Where is your studio?

My studio is close to Carnaby St, right in the heart of Soho.  Super close to Oxford Circus, so easy for all Londoners to get to, and easy to find if you're travelling from outside of London.


If you want to do a combination of studio and location photos, Soho is a photographer's dream!  There is unlimited choice for my favourite backdrops of quirky doorways, brick walls, postered walls, little side streets, pretty cafe and bars...

Can you travel to me?

If you want to shoot purely location images and if you prefer to shoot in your local area / favourite spots, I'm happy to travel anywhere within Central London.  Covent Garden, Southbank and Shoreditch are other favourites.

What should I wear?

Bring a selection of your favourite tops.  For sessions that are exclusively headshots, I recommend bringing tops or shirts that are a solid colour, or with a discrete pattern.  Bright colours that pop, or neutral colours that compliment are best.  

If we're shooting a larger variety for dating photos, feel free to bring more of a selection to show more of your personal style.  Bring jackets,  jumpers, accessories etc for layering.  Most of the photos will be from the waist up, so two bottom-half options are more than enough.  We'll go through all the options together at the start of the shoot.

How should I do my make-up?

I'd recommend keeping it natural and fresh, or how you most often wear your make-up.  If we're shooting more than one look, there's time to mix-it up with a dash of a bright lipstick, or smoky eye.  If you'd like a professional make-up artist to do your make-up before the shoot, I have a couple of talented ladies who would be happy help.

For your hair, it's nice to have the option of hair down and up, so bring a brush or comb and hairbands or grips to be able to style your hair in a couple of different ways.

Should I shave?

If you normally are clean-shaven, yes.  If not, then keep your stubble or beard.  These photos are all about you on a good day, and if that good day involves you rocking your designer stubble, then that's how I want you to arrive.  If you want the option of both, we can!  Simply pack your razor and shaving gel.

Have another question?    Ask away!  Email me: helen@helenshotme.com / Call me: 07864 138 692