BEFORE THE SHOOT

Where does the shoot take place?

At our Sugar Shoots studio located on North Lake Union, 1101 N Northlake Way. We do shoots on location as well, please see our ‘Do you shoot on location or in my home?” FAQs.

Why should I choose Sugar Shoots for my portrait shoot?

What comes natural to me has always been visualizing a shot in a simple setting and putting people at ease, which makes portrait photography one of my strong suits. It’s about staying lighthearted, photography subjects in a contemporary way, creating an atmosphere for you to feel sexy, beautiful and fun. I love what we do and it shows in the photos I take.

Do you photograph full-figured women?

We photograph women of all shapes and sizes, all women are beautiful and we are all about showing off your unique beauty.

How much in advance should I book my shoot?

We recommend booking your shoot at least two weeks in advance, but it is always worth checking to see if we have openings just before the day you want to shoot. We can be flexible.

What are your office hours?

We are available to schedule appointments Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require 5 days advance notice if you need to cancel your portrait session with Sugar Shoots. We also require a deposit to hold your shoot date, which will be forfeited if you cancel your shoot within 4 days or less of your scheduled shoot date. Please contact us with questions or concerns about this policy.

Do you do ‘nude’ photography?

Yes, we do nudes within our Fine Art Portraits. Tasteful and beautiful, timeless and classic, our nudes are photographs you will treasure, but we understand they are not for everyone! We can also do tasteful simulated nudes where nudity is implied.

DURING THE SHOOT

Do I need to bring my own outfit(s)?

Yes, please! Bring as many outfit choices as you have at your disposal, so you have options once you arrive. Make sure to bring clothes you love wearing. Accessories are always great additions to your look(s). If your shoot is centered around a certain theme, or themes, Jules will discuss with you what types of looks to bring with you pre-session.

What if I don’t know how to pose in front of a camera?

That is my job, as your photographer, to pose you in the most flattering way. I will make your role as effortless as possible by guiding you through every step of the shoot.

Do you provide hair and makeup?

You can add on hair and makeup service for an additional $175 to any of our 4 basic packages. Our 2 Special packages include hair and makeup in their sessions.

Do you recommend hair and makeup?

We definitely recommend booking hair and makeup with your shoot! Create an entire experience of feeling beautiful by pampering yourself before taking beautiful photos. Our hair and makeup stylists are trained to make you look your most flattering, especially in a studio setting with lighting that you may not be used to. Take a look at some of our before and after photos to see what a difference hair and makeup session can make. If you do come in your own makeup, bring your cosmetics with you for additional touch ups and if anything needs to be dramatized once you get here. Either way, you will look glamorous and beautiful- we promise!

Can I bring my own props?

Yes, but smaller is always better in this case. If you have any questions about what kind of props you can bring or want to go over certain props you have in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Can my shoot take place on location or at my home?

Yes to both! We love shooting on location and have a package specifically for shoots on location, please view our prices and packages page for more information. Please also be advised that any location fees or rental fees for on location shoots will be charged in addition to the session fee.

Can I bring a friend to the shoot?

The short answer is yes, but please run it by Jules first. We want the shoot to be about you but understand having someone there can make it a more fun and relaxed experience! If you are under 18 we require a parent or legal guardian to come to the session with you.

AFTER THE SHOOT

Do you retouch photos?

Yes, we will retouch all of the images you order to make them the best they can be.

How do I purchase additional products, such as albums, calendars, and prints?

All of our products are available a la carte; we can go over these items with you after your shoot, ideally at your viewing session or web gallery. 

When do I get to see my images?

We do same day viewing of the images from your shoot or a web gallery that is posted in 5 days.