General Purpose Photos (or Mixed Styles)
This packages are for when you want photos for personal and/or professional use: for business, LinkedIn, dating or social media, a birthday, just for fun or to 'capture your looks'.
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— Are the images really all included?
Yes! Almost every other studio and photographer charges you per photo in addition to the shoot, meaning that end up spending hundreds of pounds more than you thought. All of my prices include all the photos we take, so there's nothing extra to pay on the day.
— What about a make-up artist?
I do have a separate Makeover section, but I'm gradually discontinuing it because if it's important that the photos feel like 'you', then it's much better to keep it natural and do your own make-up. This is also why my prices aren't several hundred pounds more.
I've been doing photoshoots since 2002 and people always assume they'll benefit from a make-up artist, but professional make-up feels much heavier than you're used to, and even if you ask for it "natural", it will feel really 'caked on' and often makes you look older.
Whatever you'd do for an evening out will look fine, whether that's loads of make-up or none at all - the important thing is that it feels comfortably familiar. People frequently ignore my advice, get it done elsewhere before the shoot and then confess to me afterwards that they wished they'd listened!
I recommend the Standard or Deluxe package because they include some professional editing, and editing is what fixes skin blemishes and the things that people typically hope make-up will improve, but in a much more subtle and natural looking way.
— What happens on the day?
When you arrive, we'll have a quick chat about what photo styles and ideas would best suit you and your needs. We'll do some warm-up shots to get you comfortable in front of the camera, and then proceed with the shoot.
The number of outfits is just an average, not a hard limit. With each outfit/idea there'll be a different lighting setup, to make it look as good as possible.
I don't provide outfits, so you'll need to bring anything you want to wear but I'll make lots of suggestions when you book in case that's useful.
Most people I work with have never had a shoot before and arrive a bit nervous. That's normal! I'll give you tons of direction all the way through and make it very easy and fun.
— Can we shoot outdoors?
With any of the packages, as long as there is daylight and it's not raining, we can do some or all of the photos outdoors in the area outside my studio. It's right next to the River Thames. This is great for photos with a very natural feel.
I also have a specific Outdoors package if you want to do the whole shoot somewhere further afield, such as in a park or at famous London landmarks. For most purposes though I'd recommend doing the Standard or Deluxe package instead, as we can still do some outdoor shots and it has the advantage of having somewhere to change, fewer tourists around and it's also cheaper for you as I don't need to travel.
— Couples and shared photoshoots...
It's absolutely fine to do a shared photoshoot with someone, and I don't charge any extra for that. This is my couples page. You can also split the cost of the shoot with a friend or family member and we can do any combination of photos individually and together that you like.
Please note I don't do any shoots for groups or children under 10. Three adults (or teens) is my limit and you'll get much better photos that way because of the individual attention I can give you.
— I have another question...
Please see my information page here which has my studio address and answers to all the questions people usually ask! And feel free to contact me any time; I'm very happy to help answer any questions you have.