Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I prepare for my session?

Make your you get plenty of sleep and stay well hydrated in the days leading up to the session, avoiding any foods that may cause allergies. Don't drink too much the night before and in the summer months stay out of the sun as burnt skin does not photograph well.

What should I wear?

Bring your favourite top or dress, something you feel great in and fits you well, as well as a black and white or grey tops. Plain solid colours work very well. Also bring coloured items that go well with your skin tone or match your eyes. Avoid stripes, bold prints or very bright colours. If you're not sure bring lots of options in a variety of styles, colours and necklines. We will go through them all and see what works. Do plan ahead and make sure that your clothing is washed and ironed, and doesn't look old and tired.

Do I need a make-up artist?

I love the natural look so I am more than happy for you to do your own make-up, but please keep it light and natural. Make-up that is too thick and heavy doesn't read well on camera. If you would like a more polished look I have worked with a number of excellent make-up artists that I can recommend.

What should I do with my hair?

We ask that you come hair ready, and the MUA will fine tune your hair to compliment the make up. We may vary your hair during the shoot. Gents, if you want to have a hair cut before the shoot, I suggest doing so 5 - 7 days in advance to give your hair time to settle.

Should I shave (gents)?

This is entire up to you and how you want to market yourself. If you want to be clean shaven and have sensitive skin, I would suggest shaving the night before the shoot.

Is retouching included?

All images are edited and colour graded with some light retouching included to remove any distracting blemishes. My style is very natural and real so I try to keep retouching to a minimum. If you would like a more polished look with high-end retouching, there is an additional cost of R100 per image.

What will happen during the shoot?

First you will be greeted with a flat white or cup of tea and we can chat. Then we will go through all your clothing options (I like to take everything out and put together outfits) and come up with a plan for the session.

How long will it take to get my images?

I will set up on an online gallery for you to make your selections within a day or two of the shoot. Once you have made your selections I deliver the final images within 7 days via WeTransfer. If you need your images sooner, let me know and I will do everything possible to get you your images in time.

Social Media and Copyright

The copyright to all images remains with Sean Shannon Photography. Clients are free to use all images for headshot, social media, personal and agency websites, IMDB and casting purposes. For all other uses, especially press announcements, magazine (print & online), music or advertising purposes please contact me directly for a quote.

Please credit all social media posts.

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