In a pre consultation we will talk about how you want to be photographed, and everything you need to know and do for a successful shoot, including what to bring with you and how to prepare. You will receive a welcome package including a styling and preparation guide and the product menu.
The planning & designing session during your pre-session meet and greet will give us the opportunity to gather ideas on how you envision yourself being photographed. We will discuss what you would like to wear, whether it be me advising you on what to bring in your exsiting wardrobe, where you can hire or buy dresses, and what styles to go for. Digging deeper, we will discover what resonates with you - soft and ethereal, bold and confident, or something sexy! Pre-session consultations are required to book any session in the studio. We ask that you do not bring guests or children to your consultation so that we stay focused on YOU. Consultation last about 1 hour, depending on how chatty we get, and are typically scheduled on Tuesday & Thursday mornings.
Post Consultation: gathering necessities. After we have gathered initial ideas for your shoot, its now time to begin mapping and designing the perfect poses and character of your session. Now is the time to consider purchasing your own garments to make your photographs extra special. Consider borrowing gowns from family and friends, or using Chic-by-choice, Asos, GirlMeetsDress, to buy or hire the dress of your dreams.
What to expect and how to plan you day with Kirsty Corbett Photography
Hair & Makeup: Your day will begin with professional hair and makeup starting at 10:00am. Please arrive to the studio on time. If you are more than 15 minutes late we will reschedule your session for another day. Hair & Makeup will take place as you enjoy a cocktail and snacks, and lasts about 2 hours.
Food & Beverages: During the day, you can enjoy, wine, soft drinks, sparkling water or regular water. We also provide light snacks for you to munch on through out the afternoon. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know so that we can provide you with items you will enjoy!
Shooting: Around 11:30am - 12:00pm we will begin photographing your first look. I will photograph each look for about 15-20 minutes ensuring that we have captured multiple poses and expression in each individual look.
The in studio portrait session fee is £160, it includes hair and make up service and your portrait session. On location portrait session is £160, optional hair and makeup service is an additional £60. Your hair and makeup takes about 1/2 hours and your photo session is 2 hours with a variety of wardrobe changes and different backgrounds and sets.
What to expect: The posing and positions might feel awkward and uncomfortable. my goal is to elongate your body and contour your shape with your arms and legs to create a longer, leaner shape with a lot of body language. While you may feel uncomfortable, I will be directing you through a number of poses and talking you through each step of the process from your feet to your eye lashes. I ensure every hair is perfectly placed, hands are elegant and your eyes are showing the light inside you! Be prepared for a physical challenge, but trust that you are in the most capable hands! I promise that you will look natural and relaxed even though the posing will feel opposite!
After your session I will retouch and prepare your images ready to view within a couple of weeks. Your viewing session will give you the opportunity to return to the studio to see your beautiful photographs, at this time, you will be able to purchase your images.
There will be 25-30 signature retouched portraits for you to choose from. At that time you will decide on what you want to purchase. Please allow one hour for this appointment. With every product, package and print that you purchase you will also get the digital file for that product. What you purchase is entirely up to you. If you don't like your portraits you don't have to buy them. My job is to take beautiful photographs of you that you LOVE and can't live without!