Do I need to be a professional model?
More than 50% of our client base is comprised of individuals who have never modeled before or are just looking into modeling for the first time. Don’t worry we provide you with over 20 years experience from posing, make up and wardrobe selection. Our job is to make you look your best, and we think we are pretty damn good at our job.
This is my first time doing this and I’m nervous.
This is understandable. It’s a bit daunting. Consider this as a journey, a chance to learn and explore and focus those nerves into positive energy and make the best of a fun and exciting experience. We encourage all our clients to schedule a complimentary consultation with our crew which will alleviate many concerns. We can help you develop your ideas for the photo shoot or perfect elements for make up or wardrobe. It is important to us that you have a fantastic shoot. For proof, just read our testimonials.
Can I skip the pre-meeting consultation?
You can … but before you do the shoot we need to see clear pictures of your face and your body so we can recommend how you can best prepare for the shoot.
Who will be present at my photo shoot?
The photographer and a female make up artist who also acts as your personal valet during the shoot. A hair stylist and assistant may be present before the shoot and as the need arises during the session. The Glamour Factory respects your privacy and will only allow individuals who will add to your shoot to be present during your session.
I would be much more comfortable if I could bring a friend, is that permitted?
That’s fine but they must be over 18. During the shoot they are welcome to relax in our comfortable waiting area. We do not allow companions in the photo shoot as it can distract the subject and lessen the effectiveness of the session.
Could my friend take pictures or record my photo session on video?
No. It is respectfully disallowed. Many of our sets and lighting techniques are proprietary to the industry. The Glamour Factory requires a competitive edge and any amateur photographs or videos could compromise this.
Could my friend share or participate in my photo session?
Companion shoots are an option, please add $99 per individual maximum two additional individuals.
I have flaws and don’t look like a model…
Even supermodels need special lighting, specific angles or some post photo enhancement to create the flawless appearance with which we are presented. It’s what photographers do. The superlative skills of five time Guru Award winner, Jeff Black, can guarantee a superb final product. We use custom image manipulation and innovative lighting to create a magazine cover look. It’s achievable for everyone.
How many images will be retouched?
Unless specified in your package, no retouched images are included in any photo session. We have two levels of retouching: skin touch up, and magazine quality.
What is considered a basic edit?
A basic edit will include color correction, sharpening, cropping and any dust or spot removal from the image. These corrections assume no “body work” needs done. Please read “magazine quality” edits, for custom editing services.
What is considered magazine quality?
Magazine quality edits also fall within the lines of “body work” this may include but not limited to any of the following: Body Re-shaping, tighten tummy, remove cellulite, or stretch marks. Remove body blemishes, moles, scars, tattoos. enhance body parts breasts, butt, lips, eyes, hair. Eye enhancement, teeth whitening, skin resurfacing, background cutouts, Charges starting as low as $35.00 per image.
Who will you help me with the posing?
The photographer as well as your personal valet during the shoot will assist in showing you poses that work best for your look and body type. Posing isn’t difficult, relax and let us worry about the fine details.
Do you have an outdoor location?
Unfortunately we do not have an onsite location, we are however available for on location shoots. Please be advised that additional charges, time and travel fees are added. Please email us for your specific needs. EMAIL.
If I want some glamour, Maxim Style and Playboy Style… do I need to purchase extra sessions to get these?
Based upon your package type you may add additional looks for $50. Please see specials or email us directly with any questions you may have.
How old must I be to have this type of photography done?
You must be at least 18. The intimate nature of the style at The Glamour Factory is not suitable for minors. We reserve the right to check ID so please bring a current photo ID.
How does the process begin?
We suggest calling the studio 813-463-0040 or requesting an appointment here. Please let us know of an special requirements for your session at this time. We will then schedule a convenient day and time for your schedule as well as schedule a time for your “pre shoot” consultation.
When can I see the photos?
You will see the pictures at the end of your session. We’ll show you the photos on our computers and will provide you with our professional opinion about selecting which of the photos you might be the happiest with.
Are there any limits on what you will photograph?
We are pretty liberal at The Glamour Factory and try our best to satisfy every customers needs. If your session requires something not listed in our service offering or may seem less than mainstream please contact us before booking your session. We do however reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
What do I need to bring to the shoot?
The best photographs are those that are well thought out prior to the actual shoot. If you book a lingerie style shoot, remember accessories are just as important as the lingerie. High heels, jewelry, wraps, scarfs, bracelets, stalkings etc.
