Frequently Asked Questions
I’m ready to book, what’s next?
Get in touch with me on the form below and I will reply within 24 hours. Either a session or reservation fee (for events) is required in full to secure your booking.
Im not a model or photogenic, is this for me?
Oh beautiful! This experience is for everyBODY, age, shape or size. My specialty is photographing WOMEN - It is my job to make you look amazing in photographs. I will look after you and direct you every step of the way, from helping to you prepare for your photoshoot with wardrobe tips, to posing every inch of you, to coaching your breathing through the session. You just need to show up and TRUST ME.
Do you share my images on the internet/website/blog/portfolio?
I would LOVE to use images from your shoot to show how amazing you look. However, I totally understand if you are uncomfortable sharing them. That said, I will not share them unless you grant me permission. The bottom line is: I will honour whatever level of privacy you would like. There are different levels of sharing too. You can choose just to share in my private group. You can choose to share publicly. Or you can keep your images completely private. Just let me know where you stand on the topic and I will honour your wishes!
how long does a portrait shoot take?
It varies because of many factors (styling, possible locations), but generally anywhere between 3-4 hours.
What are your prices?
Your portrait session fee is $590 which includes professional hair & makeup of 2, a fully guided & stylised photo shoot, signature retouching plus a reveal & purchasing session. Photos & products are sold separately and start from $275 individually and collections starting from $1500. There is no obligation to buy your portraits unless you truly love them! You can spend $500 or $5000. What you buy is your choice.
I also offer payment plans so you can pay in installments.
Do you photoshop the images?
While I make the skin look its best, I keep the "Photoshop" action minimal. I use strategic poses and angles to play down "problem" areas. I WILL edit out minor blemishes/skin flaws as well as simple things like under-eye circles and small scars (IF you request the scar-removal). My main rule of thumb is, if it’s permanent, it stays. Tattoos included. Bottom line – I will work with what you’ve got and prove to you that you ARE BEAUTIFUL and these will be the best set of photos you have of yourself! My post-processing techniques are more focused on colour, contrast, skin perfecting, sharpening, etc, rather than body morphing.
Where does the session take place?
Your custom session will either take place in a boutique studio in Takapuna. Have you got some location you are DYING to shoot at? I love on-location sessions, however scheduling will need to be done a little further in advance and is available at a small additional fee. Just ask!
Do you still do head shots and branding imagery?
Yes, of course!! I have merged the two websites (jessieroltonphoto.com & lovemetrue.co.nz) together so everything is one place. You can check out information on Branding here. Please reach out if you are in need of headshots, personal/business branding and content creation - I would love to help you create a story for your brand and business.
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