PHOTO SHOOT INFORMATION

How do I secure my booking?

A non-refundable 50% deposit will secure your booking.

What does a photo session with Venus and David involve?  
• A phone consultation to discuss concepts and ideas. I’ll create a private Pinterest page for us to share visual ideas for your shoot.
• An incredible 1-2 hour (ex hair and make-up) photo experience on location or in studio.

Can I bring a friend/partner to my shoot?  
Absolutely! Having a familiar and trusted person with you can help calm your nerves.

Should I get a tan before my shoot?
The body always photographs better when there is a healthy glow to the skin. I recommend having a light to medium tan applied two days before your shoot. Please avoid showing up on the day with visible tan lines as this creates additional work during post editing.

What should I bring?
Women

    • Dressing gown and thongs.

    • Think of things that are tight fitting to help reveal your body and shape.        

    • Bring multiple outfits with solid colors (avoid busy patterns) to choose from.
    • Plain black/white/navy blue bikinis and one piece swim suits, unbranded black/white underwear.
    • Active wear.
    • Jeans, black/white t-shirts, long sleeve button-up shirts.
    • Heels to help create body shape when posing.

    • Bring more than you think you’ll need. To avoid compression lines on your skin, wear loose fitting clothes and change when you arrive.

    • Bring hand weights or exercise bands to help get a 'pump'.

    • Plenty of snacks!

Men
    • Dressing gown and thongs.
    • Plain black swimming trunks (Speedos), unbranded black/white underwear.   
    • Jeans, black/white t-shirts, long sleeve button-up shirts.

    • Bring more than you think you’ll need. To avoid compression lines on your skin, wear loose fitting clothes and change when you arrive.

    • Bring hand weights or exercise bands to help get a 'pump'.

    • Plenty of snacks!


What should I do to prepare?
The following guidelines are recommended to make you look and feel the best for your photo session. Your body/mind will thank you for it later.

    • Get a good nights sleep.
    • Eat a nutritious/healthy meal before and avoid heavy foods that will leave you feeling lethargic and bloated.
    • Arrive with a clean face and no makeup.
    • Arrive with healthy, clean dry hair.
    • Avoid dry/chap lips.
    • Refresh your hair colour a few days before the shoot. Dark roots never look good in a photograph.
    • Nails should be manicured with a nude or French polish.
    • Body hair should well groomed and kept to a minimum.

 

What happens after my photo session?
One week after your shoot I'll email you a link (and password) to your online  gallery for you to select your favourite images.

When do I pay for my artwork?
Choose the number of images that come with your photo package. You can pay for additional artwork on our secure online ordering system.
 
When will I receive my artwork?
Your retouched images will be ready 2-3 weeks after receiving your order.

I'd prefer my photos weren't used on your website/social media. Do I have a say in this?
YES you do. It’s completely at your discretion to permit me to use the images I create of you. I have everyone sign a standard model release form agreeing/not agreeing to their images being used across social media platforms.

Am I allowed to give the photos to third party interests for promotional purposes?
No you are not. Copyright remains the property of  the Venus and David Photography. You have paid for my time and creativity for which you receive beautiful images (print/digital), not the ownership of the images. If you have any further questions please refer to www.copyright.org.au.

What if I have to cancel or postpone the photo shoot?
I require a minimum 48 hours notice should you need to cancel. No refund will be provided but I'm happy to reschedule a new time for your photo session.