Location: Please refer to your agency or school for exact address details.
Clothing & hair examples; Please scroll down for categorised photo examples.
Clothing & hair ideas
Block colour top, hair down.
Acting / neutral
Black or navy t-shirt, hair off the face.
Light coloured blouse/shirt, floral is also okay for girls. Hair half up/down with a twist. Keep the middle parting.
Stripy or two-tone block t-shirt. High half pony with a scrunchie.
Denim or leather jacket over block t-shirt/vest top.
Hair up in high/low pony. Boys = messy hair.
Hoody over block t-shirt.
Hair up in high/low pony. Boys = messy hair.
Dungarees over a t-shirt of any colour. Stripes also welcome.
Girls should wear hair in bunches, plaits or space buns. Headband is optional and a nice touch.
If time allows, we may even sneak in a quick portfolio shot so have a head to toe outfit to hand just in case. Your favourite top will also work great as an extra headshot option. Siblings will have a photo together.
Reviewing your images at the session
As sessions on a group day are limited for time, there won't be the opportunity to sit down and go through images as we would with a normal session. I will make sure to show you your images throughout the session so we can still review as we go while utilising every minute possible to get enough varied shots that you can review at home.
FAQ & T&Cs - hair, make-up, payment info etc
How much are extra retouches?
Additional retouched images can be purchased for £20 each. Discounts are available for larger orders. I am unable to release un-edited files.
Please can you tell me more about the premium upgrade?
The optional upgrade to Premium comes with some great benefits!
If you or your child is new to the industry, or if you generally need help choosing your headshots, this upgrade comes with my full advice service. Choosing your headshots is definitely the hardest and most time consuming part of the process so I'll take the time to sort through and select what I think are the strongest images from your shoot and create a shortlist for you. I'll then cut it down even further and make my recommendations on a potential final selection. I will share all of this with you and you'll have the final say on your chosen images. Hopefully this will cut out some time consuming and potentially overwhelming work to help choose your images faster. You also don't have to go with my choices. You might find you prefer other ones even more but hopefully it will definitely guide you in the right direction if this is fairly new to you.
Also as a thank you for adding this service before your booking, you'll receive an extra re-touch on your package which will be fast tracked, edited and delivered all within 72 hours of your image selection. Please check with me at the time of choosing to make sure I can manage the 72 hour turnaround on one of your images.
The premium upgrade must be added before your session in order to receive the extra free re-touched image. This service can be purchased after your session but it will not include the extra free image.
A shortlist of the strongest images from your shoot is only included with the Premium upgrade - please contact me to add this to your booking if this is something you will need. Thank you.
The Premium Upgrade only costs £25, with a value of £50!
How will payment work?
Payment methods vary for each school/agency that I visit.
Please refer to either myself, your agency or school for exact payment details.
What does the session fee cover?
The fee covers your physical photo shoot and the number of included digital edited images stated in the package you have chosen. Additional edited images can be purchased for £20 each. Discounts are available for larger orders. I am unable to release un-edited files I'm afraid as they don't reflect a true representation of my work. All images included in your package, or additional purchased images will be edited and provided in high-res without a watermark.
What clothing should we bring?
As these sessions are short, we will only be able to manage a few of the below looks. Please bring everything suggested below though just in case.
- 15 Min Session - 2/3 looks.
- 30 Min Session - 3/4 looks.
- Neutral (Plain t-shirt, preferably black or grey.)
- Young (Girls: T-Shirt & Dungarees or flowery top. Boys: Striped/Checked T Shirt).
- Period Drama (Girls: Off-White/Cream laced/patterned blouse. Boys: Plain or Smart-Cas Shirt).
- 70's/80's Drama (Think Stranger Things: stripy tee & two tone tee. Girls can add a scrunchy hair tie).
- Sassy/Soap Opera (Both: 1x Denim, Leather, Cardigan to throw over a plain coloured top).
- Soap Opera Option 2 (Both: Plain hoodie layered over a t-shirt.)
- Musical Theatre (Both: Bright coloured top, or pastel colours.)
Other items to bring: Complimentary headband, hair ties/scrunchies, hair pins, plain t-shirt to compliment hair and eye colour. NO BIG LOGOS OR TEXT. (Tiny ones are okay and easy to edit out.)
What should I do about their hair and make-up?
CHILDREN: Keep hair natural and off the face. Bring bobby pins & hair bands to change up hair-styles. Under 16's don't need to wear any make-up unless you think it may help any shiny skin etc. I will have translucent powder to hand if needed.
