I have a very limited amount of availability for shoots sadly. I am most likely to be available during the weekends. I tend to be quite booked up and I might have to arrange shoots up to a month in advance. If you are local, or can be available at short notice please let me know as this can make things much easier.
I do not charge for my shoots but only work with people who I feel would be of benefit to my portfolio.
How I shoot
I shoot in short burst with plenty of time for a cup of tea in between sections. I do not like to give a huge amount of direction as this can lead to unnatural posture in inexperienced models and is generally not needed with experienced models. Instead I will work the shoot out together with the model as we go along.
What you get
I will only release edited images from the shoot and the shots selected for editing will be at my discretion. The images edited will the be the ‘best-of’ the images from the shoot. The number of images released depends on how well the shoot goes and the number of different looks / outfits / locations we try. This can be as few as 3-4 images but will often be more.
Images will be emailed to you upon completion. The images will be high-resolution JPEG format, but not full-resolution. Full-resolution images are very large and only really needed for printing. If you wish to print the images or have them printed in a publication please contact me and I will arrange for full-resolution images to be sent.
Why so few images
The editing process is partly one of refinement, reducing the images down to the very best from the shoot. In any given shoot, even under the best of circumstances there are a large number of images that are bad. These will be the result of blinking, an incomplete or bad pose, lighting issues or a million other things. This is all very normal and those images are quickly discarded. Of the remaining images there are a large number which are very similar. Once the similar images are grouped up the best of those images are selected for editing.
How you can use my images
Released images can be used for personal use and self promotion only. Released images must not be edited, or form part of a derivative work. Released images should retain any watermark or copyright information and should be additionally credited where appropriate. Full copyright is retained.
Before the shoot
I like to talk to models before the shoot, mostly to address any questions they might have, but also to help us get to know each other a little bit before the shoot. I will likely pass on my contact number so we can chat on the phone. If you are local to Welwyn Garden City or London I am happy to meet for a coffee before the shoot.
I will likely ask you about the 'modeling levels' you are comfortable shooting, and if you are interested in any form of lingerie or nude work. This is to make sure that these questions don’t get asked during the shoot when it might be seen as pushy. For the same reason modeling levels will not be discussed during the shoot unless you wish to discuss them.
What to bring
Proof of age is very important.
I will require you to bring some form of identification that proves how old you are. I may refuse to shoot with you if this is not available.
Bring your tunes!
Will usually have some speakers set up and you are welcome to plug in your MP3 player. Alternatively I have and iPad running with Spotify so we should be able to find some music you like.
Bring anything that makes you feel good about yourself and gives you confidence. Confidence is crucial, and if you have an outfit you know you can rock then bring it with you. Bring that crazy / random / strange thing you have. I don't care if its a gas mask, a tutu or a bunny suit if you have something strange and unusual in your wardrobe bring that! Now is a great time to grab that one outfit you bought because you loved it but have no idea when you might ever wear it. Bring great lingerie / underwear matching sets if you have them and all the accessories. Even if your not showing them off in the images it can often help to boost confidence and put you in the right frame of mind.
Earrings necklaces hats anything that might complement your outfits and add texture to the image. Similarly great shoes and boots are crucial.
Hair make up / MUAs / Stylists.
In general I do not work with MUAs (Make-up artists) or stylists and there is no creative team. Models will be responsible for there own hair and make-up during the shoot unless previously agreed. I am not against working with a creative team however and if you have someone who would be interested in working on a collaboration please let me know.
'Modeling levels' are always entirely at your discretion and you can change your mind at any time. There is never a requirement to shoot nude or in lingerie during my shoots. If you are shooting nude or lingerie please avoid wearing tight clothing before the shoot as this can leave marks. It can be a good idea to bring a dressing gown for in between shooting.
Not sure if you want to try nude or lingerie?
If you are not sure if you are comfortable shooting nude or lingerie, but want to give it a go let me know. I only shoot for fun and am happy to shoot in this style and delete the images afterwards if you are not comfortable. Afterwards can be straight after the shoot or weeks later. I would never want images that models I work with were not comfortable with. Please be aware that many photographers would not take this approach so always check with them before hand, and check there reputations
Tattoos and body modification
I love ink, so really happy to show it off. If you have any tattoos that's fantastic. Please let me know where they are and let me know if you would like to make a feature of them during the shoot.
I love body modifications so if you have piercings or other body modifications please do leave them in!
Scars / birthmarks and other body quirks
Life can often leave us a little battered and scarred but its no reason to stop it letting us shoot. I have worked with a number of models who have significant scars and marks and these can be discretely removed during the editing process. Just let me know where they are, and if you would like them removed from your images.
Location / Studio
I tend to shoot in very normal locations often around my home. I am happy to shoot on location as the need arises although I'm not a big fan of "studio shoots", I have done the odd studio shoot in the past I have a full studio set up at home and there are facilities for private changing.
Time and Duration
The duration of the shoot is entirely up to you, we can shoot for a few hours or all day. In general it is a lot better to start as early as possible as the more time we have the more we can do. Most of my shoots start at around 10am and last for about 5-7 hours with lunch and lots of tea breaks in-between.
If you think that you might be late its not a problem, just please call me and let me know. back to top
I understand that sometimes things don't always go ask planned. If you need to cancel the shoot for any reason please just let me know with as much warning as possible. If you need to cancel on the day for whatever reason I will be happy as long as you let me know.
If we have arranged a shoot and you are unable to cancel, either before or on the day, please let me know why as soon as you are able. If you do not cancel and do not show up without giving a reason I will not arrange further shoots with you.
Welwyn Garden City is located just north of London and is and is accessible via the A1(m) junctions 4 (Northbound) and 6 (southbound). It's just 25min direct from London Kings Cross by train. If you are traveling by train I would be happy to meet you at the station, or pay your cab fair from the station. You can find and check train times at the national rail service website.