MODEL PORTFOLIO SHOOTS

MODEL PORTFOLIO’S, HEADSHOTS & PORTRAITS

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS – I am a professional photographer that specialises in creating beautiful, attention grabbing photos. I care deeply that my clients love their photos – but don’t just take my word for it, take a look my galleries for samples of my model portfolio building shoots as well as some of what my clients have had to say in the testimonials.

INCLUSIVE PRICES – With packages designed for all budgets and needs you are bound to get the photos you need at a great clear price.

FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS INCLUDING BEGINNERS – I am use to working with models at all stages of their careers, so whether you are just starting out and need full direction and advice at each stage of the shoot, or you are an experienced model just wanting to get some updated images, I’ve got you covered. You will most likely arrive nervous, thats perfectly normal, but don’t worry I’ll give you lots of direction so you can relax, feel comfortable and look great.

COMFORT AND PRIVACY – My studio is private and relaxed so you feel as comfortable as you would at home.

QUICK TURNAROUND ON PHOTOS – You’ll get the photos via a download link within 48 hours of the shoot, but usually within a day.


As a Model having a fabulous Portfolio that stands out from the crowd is the key to success.

Sometimes model portfolios are built up over time, adding one or two of the best images from each test shoot or job as you go along. However, it doesn’t always work out doing things this way; No. 1,  it can sometimes takes a while to get the photos especially with test shoots. No. 2, sometimes even the best images from shoots will not represent you or the type of modelling that you want to do, so you may not want to add them to your portfolio.

If you want to be able to start working and auditioning straight away, with the a full portfolio finished and really working for you, then booking at least one portfolio shoot would be the way to go, this way you get the right images for you and your needs that really shows you and your abilities.  Even working models update their portfolios with portfolio days, this usually happens when models have been working but have not had the images they need for their portfolios for example no shoots thats given them a clear headshot or no full length shots without huge couture dresses etc.  After all you need to keep your portfolio fresh to show potential bookers what you actually look like as well as what you capable of doing as a model. .

As well as being a qualified Hair and Makeup Artist myself, I also work with other talented creatives as part of my team including fashion stylists, hair and make up artists, these guys are all amazing and use to working with top models, celebrities, as well as inexperienced models alike, so you are in great hands.

I  will design a photoshoot around you depending on your chosen package. I like to get to know my models before a photoshoot, so I will always communicate with you before the actual shoot date, you will receive a bespoke model consultation about what would you like to achieve, your visions and dreams for your modelling career and whether you want to go further by working with modelling agencies or as a freelance model.

The end result will be a set of images to show your full potential, as well as headshots, I like to shoot images that look like they are from actual paid jobs!

If you know exactly what you want and/or don’t need styling or a make up artist etc? That’s great too! we can just have a photoshoot.

Whatever stage of your modelling career you are at get your FREE copy of “The Ultimate Model Guide”, to make sure you are doing everything you can to make you the best model you can be.

I can also promise you a great photoshoot with amazing images for your portfolio as well as advice and guidance to help get your career to the next level.


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PACKAGES

BRONZE

Free Guide to your photoshoot.

2 Hours Photo Session 

Up to 3 Outfit Changes 

At least 100 + Images Taken, 

Profesional Hair & Makeup 

3 Retouched Images

Head Shots & Full Body 

(NO PRINTS INCLUDED)

£150


SILVER

3 Hours Photo Session 

Up to 4 Outfit Changes 

At least 100 + Images Taken, 

Profesional Hair & Makeup 

8 Retouched images 

8 12×8 Prints

Head Shots & Full Body 

£250


GOLD

3 – 4  Hours Photo Session 

Up to 5 Outfit Changes 

At least 150 + Images Taken, 

Profesional Hair & Makeup 

10 Retouched images 

10 12×8 Prints 

Head Shots & Full Body 

Additional Black & White Versions (if not a black & white shoot)

50 COMP CARDs (Standard Finish)

£395


PLATINUM

4 – 5 Hours Photo Session 

Unlimited Outfit Changes 

At least 200 + Images Taken, 

Profesional Hair & Makeup 

14 Retouched images 

14 12×8 Prints 

Head Shots & Full Body 

Additional Black & White Versions (if not a black & white shoot)

100 COMP CARDs (High Quality Laminated Gloss Finish)

£499


Whats included?

