Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ is divided in two parts: for clients and for creatives looking for collaboration.
Question: Why don’t you include retouching in your packages?
Answer: Retouching is time consuming and it can become expensive. In order to keep my prices down I have removed retouching from it and made it available as an extra. This way instead of having a package including 10 retouched images and having to put the prices up, you can decided how many and which images to be retouched, after the shoot, if any. Some shoots end up not needing retouching at all so you will be paying for something that’s not necessary. Also, when shooting for agencies’ look books, for example, they will ask the photos not to be retouched.
Q: Do your prices include any prints?
A: I do not run my business based on prints. I understand how frustrating it can be to pay for a shoot then having to pay for prints to get your photos, I’ve been there myself with my wife once. If you hire me for your photoshoot and we agree on, for example, 20 images in high resolution, you get your 20 images in high resolution, period. You can then go and print them anywhere you would like.
I do have my high quality print supplier and my print prices are very affordable, because it only includes the cost of the print and my time retouching (yes, if you order prints from me the photos will be retouched). I also advise against printing your photos anywhere cheap, but it is your decision ultimately.
Q: I’m not a model, can I still shoot with you?
A: You sure can!! Not all my clients are models. I have packages for headshots and portraiture to create some stunning images of you, no matter what you do for a living! My goal is to make you feel and look amazing, whilst having fun at the same time!
Just contact me and let me know what you are looking for!
Models looking for a test shoot
Question: I filled up your form and haven’t received a reply yet.
Answer: You will. If you haven’t received a message back from me don’t worry, I try my best to prioritise my communication with everyone. All messages about models test shoots go to a file and they are all considered.
Q: I did receive a message back but your answer was “no”.
A: If my answer was no, I probably explained why in the message. But generally speaking if I answer no it’s because you might not have enough experience for a models test shoot and would be better for you to book me for a Portfolio & Coaching package. Also please note I do not provide a hair & makeup artist in my test shoots nor do we have time to do it during the shoot.
Q: Why do you have to be such a pain with so much information in your website and so many formal things?
A: I have no intention to be a pain but I believe good communication is key for anything. I rather have all the information available so there’s no confusion about what I do and how I do it. I promise I’m not such a pain in person and all my shoots are a lot of fun (please feel free to ask people I worked with) 🙂
Q: What’s the best way to contact you about a model test shoot?
Q: Why don’t you retouch the photos from your models test shoots?
A: Retouching is a very time consuming thing and to be able to have test shoots for as low as $100, I can’t really do that. But I can retouched photos you pick for half my usual retouching fee.
Q: What’s the different between a basic edit and retouching?
A: I call basic editing things like colour corrections, light, cropping, etc. Retouching is a more in depth work on the image, like removing objects from the photo, skin smoothing, removing a pimple, and so on.