The portfolio photography experience
Lifestyle portfolio photography
A lifestyle portfolio shoot is for bloggers and influencers. If you want to make a big impression online, you need fashion magazine style photos that show who you are and what you’re about. You need a photographer with posing and direction experience.
That’s where I come in. For years I’ve specialised in photographing women who are not used to be photographed, making them look poised, confident and gorgeous.
Model portfolio photography
A model photography shoot is for anyone who wants the model experience, for models who want to update an old portfolio or for aspiring models who want to build a modelling portfolio.
Who says you have to be a model to experience what it is like? I get booked by many parents whose teenage daughters would love to feel like a model for a day, even though they don’t intend on becoming a model. A model photography shoot is the ultimate makeover photo shoot for teens.
If you are thinking about modelling and want to learn posing and gain experience in front of the camera, a model portfolio photo shoot is ideal. We’ll have fun, have a laugh and a chat and we’ll create gorgeous images at the same time.
For models who want to be taken seriously and get the work, it is essential you have a professional portfolio showing your modelling skills and versatility. Your modelling portfolio must contain images depicting the type of modelling work you want to do. When you book me we’ll have a chat about the look you want to project and I’ll design a photo shoot specifically to suit you.
A beginner model needs 5 – 12 stand out images to start a portfolio. A professional, working model is expected to have 20 – 25 stand out images in their portfolio. Quality is more important than quantity and variety is essential.
I shoot lifestyle portfolios and model portfolios in all sorts of amazing locations in the UK and abroad.
How does a lifestyle portfolio or model portfolio photo shoot work?
Your portfolio photo shoot will be designed around your style and the look you want to project. Here’s what you get with your photography experience:
- Initial styling consultation to plan your shoot – the look you want, what you’ll wear and the locations we’ll use.
- Hints and tips sent to you to help you prepare and make the most of your lifestyle or model portfolio shoot.
- A fun photo shoot designed to show you at your best and make you feel like a million dollar model.
- Three outfit changes and a selection of locations.
- As much or as little posing guidance as you want.
- Meticulous post production editing of images with a small amount of “digital polishing” to remove any blemishes if needed.
- An awesome modelling experience!
What does your ideal portfolio photo shoot look like?
LIFESTYLE & MODEL PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?
Although I concentrate mainly on Brighton and London, I’ll travel anywhere in the UK or abroad. I’ve been booked for shoots in Europe and South Africa. If you would like your model or lifestyle portfolio photography to take place out of the UK… great! Let’s chat.
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE?
Payment is due on booking, or get I can set up a payment plan for you. Not one to stand in the way of receiving payment, I’ve made it as easy as possible for you to pay safely online by credit or debit card. You can use the magic “Buy Now” button to just go for it, or if you prefer to chat first, I can send you an invoice with a similar magic button to book after our chat.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR. CAN YOU ADVISE?
Yes, absolutely! When we have your initial planning chat on the phone, we’ll discuss the vibe you want for your shoot and what to wear. I’ll then send you a summary of our planning chat, including wardrobe, hair and makeup advice. I’ll also send you a link to a Pinterest mood board that I will create for your shoot.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Well, this is the UK, so it is possible. When you make your booking, we’ll also hold a day in reserve just in case the weather is too bad for shooting. We’ll confirm the day before if it looks iffy.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE. CAN YOU HELP?
Photographing women is my speciality and posing is my strong point, so don’t you worry about that at all. I specialise in posing that looks natural, but works for your body shape to show you at your best. You’ll pick up a few great tips during your shoot and by the end you’ll be posing like a natural.
HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN SEE THE IMAGES?
I will upload your online gallery a week after your shoot.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?
To secure the date you want and for us to have time to plan your shoot and for you then to prepare for it, I suggest booking at least 1 month in advance.
DO I NEED A MANICURE?
In a word – yes. Hands are very important in photos and feature a lot more than you realise, so you definitely want your nails to look good.
CAN I GET MY HAIR AND MAKEUP DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL?
Absolutely! It is included in the package price. I have a number of lovely, freelance professional hair and makeup artists that I use and will make the booking for you. They work wonders at taming locks, contouring, evening skin tone, making eyes stand out and giving an all round gorgeous glow. It’s a great pamper session and will make you feel more confident, which shines through in photos.
SHOULD I GET A SPRAY TAN?
If you feel naked without a spray tan, then go for it, but make sure it is at least 3 days ahead of your shoot.
WHAT IF I'M ILL ON THE DAY OF THE SHOOT?
Life happens. You wouldn’t be at your photographic best if you’re not well, so we will reschedule for another day.
WHERE CAN I USE THE PHOTOS?
Everywhere! You will receive high resolution printable images, as well as images ideally sized for the various social media platforms, your website and newsletter. I take care of the sizing, so you can just get on with covering the internet with your awesomeness!