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Do you have a burning question about my empowering personal branding photography services, gorgeous? Scroll down to find a selection of my most common Personal Branding FAQ.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE FOR BRAND SHOOTS?

Cardiff Empowerment Coach Dannielle Jones' Personal Branding Shoot in Bristol with UK Personal Branding Photgrapher © Tigz Rice Ltd 2023. http://www.tigzrice.com 

Yes, you must be at least 18 AND of legal age in your own country of residence to book with me. If you happen to look great for your age, please do not be offended if I ask for photo ID. These rules exist to protect both you as a client and me as your branding photographer.

WHO WILL BE MY PHOTOGRAPHER?

Me, Tigz Rice! Whenever you book a personal branding shoot through Tigz Rice Ltd, know that you will always get me. I will never send a replacement (unless, of course, your shoot is date-specific and sending a replacement in case of unforeseen circumstances is written into our contract).

HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU TAKE?

Every personal branding shoot is completely bespoke, so it would be impossible to give a definitive answer, but I always make sure I have around 50 great images per hour booked for you to choose from at the end of your session!

CAN I BRING MY BUSINESS PARTNER WITH ME?

Absolutely! You are very welcome to split your session with your co-founder, collaboration guest or business partner. If you have a team of three or more individuals that you would like photographed, please contact me directly for a bespoke quote.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY SHOOT?

As a good starting point, for a one-hour personal branding photoshoot, I recommend bringing two full outfits to maximise variety from your session. Layers are excellent for switching things up super quickly too, so you could potentially manage three ‘looks’ by switching out a leather jacket for a blazer, for example.

Oh, and don’t forget props! If you can, why not bring some tools of your trade. For example, if you’re a photographer, bring your camera. Laptops, podcasting microphones, notebooks, pens and inspiring books are also great staples to have with you

Danielle Barker Hertford Hearing Personal Branding Photoshoot © Tigz Rice Ltd 2023. http://www.tigzrice.com
Hertfordshire Graphic Designer Hallmarked Design Sarah Monte-Colombo's Personal Branding Shoot with Branding By Tigz © Tigz Rice Ltd 2021. http://www.tigzrice.com
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

I’m based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (which is a short 25-minute direct train journey from Kings Cross or Finsbury Park on National Rail) although I absolutely love to travel and will shoot worldwide as long as travel expenses are covered and the necessary licenses, visas and/or paperwork is arranged!

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?

I generally recommend booking your personal branding shoot 2-3 months in advance to make sure you get the date you would like. Depending on the time of year, my diary can be fully booked 6 weeks in advance, although last-minute sessions are sometimes available, so it is definitely worth an ask!

HOW DO I BOOK MY BRAND SHOOT?

Ready to book your personal branding photoshoot with me? Send me an email with your chosen personal branding shoot package and preferred shoot dates via my contact page here

DO YOU OFFER SPLIT PAYMENTS?

Yes, split payments are available. The terms of this will depend on the type of personal branding shoot you wish to purchase. Please get in touch if you would like more information.

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I DON’T IDENTIFY AS FEMALE...

Fontaine's - London's Best Art Deco Coktail Bar photographer by Branding By Tigz © Tigz Rice Ltd 2022. http://www.tigzrice.com

Absolutely! Since launching in 2009, it has been my mission to make my photography services as inclusive a space as possible. Whichever pronouns you prefer, my doors are wide open and I’d love to hear from you.

I HAVE A DISABILITY/INVISIBLE ILLNESS...

Since launching in 2009, it has been my mission to make all of my photography services as inclusive and accessible an experience as possible for clients, which is also why we offer to travel to you*. We can pick poses suitable for your comfort and energy levels and I can also offer suggestions for poses that require fewer spoons. If you have any condition/s that you think may impact your shoot experience, please mention this at the time of booking so I can do everything I can to support you and make your personal branding shoot a positive experience. (*Travel costs may apply, please get in touch for more details.)

CAN I BRING SOMEONE FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT?

During your personal branding shoot experience, my goal is for us to keep the energy in the room 100% focused on you. Whilst I’ve allowed chaperones to attend in the past – and 99% of them have been nothing but supportive cheerleaders – the energy is ALWAYS better in the room when it’s just us. You can lean into your fully authentic self in a completely safe space without any fear of judgment.

That said, there’s a high chance that we have only spoken via video call before your session – and I’m all about making sure everyone feels safe – so I’m very happy for someone to escort you to your photoshoot and confirm I’m not one of those dodgy internet types, then come back at a mutually agreed time to pick you up afterwards.

I'M NOT A MODEL...

That’s what I’m here for! Whether it’s your first time in front of a camera or you’re a seasoned pro, you’ll benefit from over a decade’s worth of industry knowledge to help you look and feel your best in front of my camera. I can’t wait to photograph you!

ARE YOU THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR ME?

