| Frequently Asked Questions |
Do you work from a studio?
I class myself as a mostly Natural Light Photographer, which basically means I don't tend to work in a studio with lighting. Natural light is where I shine. I love the free-flowing and spontaneous nature of being light on foot and light on equipment. For me, it simply offers more possibilities. If something isn’t working, we simply move and try something else.
But, I appreciate some people prefer a more controlled, studio-lit environment and there are definite advantages to that. It's ultimately just personal preference, but if you think a studio might be more your thing, let's chat, as studios are available to hire at an additional rate, so feel free to get in touch to discuss more.
Do you recommend professional hair & make-up?
I very much encourage you to have your hair and makeup professionally done. It will give you a confidence boost that helps you shine in front of the camera.
I want you to look like the best version of yourself, and for this reason I recommend keeping with a look and feel that still looks like you. If you usually wear little to no make-up, keep it looking natural for the shoot. If you tend to wear a heavier make-up, go with that. At the end of the day you don't want to run the risk of people not recognising you when they see you in public, so keep it true to you!
I work with a couple awesome Hair & Make-up Artists, so let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch!
Can you help me with what to wear and what to include in my photo session?
Of course! As a photographer I naturally have a good idea about what works, what compliments an image, what to incorporate into your session, etc., and this is something we discuss during our pre-session chat, but if you feel you'd like to invest in the services and expertise of a professional, I have a few stylists I love to work with, so let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch.
Can we meet up in person before our photo session?
Although we get a lot covered over the phone and in between messages, if you feel you’d like us to meet before the session or have me stop by to check out your location etc., just let me know as that can definitely be arranged for an additional charge.
How many images can I choose?
I want your photoshoot with me to tell a story and because of that I love to give you as many images as possible. For this reason I don’t limit you to choosing just a handful of images allocated within a package. I spend more time editing to give you more choice. In fact, sometimes I am known to give less than technically brilliant images because I feel they might still capture a little something that is worth remembering. I want you to have a photo library of images that evoke different thoughts and emotions.
Even if you don’t use every single image (even if you don’t like every single image), having all the post-edited images gives you so many more opportunities for story-telling across all your social media platforms, as well as your life!
You can just Photoshop that, right?
Personally, I am a natural-loving photographer who thinks everyone I photograph looks amazing without any enhancements made in Photoshop (lighting/colour/contrast adjustments etc. aside). I have a strong desire to promote a healthy self image, along with a positive approach to ageing and because of that I am very cautious with the use of Photoshop for altering one's appearance, but should you wake up with a frightful facial blemish on the day of your shoot, I will very gladly remove that for you!
Can you capture some video at the same time as our photo session?
Although I don’t personally offer videography (right now) if you’d like to add video content onto your shoot, I work with a few Videographers who I highly recommend, so just ask!
Do you do other kinds of photography?
Absolutely! Although I work a lot with one-on-one personal branding, I’m a photographer who loves to work in pretty much any area, so if you’ve got something a little different in mind let’s chat … I love new stuff!
Do you do travel to locations a little further afield?
Absolutely! I love to travel, so if you have your heart set on a photography location that may require some additional time and expense to get to, let's talk!
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