue.

For indoor photoshoots I use professional lighting and backdrops. For outdoor photoshoots we can make use of natural light and local scenery. I'll take as many photos as you like, and let you see the results throughout the photoshoot.

You should allow between 2 and 3 hours, including equipment set up, time for costume changes and make-up refresh, and packing away of all my kit at the end of the session.

If you require professional makeover services you may either source your own or I may be able to recommend a provider.

Delivery

Within two weeks of your photoshoot, I will
select the best photos and use my editing skills to cast you in the best light. I may ask you to review a couple before I edit the rest. This is to get your feedback and make sure you are happy with the result.

Once edited I will send final versions to you via a secure online file transfer service. I can also resize them for use on websites.

I aim to provide you with at least 20 colour and 20 black & white edited images that you’ll love, maybe more.

All images will provided as jpgs. As standard, I provide 1500px long edge images suitable for most online uses. On request, I can also provide you will full-size high resolution versions suitable for printing and/or small 500px profile pictures.

Your privacy

Respecting your privacy is important to me. Any email address or phone number you share with me will only be used for contacting you about the photoshoot.

Once edited and supplied to you, all photos will become your property. I will not to publish them anywhere unless I have your written permission.

You may, if you wish, choose to let me use a few of your photos to promote my photography services on websites that are acceptable to you. Again, this would be agreed between us in writing.

Depending on your preference, I can either delete the originals or securely archive them in case you need copies in the future.

Options - How can I help?

Professionally printed photographs

All  images are provided to you digitally so you are welcome to arrange printing yourself.  However, if you prefer I can arrange for one or more of your photographs to be professionally printed in a range of different sizes.

Framing / mounting

I can also arrange framing / mounting of your favourite photograph in a range of sizes. Again, since you will have the digital image you are welcome to do this yourself.

Photo studio hire

Depending on where you live, it is often possible to hire a studio. Prices vary dramatically so you may want to do your own research. Alternatively, many hotels permit the use of a room for daytime or evening photoshoots. This can be cost-effective if you are also planning an overnight stay. However, you need to consider whether the space available in the room is suitable for full length photographs. There are also self-catering apartments around the country that offer a wider range of rooms to act as backgrounds. These are often the same price as a hotel room but have more space.  If you have something more specific in mind for a themed photoshoot I'd be happy to discuss.

Makeover / make-up artists

I do not provide makeover/make-up skills. However, if this is something you would like to include you are welcome to use your preferred make-up artist or take a look at the suggestions on my Useful Links page.  Any costs are between you and your preferred make-up artist.  Alternatively, you may prefer to do your own make-up or ask a friend to help.