Good question! The absolute best thing I can recommend here is to check out my Instagram and delve into my personal branding portfolio…

  • Do you see your size/shape/age/ethnicity/gender represented in my images? (if not, please let me know!)
  • Do you connect with my style of photography?
  • How do you feel about my retouching – do you like my minimalist editorial style, or do you prefer a highly airbrushed finish?
  • Would you feel comfortable (emotionally) recreating the poses you see in my images? Do they sit within your definition of ‘empowered’?
  • Do you resonate with my content and captions?
  • What are my clients saying about their personal branding experience?

If you respond positively to each of these points, reach out and connect with me – you could always ask for a 1-2-1 call if you’re still not 100% sure.

Laura Payne Stanley of House Of Seductology's Personal Branding Shoot with Branding By Tigz © Tigz Rice Ltd 2021. http://www.tigzrice.com
Level Up Ladies Networking founders Jessica Levy and Sara Spindle's Personal Branding Shoot with Hertfordshire Personal Branding Photographer © Tigz Rice Ltd 2023. http://www.tigzrice.com
I DON’T HAVE A ‘MODEL’ FIGURE... IS THIS FOR ME?

Personal Trainer Dovile Leonaviciute poses for her personal branding shoot at Rise Gym, Welwyn Garden City

Abso-freakin-lutely! The world is ready for you to show up, just the way you are, gorgeous! I’ve photographed clients of all ages, shapes and sizes and they all felt fearless, both in front of the camera & in their images after.

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO POSE...

This is probably my most frequently asked question (or should I say, pain point!). A little body awareness does help but is 100% non-essential for you to spend time perfecting your poses before a shoot. We’ll use a selection of my favourite poses as inspiration, though I’m always secretly working with your natural body movements and nuances in between poses to make the shoot unique to you. There’s something so powerful in body language that when you do something naturally that looks incredible, I’ll say ‘freeze!’ and we’ll shoot it. It will be the most fun mannequin challenge you’ve ever experienced! After all, shoots are all about having fun; we’ll put on some of your favourite music, have a little boogie and empower you to feel your most authentic self in front of the cmaera. It’s really is going to be an experience to remember forever!

SHOULD I LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE THE SHOOT?

You absolutely do not need to lose/gain weight, change shape, tone up or wait until you’ve dropped a clothes size to take part in a personal branding shoot. You aren’t defined by any number; be that on the scales, in the labels of your clothes or how many years you’ve been in the world. You are perfect, right now, in this very moment. You deserve good things right now. The longer you wait, you might become more/less of something else. Besides, if you do find yourself sporting rock-hard abs in six months’ time, you’ve got a killer set of images to document that journey!

DO I GET TO CHOOSE THE IMAGES I WANT?

Yes! After your shoot, you’ll receive access to your very own private, password-protected gallery, which will include proof images of the best shots from your personal branding shoot. There’s always a wide range of poses, from which you’ll be able to choose your favourite images for me to apply, some light, discreet retouching magic to. You will have 14 days to make your selection.

AMAZING

Tigz not only understood the brief but also had such

a deep knowledge of posing and how to direct

– Laura Payne-Stanley –

DO YOU PROVIDE OUTFITS?

Raymond James Hitchin Summer Social at Hitchin Lavender photographed by Hertfordshire Personal Branding Photographer © Tigz Rice Ltd 2023. http://www.tigzrice.com 

I don’t personally provide any wardrobe or styling. However, I do work with some incredible personal stylists, who offer a range of services from colour analysis to full shoot styling, providing handpicked clothes and accessories tailored to your individual requirements. If you would like to add on a personal styling package to your personal branding photoshoot, please ask me during our consultation for more information.

SHOULD I GET MY HAIR AND MAKE-UP DONE?

There’s nothing better than a full pamper session in my opinion, taking the pressure off you to make sure you’re winged eyeliner is even, or you’re having the best possible hair day! My resident stylists all have cruelty-free (and vegan where possible) styling kits and can work to your skin’s individual care needs. If you would like to add one of my resident hair and make-up artists to your personal branding shoot package, please ask during your consultation. You deserve to feel amazing.

CAN I DO MY OWN HAIR AND MAKEUP?

Of course, if you’re comfortable doing your own hair and makeup to a professional standard, please do!

SHOULD I GET A SPRAY TAN?

Please, please do NOT get a spray tan! Whilst it may be tempting to add a little sun-kissed glow to your skin before you personal branding session, more often than not your spray tan will appear streaky, patchy or orange/green (yes, green) on camera, I guarantee it. Since fixing fake tan is not something I include in my retouching, you may need to pay for additional retouching costs. You’ll also need to sign a contract that says you are personally responsible for covering the cleaning costs of any fittings and fixtures stained with any fake tan during your shoot. All to say, I personally recommend ditching the fake tan and rocking bare skin.

