What is the best way to book a photo shoot?
You are more than welcome to give me a call, or contact me via the social media I use (Twitter / Instagram) in order to discuss any queries you have. Though my preferred method of contact is via email as if you decide to go ahead with your enquiry this is how I will send all related information.
Do you shoot anyone?
Yes of course, I am comfortable and confident shooting any gender, sexuality, body type, and age (over 18 only).
What packages do you do?
You can view all my set packages and pricing here. If you prefer you can also tailor your own package, or suggest your own location.
Can I remove the retouching and/or have natural non-retouched images?
Yes of course. If you'd like natural photos I can lower the fee and just include a selection of your choice for image processing / minimal editing. Just enquire before you book so I can offer a quote.
Can I share a package with a friend
Indeed you can. A maximum of 2 people can share one package and a small fee will apply. If this is something you’d like to do please feel free to enquire.
A few of us would like to book you together
I can shoot up to 3 individuals in one day. There is a small discount when 2 or 3 of you book for the same day. Discount varies depending on package, and location.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, a non-refundable deposit is required for all bookings in order to confirm time, location, and/or any involved. The amount varies depending on the package chosen.
Can you travel to me?
Yes of course. I am happy to travel nationally and internationally. This would fall under a tailored option and we would need to discuss details before I can offer a quote.
Can I book a hair/makeup artist?
Yes, there is an additional fee which is either stated next to the package, or will be quoted if a tailored enquiry. You are welcome to book one of your own if preferred, though please let me know in advance.
What’s your availability & how much notice do you require?
I tend to work Mon-Fri only and offer morning and afternoon slots. Saying this I can occasionally offer weekends or evenings depending on circumstance, package, and my availability. While short notice is sometimes doable, sadly it is limited and not always possible. Therefore to avoid disappointment I’d advise giving a minimum or 2 weeks notice.
How do I make payment?
Payment methods I accept are cash, credit/debit card (with an added fee), bank deposit/transfer, PayPal, and Barclays Pingit. I normally request that a deposit is made upon booking, and then the remaining fee to be paid on the day. Though you are welcome to pay the full amount in advance if preferred.
Do you have any terms/conditions?
Full and detailed terms and conditions will be sent via email upon booking, before request for deposit. Detailed shoot information will be included throughout the pre and post booking process. Deposits are non-refundable due to expenses incurred immediately upon confirmation of a booking. Due to the nature of digital photography, and the time/effort/expense that all involved with AT Glamour London puts in to each booking (before, during, and after), there is a strict no refund policy. Full details of this are included within the full terms and conditions. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with all information given, and understand the full process.
Is there anything I should tell you?
I would prefer that you inform me either before your shoot or on the day if you have any style in mind or ideas that you'd like to do. I think that planning in advance can benefit your glamour photo shoot. Though this is not compulsory. Regarding telling me about yourself, it is entirely up to you how much you tell me about yourself prior to the shoot.
How should I prepare?
Movement, expression, and personality create a strong image. I would suggest practicing poses, looking at existing images, picking out your best outfits, and thinking of anything unique or original that might relate to you in some way. Be realistic regarding how much we can fit in to your time, and knowing your own limitations.
I have never done a photo shoot and I am nervous?
This is understandable, and completely fine. I will be as understanding as I can and will help and guide you through the process. You are welcome to ask as many questions as you like, bring your own music, and if it helps bring someone with you.
Can I bring a friend or relative?
Sure. I fully appreciate that it can be intimidating to have personal images taken and therefore I’d encourage this if you feel it would make you more comfortable. The only thing I ask is that you let me know in advance, and they do not interfere with your photo shoot or distract you as from experience this has happened.
Can I choose my own poses?
Yes you may. You’re welcome to dictate some of your photo shoot and it can also be a good idea to bring some image examples that you like. Obviously if I feel something may not work for you then I will say so, but this does not necessarily mean that I won’t do it. If you feel uncomfortable or do not like a pose I place you in then please say so as I would never force you to do something you are not comfortable with.
How many outfits should I bring?
Your chosen package will say up to how many changes we can do within your photo shoot. Though I always recommend you bring 2-4 outfits more so that we can decide your best together, and also that if there is more time then we can shoot more. The reason I put a number on changes is that through experience I’ve found the amount stated is how many comfortably fit in to the shoot time.
Can I do natural lighting and/or natural poses?
Sure. I am confident shooting and editing many styles. It is your photo shoot so if you have ideas then please say so.
How long until I receive my images?
You will receive the originals within 24 hours from your photo shoot. Your final edited images will be ready within 8 days from receiving your choices.
Can I choose my images?
Yes. You choose your final images. If I think your choices could be improved I will say so but the choice is still yours. Also if you prefer I can offer my opinion to help you decide.
How much retouching will you do?
This can sometimes be difficult to determine, as every individual is different. Though generally we do skin smoothing, colour correction, contrast/lighting adjustments, body shaping, spots/blemishes, scar removal, tattoo removal etc. There is a limit as it’s best that you do not look fake or like someone else.
I have specific retouching requirements?
It is encouraged that you clearly make a note of things you want done for edit. I do try to work to specification so that you can dictate the level you require. If you are not 100% happy about something then please feel free to talk to me, changes can be considered if within reason.
How much is additional retouching?
Extra retouching is £20 per image.
What about image ownership, privacy, and permission/usage?
Within the terms and conditions, which are binding and adhered to, I state that:
Can I have a discount?
First time clients sadly not, unless booking with others for the same day. Returning clients within 18 months will either receive a small discount, or additional retouching.
Can I bring some alcohol?
Yes you can. Though this is of course within reason, so please be sensible and responsible.
Can I bring some music?
Most definitely. I am a big music fan and in to many genres. Please feel free to bring your own playlist, or ask me to bring something specific.
What goes in to a photo shoot to justify the cost?
I realise it can seem expensive to book a photo shoot, and I try my best to keep prices reasonable. You’d be surprised how much goes in to each shoot. As a quick example… Enquiry/booking time, shoot time, editing time, camera equipment, lighting equipment, computer equipment, software, location fees, data storage, travel costs, rent, bills, website, tax, insurance, education, experience etc.
Do you retouch images not taken by AT Glamour London?