Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I BOOK A SHOOT WITH YOU?
Please contact me via my contact form or drop me an email and we go from there. (Alternatively you can contact me via DM on Twitter or Instagram.) Once we have decided on a date I will need a deposit of £100 to secure the date and time for you.
WHAT'S YOUR AVAILABILITY?
My availability varies, I am not able to take bookings months in advance. Please note that I prefer to shoot on weekdays.
DO YOU HAVE A LOCATION/STUDIO?
Unfortunately I don’t have a studio anymore.
WHERE DO YOU SHOOT?
The location has to be organised and paid for by you, preferably a bright space with lots of natural light, this can be a hotel room, an apartment or a house. I am happy to give advice if a place is suitable or not. As long as the weather permits I am also more than happy to shoot outdoors, I have a car and we can drive out of London, please enquire.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ME BEFORE THE SHOOT?
Feel free to share with me as much or little as you want about yourself. The more open and relaxed you can be with me the easier it will be for us to build a connection (and get better pictures) but I don't have to know anything about you, not even your real name. (The only exception is should you look under 18, in this case I will need to see ID as I don't shoot minors.) I do appreciate if you can give me the link to your current website/profile/twitter just so I can get a better idea of how you like to represent yourself. If you have any specific ideas or themes in mind for the shoot I'd love to hear about it too. We will obviously have time to discuss your ideas when we meet but if you can let me know in advance it will be helpful.
HOW DO I PAY YOU?
To secure all bookings I require a down payment/deposit of £100, to be paid by bank transfer. The outstanding balance needs to be settled before we start shooting.
WILL I GET A PAYMENT RECEIPT?
Yes of course, please let me know to what name (or if I should leave it blank) and I will upload it along together with your unedited photos.
IS THE DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE?
All down payments/deposits are non refundable, however the date of your shoot can be moved as long as you can let me know at least 2 days in advance.
CAN I PAY YOU IN INSTALMENTS?
The full fee has to be paid before the shoot and I don't make any exceptions as it seems to complicate things and I don't have any guarantee that I will actually get paid at all, I'm sure you understand.
CAN I PAY BY CREDIT CARD?
At the moment this is not possible.
CAN I PAY VIA PAYPAL?
I am afraid I don't accept payments via PayPal.
I AM A CLIENT AND WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A SHOOT FOR A PROVIDER, IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Yes of course! This is an excellent idea and I am sure it will be very much appreciated. Please contact me.
DO YOU WORK WITH A MAKE UP/HAIR STYLIST?
No I don't but I do recommend getting a professional blow dry prior to the shoot. In regards to make up I prefer to shoot with minimal make up and most women are perfectly capable of applying this themselves in a way that works for them and make them feel comfortable/confident. The reason I prefer minimal make up is that it's much easier for me to add a little bit more in post production if needed than it is removing excess eye shadow/blush/etc. The only thing I ask is that you make sure you use foundations/powders that are similar tones to the rest of your body.
HOW MANY OUTFIT CHANGES AM I ALLOWED?
I don't have an upper limit on outfit changes, feel free to bring as many as you want but please be aware that outfit changes will be included in your shooting time, so you might need to limit them depending on how long your shoot is.
I AM WORRIED THAT I AM TOO FAT/SKINNY/BLOATED/OLD ETC. ETC.
You don't have to look in a certain way to shoot with me. Please don't feel that you need to apologise to me or "warn me" in advance about any part of your body/skin/face/hair/etc. Nobody is perfect and I am certainly not here to judge anyone, to me all women are beautiful. Before our shoot I would like to encourage you to think about the things that you do love about yourself rather than being overly self critical.
WHO WILL SEE MY UNEDITED PHOTOS?
Only you and me, your privacy is extremely important to me. I will send your unedited images to you within 48 hours after your shoot via wetransfer and it’s up to you whether you show them to anyone else or not.
WHO CHOSES THE FINAL PHOTOS?
Once I have shared your images with you it's up to you to select the images you want edited. I will be more than happy to help you and give suggestions, but the choice is yours.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BEFORE I GET MY EDITED PHOTOS?
Allow up to 10 days from the day you send your choices, I am usually faster than that but sometimes I am overwhelmed with work and this timeframe gives me a little bit of margin! Please send me your choices within 3 days after the shoot, should you send them later than that it might take me more than 10 days as I have to prioritise recent shoots.
HOW WILL YOU RETOUCH MY PHOTOS?
What I will do: smoothen and even out your skin tone, correct colour, small figure changes (enhance your best features while staying true to reality) blur/crop, remove tattoos, scars, bruises and blemishes. Please note that if you have a very large tattoo or many tattoos that you need removed there's an additional charge at £20/photo. What I will not do: completely change the way your body and/or face looks, airbrush your skin so it looks like plastic.
WILL YOU POST MY PHOTOS ON YOUR WEBSITE OR TWITTER/INSTAGRAM?
Never without your permission! I will never ever post anything anywhere without your prior consent, I am extremely grateful to the girls that allow me to use their photos on Twitter, Instagram and here on my website, however this is totally your decision and I will never push for it. I would also like to add that if you have given me your permission and for some reason need the photos taken down in the future, just let me know and I'll take them down immediately.