Do you just take business headshots? Definitely not. As both a portrait and lifestyle photographer I can create custom photos for your blog, website or LinkedIn profile – these days commonly referred to as branding photos. You can also check out my family portrait website at http://family.fimimsphotography.com.au/
I would love images for my business but I feel nervous about having my photo taken. Don’t worry! You’re not alone. Pretty much everyone I photograph tells me they feel awkward in front of the camera when they book. And it’s completely natural to feel nervous. The people I photograph are not models and don’t know how to pose – I will work with you on the session to make sure you feel relaxed and look natural. We will create images that are authentic and reflect the REAL you!
I am just starting out and don’t know what I need. That’s okay! I photograph people at every stage of their business and many of them are unsure about what they need. Once booked you will receive my pre-session questionnaire which will help you work this out, along with guidance from me to make sure we get images that are right for you. I can also help you make decisions around things such as location, outfit choices and props.
How far in advance should I book you? I always recommend that you book me at least 1-2 months in advance of when you think you’ll need your new photos, just to avoid disappointment. Of course, if you’ve got a rush deadline, please feel free to email me so I can see if there’s a way to squeeze you into my schedule.
What do I need to bring to my photo shoot? All you really need to bring is your outfits, accessories, and of course, your lovely self! While I generally recommend you bring at least 3 outfits to your photo shoot, the more choices you have, the better! However, don’t worry – we’ll discuss all of this in detail before your shoot.
How long will my photo shoot take? It all depends on what package you choose. I offer 30 minute headshot sessions up to full day branding sessions. You can view the different options on my investment page.
Do I bring my own outfits to the shoot? Yes, you’re responsible for bringing your own outfits to your photo shoot. But I can offer all the feedback, guidance and support you need, because I know just how stressful it can be to figure out what to wear (and what not to wear). Many of my clients also work with personal stylists prior to their session with fantastic results, and I can send you those I highly recommend if you would like additional help.
Do you cover makeup and hairstyling? Absolutely! Whilst some clients prefer to arrange their own hair and makeup, I also have a number of wonderful go-to makeup artists and hairstylists that I can arrange to take total care of you the day of your photo shoot. There is an additional charge for this on most sessions so let me know if you’re interested.
How many “looks” or wardrobe changes do I get? You’re guaranteed at least two looks during headshot sessions, more for a branding shoot. I don’t put a limit on the number of outfit changes you have, it will really come down to how much time we have. My aim is to give you as much variety as possible during your shoot.
Can I have my pictures taken outdoors? Absolutely! I offer sessions both in my studio in St Kilda OR on location. In fact many of my clients book sessions that include both. Whether you decide you would like your photos taken in the studio, at a cafe, the beach or your home, my goal is always to give you portraits that represent your brand authentically.
How many images do I get? The number of images you get varies with each package, and all these details can be found on my investment page. But don’t worry, you’re not limited to this number for each session. I understand that sometimes it can be hard to choose so for all sessions it’s possible to purchase additional images.
What’s your cancellation policy? I take a non-refundable deposit in advance. I’m happy to reschedule photo shoots if I have at least 48-hour notice.
How do I pay for my photo session? You pay a deposit to secure your date and session time; the remaining balance is due by the date of your session. I accept credit card, transfers or paypal.
How soon after the shoot do I get my online proofs? It sometimes depends on my schedule at the time, but I aim to get proof galleries for headshot sessions turned around in under a week, and branding sessions in under two weeks.
How soon after the shoot do I get my final, retouched proofs? Again it depends on my schedule and workload at the time, and how many images you order, but I aim to turn around your final, retouched images in under a week for headshot sessions, and under two weeks for branding sessions.
Will you travel? Absolutely – I love to travel for photos sessions! If you’re interested in working together in another city shoot me a message and we can discuss the endless possibilities.
Melbourne personal branding & headshot photographer Fi Mims can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0407 366 801 to answer questions.