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. Every photographer you work with is likely to do things differently, so we don't want you to assume we work the same way as your last photographer. At the bottom of this page is a form and contact email address just in case you've still got more questions or concerns you want to discuss.
Cheers and I look forward to working with you.
What kind of projects are you working on?
Let's see if there's anything that I'd like to work on, that might interest you. Click on the INSPIRATIONAL IMAGES link below and have a look through the images. Make a note of your top 3 images.
How long are the sessions?
I'd say you're looking at a minimum of 3 hours (for 3 looks) up to about 5 hours if we're doing more looks or if there are complex make-up changes between the looks. We're never rushed to get things done, it's all at a leisurely pace so we can experiment a bit as we go and produce our best work.
Outfits and Make Up
What do I bring?
If we’re doing a headshot, a bandeau or something that gives you bare neck and shoulders and please wear loose fitting clothing. 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.
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. If there's a make-up artist we normally add one extra image per look and I normally pick a handful. 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 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. You're welcome to submit them to magazines (and I'll happily fill out their release form), post them to social media or your own web site. I'm in exactly the same boat. 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, call immediately. 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 onboard for the session.
Escorts and Drivers.
Unfortunately due to a few bad experiences with escorts, I don't permit them anymore. 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 I'm afraid we can't shoot. The session is work and if you're nervous, it'll show in the images and the session will be slower/harder and produce less results then we had hoped. So safety first and if you're not 100% then please don't apply.
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Unit 102 (Instant Imprints)
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Tel : 416 556 7750
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