How do I book a shoot with you?
Please drop me an email and we go from there. (Alternatively you can contact me via DM on Twitter.) Once we have decided on a date I will need a deposit to secure the slot for you.
What's your availability?
I am available to shoot weekdays during daytime. Weekends on the odd occasion, 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.
Do you have a location/studio?
Yes, I have a beautiful studio in London located in Notting Hill.
Can we shoot at an alternative location?
Yes of course, this is recommended, please contact me to discuss! I have access to many different and amazing locations in London.
How do I pay you?
To secure all bookings I require a down payment/deposit of £200, this can be paid by bank transfer or you can deposit it in cash into my bank in which case you don't need to give your name. The outstanding balance should be paid by bank transfer/deposit by the day of the shoot, the full fee must be paid before we start shooting. You will always get a payment receipt.
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 3 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 no.
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.
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. You will have access your unedited images via Dropbox within 24 hours after the shoot and it's up to you whether you show them to other people or not.
Who chooses the final photos?
Once I have shared your images with you via Dropbox 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.