So, you've booked a shoot. Now what?
Things to do at least 48 hours in advance
- Think about what you want to wear. Depending on the time available and the package you've chosen, we should be able to go through 2-5 changes. Call and chat with me about this, if you like.
- If you've purchased a package, feel free to bring along a girlfriend (or a sister, or your mum)! I'm happy to shoot her too, for no additional cost. It actually works quite well, one of you getting ready while the other is being photographed. Pop open the bubbly and make an event of it!
- We'll need to decide where to shoot. My setup is pretty mobile, so I can shoot anywhere. My house, your house, somewhere else. Most of my clients like to shoot in the comfort of their home, but I'm open to anything. I can arrange a studio, if you're more comfortable with that, though studio rentals would apply.
- Let me know if you want a make-up artist. This costs extra, and depends on the availability of the artists. Please let me know as soon as possible, so we can book in advance.
- We tend to be our own worst critics. If there is something about your appearance or your comfort level in front of a camera, that concerns you, please share that with me. Between lighting, make-up, my instructions on what to do and how to pose, I can address those things, help you feel comfortable, and ensure that your photographs will look amazing!
Things to do the day before your shoot
- Get your hair done, waxing, threading, manicure, pedicure, shaving, get a massage, all that stuff that makes us look and feel fantastic!
- Get a full night's sleep. Even if your shoot is in the afternoon, if you haven't slept well the night prior, it will show! Be sure you're well rested.
- Drink lots of water. Dry skin looks different from well hydrated skin.
- Double check your outfits, are they clean, ironed, wrinkle free?
- Relax, it'll be fun!
What to expect at the shoot
- I will arrive on time. I'm always on time! Please be sure you are too. :)
- I am always accompanied by one assistant, and sometimes a behind-the-scenes photographer. Plus a make-up person, if you've booked one.
- It will take about 30 minutes for us to set up, we'll actually shoot for probably 1-2 hours.
- You will be nervous. Everyone is. But you'll get used to the camera much faster than you expect. Just listen to me, and do as I direct. You'll be fine, and before you know it, it will be fun!
- Modelling is not easy. As I pose you, you'll find yourself contorting in ways you didn't expect. Some of the poses will feel like yoga, but they look fantastic in the camera. It's not easy being a model!
- I use a technique called flow posing, through which, by making small changes in what you're doing, you get a significantly different pose. See this post for a little more information.
What happens after the shoot
- While you get changed and freshen up, I'll run through the images and put together a collection of best images from each pose.
- We'll then review the images together and you select the ones you want to buy.
- Based on that, you will choose and pay for your package. Please note that all my glamour portrait shoots are covered by Andy's Amazing Risk Free Guarantee!
- Within 24 working hours of the shoot, I will send you a link to a password protected gallery of images. The images you purchased, will be available for PIN-protected download at full resolution. All the images, including the ones you did not buy, will be viewable in your gallery.
- The online gallery also allows you to buy museum quality prints and frames of your photographs in sizes up to 30" x 40".
- Within 48 hours of your shoot, I will send you instructions on how to install our app on your phone (Android and iOS) with all your gallery images, for you to show your friends and family.
- Within 4 working days, you will receive photos. I can't wait for you to see them!
- The gallery and app will be available for one year from the date of your shoot. One month prior to expiry, you will receive an automated email asking whether you'd like to renew it for another year (at a cost of €50 per annum), or let it go offline.