If you're interested in working with me on a project then that's terrific. You've probably got a bunch of questions such as how long are the sessions? or what do you need to bring etc. That's cool, because we've put together a bunch of answers for you to talk you through the process.
What kind of projects are you working on?
How long are the sessions?
You're looking at between 3 to about 5 hours. I prefer we take our time and produce our best work, so things are never rushed. Let's get it right.
Outfits and Make Up
What do I bring?
Golden rule – If in doubt – bring it, more is always better and you might be surprised at what works really well in front of the camera but please use the images we have agreed to work on as guidance as to what might be suitable. If we have a make-up artist joining us then arrive with minimal / no make-up, if we don't then we're probably doing work that requires very little make-up so a small make-up kit – enough to fix flyaway hairs and give you a clean, natural face (foundation, concealer, eye liner) should be fine.
Selection, quantity and time.
Who picks the final image? How many do I get and how long does it take?
Let's say we've done 3 looks. For your portfolio you probably need 1 or 2 images per look so that's about 6 images (I normally round this to 10). If there's a make-up artist we normally add one extra image per look. So in total you're probably looking at around 10-12 from the session. You're free to pick your own favourite images. Each image normally takes 2 to 3 days to edit, so after 3-4 weeks you should all the images.
What can I do with the images?
Pretty much anything you like except sell them or re-edit them. The only thing I'd ask for is that you make sure you credit the whole team (model, make-up artist, photographer and anybody else who contributed to the final look) wherever you post them - let's make sure everyone gets a leg up.
A few things that often come up.
So here's a few things that often come up when I'm discussing these sessions, if you have any more questions, just email me and I'll answer them for you.
I'm running late / need to cancel.
If you're running late or need to cancel, be courteous and call. We may have a number of people waiting for you and if you're not going to make it, it's possible we can call someone up and see if they can fill in for you. If you're running late but still on the way, give us a shout so we can decide if there's still time to get things done or if we need to reschedule. Just don't keep us hanging around. Think of it as a job.
I know a make-up artist who wants to be part of this.
Great. Get him or her to get in-touch with me and let's get them on-board for the session.
Unfortunately due to a few bad experiences with escorts, I don't permit them anymore. The only people that are allowed are members of the team - (me, you, make-up, hair, etc.).
If you're worried about your safety you're free to contact any of the models that I've worked with previously for references. You're free to arrange for someone to come in and meet with me before returning at the end of the session. You're free to make safety calls throughout the session. If you're still concerned then contact me and I'll see if I can address your concerns. If I can't then we won't pursue this any further. As I mentioned before, I think of these sessions as work - this is my job - so I treat this just like any other job.
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Unit 102 (Instant Imprints)
5230 South Service Road,
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