Password protected image gallery available within 3 days

Editing and retouching to industry standard

Images supplied in high resolution (i.e. print quality format) within 7 days.

Please allow 14 days from the shoot for digital prints & Comp Cards


 Optional Extra’s

Fashion Stylist, Clothes and Accessories.*Prices depending on requirements. Just drop me a message with your ideas and requirements.

Extra Retouched Images

£25 each. Discounted prices if ordered when notifying me of your other chosen images to retouch.

1 image £25

2-5 images £20 each

6 or more images £15 each

 

COMP CARDS –

50 Standard £65

50 High Gloss £93

100 Standard £76

100 High Gloss £120

200 Standard £87

200 High Gloss £173


 

With clear communication from start to finish, you can rest assured knowing that your needs will be taken care of.

When your enquiry comes through

I will send you your free copy of  “The Ultimate Model Guide” – Giving you an amazing guide to which direction to take your modelling career.

I will then contact you establish exactly what you are looking for and confirm a date and finale costing with you for your package and any chosen extras.

We will both then sign the booking contract and a £50 deposit will be taken to secure your agreed date and time

You will then receive my “top tips to be best prepared for your shoot” via email.


On the day…

You may be nervous for your shoot, this is perfectly normal, in fact pretty much everyone arrives nervous to some extent, don’t worry, I will soon have you feeling relaxed and fabulous, we will pump some tunes (if you like that is) and just, well, have good time.

We will alway begin the session with a chat to finalise exactly what we want to achieve, we will look through wardrobe and the items you may have brought with you and put some striking looks together.

Then it’s to hair and makeup to complete your 1st look.

On set you will be feeling fresh & fabulous and ready to take some amazing images. You feeling relaxed and confidence will bring out the best in you.  Whilst shooting, you will also be given hints and tips on posing and bringing out your best features in photos.

Your balance will need to be paid on the day of the shoot, when you are complete happy with how the shoot has gone.

Then you go home dancing


Getting Your Images

After the shoot you will receive your images via a Password protected image gallery within 3 days.

Then you will need to let me know which of the images you would like me to edit (no. depending on package) It will be easy for you to let me know which ones you have chosen right from the gallery. I will give you my advice on the ones I think would work best for you.

Once we know which image you want to work with, they will be Edited and retouched to the gorgeous industry standards.

Finale Images will then supplied to you in high resolution (print quality format) within 7 days.

If you have Prints as part of your package or have ordered some extra, you will need to allow another 7 days for prints & comp cards (total 14 days from the selection of images)


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 Frequently Asked Question’s

Do I need a makeup artist?

All packages include hair & makeup by yours truly, I am a fully qualified hair and makeup artist so you are in great hands, you can see my hair and makeup work HERE

My Hair and makeup services are tailored to each shoot, we will always have at least one natural look, so that the images are a true representation of what you actually look like, very important when trying to sell yourself. Depending on your chosen package and desired results I can also do more creative looks to give variety and show your versatility.

 

What is retouching?

Professional retouching aka airbrushing, photoshop amongst other terms, is when software os used to edit a photo to enhance and perfect as much as possible.

It is very rare that you will see a photo in a magazine or advertising campaign that hasn’t been edited in some way.

It’s the norm and a very important stage for any professionally produced image, especially when they are to be used professionally. It subtly removes skin blemishes and lines and can even slim body parts etc. This is what gives photos a polished look, whilst still looking natural.

The key is to have it done in a way that it doesn’t look edited at all, almost all the images on my website have been edited to some extent and as you will have seen most are done in a very natural looking way.

 

What should I wear?

