How do I book a session?
I’d love to hear all bout your dream session! To book your shoot, a non-refundable sitting fee (session/ set up) will be required to reserve your date. I now only accept a limited number of commissions per month outside my commercial work, so please reach out as early as possible to reserve your date. Just click here and book your session NOW!
What is a sitting (session) fee, or setup fee?
It is a separate fee, commonly charged by photographers. It covers my time dedicated to the preparation and setup of our session. The time needed to scout for a location, and get all the necessary authorizations, the time to gather the right team built around your project, the time to make sure that the day of our consultation prior to our photo shoot, I will be able to present you several options that will suit your needs. This also includes the makeup artist for a half-day session and our final meeting (conference call or in-person when possible) for the reveal and purchase presentation (digital or physical presentation). It does not apply toward your portrait package unless otherwise specified.
The Sitting fee is paid in advance to secure your chosen date. It is non-refundable should you cancel, but is transferable to another date in the event you wish to amend your booking with at least 72 hours notice. The sitting (session/ setup) fee does not include any images, these must be purchased separately unless specified.
How long does a Hk Visuals photo shoot last?
This is an event, this is a celebration, and you are at the center of it! We will be working in a special location, with perhaps a complete team, and several accessories. All of this will be put together to create a magical and unforgettable experience, and of course to create your incredible images!
Like my commercial work, the photoshoot itself will take at least half a day (roughly 4 hours) for a session. It can go up to a complete day (that can be divided into 2 separate days) and more depending on the project we are making together. This is a lifetime experience, I am not offering a “lets shoot in 30 minutes and forget about it” type of experience. If you wish to know more, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be glad to answer all of your questions.
Where and when are you available?
I am available all across Europe and beyond! I am currently based in Toulouse in the south-west of France and I often travel for different projects to London, Paris, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Montpellier, and Lyon. I only accept a limited number of commissions per month outside my commercial work, so please reach out as early as possible to reserve your date. I often announce last-minute availabilities and travel destinations on social media. And when confirmed the information is often available on the front page of my website. For further information please contact me.
Where will do session take place?
You might have noticed that a lot of my images where made on location, outdoors, and indoors. In Monuments, Museums, Castles, Fancy hôtels, Parks and sometimes hidden gems that can be found near you. This will be discussed with you but will heavily depend on the price, accessibility, and availabilities of the chosen location. Some places may welcome us for free, others will ask for a favor in return (exposure exchange), and the rest will ask for an additional fee. I also have a mobile studio that will allow me to shoot with professional lighting on location inside. I can create a personal intimate studio directly at your house! Outdoor shoots will use natural light but you may add the option to shoot with studio lighting.
Whatever the case may be, we will find a place for your project that will fit your budget and be perfect for your dream shoot.
What kind of products do you offer?
This is a decision I took very recently. A Photograph does not belong on a hard drive, buried and lost in a computer or cell phone. Your portraits deserve better, they should be materialized in the physical world. Printed products are a luxury in this digital age and they are of the utmost importance to my clients. With that in mind, I’m proud to offer a stunning collection of products for you to choose from. From beautiful printed albums that can decorate your home or be gifted, to folio collections that hold matted prints to framed artwork. Let me bring your portraits to life and you will be able to show them the way they should be seen.
I said it earlier, digital files tend to get lost in our hard drives. From the (RIP) floppy disks to the CDs. Then from DVDs to a USB stick we now accumulate data on Hard Drives or on the cloud and forget about them. What happened the last time you tried to find a photo of you or a precious memory in all this mess, only to give up after a few minutes? I can’t even count the number of past clients back in the days when I only did digitals that have come back to me because they changed their computer or had suddenly a corrupted hard drive.
I am not into the business of selling files anymore… But don’t worry, I know we are in the 21st Century, you will be provided with a web version of all your purchased images ready to be used on social media (not suited for printing). My photography is all about longevity and quality products this is a decision you will not regret.
What if I only want digitals, do you sell them?
