SAN DIEGO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
Each session is personalized to you, and your goals, to achieve your desired looks and brand to become a successful model.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
– Steve Jobs
PERSONALIZED MODELING PORTFOLIO
Natural, Personal, Striking
I specialize in fashion, editorial, advertising, commercial, celebrity and beauty photography taken on location, or in the studio. During our personal session consultation we will go over your brand goals and decide on number of looks, and the need for additional services such as hair and makeup professional, stylist, etc.
For new models I recommend ‘four looks’ package to build a winning model portfolio, with looks just right for you. If you already have a portfolio, we can plan new looks to expand your marketability to specific agencies or agents. For high fashion looks, styling is available for additional charge.
Your modeling portfolio is there to identify you, to serve as your introduction, to connect with agencies, clients and convey to them your potential. In our digital, or printed world, in most cases your modeling portfolio is your first impression and I am dedicated to make this first impression count.
1 portfolio look is a series of 50-150 images taken in one location in one outfit. 1 outfit includes minimal changes to clothing.
Add to your portfolio new looks.
10 retouched images
2 portfolio looks
Expand your marketability to specific agencies or agents.
15 retouched images
3 portfolio looks
Perfect for new models to build winning model portfolio
20 retouched images
4 portfolio looks
Each session includes pre-session consultation, online gallery of proofs. Professional Prints are ordered separately from secure online gallery, or order custom photo album. All purchased digital images can be downloaded as Web-Size – ideal for websites, or High-Resolution – ideal for printing.
Personalized Image Retouching: $35 / image
Hair & Makeup artist starting at: $150 / person
Wardrobe stylist starting at: $250 / person
Events | 2 hour minimum | includes all images: $300 / 2 hours
COMMERCIAL CLIENTS: Request a Quote
starts at $150
HAIR AND MAKEUP
starts at $250
$35 / image
She was very easy to work with and makes you feel very comfortable.
BEHIND THE SCENES FASHION VIDEOS
Working with a creative team and great models during the fashion photoshoot.
SAN DIEGO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER
Published in Seventeen Magazine, Cosmo Girl and many other fashion campaigns. Teaches Fashion, Fashion Styling San Diego Mesa College and Portrait photography at San Diego City College. BFA in photography Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design in California. Siobhan has 20 years experience as a professional photographer.
YOUR SESSION GUIDE
Thank you for entrusting me to take photographs for your modeling portfolio.
Is it the looks or your camera skills? Both!
If you are new to modeling I can guide you through this process. I would be honored to be part of your modeling journey.
Vision, Goals & Branding of your modeling portfolio
I want to hear your ideas and desires so I can better tailor your session and I can create it through my vision.
Schedule a free session consultation prior to booking the session and answer a short session questionnaire I will send you.
Once I have an idea of what you want to do, I can suggest outfits and locations that would be best to achieve your vision.
Take your time to write your ideas for the photoshoot down. Search the internet for fashion photography or modeling portfolios and pin images you like to pinterest.com, or save and email them to me. We will go over them to create the vision for your session.
STYLING IS IMPORTANT
Make sure the outfits are comfortable to wear.
However, whatever you bring make sure it is clean and ironed. If your clothes are wrinkled and stained this will show up in the photos.
I can help with styling:
Contact me if you are not sure what to wear. I will consult with you about the look and feel you want for your shoot.
Every client is different and this is what makes each photo shoot unique.
Styling: Allow enough time to plan the outfits, minimum a week before.
Hydrate: Drink plenty of water prior to the session, to help your skin to glow.
Haircut: If you are considering haircut before the session, do it at least a week before.
Clothing: Choose clothes that fit and compliment you, if you are unsure, consider a stylist.
Food: Bring some snacks, and water.
Directions: Check the directions to the location prior to the session and make sure you know how to get there.
Considerations for modeling portfolio.
When you are considering to build your model portfolio decide which modeling category you will target: promotions (trade shows, etc.), editorial (fashion, etc.), commercial (advertising, TV, etc.), swimwear or catwalk (shows).
I specialize in fashion, editorial, advertising, commercial, celebrity and beauty photography taken on location, or in the studio.
WHAT IS THE BEST LOCATION
This is a personal decision each client, the goal of the location is to fit the idea or vision you have in mind.
I will come early and do a location scout suggest the most interesting, and will send you GPS location of the session.
There are many beautiful locations on our beaches, preserves, parks or hills around San Diego county.
WHAT IS THE PHOTO SESSION LENGTH
1. the number of looks / outfit changes you are going to choose
2. how experienced you are with modeling
3. number of locations
4. if you choose hair/makeup professional
AFTER THE SESSION
You can also purchase all high resolution images from the session for additional fee.
From the online gallery you can share these photos with your friends and family, or buy prints, canvas, mounted prints, metal prints of images, with various sizes. Final images can be downloaded as High Resolution images (300dpi JPG) ideal for printing, or in addition you can choose to download Web-Size (1024px) ideal for sharing on social media.
Images are developed by specialized lab, color corrected for optimal printing to deliver exceptional quality products.
BEST TIME FOR THE PHOTOSHOOT, GOLDEN HOUR
Keep in mind your child’s nap and eating schedule.
The important factor in photography to consider is light, specifically what is the source and temperature of the light?
In the studio I control the light, thus we can schedule the session based on availability.
On-location (outside) I recommend early morning or late afternoon have warmer light and longer shadows creating dramatic effects.
The best time to schedule a family photography session is the Golden Hour, one hour before the sunset.
Golden Hour .. what is it?
Golden Hour is known among photographers for it’s special warm light qualities. The effects of the golden light present on the subject, the landscape, the sky and over the sea enables myriad of creative possibilities.
We would meet about 1 hours prior to sunset, to leave ample time to get setup, walk to the beach, or park and have a memorable session.
Some of the beach locations are best at low tide, some at high tide. I will balance the Golden Hour with the tides to make sure we choose the right beach, so we have still some sand to walk on.
Please make sure you watch after you and your family’s safety on the beach, and supervise children closely.
PERSONALIZED IMAGE RETOUCHING
What retouching is included in the Session Package by default?
I retouch images after you have selected the “Final” images from the photoshoot. Retouching is a time consuming process that requires me to inspect and adjust each image.
Included is minor skin smoothing and fixing any minor glitches from the photoshoot.
For example sometimes you may have a perfect image but one piece of hair is covering your forehead – we will remove it. You may have a skin blemish that showed up the morning of the shoot – we will remove it
What retouching is outside of the scope of Session Package, not included in the price?
Body reshaping/enhancements, chin fixes, face sculpting, scar removal, eye and teeth whitening are all personalized portrait retouching requests outside of session packages offered. I do offer this level of personalized portrait photo retouching for $35 per image.
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love Siobhan xoxo
San Diego Portrait Photographer.
Servicing cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, La Costa, Leucadia, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Cardiff By the Sea, Del Mar, La Jolla, Bird Rock, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, San Marcos, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Pensquitos, 4S Ranch, Olivenhain, Santaluz, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Escondido.