If you have read  MODEL GUIDE, then you know this depend on your signature style, if you haven’t read it what are you waiting for? get your free copy HERE. Don’t have a signature style? don’t worry everything you need to know about your signature look is in the ebook.

I will also give you personalised suggestions of what to bring when you book.

I’ll give you lots of suggestions of what to bring when you book, but you can wear any styles of outfit you like – casual, glamorous, smart or sexy. Most people like to do photos in a few different styles, some just for themselves or their boyfriend, some for professional purposes, some for social media, some just for fun!

 

Do I need to be a model?

No not at all, whilst the portfolio shoots are designed to elevate models to the next step in their career, you don’t have to be a model or even want to be a model. You might just want great quality professional pictures of yourself. There are lots of reasons people want professional images of themselves, it could be for their boyfriend, some for professional purposes, some for social media, some just for fun and some just for themselves!

 

Can we shoot studio or location?

Its totally up to you depending on what your needs are but I am open to shooting either in my studio or on location, this can be discussed when booking.

 

Where is your studio? 

My home studio is located in Whyteleafe Surrey, it only 30 mins by train from London Victoria or London Bridge by train. With the choice of 2 stations within a 5 mins walk.

 

Can I show you samples of what I like?

Of course, I love to see your ideas and the direction you want to go, we can use these samples as inspiration   or as part of the mood board for your shoot.

 

How do I book a session?

Please fill in a booking enquiry form or send me an email with your requirements, I will then contact you to discuss your need, what you want from your images, availability, etc.   I will then send you an email confirming the provisional booking date, time and location as well as cost of your chosen package, so you have a full written quote before you make your deposit payment.

 

How do I pay?

All deposit payments can be made online via Paypal, which I find a great safe option for both parties. Balances can also be made by Paypal, alternatively you can pay by Cash or Card on the day of your shoot, please note there is a 2% charge for card payments not made via Paypal.

 

What happens after the shoot?

After the shoot you will receive your images via a Password protected image gallery within 3 days.

Then you will need to let me know which of the images you would like me to edit (how many depends on your chosen package) It will be easy for you to let me know which ones you have chosen right from the gallery. I will also give you my advice on the ones I think would work best for you.

Once we know which image you want to work with, they will be Edited and retouched to gorgeous industry standards.

Finale Images will then supplied to you in high resolution (print quality format) within 7 days.

If you have Prints as part of your package or have ordered some extra, you will need to allow another 7 days for prints & comp cards (total 14 days from the selection of images)

 

Do you offer student discounts?

No unfortunately not at the moment, my prices are already very competitive and as such there isn’t any room for discounts without me making a loss

 

Colour or Black & White?

For your portfolio I would say coloured images are better, they are eye catching, modern and will save casting directors having to read what colour hair and eyes you have, which can be the difference between then looking at your application or not.

This doesn’t mean you can have any black and white images in your portfolio or on your comp card, I love black and white images myself, but just make sure there is a balance and that a coloured image is the most prominent.  Depending on your package, you will have black and white versions available too.

 

What about clothes?

If you haven’t already, Please download your free copy of the which outlines my recommendations for dressing for Portfolio shoots.

Once we I have received your deposit you will get a copy of GUIDE TO PREPARE FOR SHOOT. Which will have a comprehensive list of clothes suggestions and advice on hair and make up. styling is key, remember to let your Signature Look shine and have a lot of options.

 

Natural light or flash?

I like to shoot with natural light where possible, but of course depending on the type of finale images you would like to achieve I can also work with my variety of  flash lights where needed.

 

What is a comp card?

Ok so why haven’t you read your free MODEL Manual? lol jokes, but in all seriousness this is one of a lot if important things you should know as a model that is covered in the manual so please please read it now.

The basics of what a comp card is that it’s a models business card, for full details and to make sure yours is working for you get your copy the models manual HERE

 

When should I book?

Most people book their shoots about 4 -6 weeks before the shoot date, however I do also get some last minute requests. It all just does depend on my availability, so of course the more in advance you book the more likely you are to get you requested date and time, you can send me your request via my online booking form 

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