FURTHER INFORMATION

  • DEPOSIT

    A £40 deposit is required to secure your booking and is part of the £80 shoot fee. It's not uncommon for life to get manic or something unexpected to happen, so please get in touch if you need to reschedule, not a problem. Your deposit will only be forfeited if you don't show up.

  • LOCATION

    I generally shoot individuals at my place in Ipswich. However, it is often more convenient to shoot groups on-location - all I need is a power supply and at least 5x7 metres of free, empty space. Please contact me for pricing.

  • YOU

    It's totally normal to feel anxious and worried about having photographs taken. I have your back and will guide you every step of the way. Your comfort is top of my list! I often play music during a shoot and have a great understanding of PSYPHOTOLOGY - where the worlds of photography and psychology collide.

    It's important that my portfolio has a consistent style so that my clients know what to expect and aren't hit with any surprises. With the latest kit, lighting techniques and retouching skills you're in safe hands.

    I shoot grey and white backgrounds which don't distract from you. A headshot should be all about the expression and what message you are conveying. I have all the tips you need to appear more confident, friendlier, slimmer, bulkier, healthier; you name it.

  • HAIR, CLOTHING & MAKEUP

    The main rule of thumb is to have nothing that distracts from you and your expression/energy. So, I always advise to avoid jewellery, busy clothing or anything that may pull the viewers eye. But, ultimately, it's your headshot so just be you! Please arrive with your hair and makeup camera-ready.

    Hair – Gents, just do your thing. Ladies, I generally shoot hair down and maybe shoot with it up towards the end of the session (if it’s a vibe we both fancy). We just need to keep on top of the hair and ensure that it doesn’t become unruly. The odd hair out of place isn't an issue and can be easily retouched.

    Clothing - I would recommend that you bring as many tops as you like. If you love it, bring it with you - I can’t shoot it if you leave it at home. A mixture of necklines is always a bonus - formal shirt, round-neck t-shirt, a few jackets etc. Please aim for plain black, white or grey. Pastel shades also work well. Distracting patterns, loud colours or logos are best avoided.

    Makeup - Please arrive hydrated and it is always a good idea to use lip balm for a few days before your shoot. Greasy skin, spots etc are all best dealt with in Photoshop, so please don’t panic!! Blokes don’t need any makeup WHATSOEVER (please don’t do it lads!). Ladies, please don’t go nuts - think job interview, not nightclub. Aim for a natural look, avoiding bright eye shadow or contouring etc. Less is more and it’s easier to apply more during the shoot, rather than remove - so please feel free to bring your makeup along. Lip gloss always looks better than matt lipstick.

  • RETOUCHING

    Retouching is used sparingly to help you look your best. It's important that you look natural. The aim is to remove any blemishes, remove the odd out-of-place hair and clean fluff from clothing. Skin tone is generally evened out and I tend to leave permanent features, such as scars and birthmarks, alone (unless you say otherwise). I often have open conversations with my clients about retouching and listen carefully, noting any requests they may have. I'm not a supporter of heavy retouching, where skin doesn't look real and people start to look fake.

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