What kind of photo sessions do you do?
I specialise in all kinds of female portraiture including fashion, beauty, bridal, boudoir, pin-up, burlesque, fetish and fine art nude. I will work with you on a bespoke idea for your session.
I’ve never done this before and feel nervous and don’t photograph well. Help!
Firstly, it’s totally okay to be nervous. Doing a boudoir or photo session is a bold and you are stepping out of your comfort zone. I work with women of all shapes, sizes and ages and many women tell me they don’t photograph well and look absolutely STUNNING in front of the camera. I will talk through all aspects of your shoot and styling with you before hand. We can email, phone or video call. On the day of the shoot I will pose you from head to toe.
I want to do a session but I don’t look like the models on your website.
Most of the women are all “normal” every day women like you and I. 90% of my photos will never see the light of day as my clients privacy is important to me and my online portfolio is what my clients allow me to share. Mostly models and performers are happier for me to share images more than my private clients.
Will I get digital images with my package?
Yes, all of my packages include digital images with al packages. The number depends on the package that you choose. I also offer a la carte options where you can create a bespoke package.
Will you post my photos online?
You will get a private password protected gallery of your final images. I will not use any images on my blog and website unless you give me permission on your model release form. You can choose to give me permission for fashion/portrait images, anonymous shots (where you cant be recognised), lingerie, implied or nude images. Most people choose to keep their images private or allow me to use anonymous shots – this is 100% okay with me. They are your images 🙂
How and when do I book you?
Please send me a email with details of when and where you are looking to shoot. I will send full package information. In most cases I am booked 2-3 months in advance but I do have slots for last minute shoots also. A 50% deposit is required to secure your date.
Where are you based?
I am based in Edinburgh, in Scotland but I often travel across the UK and Europe. I am available worldwide. Please contact me for destination rates and info.
Do you have a studio?
I don’t have my own studio but have access to hire a studio in Leith and Central Edinburgh with private changing area. I also often shoot in my home. Many clients choose to book a hotel room, air b&b or apartment for the session. My lighting equipment is discreet and portable.
Can I do my own hair and make up?
Professional hair and make up is included in all packages and your make up artist will have know the right products to flatter for the lighting conditions for you shoot. You are welcome to do your own should you wish.
How long is my session?
Most sessions include 1 or 2 hours photoshoot time with an hour and a half for air and make up.
Who will be around during my session?
I am a female photographer and it will me you, me and your hair and make-up artist on set.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely, I don’t allow partners during the session but you can bring a friend to help support you on the day. I am also able to offer special rates if your friend wants to do a shoot as well and I can offer group packages for hen parties. I allow no children or under 18s on set.
What should I wear?
That depends on the type of shoot you want to do. We will chat through what you are looking for from your shoot and I can offer expert wardrobe advice. I previously worked in a lingerie shop and have experience in bra fitting so am able to give expert advice on lingerie. I also have a slight obsession!! I am able to provide some wardrobe styling as an extra and I have burlesque props and costumes, corsets, vintage clothing and lingerie, latex and much, much more!
What kind of retouching and enhancements do you do to my images?
Each image will receive professional retouching including removal of blemishes, acne, cellulite, stretch marks and curve reducing/enhancing. I want you to look like you on your best day and retouch to a natural level. Some of my clients choose to be retouch free! Prior to booking you can let me know your preferences.
How long will it take to get my images, prints and albums?
My turnaround time will depend on my shooting schedule and is within 5-7 weeks but is often much quicker. Prints will take approximately 1 week from ordering and bespoke albums take between 4-8 weeks from ordering. If you need images or products quickly please let me know – rush services are available for an additional charge.
Do you shoot maternity, babies, families, or weddings?
Absolutely, I have a dedicated wedding photography website and also do family portraiture.