FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does a session involve?
I photograph my subjects with an intention of empathy, vulnerability, and love, so that we may meet as equals. The best photographs are made with a willingness to be present and truthful with me, which I only ask of people by offering forth such myself. For many people who have never been photographed before this can seem daunting. Rest assured that I am a professional and my ability to put people at ease is why I get paid to do it. You'll be guided through the process and have fun doing it.
What do you shoot?
Anything involving people. I often create for individuals, entrepreneurs, artists, sex workers, and businesses. No request is too large or small. I am here to meet your needs and create what you desire.
Where can we shoot?
My home studio is available for those wishing to shoot against a backdrop. Alternatively, I can come to your home, a space that you access to, or out into the big wide world for outdoor sessions. There is also the option of renting a larger photography studio for concepts that require the scale.
What do I wear?
Whatever you feel most comfortable and yourself in. It all depends on the application of the photos. I have a flair for aesthetics, colour and fashion, and it would be my pleasure to assist you if you require it.
Can I bring a friend/partner?
You're most welcome! However, I have found that people are able to relax the easiest when there are fewer present. Being authentic and present is an ideal to aspire to, and it is easier to access when the anxiety of being witnessed is reduced to as few people as possible, so that I can hold space for you to be whoever you want to be in front of the camera.
Do I have to pay up front?
There is a $200 retainer fee to book a session. This is required along with a signed digital contract to lock in the session date. Payment plans are available. Just ask!
How long do I have to wait for the images after the session?
The proofing gallery to make your selections from will be supplied to you within 7 days of the session. The remainder of the total fee must be paid prior to receiving the proofing gallery. Once you have picked your images to be edited and supplied, I will provide you with the final images within 7 days of your selection.
Do you do retouching?
My philosophy of photography is based on authenticity. I photograph people in a way that reveals the beauty of your true self. It is my mission to make a positive change in the world by accurately representing people are they really are. While I will do my best to meet your needs, I do not want to represent a false standard of beauty.
What if I need to change the appointment time?
You are welcome to reschedule the session appointment, up to 48 hours prior to the session. A phone call to let me know at short notice, and a written confirmation via email is necessary.
What happens if it's raining?
If the weather does not permit us to make the photographs required on the day, we will reschedule in good faith to the nearest available date that suits us both.