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Studio Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you an all-female team?

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We absolutely are.
Very rarely, Johanna’s hubby visits on ‘non shoot’ days as our maintenance guy (diet coke break?)
Other than that we’re all girls together, all carefully handpicked – the best in the industry.

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Will you share my images?

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ONLY with your written/signed permission.
We are very used to being commissioned by professionals, whose portraits must never be seen in the public domain.
Your portraits are even saved on a locked away, password protected server (not cloud) under a number, not your name.

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How do your clients know how to pose? They look like models!

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Thankyou so much! We work very hard to ensure that every portraits has a touch of finesse.
We will pose you down to your little finger, even pose your hair!
We know how stupidly awkward you suddenly becomes when a camera is pointed at you. “What should I do with my hands”?!

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When should I book my session?

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Don’t wait, that’s our advice.
As it is, we are often fully booked 8-10 weeks in advance, with a waiting list for sooner shoots!

There may never be a tomorrow and waiting to shift a little weight or waiting to feel confident, may never happen.
Did you know, we’re good for a stone just in posing? Not that it should matter, but it may be reassuring to know that
Confidence? That comes during and after your journey with us.
We’ve got you!

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How will I select my chosen collection?

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You are invited back to your Reveal Session a minimum of 10 days after your big shoot day.
This is always ‘in house’ with us.
We often book this at your design consultation so you know when this will be and can plan accordingly!
We don’t save unordered portraits, so you are strongly advised to book this at the best time for you.

‘Starting from’ portrait costs can be found here, full details are given at your Design Consultation!

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Must I choose between Beauty and Boudoir and Eternal Angel? Can I have both in one shoot?

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This is what the design consultation is all about! The team really want to know what’s important to you.
What you need most.
We can combine Beauty & Boudoir… it can be empowering, confidence boosting boudoir with a dash of legacy beauty portrait, or the other way around.
Or you can focus on just one.

However, ‘Eternal Angel’ is a standalone, dedicated shoot.

 

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Are you LGBTQ+ friendly?

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Absolutely!
We welcome everyone into the studio.
We’ve helped many members of the LGBTQ+ community explore and create the most incredible and emotional portraits.
You can be assured of a non-judgmental and safe space, with a dash of excitement!

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Do you offer couple shoots?

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For sure! Such a lovely way to celebrate your connection.
Let’s create something really special! If you want them to join you, just mention this at your booking call.

For an easy way to describe our style, we set the scene…
‘You are at a luxury hotel, getting ready to go down for dinner reservations and get distracted’.
So anything from relaxed/half dressed to glammed up works great!

Please note: you partner must attend our Design Consultation and be fully involved!
We ask all men to remain, during boudoir portraits, half dressed to share all blushes… trousers stay on.

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Do I have to go nude in a boudoir shoot?

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Well, we’d only ever create ‘classy’ nude with a client. Artistic studies and implied nude.
It’s rarely ever at the start of a shoot, we usually work up to it together, depending on how you feel.
Be assured, it’s entirely up to you!

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What can I wear?

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We will go through all of this with you at your consultation, lots of advice is given!
We have A LOT of gorgeous props and accessories, so the only thing we insist on you investing in, if you’re opting for boudoir, is your lingerie. It needs to be a fabulous fit.

‘Eternal Angel’ you do need a base outfit or two, however it is a little less about the props… it’s more about YOU and those incredible wings!

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How can I prepare?

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The team will send you a handy ‘Preparation Guide’ that literally maps out all the bits you need to consider on the run up to your big day.
We truly do hold your hand every step of the way!

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When are your shoot days?

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We shoot on weekdays.
We’re usually fully booked up 8-10 weeks in advance, so plenty of time to book a well-earned day off for your experience.
Reveal Sessions can be on a Saturday, if that helps?

Johanna Elizabeth signage

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Can I bring a friend?

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You are welcome to bring whoever you love most to your Design Consultation or Reveal Session.
Your shoot is a very private affair, so we have a closed room on your shoot day.
We don’t have the facility for anyone to wait, however the pub opposite is fabulous!

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How long does the shoot last?

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You are with us for 3(ish) hours. It may seem ages, however it goes super-fast!
Your hair & makeup takes an hour and then it’s all shoot!
It’s a workout, so make sure you’re well rested and do your stretches afterwards.

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How much retouching do you do?

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As much as you’d like really.
We don’t change you into someone else though.
Your hair and makeup artist will compliment your look in a polished way, what’s not to love about that?
We create your portraits beautifully ‘in camera’ with gorgeous posing and flattering lighting (we wish a softbox could follow us around all day!) then they receive a final polish in post-processing.
Rachel can remove scars/blemishes and most tattoos on request, just ask.

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I’m travelling across the country to shoot with you, where can I stay locally?

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We are lucky to have some very lovely hotels close by and Airbnb. Our area is a popular holiday destination!
Details can be provided on request.

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