Frequently Asked Questions

I hate having my photo taken– how are you going to make me feel comfortable in front of the camera?

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! 

I’m not photogenic – how will you possibly capture images that show me at my authentic best?

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. 

What can I do to have the best outcome for my branding shoot? Will I need to do any homework or research prior to my session?

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. 

I don’t know what to wear – can you help me with this?

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. 

Will my photo shoot be indoors or outdoors and how is that decided?

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.

What happens if my shoot is outdoors and it rains on the day – is there a contingency plan?

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. 

How long does image delivery take?

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. 

Do you include black and white 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. 

You SEEM TO specialise in photographing women - DO you ALSO WORK WITH MEN?

Absolutely! Most of my clients are women however I photograph men on a regular basis for both personal branding sessions and corporate photography. 

Do you have a payment plan or is it an upfront cost?

Most sessions require a 30% deposit, with the balance due by your shoot date. However, payment plans are available if you need additional time to pay off your shoot.

How do personal branding images position me or my business above my competitors?

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.

Do you offer any services other than photography?