What are Soulshots?
I want to shine in my headshots! But how?
How do I prep for a photoshoot?
What is the difference between a Soul Session & Soulshots?
What's the Turn Around Time for receiving photos?
How far in advance do you book?
Can I gift a session to special someone?
What's a Light Edit vs Detailed Edit
What is your Policy for cancellations or rebooking?
Whats is my USAGE RIGHTS for the photos taken in our shoot?
Headshots that let your SOUL SHINE!
Okay let’s be real, headshots come with so much baggage and rules!
This creates blocks - physical, emotional, and mental blocks leading up to and during a shoot.
Rules restricting your body, your wardrobe, or any creative expression - throw them out the window. Set yourself free. And gain connected, authentic moments and usable "headshots" of yourself... but more importantly, of your SOUL!
In one word - OWNERSHIP. Take ownership and feel the power, joy, and freedom that comes with that.
It is important to do your homework. Figure out how YOU want to look, feel, and express yourself through this medium.
Take advise from others in your industry, but always filter it through your own body. Take what serves you and throw away what doesn't!
How do we do this? One way is asking yourself...is this limiting to me or empowering?
Your body and gut will guide you!
5 quick things you can do to Prep!
1. Gather Inspo Photos
2. Have fun with your wardrobe choices
3. Practice your hair and makeup OR hire a MUA whom you love their work.
4. Read over my Tips & Tricks section and watch my informative videos!
5. Don't limit yourself ;)
A Soul Session is a whole session dedicated to self expression. Often held in Mother Nature, this session is a lush EXPERIENCE, indulging in creativity and FREEDOM.
"Soulshots", are bringing this aspect of freedom into, what is typically known as, "Headshots". Soulshots are "Headshots," but without the baggage ;)
During the busy time of year, it may take about 2 weeks to receive your Gallery of photos from your session.
Once you request your edits, edits may take up to 2 weeks to receive.
Quality is not sacrificed for time and quailty takes the time it takes. So please plan ahead if you are wanting photos for a deadline.
I am typically booked 1 month in advance. During the busy times of the year I may be booked 2 months in advance.
Best advice is to plan ahead and book your session in advance to guarantee your spot for when you need it.
A cancellation list is available for those hoping to book sooner than what may be available at the time of interest.
Absolutely yes! Gift cards with the type of session you are gifting will be emailed to you, along with a description of the type of session being gifted!
Please see edit definitions below.
A 50% deposit at the time of booking is required to secure your spot; there are no transfers/refunds on $200 or 50% deposit (which ever is less) for a rescheduling; 50% deposit is non refundable for a cancellation. Remainder of payment is due 7 days prior to shoot date. If you cancel/reschedule 7 days or less, 50% of the total price is non-refundable/transferable. Notice given 48 hours or less, prior to the booking time, the Customer is liable for the full value of the booking.
Policy applies to all cancellations/rescheduling reasons. By sending your deposit, you are agreeing to these terms, should something unexpected come up, including covid related situations. If sick and contagious you are expected to reschedule.
In order to run my business smoothly with the full heart and attention I give every client, I do require a certain commitment back (like many businesses - workshops, going on an airplane, weddings, etc.). Dates for headshots are limited and the organization that goes into them requires planning and scheduling ahead, especially as I move into shooting abroad and will have specific dates for specific cities/countries. Thank you and looking forward to working with you.
Photographers charge for sessions based on “End Use”. Soulshots / Soul Sessions and edit prices enable the client/actor/artist to use the shots for self-promotion and personal use only (ex: Instagram, website, LinkedIn, prints for auditioning, business cards, a look-book).
ALL OTHER RIGHTS MUST BE NEGOTIATED (examples of such but not limited to photographs being used on/in: merchandise, book/novel, poster, film/tv, magazine spread, commercial use, use for sale, etc).
Broad stroke corrections - colour, tone, pop - some photos may still be over or under exposed. Typically done to a large chunk of photos before sending off the client's Gallery, which is used for making edit requests.
These are not for sale. They are unfinished products.
Individual photo corrections are done here; perfecting colour and tone further, along with with adjusting exposure and cropping to each individual photo.
No fine detail work is done here (like stray hairs, skin imperfections, etc).
Perfect for social media content and more.
These are high grade Industry Standard Headshot Edits. Even further colour/tone/exposure perfecting is done here, with one individual photo being worked on at a time.
This slower process focuses on everything, including fine detailed work like skin imperfections, under eyes and eye area, hair, clothing, etc. All this, while still appearing as if no retouching has been done for a perfect, flawless finish.