Am I the right photographer for you?
I want to be honest with you so I don't waste your time. I need us to both walk away from our time together fulfilled and nourished by our experience.
If we work together you need to know I'm curious about you, you are unique. I want to listen to your stories. I want to hear about your motivations, your ambitions, what makes you tick. I want to know where you got that scar on your chin. I want to know that you've been scared of heights since being pushed out of a tree by your elder sibling!
I am not in a rush, you are my muse, I want you to become art. I want to seek out the essence of you and your beauty for your fine art imagery. Tell me that you hate your rubinesque tummy - I hate mine too! Tell me that you love the shadows and contours of your lower back. We make these photographs beautiful together.
These aren't simply photographs to me, they tell a part of your story, who you are, what you want to be and say to the World.
These images are as important to me as they are to you. They are both your legacy and mine.
If this doesn't work for you then I am probably not the right photographer for you.
How do you photograph sessions?
I bring a smile and bundles of energy to bring out the magic at your home, where we have access to your wardrobe and belongings which can be worked into the imagery, or you may have a favourite special location.
Each photo session lasts between 1 - 1.5hrs but I'm not in any rush if we need to decide on outfits, try different combinations or in case of any hold ups, tantrums or runaway animals.
I shoot with a prime lens and a zoom. A prime lens means that I will move closer or further away from you to achieve different atmospheres in an image.
The zoom lens means I have a little more space between us, which I often prefer to use on an outdoor shoot.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I split my time between Oxfordshire and Cornwall in the UK and yes I love to travel!
If you'd like me to photograph you beyond 20 miles from my home in either Banbury, Oxfordshire or Hayle, Cornwall a travel fee may be required which is determined on a case by case basis.
When will we get our photos?
Your will receive an online gallery link with all your edited photos, in both colour and black and white, within 10 days.
Your personal gallery is available to download on purchase of a package within 7 days of delivery. After which you are able to share your gallery with friends and family, order prints, choose your favourites and share them directly to social media.
Your gallery will remain live for three months for you to download or order your prints/art.
You will receive email notifications to remind you of this date.
You may also receive a personal mobile app dependent on what package you purchase which is a very convenient brag app!
Do you provide raw images?
I do not provide clients with raw images.
Raw images take up an enormous amount of storage and data on your devices. The service that I offer provides clients with a polished finished product in my style that is ready to share digitally or in print.
How many pictures will we receive?
You will receive a gallery of over 40 images from a photo session.
From time to time I offer 'mini' sessions, which is a twenty minute photoshoot and you will receive 10 edited images which will be delivered in colour and black and white.
What is the booking fee?
The booking fee is £245 on a weekday and £295 over a weekend which is paid to secure your photography session date.
The fee is non-refundable.
A package is to be purchased in addition to the booking fee after you receive your gallery and within 7 days of delivery.
Comprehensive details are provided in Lulabels T's & C's.
What if I have to cancel?
Please allow 48hrs for cancellation. We can then re arrange a session date that is mutually convenient for all.
The session must be booked within six months of paying the booking fee.
What should I wear?
It's dependent on the shoot you decide to go for. Be it indoor or outdoor or what season it is. We will send you a clothing guide closer to your session date which will assist you with your choices.
We can spend the first 10-20 mins of your session making your clothing choices if you are unsure.
Do you photograph parties as well?
Yes! We love to be involved in your special gatherings, at home or at a venue.
We ask for the the initial two hour booking fee of £245 and further requirements are discussed on a case by case basis.
Do I have to be nude if I book a 'For You' session?
It's entirely your choice and what you would like to achieve from your session.
We will chat with you before hand to understand your circumstances.
We like to think of 'For You' as phototherapy, kind, compassionate and without judgement.
What if my little angel throws a tantrum?
Children are children. We at Lulabels are very used to all manner of tantrums from children to adults alike.
Sometimes tantrums give for some fabulous photographs!