I designed this experience with the 'sweet sixteens' in mind but this is such a lovely experience it can work well for a younger and slightly older age group too. Today we are inundated with thousands of filtered phone images on social media where many young people feel under constant pressure to look a certain way. This warped view of beauty is impossible to maintain and is totally unrealistic. What I offer you is a beautiful and enjoyable experience where you can be yourself. I encourage you to simply love yourself and embrace who you truly are at this special time in your life. As your photographer, my goal is to show you just how beautiful you are, through imagery that celebrates your unique style and personality. I take your photographs at my favourite choice of location depending on the time of year. So whether you prefer simple and timeless or creative and whimsical, I'll be sure to design something unique for you. You will receive the celebrity treatment, including hair, makeup and personal styling. Your session day will be all about you. I'll work closely with you, every step of the way.
FAQ for The Teen Photo Experience
Do you have a studio? Where will my session be? Do you find locations or do I? How many locations will be included?
Yes, I have use of a lovely space at Onyx Studio in Chorley, Lancashire. All makeup and hair sessions are done either at Onyx Studio or at my home-based makeup studio. If hair and makeup are not booked I will meet you either at Onyx Studio or at the designated location. A location and address will be sent to you before your shoot. Some of my shoots are done on-location. I take the pressure off you and find locations for your session. Although locations are important lighting is essential for beautiful portraits. There will be a different location depending on the season.
Is the session fee the same for a small child?
For young children where no makeup is required, the session fee is £95.
Do your sessions include makeup? I don’t wear makeup, do you require it to book a session with you?
My teen photo experiences include makeup and hair styling. My biggest compliment over the years would be that my re-touched images are not over edited. I owe that to professional, camera-ready makeup. If you don’t wear makeup, no worries our barely-there look will be perfect for you, it’s light and sheer but does a great job evening out skin tones and blemishes. You may be amazing at applying makeup, however camera makeup is different than your everyday look. A full understanding of the right camera-ready products and application is essential for beautiful straight out of camera results.
I want to organise my own hair and makeup, will you discount this off my session fee?
If you choose to do your own hair and makeup the session fee is £95. Please ensure your makeup artist knows how to apply camera-ready makeup. Please no fake-tan, heavy contouring or high shine products.
When should I book my session? Do you require a deposit to book a session?
I book out several months ahead, with June, July and August being favourable months. I recommend booking your session as much in advance as possible. Yes I do require payment in advance in order to secure a date. For The Teen Photo Experience £150 is payable at the time of booking. In the event you need to cancel you must give me 48 hours notice to be eligible for a refund.
What time of the day do you shoot? Do you shoot on weekdays or weekends?
I love evening light and schedule 2-3 hours prior to sunset. I am pretty flexible with the days I shoot and your session can be organised easily in advance.
All the clients on your website look like models, I’m not a model can I still book a session with you?
Yes you can! I work with real clients often with no modelling experience. I love making my clients look and feel like they just walked off the cover of a magazine.
How many outfits do I bring? Will there be help with styling? Do you have a style-wardrobe?
You know what looks you want but not sure how to achieve it. No worries I am here to help. Once your session is booked you will receive a questionnaire which allows me to get to know you better. That will be followed by a style board and our what to wear guide along with links to my favourite online shops. Yes I have a small style-closet. I am more than happy to pull pieces we have to complete your looks.
I love your creative portraits but not very creative myself, can I still have a creative session?
I love getting creative and bringing your vision to life. Just let me know your ideas and I will take it from there. If you like butterflies or owls (extra charge - please ask for a quote) or if you have a pet you would like to include please let me know.
Can I repost or share my images on social media?
Absolutely. I want you to share your experience and images with your friends and family. All I ask is that you tag me in your post.
Is a parent allowed at my session?
Absolutely. This is an important day for you and we want anyone special to experience it with you.
When will I get to see my images?
My teens get to see their images throughout their entire session on the back of the camera. At the end of your session you get 10 minutes on the clock to quickly star your favourites. I know it sounds terrifying to have to cut out images in 10 minutes. Trust me it’s not as hard as you think and nothing gets deleted.
My session is over, what’s the next step.
We will schedule a reveal appointment where I will show you a gallery and your edited photos in small proof prints. You have the option of purchasing prints or stunning wall art collections. You receive every product image you order in digital format too. There is no hard-sell or obligation to buy. It's entirely up to you.
How long does it take to get my products? Will they be shipped to us or do we pick them up?
Products typically take 4 weeks. I love to inspect all my products to make sure they meet my expectations before I hand them over to you. Once all your products are in you will be notified and a pick-up time can be scheduled.