Studio FAQs

What happens before the shoot?
Once your shoot is confirmed we’ll arrange a time for a phone/video call to talk about what you’re after, how the session and will run and how best to prepare. That’s also a good time to talk about clothing, and any other questions you might have.  

Where are you based?
Photoshoots normally happen in a studio around a 15 minute walk from London Bridge (or 5 minutes from Bermondsey tube) – but if travel there isn’t an option it’s often possible for me to hire studio space somewhere nearer to you, although this usually costs extra. I’m happy to travel, if you’re happy to cover travel time and costs!

Can I see the images you’re taking during the session?
It’s important you do! We’ll be reviewing the photos as the shoot progresses to check you’re happy with how things are going.

What happens after the shoot?
I’ll email you a gallery of watermarked images the next day for you to review. You can select your favourite images from within the gallery. Whenever you have finalised your selection, email me to let me know and I will get to work on the final edits. 

Expect to have your final images back 7-10 days later (although if you need them more quickly than that, tell me and I’ll see what I can do).

What are these ‘final edits’ you’re talking about?
Every image has some light editing done to remove stray hairs, smooth out any blemishes, clean up the background and generally tidied up to make you look your best. 

Will I look airbrushed?
Not unless that’s a look you’ve asked me to go for! As a general rule I tend to go as lightly as possible with editing, so you still look like yourself, but if there’s anything you are sensitive about please don’t be shy about asking. You and I both want you to be delighted with your final images and confident about sharing them with the world.

What do I get at the end?
I’ll send you all the images you’ve selected, fully edited and licenced for your use.  

The number of images included depends on the package you’ve selected. Extra images are available at £25 each, and you can purchase as many as you like.

How do I pay?
A 30% deposit needs to be paid before the shoot is confirmed. After that you can pay by bank transfer or card within up to seven days after the shoot – although please note final images won’t be released until the balance has been paid.

How long do you keep the shots?
Galleries stay online for at least six months after the shoot but I don’t delete anything, so if at any time you’d like some more images from your shoot just get in touch.

What’s your cancellation policy?
Unfortunately I have out of pocket expenses that need to be paid to set the session up, so your deposit is forfeit if you need to cancel after the shoot is confirmed. If you need to reschedule, though, I’m usually happy to accommodate this with at least seven days notice.

Got a spot on the day and want to rearrange? No need! That’ll take me a few seconds to fix during the edit.