No matter who I'm taking photos for, the most important thing I've learned is to keep it fun and stress-free. I work hard to make my shoots an enjoyable and professional experience, which helps get the best photos possible.
Who I work with -
I work with anyone wanting a great set of images that tells their story: models, small business owners, educational institutions, burlesque performers, bands, musicians, clothing designers, marketing and PR teams and more.
How I work -
If you've got ideas I want to hear them. I can bring my ideas to a shoot, but I also love collaborating and working with your vision, contributing my expertise when needed. We'll discuss your goals before the shoot and I'll advise you on how to get there.
At the shoot I'll control the lighting, making sure it's appropriate for what you need, and I'll also provide art direction. You'll get to see the photos as we go along so that you can be sure you're getting what you want.
After the shoot I'll give you access to a private online gallery of your images. You'll choose the ones you want, and then I'll get to work on the post-production, which includes blemish removal, custom colour work and any additional post-processing as needed.
Where I work -
Shoots can take place just about anywhere you need them to: a professional photo studio, nightclub, office, private home, hotel room - wherever there is sufficient space. Outdoor urban shoots are another option, and can take place during the day or even at night, depending on your needs.
What you'll get when you work with Black Opal Images -
• Shoots in a variety of locations
• Portable studio that can travel easily to any location
• High-resolution professionally-retouched images
• Photo packages or hourly rates to cover a variety of needs
• Art direction
• Pre-shoot meeting to fully determine your needs
• Makeup artists and hair stylists if needed (at an additional cost)
• Complimentary black and white and web-size versions of each final image