I've Never Done this Kind of Shoot Before...Will You Help Me Throughout the Shoot?
Of course! I work closely with all my clients during their sessions! I will show you the poses - once you're in it, we'll make little macro & micro adjustments until its camera ready!
What is Included with My Session?
I believe you are worth investing in, and so you do have the option to pre-purchase items! BUT...here is what your base session investment with me includes, and you have the option to add more time or products if you'd like:
I See Hair & Make-Up is Included with My Session...but What if I Want to Do My Own?
Hair and makeup is included in every package I offer, my team is amazing and know exactly what they're doing to make sure you are camera ready. My goal is to provide you with an experience that makes you feel beautiful & pampered, and that is why Hair & Make-Up are included with all my packages.
Can I Bring a Friend to My Session?
I prefer to work one on one with my clients, often the presence of a friend (even with the best intentions) can make you feel more self conscious, and unable to relax in front of the camera. If you must bring someone for moral support, while I wouldn't recommend it for your experience, the limit is one female friend, and I would respectfully ask that they remain a strong, silent support while we're working.
You Can Photoshop that Right?
This is a famous question...while it depends on what you're wanting done, the short answer...yes. There is a charge for it, as it sometimes may take a few hours. However, I will only use photoshop on non-permanent things such as tan lines, uneven skin tones or lingerie mishaps etc. What I won't do is 'take off' 10 lbs, or photoshop you into someone you aren't!
*if you have severe cellulite, acne or scarring you want removed, I may not be able to retouch it all out in the initial process. If you’d like to discuss it, just let me know.
Do You Provide Lingerie? What Should I Wear?
Unfortunately I don't provide lingerie. Choose lingerie or outfits that suit your personality, body shape, and most importantly - complement your skin tone. What I can provide if you need it, is guidance you in the right direction to find the perfect match and fit for your body! Wondering what you should pick out? Lets chat and I can make a few sexy suggestions for you! To get you started, check out this post on my blog to point you in the right direction...
I also have a Pinterest board with a few suggestions...
Where Do We Shoot the Session?
Typically I shoot my sessions out of the fabulous Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo! Why you ask? First off...their customer service is absolutely amazing! Next, their rooms are beautiful and understated making them the perfect place to show you off! The light filling the rooms is perfect for my style of shooting, and also allows for me to add a more dynamic look if need be! While the Coast is perfect for my sessions, you do have other options is if you'd like them! If you'd prefer something completely natural, an outdoor session may be just for you! If you'd like to perhaps shoot in another hotel - we can look into that to see if its available and at what additional cost! I also have clients who prefer the sexy comfort of their homes! We can certainly shoot in your home - it just needs to meet the specifications and needs I have when making stunning imagery for you!
What Should I Bring?
There are a few things that will help you out before, during and after your session! So - what should you bring with you...
- Water & Snacks! These are of the utmost importance! Stay hydrated and stay fed! These two things will help you throughout the session as well as after!
- Sexy Stilletos, Pumps or High-Heels that have 3 inch heels or higher! NO...you won't be walking around in them, but they encourage a sexier posture and overall feel for the session!
- Your lingerie. You laugh. But its true...you might forget it! I recommend packing your bag to go the night before to ensure everything you need for your session is there for you in the morning!
- A cute outfit. After your session you'll be glammed up...so why not pack a cute little outfit to take yourself out to lunch or drinks in! Invite a friend with you...have a fabulous ladies date after the session and tell your best friend all about it!
I'm Ready! When Should I Book My Session For?
My clients often come to me needing their images ready to view or delivered by a certain date, so I recommend booking your session with me 10 - 12 weeks before you would like your finished product! That will ensure enough time for you to view your images, select your products and have them delivered! Once we have decided on an available date, I'lll send you a booking quote and contract. In order to complete the session booking, I need your signed contract, along with your non-refundable retainer to reserve the day/time of your session. Your remaining session balance is due two weeks prior to the day of your shoot, and payment can be made either via e-transfer or with credit card through my online booking system.
What if I Can’t Make My Session, Can I Reschedule?
You can! I know sometimes life takes crazy turns - and that means sometimes dates no longer work, and I'm happy to adjust things for you! There is a catch though...you can reschedule your shoot once without penalty, but I do require a minimum 14 days notice to arrange things. If you need to reschedule, and are providing me with less than 14 days notice, 50% of your final balance will be due to reschedule your session date & time. Please keep in mind that when you sign your contract, myself and your amazing hair & make-up team blocks off those hours to work with you, and as such, we've turned away people interested in shooting that day.
How Long Will it be Before I See the Proofing Gallery Images from My Session?
Your proofing gallery will be ready for you to view 1 week from your session! The proofing gallery is simple - it is a gorgeous gallery with the un-edited images from your session, from which you choose the images that you would love edited! That easy!
I’m Not Sure What I Want to Order...Can I Decide When I See My Photos?
Yes! In fact - that is what I recommend! Once your proofing gallery is available for you to view, I will also be sending you out a product guide where you can choose albums, canvas prints etc.! When you have decided on what you’d like to order, I require 50% of the total to begin work on the design, and the remaining balance is due when you pick up your order. I do not release product orders without full payment.
Will My Images be Used Online?
If you are comfortable with it...I would LOVE to share a few images from your session on my blog and social media! If you decide you'd love to share and inspire other women to book a shoot for themselves, I'll send you a model release and we'll share from there!