Hertfordshire Graphic Designer Hallmarked Design Sarah Monte-Colombo's Personal Branding Shoot with Branding By Tigz © Tigz Rice Ltd 2021. http://www.tigzrice.com
London burlesque performer Jessica's' empowering boudoir shoot at Proud Embankment with UK empowerment photographer Tigz Rice
WHAT’S YOUR POLICY ON BODY RE-SHAPING?

Whiskey Sours Band Promo Photoshoot by Personal Branding Photographer Tigz Rice 

All bodies are beautiful and therefore I try to refrain from any extensive body re-shaping. I might pull out an elastic indentation from your clothing – or add a little more volume to your hair – but that’s about it most of the time. Let me show you the natural beauty I see in you.

HOW MUCH RETOUCHING WILL YOU DO?

I want you to look and feel like you on your very best day. No digital surgery happens here, we’ll focus on getting it right in camera with perfect posing, flawless lighting & lots of attention to detail. When you look at your unedited proofs, you’ll feel amazing knowing that’s really YOU. I’ll then work my discreet magic to correct exposure, straighten, crop & adjust the white balance to make your images pop. Of course, if you have specific retouching requests, or you’d prefer a fully polished editorial glow, let me know! (Additional retouching charges may apply)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR RETOUCHING?

Simply put, anything that’s not mentioned in the FAQ above. Retouching requests that I charge for include: fixing fake tan and tan lines, repairing holes in tights, retouching ill-fitting clothing, filling in grown-out nail extensions or chipped nail varnish, colouring hair roots, removing body hair, fixing the soles of shoes, removing excessive bruising, tattoo removal and extensive body re-shaping.

CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP OUT MY SCARS?

I always like to think of scars as body stories – they document our journey and how we reached this moment. They are perfect imperfections that make us unique individuals. I won’t retouch your scars unless you specifically ask me to, but If you need a little help connecting with your beautiful new reflection, I’m here to help gently guide that journey. Whether you’re proudly displaying your scars in every photo, giving us the tiniest peek to acknowledge their presence, or want to talk about retouching options, we can work to your comfort levels, wherever they may be. If your scars are small and easy to remove, then this will be covered as part of my signature retouching. Extensive scar removal may incur an additional retouching fee, which will be discussed and agreed with you in advance.

MINI BRAND SHOOT DAY

smash your 2024 goals with

gorgeous new brand images

you deserve to exist in photos

CAN I SUBMIT IMAGES TO MAGAZINES / NEWS?

Lisa Wallace of The Wallace Parenting Club's Personal Branding Shoot with Branding By Tigz © Tigz Rice Ltd 2021. https://brandingbytigz.com

Yes! Please make sure the publication includes a credit line for Tigz Rice. If its an online publication and you can get them to link the photo credit to www.tigzrice.com I’ll love you even more! If the image appears in a publication without credit, a licensing fee will be charged.

CAN I PUT THE IMAGES ON MY WEBSITE/SOCIALS?

Yes of course! Please do not put any filters over the images and make sure to include a credit line – you can find me on Facebook, TikTok, Twitter & Instagram.

For websites, please include a URL link to https://www.tigzrice.com.

CAN I USE THE IMAGES IN MY UPCOMING BOOK?

Permission to include the photographic materials in published books and e-books is not included in this contract, but may be licensed for an additional fee. Please email me with details of the publication (Title, Publisher, No of Editions, Print Run Size, Territories, Languages, etc) and I can give you a quote for a license.

CAN I USE THE IMAGES IN PAYWALLED CONTENT?

Yes of course! Please include a credit line linking to https://www.tigzrice.com

CAN I SELL THE IMAGES?

No. Copyright remains with Tigz Rice. Please do not sell prints, create calendars, submit images to stock libraries or sell usage rights to any third parties without written permission from Tigz Rice.

Jolie Papillon wears Deco Haus dress at Mr Foggs Tavern © Tigz Rice Studios 2017. http://www.tigzrice.com
Cardiff Empowerment Coach Dannielle Jones' Personal Branding Shoot in Bristol with UK Personal Branding Photgrapher © Tigz Rice Ltd 2023. http://www.tigzrice.com
CAN I BE YOUR ASSISTANT?

It’s incredibly rare, but every so often I do need an assistant for a larger commercial shoot. If you would like to register your interest, please send me an email via the contact page with a professional cover letter and CV with references.

DO YOU OFFER TF OR COLLABORATION SHOOTS?

Honestly, it is very rare that I say yes to TF or collaborative work these days unless you’re offering me the opportunity to shoot something EPIC. For example, if you’re offering me guaranteed publication by a well-respected title, or granting me once-in-a-lifetime access to a photoshoot location that would otherwise be impossible to shoot in. If you think you’ve got something that falls into the EPIC category, please feel free to ask.

DO YOU OFFER WORK EXPERIENCE?

I do not. However, I do offer one-to-one training and mentorship if you are looking to get a jump start in the world of personal branding and/or empowerment photography. You can find out more about my mentoring and styled shoot day opportunities here.

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