WOMEN + MONey: building financial futures

Hi there! I'm Bree.

Thank you so much for agreeing to be photographed for the Women and Money: Building Financial Futures website, a fantastic initiative from Wire Women's Information. The project aims to help financial sector professionals engage more effectively with women. What a great thing! 

shoot details

The shoot till take place on Saturday 28th April at my apartment; 318/22 Barkly Street, Brunswick East. I live in a large apartment complex and it can be a little difficult to navigate. Try to find your way to lobby 3, then press C318# on the intercom (the 'C' is important!). If you are having any difficulty you can call me on 0406 698 957, or Georgie on 0402 681 190. You should be able to find two hour parking on Barkly Street or a nearby street. Tram route 96 stops very close to my apartment as well, get off at the Brunswick Road stop. 

the images

We are hoping to get a range of portraits of women looking strong, confident, and powerful, as well as a some small group portraits and other detail shots. The images will then be used on the Women and Money: Building Financial Future website, social media and printed promotional materials. I may also use some of the images in my online portfolio so that I can talk about the project and show recent work to potential clients. On the day, we will ask you to sign a model release so that we are able to use the images, and you can ask any questions you have about that on the day.

What's in it for you?

We want to make sure that our volunteer models are rewarded for taking part in this shoot. To say thanks, you will receive a $100 Coles voucher, as well as a fancy new headshot of yourself, individually processed in both colour and black and white. The headshot will be sized for printing (up to 8x12 inches), and sized for web-sharing, and will be delivered approximately 3 weeks post-shoot.

You can use this headshot on your website and social media pages, Linkedin, or print it out for your mum! You just need to wait until the Building Financial Futures website is live before using the images.

How to prepare for the shoot

I must apologise if some of these tips sound pedantic, obvious, or are not applicable to you. I have learnt, though, that it is always better to give every client these tips rather than risk having a client turn up unprepared.

  1. Try to have a good night's sleep and not drink the night before.
  2. Iron you clothes. Little details like a cease in your shirt may not be noticeable in 'real-life', but become noticeable in a photograph.
  3. You can wear as little or as much make up as you feel comfortable with. 
  4. Bring a hairbrush. I generally advise women to wear their hair down or partly down. If you wear it in a ponytail it can look like you have no hair from some angles.
  5. Make sure you are looking generally 'well-groomed'. For example; pluck your eyebrows and have your roots done. 
  6. If you commonly wear both contacts and glasses, consider wearing contacts. This will mean that we don't have to deal with glare on your glasses. If you prefer to wear glasses, we will of course work around this.
  7. Simple clothes tend to look more timeless. Fitted clothing tends to look better as baggy or flowing clothing can make you look bigger than you are. Mid-tones tend to photograph better, and it's best to avoid all white or all black (black and white together or with other colours is fine though). Please don't wear tops with brand names, logos, writing or drawings on them. Simple patterns like small polka dots, stripes, or delicate florals, can look great.  

Contact me here if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you!