I do offer digital files, but only for web influencers and businesses that work with online content. However, I do understand the importance of owning your digital files. Every portrait you purchase (whether in an album, folio collection, or wall art) includes its digital file ready for web use (not suited for printing).
I am a brand, an influencer, a business, and I need digital content only, can you do anything for me?
Of course! We are living in a digital age for businesses. If potential clients are looking for you online and they stumble upon a photo of yourself that could have been taken at the metro station photo booth or in your bedroom, chances are they won’t take you very seriously. Show your audience that you value your brand by hiring a professional to photograph you. If potential collaborators or clients see evidence of your attention to details, they will be impressed and more eager to work with you. Let’s take your visual identity to the next level together!
Let me help you empower your business and brand with powerful images that get attention. I create striking headshots and customized, personal branding images for businesses of various sizes.
Will you photoshop or retouch my images? What does this mean?
Yes, each of your final portraits will be given my Signature Retouch. For you, a brand, or a magazine, makes no difference for me… I deliver the same high-end quality images for all my clients. The purpose of my editing is to enhance your images in subtle and beautiful ways, it is an essential part of my process. I retouch conservatively for a natural look. A special treatment will be given to all images selected for wall art to be sure your enlargements are flawless. On the day of your reveal, you will see a few retouched images (so that you can see exactly what the edited version will look like) in addition to many unretouched options so that you can choose from a wide variety of poses and crops and expressions. Together we will select your final images and print products, then I will retouch the rest of the images you have chosen. I do not release unretouched (raw) images and will never give away (or sell) the raw files. I prize your portraits just as highly. I would never lessen your images by presenting something that didn’t live up to my own standards.
I am not a dancer nor an athlete, can I still book a session with you?
If you make a research online, you will probably see that the majority of my work consists of dance, circus, and sports images. Although I still have a foot in the commercial world (The reason why I accept only a limited number of commissions per month), and develop a wide variety of projects that involves skilled and professionally trained individuals, this doesn’t mean we cannot work together. In fact, if you take a look at my portfolio amongst all these super athletes, there are amateurs and everyday people like you and me! You cannot spot them? Then I am doing a good job. This is what you can expect from a session with me.
How and why is this different than any other portrait session?
If you are not a performer, nor an athlete, I will not make awkward, over the top poses with you. My team and I will help you experience a photoshoot as you’ve never experienced. I’ll capture you in authentic portraits and help you with posing to achieve the most natural looks and expressions. You will have a professional makeup artist at your side throughout the entire shoot to help you look your best, and if you wish, a hairstylist can tag along too (included in the first package). Let’s schedule a phone consultation to chat about your shoot. Tell me what I can do for you and what you like and dislike, so that I can create the perfect session for you. When you’re happy with everything, and I have all the details, we’re ready to book.
Why should I do this?
You should do this for you. Because we are all beautiful and amazing. We are all worthy. My goal is to deliver you images that will make you feel pride and joy. I challenge you to let me take the most incredible image you’ve ever seen of yourself. I am a full-time photographer. I spend my days creating beauty. I know how to bring it forward and I specialize in creating high-end images for every woman and man who stands in front of my camera. Allow me to create something incredible with you, it will change the way you see yourself!
What should I wear?
We are all unique and so is every session. There is no one size fits all approach here, I listen carefully to what excites you and then together we will design a beautiful shoot concept that will be flattering to you. We will discuss what to bring in advance, but in addition to what you’ll bring, I have a few accessories that will complement our project and that will be all available to you during your session.
I am self-conscious about my body, should I still book a shoot?
As human beings, we are our own worst critics, but you are beautiful right now, just the way you are (Ask Bruno Mars, and if you are too old ask Billy Joel, just kidding… ). I’ve heard every excuse out there as to why now isn’t the right time to be photographed. I promise you not a single one of my clients walked into the studio saying: “Hi! I ‘am perfect now, I guess it’s time for a shoot.” You are in good hands… trust me!
I’m not here to just show up with a camera and shoot. I want to be more than that for you. This is a 2-way relationship, I don’t create for, I create with. I do this because I want my photos to be more than just photos to you.
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