If you are unsure or have any questions, please allow us to assist in your wardrobe selection for the shoot.
How do I have to prepare before my photo shoot?
Wash and dry your hair the day before you arrive. If have included professional hair styling in your package, please don’t style or put any conditioner on your hair. If your package doesn’t include hair styling, please come with your hair “camera ready”. If have included professional makeup in your package, please come with a washed face but no makeup at all. If your package doesn’t include makeup, please come with your makeup “camera ready”. Don’t forget a nice manicure and pedicure. Please do not apply any fake or spray on tan product.
Do you provide professional hair and makeup?
We have in-house professional certified makeup artists. Depending on which package you choose hair and/or makeup charge may be additional or included. See our pricing guide to see if your desired package includes hair and makeup or not.
Can I do my own makeup and hair?
If you provide your own hair and make up the time consumed for your stylist is against your studio time. Your studio time starts at the top of every hour. If your sessions starts at 1pm but your hair and make up takes 45mins, this time will be deducted from your session time.
How do I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made either online here or by calling the studio at 813-463-0040
How many weeks in advance do I need for an appointment?
Although we frequently have appointments scheduled a month or more in advance, we will often have openings in our schedule to accommodate clients who have the need to shoot as soon as possible. So if you need to shoot right away and you have some flexibility concerning the day or times you can shoot, call us at 813-463-0040.
Why do you require a deposit for booking a Photo session?
All appointments require a non-refundable deposit of $50 that will be credited to your total bill the day of the session. Whenever an appointment is made, the time scheduled becomes committed to the person making the appointment. That block of time becomes off limits to anyone else seeking to make an appointment at that time. It means that if you cancel, we will not only not receive full payment for the time we have committed to working with you, it also means that there is almost no possibility of us being able make up for our loss by selling that block of time to someone else. A non-refundable deposit deters people from casually canceling the time they have committed to. Cancellations and no shows are very hurtful in that they directly result in a loss of time and money.
Why a rescheduling fee?
In the same way that cancellations directly result in a loss of time and money, the act of clients casually rescheduling their appointments is also detrimental. The rescheduling fee exists to deter casual and unnecessary rescheduling. Rescheduling can be done without penalty up to 7 days before your photo shoot is scheduled for one time only. If you give us at least 48 hours notice, we charge a small fee of $35 to reschedule. If you provide less than 48 hours notice, you will be charged a $45 rescheduling fee.
What about cancellation of photo session?
Cancellations 72 hrs prior to the day of your shoot will result in the loss of your deposit. Canceling on the same day of your appointment or failing to show up will result in a charge for the remaining balance for you scheduled photo shoot.
Can I get copies of my portraits made?
The Glamour Factory offers great reorder specials on your portraits, but you are free to print by yourself. The Glamour Factory images are copyrighted but you own the right of use and print. We will provide you with a print release so you will be free to print at your discretion.
What if I don’t like my portraits?
The Glamour Factory is not happy unless you are happy! We will gladly re-take your portraits without a studio fee or with make-up and hair stylish for a nominal fee after the shoot (subject to scheduling availability) for one time only. We do not provide refunds. If you are dissatisfied with your photos, for a reason we had control over, and you wish to re-shoot, you must express this to us directly and clearly after reviewing your pictures at our studio. In the case of one-time events & occasions, where re-shoots are not possible, clients will receive credit for the money paid. The satisfaction guarantee applies to paying clients only. Leaving the Studio with the High res CD of your images constitutes the acceptance of the terms and conditions, and your complete satisfaction with the job done and avoid any right to make a claim. The satisfaction guarantee applies to photography only. It does not apply to work provided by make-up artists, stylists, or designers. Although we will do our best to counteract any of the effects of the following, we are not responsible for: bad hair days, breakouts, stretch marks, bad skin, allergies, irritated eyes, illnesses, fatigue, hangovers, make-up application, non-proper weather, lint, wardrobe malfunctions or defects (including wrinkles, rips, and, stains), or sweat, static electricity, the effects of (or withdrawal from) drugs or medication, or matters beyond our control (i.e. acts of god). Of course the prints are considered a custom product which cannot be re-sold. Due to the nature of our product, all sales are final. Leaving the Studio with the CD means that Client are satisfied with the job and avoid any future claims or demands.
How much does a Photo session cost?
The Photo session fee varies by promotional period. Check our website or ads for pricing information and special offers. Visit the Special Promotions section of this website for more information.
Will you photograph men?
Yes, we do. Our passion for photography is not bound by, age, race, religion, or experience.