Choose your package below & book your shoot. I will email you within 24 hours to
• schedule your shoot day & time
• send you your wardrobe & prep guide
I will ask you to also text or email me some photos of the wardrobe you are considering and photos of your space. I will give you feedback over text/email and help you narrow down your outfits so you feel prepared for the shoot.
This is so much fun!
The shoot will be via FaceTime or ZOOM (a free video conferencing software).
I guide you through the process of posing, camera placement (meaning your phone, tablet or webcam/laptop) and where to stand so the light hits you right.
On my end, I am using my phone or the screen capture software to take stills.
This is a slower process than when we are in person with a normal camera. It's a little like in the old days when you had to stay still- yet it's very contemporary. Who even thought about creating photos over zoom?
To recap, I will guide you through the whole process and direct you on:
• what to wear
• where to stand
• what light to be in
• how to pose
• where you should look
• what expression to have
And I will totally be your cheerleader!
PLEASE NOTE: These vignettes are captured using FaceTime or Zoom and created in the moment. No photoshop was used to create them. Photos created via ZOOM will look like traditional photos and will include whatever is in your background.
You will receive your digital images for download about a week after the shoot!
Please keep in mind that these are low resolution (web size) images since we are shooting them over the web with screen capture. They may have a grainy, fuzzy quality- sort of vintage.
I may enhance the natural quality of the photos with artistic edits that may play up the vintage, polaroid or any other feel. Some may even be in black & white, depending on the way we capture them.
They are great to share over text messages or social media and they look great on your phone camera roll. They won't be something you can print big.
Even though you won't be able to make wall art sized images, they will still be a special keepsake.
Don't worry! Your house doesn't have to be picture perfect! you would be surprised at how small a space we need. We will work with what you've got and make it look amazing. Everything that you have in your home creates character, charm and is a part of you. No need to stress about it!
WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?
You only need a smartphone, tablet or laptop with a webcam; Zoom or FaceTime (which are free software downloads) and a window for light. We don't even need a bright sunny day!
You will need to devise a way to prop up your phone (a cup or books work really well).
Nice to have but totally NOT NECESSARY, a tripod or stand to make working with your phone easier.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
How do you want to feel?
What you wear is really up to you and I will send you a guide with tips on what looks best in photos. You can wear jeans, a dress, yoga clothes, lingerie. How much clothes you wear and the sexy level is up to you!
We will text a little before the shoot and I will help you choose outfits. Don't worry- I've got you!
WHAT ABOUT HAIR & MAKEUP?
The nature of these photos, the way we take them and the way they are composed as well as the low resolution makes makeup less important. You don't need to be done by a pro because details won't be seen.
In doing your own makeup, there are some tips in the guide.
Make this a come as you are session, let's see you. The makeup doesn't make you. You are beautiful as you are.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Packages start at $97 for 30 minutes and include 3 digital images (web size).
Although less involved than a full portrait experience, this is still a time intensive process and I do post production on all images.
WILL YOU BE SHARING MY IMAGES ON LINE?
Only if you give me permission. That's always been our studio policy and still is.
Not gonna lie though- I'm hoping you will love your images so much that you will want to share them all over!
DO I NEED TO LIVE BY YOU?
No! That's what so great about a virtual shoot! It allows anyone who has been wanting to work with me and lives far away to still have a shoot with me. How great is that?
CAN I DO THIS INSTEAD OF A FULL PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE?
This is a fun way to work together, but it definitely cannot replace an in person experience!
While parts of the 2 sessions are the same - you will look & feel gorgeous and have a great confidence boost -they are also very different.
This virtual shoot is almost like a mini experience with me. And if you LOVE this, you will LOVE the full studio experience 1000% more!
AND, if you loved your experience in the past with me, this little virtual shoot with be another dose of the Brenda magic for you to add some sparkle & fun to your quarantine.
One more thing:
The great thing about a virtual shoot is that we can still create lovely keepsake images (even if they are a low resolution) despite not having all the top of the line studio gear. It just goes to show that it's not all about the tools we photographers use, but about the art that goes into creating the images.
Because the virtual shoot is done over the web, the look of each shoot will vary by person based on the client's home environment, available light, internet connection, equipment (phone, laptop, tripod). The images will be low resolution. This makes it very different from the studio experience where we get consistent results from the studio lighting and professional camera. These studio images are high print resolution and highly detailed unlike the images from a virtual shoot.
WHY AM I DOING THIS?
1. I LOVE MAKING WOMEN FEEL CONFIDENT, BEAUTIFUL & EMPOWERED. That is why I do what I do - all the time. I love the magic that happens when a woman gets in front of me and I start guiding her through poses and she suddenly feels alive on camera. I want for all of us to be safe (my clients, my community and me) and stay home during this time. BUT, i don't want to stop sharing my brand and making women feel confident & beautiful. This virtual photo shoot is the answer.
2. I NEED TO CREATE. I am an artist. I can't sit still. I need to create beauty. I need to make people feel great about themselves. I need to see the transformation that a photo shoot can have on a woman.
3. IT'S AN ADVENTURE. I am always looking for ways to be better (in all areas of my life). I am a life- long learner. No matter what situation I am in I will look for the learning opportunity. This is just another opportunity for me to stretch my artistic skills by learning new technology, and honing my communication skills. I can't just run up to you and move your arm into the right position, I need to tell you how to do that.
"This project was super fun I enjoyed being a “model” for a couple hours!!!! The photos came out awesome.
BOOK YOUR PHOTO SHOOT ONLINE
Choose your package option & purchase your shoot below.
Once booked you will receive an email within 24 hours (excluding weekends) to schedule your shoot. With you confirmation of time and date you will receive your wardrobe prep guide.
By booking a shoot you agree that every shoot will vary based on each client's environment, internet connection & stability, equipment (phone quality, tripod, ringlight, etc) and light. Selection & editing is at the discretion of the photographer, Brenda Jankowski.
Your photo shoot will last either 30 or 60 minutes depending on the package selected.