FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
In the lead up to your shoot Claire will discuss any ideas you may have for the shoot and the style of images you are looking for. If you have any photos as inspiration of what you would like let Claire know so she can help you achieve these.
If you are under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The studio we use has a sofa located in the studio for parents/guardians to sit and watch.
If you have booked a studio session when you arrive, Claire will look at the outfit(s) and costume(s) choices you have brought and discuss what will work best and is appropriate for the style of images you are after.
The Studio has a changing area, with large mirrors and rails to hang your items. This changing area is for you, so no member of staff will come in unless asked.
Once you are ready you will come into the studio, where Claire will ask you to warm up, once done we will begin creating some awesome images. As we work through the session Claire will show you the images to make sure you are 100% happy with them. If you think you can improve on them Claire will retake the image until you are satisfied.
As we move through the session we will change the background (if you wish) and work through the outfit(s)/costume(s) you have brought. Just remember the quicker you are between changes the more time we have to shoot!
If you have booked a location session, as with our studio sessions a communication will take place before to discuss any ideas you may and the style of images you are wishing to achieve. Depending on the location of the shoot, we may be limited to where we are able to make outfit changes. Therefore Claire will discuss your outfit choices before the day of the shoot.
WHAT DO I BRING?
This is all depends on the style of images you are looking to achieve. Claire has shot a variety of styles of Dance, many in practice wear, leotards and costumes. Any outfits brought need to be age appropriate. Claire will make suggestions if she feels the outfit is not right for the style you are looking to achieve.
If you would also like to incorporate props into your shots, please feel free to bring anything you have with you to the shoot. The studio that Claire uses, has limited props available.
DO I WEAR MAKEUP?
This is your choice. Depends on the style of image you are looking to achieve. I've now taken many photos of different styles of dance and some what to recreate the look they have at a competition or on stage. If you do plan to wear make up, apply it a little heavier than you would do normally.
WHEN WILL MY IMAGES BE READY?
Within a week of the shoot you will be presented with an online gallery of unedited images from the shoot. There will be an example of an edited image so you can see the style (but you can also see my style from looking at my portfolio). You select the images you would like as either part of your package or as additional ones you wish to purchase. Drop Claire a message with your selection. Claire will then send you an invoice if you are purchasing additional images. This invoice needs to be paid before the images are delivered to you.
Images will be around 4-6 weeks from the date of payment.
HOW MUCH ARE ADDITIONAL IMAGES?
Additional images can be purchased at £5 per image. Discounts are available for images purchased in multiples of ten. Contact Claire to discuss.
DO YOU GIVE UNEDITED IMAGES?
Absolutely not. I would never give a half finished product and that does not fully represent my work. There are a lot of hours that go into my work from taking the photo to the final edit.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Send a message via Contact and Claire will discuss with you a Date and Time that works well for you and her availability. As Claire hires a studio she also needs to check the studios availability, which is why you cannot book through the website.
WHEN DO I PAY?
Once an agreement has been made on the date and time, Claire sends an invoice over with the payment details. Claire gives you 7 days in which to pay this invoice, after which point the date/time may no longer be available.
As Claire hires a Studio, she can not guarantee that if you delay payment that the date and time agreed will be available. If you are interested in booking it is advised to make payment as soon as you can.
The full package payment is required to secure the booking. This is a non refundable booking fee.
AM I ABLE TO MOVE MY BOOKED SESSION?
Sadly the answer is most cases will be no and you will lose the booking fee (which is the package amount). However Claire tries to be as helpful as she can and understand that sometimes thing happen that are out of people's control. If enough notice is given and she is able to fill your session with another paying customer, she will move your session to another date that is within 60 days of the previously agreed date. As stated in the Terms and Conditions there is no obligation to do this and it is done as a good will gesture.
DO YOU OFFER PRINTS AND ALBUMS?
Yes prints and albums are available. Contact Claire for more information and prices.
If you have any other questions please drop Claire a message.