The Photo Shoot
You will have booked a photo shoot with me for one of several reasons:
It could be for:
- a professional headshot;
- a portrait for yourself or for your family;
- to update your portfolio if you are a model, actor, entertainer etc.
- or for any other personal reasons or special occasion that you may have.
Regardless of the purpose, my aim is to make sure that you walk away with the best possible photos of yourself and that you thoroughly enjoy the experience. Being comfortable and relaxed will ensure that every shot is a winner. Myself or my assistant will direct and guide you throughout the process to ensure that the results are tailored specifically for you and the messages you want to communicate.
I can shoot either in studio, at your home or a location of your choice
The first thing I do is to go through your objectives and what you want to achieve. It’s a good time to relax and get to know each other. Prior to all photo sessions we will discuss your requirements so that we are both clear as to your reasons for needing the photos and the visual messages you’d like to convey.
You can naturally choose your outfit, however I can have a look through your wardrobe and help you choose the best styles and colours if you want. I want you to look awesome on camera!
Depending on your session type we’ll aim to shoot a selection of looks in different outfits. I like to try a wide range of looks so that you are able to use multiple shots for different purposes (click here for more detailed Wardrobe Advice).
Hair and make-up
Professional hair and makeup can make a huge difference to your final results. Of course you can do this yourself but if you like you can book one of my experienced professional make-up artists. Please let me know well in advance.
A few test shots
When you’re ready I’ll get you in front of the camera and take a few shots to see how you photograph. I will guide you on how to pose properly so you look fantastic. We’ll review your photos on the screen so you’ll see why I get you to pose in certain ways, which may feel a little odd and uncomfortable at first. We’ll also talk about any concerns you may have when looking at your “close-up”.
Posing for the camera
Although this is a little intimidating for some, you can learn some basic poses which will bring out the best in you. Take a moment to view this short video on posing prior to your photo shoot.
The Real Thing
Once you’re back in front of the camera I’ll start to construct your portfolio. Slowly building each shot as we go along, I will make tiny changes and adjustments until we reach the “WOW, I look amazing…” There’s no limit to the number of frames I take so we’ll shoot until we’ve got each look covered.
Making the Selection
At the end of the photo shoot we’ll go through each shot and grade the winners for your pre-selection. These are the photos that will be broadly adjusted before you make your final pick. Your selected photo will then be professionally retouched and delivered to you digitally in both low resolution (for use on the web and social media etc.) and in high resolution ready for print.
My work is guaranteed and I offer a full money back guarantee (except for hair and makeup artist costs) should you for any reason not be amazed with your results.
Please reach out if you’d like to have a chat about a photo session. You can either call me on 0411 461 197 or use this Contact Form.