Booking Page

You can use this form to book your session, once you've selected a time you’ll get an email to confirm the shoot - it also includes details and advice about what to wear for the shoot but if you’ve got any questions just drop me an email: mail@tombarkerphotography.com

We'll meet at the Blue Orange Theatre and have a quick chat before jumping into the session, if the weather is clear we'll be shooting outdoors near St.Paul's Square. If it's raining there'll be a backup plan to shoot indoors in a studio environment.

I’d recommend to wear something you feel comfortable and confident in, I like to shoot a few different looks in a session so bring a couple of options. 3-4 is a good number so we can narrow down ideas during the shoot. Just small differences to colour, texture & neckline can make a big difference to the overall look of your headshots, don't just bring three tops that are all very similar... think about variety.

I don’t have a set of colours that I recommend as different options can work better for different people, the only colour I tend to avoid is white as it’s brightness can be distracting as can some large logos (small ones are fine). Patterns can be nice as long as they’re not too busy and it might be worthwhile bringing a jacket/coat or something with a collar as it can work well in some situations. Newer clothing will obviously look nicer than older items but don’t feel that you have to buy anything new to wear to the shoot. If you do buy anything and want to keep the tags on to return it afterwards that's fine we can easily hide them.

I would recommend to bring something warm you can quickly throw on in-between shooting so you don't get too cold.

For guys If you have any blemishes that you would prefer to be covered up it's best to not do so with makeup but for me to do when editing your images. I take a subtle approach to editing so I never take anything out that's permanent but i'm happy to reduce anything that's just temporary. We can discuss this in further detail during your shoot.

For ladies with makeup it’s best to arrive with your makeup done or nearly done, you can freshen up before we start shooting. I’d normally recommend to just wear your makeup as you normally would to a casting, with just one addition - to use a matte finishing powder after foundation, i’ve found this really helps makeup look natural and gives a smooth skin-tone that doesn’t appear to be retouched once the images are finished.

Don't wear too much makeup, we want to make sure we can see you in the photos.

If you have any blemishes that you would prefer to be covered up it's best to not do so with makeup but for me to do when editing your images. I take a subtle approach to editing so I never take anything out that's permanent but i'm happy to reduce anything that's just temporary. We can discuss this in further detail during your shoot.

As we'll be shooting outdoors changes to outfits can be a little tricky but I usually recommend to wear a vest top or something similar so you can easily put different outfits on over the top rather than having to fully get changed - we can always nip back to the theatre to get changed if you need to.

I'll be in touch a few days before your shoot but if you have any questions in the meantime feel free to ask :)