What is ‘woke’?
1. a simple past term of wake.
A subjective term, woke typically refers to a person who is aware, intellectually curious and unafraid of recognizing truth.
Relevantly, Woke Beauty is about awakening women to recognize and appreciate their own inherent beauty.
Where are you based?
I live in Austin, Texas and consider Santa Barbara my second home (ahem, hello LA ladies!).
Do you travel?
Do I! The first time I got on a plane was at the ripe age of 10 days old. I don’t know how not to travel. In fact, I frequently fly places for work and play. If you’re outside of Austin, I am more than happy to come to you.
How soon will I get my photographs?
You will receive your full, beautiful online gallery within two weeks.
Do you only shoot outdoors?
Nature is my favorite studio. However, some of my favorite portraits have been taken in tiny, studio apartments, warehouses, office buildings, even park bathrooms! I also have a lovely list of studios around Austin that provides beautiful, varied spaces.
Can you teach me how to pose?
Absolutely. In fact, I model part time so I know just what it feels like to have a camera pointing at you. If posing is a concern for you, fear not! I’ll happily provide posing materials in your mood board and physically show you what to do (even if I look crazy silly doing it).
How much money should I expect to spend?
You can spend anywhere from $325 $2,000 depending on desired a la carte items: wardrobe, hair and makeup, location expenses. I offer two payments for all clients and special payment plans for those who need more time. I fully understand financial stress and urge you to save before committing! My photographic process is worth every cent and I want you to relish in the joy it has to offer.
How do I book a session?
Contact me (Riley) via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a mood board?
Ahh, the beloved mood board. My mood boards are special arrangements of images and text intended to evoke feelings, inspiration and excitement for your photo session. They will be customized based on the answers you provide in the questionnaire I send you. They’ll contain helpful tips, wardrobe suggestions and even posing materials.
Can you provide makeup services?
This is an a la carte option and separate from The Woke Beauty Session (I’m a huge fan of DIY/eau naturelle). See pricing to learn more!