FAQ'S » Velvet Thyme


There are a wide variety of reasons people come in for a session. Some common reasons are; to re-connect with their bodies after childbirth, to celebrate pregnancy, after achieving fitness and lifestyle goals, to improve a troubled relationship with their bodies, after or during a health crisis, to celebrate a special event, after a divorce or relationship breakdown, or simply for self-exploration. 

Whatever your reason these sessions can be life changing.

Only if you choose. You will initially receive a questionnaire to help you decide how you would like to approach your session and then we chat about this in more detail.

With your permission, I love to show off your beautiful photographs in my promotional material. But rest assured that your photographs will never be made public without your express permission.

Around two hours, sometimes less or more depending on the session. We work at your pace so you don’t feel rushed – it is not uncommon for sessions to run over! If you choose to get your hair and makeup done professionally, this will add an additional 1.5h to the session.

  • Eco Glitter
  • Smoke
  • Water
  • Body Paint
  • Palm Fronds
  • Chiffon
  • Paper
  • Projectors
  • etc

We’re going to be good friends – lets talk 😊

These sessions are mostly held in my home studio 20 mins south of Adelaide. This completely private and relaxed setting gives us a variety of photographic options.

The temperature of the studio reflects the season, the studio is kept at a comfortable temperature – goose bumps are not a good look for a photo session! I always ask you during the sessions if the temperature is right, and we can adjust it as we go to make sure its just perfect for you.

Absolutely. Feel free to contact me if you would like to chat about this more. Please note that refreshments are not provided for home based sessions and hair and makeup may not be available.

On location sessions create some amazing work. If you have a location in mind, or would like some suggestions contact me to chat further. I strongly believe that outdoor spaces that have meaning for you can create the perfect backdrop. Please note that refreshments are not provided for outdoor sessions and as hair and makeup requires power this service isn’t available.

No! These sessions are for all women. I will guide you through a variety of different poses and encourage you to be be playful and let your personality shine, so that we can find the options that work best for you.

There’s no reason to change your body for the session, we are all a variety of beautiful shapes and sizes. These sessions are about embracing and highlighting you. I often find that through these sessions clients begin to accept and embrace areas of their bodies that they have previously felt unhappy with.

I welcome anyone 18 years or older, my clients are typically from a very wide age group. Please note that you will be asked to provide photographic identification.

You’re not alone, most of my clients arrive with some nerves but end feeling amazing. We begin the session with a drink and a relaxed chat about how we will approach your session and so I can get a better sense of your character and ideas. If you have any last minute ideas or questions, we can discuss these before we start and then we take the photography at your pace. We’ll have a laugh, and before you know it the time will have evaporated and you’ll be feeling awesome!

Professional hair and makeup can be organised before your session. Although, equally you may feel most confident if you style yourself.

Clothing is not provided for your session. This is because everybody has such a variety of different styles and come in an array of beautiful shapes and sizes. These sessions are about creating photographs that reflect you, so bringing your favourite pieces is the best way to ensure this. We often look through your options together before we start shooting to create a plan of action! I do have a selection of fabrics, accessories and pieces that can be used during your session. 

Before your session I send you through a questionnaire and information sheet to make sure you have all the information you might need. If you have any questions or concerns always feel free to contact me 😊 I’m pretty easy going, as long as I’ve had my coffee  😜

Usually around 2 weeks. You will be able to access your photographs via a password protected online gallery. From this online proofing gallery you can choose a variety of  digital and print photographic packages.

Yes! Gift vouchers are a lovely and thoughtful gift for a friend or partner. These sessions are a great confidence booster and create artwork that can be continually appreciated throughout a lifetime.

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