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?
I will send you 1-3 of my favorite images within 24 hours because who doesn’t love a little sneak peek?! You will receive your full, beautiful online gallery within two weeks.
Do you only shoot outdoors?
Nature is my favorite studio. However, I love shooting indoors too. Some of my favorite portraits have been taken in tiny, studio apartments, warehouses, office buildings, even park bathrooms! I also offer an a la carte option for all of my sessions: my favorite natural light studio, One Eleven East. Think white brick, wooden floors, gorgeous light pouring in through vintage windows…so dreamy.
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?
A Woke Beauty session is $500. Some clients will spend up to $1,250 depending on desired a la carte items, wardrobe and location expenses. I offer two payments for all clients, special payment plans for those who need more time and a 10% discount for entrepreneurs. 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!
Do you offer other packages?
I offer Woke Beauty minis. Check out pricing to learn more!
Why do you only photograph women?
Well, to be honest, I don’t. I photograph weddings, events, editorials and even some sports stuff too. Down time isn’t really my thing. However, for this platform my mission is to photograph women in an effort to show them their beauty- the beauty I see. It’s not that I don’t like men (in fact, I love them) and my intention isn’t to make this a thing about gender. I have simply found a need for this type of photographic process with women. Many have actually asked me for it! (Saying no isn’t really my thing either.)