Here are some common questions people ask about shooting with me!

Where can I get some inspiration for our shoot?

You can refer to my instagram @hettiepearsonphotography. You can search key hashtags on instagram, saving them to collections, create mood boards on Pinterest and flick through magazines for inspiration. 

What tops should I bring for HEADSHOTS?

It’s good to bring a selection of tops, then we can choose together once you arrive. I would recommend 7/8 so we have options. Bring colours that compliment your skin tone and eye colour, different textures and necklines. Bring different layers, for example, a jumper/jacket and some basics – neutral colours, black and white etc.

What outfits should I bring for a PORTFOLIO UPDATE?

I would bring 5-6 outfits, 3-4 strong looks you love and then some basics. Again you can bring more and we can choose together. But don’t stress yourself out by thinking you need to bring your whole wardrobe. Quality over Quantity. The main goal is for the clothes to represent who you are and show your personality. If you love the outfit and feel good in it, you are more likely to love the photos. Bring some staple items – Jeans, T-shirt, blazer etc. Then something more smart/casual. Imagine you are going on a night out or to an event. Suits, underwear, swimwear, fitness sets, depending on the style of shoot. Think about accessories and footwear too. 

What should I do about my make-up?

You can request a make-up artist at an extra cost.

    • Headshots – If you are doing your own make-up keep it natural. You can bring more make-up like lip colour, eyeliner/eyeshadow to add during the shoot if you wish. If you are having a portfolio update, it’s entirely up to you if you want to start with a more natural look first and then add during the shoot, or if you want to come with full make-up for the whole shoot then that’s fine.
    • Please do not use fake tan, (unless you’re a pro and can avoid any streaks) I can warm your skin tone during the editing stage.
What rights and usage do I have with my photos?

You are free to use your photos for socials, personal websites to promote yourself. For any publications & commercial use please email to discuss.

Do you use Studio or Natural light?

I shoot both.

Do you give out unedited images?

I’m sorry I don’t give out unedited images, but you can purchase additional images for £20 each, I never delete the photos, so if you want to re-order in the future this is possible. 

How much do you edit my photos?

My aim is to keep the editing as natural as possible, leaving scars/ moles etc (unless you tell me otherwise) but removing blemishes etc so you can be the best version of yourself and feel great about the photos. 

What days to you shoot on?

Monday to Sunday.

Contact me to enquire. 

When will you send me the images from the shoot?

 I will try and get the images over to you on the same day or the next day, (unless I state otherwise on the day of the shoot)

I will send the photos in a low res watermarked format via We Transfer.

There will usually be around 300-400 photos depending on the style of the shoot. 

Final edits can take up to 2 weeks, but I always aim for 1 week.