How should we prepare them during the time leading up to the shoot?
For the week running up to the shoot make sure you your child is getting some good sleep and hydration. If they are getting a hair cut, have it done the week before rather than the week of the shoot so it has time to settle. Keep their face moisturised running up to the shoot and use a clear lip balm every day and on the day to avoid dry lips. Bring lip balm with you! :)
What are your covid guidelines?
Personally I am much more relaxed now - masks are not required by parents assisting. As long as you all feel well and healthy - great!
If your child has Covid or any similar illness, please do not attend your session for fear of missing out - I will do my best to fit you in at my studio at another time to make sure you can still have your shoot, and have them looking their best! :) However, this privilege must not be abused and cancellations will only be accepted if they are illness related. If there are too many cancellations this may result in the day being cancelled due to lack of participants. There is also a chance that I might not be able to squeeze you in at another time at my studio, so please only cancel if your reason is illness related. Thank you.
Social distancing is very natural during photoshoots so we will naturally always be at a distance.
If you'd like me to wear a mask for your childs session please let me know and I will be happy to.
What if I am running early or late?
As sessions are booked back to back on group days, there will be no time for lateness. If you are late this will eat into your session time. If you are early you are welcome to find a nearby cafe or pub to wait in (if open). Just drop me a text to let me know you have arrived: 07767 753473.
What happens after the session?
Within 24 hours of the session I will eliminate any shots of closed eyes and upload all of the good proofs to an online gallery which is password protected. There you will be able to view all of the unedited images and make your selection. Image RAWS will be kept for 3 years and your gallery proofs will stay live for 6 months after your final images have been delivered. This can be uploaded again if you need to purchase any more. You will receive a notification before the RAW files are deleted in case you wish to purchase any remaining images. Your images may also be used on my website or social media pages as advertising to help spread the word. Please let me know if you'd prefer your images to be kept between us. Once you have your images you are free to use them for your own purposes. I am on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter so you are welcome to tag me in your uploads as credit is very much appreciated. Please contact me for guidance and terms if a magazine or newspaper approaches you to use the images.
What is your turnaround time?
Usual turnaround: It can usually take around 14 working days to get your edited images back to you. During extremely busy periods it may sometimes take a little longer and I will notify you at the time of image selection if this will be the case.
Express turnaround: If you need your images urgently there is an optional priority edit fee of £15 per image to speed up turnaround time to 48-72 hours. Please check with me to make sure I can manage this at the time of order.
How much editing do you do?
I take a lot of care in the editing process from the perfect crop right to the tiniest blemish on your skin. Spots will be removed along with stray hairs, dry patches of skin, and much more. If there is anything extra you'd like me to do just let me know and I can see if it is possible, (unless of course it's changing the colour of your eyes or something like that - keep it natural haha!)
Can I edit my own headshots?
As I pride myself on my branding and know exactly how a headshot should look then I do not allow any further editing on headshots once delivered to the client. This includes Instagram filters... ;) I would also recommend to refrain from sharing any unedited headshots in a professional context until you have received your final re-touched images.
How will I be able to use my images? Can I use un-retouched images from the gallery?
All final re-touched images either included in your package or additional purchases are yours to keep, print, use on social media, Spotlight, use in theatre programmes, turn into birthday/Christmas cards etc.
If you wish to share any screenshots from the gallery of un-retouched files to have friends and family help with choosing you are welcome to do so - please state that these are not your final edited images yet.
Please do not use un-retouched files in a professional context - this includes social media profile images. Only purchased images can be used once re-touched.
Thank you for your understanding and please let me know if you have any questions about further use of your images.
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You can also reach me on WhatsApp at +447767753473.
final check list
Thank you for taking the time to read through everything. Here is my final check-list to help you prepare for your session;
- Plan your journey to avoid being late.
- Plan your clothes. Feel free to WhatsApp me with clothing photos for advice before your session (but not the night before as I might not see it in time) if needed or any last minute questions; +447767 753473.
- Read FAQ'S & T&C'S for information on hair, clothing, healthy preparation etc.
- Make payment in advance of your shoot - (please refer to either myself, your agent or school for exact details).
- Complete contract during the booking process.
- Whatever you do, don't forget to bring a hairbrush!!!
If you have any other questions please feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay rested in the week leading to your shoot and get excited! I look forward to meeting you!