We have collated all of the frequently asked questions put to us by our happy clients. If you have further questions please CLICK HERE to contact us.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT MY SESSION?
On the day of your sessions please arrive 15 minutes early to allow us time to prepare. We will go through what you have brought with you and chose the final outfit/outfits for your session. Once we start shooting we will work with the best angles that will suit your needs, we will then have lots of fun working together and sadly our session will come to a close.
WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS?
The vm headshots are different because of our amazing headshot fund. As a headshot’s business we are as equally committed to delivering winning headshots as we are to supporting the career development of young people. Working with partner organisations including Mediorite, Protege and Iitspiration we make it easy for our customers to help others; 10% of the fee you pay goes to our headshot fund for the young people these organisations work with. Once a month we give a free headshot session to one of the young people they work with. For up-to-date information about their progress you can view case studies here.
Our approach to capturing your images. We have always been a massive fan of landscape oriented images, visit www.visualmarvelry.com and you will see many examples. If you watch any film where the scene is a close up of the face you will see what we mean, since many of the clients that we shoot for will be seen on a screen of some sort (film or website) this is the best format. Of course if you REALLY want your image to be shot in portrait we can either shoot in that format or crop after the shoot. Please let us know your preference
I’VE NEVER HAD MY PHOTO TAKEN BEFORE, WILL I BE OK?
We specialise in headshots for actors, musical theatre performers, business owners, models and anyone else that needs to represented by a great head shot image. We work in a professional, relaxed and fun way. We’ll guide you through the process to put you at ease, so that you can relax and enjoy the shoot.
CAN I HAVE A CHANGE OF OUTFIT?
Of course! You can have one outfit change. This will enable us to capture two sides of your personality (Example: serious acting/business role or playful comedian role)
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SHOOT?
After the shoot the images are edited. We like to keep everything natural, those are the characteristics of a winning headshot and so we keep retouching to a minimum. Then we’ll email the contact sheet (a collection of images taken at the shoot), so that you can all select the three images you feel work best. Feel free to share them with your agent to help you make your selection, it’s important you are happy. Once you select them we will then send the high resolution photos to you electronically.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY SESSIONS?
Payment is required ahead of the shoot to secure your booking.
PAYMENT DETAILS: Please make your payment to the following account: BANK: Santander / ACCOUNT NAME: Visual Marvelry / SORT CODE: 090128 / ACCOUNT NUMBER: 48329876 / REFERENCE: VM Headshots
EXTRAS: You may decide that you would like additional images from the selection we create during your session. There is a charge of £30.00 for each additional image (black & white or colour) Payment for your extra images can be made on the day by cash or credit / debit card.
HOW LONG AFTER THE SESSIONS WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
We will aim to have your images with you within 5 working days (If you need them sooner please let us know advance and we will do our best to accommodate you) after your session we’ll email the contact sheet (a collection of images taken at the shoot), so that you can all select the three images you feel work best. Feel free to share them with your agent to help you make your selection, it’s important you are happy. Once you select them we will then send the high resolution photos to you electronically.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED/WHERE DO WE SHOOT?
We are based in North London. We are BIG fans of natural light headshots! With this in mind our studio of choice is always an outdoor space. Parks are fantastic relaxed spaces, with great light for amazing headshots (let us know where you are based and we will book you into the closest one). We do however have an indoor option for those scenarios that require it for clients booking five sitters or more we will come to place of work and set up a VM HEADSHOTS portable studio.
DO YOU HAVE AGE LIMITS FOR YOUR CLIENTS?
We definitely do not! We believe that the need for a great image of yourself is not limited by age.
“The teams ability to keep an eye on what is ‘real’ and to understand the bigger picture is a constant, in their work and nature.” Sarine Sofair