Photography Package #1 information:
What exactly is included?
• the photo session, World class photographs taken by Tom Hawkins
• a preview CD, to select which photos from the session you favor
• 1 Fully retouched 8x10 print (black and white or colour)
• available by request at no cost > an 8x10 digital master print file with your name and info on the bottom
What if I want more copies of the same print?
I can provide a master file CD that you can take to a reproduction printer and print as many copies as your heart desires.
Can I get other Photos printed from the photo session?
Yes each additional (different pose) 8x10 that you would like enlarged is $25 (this price includes touch ups)
Time, how long does it take?
This photo session usually takes about an hour , although there is no time limit.
Location: Where can we shoot?
Photos can be shot in my large comfortable studio or at an outdoor location.
What to wear?
Actors: Ladies: a simple top that exudes class without effort.
Men: a nice button up, collared or even a smart tee shirt will do the job.
In both cases one should wear something nice that does not distract from the face. Solid or neutral tones are good. Certainly avoid pinstripes, large logos, floral patterns or any loud patterns or designs that you will no doubt regret buying in a few years. Basically keep it simple and bring a couple options if in doubt.
Models: Wear something simple or fashionable without going over board. Clothing should fit well and show off your form and elegance. If in doubt bring a few options an we will decide together. Avoid major fashion statements or any clothes that will distract from the main feature (that being you of course).
Simply style as you usually do. If you use product in your hair, you can bring extra with you.
Color or Black and White?
You can have your choice. All photos are taken in color and can be converted to black and white at no additional cost.
Can you do touch ups?
Yes you get the Tom Hawkins famous touch ups at no extra cost.
When do I get my Photos?
You can see your previews in as little as 24-48 hours. After you pick which one or ones you would like printed; allow 1 week for touch up and printing. Special rush jobs are available upon request.
How do I see my previews?
You can request a CD or if you are really anxious to see your photos, I can post them to my website in a dedicated preview area (no one else will be able to see them).
I'm nervous !?
Relax. The camera will not hurt you. I can honestly say the more at ease you are, and comfortable you are in your own skin the better the photos will turn out. Worrying about what other will think is a waste of time. If you relax and have a good time you will have excellent photos to show to everyone!
Things to remember while shooting:
• put your shoulders at ease.
• good posture
• If you smile, make it genuine, think of a funny moment in time
• if you don't like your pose, change it
• be comfortable and natural in your pose