FAQs

Photoshoot Information

I'm not photogenic and don't know how to pose


Believe me, the 'I'm not photogenic' issue is the most commonly asked question. The majority of people feel they're not good in front of the camera or equally, don't feel confident to strike a pose and look natural. If that sounds like you, please let me dispel those fears straight away. Part of my role as a professional photographer is to guide you through your photoshoot, step by step, in order to create the most stylish and beautiful photographs you have ever seen of yourself. I know how to fromulate the best lighting, angles and lines that will flatter you. Put your trust in me, this won't be like any other session you have had before. Visit testimonials to see what other clients have said about their photoshoot experience with me.




What will I wear?


Styling is one of the things we discuss at your consultation. For ladies, it's also a good idea to bring along black, white or neutral underwear; a strapless bra if possible to avoid marks. Bring your favourite outfits or borrow from friends and family. You can also hire gowns (please contact me for recommendations). I have created a useful style and skin prep guide to help you and have a few assessories and pieces I can pull from my styling wardrobe too.




Can I be photographed with anyone else?


Yes absolutely! I encourage you to bring a friend, your daughter or your mum to the photoshoot. It will be a wonderful experience for you to share. At the end of the shoot your family is welcome to join you for more photographs. There is an additional fee if there are more than five family members.




Do you photograph men?


Yes I do! I photograph fathers, sons, partners, male friends, actors, models and entrapeneurs. Everyone deserves great portraits of themselves.




How do I contact you?


Please head over to my contact page Email: alimcmath1@gmail.com Mobile: 07584 132397




How much does it cost?


A photoshoot costs between £95-£250 depending on what's included. Please see the menu for more details. The fee covers the cost of planning and preparation, shoot time, editing time, makeup and hairstyling and a personal viewing and ordering appointment. No products are included in the photoshoot fee unless otherwise stated. You have the option to purchase your favourite photographs i.e prints, wall art and albums at your viewing appointment. Prints start at £125. Your viewing appointment is approximately two weeks after your photoshoot. Of course, I want you to absolutely fall in love with all your images, but there's no hard sell or minimum purchase. It's entirely up to you. Just buy what you love!




Do you offer makeup and hairstyling?


Yes I do! I work with a team of pro makeup artists who know exactly how to make you look camera-ready. It's £70 and I can't recommend it highly enough. It takes the stress and worry out of having to do it yourself, giving you more time to enjoy the photoshoot experience. Hair and makeup is included in some sessions so please check the menu for more details.









Pricing

How much does it cost and what's included?


Your portrait photoshoot is £250 and covers the planning and preparation, photoshoot time, signature editing and a personal viewing and ordering appointment. Two weeks after your session you will come to a viewing and ordering appointment where you will see your edited photographs. You also eceive a £200 credit towards any of my collections. I want you to absolutely love your portraits but there is no minimum purchase, hard-sell or obligation to buy.




I just want to buy the digital images.


Generally I only offer digital images for businesses. However, if you prefer to buy the digital images rather than prints, prices start at £125 per image. The same price as my prints (which include the matching web-ready digital). The price you pay is for the work that goes into creating and producing a high-end image. More detailed information about my pricing can be found here.




Do you provide a contact to read and sign?


Yes, at the time of ordering and paying for products you are required to read and sign a contract. Commercial, personal branding and headshot photography requires a signed contract too.




How do I contact you?


Please head over to my contact page Email: info@alisonmcmath.co.uk Mobile: 07584 132397





Other

Who owns the images and copyright?


Alison McMath Photography owns the copyright of all images and reserves the right to use in advertising, display, competition, publication, trade or vendor recognition. Your name and personal information will never be revealed or shared. Digital files and previews remain the sole property of Alison McMath Photography.




Do you have a blog?


Yes you can find it here.




How do I contact you?


Please head over to my contact page Email: info@alisonmcmath.co.uk Mobile: 07584 132397





Businesses

Are there any additional fees?


I pride myself on being totally transparent with my pricing and am happy to discuss this with you when you make an enquiry. My personal branding price guide including all additional fees can be found here.




What images are best for my website?


We will have a coaching call before your photoshoot and go over everything. We will discuss how you want to be seen in your imagery. We will talk about styling, the little details and locations too. When you make your enquiry I will send you a questionnaire and a styling guide.




Why do I need photos of myself?


As a business owner or entrepeneur it's more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. In these fast moving times of social media, first impressions really do count. I create eye-catching commercial headshots and imagery for all online platforms. Take the first step and contact me to discuss how I can help you.




I don't know how to pose and feel nervous about having my photograph taken.


It's my job to pose you. I will give you expert guidance so you will look great. You are the best representation of your brand so I just need you to be yourself. Once you have had your hair and makeup done you will be surprised how incredible you look and feel. I guarentee you will feel more comfortable and confident after the first 10 minutes of shooting. You will be ready and we'll have lots of fun.




I haven't got time for new headshots.


I understand that time is precious and that's why your photoshoot will be fully prepped and ready to go the minute you arrive. Having engaging headshots will enable your customers to better connect with you and it will only take 30 minutes. Once you experience it you will more than likely want to take your branding a step further. Fresh new imagery for your website and social media platforms is going to save you so much time in the long run. Please check out my personal branding package options. I will ensure your images are web-ready and unique to you and your brand. No more scrolling through stock images to find the right fit.




How do I contact you?


Please head over to my contact page Email: info@alisonmcmath.co.uk Mobile: 07584 132397




Do you offer makeup and hairstyling?


Yes I do! I work with a pro makeup artist who knows exactly how to make you look camera-ready. It's £90 and I can't recommend it highly enough. It takes the stress and worry out of having to do it yourself, giving you more time to enjoy the photoshoot experience. You can book your makeup and hairstyling here.




How much is personal branding?


I offer three pricing options. More details can be found on my Personal Branding page or you can download my price list here.





Teen Photoshoot

Can I bring a parent/guardian to my photoshoot?


Yes definitely! Your photoshoot will be on location so you will need someone to drive you. I will meet you at the designated location which will be arranged prior to your photoshoot.




Can I be photographed with a friend?


Yes, you can be photographed with up to five friends.




Are you DBS checked?


Yes I have a DBS certificate. If you would like to see it please make an enquiry via my contact form.