As soon as I arrived I felt I was in good hands. The fact that you took the time to get to know me meant you were able to discover what it would take to capture me at my best.”
You should bring a number of different tops to change into. James won’t be able to make a decision on what kind of clothes will suit you best in front of the camera until he has met you in person and completed a couple of test shots. In most cases you will also be given the opportunity to change your tops during the shoot, giving you that extra variation to your portfolio. It is best that what you bring in something that you would naturally wear and something that you feel comfortable and confident in.
This entirely depends on what type of session you have booked. James will speak to you before the session and go over everything he will want you to prepare, to get your desired results from the photographs taken.
James does his utmost to make the session as relaxing and enjoyable for you as possible. You are always going to be captured at your best when you are in a relaxed frame of mind. There isn’t much hard work involved for you, but James always advises his clients to make sure you have eaten well and had a good nights sleep the night before the session. If you feel good you’ll look good.
Try and keep your make up to a minimum, you want to look as natural as you do in everyday life and too much make up will detract from the real you. Remember that any make up will come across a lot harsher under the lights and in front of the camera. James will provide a small amount of make up suitable for the shoot. A professional make up artist can be provided at an extra cost and with at least two weeks notice.
There are rough guidelines alongside the prices on the website but generally, James will shoot until you get the shots you are after. It is preferred that you don’t make too many strict plans for after the session, as they can often run over a bit. In addition to this, you want to be able to relax fully. Worrying about being somewhere afterwards can make you look tense in your pictures.
The pictures are generally given to you immediately after the shoot in JPEG format via DropBox. This allows you time to go over the photographs in your own time in order for you to choose which images you would like processed and re-touched. Re-touching takes up to 5 days.