What to expect when we work together

Check out the process, and read some FAQs



It's important to get to know you, and your business, talent or project, a little bit ahead of the photoshoot, as well as find out what you want to show off. I'll ask you a few questions to help me start planning, and if you go for a Big Deal session we'll also chat beforehand and work on a mood board together. This prep means we really maximise shooting time to get really awesome results.



The goal is to capture your personality and make pictures that you love, so while I will direct you, I will also be guided by you. Think of us a team! Throughout the photoshoot I will make sure you are as comfortable as possible (even if you are super shy) and make the experience fun. With a bit of luck you will lose all your inhibitions and forget you are being photographed, and feel more like you are hanging out with a friend.



Within two weeks of your photoshoot your photos will be edited in my signature style. Retouching is light and natural (brightening eyes, naturally evening out skin tone and removing any minor blemishes). I will send you with a private online gallery, where you can select your favourites to download, and order any extras outside of the included number. If we are doing a virtual shoot you will end up with all of the pictures!


How many people can have a photoshoot?

That depends on the session you book. Take a look at the Head Hunter package, which is designed for small groups of people or have a chat with me about the Big Deal, in case you are an awesome twosome or work with a small perfectly formed team.

Is it okay for a partner or friend to accompany me on the photoshoot?

Yes of course, if you need assistance or for moral support. Usually it's better to work 1:1 as you won't have to feel self conscious that your partner or friend are watching. Just give me the heads up in advance if you are bringing someone. But please let your plus one know that they can’t take any photos during the session nor take part in the photoshoot.

How long is the photoshoot?

The sessions are from 1 to 4 hours depending on which you choose. You can also upgrade to add on extra time. Please get in touch about adding time.

What time does the photoshoot start?

At a mutually convenient time agreed in advance. Let's chat!

Where will the photoshoot take place?

Outdoors or on location, we'll agree the exact spot when you book. Please understand that the street is our studio unless I am coming to your workshop or office.

What if it rains?

We will keep an eye on the weather and if it's looking dodgy we'll reschedule the day before free of charge. If we get caught in the rain on the day, we'll have to improvise and find sheltered spots!

Do you provide hair and make-up services?

No, but you can book that for yourself beforehand if you wish. But styling your hair and doing your make-up as you normally do it is totally cool.

What should I wear?

Anything that is comfortable, well fitting, and makes you feel good. Bold colours are great as you can see from our portfolio! We recommend against solid white or black, unless that is part of your unique style.

Can I get changed during the photoshoot?

Absolutely, there are public toilets that you will be able to change in, or alternatively you can bring accessories or different coats to change your look quickly and easily. Please understand that the time it takes you to change is within the booked time slot for the shoot.

How soon will I get the photos after the photoshoot?

No longer than two weeks (unless I advise you otherwise before you book), usually much much sooner. 

How many photos will I have to choose from?

You will be able to review a curated selection, the number will depend on how many great shots we got in the particular session. All will be edited according to our signature style (as seen throughout this website) and lightly retouched.

Can I buy extra photos?

Yes, of course! Additional photos are £15 per digital file, or 5 extras for £50 - bargain! You can select them in your private gallery and then we sort out the transfer and you will be able to download everything all together.

Who owns the copyright of the images?

Polly Rusyn Photography retains all copyright of the images and they could be used on the website and social media to promote the biz. I will never use them for “commercial use”, such as using your face to sell cat food, without your permission! You will have license to use the photos for personal use such as on your website, social media etc, but you are also restricted from using them for “commercial use” or altering them in any way, without prior agreement.

Can I have the RAW files?

Nope, sorry. RAW files are the "ingredients" files. They contain all the digital information needed to create the final images, however they are not the finished product; and how they are edited and retouched is part of my artistic identity, and I'm very proud of the “look” of my photos, and have my name attached to! You will have access to both high and low resolution digital JPEG files.

How do I book?

Just choose the session that suits you best, send me an email including as much information about what you are looking for as possible so we can start plotting. You’ll need to sign a contract and make payment in full in order to secure the booking.