Frequently Asked Questions
Photography is the most important aspect of any brand. It sends a message to people about who you are in just a few seconds, without the need to meet or speak with you, setting you apart from your competition. It increases your ability to connect and engage with your audience, which translates into customers and sales. Put simply, great visuals and personal branding imagery will attract attention to your brand, inspire your ideal customers to work with you, and grow your business.
Prior to all shoots, I run through a pre-session process with each client. This digs into the detail of your brand and asks specific questions about the images you want to create and how you want them to serve your business. This information informs my shoot plan, so on the day we’re both confident that the images we’ll be creating are exactly what you need.
The best way to prepare is to have clarity around your brand and to have researched the type of images you love. You will need to think about how you will be using your images, different outfit options for the day, and if there are any relevant props that you can include. We go over all of this in detail as we plan for your shoot, and I’m available for as little or as much guidance as you need. You will always feel highly supported.
In all my years as a photographer capturing portraits of hundreds of people, I can count on one hand those that were comfortable in front of my camera. For most of us, camera confidence just does not – and probably will not – ever exist. But know this – I will guide and support you throughout your entire session. We’ll take the time to find the best expressions, poses, lighting and angles. And we’ll review the images together as we go so you can see what’s working and what isn’t. I find that once clients see what we’re capturing, they start to feel more confident and enjoy the experience. If all else fails I have plenty of bad jokes I can pull out to make you laugh – apologies in advance!
Most of us are highly critical of how we look – but everyone has the ability to look good in photos. Ultimately, my goal is to create images that you love and are proud of so you can confidently share them everywhere. I’ll take the time to work out your best angles and expressions so we capture images that show you at your best. Trust in the process and focus on being ready on the day – my job is to capture amazing images that you will love.
I can give you plenty of guidance on clothing before your session, and I also ask clients to bring options on the day so we can see what works best on camera. If you want to be super confident that your clothing reflects your brand and sends the right message to your target audience, then my advice would be to engage a personal stylist prior to your shoot. I can easily arrange this for you or give you some recommendations – all you need to do is mention it when you book in for your shoot.
Proof galleries vary depending on which shoot you book; clients can typically have anywhere from 50 to 250 images to choose from. Similarly, the number of images you receive can vary. Some packages come with a set number of final images, plus an option to purchase extra from your gallery, while other sessions may include all images in your gallery.
The location you choose for your shoot (studio vs indoor or outdoor location) depends on your brand, the images you need and how you will be using them. If you’re unsure which way to go we can work this out together through the pre-session process.
If the weather won’t let us capture the images you need, I’m always happy to reschedule for another date. This will be in the T&Cs of your photography agreement when you book in.
Proof galleries are usually delivered in 5-10 business days. My longer sessions sometimes require 10-15 business days due to the number of photos we take, but I can always prioritise images if clients need them urgently. Retouching usually requires 2-5 days, depending on the number of images.
I shoot all images in colour on the day and usually present them in colour in your proof gallery, but any image can be converted to black and white following your shoot. Or, if you would love a mix of black and white images in your gallery, let me know and I'll make sure they’re included.
Absolutely! Most of my clients are women however I photograph men on a regular basis for both personal branding sessions and corporate photography.
I usually ask for a deposit to confirm your session, with the balance due by your shoot date. However, I'm always happy to discuss a payment plan if you would like some additional time to pay off your shoot.
Photography is my passion, however I do offer video for clients that need footage for social media marketing, or a custom brand video created for their website. Video is definitely another fabulous way to inspire your audience and tell your story in a way that connects immediately - let me know if this is something you’re interested in and we can discuss how to incorporate it into your package.
I also have a membership program for women called Shine, which offers education and support to elevate their personal brand, increase their confidence online, and grow their business. You can check out all the details HERE.
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