Can I book a Couple's shoot for me and a friend and do different themes?
No. If you and a friend want to shoot on the same day we can arrange that, however, you cannot combine two separate sessions into one couple's sessions to save money, as both themes will require separate time and planning, and likely different setups altogether. If you book a couple's session for you and a friend, it will only cover one theme and photos of you together. If you and a friend plan to pose together for some photos and separate for others, just email me and I can build a custom package for you in the same price range.
Can I book a portrait session and still wear a costume?
That largely depends on the agreed-upon concept. When in doubt, ask.
Will we receive or get to view copies of the unedited photos as well?
No, I do not give or show copies of the unedited extras for multiple reasons. Rest assured that every photo you get is handpicked and tediously retouched to ensure you receive the perfect, absolute best photos every time. I DO however include all the non-blurry, good shots that are unedited for wedding and event packages. Under no circumstances will I send out RAW files, ever.
Will we get to view proofs of our images during the shoot?
Yes and no. I may show you a shot here and there as we are shooting to encourage you and show you how cool you or the set looks, but I will not go through every photo taken with you. Half of the fun is in the surprise. In some locations, I can hook my camera to a tv or monitor and you can watch yourself live as I shoot, but this is not available everywhere (like outside). Again, I assure you the best photos from the bunch are being chosen and ask for you to put your faith in me and my choices.
Will you edit/remove my freckles/scars/weight/hair/etc?
If there is anything you are self-conscious about, please don't hesitate to let me know so I can focus on minimizing those things. There are numerous things that can be done to flatter or hide certain areas, and even something as simple as a lighting change can make stray hairs or veins almost vanish. Part of my job is making you look your absolute best, and as such I tediously retouch every image you are sent. This means I will remove stray hairs, dirt or fuzz on clothing, acne and other blemishes, red spots, etc.
I will not, however, remove scars, birthmarks, moles, or other permanent features unless told to do so.
Do you accept tf* shoots?
On very rare occasions I do offer trade shoots, but they are few and far between. When I do trade shoots, I tend to be quite selective about who I photograph. I will either message a specific person or I will post casting calls on Facebook.
If I'm shooting a collaboration, it is because it is an idea that I have that I want to shoot, or it's for a project of mine. This usually means I will need a very specific look, and I will need someone with the ability to do what I need done. This means that more of my free shoots will go to professional models more often than anyone else. This doesn't mean that I won't shoot aspiring models for free sometimes. If you have the look I need, it doesn't matter what experience you have. As a rule of thumb, one might wait 1-2 years for a tf* shoot when simply booking me is a whole lot faster.
I am not currently accepting tf* offers for other's ideas.
Do you shoot plus-sized girls? (I get this a lot!)
ABSOLUTELY! To not photograph bigger girls would be doing a disservice to eyes everywhere. For starters, if you are a paying client your looks have no bearing on whether I will or will not work with you. If you are applying for a tf* shoot, you will only be turned down for your size if the theme or concept requires someone of a different build. There are all kinds of ideas and concepts that I have that would suit women and men of ANY body type, and others that REQUIRE fuller figures! Don't be afraid to contact us, regardless of size, shape, color, or creed.