Looking Glass Visuals
Hello and thanks for checking out my profile! I am a female photographer in the Northern VA area and I am extremely passionate about capturing images that you'd be proud to frame and show off! I will provide RAW files of all the images taken in addition to professionally edited images with a short turnaround time. Willing to travel to you! I take my my time with editing to ensure that you receive a top quality set of photos. I offer boudoir, model portfolio, business headshot, engagement/couples, newborn, and event photography. I am happy to assist with posing if needed. You can view my portfolio at https://www.instagram.com/looking_glass_visuals/. Looking forward to capturing your special moments!
The most rewarding moment as a photographer was when a client told me "I've never felt this good about myself in my life" after she received her photos. It is the best feeling to watch a customer's confidence grow after receiving her images. Helping people gain confidence, become empowered, and show them how truly beautiful they are, no matter what shape or size, is the main reason why I do what I do. My goal is not just to provide customers with quality images; it is to make a positive difference in their lives and in how they view themselves.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I would first like to have a conversation with the customer, whether by phone, email, or in person, about what they would like me to capture and what their goals for the shoot are. What are you looking for in the photos? Do you have any preferences for retouching/editing? What kind of mood/vibe would you like me to capture?
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been a professional model for 3+ years and have worked with a number nationally renowned photographers. In addition to being taught by high end professional photographers, I also have a lot of knowledge about posing, styling and creating images that will flatter the subject.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
I charge $150/hr per shoot and $20 per hour of travel time if I am traveling to you. If I am renting a studio for the shoot, I charge an additional $60. I will provide at least 30 professionally retouched images with a quick turnaround time. I ask for a 25% deposit prior to the shoot.
How did you get started in this business?
I started out in the industry as a professional traveling model. I had the chance to learn from a number of renowned photographers and retouchers within the industry. All this inspired me to start my own photography business. It is incredibly rewarding seeing how happy clients are with the photos and frequently seeing their boost in confidence when they receive their images and get see themselves in a new light.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have primarily worked with customers requesting fashion, boudoir, portrait, couple, and professional headshots. I have also worked with customers requesting a number of creative themes, including smoke bombs, milk baths, indoor rain setups, colored gel lights, and horror themes
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
Do your research! Obtain references from people they have worked with. If a photographer is unwilling to provide references, do not work with them because that is a big red flag! Consider your budget and what you are looking for in the final product. Are you looking for basic, clean photos or heavily retouched images with special effects? Do you need help with posing and can the photographer assist with that? Does the photographer have an extensive portfolio showcasing their skills?
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
What mood/vibe are you trying to capture? What are your preferences for retouching (eg scar removal, skin smoothing, color/light correction, object removal, etc)? What is your budget? What is your ultimate goal for the shoot? Are there any specific poses or movements you would like the photographer to capture?