Firstly, thank you for booking a shoot. The make up artist has been booked, the studio has been reserved, and this is going to happen, so exciting!
Days of shooting are jammed packed with fun and tones of excitement – Get ready, you’re going to have a blast… and of course, some sweet-ass pics as well.
Studio address unless otherwise specified is;
2532 Wharton Glen Avenue Unit 3, in Mississauga Ontario
The sign on the door reads PS (for The Production Studio Unit 3)
My cell is 416-617-7399 if you have any problems.
Be advised, there are no signs or indications of my name. I simply don’t want the public knowing what’s inside.
FYI – I don’t accept personal cheques. Please either pay via PayPal before the shoot or bring your final balance in cash.
If you’re reading this, we’re going to be shooting so make sure to get your FREE Subscription to STRONG – Just ask me.
I get asked quite a bit if it’s customary to tip the make up artist and while it’s not mandatory, it certainly goes a long way. I’ve seen tips rage anywhere from $50 to $200. Again, this is not mandatory.
As our shoot is a closed set I ask you notify me if anyone will be joining you beforehand. Guests are welcome, I’d simply like to know as a courtesy. Also, I do not allow other photographers on set, professional or otherwise. Please don’t bring another photographer as your guest.
I should take this moment to advise, based on past experience, extra eyes on you albeit friends or family will not make you more comfortable – On the contrary. People often bring friends for support only to regret it later.
There is an additional fee of $300 to add a friend, boyfriend or husband to be in a couple pictures (make up not included).
IMPORTANT – I am under contract with a supplement line and am restricted from having my images used with any other supplement lines. This includes tagging/hash-tagging, commenting on, or mention/promotion in any way of supplement lines. It would be the same as me giving your images to a supplement line that a competitor to your sponsor.
Also, I get a lot of requests as to what to bring to the shoot. It’s good to bring more than you think we’ll need. For inspiration, I suggest checking out my Instagram Page here to see what I’ve shot others in.
Also, please bring a laptop or hard drive for the easiest way to get your images.
You can see some more pics of the studio here THE PRODUCTION STUDIO
The full size of all the studios is over 13,000 sq ft which gives us lots of options for shooting, including industrial machinery.
This is me excited to work with you!
My assistant and Make up Artist Monica Kalra – She will likely be doing your make up.
Here’s a tip for you.
If you’re coming in from out of town, you’ll want to fly into Toronto Pearson International Airport. Also, I recommend booking at the Hilton Garden Inn. Here’s the link. They have a shuttle to and from the airport. You’ll need to get in touch with them regarding that.
Hotel Link to copy and paste into your browser: http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ontario/hilton-garden-inn-toronto-airport-west-mississauga-YYZMTGI/index.html
or CLICK HERE
On the morning of your shoot I can pick you up at there. Please be sure to let me know if you want me to pick you up from there.
Keep in mind, if you are flying in from the US to shoot with me it’s completely legal. Don’t be surprised when Customs officials question the reason for your visit. Since you are not making money in Canada, you do not require a visa or permit to enter (Passport – Yes). The fact you are paying me for the shoot is legitimate. Basically, tell customs the truth, you have nothing to fear in that, and certainly nothing to hide.
If they wish to call me for verification, please hand over my cell 416-617-7399. I’ll be more than happy to field any questions and alleviate any concerns.
The purpose of my retainer is to secure a date/time for a future shoot(s) and covers the the administrative aspects of the booking before the shoot happens. Correspondence, scheduling date(s), changing dates (this happens a lot), coordinating staff required including but not limited to make up and hair, stylist, catering, securing studio time, securing hotels, booking flights, accounting and other miscellaneous costs associated with securing the shoot. I’m stupid busy at times and with my team, deal with over a hundred emails per day, and the time spent setting up the shoots behind the scenes takes up much of our time. Once your shoot is set up, the work has already been done, cancelling a shoot only serves to double the amount of work as I also have to cancel the studio reservation, the make up artist and everything else. Also, there is a good possibility that time will go unbooked whereas it would have been taken by someone else. The retainer is taken off the total of the shoot but as all the other events have transpired, the retainer is not refundable. If you have any issues with this please contact me immediately upon receiving the link to this page.
There is a $100.00 charge to change your date. To be fair, if I have to change your date, I will reduce the cost of the shoot by $100.00. I’m prepared to commit to our day and I hope you are as well.
Important: Our shoot is for personal and/or YOUR business use. This means the images cannot be used, sold or given away to any 3rd party without my prior consent. This also includes entering contests where 3rd party logo’s or advertising is placed on the image or advertising supplement companies. It would be the same as me giving your images to supplement companies without your consent or regards to what contracts you may be under.
If a 3rd party is paying for the shoot, I need to know before we shoot. If you have questions about this, please don’t hesitate to ask before we shoot.
I keep all shoots on file. If you should happen to misplace your shoot I will gladly mail you a secondary copy of your DVD’s. There is a $50.00 charge for this.
Things you should consider bringing and NOT bringing;
Toothbrush and tooth paste
Nude Thong (More important than you might think) Sometimes I provide garments and a nude thong is best to wear beneath.
Slippers (Dirty feet never photograph well)
A nice pair of simple black (and if possible nude) high-heels
Because I am not a fashion photographer I recommend avoiding dresses, gowns, business suits, your man’s white dress shits and tie unless it’s a specific look you need. It’s a good idea to run it by me before bringing such items. Remember, I’m a skin photographer – It’s what I do.
If you have an external hard drive or laptop, bring it, it’s usually easier than DVDs. Please no USB memory sticks.
Shoots start at 10am. (Unless otherwise specified)
If there are ‘MUST HAVE’ shots, please let me know first thing in the morning… Before we start with make up. Too often, I’ve had models say, “I wish we shot …(Insert their wish here)” as we are packing up for the day. Don’t be shy. We’re here to work together to get you exactly what you’re after.
The happier you are, the happier I am.
And this is the last and also one of the most important points. Please please please bring a positive attitude to the shoot. The worst thing I experience is when a model dislikes herself. This kind of negativity always shows up in images no matter how hard I try. When looking at the images, lets focus on the positive and only work on improving look after look rather than tearing them down. This way, we all benefit.
Again, thank you for booking a shoot and I look forward to working together.